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After the Thin Man (1936)

The are six Thin Man films, After being the second in a series that spanned from 1934 to 1947. Like the first film, After the Thin Man is an off-the-wall comedy about a retired detective and his rich wife who solve crimes for fun in their spare time (that being all of their time). 509 more words


SPOTLIGHT: Brassy Pre-Code Blondell (VI)

Welcome to a new Film Friday, and the continuation of our spotlight series on the Pre-Code work of Joan Blondell (1906-1979), an iconic Warner dame known for her snappy speech and straight-shooting style. 759 more words


Sequel Syndrome – It’s not a New Thing

You know that awesome movie or book that becomes a sudden best-selling blockbuster? Everyone loves it, so what’s the next thing that happens? Yep – a sequel. 979 more words

Writings About Writing

The Kennel Murder Case (1933)

‘Oh, I don’t wear red flannel underwear.’

A rich businessman is found dead in a locked room. The police think it’s suicide, but detective Philo Vance thinks it’s murder. 410 more words

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Dessert is probably the most important stage of the meal, since...

Dessert is probably the most important stage of the meal, since it will be the last thing your guests remember before they pass out all over the table. 7 more words

William Powell

Dialogue Don'ts

Another misstep that can jolt readers from suspension of disbelief occurs when a character’s dialogue sounds phony, contrived, or inconsistent.

Developing an ear for dialogue takes practice. 1,097 more words

Redblacks seeking even footing with Argos in special-teams battle

William Powell has been thrown into the middle of the scramble for the Canadian Football League playoffs.

The 27-year-old running back and kickoff returner will receive his first taste of… 742 more words

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