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Favorite Actors Favorite Roles

I was thinking about actors who so embodied the role that you forgot the actual actor. The first that immediately came to mind was George Clooney… 318 more words

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On this day in Film History (part 2): Return of the Jedi (1983), the saga concludes (or does it?)

Until the release of The Force Awakens (2015), Return of the Jedi stood as the definitive conclusion to the Star Wars saga. And what a conclusion it had to be, there were multiple loose ends to tie up: Han Solo had to be rescued from Jabba the Hutt; Luke needed to reconcile/accept the fact that his father was Darth Vader; the Rebel Alliance needed to defeat the Imperial fleet and most importantly, the Emperor needed to be defeated. 1,695 more words


On this day in Film History (part 1): Star Wars, the one that started it all! (1977)

I have to start this post with a significant piece of irony: everyone knows that the Star Wars franchise is now owned by Disney, but did you know that it was almost that way from the beginning? 1,107 more words


On this day in Film History: Mission Impossible 2 (2000)

On this day in film history, sixteen years ago, Mission Impossible 2 was released to theaters. This sequel to the original finds Ethan Hunt in pursuit of a bioterrorist and former IMF agent Sean Ambrose (Dougray Scott) who is planning to unleash a powerful bioweapon named Chimera (which becomes fatal if not cured within 20 hours of exposure) while a pharmaceutical company will rake in a fortune by being the only group to possess the known cure: Bellerophon. 327 more words


On this day in Film History: Mission Impossible, Round 1

(a day late, but interesting nonetheless!)

Incredibly, the first Mission Impossible film opened in theaters 20 years ago! The story finds IMF agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) on the run after a mission goes wrong and kills the rest of his team. 297 more words


This Day in Disney History May 23rd

1929-Mickey Mouse cartoon The Karnival Kid is released.

1931-Silly Symphony Cartoon The China Plate is released.

1982-Television show Computers are People too! airs.

1983-Disney Legend George Bruns dies. 90 more words


75 Years of Film: 1945--Anchors Aweigh

This is a continuing series studying film and history changes, one movie year at a time. For a brief introduction and a list of all movies discussed so far (and to join in those discussions yourself), … 1,007 more words

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