Sixties Flashback: Cycles of Life … and Death

Get your motor runnin’, head out on the highway

Lookin’ for adventure and whatever comes our way

– Steppenwolf

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Tinseltown Talks: Kelly Stewart Remembers Dad Jimmy Stewart

If you don’t think Jimmy Stewart put the classic in “classic movies,” consider these titles in which he starred: It’s a Wonderful Life, The Philadelphia Story, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Rear Window, Vertigo, Harvey, and the list goes on.

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It Was 50 Years Ago Today: ‘Mama Told Me (Not to Come)’

“Mama Told Me (Not to Come)” raised many an eyebrow in 1970, when the drug scene was relatively new to middle-class American youth, and nobody could recall such a tune wafting out of radio speakers before.

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The Reel Deal: Greyhound

As a four-decade veteran of show business, 63-year-old Tom Hanks has earned two Academy Awards, five Golden Globes, and seven Emmys. And now, with the release of Sony Pictures’ Greyhound, he may have to make room on his awards shelf for a couple more.

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It Was 50 Years Ago Today: ‘Let It Be’

“Let It Be” offered a “heads up” message for Beatles fans worldwide: The group is breaking up, and nothing can stop its eventual demise.

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The Reel Deal: The Way Back

Blending a classic sports story with a tale of midlife crisis, Warner Brothers’ The Way Back isn’t a predictable Disney-type sports drama or an updated Hoosiers but an unflinching study of life’s pitfalls that can bring down the best and brightest of us.

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Sixties Flashback: It’s Just a Game! (Or Is It?)

On Nov. 25, 2019, three months before Super Bowl LIV was to be played on Feb. 2, 2020, Fox TV announced that the game at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium was sold out of available advertising spots. Companies that hadn’t already ponied up $5.5 million per 30-second message were out of luck.

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It Was 50 Years Ago Today: ‘Rainy Night in Georgia’

“Rainy Night in Georgia” was a comeback hit for singer Brook Benton.

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The Reel Deal: The Last Full Measure

In 1999, Todd Robinson, the director/screenwriter of The Last Full Measure, learned the story of William H. Pitsenbarger. Robinson had been researching a military movie and visiting training schools.

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