Category Archives: Golden Age of Cinema

Cheeta The Chimp, RIP.

Addenda: There’s now some debate over whether the chimp who expired over the Christmas holiday was the real Cheeta or even ever got near a Hollywood soundstage. The Miami New Times reports: <‚ÄčTo hear the story repeated from fine bastions … Continue reading

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Report: Silence of the Lambs, Forrest Gump Added To National Film Registry.

Helllooo … Clarice …. Anthony Hopkins’ Hannibal Lecter steps a little further into film history today as director Jonathan Demme’s 1991 tale of the erudite serial killer with a taste for human flesh officially becomes part of the National Film … Continue reading

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New “Three Stooges” Trailer Released.

I think I’ll stick with the original shorts.

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Harry Morgan, An Appreciation.

Veteran character actor Harry Morgan, best known for his work as Col. Sherman Potter on the sitcom M.A.S.H., has died. He was 96. Born in 1915, Morgan had a career in film (“To The Shores of Tripoli“) and television that … Continue reading

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Weekend Box Office And Your Monday Must-Read.

A Long-Running Cineaste feature returns after a brief hiatus today. “Twilight” three-peated during a slow weekend at the box office, while The Muppets remain in second place. From BoxOffice Mojo, here’s the weekend by the numbers: TW LW Title (click … Continue reading

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Producer Mike Kaplan’s Collection Of Vintage Movie Posters Goes On Exhibit.

And there’s some corkers, including this terrific French poster for Audrey Hepburn in “Funny Face.” You can view the full slideshow here.

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Hedy Lamarr Invented The Cell Phone. You’re Welcome.

In Addition To Being … … one of Hollywood’s classic sirens, actress Hedy Lamarr was also crazy smart. How smart? Smart enough to develop the tech allowing you to send mobile photos of dancing cats, cute babies and dumb skater … Continue reading

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