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"THE FLAME TREES OF THIKA" (1981) Review

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"THE FLAME TREES OF THIKA" (1981) Review

Some might find this hard to believe, but I used to be an avid viewer of PBS's "MASTERPIECE THEATER" years ago. Even when I was a child. That is right. Even as a child, I was hooked on period dramas set in Great Britain's past. One of the productions that I never forgot happened to be one that is rarely, if ever, discussed by period drama fans today - namely the 1981 miniseries, "THE FLAME TREES OF THIKA". Read more...Collapse )

"MIAMI VICE" (2006) Photo Gallery

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Below are images from "MIAMI VICE", the 2006 adaptation of the 1984-1989 NBC television series. Directed by Michael Mann, the movie starred Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell: Read more...Collapse )


Below is a list of my five favorite episodes of ABC's limited series, "THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB". Based upon Lily Koppel's 2013 book, the series was developed by Stephanie Savage. Read more...Collapse )

"THE FIRM" (1993) Review




"THE FIRM" (1993) Review

To this day, I am surprised that film critics and historians have not looked back on the 1990s as the "Age of Grisham". I am referring to attorney-novelist, John Grisham, who wrote many bestsellers - especially his legal thrillers that were released between 1989 and 2000. In fact, the decade also saw several adaptations of Grisham's bestsellers - including 1993's "THE FIRM". Read more...Collapse )

"FREQUENCY" (2000) Photo Gallery



Below is a gallery of images from the 2000 science-fiction thriller, "FREQUENCY". Directed by Gregory Hoblit, the movie starred Dennis Quaid and James Caviezel: Read more...Collapse )

"DEADPOOL" (2016) Review




"DEADPOOL" (2016) Review

The Hollywood industry received a great surprise when it discovered that a low-cost superhero movie became the first box office hit for 2016. The movie? "DEADPOOL", which is based upon a character from Marvel comics and the "X-MEN" franchise. Read more...Collapse )

"AIRPORT" (1970) Photo Gallery

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Below are images from "AIRPORT", the 1970 adaptation of Arthur Hailey's 1968 novel. Directed by George Seaton, the movie starred Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, Jean Seberg, Jacqueline Bisset and George Kennedy: Read more...Collapse )

"MAD MEN": Wasted Partnership




"MAD MEN": WASTED PARTNERSHIP

Looking back on Season Two of AMC's "MAD MEN", it occurred to me that the rivalry between the series protagonist, Don Draper aka Dick Whitman (Jon Hamm) and a supporting character named Herman "Duck" Phillips (Mark Moses), seemed like a complete waste of time . . . story wise. Do not worry. I am not criticizing the writing of Matt Weiner and his staff. At least on this subject. Instead, I am criticizing the behavior of two male characters, who I believe had the potential to be a winning advertising team. Read more...Collapse )

"BLANCHE FURY" (1948) Review

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"BLANCHE FURY" (1948) Review

I suspect that many fans of costume dramas would be fascinated to know about the series of period dramas released by the British film industry during the post-World War II era. A good number of those films were released by a British film studio known as Gainsborough Pictures. But not all of them were released through this particular studio. Some were released through other studios or production companies . . . like the 1948 period drama, "BLANCHE FURY". Read more...Collapse )

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