Articles in Category “General” 25

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  • HDNET MOVIES SERVES UP A DOUBLE SERVING OF ‘CHRISTMAS GRITS’ WITH JOHN WAYNE AND JEFF BRIDGES IN ‘TRUE GRIT’DEC. 25

    Saddle up with HDNET MOVIES Christmas Day, as the network serves up a double serving of Christmas Grits in the TRUE GRIT two-pack, beginning with John Wayne in his Oscar®-winning performance as Rooster Cogburn, a brash U.S. Marshal who teams up with Texas Ranger Glenn Campbell to track down the man who killed a girl’s father in the 1969 classic TRUE GRIT, with Robert Duvall [Read More]


  • “The Shepherd of the Hills” is a 1941 film based on a novel of the same name. Filmed in gorgeous Technicolor and containing excellent performances by Harry Carey, John Wayne, Betty Field, and others, I’m really not sure why this film isn’t a classic. The plot is simple, but beautiful and moving, one of Director Henry Hathaway’s greatest cinematic achievements. Our story begins in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri.

    Deep in the Ozark Mountains, buried within the shade of thousands of… [Read More]


  • Those first stirring notes of music. That familiar name in large letters. A few hoofbeats announcing that the magic is beginning. And just like that, we are catapulted back to the familiar sensations and memories of our youth. Our hero is riding the range again. He rides for truth. He rides for justice. And we ride with him.

    I don’t know about you folks, but a part of me has never grown up. I still thrill to those hoofbeats and root my cowboy hero on to victory. As I see him… [Read More]


  • One hundred years ago today, Douglas was born Issur Danielovitch, the son of a Moscow-born Russian Jewish ragman, in upstate New York. An uncle had been killed in the pogroms at home. In his 1988 memoir, The Ragman’s Son, Douglas describes the casual antisemitism he faced almost throughout his career. Rebranding yourself with a Waspy stage-name was what actors – and immigrants in general – had to do in America to survive and thrive.

    After a start on the Broadway stage, he made his screen… [Read More]
  • Allot goes on in life, allot doesn't go on in life, I mean you get caught up in life and all the noise of daily living that you forget to enjoy your surroundings. You mean to do things, say things, spend time with others, only to turn around and their gone. The last couple of years our community lost two longtime members, @William T Brooks and @arthurarnell, two outstanding men that had shared their life with us here on the JWMB.

    Both joined us early in our history sharing their thoughts on… [Read More]