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How Audrey Hepburn Changed The Way Hollywood Looked At Women
Audrey Hepburn. We all know her name, we've all seen her movies, but did you ever stop to think how she became one of the 20th Century's leading symbols for womanhood? With her skinny waist, short hai...
Rich Monetti2 years ago
Hedy Lamarr Forgotten as Female Inventor Who Brought Us WiFi Connection
If you can remember 1989 and When Harry Met Sally, Meg Ryan’s onscreen orgasm awakened such a force in America that our loins had us limping for a week. You remember, that would be from the pain endur...
Kim Hastings2 years ago
Top Television Shows in the 1970s
Ah, the 1970s. It was a decade of bean bag chairs, swag lamps, gas lines, and a President on the ropes and out the door. Waterbeds hove into view, a piece of furniture masquerading as a boat. Mood rin...
Field Of Dreams Film Review
"Ray, people will come Ray. They'll come to Iowa for reasons they can't even fathom. They'll turn up your driveway not knowing for sure why they're doing it. They'll arrive at your door as innocent as...
Why Does Don Draper Go to the Movies?
Since the conception of the motion picture, going to the movies has become a powerful form of escapism. We leave reality behind, if only for a little bit, to find satisfaction elsewhere. Sometimes we ...
Gratuitous Excess: Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby'
The greatest novel of the American dream (in my opinion) is F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. It's sad and sweet and gets read once a year as I sit on the shores of Long Island, beach chair in t...
Rich Monetti2 years ago
Nightmare on Elm Street Documentary Screams for Recognition of Gay Rights Struggle
To Roman Chimienti, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge thoroughly awoke his nascent horror movies undertone. So while the second installment slashed the shallow plot lines of the genre (and...
Frank White2 years ago
The History of Anne Bonney and Mary Read
As closely as historians can determine, the story of Anne Bonney and Mary Read started in an English port town in the 1680s when a comely, "young and airy" sea wife gave birth to a robust baby girl. T...
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Kenneth Cox2 years ago
Forgotten 'Toons
Cartoons have been a part of our collective lives in one form or another for hundreds of years. Even Leonardo da Vinci drew caricatures based on famous personalities of his day. The cartoon characters...
Stephen Hamilton2 years ago
'Batman: The Movie' Is the OG of the DC Brand
In 1966, Batman made his big-screen debut in the the comic-book genre, Batman: The Movie. But what special quality of the masked crusader endeared him to the American public? Taking a closer look at t...
Rich Monetti2 years ago
Audrey Hepburn Succumbs to Charade as the Age of Cary Grants' Movies Come to an End
In 2017, as Netflix or your DVD aligns its digits to the opening of "Charade," the 1963 film gives off a sense that the world is in the midst of an identity crisis that ties to the end of an era for C...
Rich Monetti2 years ago
Woody Allen Finds Himself and the Roaring 20s in Zelig
Who else but Woody Allen himself could insert himself into Nazi archival footage, cause a ruckus to get the attention of a girl he loves and then get a laugh while Adolf Hitler rants on world dominati...
Ben W2 years ago
‘The Godfather’ – Film Review and Analysis
One of the great classic American films of the 20th century, The Godfather, directed by the legendary Francis Ford Coppola and based off of the novel of the same title by Mario Puzo is often considere...
Jacob Elyachar2 years ago
The Best Power Ranger Stories of All-Time
This is it! Tonight, the Power Rangers return to the Silver Screen. Before Saban’s Power Rangers rolls its opening credits, Geeks is celebrating the best Power Rangers stories of all-time. Warning! Sp...
Nick Brown2 years ago
Rewatching... The Avengers: The Living Dead
Friday 24 February 1967 So this man walks into a pub… It’s a boozy old tramp, and he staggers out of the pub again into the adjacent graveyard. He clearly has a brilliant sense of humour as he laughs ...
Nick Brown2 years ago
Rewatching... The Avengers: The See-Through Man
Friday 3 February 1967 Mad inventors and nutty eccentrics seem to have become a staple ingredient of The Avengers. This week’s combines both with an eccentric inventor. He’s called Quilby and is playe...
Sarah Reeson2 years ago
Why Do you Game?
My first experience of computing was, I suspect, similar to many others in an earnest peer group: 10 type ‘Sarah is Ace’ 20 goto 10 run It is 1980. I’d tried all the girly stuff (ballet, horses, Jacki...
Patricia Sarkar2 years ago
Golden Age of Superhero Movies 1938 - 1988
There are more than the few and the proud as the genre is born with a KA-POW! Adam West's Batman's warm smile and the soaring theme of Christopher Reeve's Superman followed by a barrage of sequels wer...