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Career-Damaging Taylor-Burton Bomb Revisited and (Surprisingly) Appreciated

9 March 2017 3:52 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Boom!' movie with Elizabeth Taylor: Critically panned box office disaster featuring memorable headwear. 'Boom!' movie: Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton critical & box office bomb reappraised as 'cult classic' fare If you've never seen Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's 1968 vanity production Boom!, don't feel singled out. Boom! bombed at the box office almost as soon as it blasted on the screen. Since then, however, it has been rediscovered. Directed by Joseph Losey from a screenplay by Tennessee Williams (based on his play The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore), Boom! is a good example of a movie depicting art imitating life imitating art; one that deserves to be described in detail. Sexually repressed temper tantrums and bronchial attacks By then a two-time Academy Award winner, Elizabeth Taylor (Butterfield 8, 1960; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, 1966) plays Flora “Sissy” Goforth, a middle-aged, sexually repressed American (inspired by and written »

- Danny Fortune

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Sidney Poitier Turns 90: Inside the Actor, Activist and Diplomat’s Incredible Life

20 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Legendary filmmaker, activist and human-rights trailblazer Sidney Poitier can now add “nonagenarian” to his list of accomplishments.

The two-time Academy Award winner turned 90 on Monday, and celebrated the milestone with friends and family, including his wife, Joanna Shimkus, whom he married in 1976, as well as six daughters, Beverly, Pamela, Sherri, Gina, Anika and Sydney. He also has eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Poitier, who made a career out of defying expectations, began his life beating the odds. The actor was born two months premature in Miami in 1927 to a pair of poor immigrant farmers from the Bahamas, and the likelihood »

- Mike Miller

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The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker

19 February 2017 10:00 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Lawrence Turman’s film stands alongside Bob and Carol and Ted and AliceBlume in Love and other films of the late 60’s/early 70’s that found middle class Americans fed up and frustrated in their search for marital bliss. Carrying on in that tradition, Stockbroker zeroes in on one man’s attempt to patch up his empty union through the fine art of voyeurism. Richard Benjamin plays the nebbish with the wandering eye and Joanna Shimkus is his beleaguered wife.

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