MY LEAST-LIKED COMEDIANS.

MY LEAST-LIKED COMEDIANS.

August 28, 2022 Alan Royle 8

                I find everyone on the following list to be ‘unfunny’. They are listed alphabetically by surname, accompanied by a brief mention of my reasons for their inclusion in the list. Many of these people are considered to be icons by the general […]

THE DUCHESS (2008)

THE DUCHESS (2008)

August 25, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  THE DUCHESS (2008)                    This film looks at the marriage of Georgiana Spencer to William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire, in 1774, the unique marital arrangement she endured throughout much of the union, and the impact she had on British fashion and the nation’s politics during her time as the […]

THE ‘L’ WORD.

THE ‘L’ WORD.

August 22, 2022 Alan Royle 4

  THE ‘L’ WORD (2004-9)                  A couple of weeks ago I was skimming through ‘STAN’, looking for something light to watch, when I came across this series. I hurriedly assumed the ‘L’ stood for ‘love’ and, since it starred Jennifer Beals (an actress I have always admired), I decided to […]

TV WESTERNS – PT34.

TV WESTERNS – PT34.

August 19, 2022 Alan Royle 2

                THE ROUNDERS (1966-7) 17 EPISODES                        MGM churned out this series in an endeavour to capitalize on the popularity of the 1965 comedy western of the same name that starred Glenn Ford and Henry Fonda. Unfortunately, the series did not feature stars of […]

LGTTM – ‘BACK TO THE FUTURE’ (1985)

LGTTM – ‘BACK TO THE FUTURE’ (1985)

August 16, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985)                 Twenty-three year old Michael J. Fox had always been the first choice to portray seventeen year-old Marty McFly, but he was unavailable due to scheduling conflicts with his work on the smash hit TV series Family Ties […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT200

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT200

August 13, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  Vera Miles Actress Vera Miles has married four times in her long life (she celebrated her 91st birthday in August 2020). Three of her husbands were strapping and extremely fit men yet, by sheer coincidence, all three died within a short time span of each other. Her third spouse, […]

THE REAL ‘MEMPHIS BELLE’

THE REAL ‘MEMPHIS BELLE’

August 10, 2022 Alan Royle 8

  THE MEMPHIS BELLE: A Story of a Flying Fortress (1944)                  I recently had the privilege of watching the 2018 restored print of William Wyler’s 1944 film of the twenty-fifth and final bombing mission of a B-17, the ‘Memphis Belle’, as it participated in a raid on the U-boat pens […]

TV WESTERNS – PT33

TV WESTERNS – PT33

August 7, 2022 Alan Royle 2

    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 […]