10 search results for Ricardo Montalban

  • Hey, 2009... Stop It

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009

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    Khan is no more

    Type: Article | Date: Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009

    Iconic actor was best known for 'Fantasy Island' and portraying the greatest 'Star Trek' villain ever
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    My BluRay Shelf: 'Star Trek 2: Wrath Of Khan' The overwhelming fan favorite considered

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Jul 10, 2009

    Why is 'Star Trek 2' the best-loved of the series? Does it hold up?
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    Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection (Blu-ray)

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2009

    A Collection for all trekkies
  • TCM Spotlight - Esther Williams, Vol. 2

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Oct 6, 2009

    Includes - Thrill of a Romance (1945) Fiesta (1947) This Time for Keeps (1947) Pagan Love Song (1950) Million Dollar Mermaid (1952) Easy to Love (1953) Thrill of a Romance This aquatic musical is set at a mountain resort in the beautiful Sierra Nevadas where a heroic Army Air Corpsman has come for a vacation. There he falls in love with the lovely swimming instructor, who is unfortunately newly married to a rather stodgy businessman. The mayhem begins when her new husband is called to Washington on urgent business. Songs include: "Please Don't Say No, Say Maybe," "I Should Care," "Lonely Night," "Vive L'Amour," "Schubert's Serenade" and "The Thrill Of A Romance." ~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide Fiesta Esther Williams moves from the swimming pool to the bull ring in this musical drama. Antonio Morales (Fortunio Bonanova) was once a champion bullfighter; now in retirement, Antonio and his wife (Mary Astor) have high hopes that their son Mario (Ricardo Montalban) will follow in his father's footsteps as a matador. However, Mario's great passion is music, and he longs to pursue a career as a composer. But there is a budding toreador in the family: Mario's sister Maria (Esther Williams), who has learned the basics of bullfighting from her sibling. Not wanting to be thought a coward, but with no desire to enter the ring, Mario allows Maria to disguise herself as him and take his place in the bullring, allowing her to compete in a traditionally male sport while Mario devotes his time to his music. Fiesta gave Ricardo Montalban his first English-speaking role, with Cyd Charisse appearing as Conchita, his love interest and dancing partner. Classical music buffs might notice that Mario's composition "Fantasia Mexican" is actually Aaron Copland's "El Salon Mexico." ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide This Time for Keeps In this aqueous musical comedy, an opera singer brings his son to Michigan's Mackinac Island where the son falls in love with the star of the "aquacaper." It is difficult to woo her as she is constantly surrounded by her piano-playing bodyguard and her ever-present grandmother. It's musical and comedic chaos as the son attempts to overcome these and other obstacles while trying to win her heart. Highlights include Jimmy Durante singing his trademark tune "Inka Dinka Do." Other songs include: "M'Appari" from "Martha," "La Donna E Mobile" from "Rigoletto," Cole Porter's "You Are So Easy to Love," "A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That," "Chiquita Banana," and "When It's Lilac Time on Mackinac Island." ~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide Pagan Love Song Pagan Love Song derives its title from a 1929 tune written by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown. The plot is cut from the same cloth as MGM's previous Esther Williams musicals. Sporting a black wig and deep tan, Williams plays American lass Mimi Bennett, who while on vacation in the South Seas is mistaken for a native girl by visiting schoolteacher Hazard Endicott (Howard Keel). Instantly falling in love with Mimi, Hazard attempts to court her according to Tahitian traditions. And that's about it for the plot; the rest of the film consists of Esther Williams swimming and Howard Keel singing. Based on the novel Tahiti Landfall by William S. Stone, Pagan Love Song was to have been directed by Stanley Donen, but Williams vetoed Donen in favor of Robert Alton. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Million Dollar Mermaid Who else but Esther Williams could star in a romantic drama (with musical numbers) bearing a title like this? In Million Dollar Mermaid, Williams plays Annette Kellerman, a real-life Australian swimming star who took up the sport as a child to strengthen her legs, which were severely weakened by a birth defect. The treatment proves effective, and as she grows to adulthood, Annette shows that she has the talent to be a champion swimmer, though she prefers to follow her dream of becoming a ballet dancer. When Annette's father Frederick (Walter Pidgeon) accepts
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    Benicio Del Toro is out, but reports still have Khan in 'Star Trek 2'

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Dec 5, 2011

    How many 'Star Trek' stories can we run in a row?
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    'Bathing Beauty' swim champ-turned-movie star Esther Williams dies at 91

    Type: Article | Date: Thursday, Jun 6, 2013

    Actress appeared alongside Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra Ricardo Montalban, more
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    Season premiere review: 'Game of Thrones' - 'Two Swords'

    Type: Post | Date: Sunday, Apr 6, 2014

    It's a very good time to be a Lannister, but cracks in the foundation begin to appear
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    What Movie Have You Watched the Most? The Hitfix Staff Answers

    Type: Article | Date: Thursday, Nov 27, 2014

    What's your lifetime high-watching record: Is it 'Die Hard?' 'Aliens?' 'Princess Bride?'
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    A day at Bad Robot gives us a better look at 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012

    Plus we share a crazy theory about the secrets JJ Abrams is hiding in plain sight