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  • Classic movie lovers gift guide: Best books and Blu-rays
    Classic movie lovers gift guide: Best books and Blu-rays
    Need a last-minute gift for the classic movie lover on your list? You can't go wrong with a book about the greatest film directors of the '40s and '50s, or memoirs from actresses Ava Gardner, Sophia Loren and Anjelica Huston.You can...
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    Review of 'Memory' from 2006, starring Billy Zane
    Memory (2006) is a low-budget thriller starring Billy Zane (Titanic), with supporting roles from Tricia Helfer, Terry Chen, Dennis Hopper and Ann-Margret. The film was directed by Bennett Joshua Davlin, who also wrote the novel from which the film...
  • Drunk History Season I & II
    Drunk History Season I & II
    Drunk History was inspired by a conversation the creator of the show, Derek Waters, had with actor Jake Johnson (New Girl). Johnson was drunk and told Waters a crazy story about Otis Redding predicting the plane he was getting on was going to...
  • Hunting Horror
    Lovecraftian Beasties: Hunting Horror
    From 1918 to 1932, H.P. Lovecraft wrote a series of dark fantasy short stories and novellas that have since been called the “Dream Cycle.” These works of fiction all take place in Lovecraft’s “Dreamlands,” a strange,...
  • “The Hobbit” wins the battle of the new movies at the box office
    “The Hobbit” wins the battle of the new movies at the box office
    There were three new movies that came out this weekend and they were the top three movies at the box office. It is no surprise that the latest Hobbit movie is the one that tops them all.The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies had a strong opening...
  • Billie Whitelaw
    Actress Billie Whitelaw has died
    Stage and screen actress Billie Whitelaw died on Sunday December 21, 2014 at a London nursing home. She was 82 years old.Billie Whitelaw was born “Billie Honor Whitelaw” on June 6, 1932 in Coventry Warwickshire. Debuting on radio when...
  • 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' (1965) original movie poster
    12 days of Christmas part 10: 'a Charlie Brown Christmas' (1965)
    Among the most revered of Christmas flicks, “A Charlie Brown Christmas” might be the star at the top of the hierarchical tree. It’s funny, touching, and features a jazzy Vince Guaraldi soundtrack. Appealing to both kids and...
  • The Hobbit Battle of the Five Armies
    Weekend box office: 'The Hobbit' finale claims victory over new releases
    “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” won the battle for the box office this weekend. From Friday to Sunday the film, which is the third and final installment in Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” trilogy, grossed $56.2...
  • Two Jews On The Interview
    'The Interview' the film you won't see, at least for awhile
    By Joan Alperin SchwartzI can't imagine that there is anyone on planet Earth that hasn't heard of 'The Interview'. Unfortunately, the news about Sony being hacked and the pulling this film has definitely overshadowed this comedy...
  • Actor Richard Armitage
    'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Thorin did not understand capitalism
    Watching “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” one comes to the inescapable conclusion that a lot of the trouble in the second half of the movie could have been avoided if Thorin Oakenshield had known a few things about...
  • Annie
    Movie review: 'Annie' (2014)
    The latest remake of the musical “Annie” tries a bit too hard to be modern while remaining the same safe, traditional, clichéd story. But you know what? That’s okay, because this new “Annie” is a whole lot of fun...
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    Review: Calvary
    It is no great controversial statement to say that at least Western society has entered a very secular age. Religion is losing the grip that it once had over society as more scandals and controversies erupt across the globe. Some may be turned off...
  • The Man Who Came to Dinner
    Daily holiday film recommendation: 'The Man Who Came to Dinner' (1942)
    Airing on TCM December 24 at 8 PM ESTWriters Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman based the character of Sheridan Whiteside in their play “The Man Who Came to Dinner” on real life critic and radio personality Alexander Woollcott. They were...
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    Review: Obvious Child
    There has be an upswing of funny women in film and television nowadays to pick up the mantle of the likes of Joan Rivers and Nora Ephron among others. Independent film has also returned to its roots to give good, singular, voices the right to tell...
  • Foxcatcher
    Movie Review of "Foxcatcher"
    After perusing the Friday weekend guide for movies, I once again found a glut of lousy films and animation (not that animation is lousy, but I wasn’t in the mood); so I went out “indie” hunting and came out with a beaut: &ldquo...