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Birthday Family Values

Birthday Family Values

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 3rd 2016

The Democratic National Convention kicked off last week with a Day One whose theme of putting American family life front and center resonated with speeches from First Lady Michelle Obama, Massachus

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Lancaster's Meaningful Thing

Lancaster's Meaningful Thing

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 8th 2016

When Thomas E. Gaddis’s Birdman of Alcatraz, the biography of a convicted murderer (1890-1963) who became a world-renowned ornithologist for his studies of avian behavior and diseases while serving

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Fred's Favorite

Fred's Favorite

Posted by Mike Fnnegan on Apr 29th 2016

Born this day 109 years ago, esteemed director Fred Zinnemann (1907-1997), after delivering one of 1952’s most admired and popular movies in High Noon, owed its producer Stanley Kramer another pictu

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Vintage Quinn

Vintage Quinn

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 21st 2016

Many a toast will be proposed today in commemoration of the 90th birthday of England’s venerable Queen Elizabeth II, that nation’s longest reigning monarch who has been portrayed in movies by the l

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Happy Birthday and Amen

Happy Birthday and Amen

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 22nd 2016

On Valentine’s Day, Sidney Poitier was given the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Fellowship Award for his long and heralded career. Over this past weekend, he marked his 89th bir

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