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When I was a kid and started to get interested in reading more heavy material, I looked over my parents’ bookshelves and found a copy of the 1959 edition of 1984 by George Orwell. 977 more words


My Cousin Rachel (1952)-Reviewed by Anita ***

Currently a remake of My Cousin Rachel has just hit theaters.  I understand it is not doing too bad.  Before you see the newest version I would like to invite you to see George Cukor/Henry Koster’s  version starring Richard Burton as Philip Ashley and the lovely Olivia de Havilland as Rachel Sangaletti Ashley. 275 more words


The Becket Moment: Father's Day for Fathers to Be

The die is cast, Thomas.
~ King Henry II (Peter O’Toole) in Becket

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From National Catholic Register

Equus (1977)

Dir. Sidney Lumet
Premiered October 14, 1977

Usually, it’s a novel. While this practice hasn’t completely gone away, it seems that any and every trashy nonfiction bestseller in the 70s would get an adaptation and get it fast. 741 more words


Thursday Thoughts

Lawn Service
For years now, Bill has taken care of our yard, and beautifully, I might add. This is no easy task, as we sit on a third of an acre, and most of it is in our back yard. 699 more words


Most Expensive Movie Ever? It’s a Battle Between ‘Pirates,’ ‘Cleopatra’ and ‘Avatar’

Tim Gray writes: June 12 marks the anniversary of the 1963 world premiere of “Cleopatra.” It raises the question: Who starred in the most expensive Hollywood movie ever — Johnny Depp or… 260 more words


Night of the Iguana (1964)

I probably knew more about what went on behind the scenes of this John Huston production then anything that actually happened in the film. Therefore I thought it was about time I corrected that and watched it for the first time and immediately began wondering why the hell it took me so long to finally do just that. 821 more words

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