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Words Wrought Wide

Words Wrought Wide

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 4th 2018

When it arrived on the scene in October 1953, Cinemascope was ballyhooed for its ability to deliver beautiful single-lens widescreen imagery that would envelop audiences in ways that upstart squarish

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Master of Miserly Menace

Master of Miserly Menace

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 13th 2017

This year’s Most Valuable Player for holiday season Bah! Humbuggery is today’s venerable birthday honoree Christopher Plummer, the Academy Award®- and double Emmy®- and Tony®-winning now-88-year-old

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Carradine's Two Rail Rides

Carradine's Two Rail Rides

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 8th 2017

David Carradine (1936-2009), who would have turned 81 today, confided in his 1995 autobiography Endless Highway that his casting as union organizer-turned-outlaw Big Bill Shelly in the Roger Corman

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Cutter Paul and Fogey John

Cutter Paul and Fogey John

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 22nd 2017

Here’s to the befuddled average guys who cope with life’s tough breaks when the awkward events swirling around them invade their comfort zones and upend their core beliefs. Two class actors who mem

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Building Bridges

Building Bridges

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 6th 2016

Before Jeff Bridges turned 67 on Sunday, he had other reasons to smile this week. Last Thursday, he was the National Board of Review’s choice as 2016’s Best Supporting Actor for his veteran deputy

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