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  • Movie secrets are there, in the script!

    Movie secrets are there, in the script!
    You know what "Star Wars" is about? I mean, really about? Vietnam. It's a critical allegory of the war: The Rebels are the scrappy Viet Cong, hastily assembled, devoted and relentless; the Empire is the American military, tripped up by an enemy using guerrilla tactics and inferior weaponry. Oh, there's more here, but...
  • With 'Unbroken,' 'Fury,' a war-movie wave rises again

    With 'Unbroken,' 'Fury,' a war-movie wave rises again
    War movies have been around nearly as long as film itself, but every now and then the genre seems to  spark a new resonance in the public imagination. The late 1980s saw a spate of Vietnam War movies ("Platoon," "Full Metal Jacket," "Casualties of War")...

    Classic movie series at Cinebistro in Hampton this fall

    Classic movie series at Cinebistro in Hampton this fall
     The Cinebistro movie theater (and restaurant) at Hampton's Peninsula Town Center will kick off a classic movie series this week that will run on Tuesday nights through mid-December.  Showtimes are at 6:30 p.m. and admission is $5. The series starts...

     

     
     
     

    Francesco Quinn dies at 48; actor, son of movie legend

    Francesco Quinn dies at 48; actor, son of movie legend
    Francesco Quinn, the actor son of movie legend Anthony Quinn, had a promising debut with a supporting role in the Oscar-winning film "Platoon" before carving out a journeyman career with steady TV work and straight-to-video productions. He died Friday...