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The Many Faces of… Robert Duvall

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As you can imagine making these overviews for the “Many Faces of…” posts can take up quite some time. Finding pictures of all the movies an actor or actress has played in is not done in a couple of minutes. Some of those actors/actresses have a very long career and time not always allows me to make a post for them. Robert Duvall is one of them. I have been meaning to do a post on him for a long time and now I finally was able to. My first memory of seeing him was in one of my favorite movies, Falling Down, in which he played a cop who was about to retire and had to deal with a man who was causing havoc in the city. He breathed life into that character and made him a guy you like. He has a certain charm to his acting which I really appreciate. With 142 credits to his name he has already had an impressive career. Time to look at his many roles.

Robert Duvall was born on January 5, 1931 in San Diego, California. He grew up on the East Coast as his father was a U.S.Navy admiral. He graduated college in 1953. During the Korean War he served in the United States Army. In the army he acted in a a production of the comedy “Room Service”. In 1955 he studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in New York. James Caan, Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman were his classmates, with which he both shared rooms with. His first acting was in theatre. He started appearing in a lot of TV shows. His first movie role was in To Kill a Mockingbird in 1962. During his career he was nominated for an Oscar a total of six times and won the statue for his leading role in Tender Mercies. Continue reading

The Ten: Most iconic movie characters – Overview

On March 26 I have started a new installment in “The Ten” relay race series, this time focussing on the most iconic movie characters. The race has been going for some weeks now and the baton gets handed over quickly. In this post you will be able to find all the current entries of the blogs who have participated. Click on the image of the blog to see which character they removed and which one was added.

House of Cards – Season 2

House of Cards - Season 2

If the first season of House of Cards made one thing clear it was that Francis and Claire Underwood (Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright) want to be at the top of the political foodchain. They are both predators who together set up their plan of attack and don’t hesitate to use any means necessary to achieve their goals. Criticism is something they don’t allow and opponents (whether political or in the media) have to play along or face the consequences of their lust for power personally. It was exactly the reason which made the first season of House of Cards so fascinating and compelling. Political allies were play things who could be swept aside without emotion if it meant an advantage for the Underwoods. Reporter Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara) knew to gain the trust of Francis, which made her a rising star in journalism because she always received the latest information straight from Capitol Hill.

As Netflix released the whole first season in one day it was possible for fans to devour a whole season in just a few days. The last episode left people hungry for more and since Valentine’s Day the fans have been able to enjoy 13 new episodes. With their ruthless methods Francis and Claire succeeded in creating many enemies. The question is whether they will be a threat to them in this second season. Continue reading

The Monday Question: To watch!

The Monday Question

Although I watch hundreds of movie a year (and blog about a lot of those) there are always movies which I would like to see, but I have not seen yet. As a blogger I also read many of your blogs and it happens a lot that one of you writes a glowing review about a movie I have not seen yet. As things go you want to note that movie down as you will have to watch that one in the future. I have been doing that for a long time and my to watch list has therefore grown quite a bit. Even though I do watch movies on that list it usually gets bigger instead of decreasing. I use the watchlist which IMDB offers and there are currently 140 movies on there. Unfortunately there are movies on there which are very hard to find (specific documentaries or non-US films), so I know it will probably never hit that magic zero, but while I can I will try to keep attacking that list to decrease the number. There are also a big number of movies not on the list that I already own, but also have not come around watching yet. So many movies, so little time. It really is a problem of luxury.

Do you have a “to watch” list and how long is it currently?

The Other Woman shows you what happens when you step on the wrong women’s hearts

This guest post was provided by Kira Browdy who is a freelance writer. Kira likes to write about the latest movies and share them with people addicted to movies.

This spring a new movie called The Other Woman is going to make you fall in love with its characters and story. As you can see in The Other Woman trailer, the film tells the story of three women who were played by the same man. One of them is his wife, the other two are his girlfriends. The beautiful women team up in order to plan an incredible vengeance. Continue reading