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TCM Top Twelve for December 2015

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Nov 30, 2015

We’re in the final month of 2015. Funny how time flies! And your eyes aren’t deceiving you, we’re doing a full TCM Top Twelve this month, both to honor the twelfth month of the year and because I couldn’t bare to cut this list down any further. Here are twelve movies to watch read more

Day 29 of Noirvember: My Favorite Noir

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 30, 2015

If you know anything about me at all, you know that Double Indemnity is my favorite film noir, without question or hesitation. It’s the film that, when I wasn’t quite a teen, introduced me to the world of noir. I hadn’t yet heard of film noir at that tender age, but I knew that I was just read more

Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Nov 30, 2015 I  watch many movies and tv shows. I am very fond lover of many diffrent movies. I lately watched some new classics that i really would place among some special classics. It is getting close to christmas time i will have to review a classic or tw read more

Les Grands Ensembles (The Housing Projects) (2001, Pierre Huyghe)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 30, 2015

Properly exhibited, Les Grands Ensembles should be projected in an art gallery. In an endless loop. The film runs just under eight minutes. In it, artist Pierre Huyghe tells a strange little story about two buildings. Now, the full title of the piece is (apparently) Les Grands Ensembles (The Housin read more

A Classic Holiday Viewing Guide for the Week of Nov. 30, 2015

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Nov 29, 2015

It's a Wonderful Life (1946) starring Donna Reed, James Stewart, and Karolyn Grimes is one of the classic Christmas movies airing on television this week. Fire up your DVRs and pop some popcorn because it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas on American television. This week brings a bounty read more

Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Nov 29, 2015

doctor who heaven sent,an instant classic I would say in tv history we have never seen many stories like this tale in heaven sent where the only lead character is its lead character as it is something of a rarity as even twilight  zone had some read more

Quote of the Week

The Timothy Carey Experience Posted by Marisa on Nov 29, 2015

Modern hipsters didn’t invent the cult actor. Oh, we might all feel really cool raving about icons like Christopher Walken or newcomers like Michael Shannon. There’s still a long history of weirdo artists infiltrating our movie theaters and living rooms. Just consider the epic strangeness of Timothy read more

Lobbying for Lombard, part 2

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Nov 29, 2015

Our examination of Carole Lombard lobby cards from Profiles in History's Morris Everett Jr. auction, part 2, day 1 ( continues with our own part 2, looking at three more lots.We'll begin with Lot 478, which features 13 Lomb read more

“Sinatra: The Chairman” Book Giveaway (via Twitter November 30 thru January 2)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Nov 29, 2015

“Sinatra: The Chairman” Book Giveaway! Qualifying Entry Task for TWITTER Contest Happy to say  it’s time for our next giveaway! CMH will be giving away TEN copies of Sinatra: The Chairman via TWITTER, courtesy of  Doubleday and author James Kaplan, from November 30 through January read more

The Favorite Classic TV Shows Tourney is now underway...cast your votes for your faves!

All Good Things Posted by monty on Nov 29, 2015

I decided to go ahead and start the Favorite Classic TV Shows tourney a day early with the first four matches in the first bracket. But first let me explain the tourney to those who may be new to my page.  Based upon the excellent book, Sitcoms: The 101 Greatest TV Comedies of All Time, I sele read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Nov 29, 2015

If you were a kid back in 1977, chances are you were obsessed with a new film called STAR WARS. And if you were obsessed with STAR WARS, you tried to get as much merchandise from the film as possible. There actually wasn't a whole lot of Star Wars stuff available in 1977 for kids--the Kenner action read more

Sight and Sound Top 250 – #156 The Shining (1980)

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Nov 29, 2015

Yep, it’s been awhile, but it’s finally time to renew our voyage through the most recent Sight and Sound Top 250 Movies of All Time list, this time around, it’s #156 on the list, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. And as always I’ll note that for those just joining us, you read more

Dancing Legs Quiz ~ November Edition

Classic Reel Girl Posted by BG Voita on Nov 29, 2015

Hurray for vacation! It has been a pleasure to have time to work on my blog again. With that being said, no month would be complete without the Dancing Legs Quiz. Take a look at the following partial pictures. Each dance routine debuted in a movie released in November. Can you guess these famous read more

Quote of the Week: George Sanders on Beauty

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Nov 29, 2015

Image Source "Beauty is only skin deep," as some dull clot once remarked. A very proper depth in my opinion. After all, who needs a beautiful gall bladder? -George Sanders Quote Source read more

Noir-Vember Quick Picks and Pans

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Nov 28, 2015

High and Low (aka: Tengoku to Jigoku) (1963) High and Low is film noir Akira Kurosawa style, employing many of the familiar tropes of the genre to explore the darker side of success and fortune. Toshirô Mifune stars as wealthy shoe company executive Kingo Gondo. On the eve of Gondo assuming ownershi read more

Lobbying for Lombard, part 1

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Nov 28, 2015

A treasure trove of Carole Lombard lobby card are to be auctioned a week from Moday by Profiles in History from Part II of the Morris Everett Jr. auction; it's so big, we're dividing it up into three parts, concluding on Momday. And here, the word "treasure" cannot be overemphasized. Take for exampl read more

Terminator Genisys (2015, Alan Taylor)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 28, 2015

Terminator Genisys is an inept attempt at turning the Terminator franchise into a young adult series à la The Hunger Games or Divergent or Twilight or Harry Potter. Only there’s no “literary” source material for Genisys, not even the original Terminator films. Because screenwriter read more

Pierce Brosnan As James Bond

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Nov 28, 2015

Pierce Brosnan made a huge impact on the James Bond movie franchise even before he was cast as Bond. As I discussed in my blog posts concerning Timothy Dalton's time as 007 (from October 2012), Brosnan had originally been cast to take over as Bond from Roger Moore, but his contract to the REMINGTON read more

The Making of Roman Holiday

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Nov 28, 2015

 Roman Holiday (1953) is coming to the big screen this week in select theaters across the U.S. Here's the story behind the all-time classic romance starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck.  Roman Holiday (1953) is one of old Hollywood's most beloved films, featuring a star-making perf read more

Lured (1947) ~ Spoiler Version

Classic Reel Girl Posted by BG Voita on Nov 28, 2015

It was killing me to dance around spoilers in my last post, but the film is a whodunit and respect is due to those who like figuring out the murderer on their own. If you have viewed the movie, don't give a snit about spoilers, or just like wild film theories, please read on.  By the way, read more