Category: Film

April 23rd Birthday Love: William Shakespeare

There was a star danced, and under that was I born.-William Shakespeare It is believed that the great William Shakespeare was born on this day, April 23, 1564 in Stratford upon Avon, England, and also died on April 23 in 1616. Shakespeare is often referred to as “The Bard of Avon,” and is possibly the most famous …

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April 1st Birthday Love: Toshiro Mifune

Today is the birthday of the Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune, who was born on April 1, 1920 in Qingdao, Shandong, China, where his parents were Japanese Methodist missionaries. He grew up working in his dad’s photography shop and his knowledge of photography helped land him a position in Aerial Photography in the Imperial Japanese Army around the year 1939.  In …

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February 20th Birthday Love: Sidney Poitier

Happy birthday to the wonderful Sidney Poitier, born on this day February 20, 1927 in Miami, Florida. Some of his most beloved film performances include his roles in Blackboard Jungle, The Defiant Ones, Lilies of the Field, A Raisin in the Sun, To Sir, with Love, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, and In the Heat of …

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Rankin And Bass And Snow Forts

It seemed like in the 1960s winter snow was plentiful. Built up from driveway plowing or roof top shoveling we had heaps of the cold, white, compact snow. At times snow as high as the roof eaves. With a small spade shovel and young castle building imagination the snow fort was eventually erected with tunnels, …

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Winter Solstice Short Film: Winter Fox

It’s officially winter today, and I hope everyone has a happy, warm, and enchanted winter holiday season! The winter solstice, also referred to as “midwinter” and “the longest night,” is the day of the year with the least amount of sunlight and the longest night for those on the Northern Hemisphere. Astronomically, it marks the …

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What is Your Favorite Halloween Film?

Halloween Movie Recommendations from 4 Genres Do you enjoy the old scary classics with Vincent Price characters or movies about Dracula? Do you have fun with slasher films, or more modern scary movies such as the Haunting of Hill House? Or do you lean toward funny films such as Beetle Juice or Hocus Pocus? Let’s take a look at four …

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13 Highly Recommended Movies For Halloween

It’s not easy to create a horror movie that doesn’t rely solely on sudden loud noises or gore to shock viewers – which is perhaps why so few films in the horror genre rise above mediocre. A movie like Carrie has some wonderful scenes, but the overall mood is ruined by shifts in tone as if it …

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3 Cult Films To Watch Before Halloween

If you’re a fan of cult films, you know that nothing satisfies you more than watching what could be best described at a bad attempt at making something called ‘art’. Well, perhaps that’s a bit harsh. Truth be told, a cult film is really just a movie that takes on a life of its own, …

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The Evolution of Vampires: Exploring Vampire Lore in Modern Media

Vampires have come a long way in history, despite being supposed mythical creatures. Stories depicting vampires as ruthless, bloodthirsty creatures have had numerous retellings in the form of various media, be they literature, television or the silver screen. As the world turns, so too does the vampire myth. For centuries, the vampire myth tells of …

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December 23rd Birthday Love: Trần Anh Hùng

Trần Anh Hùng was born on this day in 1962 in Da Nang, Vietnam. He moved to France at the age of 12, and later attended university as a philosophy major. However, after seeing the movie A Man Escaped by Robert Bresson, Hùng changed his studies to film and photography. He started creating short films in …

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