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Killing Bill: Female Vengeance in THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE (1962)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Oct 25, 2021

Long before Uma Thurman's relentless Bride swore to kill Bill in the Quentin Tarantino movies, Jan in the Pan killed her own treacherous Bill in the low-budget horror classic, The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962). Despite its B-horror status and sleazy male gaze, The Brain That Wouldn't Die turns out read more

For Bill Powell's birthday, a present for his fans

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jul 29, 2020

Today is the 128th anniversary of the birth of William Powell, my favorite classic era actor, embracing Carole Lombard, my favorite classic era actress, at the time of their honeymoon in June 1931. While their marriage was relatively brief, ending in August 1933, their affection and friendship remai read more

Rathbone’s Flower Bill

The Baz Posted by Neve on Jul 11, 2020

Carole & Clark. Carole & Bill. Carole & Frank + Miriam, too.

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on May 18, 2020

Many Carole Lombard fans have longed for a Blu-ray release of "No Man Of Her Own" (1932), her lone collaboration with future husband Clark Gable. Do I have good news for you. On Aug. 4, it and two other Lombard films from the early '30s will be available.Lombard Blu-rays have been frequent in recent read more

Bigger Than Life (1956): Nicholas Ray and George Mason Fit The Bill

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 10, 2019

James Mason gleaned the idea for Bigger Than Life from a contemporary article featured in The New Yorker by a medical writer named Berton Roueché. He detailed the side effects of the drug cortisone featured in real-life horror stories. The title is certainly far from a misnomer and James Mason give read more

Happy birthday, Bill! TCM presents plenty of Powell (and lots of Loy, too)

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jul 28, 2019

This photo is likely the last time Carole Lombard and William Powell were pictured together in public. The former couple are seen dancing sometime in 1940 at Ciro's on the Sunset Strip. The nightclub opened that Jan. 31, and earlier that month Powell -- 16 years older than Lombard -- had married Dia read more

LEGENDS OF WESTERN CINEMA WEEK: Post 3, Movie Night Double Bill of Jesse James (1939) and The Return of Frank James (1940)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Jul 23, 2019

The LEGENDS OF WESTERN CINEMA WEEK is an online celebration running from July 21 - 27. It is hosted by Heidi of Along the Brandywine, Olivia of Meanwhile, in Rivendell and Hamlette's Soliloquy.  The outlaw and Civil War guerilla fighter Jesse James (1847-18 read more

FAY WRAY AND ROBERT RISKIN, THE BLOGATHON: Black Moon and Broadway Bill, a busy 1934

Caftan Woman Posted by on Mar 3, 2019

Classic Movie Hub and Once Upon a Screen observe the release of Victoria Riskin's book about her famous parents and their 1942-1955 marriage with a blogathon running on March 2nd, here and 3rd, here. Hollywood in 1934 was grappling with the prospect of truly enforcing the Production Cod read more

o/t: news on Bill DeSmedt’s Singularity

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Dec 25, 2018

Bill DeSmedt, whose near-future technothriller Singularity (2004) I gave a rave review at the infinityplus website when the book was first released — I still think the novel should have had at the least a Hugo nom — has been in touch:   Full disclosure. After the review appeared, Bi read more

Snoopy's Getting Married, Charlie Brown (1985, Bill Melendez)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Dec 18, 2018

Right after Snoopy decides to get married–appropriate since the special’s titled Snoopy’s Getting Married, Charlie Brown–Charlie Brown (Brett Johnson) worries about how Snoopy will handle the responsibilities of marriage. Now, Charlie Brown finds out Snoopy is getting married because read more

It’s an Adventure, Charlie Brown (1983, Sam Jaimes, Phil Roman, and Bill Melendez)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Dec 13, 2018

Despite being an anthology of eight different stories, It’s an Adventure, Charlie Brown does not have many adventures. Well, not in the adventurous sense. They’re still good, they’re just not… adventures. The special runs forty-seven minutes, with the eight stories having differing lengths. read more

What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown? (1983, Bill Melendez)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Dec 13, 2018

What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown? is exceedingly intense. It doesn’t start intense, though it does start a little different. There’s this gradual shot–with Judy Munsen’s lovely score accompanying–moving through all the toys in Charlie Brown’s house before it gets to his bookshelf. read more

DOUBLE BILL #20 (final): Crossfire (1947) and Border Incident (1949)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Nov 30, 2018

DOUBLE BILL #20 (final): Crossfire (1947) and Border Incident (1949) On November 30, 2018November 30, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized It is with sadness that I announce that this shall be my last ever Double Bill. I have had the most fun talking about an read more

There’s No Time for Love, Charlie Brown (1973, Bill Melendez)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Oct 22, 2018

There’s No Time for Love, Charlie Brown takes about seven minutes to get into the main story–Charlie Brown and the other kids go on a field trip to the art museum–and about seventeen minutes to get to the title relevancy. At first it seems like there’s no time for love because the kids read more

You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown (1972, Bill Melendez)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Oct 20, 2018

A lot goes on in You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown, with the actual class president election stuff coming in at the end of the first act. Instead, Elected starts with Sally (Hilary Momberger-Powers) having school troubles. There’s a long conversation about all the possible school proble read more

He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown (1968, Bill Melendez)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Oct 15, 2018

He’s Your Dog, Charlie Brown opens with Snoopy terrorizing the kids. He’s indiscriminately vicious, leading to the kids complaining to Charlie Brown about it. Charlie Brown’s solution is to send Snoopy off to the puppy farm for reeducation. Snoopy is Dog’s draw. His worst moments read more

Charlie Brown's All Stars! (1966, Bill Melendez)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Oct 11, 2018

Despite being all about baseball–specifically baseball games–“Charlie Brown’s All Stars!” barely has any logic to how its baseball works. It’s summertime and Charlie Brown (Peter Robbins) loses the kids’ first game of baseball for them. Although, really, no one else on the team is any read more

DOUBLE BILL #19: The Invisible Man (1933) and The Wolfman (1941)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Oct 9, 2018

DOUBLE BILL #19: The Invisible Man (1933) and The Wolfman (1941) On October 9, 2018October 9, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized Horror is fascinating. Horror characters are fascinating. Whether they’re human, or monsters in the classic sense, the man read more

Charlie Brown Clears the Air (1979, Bill Melendez)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Oct 8, 2018

Charlie Brown Clears the Air opens with a deceptively funny gag. Snoopy messing with Linus. It’s the only funny thing in the cartoon, produced for American Lung Association with the apparent purpose of boring children into environmentally responsible behavior. See, Snoopy’s in a mood because his read more

DOUBLE BILL #18: Love Affair (1939) and An Affair to Remember (1957)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Sep 10, 2018

DOUBLE BILL #18: Love Affair (1939) and An Affair to Remember (1957) On September 10, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized It’s not unusual for a director to remake their own movie. Hitchcock did it, Cecil B. DeMille did it (twice!), and Leo McCarey did read more
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