Movies

Robin Hood onscreen – differing portrayals

The early tales and ballads describe Robin Hood as being a yeoman. Anthony Munday’s 1598 play ‘The Downfall of Robert, Earle of Huntington’ turned him into nobility. Over the years makers of film and television have approached the material in…

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Movie review – Sherlock Holmes faces Death

Sherlock Holmes faces Death

In 1940 Universal Studios bought the rights to Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories and cast Basil Rathbone as Holmes and Nigel Bruce as his loyal companion, Dr. Watson. The first three movies in the series, made early in World War…

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Stage actor morphed into movie icon – Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey Bogart

In 1936, Humphrey Bogart, a rich kid from New York City who became a professional actor by default, finally achieved stardom on Broadway and in the movies. Leslie Howard’s Role in Bogart’s Stardom The role that put him on the…

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Film Noir – The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

Film Noir

The film features a vintage performance by Barbara Stanwyck in the title role, a small-town girl whose impulsive, murderous rage toward a nasty old aunt catapults her to a life of wealth, ambition and power but one devoid of joy…

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Great teen movies from the 1980s

The 1980s will be remembered for bad retro pop music and unforgettably cheesy fashion trends. However, there’s one popular culture trend that will be remembered more fondly– the 1980s teen movie. Teen films from the 1980s portrayed life in the…

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The Top Five Movies About Movies

Top Five Movies

In combination, Singin’ in the Rain, Sunset Boulevard, Chaplin, The Last Tycoon, and Silent Movie provide an unparalleled lesson on the early days of cinema. Although the releases of the movies themselves span nearly fifty years, the films’ observations on…

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Comic film review: I Can Do Bad All By Myself

Comic film review: I Can Do Bad All By Myself

An outspoken grandmother named Madea Brown (Tyler Perry) catches three young delinquents looting her home and confronts their only relative – a scandalous aunt – about their crime. Aunt April (Taraji P. Henson) displays a variety of self-destructive behaviors, including…

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10 classic movies never seen but should

You Can't Take It With You

You Can’t Take It With You 1938 – James Stewart and Jean Arthur are joined by Lionel Barrymore in this comedy film. A wealthy man meets the girl of his dreams, but finds out his only relative, his entrepreneur uncle,…

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Alfred Hitchcock Films Not Nominated for Best Picture

Alfred Hitchcock Films

Hitchcock’s first American movie, Rebecca, did win the best picture Oscar in 1941, and it is a good story, but it’s not in the AFI top 100 American films. Four other Hitchcock works are. Rear Window (1954). The ultimate voyeur…

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Three super hit movies that should be remade

godzilla movie

Godzilla (1954) – Watching the original Godzilla is like watching the original King Kong, you want to believe everything that is going on in front of you but it is difficult because the technology available to the filmmakers at the…

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