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Movies of 1988 Bracket Game: Big Vs. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

We are rounding out the second round of the Movies of 1988 bracket game.  After today’s match, we will have our final four.  Today’s contest is between two popular comedies both of which had some cross-generational appeal.  810 more words


Movies of 1988 Bracket Game: Coming to America Vs. Big

As this game illustrates, 1988 was a banner year for comedy.  In fact, renowned film critic Daffy Stardust wrote “1988 has to be considered one of the greatest years in the history of film comedies.”  So there you have it.  684 more words


Women to Watch - Genre; Shaking up male established cinematic conventions.

To open this film blog I am beginning with a first on two levels. This is not only this first post on the Projection Wall film blog but also the first in a series on women directed films and how they fit into a canon built primarily on the works of men. 1,528 more words

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

Awakenings (1990)

2017 #154
Penny Marshall | 116 mins | TV | 16:9 | USA / English | 12 / PG-13

Based on a true story, Awakenings tells of Dr Malcolm Sayer (Robin Williams), who stumbles across an element of responsiveness in previously catatonic patients on his hospital ward. 482 more words

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Still Talking About Gabe Kaplan

I really like the television show, “Welcome Back Kotter” and am glad it is airing on Antenna T.V. nightly at 6:30 P.M. Eastern Time.

All of the cast members were excellent on the now forty plus years old show. 258 more words


Childhood nickname given to actress/director Penny Marshall because she once saved pennies to buy a horse. Born 11/15/42 in the Bronx, New York, Carole Penelope Marsciarelli, a.k.a. 113 more words

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4 Shots From 4 Films (John Heard): Chilly Scenes Of Winter (1979), Cutter's Way (1981), After Hours (1985), Big (1988)

I know everyone knew John Heard from the Home Alone series, but he did others things as well. Early on he was even given lead roles. 50 more words