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Li’l Abner

Getting the Sunday funnies in the newspaper was one of the highlights of the week when I was a kid. I don’t know that I even really read the comic strips that much, I was just fascinated by the drawings. I wasn’t the only one fascinated by them, many classic comic characters became American icons…

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Malibu Beach

I’ve spent my entire life living in the middle of the country. Hundreds of miles from the ocean in every direction. In the summer when we wanted to get cool we went to the pool, rarely did we go to a beach. For the folks in Hollywood, though, making a movie about summer often means…

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Eat My Dust

Nowadays we tend to think as Ron Howard, first and foremost, as a director…and maybe as the narrator on Arrested Development. When I was a kid he was Richie Cunningham, one of the lead characters on Happy Days. That was must see TV every Tuesday night in the 70’s. Every now and then he would…

Bill Elliott

Recent Warner Archive New Releases

First, my apologies for the lack of posting recently. My laptop of many years met its end recently and it’s never fun having to go through getting a new computer. That’s meant delays in my reviews and podcast production. I assure you all I’m close to getting back on track. So let’s catch up on…

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Always a Bride

One of the hardest questions you can as a big movie fan is, “So, what’s your favorite movie?” It’s just not that cut and dry for many of us. For me there are many movies I’d like to mention when asked that question. Maybe it’s because I feel like just naming one film doesn’t give…