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Two of the “Ocean’s 11” crew – the original crew – shared birthdays today: Richard Conte and Norman Fell. In fact, Conte’s character plays the vital role in the outcome of the 1960 heist film. Richard Conte was a dark, tough looking Italian and subsequently played lots of tough guys roles in the movies and […]

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I am not a huge fan of Joe Pesci. I don’t dislike him but, as a movie fan, his type of role and films, as a rule, aren’t my cup of tea. I loved David Letterman but even I admitted that near the end of his run, he’d become bored and disinterested with┬ámost of his […]

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All month long on Wednesday nights through Thursday morning, Turner Classic Movies will be featuring Frank Sinatra films and TV specials in honor of the entertainer’s 100th Birthday on December 12, 2015. They’ll be showing the best of the best and the worst of the worst. In fact, both extremes will be shown in the […]

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As I’ve professed before on this forum, “CBS News Sunday Morning” is one of my favorite shows on television. It is the only news magazine format program I watch because it’s not only entertaining and edifying but it tells positive, feel good stories instead of the horrible stories that fill most news and news magazine […]

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There have been many a list of greatest films: greatest film comedies, greatest film musicals, greatest war movies, gangster pictures, etc. There’s been lists of greatest film songs, ooh, that’s a good one – we’ll have to do that some time. There’s also been more than a few lists of greatest film quotes. Here’s a […]

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