Why Hollywood Won’t Cast Clark Gable Anymore

He was the star of some of Hollywood’s greatest pictures, earning studios more money than they could count. So, why doesn’t Hollywood use him for movies any more? The answer may shock you!   Press Next Page to Find out the SHOCKING reason

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Paul Newman, My Grandfather and the Making of the Movie ‘The Sting’

When I was growing up, my grandfather on my mother’s side used to drop by our apartment all of the time and watch television with us. My mom was a single mother who worked long hours as an assistant bookkeeper, so these moments at night were always a welcome rest from her very long days. During most of these times, … Read More

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The new greed is ruining Hollywood movies

I don’t know if you’ve been noticing lately, but way too many intellectual properties that have been made into movies are now stretching how many movies are being made for the simple goal of getting more money out of the movie public. It was the sort of thing that caused the last book in the Harry Potter franchise to somehow … Read More

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Being a Single Guy is Pretty Damn Tough These Days

It seems there’s a new Muppet Movie about to open up. For those who know me, it’s not a surprise that I’m actually looking forward to watching it when it does come out. But there’s a problem. That’s kind of what this whole post is about. You see, I’m one of those grown up kids who probably will never grow … Read More

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Now that Spock (Zachary Quinto) has come out of the closet, will it affect his Star Trek career?

First off, I have to say “hats off” to Zachary Quinto for coming out of the closet as a response to a bullying incident that he felt warranted his revelation of his gay lifestyle. Quinto, who is best known for playing Spock in the Star Trek reboot and the sinister Sylar on the television series Heroes, probably could have remained … Read More

duaneNow that Spock (Zachary Quinto) has come out of the closet, will it affect his Star Trek career?

Saving Private Netflix…and dealing with cheating whores

In the movie Saving Private Ryan, there’s a scene where Tom Hanks, playing the special ops captain who has just risked life and lost really good men, tells a young Private Ryan that he’d better do something great with his life, like invent a new brand of toothpaste or something, something to have made the sacrifices of his men worthwhile. … Read More

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Recap of the News and a treatise on quantum mechanics in movies

It’s time for a little recap of the news, Duane style. There were just too many little things going on that I didn’t want to write a bunch of different posts rather than just do the whole thing at once. 1. Charlie Sheen. It seems his second performance (in Chicago) was a lot better than his first one in Detroit. … Read More

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Those Rare Movies Where Great Writing Appears Almost from Nowhere

I’ve been kind of consumed by something else lately. I’ve been trying to write Java programming for a personal project of mine. But usually when I get consumed by something like that, every now and then something else manages to hit me out of left field, and I’m left astonished because I never saw it coming. This time around it … Read More

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Why I Never Watch the Academy Awards

Last night was the big night for overexposed movie stars to rub shoulders with each other and then give each other awards. The rest of us, sadly enough, weren’t actually invited. And if we showed up, we’d be arrested and escorted off to some place where we would never bother the rich and famous again. A bunch of movies were … Read More

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