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Ready to Ride Again

Ready to Ride Again

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 15th 2019

Welcome to the outlaw territory of movie remakes, where a later version of an all-time classic virtually never gets the love and respect accorded the original iteration. Such a fate befell the combina

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In His Own Words

In His Own Words

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 12th 2018

After decades of writing melodies ranging from cleverly ragtag to professionally functional to supremely memorable with words by Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers, following the

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Love and Kisses...Not

Love and Kisses...Not

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 27th 2017

Sixty years ago, Twentieth Century Fox made its share of movies involving comic and serious romances both natural and spicy, among them An Affair to Remember, Boy on a Dolphin, A Farewell to Arms,

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Cat's Championship Casting

Cat's Championship Casting

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 23rd 2017

Would the Western comedy favorite Cat Ballou (1965), which galloped onto movie screens 52 years ago tomorrow and became of its year’s Top 10 box-office hits, have the same audience-pleasing impact

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Family, Faith, Fairgoers – and a Birthday Boone

Family, Faith, Fairgoers – and a Birthday Boone

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 1st 2017

Seven weeks ago, singer/actor Pat Boone attended the red-carpet Hollywood premiere of his latest movie A Cowgirl’s Story (2017) and talked about the film’s message of family and faith, two key mark

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