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A Mensch of an Executioner if Not Quite a Franchise

A Mensch of an Executioner if Not Quite a Franchise

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 11th 2017

Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins… (1985), which careened into theaters 32 years ago today, carries the dubious mantle of the “blue-collar James Bond action franchise” not to be. Based on The Des

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Natasha's Country Idyll

Natasha's Country Idyll

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 11th 2017

Without a doubt upon marking what would have been her 54th birthday today, Natasha Richardson (1963-2009) left behind a rich legacy of vivid and affecting performances before her tragically early de

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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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Wrestling with Lenny

Wrestling with Lenny

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 10th 2015

Lenny (1974) is the cinematic equivalent of a wrestling match, with the competition fierce between three ferocious creative sensibilities for supremacy throughout: self-destructive comedic legend L

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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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