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American Masters: The Life of Jack Palance

He is the non-stop he-man star of “The Big Knife”, but his own story is almost too unbelievable for film. This biography, part of the fantastic “American Masters” series of paperbacks, is a fun and jaw-dropping adventure in to the life of a guy who never met a challenge he couldn’t lick. 98 more words

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#ClassicsTuesday - The Big Knife (1955)

The Big Knife (1955) – Some stories follow a hero’s journey toward redemption. This one follows a tormented famous Hollywood actor for whom life gets tough, then tougher, then ugly, then dangerous, and finally overwhelming. 217 more words

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Stranger On Horseback (1955)

Surprisingly short western at 65 minutes for a Joel McCrea oater from director Jacques Tourneur.

While no where near the best from either of these two it does offer a slightly different style western from a story by Louis L’Amour. 547 more words

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Day 20 of Noirvember: Homme Noir Discoveries, or "How I Got My Big Break"

Today’s celebration of Noirvember takes a look at the paths that three of my favorite noir actors took to reach the land of noir.

After working in such varied posts as engineer for a meatpacking firm and floor walker in the lingerie department at Chicago’s Marshall Field’s department store, Burt Lancaster ( 403 more words

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Being a responsible parent 2: Hawk the Slayer

Seeing as I’m taking the high road and setting out to make sure that Finn can safely watch any manner of movies without untold trauma, nightmares and growing up into a serial killer, I’m taking it on myself to watch as many of the films I saw as a kid to see how “Family friendly” they are. 1,281 more words


Baby Prozac

From the moment that the doctor declared I was a girl and smacked my alabaster ass, I’ve been a bit off.

I started to display signs of mental problems as young as 2 years old. 452 more words


So Bad It's Good: The Proudly Formulaic, Brazenly Homoerotic 'Tango & Cash'

Bad movies are not a simple matter. There are nearly as many categories of terrible movies as there are for great ones: there are films that are insultingly stupid ( 1,559 more words