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A Mensch of an Executioner if Not Quite a Franchise

A Mensch of an Executioner if Not Quite a Franchise

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 11th 2017

Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins… (1985), which careened into theaters 32 years ago today, carries the dubious mantle of the “blue-collar James Bond action franchise” not to be. Based on The Des

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Final Bow, Endless Enchantment

Final Bow, Endless Enchantment

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 2nd 2017

With five performances to go, the off-Broadway production of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt’s musical phenomenon The Fantasticks comes to an end this Sunday, after racking up 17,162 performances in

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Ongoing Song and Dance

Ongoing Song and Dance

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 22nd 2016

When done with imagination and style and avoiding budget-busting excess, the movie musical still abides and endures. Recent years have brought us huge box-office successes (Les Miserables), sincere

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September Preorders / The Coburn Touch

September Preorders / The Coburn Touch

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 31st 2016

The Twilight Time hi-def Blu-ray lineup for a September 13 arrival bristles with rascally fun topicality, heart-racing crime and espionage and above all, an assemblage of marvelous actors (including

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Hamilton's Lark

Hamilton's Lark

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 30th 2016

It’s no wonder that the frisky and shaggy Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins… (1985) somewhat feels like a Mixmaster-blended lark than an iconic rock-hard adventure yarn for the ages if only you lo

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