TV WESTERNS – PT33

TV WESTERNS – PT33

August 7, 2022 Alan Royle 1

    RIVERBOAT (1959-61) 44 EPISODES                  Darren McGavin & Burt Reynolds in Riverboat  Set in the nineteenth century, mainly on the Mississippi River, this series follows the adventures of Captain Grey Holden (Darren McGavin) after he wins a river boat in a poker game. Burt Reynolds, in his television debut, plays […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT62

RANDOM QUOTES – PT62

August 4, 2022 Alan Royle 2

  MALCOLM MCDOWELL (1943 – )                     ‘The best thing I did was abuse myself when younger – I dabbled in everything, cocaine, booze, women – because now I don’t have to do it anymore.’ ‘I did a picture I loved called Time After Time (1979), and the people who saw […]

THE REAL BUTCH & SUNDANCE

THE REAL BUTCH & SUNDANCE

August 1, 2022 Alan Royle 2

  BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID (1969) (Paul Newman & Robert Redford in the 1969 film)                     Ever since this popular movie emerged and highlighted the exploits of Butch and Sundance, there have been theories and rumours that the two desperadoes […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT199

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT199

July 29, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  Sarah Bernhardt Paris-born star of the French stage, Sarah Bernhardt, had an unspectacular, (in comparison to her illustrious stage career), venture into the movie-making business, developing a kind of sporadic love/hate relationship with it. Her screen debut was in Le duel d’Hamlet (1900), after which she promptly declared she […]

HEDDA & LOUELLA

HEDDA & LOUELLA

July 26, 2022 Alan Royle 8

  HEDDA & LOUELLA                                Movie-struck columnist Louella Parsons used extortion and blackmail to rule Hollywood’s gossip mill with an iron glove for decades. It would be accurate to say that it was more the stories she did not print that gave her a vice-like grip on the studios and their […]

TV WESTERNS – PT32

TV WESTERNS – PT32

July 23, 2022 Alan Royle 3

  THE RESTLESS GUN (1957-9) 78 EPISODES                 The Restless Gun was actually based on a former radio series named ‘The Six-Shooter’ that starred James Stewart. John Payne was cast as the star, his character’s name altered from Britt Ponset to Vint Bonner. The […]

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – ‘HAPPY GILMORE’ (1996)

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – ‘HAPPY GILMORE’ (1996)

July 20, 2022 Alan Royle 6

  HAPPY GILMORE (1996)               It has taken me over twenty years to bring myself to watch this movie. There were several reasons for the delay. First and foremost, I simply cannot be bothered with Adam Sandler. He can’t act, he can’t write and he can’t make me laugh. The man […]

20 of Today’s Movie Beauties

20 of Today’s Movie Beauties

July 17, 2022 Alan Royle 3

  MADELEINE STOWE: A native of Los Angeles who now spends her days with her husband on their working cattle ranch in Texas, Madeleine Stowe is actually in her early sixties, and no doubt still a knockout. Back in the late eighties and throughout the nineties, however, she was the […]

TODAY’S TV BEAUTIES

TODAY’S TV BEAUTIES

July 14, 2022 Alan Royle 2

  Being born in the ‘baby-boomer’ era I have been guilty of focusing on screen goddesses of yesteryear, those at their peak between the 1930s and the 1980s, but there now exists a whole crop of beautiful actresses (including in the world of television), who seriously challenge the validity of […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT198.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT198.

July 11, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  Director James Cameron James Cameron, director of Titanic (1997) and Avatar (2009), became the first person to reach the bottom of the Mariana Trench in a one-man craft; a feat he accomplished on March 25, 2012. The Mariana Trench is the deepest known point on Earth, at 11 km […]