16 search results for Lloyd Bridges

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    Motion/Captured Must-See: 'Joe Versus The Volcano'

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Mar 30, 2009

    A surreal romance whose cult grows more every year
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    'The Giver's' Jeff Bridges says co-star Taylor Swift has skills: 'She's a good actress'

    Type: Article | Date: Thursday, Jul 24, 2014

    Actor tells us why it took 18 years to bring the YA adaptation to the screen
  • A Walk in the Sun - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Nov 24, 2009

    Harry Brown's honest, unsentimental WW2 novel A Walk in the Sun has been effectively adapted for the screen by Robert Rossen. Dana Andrews stars as Sgt. Tyne, a platoon squad leader in Italy who ends up assuming command of his platoon after a series of deaths. As they prepare to attack an isolated Nazi-held farmhouse, each of the infantymen reveals his true character as he dwells upon his background and contemplates the job at hand. The film's effectiveness lies in the non-cliched characterizations by a carefully chosen all-male cast. Huntz Hall of "East Side Kids" fame is particularly good in a scene wherein he argues over whether the human body or the leaf is the most complicated natural structure. Director Lewis Milestone's use of a ballad to link the action predates High Noon by some seven years. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
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    StreamFix: 'It's Always Sunny,' 'Airplane!' and 14 More New Streams on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and Crackle

    Type: Article | Date: Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014

    Get ready to wail ("Portlandia"!) and weep ("Brian's Song") for this week's new streams on the web.
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    Taylor Swift, Meryl Streep and 3 other things we learned from 'The Giver' at Comic Con

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Jul 24, 2014

    Author Lois Lowry steals the show from Jeff Bridges and Brenton Thwaites
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    Gamer - Blu-ray Disc

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Jan 19, 2010

    Gerard Butler is a living video game avatar trying to take down the mind-control technology that has enslaved him
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    Gamer - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Jan 19, 2010

    Gerard Butler is a living video game avatar trying to take down the mind-control technology that has enslaved him
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    Concert Review: Jeff Bridges brings Bad Blake with him to The Troubadour

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011

    Oscar winner debuts songs from his forthcoming self-titled set
  • Hollywood Hoodlums Collection

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Sep 8, 2009

    Includes:The Chase (1946) Trapped (1949) Quicksand (1950) Kansas City Confidential (1952) Beat the Devil (1953) The Big Combo (1955) The Chase Originally slated for release through Monogram Pictures, The Chase was ultimately distributed by United Artists. Adapted by Philip Yordan from Cornell Woolrich's The Black Path of Fear (a perennial of the radio series Suspense), the film stars Robert Cummings as Chuck, shell-shocked ex-GI. Tormented by bizarre dreams, Chuck is drawn into the orbit of racketeer Roman (Steve Cochran). Hired as Roman's chauffeur, Chuck deals as best he can with his boss' faithless wife Lorna (Michele Morgan) and sinister henchman Gino (Peter Lorre). Persuaded by Lorna to help her escape the brutish Roman, Chuck agrees, only to end up accused of a murder he didn't commit. Thus begins the chase of the title, with Chuck eluding not only the authorities but also the stiletto-wielding Gino. Just when it seems that Chuck has cleared himself and all's right with the world, the story takes an unexpected turn, thrusting the hero back into a nightmarish maelstrom. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Trapped When nearly perfect counterfeit 20-dollar bills start turning up, the Treasury Department recognizes them as the work of Tris Stewart (Lloyd Bridges), a man already doing a long prison stretch. They offer Stewart a break on his sentence if he'll help them find out who got hold of his old plates, but he initially refuses. Some weeks later, while being transferred to another prison, Stewart escapes from custody -- it turns out that this is a set-up to free Stewart to search for the plates with a treasury agent keeping tabs on him; then he turns on the T-man as well, escaping for real. What Stewart doesn't know is that the agents expected and desired this move, believing that he would only go for the plates if he thought he could make some money from the bills and get out of the country with his girlfriend Laurie (Barbara Payton). They've got her apartment bugged, and one of their own men, Downey (John Hoyt), has been put in place as a customer at the nightclub where she works, quietly establishing himself as a man with some angles of his own and a yen to know her better. Stewart follows the trail to one of his ex-distributors, now in business for himself with the plates. But the man needs money, and Stewart thinks he can get it with help from Downey -- he doesn't like him trying to impress her, but does like it that he is a grifter with some money. They become partners, putting up Downey's cash to get the 250,000 dollars in counterfeit twenties, which Stewart will spend at face value where he and Laurie are going, in countries where they need U.S. currency and there are no treasury agents around to help identify counterfeit bills. Before the deal can be closed (and the arrest made), a new round of possible double-crosses starts between the hoods, and Downey's cover is suddenly blown by accident -- Stewart tries to kill him but is captured instead. Downey's superiors want to pull him out, but the agent thinks he can still salvage the operation if he can get to the plates before Laurie can talk to anyone. That leads to the denouement, an extended series of split-second plot developments with several lives at risk. ~ Bruce Eder, All Movie Guide Quicksand Mickey Rooney, with his kid roles and musicals behind him, went for a major change of image in this harrowing film noir. He gives what many consider to be the best performance of his career as Danny Brady, a well-meaning grease monkey whose life is destroyed in less than a week. Danny finds himself short of cash when he's supposed to take out Vera (Jeanne Cagney), a waitress whom he's just met who works at a hash-house. He borrows 20 dollars from the cash register, planning on paying it back with 20 dollars that a buddy owes him the next day, but the friend doesn't turn up. To get the 20 dollars, he buys a 100-dollar watch on a payment plan and then hocks it for the
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    Jeff Bridges celebrated as an 'American Master' in 'The Dude Abides'

    Type: Post | Date: Sunday, Jan 9, 2011

    On Lebowski: 'I'm partial, but that is a good movie'
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