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April Remakes

April Remakes

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 7th 2017

Going in Style, opening in theaters nationwide today, is part of a long Hollywood tradition of remakes whose material is “refreshed” and “restyled” with a later generation of actors and its plot ab

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Meet Miss Jones

Meet Miss Jones

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 31st 2016

Have You Met Miss Jones? is a bouncy romantic ditty written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart for their 1937 musical I’d Rather Be Right. This fall at the New Theatre in Kansas City, KS, it takes

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The Best of Baker

The Best of Baker

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 25th 2016

Diane Baker, turning 78 today, was born and raised in Hollywood and entered movies toward the end of the studio system of contract players whose careers would be shaped from project to project. Whil

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April in November

April in November

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 27th 2015

Today’s date in 1957 marked the day before Thanksgiving, and Twentieth Century-Fox’s new holiday weekend offering in theatres had the non-seasonal title of April Love, but moviegoers didn’t mind. Fo

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