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Kirk Douglas’s I Am Spartacus!:
Making a Film, Breaking the Blacklist

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
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Kirk Douglas was born in my hometown, Amsterdam, New York. Growing up, my mother would tell me stories about sitting next to Issur Danielovitch in

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Billy

Oscar 2012—An Abundance of Riches

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
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Billy Crystal is back and so is the excitement. There were so many wonderful films and performances this year, that the 2012 Academy Awards will

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Michelle Williams Lights Up the Screen as Marilyn

Monday, February 13th, 2012
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The 1957 film The Prince and the Showgirl was perfectly cast to type—Laurence Olivier the “prince” of the London stage as Charles, the Prince Regent

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The Artist – A Silent Film Creates Buzz

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
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It’s easy to fall in love with The Artist, a charming throw back to a time when Hollywood turned out films without relying on special

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo:
Helping James Bond Nab a Killer

Saturday, December 24th, 2011
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The opening credits of David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo mimic the beginning of a James Bond film; female forms slither across the

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Splash

Shark Night: It S(t)inks

Sunday, September 4th, 2011
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Any movie that can open up with a blonde girl in a white bikini getting eaten by a shark and manage to make that boring

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Fright Night—Bloody Good Time

Sunday, August 21st, 2011
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Let’s get it out of the way: Hollywood makes way, WAY too many remakes and reboots. There was no need for Rob Zombie to re-do

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Friends with Benefits—Road to Romance or Heartbreak?

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
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Two friends “hooking up” just to have sex is Hollywood’s favorite new theme. Popular young stars—Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake—star in a box office winner,

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