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TAKE TWO: R.I.P Philip French & Maureen O’Hara

1) Philip French R.I.P

Philip French at home his cinema room in London

While having lived to a good age of 82 years old it always seems a pity when someone passes away so close after retirement. Philip French had retired at the age of 80 having been the chief Observer critic for 35 years. He loves of Westerns resulted in a must read book for any fans by the name of Westerns: Aspects of a Movie Genre. Here is the link to his obituary from The Guardian.

 

2) Maureen O’Hara R.I.P

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Well if 82 is a good age then 95 is a super age to make. Maureen passed away at her home quietly in her sleep during the week and will be always remembered for her role alongside John Wayne in The Quiet Man. You can read the Irish Times write up here and watch below some videos of the Ranelagh native.

 

3) Don Verdean

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Danny McBride, Will Forte, Sam Rockwell and Jemaine Clement all star in Jared Hess’s new film which just went and got a trailer. Jared Hess in case you didn’t know directed Napoleon Dynamite so that should be worth the price of admission alone. No release date as yet for this side of the pond but hopefully will be early next year.

 

4) Ridiculous Six has a trailer

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Rob Schneider is a Mexican. This is the first of Adam Sandler’s films for Netflix. Doesn’t like it’ll be taken the crown from Blazing Saddles anytime soon but it may not be as bad as 100 Ways To Die In The West. We may get to see it as soon as December. Ye-hah.

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Páraic

Páraic wanted to be a gangster as far back as he can remember. Brought up on a diet of films he was too young to be watching by his brothers, all things 80s teens thanks to his sisters and the classics by his folks he's turned into a well-rounded (maybe a little too round) film lover. Only recently discovering North by Northwest, he longs for a train journey with a beautiful blond.

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