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A Promise is A Promise ...... The Royal Tenenbaums Review by Aletia McKinnon

Around the house here Number 2 Son Kirk has a young lady he seems to be spending quite a bit of time with and for her Grade 11 Media Studies class she was to hand in a paper on a film of her choosing so she went about watching the films of Wes Anderson and settled on this effort which I must happily point out is one of my go to films starring Gene Hackman. 529 more words

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The Brighton Strangler (1945)

New Years Eve, a foggy night, Big Ben and a romantic couple on a rooftop where the young woman is about to uncover a deadly secret. 609 more words

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Trivial Pursuit : Silver Screen Edition Part 1

While I won’t take credit for knowing every answer in the famed trivia game that originated here in my home country of Canada I will say that when playing the movie edition I was quickly sought out as a team mate in a room full of people. 327 more words

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The Vengeance of She (1968)

With Kristina over at Speakeasy featuring two versions of H. Rider Haggard’s famed story (1935 and 1965) I thought it was time to look back at the sequel to the 1965 Hammer FilmsĀ release that featured Ursula Andress as “She who must be obeyed.” This time out the leading character is played by Olinka Berova subbing in for Miss Andress. 564 more words

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Cult of the Cobra (1955)

Universal International had a nice run of thrillers throughout the fifties once the Gothic horror phase had come to an end. None bigger than The Creature From the Black Lagoon. 617 more words

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A Second Chance at 007 Titles

Anytime you ever have a chance to talk movies with someone have you ever noticed that both you and he or she take a certain amount of pride in pointing out that “yes I saw that one in the theater when it first came out.” Depending on just how old you actually are films becomeĀ an easy way to date someone just by the titles they saw upon there initial release. 603 more words

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California Suite (1978)

I must say that with a cast like the one that turned up for this Neil Simon screenplay the laughs don’t come nearly as often as I would have liked though Walter Matthau delivered the goods in a slapstick performance. 599 more words

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