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The Greene-ing of Sherwood

The Greene-ing of Sherwood

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 23rd 2018

Across a century of moviemaking around the globe and on television screens, the English folkloric hero Robin Hood continues to fascinate, whether portrayed in strapping youth or autumnal gravity, anim

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Haunted Households

Haunted Households

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 30th 2018

When houses aren’t merely homes but also bastions of horror and/or sorcery, imaginative moviemakers and genre fans regularly pounce with neverending relish. Opportunity knocks this weekend in theaters

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Conan Doyle and His Chilling Dog

Conan Doyle and His Chilling Dog

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 22nd 2018

The large literary afterglow of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), born 159 years ago today, remains with us in the form of poems, historical fiction, treatises on spiritualism and adventure yarns fe

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Humankind and Unkind

Humankind and Unkind

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 10th 2017

The arrival of Blade Runner 2049 in theaters heralds another cinematic consideration of what it means to be human. In the dystopian futuristic world first inspired by Philip K. Dick’s influential 19

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The Hound Strikes!

The Hound Strikes!

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 3rd 2017

This day in 1959, the game was afoot more devilishly than ever. A fresh take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved British detective Sherlock Holmes debuted on U.S. movie screens yet again, this time

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