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25 Great War Movies for Veterans Day

Now some movies on the list really aren’t actual war films, as they may have no violence depicted.  But the theme of military veterans struggling to make it after years of combat is considered timely.  Continue reading

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Smooth’s Top 21 Favorite Movie Westerns

Westerns haven’ usually been my favorite genre, but there are some really great films that I’ll watch over and over again.  So I’ve developed a list, not in order, of some of my favorite movie westerns.  There are still a … Continue reading

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My Top 11 Favorite Pre-Code Films

I’ve taken a shining to watching Pre-Code Hollywood Films over the last few months. Many of these films are approaching 90 years old. All of the participants are long dead and buried. But it’s an interesting look at a time … Continue reading

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Looking Back 50 years on ABC’s Movie of the Week

During the 60’s, TV was considered a second-rate entertainment medium by the movie studios. So they charged the networks high fees to run their movies. In 1964, NBC ran the first made-for-TV movie entitled “See How They Run“. Two years … Continue reading

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Sony Pictures, Theatre Chains Folds “Like a Beach Chair” in North Korean Cyber Attack

The shock waves still haven’t settled from the cyber attack on Sony Pictures. “The Interview”, the satirical film starring Seth Rogen and James Franco about the assassination of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un was scheduled for a Christmas Day release. … Continue reading

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Robin Williams, “Tears of a Clown”

When news of his death came down the wires, it hit me, as well as everyone else worldwide, like a ton of bricks.  I had grown up with Robin Williams since his break out role on Happy Days as Mork … Continue reading

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Top 5 Favorite Mickey Rooney Films

By now, you’ve heard that legendary actor Mickey Rooney has died at the age of 93. Of the time he spent on this earth, 92 of those years was in show business. He got his start in motion pictures in … Continue reading

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An Adult Film Classic From The 80’s Gets a “Hip-Hop” Remix!

  In 1987, adult film star John Leslie directed his first feature length film entitled, “Nightshift Nurses”. Unlike other adult films in the genre which featured less on story and more on sexual content, this film managed to equal both … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Last Minute Oscar Picks

This is a bit late, but here are my Oscar picks for tonight. (Only selecting the main categories.) Best Actor in a Leading Role Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) Best Actress in a Leading Role Amy Adams (American Hustle) Best … Continue reading

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Executive Action – The Film That First Shocked America

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination. In the years after his murder, speculation has been rampant on whether there was a conspiracy. One of the first movies to tell the story of a possible conspiracy was … Continue reading

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