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Bobby Vee, ’60s Pop Idol, Dies at 73

Bobby Vee, ’60s Pop Idol, Dies at 73
Bobby Vee, one of the original teen idols of 1960s pop music, died Monday after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 73.

Vee, a native of Fargo, North Dakota, launched his career in the late ’50s, and got his big break thanks to one of rock and roll’s most notorious accidents. His first group, The Shadows, was tapped as a replacement in Fargo a plane crash laid the original acts â€. Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper â€.low. Within months, they’d released a single, “Suzie Baby.” (An early incarnation of the Shadows featured
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Reviews: "Too Late For Tears" (1949) And "Woman On The Run" (1950); Blu-ray/DVD Dual Format Editions From Arrow Films

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By Tim Greaves

(The following reviews pertain to the UK Region 2 releases)

When I'm in the right mood I adore bit of film noir. I admire the diversity of its storytelling, I love every facet, from the hardboiled private eyes, duplicitous dames and characters that seldom turn out to be what they first appear, to the alleyways bathed in inky shadows, ramshackle apartments and half-lit street corners they inhabit. How can you not get drawn in by the sheer delight of Edward G Robinson playing a second rate psychic trying to convince the authorities he can see the future in The Night Has a Thousand Eyes? Or amnesiac John Hodiak on a mission to discover his own identity, in the process getting embroiled in a 3-year-old murder case and the search for a missing $2 million in Somewhere in the Night? Yes, indeed, there's nothing quite like a hearty serving of
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Review: "The Chase" (1946) Starring Robert Cummings; Kino Lorber Blu-ray Edition

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By John M. Whalen

Cornell Woolrich is a writer whose work was much loved and cherished by fans of film noir. The Internet Movie Database lists 102 credits for him for both film and TV shows—titles including “Rear Window,” “The Bride Wore Black,” “The Night Has a Thousand Eyes,” “Black Angel,” “Fear in the Night,” and “Phantom Lady,” He didn’t write any screenplays that I know of. The films and TV shows were all adapted from a prolific output of stories written under his Woolrich and William Irish pseudonyms, and under his real name, George Hopley.

While Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, and James M. Cain make up the Big Three in noir fiction, Woolrich carved out a special niche for himself. Chandler, and Hammett wrote about tough guy heroes who usually overcame the web of evil they encountered. Cain’s heroes weren’t always so lucky, but at least
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Noir City Austin 2015: Sunday Dispatch

There was a definite sadness on Sunday, the third day of Noir City Austin, as I made my way to the seat at Alamo Drafthouse Ritz that I had occupied all weekend. The film festival was coming to a close and my trip to Noir City was almost over. The crowd had shrunk, but those who remained were hungrier than ever for more Cornell Woolrich adaptations.

Night Has a Thousand Eyes

The first selection of the day featured another standout performance by Edward G. Robinson, an actor I always tend to typecast, yet am continuously surprised by his strong range and characterizations. In Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948), Robinson plays John Triton, a phony psychic who one day realizes he has developed actual powers. As his ability to predict accidents and deaths grows stronger, his newfound gift becomes a curse, which starts to eat away at him.

I'm always intrigued
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The Originals season 2 episode 19 review: When The Levee Breaks

It's Klaus versus everyone else in this week's episode of Vampire Diaries spin-off, The Originals...

This review contains spoilers.

2.19 When The Levee Breaks

There's a reason shows don't ordinarily choose to focus on a protagonist whose main character trait is to be unchanging. Putting a character like Klaus at the centre of The Originals can easily force the show into a corner as frustrating and stubborn as its protagonist – it's the trouble with attempting character development with a group of ancient, unyielding immortals facing up to the same issues again and again.

That's why I usually prefer it when The Originals uses outside forces as antagonists, rather than members of the core Mikaelson family, but when those outside forces affect the dynamics of that family, it's the perfect balance of everything the show has to offer. Dahlia's threat to Hope and Klaus' distrust of Freya is what was promised way
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The Originals season 2 episode 18 review: Night Has A Thousand Eyes

New Orleans' multiple factions are readying themselves for war once again in Vampire Diaries' spin-off, The Originals...

This review contains spoilers.

2.18 Night Has A Thousand Eyes

The second season of The Originals has featured one big difference to the first in that, for probably the first time ever, Klaus has something he cares about that’s under threat. Yes, we’ve seen him be periodically loyal to his family (especially Rebekah and Elijah) and attracted to Caroline Forbes on some sort of emotional level, but having a child has completely changed the game for him.

He’s got protecting himself down to a fine art, his paranoia ensuring that anything that could be a threat now or in the future is eliminated as quickly as possible, but protecting someone else – especially someone as seemingly helpless as a baby – is entirely different.

We’ve seen all year that he’s struggled
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The Originals, Ep. 2.18, “Night Has a Thousand Eyes” shocks with Dahlia’s long-awaited arrival

The Originals, Season 2, Episode 18, “Night Has a Thousand Eyes

Written by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson

Directed by Jesse Warn

Airs Mondays at 8pm (Et) on The CW

On this week’s The Originals, Dahlia finally shows her face, Hayley and Jackson attempt to escape with Hope, Elijah makes a deal with Josephine, and Klaus teams up with Mikael and Davina.

After several long weeks of hemming and hawing, The Originals finally makes good on their promise of Dahlia’s arrival, and she absolutely does not disappoint. “Night Has a Thousand Eyes” is the best episode the show has offered in a while, as The Originals finally feels like it has some genuine momentum going forward.

With so much build-up to her arrival, Dahlia had a lot of pressure riding on her introduction to modern-day New Orleans; luckily, actress Claudia Black delivers a powerhouse performance. Black is threatening and impressive
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'The Originals' Recap: Dahlia Arrives in New Orleans

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'The Originals' Recap: Dahlia Arrives in New Orleans
In this episode of The Originals, "Night Has a Thousand Eyes," Aiden's allegiance to Jackson grows shakier. Freya is reunited with her aunt. And Klaus chooses an unlikely ally to help him defeat Dahlia (Claudia Black).

We've been waiting with baited breath for the arrival of the infamous Dahlia, and at long last, she has arrived. Like some other Mikaelsons we know, she's big on showmanship, so she doesn't just show up on the doorstep of the Mikaelson fortress with a bundt cake, but she makes her presence known in other ways. She uses proxies, or any poor sap in the Quarter, to watch her enemies from afar.
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Teaser Art and Another Clip from The Originals Episode 2.18 – Night Has a Thousand Eyes

While Klaus gets all the glory for being the most brutal of all “The Originals,” his brother Elijah can certainly hold his own when it comes to getting his way. Will he be forced to do battle with witch leader… Continue Reading →

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Night Has a Thousand Eyes in this Clip from The Originals Episode 2.18

Just five episodes are left in Season 2 of “The Originals,” and up next is the sure-to-be action-packed Episode 2.18, “Night Has a Thousand Eyes,” in which this season’s slow to arrive big bad, Dahlia, finally hits town. A new… Continue Reading →

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New Originals Season 2,Episode 18 Intense Spoiler Promo Clip Hit The Net

Last night, CW released the new promo/spoiler clip (below) for their upcoming "The Originals," episode 18 of season 2, and it gives us new looks at some extremely intense and intriguing stuff as we finally get a look at evil Dahlia arriving to piss Klaus off. Klaus definitely retaliates, and more! The episode is titled, "Night Has a Thousand Eyes" In the new, 18th episode official plotline: "Desperate to find a way to vanquish Dahlia, Klaus will soon find himself face-to-face with another deadly threat - Mikael. In the meantime, as Hayley and Rebekah work with Freya to track Dahlia's whereabouts, Elijah and Marcel are going to prepare a safe house in Algiers with the help of Josephine. Elsewhere, determined to protect Hayley and baby Hope, Jackson will approach Hayley with a risky idea that leaves her conflicted. Finally, Aiden is going to find himself torn between his loyalty to Jackson
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New Originals Season 2,Episode 18 Official Spoilers,Description Revealed By CW

Recently, CW released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "The Originals," episode 18 of season 2. The episode is entitled, "Night Has a Thousand Eyes," and it turns out that we're going to see some very interesting and intense action as Mikael arrives back in the mix to give Klaus a lot of trouble. Evil Dahlia finally shows up, and more! In the new, 18th episode press release: Dahlia Arrives To New Orleans. Press release number 2: Desperate to find a way to vanquish Dahlia (guest star Claudia Black), Klaus (Joseph Morgan) is going to soon find himself face-to-face with another deadly threat - Mikael (guest star Sebastian Roché). In the meantime, as Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) and Rebekah (guest star Maisie Richardson-Sellers) work with Freya (guest star Riley Voelkel) to track Dahlia's whereabouts, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) will prepare a safe house in Algiers with the
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American Idol's Top 40 Revealed in Las Vegas

American Idol's Top 40 Revealed in Las Vegas
What happened in Vegas? American Idol revealed its top 40 contestants. It was a tough night as the 70 remaining singers were asked to perform tunes from the '50s or '60s in groups. "It isn't just about the vigorous vocal rehearsals," Ryan Seacrest said. Contestants had to put together a "complete performance package," including choreography and costumes before taking the stage in front of the judges. Some sailed through as a group, like youngsters David Leathers, Jr., Jeremy Rosado, Ariel Sprague and Gabi Carrubba, who sang "Rocking Robin" in a "job well done," according to Randy Jackson. Adam Brock, Erika Van Pelt,
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American Idol Review: Viva Las Vegas

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Last night, we saw American Idol hopefuls sing in groups and by themselves and then learn their respective fates in those garish, chairless rooms.

Over the next two hours, the 69 remaining contestants will travel to Las Vegas to perform on the Viva Elvis stage in their last bid to make it to the Top 40. What happens in Vegas tonight isn't staying in Vegas. Some contestants will return to La while some will be going home.

Ryan's voiceover promises that tonight will be full of drama and surprises. I mean, it is Vegas after all, and anything can happen.

Prior to leaving La, contestants formed groups of 3 to 4 for their Vegas performances and were assigned a song from the 50s or 60s. Upon arriving in Las Vegas, they immediately got to work rehearsing with one of the American Idol vocal coaches. All contestants will face the possibility of elimination immediately upon the end of their performance.
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'American Idol': The thousandth episode of Hollywood narrows it to 42

As Hollywood Week drags on for what seems like its fifth week, the "American Idol" hopefuls are put through another group performance. Except they get more time and professional-looking costumes and lighting, so it's not quite as fun as the crazy Group Night.

We kick things off on the bus that hauls the Idols to Las Vegas, for reasons kind of passing understanding. Why move venues? Why not keep them in the same building they've been living in for all of Hollywood Week and just completely Stockholm Syndrome them?

The judges tell the 70 kids left that they are going to sing music from the 1950s1960s, which will definitely prepare them for on the live shows when they get criticized for being current or not knowing who they are as an artist. *eye roll*

Now, I'm criticizing music from this era. I love the 50s/60s. Love. But ... c'mon. We all know how "Idol" is.
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‘American Idol,’ Season 11, Episode 10, ‘Performance Challenge’: TV Recap

‘American Idol,’ Season 11, Episode 10, ‘Performance Challenge’: TV Recap
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With 70 contestants still standing, “American Idol” kicked it old school in Las Vegas with songs from the 50s and 60s. Singers performed in groups of three and four and each team was styled and costumed for the first time. And unlike pretty much every episode so far this season, nobody fainted, fell off the stage, or got rushed to the hospital. But there was drama, and there were, of course tears.

That’s because what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay…
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Margaret Field Dies: Sally Field Mother, The Man From Planet X Star

Margaret Field, best remembered for the 1951 sci-fier The Man From Planet X, died at her Malibu home on Sunday, Nov. 6, the day her daughter Sally Field turned 65. Margaret Field, who had been diagnosed with cancer six years ago, was 89. Directed by cult B-movie director Edgar G. Ulmer, The Man From Planet X turned out to be the highlight of Field's film career. The story revolves around a mysterious journalist (Robert Clarke) who may or may not be an alien with ties to a spaceship that has landed near an observatory on a remote Scottish island. Most of Field's previous movie appearances had been uncredited bit parts, chiefly in Paramount productions such as The Perils of Pauline, Night Has a Thousand Eyes, and Samson and Delilah. Her parts got bigger following The Man from Planet X, but they remained subpar roles in mostly B movies. Among those were Philip Ford's
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Tough, Uncompromising, Nasty Little Films: A Conversation with Elliot Lavine

Above: Publicity still from John Parker's Dementia (1955).

Rep houses in San Francisco, like those in most American cities, are struggling to stay open. But for something like thirty nights a year, the clouds lift and big crowds materialize for films of the past: call it the noir exception. To be sure, one needn’t actually attend the Film Noir Foundation’s annual Noir City festival at the Castro or Elliot Lavine’s grittier programs at the Roxie to know that the generic fantasy of film noir (style, sex and violence washed together) still holds powerful allure. You could hardly miss the bus stop advert for Rockstar Games’ latest blockbuster, L.A. Noire, outside the Roxie during Lavine’s latest marathon, “I Wake Up Dreaming: The Legendary and the Lost”. For those of us still invested in the non-interactive cinema experience, however, the popularity of these series is a remarkable if curious thing.
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