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Daily Archives: January 16, 2016

“Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, A tale of a fateful trip That started from this tropic port Aboard this tiny ship.” “Gilligan’s Island” is probably not considered at TV classic, but it was part of the escapist 1960s charm which also brought us Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie. It’s hard to believe the show ran… Read more »

16 January 2016 | Features, Film Lists

From a story of a princess enchanted by sleep to a tale of children lured to a house made of confectionary, fairytales have long inhabited the minds of readers and film-watchers throughout the ages. Revered by adults for their powerful moral strength to warn children of the veritable dangers of life and loved by children for the enchanting worlds conjured… Read more »

16 January 2016 | Features, Film Lists

What makes the news of Alan Rickman’s death from cancer at 69 especially tragic, beyond the immense talent and stirring compassion, was the fact that he would have continued to work far beyond that. A man who was enormously devoted to his profession of acting and directing who would have continued to amaze, enthral and surprise us for years. He… Read more »

16 January 2016 | Features, Film Lists

The Horror genre has always had a loving home in Great Britain, tracing back to the founding of production company Hammer Horror in 1934. In the early years, they based their work solely on original classic novels, such as Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” and Bram Stoker’s “Dracula,” and until the 1970s, they dedicated most of their time to producing sequels to… Read more »

16 January 2016 | Features, Film Lists