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RIP Dick Miller

Dick Miller was the kind of actor the phrase “no small parts” was made for. People remember his performances, no matter how brief or seemingly unimportant, simply because he made his character memorable. Mr. Futterman is probably his canon performance: the one everyone knows. One of the reasons we remember it is because Miller sells us on the mortal terror …

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Today in Movie History: October 26

Mighty oaks often grow from little acorns, and when the slick little sci-fi thriller The Terminator opened one quiet October Friday, no one thought much of it. Its director had helmed only one project before — the less-than-immortal Piranha 2: the Spawning — and the star was that jumped-up Austrian from Conan the Barbarian who looked like his 15 minutes was just about up. The …