Superlative Casts Wasted In Mediocre Films – In the Valley of Ellah, The Ides of March & Margin Call

Greetings all and sundry! Between bouts of less than strenuous snow shoveling. I've taken refuge within the recent fare of The Sundance and Sony Channels. To acclimate myself with some interesting contemporary offerings. And maintain a sense of loyalty to Julian of Dirty With Class. And his suggestion that I sometime stray from my comfort …

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Happy Birthday Jeremy Irons + James Lipton! Watch their conversation in Inside the Actor’s Studio

Jeremy Irons turns 65 and James Lipton, the host of Inside the Actors Studio, turns 86 today. I've always been fascinated by the 60-min interview because it feels more relaxed and intimate and you really get to know the actor Mr. Lipton is conversing with. And that's the thing, it feels more like a guest …

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Flix Character Spotlight: Paul Child in “Julie & Julia”

... It doesn't matter what the critics think of the films he's in, or how small the role he has, Stanley Tucci always delivers. Beginning with Big Night, which he also produced, co-wrote and co-directed, he has given great to awesome performances in A Life Less Ordinary, A Midsummer Night's Dream (as Puck!), America's Sweethearts, …

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