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Rd 3: Classic Movie Actress Tennis Tourney (Doubles)

All Good Things Posted by monty on Feb 16, 2020

Rd 3: Which pair do you think would win? Rd 3: Which pair do you think would win? Rd 3: Which pair do you think would win? read more

Queen of the Sea (2019)

The Stop Button Posted by on Feb 16, 2020

I spent the first ten minutes of Queen of the Sea underwhelmed. The book’s set in the mid-1500s—maybe—it’s unclear because creator Dylan Meconis isn’t doing a straight historical fiction thing. Meconis is sort of doing Elizabeth versus Mary but not exactly. The world is a lot like fourteenth read more

Short Take: The Frighteners

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Feb 16, 2020

(1996) Directed by Peter Jackson; Written by: Fran Walsh and Peter Jackson; Starring: Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Dee Wallace Stone, Jake Busey, Jeffrey Combs, Chi McBride, Jim Ffye, John Astin and Troy Evans; Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating: *** “There haven’t been that ma read more

Grantchester (2014) s05e06

The Stop Button Posted by on Feb 16, 2020

This episode serves as a possible pilot for sixth “Grantchester” and a second full season for new vicar Tom Brittney. Lots gets resolved, both in regards to recent events and season-long subplots. The show’s sparing in the schmaltz, instead going for knowing smiles and warm feelings, and it feels read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Feb 16, 2020

Joan Collins appeared in a number of 1970s horror films: TALES FROM THE CRYPT, DARK PLACES, TALES THAT WITNESS MADNESS, EMPIRE OF THE ANTS....but the weirdest and worst of all has to be a 1975 British production that was known in America as THE DEVIL WITHIN HER. Why is this one the weirdest and the read more

Lombard and Powell visit a recast 'Road House'

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Feb 16, 2020

About 7 1/2 years ago, I played "casting director" with Carole Lombard, shown above in Paramount p1202-274. (And no, we're not referring to said "couch"; after Carole responded to that with her inventive invective, I'd be singed to a crisp.) Instead, I was participating in this......"The Great Recas read more

Classic Movie Beginner’s Guide: Paul Newman

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 15, 2020

Here is the latest in our ongoing series of, hopefully, manageable beginner’s guides to classic movie stars by curating 4 films to watch, while slipping in innumerable more to consider for future reference. This week our figure of note is Paul Newman actor extraordinaire who became a much-love read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Feb 15, 2020

THE VVITCH, which came out a couple years ago, was a film I made sure to see in the theater. It had plenty of eerie and uncanny moments, and its director, Robert Eggers, knew how to make use of stillness and sound. Eggers' follow-up, THE LIGHTHOUSE, didn't even make it to any South Bend theaters in read more

Silver Screen Standards: Bette Davis

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Feb 15, 2020

Silver Screen Standards: Bette Davis Baby Jane Hudson, whose shattered visage mirrors her broken psyche, is one of Davis’ most extreme characters, but the earlier roles paved the way for this late tour de force. Recently I rewatched What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, the 1962 film starring Bett read more

Une Balle dans le Canon (1958)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Feb 15, 2020

vt A Bullet in the Gun Barrel; vt Slug in the Heater France / 69 minutes / bw / Filmatec, Les Films Corona Dir: Charles Gérard, Michel Deville Pr: Michel et François Sweerts Scr: Albert Simonin, Charles Gérard Story: Albert Simonin Cine: Claude Lecomte Cast: Pierre Vaneck, Mijanou Bardot, Paul Frank read more

Meet the newlyweds, America

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Feb 15, 2020

It's March 30, 1939, the day after Carole Lombard and Clark Gable put all the speculation to rest and finally married in neighboring Arizona, not long after they were given the legal ability to do just that. Now back in California, it was time to meet the Hollywood press...although many of them stil read more

Star Trek: Picard (2020) s01e04 – Absolute Candor

The Stop Button Posted by on Feb 14, 2020

Let’s get the elephant out of the way: show co-creator, episode single credited writer, and Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Michael Chabon. He’s really, really, really bad at writing dialogue. At some point in this episode, I realized Akiva Goldsman—the profoundly hacky screenwriter of Batman read more

The Last of Sheila (1973): A Mystery Missing Its Columbo

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 14, 2020

“That’s the thing about secrets. We all know stuff about each other; we just don’t know the same stuff.” The Last of Sheila is an intricate murder mystery with origins in real-life parlor games put on by Anthony Perkins and Stephen Sondheim for some of their socialite friends read more

The Ref (1994, Ted Demme)

The Stop Button Posted by on Feb 14, 2020

Every once in a while, The Ref lets you forget it’s just a comedy vehicle for stand-up comic Denis Leary and so doesn’t need to actually be a good drama and just lets you enjoy the acting. Demme’s direction is simultaneously detached, thoughtful, and sincere. He and editor Jeffrey Wolf craft these read more

"Marty" and the Precision of Dialogue

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Feb 14, 2020

Ernest Borgnine as Marty. Marty Piletti (Ernest Borgnine) is a lonely 34-year-old butcher who lives with his mother in The Bronx. He has made sacrifices for others, especially his family, at the expense of his own happiness. He has all but given up hope of finding a meaningful relationship with a w read more


Stardust and Shadows Posted by Terry on Feb 14, 2020

Months back I wrote a piece for a different site on streaming services for Horror film lovers.    It is not hard to figure out that this delivery system is the new way to get entertainment delivered to your phone, tablet, and television if you have the necessary tech available such as uninterrupted read more

Cinematographers give their leading ladies visual valentines

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Feb 14, 2020

Step aside, Geena Davis, and let Carole Lombard fire her bow and arrow in our tribute to Valentine's Day. Hope you are having a good day; I'm certain these two people are:At left, one of my favorite actresses, Anna Faris, 43, who with Allison Janney heads the terrific ensemble of my favorite sitcom, read more

The Swimmer (1968)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Feb 14, 2020

The SwimmerDirected by Frank Perry Written by Eleanor Perry from a short story by John Cheever 1968/US IMDb lnk First viewing/Amazon Instant   Burt Lancaster’s “Swimmer” takes a poke at Mid-Century prosperity and despair. After a long absence Neddy Merrill (Lancaster) shows up read more

Interrogation (2020) s01e07 – Det. Carol Young & Det. Brian Chen vs Melanie Pruitt 2005

The Stop Button Posted by on Feb 13, 2020

The year is 2005, so twenty years after the first episode—1983—and, therefore, Kyle Gallner playing closer to his actual age. It doesn’t really help with his performance. With his shaved head and serious prisoner eyeglasses and seventies porn ‘stache, every once in a while—when he’s not read more

Six classics, zero Oscar nominations

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Feb 13, 2020

Six classics, zero Oscar nominations On February 13, 2020February 13, 2020 By CarolIn Uncategorized It’s Oscar season! For the past four years during the month of February, I’ve talked about Oscar races – Best Actress of 1942/43 and Best Su read more