All articles from: January, 2010

Alvarez Kelly (1966)

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Alvarez Kelly was directed by Edward Dmytryk. Dmytrky was a member of the Hollywood Ten, he served time in prison for being in contempt of Congress during the McCarthy trials. After a months he testify again, and gave the names of his fellow members in the American Communist Party. This kept directing low budget films […]

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The Blind Side (2009)

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The Blind Side was directed by John Lee Hancock.  Hancock directed one other sports movie, The Rookie(2002). The Blind Side is based on the 2006 book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis. It’s the  story of Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron), a homeless kid living on the street is taken in by […]

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Sherlock Holmes (2009)

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Sherlock Holmes was directed by Madonna”s ex-husband, Guy Ritchie. Ritchie first feature film was Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, made in 1998. In 1891 London, Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey, Jr.) and Dr. John Watson (Jude Law)  prevent Lord Blackwood (Mark Strong) from conducting a human sacrifice. Blackwood is arrested by Inspector Lestrade (Eddie Marsan) […]

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Along the Great Divide (1951)

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Along the Great Divide was directed by Raoul Walsh. Walsh directed many great action movies, including several of my favorite Errol Flynn movies. Marshal Merrick (Kirk Douglas) saves a murder suspect, Tim ‘Pop’ Keith(Walter Brennan) from a lynching by rancher Ned Roden (Morris Ankrum), whose son Ed was killed. Add Pop’s daughter (Virginia Mayo) to […]

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