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In Memory of Michael Nyqvist: 1960-2017

This Swedish actor didn’t make it big in Hollywood until 2009’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, based on the international bestselling crime novel by the late Stieg Larsson.  After that and the subsequent two movies in the Larsson series, his career flourished around the world. As It Is In Heaven (Swedish) Colonia (also on […]

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LEAN ON ME, director John Avildsen, on-set, 1989, ©Warner Bros. /

In Memory of John G. Avildsen: 1935-2017

Winning a Best Director Oscar for 1976’s Rocky, Avildsen was one of the top directors of the day.  He followed his success of Rocky with directing the movies of the Karate Kid franchise in the 1980s. The Formula Joe The Karate Kid (1984) The Karate Kid Part II (1986) Lean On Me Rocky (also on […]

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Oscar Nominations!

On Tuesday, January 24th, the nominations for the 89th Annual Academy Awards we announced.  Many of the nominees were givens, but there were some surprises (i.e. Nicole Kidman for Lion) and some snubs (Tom Hanks as actor and Clint Eastwood as director for Sully were left out in the cold). For a more detailed account […]

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