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"THE MISSISSIPPI GAMBLER" (1953) Review

“THE MISSISSIPPI GAMBLER” (1953) Review

Tyrone Power’s career took a strange turn during the post-World War II years. Although he still managed to maintain his position as one of Twentieth Century Fox’s top stars during the remainder of the 1940s, something happened as the 1950s dawned. 1,177 more words

Movie Review

Film of the Day: THE HUSTLER (1961)

HOW CAN I LOSE?

Starring Paul Newman, Piper Laurie, Jackie Gleason and George C. Scott. Directed and written by Robert Rossen, who also wrote the screenplay for James Cagney’s Roaring Twenties (1939) and the Technicolor epic, Alexander the Great, starring Richard Burton (1956). 529 more words

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The Faculty (1998)

The Faculty is one of those movies that had been lying in wait for me to watch for a long time. I’d always heard, though I can’t for the life of me name the sources, that it was much better than anticipated; a smarter than the average horror movie. 1,096 more words

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My Piper Laurie

Of all the foolish expenditures of my misspent youth, the one that in retrospect seems the worst investment of all is–pool.

Not the kind with water and chlorine and big foam noodles that kids whack each other with–I mean pocket pool, billiards. 897 more words