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Remembering Mickey Rooney’s Hardy Films, Other Achievements

To an aficionado of classic black-and-white movies, the death of Mickey Rooney has special...

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The Grand Budapest Hotel: Funny but a Bit Pretentious

  In the closing credits  of this,Wes Anderson's latest flick, it says it was ins...

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Ramis, ‘Stripes’, and Big Government

Clever people have long claimed that analyzing comedy kills people’s enjoyment of it. I ...

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Quiet Charms in Batra’s ‘Lunchbox’

The Lunchbox, written and directed by Ritesh Batra, is a sort of love story set in contemp...

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When Harold Met Norm–The Real Harold Ramis

If you want to know a little more about Harold Ramis, the widely admired comic actor-write...

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Oscar Winner McConaughey Credits God, Family, Hard Work for His Success

Actor Matthew McConaughey's acceptance speech for the Motion Picture Academy's Best Actor ...

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Ritchie-Directed ‘Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ Film to Open Next Jan. 16

A new film based on the 1960s TV spy series The Man from U.N.C.L.E., directed by Guy Ritch...

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Cracking Up — ‘A Great Little Popcorn Flick’

At the LA Times, Susan King offers a short review of a classic sci-fi sleeper: It’s a wo...

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TCM Thrillers (August 2 – 8)

This week: * Monday—Poe-tic justice. * Tuesday—An amorous computer. * Wednesday—An e...

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‘Progressive’ Nonprofit Urges Politically Themed Movies

A public policy focused nonprofit is getting into the movie business. It wants Hollywood t...

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TCM Thrillers (July 26 – August 1)

This week: * Monday—William Powell gets forgetful, with dire consequences. * Tuesday—M...

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Real ‘Inception’ Star Is Writer-Director Nolan’s Imaginative Vision

By Arthur Briggs At AMC’s flagship theater in midtown Manhattan, I caught the 6:30 sh...

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‘Inception’ Gets Big Reception at U.S. Box Office

Christopher Nolan's mindbending sci-fi thriller Inception opened spectacularly at the U.S....

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“Elling” Questions Norwegian Liberalism

I have a great love for the country of Norway,  land of most of my ancestors. I study its...

movies
Will Declaration Entertainment Cure What Ails American Culture?

“I hate Hollywood! A bunch of Lefties producing nothing but anti-American, anti-business...

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TCM Thrillers (July 12 – 18)

This week: * Monday—Wrestlers, boxers, and jewel thieves in hot water. * Tuesday—Grego...

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‘Avatar’—A “Push for a Return to Neo-pagan Animism/Pantheism”

In his January review of James Cameron's latest effort, "Avatar and the 'New' Evolutionary...

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TCM Thrillers (July 5 – 11)

This week: * Monday—Buster Keaton just wants his train back. * Tuesday—Look for the bi...

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Another Gibson Tirade Claimed

Mel Gibson has reportedly been caught in another profanity-laced tirade which included vil...

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UK Film to Depict Israelis as Terrorists

A forthcoming British film will portray post-World War II Israeli Zionists as terrorists, ...

movies
First ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows’ Trailer Hits Internet

The first trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows has hit the internet. See it he...

books
New Book Provides Cultural Compass

Scott Nehring is a sometime film writer and current film critic, who blogs at GoodNewsFil...

movies
The Aaron Hendra Project Meets The Machine Gun Preacher

Turn any corner, especially in Hollywood, and you'll find stories about artists struggling...

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TCM Thrillers (June 28 – July 4)

This week: * Monday—Jack Lemmon can twirl a mustache with the best of them. * Tuesday—...

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Report: Audience Interest in 3D Films Declines

The box office appeal of 3D films is waning. (more…)

commerce
Traditional and Christian Themes Dominate U.S. Cinema Ticket Sales

It was a solid weekend for traditional-themed movies at the U.S box office. The entertain...

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TCM Thrillers (June 21 – 27)

This week: * Monday—Robert Mitchum and Jane Russell bump into each other, with seismic r...

genres
The A-Team: It Crawled from the ’80s

  I don't know about you, but I'm tired of reading/hearing all of these so-called cu...

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TCM Thrillers (June 14 – 20)

This week: * Monday—Books are hot stuff. * Tuesday—Natalie Wood gets bombed. * Wednesd...

culture101
Appreciating Robert Bresson: ‘Seemingly Simple but with Mystery at the Heart of It’

Shmuel Ben-Gad commemorates filmmaker Robert Bresson, one of the greats. “But I firmly b...

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TCM Thrillers (June 7 – 13)

This week: * Monday—Sometimes ex-cons do pretty well for themselves. * Tuesday and Wedne...

culture101
Michael Caine Delivers Old Testament Justice in “Harry Brown”

Let me make this perfectly clear: Harry Brown is not for the faint of heart. Although the ...

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Dennis Hopper, RIP: Update

America lost one of Hollywood’s few proud conservatives today. Dennis Hopper died of com...