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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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Stranger Things: Read, Watch and Listen

If (like me) you’re one of the more than 44 million people who have binged on the Netflix original series Stranger Things (TV-14); then you may find yourself hungry for more. If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, then you can read about the series here, but Stranger Things is basically a mash-up of Stephen King (think Stand By Me, Firestarter, The Shining, and […]

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In Memory of Michael Cimino: 1939-2016

Maverick writer/director Cimino skyrocketed to a Hollywood heavyweight after 1978’s The Deer Hunter became an international critical and commercial success.  After that, he never seemed to achieve the same level of acclaim, though 1980’s Heaven’s Gate did win him some publicity, but unfortunately not the positive kind.  Heaven’s Gate will go down in movie history […]

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