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Birthday Double Dynamite

Birthday Double Dynamite

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 17th 2018

Both share enduring movie careers highlighted by two Academy Awards® for acting and admired forays into directing, and have worked together on screen. Each has forged individual paths in social and po

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Mother's Birthday Wishes

Mother's Birthday Wishes

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 12th 2017

The cusp of Mother’s Day weekend also brings the confluence of today marking the birthday of three gifted ladies who played mothers memorably coping with difficult homestead situations in a trio of

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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 Prolific Mr. Penn

The Prolific Mr. Penn

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 17th 2016

As he turns 56 today, Sean Penn remains busy on several fronts. As an activist actor, he’s playing an animated version of himself in an upcoming 15th season episode of the Seth MacFarlane-created F

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Mass Mobsterism

Mass Mobsterism

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 18th 2015

One of Fall 2015’s most highly awaited movies blasts into theatres today. Black Mass stars Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger, the brazen Boston mob boss whose unholy alliance with the FBI as a confident

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