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Is Al Pacino Actually Excited About His New Role Of “Danny Collins?”

He has been a film star since the early 1970’s, when he appeared in The Godfather. Almost  immediately movie fans took notice of the gifted actor we all know as Al Pacino. In recent years, […]

03/20/2015

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‘All Good Things:’ A Hollywood Gem You May Have Missed

With all the social media buzz about accused murderer Robert Durst perhaps finally being punished for no less than 3 murders over a 30 year span, I was reminded of a very good film that […]

03/18/2015

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The Wrecking Crew: The Best Band You Have Never Heard Of

“The Wrecking Crew” was an infinite number of studio musicians who were called in to play anonymously on recording sessions by everyone from Nat “King” Cole and Sam Cooke, to the “Beach Boys.”

03/13/2015

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Singer Lesley Gore Has Left Us Behind at Age 68

In case you missed it, a woman who may have been a big part of our childhood passed away yesterday. Singer Lesley Gore has left us behind at the  age of 68. I just saw […]

02/17/2015

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Bill Dudley’s Top Films of 2014 : THE TOP 10

These are my Top 10 films of 2014. There were so many diverse movies I enjoyed this past year, I actually complied a Top 16 list, rather than just 10.  You can catch my previous […]

02/06/2015

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The Saban Theater: A Gem of a Venue For Music

Built in 1930, and formerly known as the Fox Wilshire Theater, many a historic film was once shown at this beautiful art deco gem, including the premiere of How To Marry a Millionaire with Marilyn […]

02/06/2015

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Bill Dudley’s Top 16 Films of 2014 – Part 1

I normally comprise this list of my favorite films in mid December, and it is normally a Top 10 list. This year I have 16 on my list, as  2014 was an extraordinarily good year […]

02/05/2015

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Melissa Manchester: A Golden Voice Returns To Spaghettini

Melissa Manchester is a true treasure. She studied songwriting at NYU with Paul Simon. She was “discovered” by Barry Manilow, who introduced her to Bette Midler, and was hired to be one of Bette’s original […]

01/30/2015

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‘Black Or White:’ Kevin Costner’s Contemporary Look at Race Relations in America

Primarily known for his iconic films Bull Durham, The Untouchables, Field Of Dreams, Dances with Wolves, Wyatt Erp and the unforgettable The Bodyguard  with the late Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner is entering a new phase of his career. Last […]

01/29/2015

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‘AMERICAN SNIPER:’ It’s A Bonafide Hit. So What Is All The Controversy About ?

Any film that opens in January usually does so because of the lack of confidence by the studio that released it. Several studios turned down this project for various reasons: (1) Another violent war movie […]

01/26/2015