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Whatever Happened to the Sweet & Happy Heroine?

I just spent the afternoon watching episodes of the 1970s television series Wonder Woman, starring the radiant Lynda Carter. What an adorable heroine she was. 194 more words

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Castle in the Sky (1986)

Castle in the Sky – IMDB 230/250

When I heard that Castle in the Sky was the next film on my IMDb list, I was pretty chuffed, as I am a big fan of East Asian cinema, and one of my favourite films of all time would have to be… 773 more words

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15 Emmy Fun Facts Leading Up to This Year's Awards

Awards season trivia is a seemingly never-ending well of facts and figures that, practically speaking, rarely amount to more than an extra point or two at your local bar’s trivia night. 659 more words


Film Review: 'Is That a Gun in Your Pocket?'

There are bad movies, and then there are worse movies, and then there are full-bore misfires such as “Is That a Gun in Your Pocket?” Loosely based on Aristophanes’ “Lysistrada” — the 2,000-year-old Greek play that previously has inspired everything from a Wild West movie musical (1955’s “The Second Greatest Sex”) to an undeservedly short-lived Broadway extravaganza  (“Lysistrada Jones,” a.k.a “Give It Up!”) to a Spike Lee Joint (“Chi-Raq”) — writer-director Matt Cooper’s smutty, smarmy farrago plays like the sort of wink-wink, nudge-nudge B-movie flotsam that might have amused habitués of Deep South drive-ins during the 1970s. 344 more words


Kiss Me Deadly - Robert Aldrich

“Kiss Me Deadly” (bizarrement traduit en français “En quatrième vitesse”) ressort en version restaurée. C’est LA bonne nouvelle de la rentrée cinéma. 1,191 more words


Mini-Review Monday: Young Frankenstein

Release: December 15, 1974

Story: Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (played by Gene Wilder), the grandson of mad scientist Victor Frankenstein, wants nothing to do with his grandfather’s monster creating work. 343 more words


Pure Imagination: Remembering Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder, who passed away August 29 after fighting Alzheimer’s, was known for playing appealingly quirky comedic characters. For one of his most iconic roles, as Willy Wonka in 1971’s “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” he sang the song “Pure Imagination.” The opening lyrics (by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley) mirror Wilder’s contribution to American film: “Come with me, and you’ll be, in a world of pure imagination…” 684 more words