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The Dr. Who Films On Blu-ray From Kino

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Sep 24, 2020

 The two Dr. (not Doctor) Who films produced by Amicus in the mid-1960s have now been released on Region A Blu-ray by Kino. DR. WHO AND THE DALEKS and DALEKS: INVASION EARTH 2150 A.D. are available separately. I've already covered these films in a post I wrote back in August 2017 for a Bri read more

A "Stand Tall!" (virtual) casting call

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 24, 2020

Does Carole Lombard appear a bit ambivalent about the showgirl outfit she's wearing in the 1928 Pathe part-talkie "Show Folks"? Maybe so, but if you've ever had ambitions of being in show business, I'm going to give you a chance.I'm proud to announce that a month from now -- Saturday, Oct. 24 -- I'm read more

Of Mice and Men (1939) and Dreaming About Providence

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 24, 2020

Being the ignorant sot that I am, I needed to reacquaint myself with the allusion in Steinbeck’s title, plucked from Scottish poet Robbie Burns. The Scottsman wrote, to the effect that, the best-laid plans of mice and men oft go awry. This is not cynicism but merely an observation on the reali read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Sep 23, 2020

Comedy fans all over the world are quick to recognize Lucille Ball as the Queen of Comedy. A pioneering comedienne and talent with a strong business acumen, Ball and her husband, Desi Arnaz, produced one of television’s most beloved sitcom. In addition to breaking new ground in terms of how everyday read more

On Blu-ray: Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier in Pride and Prejudice (1940)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Sep 23, 2020

When I recently watched the new Warner Archive Blu-ray of the 1940 adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, it had been many years since I last saw the film. Several minutes into reacquainting myself with it, I realized I had my hands clasped to my chest. I was reminded that it's such read more

One more Pathe and a new p1202, too

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 23, 2020

In our recent listing of photos Carole Lombard made at Pathe, we inadvertently omitted the one above -- cl-18, probably taken near the end of 1928. The 20-year-old starlet makes for a fine "sleeping beauty," doncha think?We've also uncovered a new Lombard Paramount p1202 portrait, specifically p1202 read more

Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck are “Spellbound” by Alfred Hitchcock

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Sep 23, 2020

Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck are “Spellbound” by Alfred Hitchcock Spellbound (1945) is a film noir with a psychological twist directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It stars Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck with a screenplay by Ben Hecht, based on the novel The House of Dr. Edwardes (1927) read more

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) and The Rejected Cornerstone

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 22, 2020

Note: This post was originally written a few days after the Notre Dame fire on April 15th, 2019. “All over France, in every city there stand cathedrals like this one, triumphant monuments of the past. They tower over the homes of our people like mighty guardians keeping alive the invincible f read more

Rd 5: Muscle Car Tourney

All Good Things Posted by monty on Sep 22, 2020

 Match 1: 68 Dodge Super Bee vs 77 Pontiac Trans Amhttps://www.poll-maker.com/poll3130255x01a84541-97Match 2: 70 Plymouth Road Runner vs 70 Chevy Chevelle 454 LS6https://www.poll-maker.com/poll3130269x4738FfCD-97 Match 3: 70 Plymouth Hemi Cuda vs 69 Dodge Coronethttps://www.poll-maker.com read more

A potpourri of Pathe portraits, part 2

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 22, 2020

Something like this probably is the mental image Carole Lombard fans conjure when one mentions her photos for Pathe: A sensual shot taken by William E. Thomas, where the starlet -- just out of her teens -- shows off plenty of skin in a racy environment.But note there's no "cl-xx" number listed, so y read more

You're Invited! National Arts Club Hosts Book Preview Event for FILM NOIR STYLE 9/29

GlamAmor Posted by on Sep 22, 2020

This past weekend I received the unfortunate news that the launch of my book Film Noir Style - originally scheduled for September 29 - will be delayed until January due to COVID's vast impact on the publishing industry. I am far from the only author who is experiencing a delay. There has been extens read more

Musical Monday: Girl Crazy (1943)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Sep 21, 2020

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: Girl Crazy (1943) – Musical read more

Marilyn: Behind the Icon – How to Marry a Millionaire

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Gary Vitacco-Robles on Sep 21, 2020

Marilyn Monroe Launches Cinemascope inHow to Marry A Millionaire (1953) “People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night,” 20th Century-Fox Studio mogul Darryl Zanuck predicted of television. He could not have been more wrong. By 1953, cinema attendance dropped nearly read more

Tony Curtis as The Great Impostor

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Sep 21, 2020

Young Ferdinand Demara, Jr. isn't one to take "no" for an answer, even after well-intentioned Father Devlin (Karl Malden) explains that sometimes you just have to accept your limitations. Years later, Demara  (Tony Curtis) encounters a major career obstacle when his application for Officer Can read more

A potpourri of Pathe portraits, part 1

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 21, 2020

Meet Carole Lombard's Pathe cl-181, a photo of her I'd never seen before today. It's been quite some time since we examined these late 1920s images, but they played a significant role in redefining Carole (or, as the studio referred to her, "Carol") from the fun-loving, swimsuit-clad Lombard of the read more

THE MONSTER THAT CHALLENGED THE WORLD

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Sep 20, 2020

 I received as an early birthday present from my good friend Tim Durbin a Kino Blu-ray of the 1957 sci-fi monster movie THE MONSTER THAT CHALLENGED THE WORLD. Believe it or not, I had never actually seen this film. An earthquake strikes the area around the Salton Sea in southern California read more

Lifeforce

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Sep 20, 2020

 (1985) Directed by Tobe Hooper; Written by Dan O’Bannon and Don Jakoby; Based on the novel Space Vampires by Colin Wilson; Starring: Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay and Patrick Stewart; Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating: ***½   “…It read more

Some "Sacred" bunk

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 20, 2020

Carole Lombard's 1937 Technicolor comedy "Nothing Sacred" was infused with a huge dosw of cynicism, no surprise considering the caustic Ben Hecht wrote the screenplay, aided by the likes of Algonquin Round Table wit Dorothy Parker. Hecht, a former newspaperman, attacked the gullibility of the press read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Sep 19, 2020

As a classic film fan, there are so many beloved stars of the period that I adore seeing at work in many a film. Moreover, learning about their lives–on screen and off–has also been of high interest to me and to many other fans from generations past. Fan magazines of the time period and read more

Depressed Heroines & Classic Film: Three on a Match

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Sep 19, 2020

Is there anything scarier than Bette Davis playing nice? I see that sunny face, that sugary smile, and I’m just waiting for the other sledgehammer to drop. It’s unnerving in films like Three on a Match (1932) that she acts like a sweetheart throughout. It’s a terrible waste, of co read more
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