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"THE BIG COUNTRY" (1958) Review


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"THE BIG COUNTRY" (1958) Review

William Wyler and Gregory Peck first worked together in the 1953 comedy classic, "ROMAN HOLIDAY". The director and the actor became close friends and spent a few years trying to find the right property for which they could co-produce and work on together. Peck finally came across a magazine story, which eventually transformed to the movie screen as 1958's "THE BIG COUNTRY". Read more...Collapse )

"THOR: THE DARK WORLD" (2013) Review


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"THOR: THE DARK WORLD" (2013) Review

As I had stated in my review of "IRON MAN 3", I had assumed that the release of the 2012 blockbuster, "THE AVENGERS" would signal the end of Marvel's multi-film saga about the group of comic book heroes and their government allies, S.H.I.E.L.D. Not only did "IRON MAN 3" prove me wrong, but also the recent television series, "AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D." and the second movie about the God of Thunder, "THOR: THE DARK WORLD". Read more...Collapse )

"Disturbing Deaths"


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"DISTURBING DEATHS"

Ever since I watched (3.01) "The Heart of the Truest Believer", the Season Three premiere for ABC's "ONCE UPON A TIME", I have been experiencing troubling thoughts about the series' writing. And those troubling thoughts centered around the deaths of two recurring characters. Read more...Collapse )

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Below are images from the latest Marvel film, "X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST". Directed by Bryan Singer, the movie stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence: Read more...Collapse )

"DIVERGENT" (2014) Review


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"DIVERGENT" (2014) Review

Ever since the success of the "HARRY POTTER" movie franchise, movies based upon teen fantasy and science-fiction novels have been hitting the movie theaters in the past decade or so. The latest teen Fantasy/Sci-Fi to be released is a dystopian post-apocalyptic tale set in futuristic Chicago. Read more...Collapse )

TIME MACHINE: Battle of Jonesborough


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TIME MACHINE: BATTLE OF JONESBOROUGH

August 31-September 1 mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War conflict called the Battle of Jonesborough. This conflict, fought over two days, proved to be the last battle of the Atlanta Campaign, which occurred during the summer of 1864. The battle also led to the fall of Atlanta, Georgia and contributed to President Abraham Lincoln's re-election in November 1864. Read more...Collapse )

"GODZILLA" (2014) Photo Gallery


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Below are images from "GODZILLA", the recent adaptation of the famous Japanese monster icon. Directed by Gareth Edwards, the movie stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston: Read more...Collapse )

"FAST AND FURIOUS 6" (2013) Review


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"FAST AND FURIOUS" (2013) Review

When "THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS" first hit the movie screens in 2001, I never imagined that it would be such a major hit . . . or spawn five sequels. The franchise seemed in danger of ending with a whimper with 2006's "THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT", due to its lack of critical success. Three years later saw the rejuvenation of the franchise with the success of 2009's "FAST AND FURIOUS". This movie spawned a mini trilogy of its own, culminating in the latest film, "FAST AND FURIOUS 6". Read more...Collapse )

"DIE HARD" (1988) Photo Gallery


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Below are images from the 1988 action film, "DIE HARD". Based on Roderick Thorp's 1979 novel, "Nothing Lasts Forever", and directed by John McTiernan, the movie starred Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald Vel Johnson and Alan Rickman: Read more...Collapse )

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