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A Reliably Forceful Brand

A Reliably Forceful Brand

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 14th 2017

One of the signature tough guys in movie history, Neville Brand (1920-1992), would have turned 97 yesterday. A much-decorated 10-year Army veteran who survived World War II combat, Brand talked to

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Valentine to Thelma

Valentine to Thelma

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 14th 2017

In addition to significant others, another worthy subset of Valentine’s Day honorees getting the hearts/flowers/hugs treatment are that of moms or mother figures. How appropriate too that February

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November Preorders / Killer Burt

November Preorders / Killer Burt

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 2nd 2016

On this All Souls Day of 2016, Twilight Time offers a startling assortment of new hi-def Blu-ray November 15 debuts that peer inside the dark, deadly minds and moods of the obsessed and the homicid

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Lancaster's Meaningful Thing

Lancaster's Meaningful Thing

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 8th 2016

When Thomas E. Gaddis’s Birdman of Alcatraz, the biography of a convicted murderer (1890-1963) who became a world-renowned ornithologist for his studies of avian behavior and diseases while serving

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The Bernstein Effect

The Bernstein Effect

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 4th 2016

Born 94 years ago today, film, stage and classical composer Elmer Bernstein (1922-2004) wrote melodies so intertwined with our cherished memories of favorite movies – among them grandiose period ep

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