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Plimpton's Progress

Plimpton's Progress

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 16th 2017

Thirty-two years ago, her greatest fame was as one of The Goonies (1985). As she today turns 47, Martha Plimpton has become so much more: a stage and screen actress of distinction with three Tony®

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Georgia on Their Mind

Georgia on Their Mind

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 3rd 2017

Making note of today’s National Georgia Day observance, it’s only fitting that movie lovers should celebrate the state as the Southeastern U.S. center of film and television production it has become

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The Comeback of Conrack

The Comeback of Conrack

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 27th 2017

When Conrack (1974), the first film adaptation of Pat Conroy’s 1972 memoir The Water Is Wide, opened theatrically 43 years ago today, critical and audience reaction was muted, despite the best effo

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Hombre: Still Tough and Terrific at Age 50

Hombre: Still Tough and Terrific at Age 50

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 21st 2017

The last of Paul Newman’s three iconic mid-1960s “H” roles that started with Hud (1963) and continued with Harper (1966) took moviegoers on a tense and absorbing ride that opened 50 years ago today

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Yul's Faulkner Exception

Yul's Faulkner Exception

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 18th 2016

At this time during the years 1951, 1952, 1953, 1977, 1978 and 1985, the great Yul Brynner could be seen on a Broadway stage, playing his signature Tony®- and Academy Award®-winning role of King Mon

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