LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES

April 21, 2022 Alan Royle 4

  WARGAMES (1983)                         This intriguing and highly entertaining film is largely due to the excellent performance by 20 year-old Matthew Broderick in only his second film. Faced with choosing between this picture and the Alex Keaton role in the TV series Family Ties, he picked the movie and Michael […]

MOVIE QUIZ #7

MOVIE QUIZ #7

April 18, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  MOVIE QUIZ #7   Q1       MAX BIALYSTOCK AND LEO BLOOM ARE THE PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS IN A COMEDY FIRST MADE IN 1967, THEN IN 2005. NAME THE FILM.   Q2       WILLIAM HURT, ALBERT BROOKS & HOLLY HUNTER ARE INVOLVED IN A LOVE TRIO IN WHICH 1987 FILM SET IN A […]

TV WESTERNS – PT26.

TV WESTERNS – PT26.

April 15, 2022 Alan Royle 5

  THE MAN FROM BLACKHAWK (1959-60) 37 EPISODES                   It is generally believed that this short-lived series was created to take advantage of the popularity of ‘private eye’ television series such as 77 Sunset Strip at the time. It starred Robert Rockwell as Sam Logan, an insurance investigator from the Blackhawk […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT193.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT193.

April 12, 2022 Alan Royle 4

  Roman Polanski For those who still feel Roman Polanski has been unfairly harassed and pursued for the last 44 years, it may be of interest for you to peruse the six felony counts handed down to him by the Grand Jury in 1977 following the man’s depraved photo-session in […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT57

RANDOM QUOTES – PT57

April 9, 2022 Alan Royle 7

  PETER USTINOV (1921 – 2004)               [Espousing the difference between acting and politics]: ‘Two members of my profession who are not urgently needed by my profession, Mr. Ronald Reagan and Mr. George Murphy, entered politics and they’ve done extremely well. Since there has been no reciprocal tendency in the other […]

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES

April 6, 2022 Alan Royle 2

  SUNDAY TOO FAR AWAY (1975)             Jack Thompson as Foley the ‘gun shearer’ I have watched a lot of Australian films in my life and this extraordinary picture about a shearing team in the Australian outback in 1955, on the eve of the great Shearers’ Strike of 1956, is, in […]

MOVIE QUIZ #7

MOVIE QUIZ #6

April 3, 2022 Alan Royle 0

MOVIE QUIZ #6   Q1       IN CITY SLICKERS (1991), BILLY CRYSTAL’S CHARACTER, MITCH ROBBINS, BIRTHED A CALF. WHAT NAME DID HE GIVE IT?   Q2       WHO PLAYED SABRINA FAIRCHILD IN THE 1954 ROMANCE SABRINA?   Q3       WHICH 2013 FILM IS ABOUT A FREE BLACK MAN, SOLOMON NORTHUP, BEING KIDNAPPED AND […]

THEIR FAVOURITE PERFORMANCES? PT1.

THEIR FAVOURITE PERFORMANCES? PT1.

March 31, 2022 Alan Royle 2

  THEIR FAVOURITE PERFORMANCES? We often hear critics and movie ‘experts’ wax lyrical about the best performance by such and such an actor or actress, but I wonder what the stars themselves think is their best ever performance; which of their films rates as their personal favourite? At the risk […]

UNEXPECTED ORIGINS? PT1.

UNEXPECTED ORIGINS? PT1.

March 28, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  I am mildly surprised every so often to discover that such and such an actor or actress was not born where I had always assumed he or she had originated. With that in mind I did some checking and came up with quite a few surprises. Some of these […]

:TV WESTERNS – PT26

:TV WESTERNS – PT25

March 25, 2022 Alan Royle 3

  THE LONER (1965-6) 26 EPISODES                    By all accounts this short-lived series was of the highest quality. It never made it to Australia so I have never seen an episode, but it is nonetheless surprising that a series devised and written by Rod Serling, creator of the classic series The […]