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BRITISH STARLET CAROL WHITE WASHES UP ON 'HAWAII FIVE-0'

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Carol White on Hawaii Five-O from 1974 British actress Carol White randomly turned up on the small screen after her 1960's movie career ...

BRITISH STARLET CAROL WHITE TURNS UP ON 'DIFF'RENT STROKES'

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Carol White & Gary Coleman on Diff'rent Strokes in 1980 In 1980, former British sexpot Carol White, who started the wave of full-lip...

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BLAKE EDWARDS REDIRECTS 'GUNN' STARRING CRAIG STEVENS

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Title: GUNN Year: 1967 Rating: ***1/2 A womanizing 1950's playboy (who does little work for ladies to throw themselves his way) in the l...

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RICHARD FLEISCHER'S TECHNICOLOR NOIR OF 'VIOLENT SATURDAY'

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Lee Marvin and Sylvia Sidney wrestle through the robbery in VIOLENT SATURDAY Year: 1955 Rating: **** Richard Fleischer crafted a tight, spar...

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JASON REITMAN'S NOSTALGIC 'GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE'

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Title: GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE Year: 2021 Rating: **1/2 The whole "Mary Sue" comparison is dated... a talented youngster with a bu...

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JACQUELINE ELLIS 'THE YELLOW TEDDY BEARS' ANNETTE WHITELEY

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Jacqueline Ellis in THE YELLOW TEDDY BEARS Year: 1963 Rating: **1/2 With alternate titles THE THRILL SEEKERS and GUTTER GIRLS, even the actu...

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HUBERT CORNFIELD DIRECTS SIDNEY POITIER IN 'PRESSURE POINT'

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Sidney Poitier in PRESSURE POINT Year: 1962 Rating: *** Produced by Stanley Kramer and directed by Hubert Cornfield, the recently-departed a...

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CHARLES SAUNDERS & GUIDO COEN'S 'DANGEROUS AFTERNOON'

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Joanna Dunham and Jackie Noble in DANGEROUS AFTERNOON Year: 1961 Rates: *** Another nifty crime programmer from the team of director Charles...

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BRITISH NEW WAVE CRIME MELODRAMA OF 'A MATTER OF CHOICE'

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Penny Morrell in A MATTER OF CHOICE Year: 1963 Rating: ***1/2 If A MATTER OF CHOICE didn't rely on the titular melodramatic fateful inev...

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RIP THE FIRST TRUE MOVIE GEEK DIRECTOR PETER BOGDANOVICH

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Peter Bogdanovich directs himself in SAINT JACK circa 1979 The late PETER BOGDANOVICH started out writing about films before making them, ...

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FLASHBACK TO WARNER'S AIRLINE DISASTER 'THE CROWDED SKY'

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Title: THE CROWDED SKY Year: 1960 Rating: **** In one of the most bizarre airplane disaster films, Dana Andrews, fresh from playing the orig...

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KIRK DOUGLAS IN 'CATCH ME A SPY' WITH TOM COURTENAY

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Marlène Jobert with Kirk Douglas and Trevor Howard in CATCH ME A SPY Year: 1971 Rating: **1/2 In one scene where French starlet Marlène Jobe...

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MANY HORROR/TERROR TROPES OF 'BLOODTIDE' AKA 'BLOOD TIDE'

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Martin Kove and James Earl Jones in BLOODTIDE Year: 1982 Rating: ***1/2 Long-neglected and newly-restored BLOODTIDE is a hybrid of several h...

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR DANA ANDREWS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

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Written by / 12/31/2021 / No comments / , , , , , , , , , , ,

KICKING FRONT THROUGH THE FOURTH SEASON OF 'COBRA KAI'

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William Zabka and a Coors Banquet in COBRA KAI Season Four DATE: December 31 2021 Overall Season SCORE: *** Right before 2022, Netflix's...

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LEONARDO DICAPRIO & JENNFER LAWRENCE IN 'DON'T LOOK UP'

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Title: DON'T LOOK UP Year: 2021 Rating: **1/2 Adam McKay's DON'T LOOK UP is as much a satire of the gigantic-falling-space-rock-...

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JAMES CAGNEY'S GRAND NATIONAL 'SOMETHING TO SING ABOUT'

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Something to Sing About Year: 1937 Rating: ***1/2 The better of the two and the last picture Cagney did with the independent Grand National ...

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JAMES CAGNEY IN 'FRISCO KID' WITH MARGARET LINDSAY

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Year: 1935 Rating: ***1/2 One of the more severe early James Cagney features features Cagney as a character with a name so tough, once he...

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STANLEY KUBRICK'S PARANOIAC FILM NOIR OF 'EYES WIDE SHUT'

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Tom Cruise in Stanley Kubrick's EYES WIDE SHUT Year: 1999 Rating: ***1/2 Some films seem created to be despised and misunderstood... Mis...

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EARLY JAMES CAGNEY MILITARY COMEDY 'HERE COMES THE NAVY'

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YEAR: 1934 Rates: **** James Cagney as feisty construction worker/dance-contest running Chesty O'Brien has a row with Navy braggart Pat ...

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JAMES CAGNEY IN 'THE ST. LOUIS KID' WITH ALLEN JENKINS

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James Cagney in St. Louis Kid Year: 1934 Rates: **** Great early James Cagney romp has he and glass-jaw sidekick Allen Jenkins as truck driv...

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JAMES CAGNEY 'LADY KILLER' MAE CLARKE & MARGARET LINDSAY

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Title: LADY KILLER Year: 1933 Cast: James Cagney, Margaret Lindsay, Mae Clarke Rating: **** James Cagney plays a shifty usher at a movie th...

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JAMES CAGNEY AND PARTNER JOAN BLONDELL IN 'BLONDE CRAZY'

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Title: BLONDE CRAZY Cast: James Cagney, Joan Blondell Year: 1931 Rating: **** Something about James Cagney, especially in his youthful early...

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JAMES CAGNEY'S NO DIRTY RAT IN THE BRISK MELODRAMA 'TAXI'

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Title: TAXI Year: 1931 Rating: *** Begins as a predictable, cliché melodrama dealing with the haves… a monopolizing consortium cab company… ...

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PETER CUSHING & PATRICK ALLEN IN HAMMER'S 'NIGHT CREATURES'

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Title: NIGHT CREATURES AKA CAPTAIN CLEGG Year: 1962 Rating: ****1/2 Hammer's decision to name this hybrid of thriller, horror and myster...

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SUSAN GEORGE IN 'TINTORERA: KILLER SHARK' W/ JENNIFER ASHLEY

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Title: TINTORERA: KILLER SHARK Year: 1977 Rating: **1/2 If the sexually-driven/dream-vacationing ménage à trois of SUMMER LOVERS were a 1970...