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A-Ron’s Film Rewind Series Presents: Appreciation Of The Rom-Com: “Pretty Woman“ (1990)

VALENTINES SPECIAL: APPRECIATING THE ROM-COM WITH THE BEST OF THE GENRE – “PRETTY WOMAN” Since it’s February the month known as the month of love. I wanted to celebrate Valentines Day by showcasing the best example of what not only my favorite rom-com is but what film defines the essential romantic comedy. Directed by Garry Marshall, starring Julia Roberts and …

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A-Ron’s Film Rewind Series Presents The Classics Retrospective: Chinatown (1974)

•A-Ron’s Film Rewind Series Classics Retrospective Takes You Back In Time. With Roman Polanski’s Classic 1974 Thriller “Chinatown”, starring Jack Nicholson. The term “classics” and “masterpiece”, were created for films like “Chinatown”. Released in 1974 and making it’s 45th Anniversary this year in 2019. An influential 1930’s noir, directed by controversial director Roman Polanski (Rosemary’s Baby, The Ghost Writer). It’s …

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A-Ron’s Film Rewind Series: Hard Boiled (1992)

•A-Ron Takes You Back In Time To 1992 To Revisit John Woo’s Masterpiece “Hard Boiled”, Starring Chow Yun-Fat and Tony Leung. Twenty six years ago Hong Kong cinema received a milestone in action films. “Hard Boiled” brought John Woo to the point where he is considered by many to be the ultimate action director. “Hard Boiled”, also known as ‘Hot-Handed …

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A-Ron’s Film Rewind Series: Fight Club (1999)

•A-Ron’s Film Rewind Series takes you back to 1999 for the 20th Anniversary of director David Fincher’s “Fight Club”. Let’s ignore the first two rules of “Fight Club” and let’s talk about it and how this October marks the 20th anniversary of director David Fincher’s brilliant film. I was at the age of 14 when “Fight Club” was released in …

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A-Ron’s Film Rewind Series: The Barbarian And The Geisha (1958)

•A-Ron’s Film Rewind Series takes you back in time to 1958, for director John Huston and “The Dukes” best film you’ve never seen, “The Barbarian and the Geisha”.  Director John Huston who is best known as the filmmaker behind four of Humphrey Bogart’s best films: “The Maltese Falcon”, “The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre”, “Key Largo” and “The African Queen”. …

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A-Ron’s Film Rewind Series: Australia (2008)

•A-Ron’s Film Rewind Series takes you back to 2008 to look back on one of the best films you’ve never seen. Baz Lurhmann’s “Australia”, a sweeping throwback epic of old Hollywood.  Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann broke out in America with his punk rock take on “William Shakespeare’s: Romeo & Juliet” with Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. It failed at the …

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A-Ron’s Film Rewind Series: “Odds Against Tomorrow” (1959)

•A-Ron’s Film Rewind Series takes you back to 1959 for the 60th Anniversary of legendary filmmaker Robert Wise’s heist, noir, thriller drama “Odds Against Tomorrow”.  Robert Wise is a filmmaker of legendary proportions. He has had a fascinating and hugely successful career, unfortunately he isn’t as respected a filmmaker as he deserves. Starting his career off as the film editor …

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Looking Back: Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay (2008)

The marijuana-fueled sequel, “Harold and Kumar Escape From Gunatanamo Bay,” carries on the tradition of late 20th century stoner buddy comedies, starting with Cheech and Chong, up to Bill and Ted (not drug users, but definitely dumb) and Wayne and Garth (whose drug use was presumably off-camera, as there is no way those guys were EVER sober!). Whether you’re against …

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Looking Back: Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

My father taught a class on Bram Stoker’s “Dracula,” and his notes, handouts and worksheets provided me with my initial education on the novel. So did the terrifying and gorgeous illustrations by Greg Hildebrandt, whose work for the 1985 The Unicorn Publishing House edition is forever etched into my imagination. On film, my first Dracula was Frank Langella, who played …

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Looking Back: Metro (1997)

Eddie Murphy was celebrating a serious victory lap when his 1997 vehicle, “Metro,” opened nationwide. After years of films that either under-performed, left his enormous fan base unhappy or deemed him no longer in his element, he made a big comeback with the 1996  “The Nutty Professor.” Over a decade into his film career, Murphy’s multiple performances in, of all …

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