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Happy Birthday John Wayne

Happy Birthday , Duke


” On his paper route in Glendale, California, Marion and Duke would stop to visit the local firemen at the fire station.

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They Still Write Westerns?

Yeah, evidently they do. And I just read a really good one. I would never have picked up a western on my own, but Gav, Simon, Kate and Rob of… 745 more words

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The Searchers (1956)

#12 –‘The Searchers’

During the 1950s movie goers seemed to be drawn to two kinds of film genres. First would have to be musicals. The 50s saw the release of some of the most popular musicals of all time like… 623 more words

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Retro Book Review: Jonathan Lethem's Girl in Landscape (1998)

When Girl in Landscape landed in my mailbox, I wasn’t expecting much. My science fiction reading group had collectively decided on Lethem’s novel because one of our members, a professor, wanted to teach it in his class on John Wayne in the Fall. 555 more words

Happy Birthday Dear...Melissa Gilbert


Born on 8th May 1964 was American actress Melissa Gilbert. Let’s take a moment to wish Melissa a happy birthday…

Melissa won multiple Young Artist Awards for her portrayal of Laura Ingalls on the television series Little House on the Prairie. 91 more words

Television & Movies

Let's Go Home, Ellie

Perhaps the most affecting AAA title in recent memory, with a tightly wound narrative calcified by solid performances from Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker, Naughty Dog’s 2013 effort… 141 more words

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The Whedon Western From 'Serenity' to 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

After having recently watched both Joss Whedon’s first big screen writer-director debut, Serenity, and his most recent writer-director film, Avengers: Age of Ultron, I was struck by a shared theme, in fact, a theme that is most at home in the classic Western. 939 more words

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