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The Black Hole, starring Maximilian Schell, Robert Forster, Roddy McDowall, Anthony Perkins, Yvette Mimieux, Ernest Borgnine, Joseph Bottoms

The Black Hole

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The Black Hole (1979), starring Maximilian Schell, Robert Forster, Roddy McDowall, Anthony Perkins, Yvette Mimieux, Ernest Borgnine, Joseph Bottoms

In The Black Hole, a ship of space explorers make an amazing discovery. They find a ship presumed lost, 20 years ago. It’s safely hovering on the edge of a black hole – somehow. And the scientist in charge plans to go through it. But what happened to the crew?

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A Bug’s Life

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A Bug’s Life (1998) starring Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey

A Bug’s Life – Can a dreamer save his colony from bullies? Can second-rate circus bugs prove to the world — and themselves — they have worth?

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The Greatest Story Ever Told

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The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) starring Max von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire, Charlton Heston, Claude Rains, José Ferrer, Telly Savalas

The Greatest Story Ever Told is an epic retelling of the life of Jesus Christ, from his birth in Bethlehem to his crucifixion and resurrection.

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Midnight Lace

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Midnight Lace (1960), starring Doris Day, Rex Harrison, Myrna Loy, John Gavin, Roddy McDowall

Synopsis of Midnight Lace

In Midnight Lace, Doris Day portrays a rich young wife living in London who is the target of life-threatening phone calls and near-fatal accidents. Everyone becomes a potential murderer, including her debonair husband, an adoring next- door-neighbor, and a construction foreman working nearby.

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The Cat from Outer Space

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The Cat from Outer Space (1978) starring Ken Berry, Sandy Duncan, McLean Stevenson, Harry Morgan, Roddy McDowall, Jesse White, Hans Conried

Editorial review of The Cat from Outer Space courtesy of Amazon.com

Here’s today’s trivia question: What Disney movie costars both colonels from television’s M*A*S*H–that is, Henry Blake (McLean Stevenson) and Sherman Potter (Harry Morgan)? Heck, that’s easy: 1978’s The Cat from Outer Space, a family comedy about a feline extraterrestrial named Jake (voiced by actor Ronnie Schell, who also plays Sergeant Duffy). Eerily similar to the plot of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, released four years later, Cat finds Jake stuck on Earth and in danger of being trapped here forever if his fellow space kitties can’t rendezvous with him soon.

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Lord Love a Duck

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Lord Love a Duck (1966) starring Roddy McDowall, Tuesday Weld,  Ruth Gordon, Harvey Korman

Review

Lord Love a Duck is a comedy. A very dark comedy. It deals with two high school seniors, played by Roddy McDowell and Tuesday Weld. For some reason, his character is obsessed with her, and will do anything she wants. Oddly, she doesn’t abuse that ability. She’s a somewhat shallow — her ambition is simply to become famous. At any cost. But, in truth, she comes from a broken home. She’s a sympathetic character.

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The Longest Day

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The Longest Day (1962), starring John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Sean Connery and Sir Richard Burton

 This monumental account of the allied invasion of Normandy on D-Day (June 6, 1944) is a classic among WWII films. Spectacular battle scenes; intense acting by John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Sean Connery and Sir Richard Burton, among others; and gut-wrenching pathos capture the horrors and heroics of a defining historical event. 1962; black and white, 3 hours.

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