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Judas and the Black Messiah

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Apr 12, 2021

Prior to seeing Judas and the Black Messiah, I had never heard about Fred Hampton, his assassination by the FBI in 1969 or the informant, Willaim O’Neal. For reference, I’m a white woman who grew up in white suburbia. I and others like me need to see and hear these stories and broaden our understand read more

The Alternate Movie Title Game (Olivia de Havilland Edition)

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Apr 12, 2021

Here are the rules: We will provide an "alternate title" for a film that starred Olivia de Havilland and ask you to name the actual film. Most of these are pretty easy. Please answer no more than three questions per day so others can play. You may have an answer other than the intended one--just be read more

Musical Monday: The Beggar’s Opera (1953)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Apr 12, 2021

It’s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week’s musical: The Beggar’s Opera read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Apr 12, 2021

 I know what you are thinking--"Dan, there's no way you're going to like this movie. Why even write a blog post on it??" Well, it's what I do. The latest installment of the "Monsterverse"--or the "Monarchverse", or whatever you want to call it--pits Godzilla vs. King Kong. But there's a th read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 11, 2021

This fellow looks like he is dancing an Irish jig on the pavement but he is actually hurrying to catch a yellow cab. Who he is and where he is going is your job to remember!As always, if you are not familiar with the rules of the game or the prize, simply click here. read more

Mary Brian - It's Hard to Grow Up in Hollywood

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 11, 2021

Mary Brian was one of the most beautiful actresses of the 1930s. She often played charming ingenues in college-themed romances, but it seems these roles were not her cup of tea. Evelyn Warmoll shares with us in this 1938 article from Hollywood magazine, that Mary Brian was looking for more dramatic read more

Monsters and Matinees: Nature Strikes Back in Eco-horror Films

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Toni Ruberto on Apr 10, 2021

Nature Strikes Back in Eco-horror Films Is there anything scarier in horror movies than the truth factor? It doesn’t matter how far-fetched the plot or how loosely it may be based in reality, just a touch of “this did happen” or “this could happen” sets me on edge. (I haven’t watched read more

From the Archives: April Love ( 1957 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 9, 2021

 Shirley Jones is about to enjoy a kiss from Pat Boone in this scene from April Love ( 1957 ), a delightful musical remake of the 1944 film Home in Indiana. It was a big hit at the box office and the title song was nominated for an Academy Award. It is also one of Pat Boone's personal favorites read more

Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard have a “Brief Encounter”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Apr 9, 2021

Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard have a “Brief Encounter” Brief Encounter (1945) is a British romantic film directed by David Lean and starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard. The screenplay was written by Noel Coward which was based on his play Still Life (1936).Laura Jes read more

Little Man, What Now? (1934): Borzage Vs. The Depression

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 8, 2021

Little Man, What Now? is a curious title although Carl Laemmle seems to believe in the tale even giving it a public service announcement to make the point very clearly. This is a story for every man even as it seeks to document the daily problems of the world. From the opening vignette, the movie p read more

Sound of Metal

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Apr 8, 2021

I first watched Sound of Metal a few weeks before correcting my vision with laser eye surgery. Anything more than a few inches from my face was an intangible blur without glasses. After the movie, I started to question my choice to get LASIK. I worried how my vision would be after surgery. Would it read more

Watching 1939: They Made Me a Criminal (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Apr 8, 2021

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them. As we start out this blog feature, this section may become more concrete as I search for a common thread that runs throughout each film of the year. Right now, th read more

Cinemallennials: Some Like It Hot (1959)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Dave Lewis on Apr 7, 2021

Cinemallennials: Some Like It Hot (1959) For those of you who are unfamiliar with Cinemallennials, it is a bi-weekly podcast in which I, and another millennial, watch a classic film that we’ve never seen before, and discuss its significance and relevance in today’s world. In today’s read more

Phase IV

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Apr 7, 2021

 (1974) Directed by Saul Bass; Written by Mayo Simon; Starring: Nigel Davenport, Michael Murphy and Lynne Frederick; Available on Blu-ray and DVD  Rating: ****  Note: This article is an expanded version of a capsule review, originally posted in November 2014.  “They̵ read more

Only Yesterday (1933): Margaret Sullavan Shines

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 6, 2021

In the opening designs of Only Yesterday, the New York Stock Exchange is encapsulated by its usual hubbub only to hit the skids of pandemonium when the market crashes. We’re talking about the Big Crash of 1929. It plays as the backdrop to our story, very much functioning as current events. Th read more

You're Invited! Celebrate the History of OSCARS® STYLE at April 18 Event

GlamAmor Posted by on Apr 6, 2021

Join the party Sunday, April 18, as I take you through the history of Oscars® Style! In this event, we will celebrate every Best Actress winner from 1929 to 1961 - the film role that won them the award, the ensemble they wore to the ceremony, and the designer behind it. You'll also see the vari read more

I'm Smitten: The Fetching Bernice Claire and the 2 Mr. Grays

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Apr 5, 2021

It's been a while since I have been smitten with a new-to-me find (classic movie wise). Being a fan of those early days musicals, Bernice Claire has been on my radar, but I have never seen her in anything. Thanks to good old TCM, I finally got to see her in "Spring is Here," one of those impossibly read more

Silver Screen Standards: Stagecoach (1939)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Apr 5, 2021

Silver Screen Standards: Stagecoach (1939) I took a short ride in a stagecoach once, at the Old Tucson Western theme park in Arizona, and it permanently altered my impression of films like Stagecoach (1939), where travelers make long journeys in those noisy, dusty, bumpy conveyances. Anybody who read more

Hoosiers: A Tale of Inspiration and Second Chances

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Apr 5, 2021

Gene Hackman as Coach Norman.Second chances, the popularity of small town sports, and teamwork are the themes that underlie Hoosiers, a surprise 1986 boxoffice hit.Gene Hackman stars as Dale Norman, a formerly disgraced college basketball coach hired at Hickory High School. The team has only seven p read more

Musical Monday: Favorite under-the-radar musicals

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Apr 5, 2021

On April 1, 2009, I started Comet Over Hollywood — both as part of a college journalism assignment and a way to share my classic film thoughts without boring my friends on Facebook. The Musical Monday feature later started on June 3, 2013, with Rose of Washington Square (1939) as the first review. read more