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Spy fans engage in throwing bricks from glass houses

Late next week, Mission: Impossible-Fallout reaches theaters. Some 007 fans aren’t happy, feeling the movie is, well, a ripoff.

Specifically, based on trailers, there are at least two segments of M:I-Fallout that seem “inspired” from previous Bond films: 477 more words

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Historian takes a brief look at North by Northwest

Michael Beschloss, a historian who writes about U.S. presidents, turned his attention over the weekend to North by Northwest.

Beschloss’ Twitter feed (@BeschlossDC) often notes the anniversary of major historical events, accompanied by photos and illustrations. 179 more words

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M:I-Fallout gets some love from critics

Mission: Impossible-Fallout is getting some positive reviews two weeks ahead of its release.

The sixth M:I film starring Tom Cruise and released by Paramount is due out the last weekend of this month. 337 more words

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1966: Dick Van Dyke takes on the spy craze

In the 1960s, many television shows did a take on the spy craze. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-66), one of the most acclaimed U.S. situation comedies, was no exception. 543 more words

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Happy Independence Day 2018

The blog’s traditional July 4 greeting: The cover to Strange Tales No. 167 featuring one of Jim Steranko‘s most memorable covers during his run on Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. 8 more words

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Harlan Ellison, passionate writer, dies at 84

Harlan Ellison, a writer who was passionate about his work and was willing to fight for it, has died at 84, according to an obituary published by… 682 more words

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Richard Irving: Key part of Universal's TV Factory

Another in a series about unsung figures of television.

Richard Irving was a major figure in the establishment of Universal’s television factory.

Irving, a one-time actor, helped get TV movies at Universal off the ground. 358 more words

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