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Hailing Hoskins

Hailing Hoskins

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 26th 2016

A unique looking and much beloved screen actor born 74 years ago today described himself in one interview as a “cube” and “not even my mum would call me pretty.” In that same conversation recounted

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A Prayer for the Living

A Prayer for the Living

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 12th 2016

Opening 29 years ago yesterday on a date that would later become explosively fused with the tragic specter of global terrorism, A Prayer for the Dying (1987) was an ambitious attempt, based on a no

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Actor's Instinct

Actor's Instinct

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 16th 2016

The story goes that 27-year-old Richard Dreyfuss, who had pleased moviegoers and impressed critics with his work as Curt in American Graffiti, Baby Face Nelson in Dillinger (both 1973) and especia

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A Prayer for Your Troubles

A Prayer for Your Troubles

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 17th 2016

The luck of the Irish was not visited upon A Prayer for the Dying (1987), a moody and violent tone poem about an Irish Republican Army hitman (Mickey Rourke) whose conscience compels him to quit the

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He Won't Grow Up: Royal Flash

He Won't Grow Up: Royal Flash

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 9th 2015

Today in theatres, in keeping with its tagline “Every Legend Has a Beginning,” moviegoers will experience a new take on James M. Barrie’s boy who never grew up. Pan, starring Hugh Jackman as Blackb

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