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Conflict Smoothed by Chemistry

Conflict Smoothed by Chemistry

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 19th 2016

Moviemaking is often battlefield conflict, constant struggle, endless tinkering and self-inflicted wounds – even in the case of a now-iconic romance, burnished by time, that opened nationwide 43 yea

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O'Neal's Full-Course Menu

O'Neal's Full-Course Menu

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 26th 2016

He could be suave, sneaky and savage on screen, sometimes simultaneously, and actor/restaurateur Patrick O’Neal (1927-1994), born 89 years ago this day, spent 40 years craftily sculpting these qual

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Sydney and Al Take a Risk

Sydney and Al Take a Risk

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 25th 2016

Romance movies ran the gamut in 1977 from contemporary New York comedy (Annie Hall, The Goodbye Girl) to potboiling wartime thrillers (The Other Side of Midnight) to youthful awakenings (First Love

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Olivia, Sydney and the Birthday Crowd

Olivia, Sydney and the Birthday Crowd

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 1st 2016

As the U.S. looks forward to celebrating its 240th birthday on Monday, it’s only fitting to offer up birthday tributes to the wealth of movie luminaries born today, quite a stellar confluence of tal

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Memories Before Me Before You

Memories Before Me Before You

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 3rd 2016

“I’ve been standing in the back of the theater during screenings, waiting to see who’s sniffing,” best-selling author Jojo Moyes told the Los Angeles Times’ Amy Kaufman. “If it’s not 70% or above, I

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