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Recollected Dream

Recollected Dream

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 11th 2017

On this 55th anniversary of the day the national rollout release began on Elvis Presley’s easygoing “hillbilly family” musical Follow That Dream (1962), fond memories of the entertainer’s impact on

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Siegel's Edge

Siegel's Edge

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 12th 2017

“Schooled in the tough, no-nonsense Warner Bros. tradition of Raoul Walsh and Howard Hawks,” Peter Bogdanovich wrote in his 1997 interview compilation Who the Devil Made It, Don “Siegel over the yea

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Other Musical Christmas Favorites

Other Musical Christmas Favorites

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 23rd 2016

Moviegoers in search of silver screen songs to take to their hearts have these choices at their 2016 multiplex: Disney’s animated Moana, with its pop and Pacific region-flavored assortment of seven

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More with Less: Gordon Douglas

More with Less: Gordon Douglas

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 15th 2016

Born today 107 years ago, Gordon Douglas (1909-1993) directed dozens of movies, including Our Gang comedy shorts, romances, whodunits, action/adventures, Westerns, musicals, docudramas and even mad

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Dreaming of Gene and Barbara

Dreaming of Gene and Barbara

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 24th 2016

Genies bestowing their magic on us mere mortals marked birthdays yesterday, each gracing a pair of memorable movies in the Twilight Time hi-def Blu-ray registry. Born 104 years ago, dancer/choreogra

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