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Conflict Smoothed by Chemistry

Conflict Smoothed by Chemistry

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 19th 2016

Moviemaking is often battlefield conflict, constant struggle, endless tinkering and self-inflicted wounds – even in the case of a now-iconic romance, burnished by time, that opened nationwide 43 yea

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Memories Before Me Before You

Memories Before Me Before You

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 3rd 2016

“I’ve been standing in the back of the theater during screenings, waiting to see who’s sniffing,” best-selling author Jojo Moyes told the Los Angeles Times’ Amy Kaufman. “If it’s not 70% or above, I

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Fashioning a Lady

Fashioning a Lady

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 16th 2016

Ray Stark felt that there was another movie to be made about the later career of his legendary mother-in-law Fanny Brice that would follow the events depicted in his stage and screen megahit Funny

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The Alternates

The Alternates

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 29th 2016

Congratulations are in order for the recipients of and fellow nominees vying for the 88th Annual Academy Awards® bestowed last night. As with any movie industry laurels, there are partisans and det

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Unamerican Times

Unamerican Times

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 24th 2015

On this date in 1947, a cloud descended upon popular culture that hasn’t fully dissipated to this day. A group of movie writers, producers and one director, later to be called “The Hollywood Ten,”

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