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Saturday, July 20, 2019

"Terminator: Dark Fate" (2019) Coloring Pages

He's Back! And so is She.

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Linda Hamilton stars in "Terminator: Dark Fate" (all pictures courtesy of Paramount Pictures).
 The Terminator franchise is one of the most popular science fiction series of all time.

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The series has had its ups and downs, but the original storyline remains iconic. "Skynet," a major corporation in the film which brings about humanity's downfall, has become a virtual synonym for companies producing machines that ultimately may prove to be much more harmful than helpful to people.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator (all pictures courtesy of Paramount Pictures).
Kids love the Terminator movies. The most recent Terminator film as of this writing is "Terminator: Dark Fate" (2019). Here we have Terminator coloring pages free and downloadable from the Terminator films.

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The Terminator series began with "The Terminator," a 1984 film directed by James Cameron.

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"Terminator: Dark Fate" is the sixth film in the series. It had the working title of "Terminator 6: Dark Fate," but that was later shortened.

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While "The Terminator" began the Terminator series, most fans would agree that "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" (1991) was the highpoint of the series to date.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger has appeared in all of the Terminator movies. He plays a futuristic robot that sometimes acts as a protector of humans and sometimes hunts them down.
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The basic plot of the series is that robots and drones invented by humans revolt and take over the world. This sends humans into hiding, where they form resistance groups.

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This plot is almost identical to "R.U.R.," a 1923 play by the Czech writer Karel Čapek. "R.U.R.," which is an abbreviation of Rossum's Universal Robots," introduced the word "robot," which is based on a Czech word, "robota," which stands for forced labor.

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In "Terminator 2," the Terminator played by Arnold Schwarzenegger goes back in time to help some humans who are destined to form a future resistance group.

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"Terminator 2" introduced the character of Sarah Connor, who was played by Linda Hamilton.

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Sarah Connor is the mother of future resistance founder John Connor. Hamilton returns in "Terminator: Dark Fate" to reprise her character of Sarah Connor.

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The original film "The Terminator" turned Arnold Schwarzenegger into a major film star. He later was elected Governor of California twice.

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Schwarzenegger remains a top film star and also returns to star in "Terminator: Dark Fate."

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Robert Patrick played T-1000, a more advanced Terminator from the future who travels back in time to eliminate Sarah Connor and John Connor before they can form the resistance in the future. Many fans will tell you that the T-1000 was the best villain in the entire series.

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Robert Patrick does not return in "Terminator: Dark Fate," but Edward Furlong, who played John Connor in "Terminator 2," does return as the same character.

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James Cameron, who directed the first two Terminator films, returns as a producer on "Terminator: Dark Fate."

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Cameron was married to Linda Hamilton a few years after "Terminator 2: Judgment Day." They later divorced.

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Linda Hamilton has appeared in numerous films and television series since "Terminator 2."

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Hamilton rose to fame in the 1980s television series "Beauty and the Beast."

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Mackenzie Davis also stars in "Terminator 2: Dark Fate."

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Davis is a Canadian actress who is perhaps best known for television series "Halt and Catch Fire," which ran for several seasons.

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The release date of "Terminator: Dark Fate" is 1 November 2019.

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Below are trailers for "Terminator: Dark Fate."



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Thursday, July 18, 2019

The House on 92nd Street (1945): The Birth of a Genre

J. Edgar Hoover Stakes His Claim for Winning World War II

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A scene capture from "The House on 92nd Street" (1945) of the Third Reich flag waving over the German Embassy in Washington, D.C., in 1941 (all screenshots courtesy of  Twentieth Century Fox).
"The House on 92nd Street" (1945), directed by Henry Hathaway, is an overlooked gem. While its overall theme serves as a typical World War II propaganda film, it actually had an outsized impact on many films that followed. It heavily influenced or at least foreshadowed the later police procedurals such as "Dragnet," the Red-scare films of the 1950s, and even the James Bond film series.

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With World War II over by barely a week, J. Edgar Hoover stakes his claim to being a big factor in why the Allies won.
It is emphasized at the beginning of the film that "The House on 92nd Street" was made with the full cooperation of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In fact, there even is a scene of longtime FBI Chief J. Edgar Hoover, sitting calmly at his desk as the narrator solemnly intones, "Vigilant. Tireless. Implacable." It is very strongly hinted at two or three points in "The House on 92nd Street" that the espionage involves the Manhattan Project (this film was released barely a week after the Japanese surrender), but when some documents the crooks have stolen are seen, they show organic chemistry diagrams. So, as Alfred Hitchcock would say, we're dealing with a McGuffin here, simply something we are to assume is of vast importance without ever being told directly exactly what it is. Because "The House on 92nd Street" incorporates extensive location shooting of areas of Manhattan that now are interesting to those who enjoy looking into the past of New York City, I've included some "then and now" views of specific locations.

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The Brooklyn Bridge in "The House on 92nd Street."
Some of these scenes, such as that of the Brooklyn Bridge, above, have little to do with the plot of "The House on 92nd Street." However, they really imbue the film with an almost mystical quality of being in the Manhattan of 1945. It also appears to be a very subtle way of saying, "This is what we are defending and why this FBI work is so important."

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Bowling Green in "The House on 92nd Street."
Director Henry Hathaway is better known for later blockbusters such as "True Grit" (1969) and "The Sons of Katie Elder" (1965). However, it isn't often that a film is as influential as "The House on 92nd Street."

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Bowling Green recently (Google Street View).
Beginning with a lengthy demonstration of FBI "tricks" such as one-way mirrors and invisible ink that would have been new to contemporary audiences, "The House on 92nd Street" foreshadows the James Bond films that have Bond going to spymaster Q in order to obtain spy gadgets. The heavy focus on FBI methods was expanded on greatly by Jack Webb, who undoubtedly would have seen "The House on 92nd Street," in his "Dragnet" television series and feature films. The heavy use of panoramic vistas of the city in question that typifies "The House on 92nd Street" also was something that Webb used at the beginning of all Dragnet episodes. The 1950s Red Scare films such as "My Son John" (1952) in some ways look almost like remakes of "The House on 92nd Street."

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"The House on 92nd Street" was (in the film) the location of a German spy ring in the months before the United States entered World War II. The location (in the film) was just off Madison Avenue on East 92nd Street. This actually was a fictitious location in both the film and in reality.

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92nd Street at Madison Avenue recently (Google Street View).
The corner of 92nd and Madison Avenue hasn't changed much over the years. However, the evocative fire escapes of the building on the northeast corner are gone.

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Upper floors of the five-story house on 92nd Street shown in the film, which in reality was at 53 East 92nd Street in Manhattan.
The film pans down slowly across the entire building that is the "star" of "The House on 92nd Street" when it is first "introduced." I guess you have to actually show the entire house if you are going to call your film "The House on 92nd Street."

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This is the five-story house on 92nd Street shown in the film, which in reality was at 53 East 92nd Street in Manhattan.
The location of the spy ring, disguised as a women's clothing store, was shown in "The House on 92nd Street" only once (aside from incidental views of people entering and leaving the building and so forth). Signe Hasso plays the store's proprietor who actually is an avowed Hitlerite feeding spy information back to Germany. William Eythe plays an American recruited by the Germans to help the spy ring. The film is very loosely based on real-life events.

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Here is the hero of the film, William Eythe, standing outside the eponymous house when he first sees it. Note the beautifully wrought iron fence out front. He is emphasizing how tall the building was, though, in fact, it was only of moderate height at five stories.
The building used in "The House on 92nd Street" wasn't actually on 92nd Street at all, but it was close by. In fact, the building shown in the film was exactly one block north at 53 East 92nd Street.

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 The spot where the house shown in the film stood is now a pathway to a large building (Google Street View).
Why they changed the location from 92nd Street to 93rd Street or didn't just change the title to, "The House on 93rd Street," isn't clear. However, a quick look on Google Street View now shows that the infamous (because of the film) house on 93rd Street where much of the spy action takes place is long gone. Its spot now serves as a back entrance to Carnegie Hill Tower at 40 East 94th Street. Carnegie Hill Tower was built in 1984, so the five-story house shown in "The House on 92nd Street" has been gone for at least that long.

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"The House on 92nd Street shows Columbus Circle, with the Adams Building behind it.
The protagonist of "The House on 92nd Street" has his office just off Columbus Circle in the Adams Building at 59th and Columbus Circle. So, there is a nice establishing shot of Columbus Circle in "The House on 92nd Street." Leo G. Carroll, later famous as the agents in "North By Northwest" and television series "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," plays a German spy who visits the Eythe character there. Unknown to him (despite his checking), the FBI has the entire office wired for video and sound.

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Columbus Circle recently (Google Street View).
One of the distinguishing features of "The House on 92nd Street" is the fierce role that actresses play in the violent plot. While Signe Hasso has the lead female role (and does it quite well), little-known Lydia St. Clair makes a big impression as a vicious thug who gets to slap and kill with wild abandon. In fact, there is a sort of subplot or at least subtext in "The House on 92nd Street" that these evil aliens intentionally confuse the proper roles of men and women, which is more evidence of their wickedness and mal-formation. That is an interesting thing to ponder 75 years later.

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The houses on either side of the eponymous "The House on 92nd Street" are still there and look pretty much exactly as they did then. The same railing that was in front of them remains, though the railing in front of the house for which the film was named was removed whenever that house itself was torn down. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? And those are beautiful, upscale homes which have benefited from the growing desirability of the Upper East Side for the wealthy. The owner probably would have been better off just keeping the house despite its nefarious associations due to "The House on 92nd Street."

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The view from in front of the eponymous house of the film toward Madison Avenue, looking west. That is No. 51 East 92nd Street. The same windows and stairway are visible, along with the railing. Basically, the houses on either side of "the house on 92nd Street" are unchanged after 75 years (Google Street View).
So, while the house that "starred" in "The House on 92nd Street is long gone, the area itself on 93rd Street otherwise is little changed. I heartily recommend "The House on 92nd Street," which is quite gripping despite being an obvious propaganda film and which gives terrific views of old Manhattan!

Below is a copy of "The House on 92nd Street" (1945).


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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Hobbs & Shaw (2019): Coloring Pages

Fast. And Furious.

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The Fast and the Furious film series is one of the most respected film series in Hollywood history. Every film is a box office success, and the films delight audiences around the world. The Fast and Furious films are a great way to bring the world closer together, and they show no sign of ending anytime soon.

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"Hobbs & Shaw" (2019) (All photos courtesy Universal).
"The Fast and the Furious" series began in 2001. It since has expanded to eight films and a spin-off film, with more scheduled to come. Here we have Fast and Furious coloring pages free and downloadable.

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Top series stars include Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Dwayne Johnson.

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Other top stars include Michelle Rodriguez, Lucas Black, and Jason Statham.

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There is a Fast and Furious attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood. It is called "Fast & Furious: Supercharged."

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There also are several Fast and Furious video games. The first, arcade game The Fast and the Furious, was released in 2004.

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There have been toy cars for Fast and Furious, too. ZipZaps sold micro RC versions of the cars from the first installment, while AMT Ertl and Racing Champions released die-cast replicas of the early films. Greenlight and Hot Wheels also have sold versions of the cars featured in the films.

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There have been numerous singles released relating to the Fast and Furious franchise, too. These include "Tokyo Drift," "We Own It," and "Hey Ma."

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There have been numerous soundtracks released from the Fast and Furious franchise, too. The first was released on 5 June 2001.

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In total, as of mid-2019, the Fast and Furious films have accumulated over $5 billion in the global box office. It is a very successful series.

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Directors of the Fast and Furious films have included Rob Cohen, John Singleton, Justin Lin, James Wan, F. Gary Gray, and David Leitch.

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The main characters of Fast and Furious include Dominic Toretto, Brian O'Conner, Leticia Ortiz, and Luke Hobbs.

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There have been some short films within the Fast and Furious series. Most of them were just special features for DVD releases.

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There is an underlying "Robin Hood" theme to Fast and Furious where the main characters use their skills to steal from the rich for the benefit of the poor.

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"Hobbs & Shaw" (2019) was the first of several planned spinoffs.

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There also is a (currently planned) animation series planned for "Fast and Furious. The animated productions will be made by DreamWorks Animation (NBCUniversal) and appear on Netflix.

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Vin Diesel was in the first Fast and Furious film but did not appear in a couple of sequels. However, he returned to the series in 2009 with "Fast & Furious" aka "Fast and Furious 4."

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Many of the Fast and Furious films revolve around street racing. However, beginning with "Fast Five" (2011), the films began to focus more on gunfights, brawls, and robberies.

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The Fast and Furious series was created by Gary Scott Thompson.

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There also has been a "Fast & Furious Live" European tour. It began at Liverpool's Echo Arena in January 2013. The tour lasted until mid-2018.

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Fast and Furious is the 15th highest-grossing film series at the North American box office of all time. The top franchise is the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the second is Star Wars.

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In general, there have been Fast and Furious films every two or three years since the first one. Fast and Furious films were released in 2001, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019.

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There are several Fast and Furious films still to come. In fact, it is unclear if the Fast and Furious series will ever end.

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There are always new cars and new stories and new stars. We hope you enjoy these Fast and Furious coloring pages free and downloadable!

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