The Silence of the Lambs Starring Sean Connery?

The Silence of the Lambs Starring Sean Connery?

We’ll never forget Hannibal Lecter’s steely blue eyes as he tells FBI agent Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) that he prefers fava beans and a glass of Chianti when he chows down the liver of an unfortunate victim of his madness.

However, what if those blue eyes had been dark brown? In fact, what if they had been Sean Connery’s dark brown eyes?
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The French Connection Starring Jackie Gleason?

The French Connection Starring Jackie Gleason?

The French Connection, which premiered in New York 49 years ago today (October 7), is one of the most realistic police dramas in cinematic history. Directed with a tight hand by William Friedkin (The Exorcist), the film fearlessly shows its lead detective, Detective Jimmy ‘Popeye’ Doyle (Gene Hackman), as both hero and anti-hero. You root for Doyle, but you also cringe when he resorts to illegal and sometimes cruel tactics in his relentless search of a French drug kingpin (Fernando Rey).

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Amazon Selling Toshiba 55-inch 4K TV For $299

Amazon Selling Toshiba 55-inch 4K TV For $299

Amazon is now selling a Toshiba 55-inch Smart 4K TV for $299.99, which is $150 off the manufacturer’s suggested price, and $80 less than what BestBuy.com is charging today. (The link is an Amazon affiliate link. This site receives a small percentage of sales from Amazon affiliate links.)

The deal is part of Amazon’s run up to next week’s Prime Day two-day sale during which thousands of products, including many Home Theater-related items, will be heavily discounted.

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Pulp Fiction Starring Laurence Fishburne?

Pulp Fiction Starring Laurence Fishburne?

Samuel L. Jackson is regarded by many as the coolest cat in Hollywood, a reputation that was first formed by his dazzling performance in Pulp Fiction (1994) as drug hitman Jules Winfield. Flanked by John Travolta, who plays the thickheaded Vincent Vega, Jackson’s Jules employs Biblical verses to disarm his prey before emptying his revolver on their bad selves.

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Boogie Nights Starring Warren Beatty?

Boogie Nights Starring Warren Beatty?

Burt Reynolds’ quiet but powerful performance as adult film director Jack Horner in Boogie Nights (coming to HBO Max on October 1) gives the film a respectability it desperately needs. Despite chronicling how participating in the industry contributed to destroying many of the main characters, Boogie Nights still comes off as a celebration of what is a highly reckless lifestyle and mode of sexual behavior. Director Paul Thomas Anderson takes the viewer on a rollercoaster rush from beginning to end as the main players engage in non-stop partying and porn. The viewer can’t help but think that it may be hazardous to one’s health but what fun it would be to navigate those hazards!

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Is Halloween a Morality Tale?

Is Halloween a Morality Tale?

Halloween, the 1978 horror film directed by John Carpenter, is regarded by many critics as being responsible for creating the slasher film which features a knife-wielding psychopath stalking a defenseless woman, or several defenseless women. (Halloween can be seen for free now on the Roku Channel, or on October 1 at 8 p.m. ET on AMC.)

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Amazon Prime Adding 37 Movies On October 1

Amazon Prime Adding 37 Movies On October 1

Amazon on October 1 is adding 37 new movies to its Prime streaming lineup, including two Martin Scorsese classics.

The new films will include The Departed, Scorsese’s 2006 crime drama starring Jack Nicholson as his wolfish best in the role of mobster Frank Costello. Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Alec Baldwin, Mark Wahlberg, Vera Farmiga and Martin Sheen round out an exceptional cast in what may be Scorsese’s best movie since Casino in 1995. Hell, maybe since Goodfellas; yes, it’s that good. William Monahan’s taut but pulpy script (pulpy in a good way) keeps you on the edge of your seat, and Marty’s characteristic adrenaline-fueled direction leaves you breathless from beginning to end.

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HBO Max Adding 145 Movies On October 1

HBO Max Adding 145 Movies On October 1

HBO Max on October 1 plans to add 145 new movies to its lineup, including some relatively recent hits and classic movies stretching back to the 1930s.

The new films will include Boogie Nights, the 1997 dazzling second film from director Paul Thomas Anderson which stars Mark Wahlberg as a teen bus boy who’s recruited to join the adult film business by one of its top directors, played with steely aplomb by Burt Reynolds; the four Lethal Weapon movies which stars Mel Gibson as a suicidal cop with a charming fetish for the Three Stooges; the three Matrix films starring Keanu Reeves; Open Water, the gripping 2004 drama based on a real-life story of two swimmers who get lost in the middle of the ocean; Us, the 2019 horror film from Jordan Peele which stars Lupita Amondi Nyong’o as a woman who’s haunted by doppelgangers; and Best in Show (pictured above), the 2000 mockumentary about an annual canine competition from director/actor Christopher Guest.

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