Movies

Blood and Black Lace – A Mario Bava film

Blood and Black Lace - A Mario Bava film

Filmed in Technicolor by cameraman turned director Mario Bava, Blood and Black Lace is an influential film in the horror genre. As well as being one of the earliest examples of the Giallo, an Italian name for films with elements…

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Top 10 classic gangster movies

The Godfather (1972)

The Godfather (1972) Francis Ford Coppola directs an all-star cast including Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, and James Caan in a family drama about a man turning over control of the family business to his reluctant son. Goodfellas (1990) Based on…

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This Is Spinal Tap – A Mockumentary of Rockers

This Is Spinal Tap - A Mockumentary of Rockers

With stars of the caliber of Billy Crystal, Dana Carvey, Fran Drescher and Ed Begley, Jr., Rob Reiner has taken on an entire genre with hilarious results. Not only are musicians of the Rock & Roll category getting in the…

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Early Wizard of Oz Films

Early Wizard of Oz Films

In 1908, Baum began touring with his “Fairylogue and Radio Plays,” which mixed short filmstrips based on The Wizard of Oz, The Land of Oz and Ozma of Oz with slide shows and his own narration. The special effects in…

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Top 10 movies based on Stephen King books

Top 10 movies based on Stephen King books

Stephen King is a master storyteller and a prolific writer; this combination has made him one of the top selling authors of all time. Stephen King’s skill has also afforded him a plethora of film adaptations; what follows is a…

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September Affair, a radical romance for 1950

September Affair, a radical romance for 1950

The movie turns the idea into a polemic by complicating the simple premise with the reality that, regarding affairs of the heart, somebody usually gets hurt – and it’s not always one of the lovers involved. Tender, Mature Relationship Between…

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Unusual Halloween movies: watch something different!

Unusual halloween movies: watch something different!

When people think of Halloween, they think of horror movies. They might think of Vincent Price movies, like The Pit and the Pendulum or House of Usher, classic horror films made in the ’50s and ’60s. Or they might think…

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Top Dance Movies of the 70s and 80s

Top Dance Movies of the 70s and 80s

Have a night out with old friends and bring the nostalgia back from the late 1970s and 1980s. The following are hit movies that will bring all the memories back of some popular dance movies. Saturday Night Fever This hit…

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High school movies – Breakfast Club, Grease, Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer

The Breakfast Club: High School Cliques

As long as there have been high schools, there have been teenagers with their share of ups-and-downs. How to get into the popular group? How to get into the right college? How to win the big game Friday night? How…

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Oscar winning movies from late 1990s

1995 Oscar Best Picture Braveheart

These five Oscar best picture winners from the last half of the 1990s included four with historical settings and one focusing on modern dysfunctional families. 1995 Best Picture: Braveheart Braveheart is a three hour tale about the 13th century Scottish…

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