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The Pride and the Passion

I know that Frank Sinatra appeared in a lot of movies, but I never think of him as a movie star. His role in Guys and Dolls makes sense. After all, it’s a musical and he was a singer. He doesn’t sing in The Manchurian Candidate, but he’s well suited to that role. I definitely…

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Love Potion No. 9

Probably the first film I remember seeing Sandra Bullock in was Speed. For others it was Demolition Man. I admit, I was a little behind on catching that one. But like most big actors, she had some earlier films that were nowhere near as successful as these more iconic movies. In Bullock’s case there was…

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Forgotten Filmcast Episode 82: The Legend of Billie Jean

Todd is joined by Tom Panarese from Pop Culture Affidavit to discuss Helen Slater and Christian Slater in the 1985 teen drama The Legend of Billie Jean. Time to cut your hair short and scream “Fair is Fair!!” Download the Show: iTunes Podomatic Your Listen Show Notes: Pop Culture Affidavit Tom on Twitter Movies Discussed:…

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Walt Sent Me Episode 66: The Crow

Return with Kristen and Todd to the dark brooding 90’s with a 1994 release from the years that Disney owned Miramax, The Crow. They also look at the 1933 Silly Symphony Birds in the Spring. Download the Show: iTunes Podomatic Your Listen

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Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects

J. Lee Thompson is a filmmaker with a unique filmography spread out over his nearly 40 year career. In the 60’s he directed films like The Guns of Navarone and the original Cape Fear. In the early 70’s he helmed the last two Planet of the Apes films. Then in the latter part of the…

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Illicit

When I hear the name Barbara Stanwyck I usually think of a western TV series from the late 60’s called The Big Valley. Not because I ever watched the show, but because I remember seeing commercials for reruns of the show that aired on one of our local stations in Chicago. Stanwyck’s career goes back way…