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Labor Day Lineups

Labor Day Lineups

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 3rd 2018

Today’s national holiday, officially established in 1894, celebrates personal labor and honest effort as key embodiments of the American character, and movies have always explored hard work and indivi

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Harve's Unsung Glory

Harve's Unsung Glory

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 14th 2017

He began the 1960s on Broadway proclaiming in a booming baritone how he’d never say no to The Unsinkable Molly Brown of Tammy Grimes and closed out the decade defiantly calling the wind Maria as the

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Glory's Story

Glory's Story

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 7th 2017

When The Glory Guys (1965) opened 52 years ago today, Western films were still a thriving moviegoing staple. At this point in the year, Sam Peckinpah’s Major Dundee and Burt Kennedy’s The Rounders w

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Peckinpah in Montage

Peckinpah in Montage

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 21st 2017

Today would have marked the 92nd birthday of the great Sam Peckinpah (1925-1984) and 20 years ago at this time, in an occurrence that would prove not only rare but indeed singular, a short film cre

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Twilight Annals of War

Twilight Annals of War

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 11th 2016

Revisiting favorite war movies – and their varying elements of bravery in battle, crises of conscience, cruelties of leadership, lone-wolf espionage, soldierly camaraderie, unexpected heroism, jeopa

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