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Peter Putzel
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The Sexiest Eyebrows in Hollywood History
The Hollywood sex symbol is as old as...uh, Hollywood, I guess. And there are a ton of those symbols to choose from. There are some stars who are good looking, but have one quality that pushes them into that sex symbol status: sexy eyebrows. Yes, I said eye...

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Laurel & Hardy's Way Out West Is My Happy Place
There are few things outside of my family that give me great joy, but Laurel and Hardy are definitely on that list. They are the ultimate comedy duo, putting all others to shame. TO SHAME! And of all the L&H films and shorts, Way Out West is tops on my list...

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Christopher Walken: The Anti-Christ and the Arch-Angel
When I saw the announcement for The Great Villain Blogathon, I knew right away what I was going to do: Christopher Walken. Who else could play an Arch-Angel just as villainous as the "Anti-Christ"? Only Walken. Vincenzo Coccotti Walken appears in True Roman...

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31 Days of Oscar: Dimitri Tiomkin
(Courtesy: dimitritiomkin.com ) Russia is known for a lot of things. Some good, some bad. One of the good things is its music and composers: Rimsky-Korsakov, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, and for cinephiles--film composer Dimitri Tiomkin. He was as prolific a co...

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Paths of Glory: A Review
There are war movies and there are movies about war. War movies have great battle scenes, tons of action, heroes (and anti-heroes), and perhaps not much for political or philosophical commentary. Hell, some war movies can even be funny. Right,  1941 ? Stanl...

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Try It, You'll Like It!: The Americanization of Emily
[Disclaimer: some of this post was written while under the fog of Percoset prescribed to me due to a massive kidney stone shortly before publishing. However, I made a commitment to have this thing up and ready, so here it is. It isn't anywhere near perfect ...

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Whit Bissell: Uncredited but not forgotten
Everyone participating in this weekend's blogathon, whether as a contributor or as a reader, has likely watched every movie ever made. And somewhere along the way through that celluloid jungle, particular individuals start to stand out: "Hey, that woman loo...

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Criterion Blogathon: Fritz Lang's M
"The man in black will soon be here, whith his cleaver's blade so true, he'll make mincemeat out of you." And that is how Fritz Lang's 1931 film M starts. Reminiscent of A Nightmare on Elm Street 's "One, two, Freddie's coming for you...", the children's rh...

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007: The Case for Idris Elba
(Courtesy: poptower.com ) Let me start by saying I am not a James Bond aficionado, but I am a fan of the films in general and have a few that I enjoy a great deal. I am in the camp that says that Sean Connery is the greatest Bond of all time, but Daniel Cra...

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TCM Discoveries: My kids and The Unknown
"This is a story they tell in old Madrid...it's a story they say is true." Hello, movie lovers, today is the TCM Discoveries Blogathon, hosted by Nitrate Diva . We're supposed to post about films that we first saw via one of the many platforms of TCM. Howev...
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