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Forgotten Sequels to Classic Films

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It has been a Hollywood tradition for countless years that when a movie finds some kind of success the ball gets rolling on a sequel. With this business strategy there are bound to… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Dirty Dozen’

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During the Second World War, a demolition unit dubbed the Filthy Thirteen became like a real life version of the Suicide Squad or the Inglorious Basterds. A group of unscrupulous ne’er-do-wells who put… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Little Caesar’

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During the era of Pre Code Hollywood, gangster films proved to be big business for Warner Brothers. As those suffering during the Depression saw gangsters to an extent as folk heroes, it made… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Heavyweights’

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Beginning with 2005’s 40 Year Old Virgin, writer/director/producer Judd Apatow has been one of the top makers of comedy in Hollywood. Modern moviegoers know him from his many hit films, but early in… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘White Lightning’

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The 1970’s proved to be a great era for films set and immersed in the culture of the American South. One man who truly had a fondness for these kinds of films was… Continue reading

Classic Scene: ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

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“Singin’ in the Rain” Singin’ in the Rain (1952) Directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen The Scene: Feeling particularly elated, Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) strolls down the street after a good evening… Continue reading

The Disney Marathon: ‘Mulan’

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Last week we covered an older, more obscure part of the Disney oeuvre, an attempt to broaden the cultural diversity in their output. Now we’re jumping forward to more recent efforts where they…well…did… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover’

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Sometimes a movie’s reputation is built largely on how sparsely seen it is. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, & Her Lover was given a proper release in 1989 and despite a wealth… Continue reading

Westerns of John Ford & John Wayne

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It is not uncommon for a director to completely gel with a lead actor who they frequently turn to for their projects. Martin Scorsese has Robert DeNiro, John Huston had Humphrey Bogart, Billy… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Carnival of Souls’

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In the 1950’s and 1960’s teenagers emerged as a marketable demographic with money to spend, and one thing they enjoyed was going to the movies. Trying to appeal to the fast and loose… Continue reading