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1969: A Love Odyssey

1969: A Love Odyssey

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 2nd 2018

At the start of April 1968, Gary Lockwood would be lost in space – and forever burnished in the cinematic firmament – as one of two astronaut wayfarers in the newly premiering Stanley Kubrick sci-fi m

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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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Other Musical Christmas Favorites

Other Musical Christmas Favorites

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 23rd 2016

Moviegoers in search of silver screen songs to take to their hearts have these choices at their 2016 multiplex: Disney’s animated Moana, with its pop and Pacific region-flavored assortment of seven

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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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