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Spotlight On: Natalie Wood

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One of the most tragic tales in Hollywood history was that of the short life of Natalie Wood. Her acting career began while she was a child and landed a high profile role… Continue reading

Spotlight On: Bette Davis

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From a young naive woman with distinctive eyes to a full-fledged Hollywood icon the career of Bette Davis is full the stuff of legend. With a whopping 10 Oscar nominations and a filmography… Continue reading

Spotlight On: Peter Straub

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His mother wanted him to be a wholesome minister, but Peter Straub became something else entirely. He had a passion for writing which he pursued but did not find much of note. That… Continue reading

Spotlight On: Tod Browning

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Throughout the history of film there have been no shortage of colorful and fascinating characters behind the camera sitting in the director’s chair. But few have been as colorful or fascinating as Tod… Continue reading

Spotlight On: Myrna Loy

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Having moved to Los Angeles in her early teens, Myrna Loy quickly caught the acting bug and as she got older, Loy tried to move into the burgeoning movie industry. For a long… Continue reading

Spotlight On: Edward D. Wood Jr.

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Usually when you were regarded as the worst at something you are not remembered for it. That is what makes filmmaker Edward D. Wood Jr. so special, often dubbed “the Worst Director who… Continue reading

Spotlight On: Fred Williamson

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For years Fred Williamson was known for his action on the gridiron. As a player for the Oakland Raiders and later the Kansas City Chiefs, this hard hitting player even won a Super… Continue reading

Spotlight On: John Carpenter

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In the 1970’s the shift in horror films being more director driven had become fully entrenched in the genre. Directors like; George A. Romero, Tobe Hooper, and Roman Polanski had taken the genre… Continue reading

Spotlight On: Karyn Kusama

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Karyn Kusama’s career started out with two films that mostly flew under the radar. While neither Aeon Flux (2005) nor Girl Fight (2000) is lauded with much praise, they’re both solid entertaining pieces.… Continue reading

The Breakout Stars of ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’

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If you haven’t seen Kingsman: The Secret Service yet you should probably head to your local cinema the next chance you get to check it out. I can’t accurately put into words how… Continue reading