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Cinderella Scribe

Cinderella Scribe

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 12th 2018

Forty-five years ago this week, former high school English teacher and Navy veteran Darryl Ponicsan enjoyed the rare and exciting experience of having a pair of movies open in theaters based on two of

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Celebrating Liberty

Celebrating Liberty

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 4th 2018

With the notion of liberty top of mind on today’s Independence Day Holiday, you’re invited to revisit a time when mainstream, star-driven studio movies captured life honestly in the moment and did not

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July's Pacific Panorama

July's Pacific Panorama

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 23rd 2018

Twilight Time circles the Pacific Rim this July with four compelling widescreen wonders offering their respective and decidedly individual takes on sweeping historical events and romantic relations

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Beck on Deck

Beck on Deck

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 26th 2017

Any actor who could do double duty for directors Sam Peckinpah and Woody Allen in the same movie year must be given his due as a capable utility player. Chicago-born John Beck, who turns 74 this we

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Peculiarities on Parade

Peculiarities on Parade

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 30th 2016

With the annual run-up to Halloween underway, director Tim Burton’s latest big screen venture Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, based on Ransom Riggs’ 2011 young adult novel about a have

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