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Back in 1982, the BBC turned to 19th century author Anthony Trollope for a seven-part miniseries called "THE BARCHESTER CHRONICLES". The miniseries was based upon the author’s first two Barchester novels about the Church of England. Read more... )
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Below are screenshot images from the 1982 miniseries, "THE BARCHESTER CHRONICLES". Based upon two of Anthony Trollope's "BARCHESTER" novels - "The Warden" (1855) and "Barchester Towers" (1857), the miniseries starred Donald Pleasence, Nigel Hawthorne, Geraldine McEwan, Janet Maw, Alan Rickman, Angela Pleasence and Susan Hampshire: Read more... )
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When I had first learned that Warner Brothers Studio and the producers of the HARRY POTTER franchise planned to divide the series' last novel into two movies, I had harbored strong doubts against this plan. Then I saw "HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART I" and my doubts were erased. I thought for sure that they would be able to pull this off. And after watching the last movie in the movie . . . I have changed my mind again. Read more... )
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Below are images from the last HARRY POTTER movie, released during the summer of 2011. Directed by David Yates, "HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS - PART II" starred Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson: Read more... )
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"DIE HARD" (1988) Review

Almost twenty-six years ago, 20th Century Fox released an action-adventure film that kicked off a movie franchise that has lasted with the addition of four other films and twenty-five years. I am speaking of the 1988 movie called "DIE HARD". And the ironic thing is that I had no intention of seeing the film when it first hit the movie theaters during that summer of '88. Read more... )
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Below are images from the 1988 action film, "DIE HARD". Based on Roderick Thorp's 1979 novel, "Nothing Lasts Forever", and directed by John McTiernan, the movie starred Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald Vel Johnson and Alan Rickman: Read more... )
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Below is a list of my top ten favorite movies released in 2013: Read more... )
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"THE BUTLER" (2013) Review

When I first saw the trailer for "THE BUTLER", I resisted the urge to see it. I have nothing against films about the African-American experience. I could not wait to see Quentin Tarantino's pre-Civil War opus, "DJANGO UNCHAINED". But there was something about the trailer for "THE BUTLER" that turned me off. It had that dignified, pretentious aura that marred "THE KING'S SPEECH" and "NORTH AND SOUTH: BOOK II" for me. I was determined to avoid it. But thanks to my family, I could not avoid it in the end. Read more... )
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Below is a gallery of images from "THE BUTLER", an adaptation of the real-life accounts of former White House butler, Eugene Allen. Directed by Lee Daniels, the movie stars Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey and David Oyelowo: Read more... )


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