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Bob Hope on Blu-ray

You pick up a lot of baggage when you live to be 100, a sentiment confirmed by the long, long movie career of Bob Hope. His unofficial status as the preeminent entertainer of the 20th century is open to debate but he was without a doubt that era’s most conspicuous comedian. Marlon Brando’s infamous dismissal, “He’ll go to the opening of a market to receive an award”, was mean-spirited but it had the sting of truth; for over eighty years Hope was everywhere, for better or worse.

Living up to his nickname, “Rapid Robert”, the 31-year old Hope shot out of the gate in 1934 with a series of quick-on-their feet comic shorts revolving around his unique presence as a leading man and comical sidekick rolled into one. It wasn’t long before he was starring in pleasantly prosaic musicals like The Big Broadcast of 1938 and handsomely mounted
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Mary Murphy obituary

Hollywood actor who shot to fame as Marlon Brando's girlfriend in The Wild One

Co-starring with Marlon Brando in his prime is a bonus for any actor's filmography. The fame of Mary Murphy, who has died aged 80, was boosted considerably when she played his love interest in The Wild One (1953). Tame by today's standards, it was the film in which the brooding, rebellious, black-leather-clad Brando, as the leader of a motorcycle gang, emerged fully as a sex symbol.

The pretty, clean-cut Murphy, never considered a sex symbol herself, served as an excellent foil to Brando who, when asked what he is rebelling against, replies: "What've you got?" As the sheriff's daughter, she immediately attracts the attention of Brando when he comes in for a beer at the diner where she works. Gradually, the attraction becomes mutual as he rides his large, phallic motorcycle with her clutching his waist, her
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Christmas Spoiled in 3 Minutes, Santa Cancels Worldwide Tour

  • NextMovie
The Fine Brothers, an internet comedy duo that speaks fast and spoils movies, is back to spit in your eggnog this holiday season with “50 Christmas Spoilers in 3 Minutes.”

Faster than you can go a-wasailling, Benny and Rafi Fine spoil every Christmas movie you’ve ever heard of — and some that you haven’t. As with all Fine Brothers YouTube videos, there are two types of viewers.

The first love the spitfire, spoiler-soaked, saccharin snark and wish the yucksters plenty of presents under the Christmas tree. Or menorah. The other, perhaps the Grinches of the group, want to stuff the boys’ faces with figgy pudding to dam the endless patter of plot-ruining banter.

Where do you fall on the Fines? While you chew that over, here’s a list of all 50 Christmas films:

A Christmas Carol, Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (1951), A Christmas Carol (2009), The Muppet Christmas Carol, Mickey’s Christmas Carol,
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Votd: 50 Christmas Movie Spoilers in 3 Minutes

  • Slash Film
Votd: 50 Christmas Movie Spoilers in 3 Minutes
[1] In honor of the upcoming Christmas holiday, our friends the Fine Brothers have filed the latest episode of their popular "Spoiler" series -- 50 Christmas Movie Spoilers in 3 Minutes, in one take. You might remember that we've featured their videos 100 Movie Spoilers in 4 minutes [2], Spoiling Every Best Picture Winner in Oscar History [3], 50 spoilers of 2009 in 4 minutes [4], 100 Horror Movie Spoilers in 5 Minutes [5], and 50 Disney Spoilers in 3 Minutes [6].  Hit the jump to watch their latest. And if it isn't completely obvious already, please be warned that the following video contains spoilers. Movies Spoiled: A Christmas Carol, Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (1951), A Christmas Carol (2009), The Muppet Christmas Carol, Mickey's Christmas Carol, Bad Santa, Christmas with the Cranks, Deck the Halls, A Christmas Story, Ernest Saves Christmas, Four Christmases, Fred Claus, The Santa Clause, The Santa Clause 2, The Santa Clause 3, It's a Wonderful Life, I'll Be Home for Christmas, Jingle All the Way, Miracle on 34th Street
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