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Patrick Swayze biography – impressive acting career

Patrick Swayze biography - impressive acting career

Patrick Swayze is a three time Golden Globe nominated actor who is best known for his leading man roles in Ghost and Dirty Dancing. His handsome looks, talent and charm have earned him the status of a pop culture icon.…

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Classic romantic movies about deception

Charade (1963)

Most of today’s romances focus on reality – being true to yourself, keeping it real, being genuine, and expressing what’s in your heart. Many earlier movies from the 1940s through 1960s found romance and intrigue in discovering the real people…

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Celebrity dogs Sandy, Pluto, Goofy and Snoopy

Atlanta Quarterback Michael Vick’s dog-fighting story generated a slew of newspaper cartoons, including some depicting him being tried by a jury of dogs. It was a reminder of America’s strong love affair with cartoon dogs, going all the way back…

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Top five classic animated Christmas movies

Classic Animated Christmas Movies

It just wouldn’t be Christmas without a good holiday movie. Christmas is about traditions, and many have grown up with and enjoyed these timeless classics over the years. Now is the season to get nostalgic, so get cozy, grab some…

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10 worst movies of recent years

Rambo

Rambo Stallone adds nothing new to the tough guy killer formula except an excess of gore in the disgusting Rambo. An hour is spent watching villagers brutally massacred followed by an hour of watching the “bad guys” brutally massacred. While…

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Memento – Best film of recent decades

Memento - Best film of recent decades

It has been a remarkable twenty years for movies, but Memento, directed by Christopher Nolan and debuting in the first year of this decade, is far and away the best film of this period. In a span that includes new…

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Off-beat holiday films

Die Hard

Die Hard Nothing says the holidays less than an office building or airport crisis situation. Still, in Die Hard (1988) and Die Hard 2 (1990), bold hero John McClane (Bruce Willis) sprays his villainous opponents with a barrage of one-liners…

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Three best romantic movies with positive portrayals of women

Three best romantic movies with positive portrayals of women

Sure, we’ve all seen the Meg Ryan/Julia Roberts/Jennifer Aniston romantic comedies, and we know the exact plot of Jennifer Lopez’s from rags-to-riches cheesy romances, or even the recent trend in ensemble cast romantic comedies like Love, Actually and He’s Just…

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Movie review: The White Ribbon

Movie review: The White Ribbon

The White Ribbon (Das Weisse Band) is a haunting tale buried deep beneath the quaint and idyllic surface of a quiet German village. The film was nominated for a best foreign language Oscar and won the Palme d’Or at the…

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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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