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The Ox-Bow Incident

Leave it to director William Wellman to direct the most compelling social justice movie of the 1940s. Taken from a bestselling novel, it's a wrenching examination of the workings of a natural American phenomenon, the Lynch Mob. The Ox-Bow Incident Blu-ray Kl Studio Classics 1942 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 75 min. / Street Date July 12, 2016 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95 Starring Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn, William Eythe, Harry Morgan, Jane Darwell, Matt Briggs, Harry Davenport, Frank Conroy, Marc Lawrence Cinematography Arthur Miller Art Direction James Basevi, Richard Day Film Editor Allen McNeil Original Music Cyril J. Mockridge Written and Produced by Lamar Trotti from a novel by Walter Van Tilburg Clark Directed by William A. Wellman

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

In the first scene of this grim feature, Henry Fonda stumbles out of a saloon street and throws up in the street. Apparently that was the reaction shared
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Woman Uses Game of Thrones Spoilers to Get Revenge on Cheating Ex

Woman Uses Game of Thrones Spoilers to Get Revenge on Cheating Ex
Everyone hates spoilers! Due to the way people watch TV and movies now, it's hard to know when it's ok to talk about the latest big reveals. With shows, especially a series like Game of Thrones, for example, even a single spoiler can really ruin the entire experience for someone who has yet to watch the latest episode. So most people that can't watch it right when it airs do the best they can to avoid spoilers. And most people tend to respect that. Well, unfortunately for a random Reddit user, his ex-girlfriend isn't too happy with him and is spoiling the show like clockwork every single week.

The sad sack who is getting Game of Thrones spoiled for him every Monday took to Reddit not to long ago to share his dilemma with the internet, which might not have been the best idea. As it turns out, said Reddit
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Movie Poster of the Week: The Posters of Jerry Lewis

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Above: Danish poster for Geisha Boy (Frank Tashlin, USA, 1958).On March 16 Jerry Lewis turns 90 years old, making him one of the oldest living great filmmakers along with Jonas Mekas (93), Seijun Suzuki (92), Stanley Donen (91), D.A. Pennebaker (90), Claude Lanzmann (90) and Andrzej Wajda (90). And if you have any doubt about his status as one of the great auteurs go and see any of the films he directed at Museum of Modern Art's’s current retrospective: Happy Birthday, Mr. Lewis: The Kid Turns 90.To flip through the films of Jerry Lewis in poster form is to encounter an awful lot of crossed eyes, toothy grins and outsized heads on small bodies (a familiar trope for comedians in movie posters whether it's Fernandel or Cantinflas or Buster Keaton.) That said, Lewis also seems to have inspired illustrators around the world. The French love Jerry Lewis, as the cliché goes, but so, it seemed, did the Germans,
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Remembering Cat People Star Simon on 10th Anniversary of Her Death (Fully Revised/Updated Part I)

Simone Simon: Remembering the 'Cat People' and 'La Bête Humaine' star (photo: Simone Simon 'Cat People' publicity) Pert, pretty, pouty, and fiery-tempered Simone Simon – who died at age 94 ten years ago, on Feb. 22, 2005 – is best known for her starring role in Jacques Tourneur's cult horror movie classic Cat People (1942). Those aware of the existence of film industries outside Hollywood will also remember Simon for her button-nosed femme fatale in Jean Renoir's French film noir La Bête Humaine (1938).[1] In fact, long before Brigitte Bardot, Annette Stroyberg, Mamie Van Doren, Tuesday Weld, Ann-Margret, and Barbarella's Jane Fonda became known as cinema's Sex Kittens, Simone Simon exuded feline charm – with a tad of puppy dog wistfulness – in a film career that spanned two continents and a quarter of a century. From the early '30s to the mid-'50s, she seduced men young and old on both
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Joe Mantell obituary

Us actor known for his memorable lines in Marty and Chinatown

The career of actor Joe Mantell, who has died aged 94, could be said to have existed between two memorable lines of dialogue in two movies almost 20 years apart. Neither are great lines in themselves, but the way Mantell delivers them, and their importance as part of the ethos of the two contrasting films, allowed them entry into the lexicon of popular culture. In Marty (1955), Mantell, as Angie, keeps asking his best friend, Marty (Oscar-winning Ernest Borgnine) in a broad Brooklyn accent: "Well, what do you feel like doin' tonight?" only to get the reply: "I don't know, what do you feel like doin' tonight?" and so on. This riff was picked up by a generation.

In Roman Polanski's Chinatown (1974), Mantell as Larry Walsh utters the film's final enigmatic line as he leads his associate, devastated private eye Jj
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"The Sad Sack" @ FanExpo Canada

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Wading through the crowds of more than 70,000 comic book/anime/games fans @ the 16th edition of FanExpo Canada in Toronto this weekend, we managed to score some original comic book art from Harvey Comics' "The Sad Sack", circa 1959.

The original character, named after the euphemistic shortening of the military slang "sad sack of shit", was created by Sgt. George Baker during World War II, set in the Us Army, depicting an otherwise unnamed, lowly private experiencing military life.

"The Sad Sack" debuted as a comic strip June 1942 in the first issue of "Yank, The Army Weekly".

This was followed by Harvey Comics publishing original 'Sad Sack' stories in various comic book series, September 1949 to October 1982, including "Sad Sack's Funny Friends" (Dec. 1955 - Oct. 1969) and "Sad Sack and the Sarge" (Sept. 1957 - June 1982).

Supporting characters included "The Sarge", 'Slob Slobinski', 'Sadie Sack', 'Hi-Fi Tweeter', 'General Rockjaw' and 'Muttsy', the talking dog.
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