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TCM Thrillers (January 18 – 24)

This week: * Monday—Valentino feels the heat. * Tuesday—William Holden goes for a swi...

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The Frantically Boring Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

In another post I stated that I looked forward to The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus ba...

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Eric Rohmer’s Films Epitomize Elegance, Wit, Sophistication—and Wisdom

TAC contributor Shmuel Ben-Gad praises the great French filmmaker Eric Rohmer. (more&hel...

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TCM Thrillers (January 11 – 17)

This week: * Monday—Rod Taylor is bad, then he's good. * Tuesday—A dead man refuses t...

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The Return of Great Movie Poster Art

I am looking forward to Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. Not only does...

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Debate: New ‘Sherlock Holmes’

The new film Sherlock Holmes, directed by Guy Ritchie, has done very well indeed at the U....

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Hollywood’s First Openly Gay Studio Boss

I’m usually against using a synonym for 'happy' when referring to homosexuals, but that ...

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James Cameron Would Hate to Live on Pandora

James Cameron would have a very hard time making his movie in Pandora. In fact, he'd have ...

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Iron Man 2 trailer: A free market solution to world peace?

The Iron Man 2 trailer is available online. Here is an interesting exchange included in th...

books
Information Feeds the Mind, but Story Moves the Heart

Bill Whittle, in his latest PJTV video offering, titled “The Kudzu Curse,” demonstra...

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Gene Barry Was Consummate 1950s-’60s Cultural Figure

Hollywood actor Gene Barry died today at the age of ninety. He starred in the superb sci...

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TCM Thrillers (December 7 – 13)

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Twilight: New Moon – Selling One’s Soul for Love in a Cheesy teen Melodrama

Over Thanksgiving weekend, Daniel Crandall took in a groan-inducing teenage melodrama, and...

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Disney’s “A Christmas Carol”

Despite some valid criticisms of Robert Zemeckis’ new high tech re-make of Dicken&rs...

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TCM Thrillers (November 30 – December 6)

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TCM Thrillers (November 23 – 29)

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Megan Fox Trashes Middle America … Again

  Via Pam Meister at Big Hollywood comes word that the fetching Megan Fox is not...

genres
‘Fourth Kind’ Unfairly Derided by Critics

   Although popular with audiences, the paranormal thriller The Fourth Kind...

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‘2012’ No Box Office Disaster in First Week

Overcoming much negative pre-release criticism and showing the public's rising interest in...

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Review: Great Short Story Mangled into a Clumsy Film

    Richard Kelly's film The Box gets lost in a confusing wilderness w...

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‘Equalizer’ Star Woodward Played Exemplary Heroes

       The late Edward Woodward was an exemplary actor,...

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Woody Allen’s Big Blind Spot

It's not inherently a bad thing that the characters in Woody Allen's movies tend to be v...

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TCM Thrillers (November 16 – 22)

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The Gulag Lives On–But Not in Our Culture

     The creative worlds’ failure to spark the public&rsquo...

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Disney’s ‘Christmas Carol’ Disappoints at Box Office, Carrey Slams Capitalism

The new adaptation of A Christmas Carol from Disney and director Robert Zemeckis opened un...

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TCM Thrillers (November 9 – 15)

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Jackson’s ‘This Is It’ Is It–Outside U.S.

The Michael Jackson film This Is It led at the U.S. movie box office during its first week...

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‘Bella’ Shows Stories Are More Powerful Than Arguments

     Political activists should be aware that stories are more po...

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TCM Thrillers (November 2 – 8)

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Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” Really Was

   Released yesterday, This Is It is a behind the scenes look at rehearsals...

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TCM Thrillers (October 26 – November 1)

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‘Wild Things’ Leads Healthy U.S. Movie Box Office

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TCM Thrillers (October 19 – 25)

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