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Hill's Belles

Hill's Belles

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 20th 2017

Born 96 years ago today, the discerning director George Roy Hill (1921-2002) commanded his greatest fame for three films suffused in male bravado and bromance: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (19

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Titanic Troubled Talents

Titanic Troubled Talents

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 8th 2017

Two free-spirited creative talents share today as a birthday. Arriving a year apart, each took their work seriously even as taste-makers at first didn’t, and each chafed at being boxed in by erupti

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Hawaii's Half-Century Mark

Hawaii's Half-Century Mark

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 11th 2016

Fifty years after United Artists staged its October 10 world premiere (at New York’s DeMille Theatre off Times Square) of the grandly scaled adaptation of James A. Michener’s historical epic Hawaii

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Easter in New York

Easter in New York

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 21st 2016

Debuting 52 years ago this week as the Great Easter Show attraction at Radio City Music Hall, The World of Henry Orient (1964) seemed particularly apropos for the locale. Not only was it a family-fr

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Christmas Eve Blus

Christmas Eve Blus

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 24th 2015

Two warmly winning comedies in the Twilight Time hi-def Blu-ray library could readily add laughter to your holiday season…but not particularly because they’re abundantly stuffed with Christmas cheer

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