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Fate Is the Aviator

Fate Is the Aviator

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 8th 2016

As producer/director Clint Eastwood’s Sully,the much-anticipated screen adaptation of heroic pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger’s autobiography Highest Duty (written with Jeffrey Zaslow), takes of

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Sleepless and Timeless

Sleepless and Timeless

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 23rd 2016

Nora Ephron took the project because she needed money. She would work on a dramatic romantic script that already had the fingerprints of two male screenwriters on it, one of whom (David S. Ward) wa

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Clint by the Numbers

Clint by the Numbers

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 31st 2016

When Clint Eastwood turned 44 on this date, his new action thriller Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) began its second week of release as the #1 box office hit. With three turns in the directing cha

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Christmas Eve Blus

Christmas Eve Blus

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 24th 2015

Two warmly winning comedies in the Twilight Time hi-def Blu-ray library could readily add laughter to your holiday season…but not particularly because they’re abundantly stuffed with Christmas cheer

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Quality in Pairs: Philadelphia

Quality in Pairs: Philadelphia

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 22nd 2015

Each of the actors contending for the 1993 Best Actor Academy Award® could claim two performances of distinction that year, even though the Oscar® nomination process recognized only one. First-time

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