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Raising Caine on TCM: From Smooth Gay Villain to Tough Guy in 'Best British Film Ever'

Michael Caine young. Michael Caine movies: From Irwin Allen bombs to Woody Allen classic It's hard to believe that Michael Caine has been around making movies for nearly six decades. No wonder he's had time to appear – in roles big and small and tiny – in more than 120 films, ranging from unwatchable stuff like the Sylvester Stallone soccer flick Victory and Michael Ritchie's adventure flick The Island to Brian G. Hutton's X, Y and Zee, Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Sleuth (a duel of wits and acting styles with Laurence Olivier), and Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men. (See TCM's Michael Caine movie schedule further below.) Throughout his long, long career, Caine has played heroes and villains and everything in between. Sometimes, in his worst vehicles, he has floundered along with everybody else. At other times, he was the best element in otherwise disappointing fare, e.g., Philip Kaufman's Quills.
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Good and Bad War-Themed Movies on Veterans Day on TCM

Veterans Day movies on TCM: From 'The Sullivans' to 'Patton' (photo: George C. Scott in 'Patton') This evening, Turner Classic Movies is presenting five war or war-related films in celebration of Veterans Day. For those outside the United States, Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day, which takes place in late May. (Scroll down to check out TCM's Veterans Day movie schedule.) It's good to be aware that in the last century alone, the U.S. has been involved in more than a dozen armed conflicts, from World War I to the invasion of Iraq, not including direct or indirect military interventions in countries as disparate as Iran, Guatemala, and Chile. As to be expected in a society that reveres people in uniform, American war movies have almost invariably glorified American soldiers even in those rare instances when they have dared to criticize the military establishment.
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Contest: Win Patton on Blu-ray

Contest: Win Patton on Blu-ray
Fox Home Entertainment is releasing the 1970 Oscar winner for Best Picture Patton on Blu-ray November 6. George C. Scott stars as the army general in his Academy Award winning role, which is still considered to be one of the greatest screen performances of all time. We have a contest where fans can take home the Blu-ray to experience this biopic in hi-def! Take a look at how you can win today...

Winners Receive:

Patton Blu-ray

Here's How To Win!

Just "Like" (fan) the MovieWeb Facebook page (below) and then leave a comment below telling us why these prizes must be yours!

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Winner of seven 1970 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actor for George C. Scott, Patton is a riveting portrayal of one of the twentieth century's greatest military geniuses. As rebellious as he was brilliant,
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Wake Up, Time To Die: 5 Things You Might Not Know About 'Blade Runner'

One of the many reasons "Prometheus" was eagerly anticipated by so many was the director's track record in the sci-fi genre. Ridley Scott had only made two science fiction pictures before this year's blockbuster, and both are considered classics (and arguably his best two films). The first was 1979's "Alien," the direct inspiration for "Prometheus." And the second? 1982's "Blade Runner," the noirish mystery adaptation of Philip K. Dick's novel "Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep," which has been one of the most talked about and influential science fiction films of all time, particularly in terms of its grim look at Los Angeles in 2019.

The film, which follows Harrison Ford's "blade runner" Deckard as he's tasked with tracking down four murderous "replicants" (life-like robots) who've escaped from an off-world colony and are hiding out on Earth, wasn't a success when it first arrived, partly thanks to the tumultuous,
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Uncle Sam (Retro Review)

1996 - 89 mins. - Rated R D: William Lustig C: David Fralick, Robert Forster, Timothy Bottoms, Isaac Hayes, Morgan Paull, Bo Hopkins, P.J. Soles, William Smith  

A deceased solider returns from beyond the grave to kill the unpatriotic citizens of a small town while dressed in an Uncle Sam costume on July 4th. 

Uncle Sam is a catch 22. The premise is too silly to be token seriously and the approach is too serious for it to be silly. With Uncle Sam taking place on July 4th, the film could have milked puns and jokes about the July 4th holiday. Uncle Sam could have featured some creative death sequences with people getting killed with various things associated with July 4th (other then one victim who gets his due to fireworks). Uncle Sam could have featured its villain cracking one liners about why he is killing these unpatriotic citizens. Uncle Sam fails to
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