Dennis Hopper

Elevators in Classic Movies

“Take the stairs! Take the stairs! For God’s sake, take the stairs!” proclaimed the ad line to 1984’s The Lift. In general, that’s advice that should be heeded by most film characters. Angie Dickinson played a housewife that was brutally…

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The New Hollywood: A Groundbreaking Approach to Filmmaking

In the 1960s, a groundbreaking approach to filmmaking emerged that would forever alter the course of cinema. Dubbed the “New Hollywood” movement, this was a period of transition when upstart talents arose to challenge and change the parameters of the…

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Here’s This Week’s Notable Blu-ray and DVD New Releases!

As we prepare to say hello to June, let’s take some time during these waning days of May to enjoy this week’s new Blu-ray and DVD releases. Classics from yesteryear take center stage this time out, so let’s take a…

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His Mother’s Son: Dean Martin in “The Sons of Katie Elder”

Dean Martin was a singer who successfully made the transition from singer to actor. For every success in this endeavor (like Mark Walberg), there are probably at least ½ dozen who proved that it wasn’t always easy. And some who…

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This Week’s New Releases Include “The Meg,” “Mile 22,” and “A Christmas Story Live”

Whether you are ready for them or not, there’s no stopping the holidays. But at least things aren’t to crazy yet, so you’ll have some time to sit back, relax, and enjoy some of the huge new titles that the…

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“War for the Planet of the Apes” and More DVD/Blu-ray New Releases

Probably realizing that most people are watching horror flicks right now in anticipation of Halloween’s imminent arrival, the major studios have chosen to not release many titles on DVD and Blu-ray this week. But just because the pickings are lighter…

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