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James Bond vs. Action Movies

Pre-opening night (November 5), I watched the 24th official James Bond installment, the fourth with Daniel Craig: Spectre.  I’ve heard everything that it is the best Bond film ever (please!) to it’s the best Daniel Craig Bond film (please!) to it’s OK.  Though, my opinion would fall somewhere between simply OK and making any sort […]

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In Memory of Maureen O’Hara: 1920-2015

The fiery redhead actress got her start in films in the late 1930s, though the 40s is when she really broke into Hollywood with films like 1947’s iconic holiday film Miracle on 34th Street and 1941’s How Green Was My Valley, directed with John Ford.  O’Hara’s relationship with Ford extended into the 1950s with films […]

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In Memory of Theodore Bikel: 1924-2015

Known most for his Broadway performances, including Captain Georg von Trapp in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music and Tevye in The Fiddler on the Roof, Bikel’s film roles were small but memorable.  He was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the Tony Curtis/Sidney Poitier film The Defiant […]

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In Memory of Omar Sharif: 1932-2015

Though most noted for his role as the title character, Dr. Yuri Zhivago, in the 1965 David Lean epic, Doctor Zhivago (based on the Boris Pasternak novel), Sharif had a varied and highly well-respected film career throughout the decades.  He had early fame as a key player in another Lean-directed classic, Lawrence of Arabia (1962), […]

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