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Unscripted Coincidences

Unscripted Coincidences

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 2nd 2017

As serendipity goes in the movie business, it just so happened that two prominent adaptation screenplays by now-90-year-old veteran scribe Alvin Sargent opened as major studio releases within days

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Chance Encounters

Chance Encounters

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 29th 2017

According to Janet L. Meyer’s 1998 Sydney Pollack: A Critical Filmography chapter on Bobby Deerfield (1977), which opened in theaters 40 years ago today, actor and auto racing enthusiast Paul Newma

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From Street Corner to Center Stage

From Street Corner to Center Stage

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 25th 2017

American stage and screen acting dynamo Al Pacino turns 77 today and 50 years in the public eye has brought him a long way. As recounted in Al Pacino: In Conversation with Lawrence Grobel, on the o

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Elizabeth's Risky Game

Elizabeth's Risky Game

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 27th 2017

For their earlier two screen projects A Place in the Sun (1951) and Giant (1956), actress Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011), born 85 years ago today, gave terrifically sexy and tender performances and

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September Preorders / The Coburn Touch

September Preorders / The Coburn Touch

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 31st 2016

The Twilight Time hi-def Blu-ray lineup for a September 13 arrival bristles with rascally fun topicality, heart-racing crime and espionage and above all, an assemblage of marvelous actors (including

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