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Saluting the Anti-Star

Saluting the Anti-Star

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 1st 2017

On September 1, 2006, long-time Hollywood columnist Bob Thomas wrote in the Los Angeles Times of a beloved Canadian-born but dyed-in-the-wool American actor who died just two days prior: “He never

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Joanne and Suzanne

Joanne and Suzanne

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 31st 2017

Two fondly remembered women who held their own with gusto on screen with virile leading men on screen mark birthdays today. West Virginia-born Joanne Dru (1922-1996), would have been 95, made a vivi

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Taylor-Made Professionalism

Taylor-Made Professionalism

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 11th 2017

“He was ruggedly handsome, the stuff of movie stardom, but he had a gentle demeanor and soft, cultured voice that made him much more accessible – and also somewhat difficult to categorize. Taylor co

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Fate Is the Aviator

Fate Is the Aviator

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 8th 2016

As producer/director Clint Eastwood’s Sully,the much-anticipated screen adaptation of heroic pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger’s autobiography Highest Duty (written with Jeffrey Zaslow), takes of

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Living Dangerous-Lee

Living Dangerous-Lee

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 13th 2016

Courtesy of two outings with director Blake Edwards, Lee Remick had a dangerously rough 1962 on movie screens, although the hugely talented actress made out all right in the end. Her ferociously vu

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