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An Inauspicious Start to a Poisonous Triumph

An Inauspicious Start to a Poisonous Triumph

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 24th 2018

“What brought a nice young kid like Sue Ann to a shocking moment like this?” proclaimed the ads featuring an aroused young woman firing a pistol and heralding the opening of “a crazy, mixed-up love st

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Nolte Beween the Lines

Nolte Beween the Lines

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 8th 2018

Rebel: My Life Outside the Lines is the new memoir by three-time Academy Award® nominee Nick Nolte, who turns 77 today. It’s a birthday he also shares with the cultural icon and so-called “Beat Gene

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Johnny Be Thankful

Johnny Be Thankful

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 23rd 2017

Among the blessings evoking expressions of gratitude this Thanksgiving Day, one to add to the list is appreciation of the legacy of the legendary Johnny Mandel, marking his 92nd birthday today. A co

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Poisonous Path

Poisonous Path

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 19th 2017

Its two attractive star leads had commercial and critical cachet, its writer and director were considered rising talents to watch and its executive producer’s most recent credit was a Best Picture

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May Preorders / Dedication Trio

May Preorders / Dedication Trio

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 3rd 2017

This month’s Twilight Time’s title array showcases several firsts: Japanese cinematic icon Ken Takakura’s opening salvo in a beloved series of “noble yakuza” movies, Twentieth Century Fox’s first 3D

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