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On Blu-ray: Sci-fi Classic The Thing from Another World (1951)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jan 23, 2019

The Thing from Another World (1951) is deservedly regarded as a classic of the sci-fi genre. It’s got the requisite thrills and fantastic creature intrigue, while distinguishing itself with well-developed, interesting characters, a legendary soundtrack, and sharp production value given its rel read more

The Thing from Another World

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Sep 28, 2016

Today, I'm reviewing the science fiction classic The Thing from Another World (1951), which stars James Arness as an alien who menaces a polar research station. This article is part of Keep Watching the Skies! Science Fiction Movies of the 1950s Blogathon hosted by Cinematic Frontier. The fam read more

The Thing from Another World (1951)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Aug 11, 2015

The Thing from Another World Directed by Christian Nyby Written by Charles Lederer from the story “Who Goes There?” by John W. Campbell, Jr. 1951/USA RKO Radio Pictures/Winchester Pictures Corporation Repeat viewing/Netflix rental This early sci-fi classic is a hell of a lot of fun. C read more

Cinematic Dregs: The Thing with Two Heads

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Jun 27, 2015

(1972) Directed by Lee Frost; Written by: Lee Frost, Wes Bishop and James Gordon White; Starring: Ray Milland, “Rosey” Grier, Don Marshall, Roger Perry and Chelsea Brown Rating: *** “Genius must be prolonged. Philip, I want to transplant my head on a healthy body.R read more

Cinematic Dregs: The Thing with Two Heads

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Jun 27, 2015

(1972) Directed by Lee Frost; Written by: Lee Frost, Wes Bishop and James Gordon White; Starring: Ray Milland, “Rosey” Grier, Don Marshall, Roger Perry and Chelsea Brown Rating: *** “Genius must be prolonged. Philip, I want to transplant my head on a healthy body.R read more

10 Things: The things that go through my mind when I look at Paul Newman

Stardust Posted by Vanessa Buttino on Jul 25, 2014

10 Things: The things that go through my mind when I look at Paul Newman Disclaimer // This is meant to be a bit of fun, you understand. No offense intended. Obviously. Come here, run your hands through my hair, and call me baby (thought I'd better get this one out of the way first) Good read more

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK ON THE HORROR EXPRESS OR THE THING AND THE BEE GIRLS WILL GET YOU!

Classic Horror Campaign Posted by Richard on Oct 14, 2013

Hudson Horror Show have announced their full lineup for the Hudson Valley’s horror and exploitation film festival, Hudson Horror Show.  HHS #8 will be on Saturday, November 16th 2013, at Silver Cinemas South Hills 8 in Poughkeepsie, NY, USA.  Doors open at noon, show starts at 1PM. Headliner #1 read more

The Thing From Another World (1951)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by Kristen on Mar 13, 2013

When the 2011 remake of The Thing hit theaters, I watched the two preceding takes on the material leading up to it.  However, when I rewatched The Thing From Another World in film class on Thursday, I realized I must have paid little attention to it originally.  It holds little in common with the read more

The Thing From Another World

Le Mot du Cinephiliaque Posted by Michael on Oct 15, 2012

The Thing From Another World (Christian Nyby and Howard Hawks, 1951) Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a blood-thirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost. The Thing From Another World was the first directorial effort of editor Christian Nyby and it was produced read more

Where swing became the thing

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Feb 9, 2012

If William Powell looks a little less dapper than usual, it's because he and Carole Lombard are at a barnyard-themed party thrown by Kay Francis and her husband in September 1933, not long after Bill and Carole called it splits. The party was at the Vendome, a restaurant owned by Hollywood Reporter read more

The Thing from Another World (1951)

The Old Movie House Posted by Tom on Jul 20, 2011

The Author This film originally began life as the story "Who Goes There" by John W. Campbell Jr. It was first published in the August 1938 issue of Astounding Science Fiction. John W. Campbell penned the story using the pseudonym Don A. Stuart. Stuart was his wife's maiden name. The story read more

Classics Revisited: The Thing

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Jun 11, 2011

(1982) Directed by John Carpenter; Written by Bill Lancaster; Based on a story by John W. Campbell, Jr.; Starring: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Dysart and Donald Moffat; Available on DVD and Blu Ray Rating: ***** What’s It About? The opening scene of The Thing presents a read more

Classics Revisited: The Thing

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Jun 11, 2011

(1982) Directed by John Carpenter; Written by Bill Lancaster; Based on a story by John W. Campbell, Jr.; Starring: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Dysart and Donald Moffat; Available on DVD and Blu Ray Rating: ***** What’s It About? The opening scene of The Thing presents a read more

The Thing from Another World (1951, Christian Nyby)

The Stop Button Posted by on Aug 27, 2008

The Thing from Another World is a singular motion picture. It’s a combination of Howard Hawks’s fast-paced, overlapping dialogue and 1950s science fiction. It might even be the first of the 1950s sci-fi genre, the one setting the standard. There is a lot of supposition about the directo read more