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A Lighthearted No-Account Bum Amidst the Tortured Antiheroes

A Lighthearted No-Account Bum Amidst the Tortured Antiheroes

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 18th 2018

The 1970s was a productive period in movies for the supremely talented George C. Scott (1927-1999), who would have turned 91 today, kicking off the decade with his unimpeachable warrior Patton(his 197

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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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Jones for James

Jones for James

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 29th 2018

Yesterday, Memorial Day tributes were paid throughout the country to the men and women of the armed forces who gave their lives in service. Today, a 98th birthday salute is offered to a beloved charac

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March Preorders / Loudly and Clearly Heard

March Preorders / Loudly and Clearly Heard

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 7th 2018

Calling all cop, criminal-element and car-chase enthusiasts, as well as aficionados of psychotic dementia and metropolitan menace. Twilight Time’s new releases bring the heights of Hollywood starpo

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Police Story (1): Real to Reel

Police Story (1): Real to Reel

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 5th 2018

The 81-year-old crime fiction laureate Joseph Wambaugh lists on his website two particularly influential reviews of his first, breakthrough 1971 book about the lives and challenges rank-and-file Lo

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