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  • Down And (Far) Out

    A giant careens down the corridor of a crummy hotel in East L.A. His biceps are as bulky as state-fair hams and they are tatooed with the storyboard of your worst nightmare. You pray that he is employed in some captive, professional capacity. [caption id="attachment_56616" align="aligncenter" width="617"] The intensity...bar[/caption] "He's an actor and a stuntman and a writer," the production assistant whispers. Writer? "For muscle magazines. He calls himself Magic." Magic and his c.....

  • Movie Sex In The 60's

    The rapidity with which the legitimate cinema in America, in a decade and a half, shrugged off the shackles of censorship and tested public inhibition to the hilt was, to say the least, spectacular. At the beginning of the ’sixties, in spite of a growing audacity epitomized by the sexual cynicism of (remarkably enough) a British film, Jack Clayton’s Room at the Top (1958), nudity (except in the censor-snubbing nudist-camp films) was virtually non-existent and normally excised from more libe.....

  • Movie Sex In The 70's

    The star-system was pronounced dead by almost everyone, but as of the moment of writing everyone is talking about Liza Minnelli in Cabaret and she made the covers of Time and Newsweek simultaneously. Contrast the unfortunate Julie Ege, a British starlet. The Sunday Times reported in February 1971 that in less than two years 1,657 column inches had been devoted to her of which only 34 inches consisted of "critical appraisal of her film roles”. The movie world may have endured a series of con.....

  • Movies Opening May 2 2014

    This week features some great movies that will be opening. The Amazing Spiderman 2 - perfect for any fan of the superhero genre. Belle - A coming of age piece set in 19th century England Beneath The Harvest Sky - A drama about two young men drawn into the world of crime and drug smuggling. Whitewash - A great documentary

  • The Making Of Close Encounters Of T...

    A few years ago, director Steve Spielberg and producers Julia and Michael Phillips met with the top executives of Columbia Pictures to outline the project that $19 million dollars and countless man-hours later would be the enormously successful CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND. Spielberg described his original story of ordinary Mid-Westerners whose lives are turned topsy-turvy by sighting several UFO’s (close encounters of the first kind), who can’t deny the physical evidence left by t.....

  • Winter 2013 Movies We Love

    We cannot tell you what the weather forecast will be, but we think the movie business will see some pretty hot results for the end of the year. Some of the great movies we are looking forward to include: The Wolf of Wall Street Anchor Man 2

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