Wet Blog-a-thon: Ten Indelible Rain/Wet Scenes

Rain just makes everything so much more dramatic in movies... so when I saw this Wet Blog-a-thon open invitation at Andrew's blog, I knew I just had to take part. Of course the first thing that came to mind is something romantic, which is what I did a couple of years ago with the Jane …

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The Avengers Initiative: Profile on Agent Phil Coulson

Happy Sunday all! It's The Avengers Week over at The Focused Filmographer blog as part of the countdown to the Marvel movie's US release. My pal Terrence asked me to participate in The Avengers Initiative, so today I present you the profile on the least likely hero of all — but certainly just as valiant — the S.H.I.E.L.D. …

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Everybody’s Chattin’ … and the Bond casting poll update

HAPPY FRIDAY, all!  Man, I just realized I haven't done an Everybody's Chattin' post in ages. As you can tell, I'm not big on structure or keeping up w/ series like my blog friends [you know who you are :D] but I promise I'll keep this post more regularly from now on. Now, before I …

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Classic Flix Review: The French Connection (1971)

Greetings all and sundry! I am going to take a well deserved respite from Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck and take a few moments to wax poetic and nostalgic about a film that solidly grabbed my attention more than forty years ago. One that firmly anchored the concept of the 'Partner Film'. Which is very …

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THIS JUST IN! John Hillcoat’s ‘Lawless’ Trailer

The first time I heard about this movie was when there's news circulating about Shia LeBeouf and Tom Hardy clashing on the set and got into a bar brawl. Now, I don't really care about what's really going on between those two, but the movie they're working on does sound intriguing. Formerly called The Wettest …

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Posters Spotlight: Cool Minimalist Posters of The Avengers & The Dark Knight Rises

The comics world are colliding right before us come May 4th. As many of you already know, the third trailer for The Dark Knight Rises will be shown in front of The Avengers on its release in two weeks! I think it's a win-win for DC, Marvel AND us moviegoers, I mean both movies are hugely …

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Scenes Spotlight: Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116 in Sense & Sensibility

Today's the Bard's 448's birthday! I didn't realize it until Garrison Keillor, the host of NPR Writer's Almanac, talked about it this afternoon on my way home from work. At the end of the segment, Mr. Keillor read one of William Shakespeare's most famous love sonnets published in 1609: Sonnet 116 Of course it was …

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Weekend Viewing Roundup – a mixed bag of 3 genres & 1 addictive TV series

Happy Monday everyone! Did you have a great weekend? It was a good one for me as well as bittersweet as one of my good friends is going back to our home country for a year for personal reasons, so we had a farewell dinner on Saturday night. I skipped the cinema again and opted …

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Classic Flix Review: Out of the Past (1947)

Greetings, once again! It isn't often that I've been given the opportunity to indulge in a Trifecta or triple play regarding one of Hollywood's premier Tough Guys, Robert Mitchum. I covered his Scary attributes in The Night of the Hunter. I am going to dial it back a bit and explore another arena where the actor …

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007 Chatter: Seven actors we think could play the next James Bond

In anticipation for Bond 23, a.k.a. Skyfall coming on November 9th, 2012, Ted and I are starting a new monthly series called 007 CHATTER... look for it sometime in the first week of each month. ... I've also added a new category for this, so click on 007 Chatter on the category drop-down menu for all …

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