‘ULZANA’S RAID’ & ‘IVANHOE’.

‘ULZANA’S RAID’ & ‘IVANHOE’.

June 26, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  ULZANA’S RAID (1972)                  This is a particularly brutal film at times, but Ulzana’s Raid is, in my opinion, one of the better westerns to come out of the seventies. Critics appear divided on this, however. The story has no basis in fact. The green Lieutenant DeBuin (played by Bruce […]

TV WESTERNS – PT30

TV WESTERNS – PT30

June 23, 2022 Alan Royle 2

  THE RANGE RIDER (1951-53) 78 EPISODES                This series was one of the earliest westerns on American TV and was well-received. Jock Mahony, a former stuntman (and the step-father of actress Sally Field) was the star of the show. Oddly, his character had no name and was known only as […]

MEMORABLE MOVIE DIALOGUE – PT8

MEMORABLE MOVIE DIALOGUE – PT8

June 20, 2022 Alan Royle 4

  Lauren Holly in Down Periscope (1996) [Lauren Holly as Lt. Emily Lake, Diving Officer aboard the diesel submarine USS Stingray, as she completes a tricky and highly dangerous manoeuvre in the 1996 comedy Down Periscope]: ‘Balls to the wall, boys!’ Gregory Peck in Twelve O’clock High (1949) [Gregory Peck as General Savage in […]

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES

June 17, 2022 Alan Royle 4

  THE DISH (2000)                                           This movie provides a light-hearted look at Australia’s contribution to the July 20, 1969 moon landing. It contains some great soundtrack hits from the era as […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT60.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT60.

June 14, 2022 Alan Royle 4

    BOBBY DRISCOLL (1937-68)                   [The child star of Treasure Island (1950), and the voice of Disney’s animated Peter Pan in 1953, fell victim to drug addiction and was dead at 31]: ‘I wish I could say that my childhood was a happy one, but I wouldn’t be honest. I […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT196

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT196

June 11, 2022 Alan Royle 6

  Joanna Pettet Joanna & Alan Bates towards the end of his life In 1968, British actress Joanna Pettet married American actor Alex Cord. Less than four months later, she gave birth to a boy who was the biological son of British actor Terence Stamp. The boy would die aged […]

TV WESTERNS – PT29

TV WESTERNS – PT29

June 8, 2022 Alan Royle 4

  PARADISE (1988-91) 56 EPISODES                      Paradise is the name of Californian town in which this series, set in 1890, is set. It was broadcast by CBS from October 1988 until May 1991, and was re-named Guns of Paradise for the […]

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES

June 5, 2022 Alan Royle 4

  THE KARATE KID (1984)                           The Karate Kid (1984) was so successful that it spawned sequels in 1986, 1989 and 1994. Ralph Macchio, who played the high school student Daniel LaRusso, was actually twenty-two years old when the picture was being shot. Furthermore, Elisabeth Shue, his girlfriend in the film, […]

..MOVIE QUIZ # 10

MOVIE QUIZ # 10

June 2, 2022 Alan Royle 2

  MOVIE QUIZ #10   Q1       ANNE BANCROFT PLAYED MRS. ROBINSON IN THE GRADUATE (1967).  NAME HER DAUGHTER PLAYED BY KATHARINE ROSS?   Q2       IN CRAZY RICH ASIANS (2018), CONSTANCE WU (RACHEL CHU) TRAVELS TO WHICH CITY TO MEET HER BOYFRIEND’S FAMILY?   Q3       WHO WON A BEST ACTOR OSCAR […]

TV – McLeod’s Daughters

TV – McLeod’s Daughters

May 30, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  MCLEOD’S DAUGHTERS (2001-09)        This was one of Australia’s all-time favourite and successful television series, as evidenced by its eight seasons consisting of 224 episodes, each of 45 minutes duration. The story revolved around five women running a cattle station, ‘Drover’s Run’, in outback South Australia. Over its eight-season run […]