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  The first of the original Monkees to pass on.  Davy Jones has died.   Formed in 1965 for the TV show ‘The Monkees’, the...

All About Celeste   We had but one surviving member of the principal cast of ALL ABOUT EVE.   Time had taken Bette Davis, Gary...

  Weep Not   “No crying” says the father repeatedly to his six year old daughter in BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD.  “Don’t you cry”...

  Stone of Eras   ROCK OF AGES was a Tony nominated stage musical that inevitably has come to the screen.  The basic storyline, that...

  Ice Flake Blanc and the Pursuer   The concoction that is SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN uses the Grimm’s fairy tale, a dash of...

Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds at full tilt and a support cast including Vera Farmiga, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepherd and Robert Patrick. It falls somewhat...

Dark Shadows DARK SHADOWS had more promise than many movies this year.  It is the 8th collaboration between Johnny Depp and Tim Burton.  It is...

      War Vessel BATTLESHIP is yet another blockbuster movie adapted from a board game.  This time from Hasbro.  The FX are mammoth, the...

This is a pared back, survivalist tale where man versus both the elements and some of nature’s efficient killers. Liam Neeson is Ottway, a sort...

   The Astounding Arachnid Gent   THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, although the fourth in the movie series, is basically a remake of the first 2002 introductory film....

Australian City Beats Paris, New York In Food Stakes   An Australian city has beaten the famous cities in the food stakes, being named among...

    And Then There Were Two   Levon Helm has died aged 71.  The mighty musical lineup of ‘The Band’ is whittled further down....

  We Farewell Mrs. Fang   Her eccentric wardrobe, self deprecating jokes, maniacal cackling laugh and hairstyles that made her look as if she was...

  Judy Garland’s Ruby Slippers Sell for $2 million Costliest Slippers in the World On the season premiere of “Hollywood Treasures” on SyFy, Judy Garland’s...

  Cosmo — Another Great Loss   Again, someone has died whose name is probably solely associated with one massive highpoint in her career but...

  The Ukraine   Two very different movies so far this week and both opened to limited release and I had to journey down to the...

    The Stygian Warrior Ascends   THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is Christopher Nolan’s conclusion to his Batman trilogy and is without doubt the darkest...