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Two Absolute Challenges at Close Range

Two Absolute Challenges at Close Range

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 18th 2017

Imagine working inside the marketing and publicity departments at Orion Pictures on this date in 1986. The two movies the company launched simultaneously in U.S. theaters, each daringly different e

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The Wind Still Blows

The Wind Still Blows

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 24th 2016

Many issues are on voters’ minds as Election Day 2016 nears, one of which, though in a sense generations old, pops up in the campaign rhetoric more often that one would expect in our enlightened 21

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Absolute Astonishments

Absolute Astonishments

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 18th 2016

Thirty years ago today, a British Invasion of sorts arrived on our shores. In The Motion Picture Guide, Jay Robert Nash and Stanley Ralph Ross christened it “a marvel of color, movement, music and

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Wind Rush

Wind Rush

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 11th 2016

Debuting theatrically in North America 28 years ago today, When the Wind Blows (1986) was not the first movie of the decade to deal with regular folk facing nuclear annihilation from a U.S.-Soviet a

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Bowie's Undying Light

Bowie's Undying Light

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 11th 2016

It’s hard to believe that musical innovator/actor/producer/fashion trendsetter/visual artist David Bowie turned 69 on Friday. He released his new album “★” (aka Blackstar) that day and in an assessm

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