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"SADIE McKEE" (1934) Review




"SADIE McKEE" (1934) Review

Back in the 1930s, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) was king of the Hollywood industry, thanks to the business and artistic acumen of Louis B. Mayer and Irving Thalberg. One major aspect of MGM that made it the most successful studio eighty years ago was its star system. The studio used to boast that it had "more stars than there are in heaven". One of its top stars was Hollywood icon, Joan Crawford. 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 )
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"POLDARK" SERIES ONE (1975): EPISODES ONE TO FOUR

A few years ago, I had tried a stab at the first episode of the 1975-1977 series, "POLDARK", which starred Robin Ellis. After viewing ten minutes of theatrical acting and dated photography in Episode One on You Tube, I gave up. 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 )


Below are images from "THE MURDER AT THE VICARAGE", the 2004 adaptation of Agatha Christie's 1930 novel. The movie starred Geraldine McEwan as Miss Jane Marple: Read more...Collapse )
Season 3

Below is a list of my top five favorite episodes from Season Three (2010) of NBC's "CHUCK". Created by Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak, the series starred Zachary Levi: Read more...Collapse )

"MANSFIELD PARK" (1983) Review

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"MANSFIELD PARK" (1983) Review

Long before Patricia Rozema wrote and directed her 1999 adaptation of "Mansfield Park", Jane Austen’s 1814 novel, the BBC aired its own adaptation some sixteen years earlier. This one came in the form of a six-part miniseries and is regarded by many Austen fans as the definitive screen version of the novel. Read more...Collapse )

"DIRTY DEEDS" (2002) Photo Gallery

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Below are images from the 2002 mob comedy, "DIRTY DEEDS". Directed by David Caesar, the movie starred Bryan Brown, Toni Collette, John Goodman, Sam Worthington and Sam Neill: Read more...Collapse )



"A FAMILY SCANDAL IN THE 'NORTH AND SOUTH' TRILOGY"

I love John Jakes' "NORTH AND SOUTH" Trilogy. Honestly, I do. I love it so much that I have copies of the novels published between 1982 and 1987 that make up the trilogy. I love it so much that I have also copies of the television adaptations (1985-1986; 1994) of the novels, produced by Wolper Productions. Unfortunately, the trilogy has a few narrative problems. And I feel that one of its biggest problems centered around a particular painting. Read more...Collapse )

"PUSH" (2009) Review

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"PUSH" (2009) Review

When I first saw the 2009 science-fiction thriller, "PUSH", I had assumed that it was based upon some novel, comic book series or graphic novel. Several years passed before I discovered that the movie's plot was actually the brainchild of the screenwriter, David Bourla. Read more...Collapse )

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