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Before They Were Stars: 10-Year Robert Downey Jr. in “Moment to Moment”

Later today, we will posting our latest Shouts From the Back Row┬ápodcast episode about the career of Robert Downey Jr.. In case of you’ve ever been curious about his father, Robert Downey Jr., he was a director who liked to … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: 15-Year Old Robert Downey, Jr. as an Extra in “Up the Academy”

Robert Downey, Jr. spent his childhood making a brief appearances in films which were directed by his father, Robert Downey, Sr.. In 1980, the senior Downey directed a comedy called Up the Academy, an Animal House knockoff financed by Mad … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: 7-Year Old Robert Downey Jr. in “Greaser’s Palace”

Last year, I did a “Before They Were Stars” feature on Robert Downey Jr.’s film debut at the age of five in Pound, a very bizarre film directed by his father, Robert Downey Sr, where humans played the role of … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: 5-Year Old Robert Downey Jr. in “Pound”

Yesterday, I featured Sean Penn’s first acting appearance as a child, which took place under the directorial reins of his father. Today, it’s only appropriate that I do the same thing for Robert Downey Jr., who made his acting debut … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: Rhea Seehorn in “The Shaggy Dog”

Later today, we will be posting our Shouts From the Back Row podcast about Season Two of Better Call Saul and we all agree that the breakout star this season was Rhea Seehorn for her strong portrayal of Kim Wexler. … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: Stephen Colbert in John Cleese-Produced Training Videos

For two decades, John Cleese owned a production company called Video Arts, which specialized in producing training videos for companies. The twist is that Cleese would get his comedian friends to act in the videos in order to present the … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: 4-Year Old Angelina Jolie in “Lookin’ to Get Out”

I’ve previously showcased Sean Penn and Robert Downey Jr. making their first acting appearances as a child in projects that were directed by their fathers. Well, you can also add Angelina Jolie to the list as she had her first … Continue reading

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A Very Comical 2013

Until recently, comic books had always gotten the short end of the stick in mass entertainment. Why? Stigma. Juvenile reputation. Generally speaking, people did not seem to care to look closer at the various stories, characters and themes that the … Continue reading

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Robin’s Underrated Gems: Wonder Boys (2000)

Sometimes, no matter how hard it tries, a great movie just cannot become a hit. Such was the case in early 2000 when a quirky little comedy called Wonder Boys was released into cinemas with little fanfare. It drew very … Continue reading

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Robin Warder’s Top 25 Favourite (And 1 Least Favourite) Films of the Decade

Since Gill decided to post his favourite films of the decade, I figured I’d jump on the bandwagon and post my own list, which I had written at the beginning of the year. Considering how many movies I have watched … Continue reading

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