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The Men Who Would Be Hughes (Plus Hepburn and the end of Rko)

6 November 2014 1:37 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Howard Hughes movies (photo: Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes in 'The Aviator') Turner Classic Movies will be showing the Howard Hughes-produced, John Farrow-directed, Baja California-set gangster drama His Kind of Woman, starring Robert Mitchum, Hughes discovery Jane Russell, and Vincent Price, at 3 a.m. Pt / 6 a.m. Et on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Hughes produced a couple of dozen movies. (More on that below.) But what about "Howard Hughes movies"? Or rather, movies -- whether big-screen or made-for-television efforts -- featuring the visionary, eccentric, hypochondriac, compulsive-obsessive, all-American billionaire as a character? Besides Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays a dashing if somewhat unbalanced Hughes in Martin Scorsese's 2004 Best Picture Academy Award-nominated The Aviator, other actors who have played Howard Hughes on film include the following: Tommy Lee Jones in William A. Graham's television movie The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977), with Lee Purcell as silent film star Billie Dove, Tovah Feldshuh as Katharine Hepburn, »

- Andre Soares

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Cagney, Bogey, Guns, Booze & Dames – The Roaring Twenties Screens at Webster University Friday Night

14 October 2014 8:37 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Roaring Twenties screens this Friday night, October 17th at 7:30 at Webster University’s Winifred Moore Auditorium

The Roaring Twenties is at heart a swansong to a decade and one of the greatest of all gangster flicks. James Cagney and Raoul Walsh, the star and director team behind 1949’s masterpiece White Heat teamed up here for the first time. Cagney’s trademark persona is expertly captured by Walsh’s camera, and the story ties in all the classic gangster film elements including love, business, gunfights, rivalry and the male ego. The plot follows three Wwi veterans; one of which becomes a lawyer, another a bootlegger and the third (Cagney) the owner of a Taxi firm. The latter finds a lucrative business, which involves him brewing and selling alcohol, which was illegal at the time under the prohibition act.

James Cagney is definitely the star of The Roaring Twenties, but »

- Tom Stockman

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Conversation with John Michael McDonagh, Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd and Joyce Carol Oates about Calvary

26 July 2014 2:04 PM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Brendan Gleeson, John Michael McDonagh, Kelly Reilly and Chris O'Dowd on Calvary at the Explorers Club: "I can't go on. I'll go on" Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

After Kelly Reilly came three Calvary men - John Michael McDonagh, Brendan Gleeson and Chris O'Dowd. With McDonagh, I voyage through his many literary references, from Samuel Beckett to Herman Melville, from Albert Camus to James Joyce, and from Philip K. Dick to David Gates' Jernigan. James Cagney's Shanghai Lil with Busby Berkeley's choreography in Footlight Parade reveals Angels With Dirty Faces as another influence.

Peggy Siegal used her magic to snare O'Dowd, who is starring with James Franco on Broadway in John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men with Leighton Meester and Jim Norton, directed by Anna D. Shapiro. Joyce Carol Oates, who sat next to me during lunch, elegantly sums up Calvary.

Kelly Reilly as Fiona, reading H.P. Lovecraft »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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The Definitive Movie Musicals: 40-31

4 May 2014 9:14 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Part of the list provides a few Best Picture nominees, a number of Oscar winners, and a childhood favorite that still pops up now and again. In reality, this list could be half-full of music documentaries, but for that reason, I stayed away from them. Plus, I did my best to include only films that really are musicals in every sense of the word. Plenty of films have lots of musical components, but only true musicals have performances in the film that truly drive the story forward. The songs in movie musicals have a purpose, if there could be a true definition.

courtesy of ew.com

40. Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)

Directed by Michael Apted

Signature Song: “Coal Miner’s Daughter”

Michael Apted certainly has a dicey filmography, this probably being his best: a biographical  piece featuring a breakout adult role from Sissy Spacek, winning her the Oscar for Best Actress. »

- Joshua Gaul

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