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A Movie A Day #21: A Case of Libel (1983, directed by Eric Till)

In the 1950s, at the height of the McCarthy era, no one is more feared than Boyd Bendix (Daniel J. Travanti), an acerbic, right-wing gossip columnist.   241 more words


Elvis Presley and Mary Tyler Moore in CHANGE OF HABIT (1969)

I’ve dedicated a handful of posts on this blog to Elvis Presley and may well have said, “this movie is special to me” each time. But this time I really mean it. 1,852 more words

Classic Movies

12 Films of Christmas #2: Elf

It’s pretty hard to come into an established industry with something new and find success.  And when it comes to holiday films and television specials, it seems like it’s especially hard. 1,099 more words


The Christmas Card

A well-meaning church lady sends a card overseas to “the troops” – and “Sarge” is touched by its generic rah-rah words of encouragement when he receives it in “Afghanistan.” The church lady, who is blonde and pretty in a buttoned-up, conservative way, sends a sexy picture along with it. 320 more words


Fort Apache, The Bronx (1981)

When an actor of Paul Newman’s stature signs up for any film role, that movie becomes another that winds up on the must see list. See it I did when it came out on home video in the VHS era for a weekend rental. 770 more words

Daily Take

Judge Dismisses Ed Asner Suit Vs. Actors' Equity; Small L.A. Theaters Must Pay Minimum Wage

A federal judge in Los Angeles has dismissed a lawsuit that would have prevented Actors’ Equity from requiring small L.A.-based theater companies that sign its contract to pay their actors at least minimum wage. 309 more words