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    Christmas double features

    I think so.
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    TopBilled’s Essentials

    Such a beautiful song!
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    Christmas double features

    How much is too much?
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    Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963)

    Who wouldn't enjoy this film - over and over again?! My favorite segment is, of course, the first one - "Adelina of Naples".
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    I Just Watched...

    Well, he was playing a man who had no interest in those nuns. He was a world unto himself. His sex appeal lives on, though. Well, it depends on one's point of view, doesn't it?
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    I Just Watched...

    Their father, who had decided to end it all, drove them too far out. He wanted to hide the results of his horrific decision - to kill himself and them.
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    I Just Watched...

    "Walkabout" - Nicholas Roeg - 1971 - starring Jenny Agutter, Lucien John and David Gumpilil - uniquely crafted story about two children who are stranded in the Austrailian outback and the aborigine boy they encounter who is on a "walkabout" - the visual design of this film is thrilling - it's alive with every kind of creature - it's about survivial, I think - under the most horrific circumstances - who will live and who will die? - a truly haunting experience - (Lucien John is actually Nicholas Roeg's son, Luc Roeg.)
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    I Just Watched...

    Kingrat, with "Watusi", you are in for an unexpected treat. The film was a hit at the box office, too.
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    I Just Watched...

    "Watusi" - Kurt Neumann - 1959 - "spoiler alert" - not a sequel to "King Solomon's Mines" - it takes place many years later, as Alan Quarterman's son (George Montgomery) returns to Africa in search of the fabled mines - along the way, he is joined by a local resident (David Farrar) who is looking for a change of pace (?!) - could that change of pace be George Montgomery? - and a missionary's daughter (Taina Elg) whose father has just been murdered by a local tribe - and is about to be slaughtered by the ravenous tribe - as I said, the film takes place many years later - but footage from "King Solomon's Mines" is used - although the film plays like a somewhat routine adventure yarn - it is "saved" by the charming performances of the three leads - Montgomery, Elg and Farrar - at the end, Montgomery and Farrar, who seemed to be entertaining a "bromance", transfer their affections to Elg - she eventually decides to remain in Africa with Montgomery - heartbroken (?!) - has he lost Montgomery or Elg? - Farrar decides to leave Africa - amongst this emotional upheaval, the diamonds are forgotten - the yarn has a genuinely "dark" ending - there are a lot of lingering shots of a barechested Montgomery, which Farrar seems to have a hard time resisting - this film represents the second pairing of Kurt Neumann, the director and James Clavell, the screenwriter - they had first worked together on the unforgettable "The Fly" -
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    Horst Buchholz: the German James Dean

    Hopefully, they're listening to you.
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    "Bohemian Rhapsody"(2018)

    I can only hope that Rami Malek receives an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.
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    Horst Buchholz: the German James Dean

    For me, his beauty and talent shone brightly in Josh Logan's "Fanny".
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    Horst Buchholz: the German James Dean

    Yes, he has been able to maintain his film career. Has anybody been able to see him in his Hollywood epic, "Nine Hours To Rama"?
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    Horst Buchholz: the German James Dean

    He's seen in the nude in the tribute. Dazzling.
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    Horst Buchholz: the German James Dean

    Shots like this one make you eager to see the film.
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    Horst Buchholz: the German James Dean

    It sounds very interesting.
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    Had Kevin Hart Hosted the Oscars Before?

    A few years ago, Kevin Hart said - and I paraphrase - "If my son were gay, I would kill him." And, now, we are supposed to believe that he has "evolved". Some statements, brimming with hate, cannot be forgiven.
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    I Just Watched...

    That's "The Last Leaf" and "The Gift of the Magi" - both memorable screen adaptations. I believe that "O. Henry's Full House" was Farley Granger's final Hollywood film - before he left for New York - to study acting with Sanford Meiser.
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    I Just Watched...

    Lorna, that is funny - your parents were "meanies". Little Lee Aaker is so "scary", though.
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    I Just Watched...

    Not to be "unkind" - but he does often have that hung-over look.
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    I Just Watched...

    "O. Henry's Full House" - various directors - 1952 - As an anthology film - five tales by the same author - this one is superb. All of the surprise endings are - "delicious". My favorite is "The Ransom of Red Chief" with Fred Allen, Oscar Levant and little Lee Aaker as J. B. Dorsett.
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    I Just Watched...

    As a movie, "The Man Who Came To Dinner" is so very enjoyable. Lots of wacky characters, like Jimmy Durante and Mary Wickes - "Come to my room later and bring a piece of rye bread." What can she do? She screams.
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    Random Alerts!

    Rupert Graves will always look amazing.
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    Random Alerts!

    Today, on TCM, two early Tab Hunter flicks that start at 12:30 in the afternoon - "The Steel Lady" (1953) and "Return To Treasure Island" (1954) - he was one of the most handsome men to ever grace the silver screen - and he had an extremely masculine presence on the silver screen, too. Usually seen as a sex symbol for young girls in the '50's, he was that - and more. Jack Warner, who never asked him about his sexual orientation, was a fan. And he was one of the few stars to have actually survived a "Confidential" magazine expose. I would like to recommend the current documentary, "Tab Hunter Confidential". Despite the hostile environment at the time of his stardom, Mr. Hunter rarely addressed his sexuality, he managed to survive and be remembered. An icon today, for gay men everywhere, who insisted on a life AND a career. And who understood that "gay" did not mean "fairy".

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