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Father's Day Top 5 Movies: From Compassionate Gregory Peck to Sociopath John Gielgud

'Father of the Bride' with Steve Martin and Kimberly Williams: Father's Day Movies. Top Five Father's Day Movies? From giant Gregory Peck to tyrant John Gielgud What would be the Top Five Father's Day movies ever made? Well, there have been countless films about fathers and/or featuring fathers of various sizes, shapes, and inclinations. In terms of quality, these range from the amusing – e.g., the 1950 version of Cheaper by the Dozen; the Oscar-nominated The Grandfather – to the nauseating – e.g., the 1950 version of Father of the Bride; its atrocious sequel, Father's Little Dividend. Although I'm unable to come up with the absolute Top Five Father's Day Movies – or rather, just plain Father Movies – ever […]


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Father's Day Top 5 Movies: From Compassionate Gregory Peck to Sociopath John Gielgud



Maureen O'Hara Oscar: Academy's Honorary Award and an Old Irish Saying

Maureen O'Hara: Honorary Oscar recipient. Maureen O'Hara: Honorary Oscar to 'How Green Was My Valley,' 'The Quiet Man' actress Veteran actress Maureen O'Hara attended the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 2014 Governors Awards, where she was handed an Honorary Oscar for her body of work – 50 or so movies, including The Hunchback of Notre Dame, How Green Was My Valley, The Miracle on 34th Street, and The Quiet Man. This year's ceremony was held on Saturday, Nov. 8, in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. For the last couple of years, Maureen O'Hara has been a Boise, Idaho, resident. Before that, the 94-year-old actress – born Maureen FitzSimons, on August, 17, 1920, […]


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Maureen O'Hara Oscar: Academy's Honorary Award and an Old Irish Saying



Frank Lloyd: Two-Time Best Director Oscar Winner Q&A

Frank Lloyd. Like many other Hollywood filmmakers of the studio era, Frank Lloyd (1886-1960) is hardly remembered today despite his numerous box office successes – e.g., The Sea Hawk (1924), Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), Wells Fargo (1937) – and no less than two Best Director Academy Awards, for The Divine Lady (1929) and Cavalcade (1933). With Frank Lloyd: Master of Screen Melodrama (BearManor Media, 2009), author and film historian Anthony Slide rectifies that matter. In his book, which focuses on Lloyd's most important screen efforts, Tony (we've been friends for years) makes it clear that by disregarding Frank Lloyd's body of work film historians are doing a disservice to Hollywood's past. In addition to his two Best Director wins, […]


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Frank Lloyd: Two-Time Best Director Oscar Winner Q&A