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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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In Memory of James Horner: 1953-2015

James Horner was a famed and Oscar-winning composer of contemporary classic films, including Aliens and Titanic, for which he won Academy Awards for both Best Original Score and Best Original Song. His career began slow in the late 1970s, but after two big successes in 1982 (48 Hrs. and Star Trek III: The Search For […]

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DVD Review: The Theory of Everything

I will be honest upfront: I find that I like biopics, especially those based on individuals who have to overcome tremendous obstacles. I am also a sucker for “un-actor-like” roles…meaning the actor or actress plays someone 360 degrees from their own self. But (and this is the very big stipulation) only if done well. Very […]

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DVD Review: Whiplash

I saw Whiplash late one night at the end of a three-movie-day before the Oscars in February, so I was tired and my eyelids were fighting me when seeing movie number three. As soon as Whiplash began, sleepiness was the furthest thing from my mind. I was captivated, disturbed, angry, shocked, and afraid. The movie […]

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