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year: 1972 cast: Ray Milland, Sam Elliott, Joan Van Ark, Adam Roarke, Lynn Borden rating: **** "We’d all be scared," according...

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year: 2015 cast: Dylan O'Brien, Patricia Clarkson, Giancarlo Esposito Director: Wes Ball It's difficult for adults to keep up wi...

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year: 2015 cast: Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush Director: Rob Letterman Steven Spielberg, whose 1941 rolling rollercoaster is pa...

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year: 2015 A sort of PETER POTTER AND THE NEFARIOUS ORPHANAGE, with an impressive big budget fantastical aesthetic and evil nuns who run...

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year: 2015 With an exception of Jason Clarke as Rob Hall, who made climbing up Mount Everest a hardcore vacation trend for intrepid tour...

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FAV FILMS
1)THE MAN
FROM
LARAMIE
2)JAWS
3)LAURA
4)VIOLENT
SATURDAY
5)CANYON
PASSAGE
6)ANATOMY
OF A
MURDER
7)THE BEST
YEARS OF
OUR LIVES
8)THE
FEARMAKERS
9)LAWRENCE
OF ARABIA
10)DOCTOR
ZHIVAGO

FAV FILM NOIR
FOLLOWING
THOSE ON THE
LIST UP ABOVE
1)FALLEN ANGEL
2)THE BIG HEAT
3)WHERE THE
SIDEWALK ENDS
4)JOURNEY
INTO FEAR
5)SUNSET
BOULEVARD

GUMSHOE NOIR
1)MURDER MY
SWEET
2)KISS ME
DEADLY
3)CHINATOWN
4)THE LONG
GOODBYE
5)MALTESE
FALCON
MAFIA GANGSTER
1)GODFATHER II
2)GOODFELLAS
3)GODFATHER
4)ROARING
TWENTIES
5)AL CAPONE
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1)DANA ANDREWS
2)JAMES CAGNEY
3)GENE HACKMAN
4)MARLON BRANDO
5)ORSON WELLES