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4 items from 2014


Actress Martha Stewart May Still Be Alive Despite Two-Year-Old Reports to the Contrary

10 November 2014 7:05 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Martha Stewart: Actress / Singer in Fox movies apparently not dead despite two-year-old reports to the contrary (Photo: Martha Stewart and Perry Como in 'Doll Face') According to various online reports, including Variety's, actress and singer Martha Stewart, a pretty blonde featured in supporting roles in a handful of 20th Century Fox movies of the '40s, died at age 89 of "natural causes" in Northeast Harbor, Maine, on February 25, 2012. Needless to say, that was not the same Martha Stewart hawking "delicious foods" and whatever else on American television. But quite possibly, the Martha Stewart who died in February 2012 — if any — was not the Martha Stewart of old Fox movies either. And that's why I'm republishing this (former) obit, originally posted more than two and a half years ago: March 11, 2012. Earlier today, a commenter wrote to Alt Film Guide, claiming that the Martha Stewart featured in Doll Face, I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now, »

- Andre Soares

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Able to Disable: Top 10 Oscar-Winning Disability-Bound Movie Characters

12 July 2014 10:15 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The old saying goes is that if you want to win an Academy Award then the best way is to undertake playing a disabled part or portraying a famous personality in a biopic. In some cases, actors have accomplished both themes and reached their Oscar-attaining goals (see Patty Duke in The Miracle Worker or Daniel-Day Lewis in My Left Foot for instance).

In Able to Disable: Top 10 Oscar-Winning Disability-Bound Movie Characters we will look at the top movie characters that became Academy Award-winning figures within their films. Interestingly, there have been a couple of performers that were real-life disabled individuals that convincingly embodied their fictional disabled alter egos (see Harold Russell from The Best Days of Our Lives or Marlee Matlin from Children of a Lesser God).

Anyway, this selection of Able to Disable: Top 10 Oscar-Winning Disability-Bound Movie Characters are (in alphabetical order according to film title): »

- Frank Ochieng

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Blu-ray Release: Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation

31 March 2014 9:21 AM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray Release Date: April 8, 2014

Price: Blu-ray $29.95

Studio: Twilight Time

James Stewart and Maureen O'Hara go on holiday in Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation.

James Stewart (It’s a Wonderful Life), Maureen O’Hara (Miracle on 34th Street), John Saxon and Fabian star in the 1962 family comedy film Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation.

Initially a seemingly light-hearted comedy, Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation reveals an intriguing darker side in its tale of a family get-together gone awry. Little kids are monstrous, older kids suffer from self-esteem problems, grown-up kids have marital difficulties of distressingly diverse natures—and all are presided over by a decidedly grumpy (if great) James Stewart, waging the familial wars with more idealistic helpmate O’Hara at his side.

Directed and written by a pair of Hollywood veterans (Henry Koster and Nunnally Johnson, respectively), the quirky movie features a standout score by the superb Henry Mancini, available on »

- Laurence

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‘The Woman in the Window’ is another addition to the pile of Fritz Lang’s great American studio films

28 March 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Woman in the Window

Written by Nunnally Johnson

Directed by Fritz Lang

USA, 1944

Richard Wanley (Edward G. Robinson) is an assistant professor of psychology at a local university. While the academic’s family is away for the summer, he spends his evenings at a gentlemen’s club with fellow intellectuals, among them Dist. Atty. Frank Lalor (Raymond Massey). Just next door to the club is an art shop where, set beside the window for all to see, a portrait of a beautiful woman sits, catching Richard’s attention. Happenstance has it that the subject, Alice Reed (Joan Bennett), passes by one night and, flattered by Richard’s admiration, invites him over to view other sketches. Everything is quite innocent until a middle-aged man, an acquaintance of Alice’s, storms into the apartment and attacks Richard out of jealousy. The professor has no other choice but to retaliate and stabs »

- Edgar Chaput

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