‘THE HIGHWAYMEN’ (2019)

‘THE HIGHWAYMEN’ (2019)

January 21, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  THE HIGHWAYMEN (2019)                     The Highwaymen (2019) is not a great movie but at least it focuses on the pursuers involved in the Bonnie Parker/Clyde Barrow saga of the 1930s and less on the two killers. Some newspapers at the time […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT64.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT64.

January 18, 2022 Alan Royle 2

JACK WARDEN (1920-2006)                    There have been numerous excellent American character actors, and Jack Warden was one of the best. Born in Newark, New Jersey to a German-Irish father and an Irish mother, he was expelled from high school at seventeen for repeatedly fighting. This led to him turning to professional […]

‘SPEAKING OUT’ – PT1

‘SPEAKING OUT’ – PT1

January 15, 2022 Alan Royle 2

  CAROLE LANDIS: (1919-48)                    [Carole sought fame, like most actors and actresses, but her primary objective seems to have been to find genuine love and marriage and to raise a family. Sadly, that was not to be. Unable to conceive, due to endometriosis, luckless in her quest for true love, […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT188

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT188

January 12, 2022 Alan Royle 2

   Nichelle Nichols as Lt. Uhura in Star Trek: The Original Series             The name Nichelle Nichols is well-known to fans of Star Trek: The Original Series (1966), in which she played Lt. Nyota Uhura. It might surprise her fans to learn that she was discovered […]

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MOVIE QUIZ # 2

January 9, 2022 Alan Royle 6

QUIZ # 2                   (ANSWERS LISTED AT THE END OF THE QUIZ)    Q1       WHO PLAYED THE TITLE ROLE IN SGT. BILKO (1996)?   Q2       THE 1963 ROMANTIC COMEDY CHARADE IS SET IN WHICH CITY?   Q3       WHO PLAYED ADDISON DE WITT IN […]

THE ENDLESS SUMMER (1965) – THE BIG COUNTRY (1958)

THE ENDLESS SUMMER (1965) – THE BIG COUNTRY (1958)

January 6, 2022 Alan Royle 8

  THE ENDLESS SUMMER (1965)              It rarely happens that a documentary actually results in changes in the world, but the Bruce Brown surfing film, The Endless Summer, released in 1965, is one such film. At the time of its release it was estimated there were probably no more than about […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT63.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT63.

January 3, 2022 Alan Royle 2

  PETER USTINOV (1921-2004)                  Born in London in 1921, Peter Ustinov had ancestral connections to Russian nobility, as well as to the Ethiopian Royal Family. His mother was seven months pregnant with him and working for the Imperial Mariinsky Ballet and Opera House in St. Petersburg, when she and her […]

TV WESTERNS – PT22

TV WESTERNS – PT22

December 31, 2021 Alan Royle 6

  (L to R) Neville Brand, Peter Brown, William Smith, Philip Carey LAREDO (1965-7) 56 EPISODES                 Laredo pretty much transposed the three British soldiers from the hit movie Gunga Din (1939) to the American West and turned them into Texas Rangers. In fact, the producers wanted the series to […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT53

RANDOM QUOTES – PT53

December 28, 2021 Alan Royle 4

  KIRSTEN DUNST: (1982 – )                                    [On kissing Brad Pitt in Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)]: ‘I am sure I would love to do it now, but back then, I […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT187

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT187

December 25, 2021 Alan Royle 4

       JACK WEBB (1920-82)                               Although he achieved some success as a writer and, arguably, more as an actor in both movies and television, Jack Webb was primarily an executive producer (and creator) of three successful TV series, – Dragnet 67(1967-70), Adam-12 (1968-72) and Emergency! (1972). It is […]