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Oscars Countdown Begins!

Recently, the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Golden Globes nominations were announced AND the Critics Choice Awards were given out. Though, each in their own way are not necessarily direct precursors for Oscar nominations, these three awards “usually” gives us a pretty good idea who might or might not be nominated for Academy Awards, […]

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2016 National Film Registry Selections

Attention all filmies: the 2016 selection of the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry list was recently announced. From https://www.loc.gov/programs/national-film-preservation-board/about-this-program/ The National Film Registry selects 25 films each year showcasing the range and diversity of American film heritage to increase awareness for its preservation. For more info, https://www.loc.gov/programs/national-film-preservation-board/film-registry/ Here are the 2016 titles, along The […]

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In Memory of Steven Hill: 1922-2016

Known to most of us from the hit and long-running crime TV show Law and Order, where Hill played curmudgeonly fair district attorney Adam Schiff, Hill’s acting career goes back decades and covers early television, a recurring role on Mission: Impossible, and a variety of movies. Billy Bathgate Brighton Beach Memoirs  A Child is Waiting […]

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In Memory of Gene Wilder: 1933-2016

Starring in some of the most iconic comedies of all time, Wilder first made a name for himself with dramatic roles on Broadway and on television.  Enter writer/director Mel Brooks with this film The Producers in 1968 to seal Wilder’s comic fate forever.  He proceeded to star in two more of Brooks’ films, Blazing Saddles […]

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