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The Art of American Screen Acting, 1912-1960

In this episode of “The Online Movie Show with Phil Hall,” historian Dan Callahan returns to discuss his book “The Art of American Screen Acting, 1912-1960.” Get ready for a fun and insightful discussion on how cinema acting has evolved from the silent era through Hollywood’s Golden Age.

The episode can be heard here.

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Turning Down a Great Role

Jackie Gleason as Popeye Doyle? Tom Selleck as Indiana Jones? Cary Grant as Henry Higgins? These are some of the most amazing original casting decisions involving iconic screen roles, yet all of these stars turned down the opportunity to play immortal movie characters. In this episode, of “The Online Movie Show,” Jerry Roberts from ArmchairCinema.com returns to consider some of the most interesting and outlandish what-could-have-been casting in film history!

The episode can be heard here.

Interview with “The Misandrists” Director Bruce La Bruce

Bruce La Bruce, director of The Misandrists, has always had a touch (or more) of the offensive in his films, at least to general audiences, to bring up thinking points and discussions. His most recent release touches upon the patriarchy, women’s rights and power, the use of sexuality (and porn) as a tool of communication and a weapon.

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An Interview with Gigi Saul Guerrero

Gigi, Co-Founder of Luchagore Productions, is a Mexican-Canadian dynamo-genius-horror maven with a bunch of shorts, feature anthology, and her most anticipated show “La Quinceañera” a Warner Brothers/Stage 13 mini-series under her belt as a director. She is also an actress, writer, editor, etc.  Recently has also worked in the video gaming industry and currently teaches film directing at VANCOUVER FILM SCHOOL in British Columbia, Canada.

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Unearthed & Untold: The Path To Pet Sematary (2017): Special Edition [Blu-Ray]

Once upon a time a very popular Stephen King novel was made in to a hit movie and it became influential among many horror buffs. That’s about the extent of drama or intriguing Hollywood back story you’ll get with “Unearthed & Untold.” I’m sure it would make for a wonderful extra in its initial release, but I don’t know per se if it granted its own special release on Blu-Ray. The oddly celebrated horror drama is a movie that wasn’t much of an underdog like “Nightmare on Elm Street,” and didn’t garner weird supernatural coincidences like the set of “Poltergeist.” It was just a movie that was made thanks to a book that scared its own author to the core…

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