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The Movie-TV Connection Game (October Edition)

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Oct 5, 2015

What do James Stewart and Sal Mineo have in common? Welcome to the October edition! As always, you will be given a pair or trio of films or performers. Your task is to find the common connection. It could be anything--two stars who acted in the same movie, two movies that share a common theme, etc. read more

Musical Monday: Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Oct 5, 2015

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 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week’s musical: Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957 read more

The Cinematic Misadventures of Ed Wood

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Oct 5, 2015

After finally watching Tim Burton’s kooky biopic of schlock director Edward D. Wood, Jr. I went in search of other works to learn more about the “worst director of all time.” How convenient then that BearManorMedia recently put out Andrew J. Rausch’s The Cinematic Misadventur read more

Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Oct 4, 2015

Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Oct 4, 2015

Buster Keaton,a comic legend He was known as the “Great Stoneface,” even though he was anything but expressionless. His famous deadpan face spoke volumes about his constant struggle to survive in an increasingly mechanized 20th centur read more

New Nightmare (1994, Wes Craven)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Oct 4, 2015

New Nightmare should be a little bit better. The film has this fantastic second act and goes into the third strong but director Craven’s resolution is tone deaf. He’s making a movie about movies he was involved with, incredibly popular movies he was involved with, and he sacrifices the read more

Comic Legends Together: Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd and More!

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Oct 4, 2015

Just for Fun: When Comic Legends Gather, it makes for some awesome pictures… I can’t help but marvel at the comedic talent (understatement) that emerged during the Silent Era — Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd…  It’s really mind-boggling… That said, ho read more

The Earrings of Madame de … (1953)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Oct 4, 2015

The Earrings of Madame de … Directed by Max Ophüls Written by Marcel Archard, Max Ophüls, and Annette Wademant from a novel by Louise de Vilmorin 1953/France/Italy Franco London Films/Indus Films/Rizzoli Film Repeat viewing/Netflix Rental #268 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Géné read more

"Hey, That Chair Moved!"--Continuity Errors In Movies

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Oct 4, 2015

In my last post I discussed ROOM 237. One of the main points in this feature was that the continuity errors in Stanley Kubrick's THE SHINING were not just mistakes--they had some sort of "meaning". I wasn't all that impressed with that argument, but I was surprised to learn about some of the errors read more

GASLIGHT ( 1944 )

In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood Posted by Crystal Kalyana on Oct 4, 2015

During the years there has been a myriad of notable thrillers, but none of them have reached the pinnacle of success that Gaslight attained. Released in 1944 when Film Noir was at it’s zenith, Gaslight offers the viewer plenty of chills and thrills while it takes you on a journey of Victorian read more

Like The More the Merrier? (1943) Watch Singles (1992)

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Oct 4, 2015

It’s curious what will relegate a film to “dated” status. Of the last 30 years of rom-coms, Singles (1992) would make my top five. Yet due to its grunge soundtrack and location in then-trendy Seattle, Cameron Crowe’s paean to dating has been forgotten. I wonder why The More t read more

The Canterville Ghost (1944)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Oct 4, 2015

Originally published August 13th, 2013 Pint-sized actress Margaret O’Brien’s movies aren’t always winners (Tenth Avenue Angel), but her exuberance and maturity, all while remaining innocent and precious, elevates the work everytime. The Canterville Ghost was a film I’ve been read more

Quote of the Week

The Timothy Carey Experience Posted by Marisa on Oct 4, 2015

Provocatively disavowing, then, the realist documentary mode, The Killing instead embraces a kind of ironic quotation that repurposes popular genre conventions and formulas. Take, for example, one of The Killing‘s most stingingly cynical moments, the charged scene in which a deranged sniper, p read more

Once in love with Amy, er, Carole

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Oct 4, 2015

Well, whaddya think?Carole Lombard and Amy Poehler do have a sort of facial resemblance, I believe. I wouldn't be surprised if Amy is a fan of Carole's work, and I like to think that somewhere in the great beyond, Lombard likes a lot of Poehler's comedy, too. (The caption in Carole's pic is from the read more

Film Noir Movie Posters: ROBERT RYAN!

Where Danger Lives Posted by Mark on Oct 3, 2015

Here’s a 30 poster set of film noir posters featuring the one and only Robert Ryan. Enjoy! Things have been really slow around here lately as I’ve been dedicating my time to my upcoming book — thanks for sticking around. I should be able to make an announcement about the book with read more

Stalag 17 (1953)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Oct 3, 2015

Stalag 17 Directed by Billy Wilder Written by Billy Wilder and Edwin Blum from a play by Donald Bevin and Edmund Trzcinski 1953/USA Paramount Pictures Repeat viewing/Netflix rental Lt. James Skylar Dunbar: We sort of hope you’d laugh yourselves to death. Billy Wilder wise-cracks his way thr read more

ROOM 237

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Oct 3, 2015

ROOM 237 is not so much a documentary as it is an examination of the supposed "meaning" of Stanley Kubrick's film adaptation of THE SHINING. The result is a fascinating exercise--a film geek's dream, if you will--but there were a couple times I couldn't help but laugh out loud. About a half-dozen t read more

A Free Soul (1931, Clarence Brown)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Oct 3, 2015

The first hour of A Free Soul is this extremely engaging, if occasionally melodramatic, story about Norma Shearer and Lionel Barrymore. They’re rebellious blue bloods–Barrymore’s Shearer’s father and he’s raised her to be an independent woman. He’s a defense atto read more

Mini Tribute: Leo McCarey at Work

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Oct 3, 2015

 Born October 3, 1896 (or 1898?) Director Leo McCarey! In a 41 year film career that spanned 1921-1962, Leo McCarey directed over 100 films, most famously Duck Soup, The Awful Truth, Love Affair, Going My Way, The Bells of St. Mary’s, and An Affair To Remember. Not only a director however, read more

Five Timeless Andy-Barney Skits from The Andy Griffith Show (Exclusive Guest Post by Author Daniel de Vise)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Guest Post on Oct 3, 2015

55 years ago today, on October 3, 1960, The Andy Griffith Show debuted on CBS! In celebration of this wonderful Classic TV Anniversary, CMH is happy to welcome a very special Guest Blogger today — Daniel de Visé — Don Knott’s brother-in-law and author of the new book, Andy and read more

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