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Rathbone’s Flower Bill

The Baz Posted by Neve on Jul 11, 2020

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

The Unpopular Opinions of a Film Addict

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Jul 8, 2020

This type of content is very popular (!) on YouTube channels, and I thought I would take it on WordPress for a (hopefully) fun article. Hey, I’m not claiming that I’m reinventing the wheel and that nobody has ever done that on their blog before (actually, I’m sure tons of people h read more

Doctor Who (2005) s03e03 – Gridlock

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 8, 2020

Really nice direction from Richard Clark this episode; really nice. It’s a strong episode overall, because it’s set out in space in the future, which are usually the best “Who” episodes (so far), but this episode manages to do it with a bunch of regular humans. Well, not regular humans. 5 billion read more

On Blu-ray: Milos Forman's Giddy, Energetic Hair (1979)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jul 8, 2020

When I was a kid, I used to love listening to my dad’s records. While he favored jazz, there were other things in the mix, like 60s rock, soundtracks and a few other pop culture touchstones, and that included the original Broadway cast recording of Gerome Ragni and James Rado's Hair. I donR read more

Classic Film Freak Posted by on Jul 8, 2020

A book details the mysterious life of a Lombard tennis pal

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jul 8, 2020

Carole Lombard lived for less than one-third of a century, but the people she not only met, but influenced over that brief span are remarkable. One of them has been profiled in a biography published this spring, a book that not only celebrates, but re-evaluates her life.Tennis champion Alice Marble read more

You're Invited! Online Pre-Code Series STYLE OF SIN Continues July 19 with Kay Francis

GlamAmor Posted by on Jul 7, 2020

Hope everyone had a fun sunny holiday weekend! July gets even hotter with the next in my online Pre-Code series THE STYLE OF SIN. The second event in the 6-part series focuses on the early life and style of Kay Francis with stories behind the style of films like Girls About Town& read more

Doctor Who (2005) s03e02 – The Shakespeare Code

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 7, 2020

I was expecting more from The Shakespeare Code. Dean Lennox Kelly’s Shakespeare is rather wanting. The characterization of it all seems more Knight’s Tale than anything historical or original. There are numerous quotations throughout, usually David Tennant making a quip and Kelly saying he’s going read more