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John Haydon has covered soccer for The Washington Times for two decades. He has reported on international soccer events in Germany, South Korea and Spain. John hails from Birmingham, England and has lived in the Washington D.C. region for over twenty years.

Christmas classic: Why we love Frank Capra’s ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

WASHINGTON, December 14, 2017: It’s hard to believe that Frank Capra’s endearing 1946 Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” was an Academy Award loser despite receiving 5 Oscar nominations. That’s because today, over 60 years since its debut, Capra’s wonderfully heartfelt film is one of the most enduringly popular movies for this or any Christmas ...

The Top Ten films of tarnished Hollywood star Nicolas Cage

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2014 – The currently not-so-brilliant career of onetime silver screen idol Nicolas Cage has been going steadily down the tubes now for what seems like ages already. His latest film, “Outcast,” apparently released to theaters in early February seems to have vanished without a trace. Described by the New York Times’ Jeannette ...

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’: Ten reasons we love this Capra film

WASHINGTON, December 25, 2014 – Director Steven Spielberg has said that whenever he goes on location for a new film, he takes along a copy of “It’s a Wonderful Life” to show his cast how movies should be made. Not surprisingly, a great many film goers would enthusiastically agree with Spielberg’s attitude toward this film. Frank ...

Capra Christmas classic ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’: Why we love it

WASHINGTON, December 4, 2014 – Today it seems an accepted fact that Frank Capra’s wonderful movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” is one of the most enduringly popular films of this or any Christmas season, particularly in the U.S. of A. Reflecting the seemingly lost America that once celebrated the common man and American values we ...