Category: Films & TV

Charles Manson Haunt, Spahn Movie Ranch, Hell or Hollywood History?

Charles Manson Haunt, Spahn Movie Ranch, Hell or Hollywood History? I am really going off the beaten path today as Christa, my daughter, and I decided to have an adventure in Hollywood history this week while we were off for the holiday and the reaction of others to our destination was quite surprising to me.  We went to the infamous Spahn Movie Ranch which was home to Manson and The Family at the time of the Tate/La Bianca murders. Having spent many years of my early career working in death row and criminal law I was interested in the...

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If you plan on renting the DVD of “All Good Things,” …

If you plan on renting the DVD of “All Good Things,” please read this first Kathie McCormack was a beautiful young woman. When I look at pictures of her, I remember an even prettier woman. I liked Kathie because she was not all about her looks and that helped because I was so insecure about mine. My three brothers had secret crushes on her. I think they might protest this proclamation now, but their older sister saw their faces. Kathie always laughed the loudest at my father’s jokes and nothing pleased my late father more then to have a...

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Film And TV Star, Animal Activist/Advocate, Elaine Hendrix

Animal Activist/Advocate, Elaine Hendrix Several years ago when my granddaughter, Fallon, was about four years old, she was addicted to the movie Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion.  She watched that movie faithfully every day and could recite almost every line from it.  While watching it with her and her mother I was taken by a young actress who was an obvious standout in the role of “Lisa Luder”.  She was the only member of the high school clique who had grown past their “in crowd” high school years, made a good career for herself and had the courage...

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The Film Fatales look for the wonder in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone 2013. 100 Minutes, Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin, Jim Carrey, James Gandolfini, Jay Mohr. Directed by Don Scardino. When a street magician’s stunt begins to make their show look stale, superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton look to salvage on their act – and their friendship – by staging their own daring stunt. (imdb) elizabeth: I went in with an open mind and a brownie that Nicole snuck into the theatre. I laughed through The Campaign (and primal scream therapy has helped me embrace that “silly movies rock” part of me...

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Flight and Skyfall: The Film Fatales

Flight and Skyfall: The Film Fatales give you two good reasons to get high. Flight. 2012. 138 minutes. Starring Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Nadine Velazquez, Don Cheadle. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. NOW ON DVD.    An airline pilot saves a flight from crashing, but an investigation into the malfunctions reveals something troubling. (imdb) elizabeth: After watching the plane scene where Denzel Washington’s Whip Whitaker safely lands a broken plane, I booked my next flight to Paris. Not. It was about as tense a scene as you can get because you are left to ponder, “Is this really what happens...

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The Film Fatales – Identity Thief

Identity Thief 2013. 112 excruciating minutes. Staring Melissa McCarthy, Jason Batman and a cast of characters you just want to forget. Directed by Seth Gordon (your mother must be so proud) and the screenplay writer has changed his identity. Smart move on his part. Mild-mannered businessman Sandy Patterson travels from Denver to Miami to confront the deceptively harmless-looking woman who has been living it up after stealing Sandy’s identity. (imdb) elizabeth: So you might be able to tell how we are feeling about the movie from the intro to this post. Read it and save yourselves. It is too...

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