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Magic Couples of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jul 11, 2020

Movies have always reflected the hopes and dreams of the public, especially in terms of romance. Since almost every movie genre - from mysteries to swashbucklers, from war to love stories - features a leading man and a woman, it is not surprising that thousands of different screen couples exist on f read more

Floating Clouds (1955): Capturing Japan’s Post-War Zeitgeist

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 11, 2020

The Odyssey to finally get to Mikio Naruse has been a long and arduous one. I must admit, like many before me, his name carries none of the recognition we commonly lavish upon Kurosawa, Ozu, Mizoguchi, and a select few. So, for the longest time, there was no pursuit. His name was totally unknown. H read more

The Old Guard (2020, Gina Prince-Bythewood)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 11, 2020

The Old Guard is better than any of the Highlander movies (to date, I suppose) but sadly not a success. It gets relatively close to passing at least, but then the epilogue is forced, predictable (screenwriter Greg Rucka’s really obvious, he’s really episodic and he’s really obvious–Old Guard read more

Rathbone’s Flower Bill

The Baz Posted by Neve on Jul 11, 2020

Upload (2020) s01e09 – Update Eve

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 11, 2020

Turns out “Upload” is able to surprise me. This episode reveals the Horizon app where all the dead people live is getting an upgrade. Including having more than two seasonings, which is a heck of a long time into the show to reveal none of the digital dead people eating are tasting anything the read more

She's a 'goddess,' all right

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jul 11, 2020

Carole Lombard never said she was a goddess; she merely looked like one. And that ethereal image is honored in a new decoration available at etsy.The "quote" is completed on the back side:Two close-ups of the front:It's part of a series called "Microscopic Affirmations" -- altered microscope slides, read more

Monsters and Matinees: ‘The Blob’ is based on a what?!

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Toni Ruberto on Jul 11, 2020

‘The Blob’ is based on a what?! “Do you know the movie The Blob, Aunt Toni?” I’ve never heard a sweeter question than that one recently asked by my 11-year-old niece, Grace. As classic movie fans, we all hope to inspire younger generations to discover classic f read more

Backcountry (2014, Adam MacDonald)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 10, 2020

Backcountry is all about this young couple who need a weekend in the woods to realize why they’re wrong for each other. She’s a lawyer who’s interested in playing on her smartphone with her friends. The movie’s from 2014; maybe it’s supposed to be Candy Crush? Is 2014 too early for Instagram? read more

Watching 1939: Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jul 10, 2020

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

Doctor Who (2005) s03e04 – Daleks in Manhattan

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 10, 2020

So… Nicholas Briggs does do the Dalek voices in this episode. He’s been doing all of them, which is weird because the Dalek voices this episode are terrible and so… I figured it was other actors. But no. It’s Briggs. And he’s terrible. I was waiting for the Daleks to show up—they’re trying read more

I Saw the Devil

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Jul 10, 2020

(2010) Directed by Jee-woon Kim; Written by Hoon-jung Park; Adapted by Jee-woon Kim; Starring: Byung-hun Lee, Min-sik Choi, Gook-hwan Jeon, Joon-hyuk Lee, In-seo Kim and Bo-ra Nam; Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating: **** “Because these characters need to express their self-perceived p read more

One signature, four pics, (nearly) three grand

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jul 10, 2020

Owning a Carole Lombard autograph is a dream for many a collector. If that's yours -- and you somehow have quite a bit of money to spare -- you can get that autograph, as part of a splendid package available at etsy.com. Want proof? Take a look:Some close-ups. First, of course, her signature:It's a read more

The Stooge (1952): A Martin & Lewis Biopic?

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 9, 2020

If the story holds, Jerry Lewis named The Stooge among his favorites of the work he did during his famed partnership with Dean Martin. This was the sole reason for watching it and this is probably the most effective lens in considering what to make of it. The plot itself follows a show business nar read more

The Books of Magic (1993-2019)

The Stop Button Posted by Vernon Wiley on Jul 9, 2020

Books of Magic
Original series and recent “Moveable Type” trade paperback Back in 1991, DC decided to let one of their successful new writers, Neil Gaiman, fresh from his success with The Sandman, an opportunity to play in the sandbox with a bevy of their silver age B list characters, weaving read more

A Perry Mason Primer

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jul 9, 2020

Warren William as Perry. Raymond Burr will always be Perry Mason for millions of mystery fans, but Erle Stanley Gardner’s lawyer hit the big screen twenty years before the long-running TV series. Warren William was a sharp-witted, gourmet-minded Mason in four Warner Bros. films, beginning wi read more

Noir Nook: Noir Vets on Mystery Science Theater 3000

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Jul 9, 2020

Noir Nook: Noir Vets on Mystery Science Theater 3000 I don’t know about you, but I have a tendency to get into cinematic obsessions. One week, I won’t want to watch anything but William Holden movies, another week, nothing but westerns. You get the idea. Well, I’m currently in the midst of read more

Upload (2020) s01e08 – Shopping Other Digital After-Lives

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 9, 2020

The episode opens with Robbie Amell getting Andy Allo in trouble for their relationship. Except she can’t let him know she’s in trouble so when she gets sent home… he assumes she’s still at work. Only it’s her boss, Andrea Rosen, who shuts him down. See, he’s ready to commit to their romance. read more

In the mood for some 'spring rain'?

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jul 9, 2020

Many of us in the U.S. could use it under the stifling heat engulfing much of the nation, and that Carole Lombard pic can cool the psyche. Note the caption:It's from International Newsreel, a Hearst property (headquartered in the Examiner Building in Los Angeles):This heretofore unseen (to me) still read more

Edward G. Robinson lives in a "House of Strangers"

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Jul 9, 2020

Edward G. Robinson lives in a "House of Strangers" House of Strangers (1949) is a film noir directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and starring Edward G. Robinson, Susan Hayward, and Richard Conte. The cinematography was by Milton R. Krasner (Scarlet Street 1945). Richard Conte (sitting), Paul Val read more

From the Archives: The Treasure of Lost Canyon ( 1952 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jul 9, 2020

Catch that chicken, Mr. Powell!! The Treasure of Lost Canyon is one of those films that get lost among all of the other features that came out in the early 1950s, but it really is quite a treasure in itself. Its a sweet family film about a country doctor who adopts an orphan boy and their quest for read more