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Profile – Oscar winning actor Marion Cotillard

Profile - Oscar winning actor Marion Cotillard

Oscar winning French actress Marion Cotillard may have been catapulted into the limelight thanks to her virtuoso performance in the Edith Piaf biopic La Vie En Rose (La Mome), but her varied acting career had been building steadily to this…

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Silent movie adventures of Douglas Fairbanks

Silent movie adventures of Douglas Fairbanks

In a relatively brief film career that lasted two decades, Douglas Fairbanks played in 49 movies, was a director, screenwriter, producer, and along with D. W. Griffith, Charles Chaplin, and Mary Pickford, was one of the founders of United Artists.…

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Fast facts of Saint John of Las Vegas movie

Fast facts of Saint John of Las Vegas movie

In Saint John of Las Vegas, a compulsive gambler named John (Steve Buscemi) escapes his former life to work a routine job at an auto insurance company in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Story of Saint John of Las Vegas Seeking…

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Berkeley in the 60s – documentary of social revolution

Berkeley in the 60s - documentary of social revolution

Mark Kitchell’s documentary film about the 1960s and protest movements looks at the action in Berkeley to profile a decade of extreme social change. Using hours of archival footage, Kitchell has synthesized segments representing the evolution from the McCarthy era,…

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Prom films featuring high school dances

Prom Films featuring high school dances

Prom – the quintessential scene in every high school movie. As one of the defining moments of American adolescence, why shouldn’t it be? Pre-prom decisions can be stressful: what to wear? Who to go with? What kind of limo to…

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Frances Reid – Known for Alice Horton on Days of Our Lives

Frances Reid - Known for Alice Horton on Days of Our Lives

Frances Reid was born in 1914 in Wichita Falls, Texas and moved to California when she was a child, gaining her acting education at the Pasadena Playhouse. Frances Reid’s Many Roles on Television Frances Reid began on the soap Days…

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Outer space in movies – true or false?

Outer space in movies - true or false?

A rich imagination is integral for the makers of a memorable science fiction film or television series, but how true are some of the scenarios that made it to the screen? The Time Machine (1960) Is time travel possible? Until…

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Zombie movies: A beginner’s primer

Zombie Movies

George A. Romero started the zombie sub-genre with Night of the Living Dead (1968), a brilliant film built on a shoe-string, five-hundred-thousand dollar budget (which has received an incredible $30 million dollar gross worldwide). In Night, Romero introduces us to…

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Top 5 horror movies

A Nightmare on Elm Street

Some younger movie fans might want to get into these horror films but is clueless on where to start. There are so many out there and so many sub genres that it’s hard to know where to begin. There are…

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Amelie is actually a terrible movie

Amelie is Actually a Terrible Movie

Throughout the early millennium, college students and hipsters alike felt a strong affinity with the film Amelie. Despite the largely positive and eager excitement from most audience members, looking back at the movie now a viewer can see how heavy-handed…

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