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Video of the Week: “The Outfit”

The Timothy Carey Experience Posted by Marisa on Jan 28, 2015

Our video for this week is a nifty montage of scenes from John Flynn‘s gritty homage to film noir, The Outfit (1973). It showcases the film’s superb score by Jerry Fielding. In addition to Timothy, Robert Duvall, Joe Don Baker, Karen Blac read more
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A Few Thoughts On GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

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

I finally watched GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY last night. I know I was a bit late to the party, but...oh well. Seeing a smash-hit movie for the very first time, after it has already become a smash hit, is a peculiar experience. What makes it peculiar is read more
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Is "Son of Frankenstein" the Best of Universal's Series?

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jan 28, 2015

Boris Karloff in Son of Frankenstein. The general consensus among film critics and classic movie fans is that Bride of Frankenstein (1935) is the high point of Universal's Frankenstein series. It's also widely heralded as one of the finest read more
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News From the Lake for January 28th, 2015

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Jan 28, 2015

News in a nutshell: TCM announces their Essentials co-host alongside a wealth of other news; an opportunity for those visiting the Los Angeles area; and what’s new on DVD and Blu-ray. Last week I discussed the rumors surrounding the new co-ho read more
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Black Angel (1946)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jan 28, 2015

Black Angel Directed by Roy William Neill Written by Roy Chanslor from a novel by Cornell Woolrich 1946/USA Universal Pictures First viewing/Netflix rental   This solid little noir was the last film made by Sherlock Holmes series director Nei read more
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Still Alive!!!

Phantom Empires Posted by Clayton on Jan 28, 2015

Still Alive!!! 1/28/2015 0 Comments   Hi!  I'm still kicking,  but  don't have a laptop yet!  Mine died just AFTER I bought my fabulous 60" television, so the cash generatio read more
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Rust and Bone (2012, Jacques Audiard)

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

Until about eighty minutes into Rust and Bone, the film resists predictability. Director Audiard has a couple moments of Marion Cotillard bouncing back after a tragedy to pop music, but they’re punctuated with fantastic postscripts. The postsc read more
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Lombard, Lupe and lots of Lux starpower

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Jan 28, 2015

Carole Lombard and Lux soap formed a potent advertising partnership for several years, both on radio (Carole made several appearances on the highly-rated "Lux Radio Theater") and in print, such as in this Sunday color supplement caricature):Carole no read more
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My Garbo Appreciation Post, Pt. II

Stardust Posted by Vanessa Buttino on Jan 28, 2015

My Garbo Appreciation Post, Pt. II When Garbo's on the screen, I can't look away. She had one of those faces that the audience could literally drown in. Those eyes were like deep pools of brooding ocean, always gazing at you from the scre read more
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Harold Peary: The Great Gildersleeve and More

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Jan 28, 2015

  Harold Peary   Practically Peary: Harold (Harrold Pereira de Faria, Harold Perry Faria) Peary was born on July 25, 1908 in San Leandro, California to Jose (Joseph) P. Faria and Maude Focha. Joe Faria was born in Portugal and his wife Maud read more
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Warner Archive: Joan Blondell and James Cagney Debut in Sinners' Holiday (1930)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jan 28, 2015

There are many early films that I'll watch to check out a star in their debut or breakout film role. That was the case with the new Warner Archive release of Sinners' Holiday (1930). It features the one-two punch of Joan Blondell and James Cagney in read more
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Cary Grant DVD Giveaway: Houseboat (Twitter Contest Week of January 26)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Jan 28, 2015

Cary Grant “Houseboat” DVD Giveaway! Entry Task for this week’s Twitter Contest. Okay, this is it – our forth and final Cary Grant DVD Giveaway on Twitter this month! This week CMH is giving away a copy of the romantic comedy, “Houseboat,” read more
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The Thrill of It All (1963)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Jan 28, 2015

Second-wave feminism (you’ve already stopped reading, haven’t you?) wouldn’t crop up for another couple of years, but that’s not to say Hollywood wasn’t doing its part showing women were sick, tired, and unwilling to tak read more
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Mini-Review: Venus and Serena

The Movie Rat Posted by Bernardo Villela on Jan 28, 2015

Introduction This is a post that is a repurposing of an old-school Mini-Review Round-Up post. As stated here I am essentially done with running multi-film review posts. Each film deserves its own review. Therefore I will repost, and at times add to, read more
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Dueling Divas Smackdown: Jean Brodie vs. Sandy: Teacher Gets Schooled!

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jan 28, 2015

This is my entry in the Dueling Divas Blogathon, hosted by Lara at Backlots. Click Here for more delicious diva behavior. And now, let the battle begin. Ladies, try to keep it clean. In this corner, Jean Brodie Jean Brodie is a teacher at th read more
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Classics in the Carolinas: Edith Fellows

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jan 28, 2015

Comet Over Hollywood is doing a mini-series of “Classics in the Carolinas.” I’ll be spotlighting classic movie related topics in South Carolina (my home state) and North Carolina (where I currently live). Before heading to Hollywood, child star read more
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Mini-Review: Museum Hours

The Movie Rat Posted by Bernardo Villela on Jan 27, 2015

Introduction This is a post that is a repurposing of an old-school Mini-Review Round-Up post. As stated here I am essentially done with running multi-film review posts. Each film deserves its own review. Therefore I will repost, and at times add to, read more
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But Will It Actually Be Fantastic? – Here’s The Brand-New Trailer For The Fantastic Four (2015)

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Jan 27, 2015

I’ve been leery of this Fantastic Four reboot ever since it was first announced. I wasn’t a huge fan of Josh Trank‘s Chronicle, though I’m certainly willing to admit that it was good for what it was. I simply didn’t enjo read more
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Gates of the Night (1946)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jan 27, 2015

Gates of the Night (“Les portes de la nuit”) Directed by Marcel Carné Written by Jacques Prévert 1946/France Société Nouvelle Pathé Cinéma First viewing/Hulu Plus   Carné returns to the dark side in his follow up to Children read more
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I’m just sayin’.

The Timothy Carey Experience Posted by Marisa on Jan 27, 2015

Tim! LikeLike lol i love the jealousy for American Sniper making money… if the movie were what the angry Hollywooders are saying it is, it would have actually been good instead of completely mediocre… but that aside, I heard Tim’s s read more
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TCM celebrates History of the Oscars with 20th Installment of 31 Days Festival

Once Upon a Screen Posted by Aurora on Jan 27, 2015

On Sunday, February 1st Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will air John Sturges’ THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA at 6:00 am est.  The Oscar-winning adventure classic kicks off the 20th installment of the network’s most popular franchise, 31 Days of Osc read more
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The Harvey Girls (1946)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jan 27, 2015

The Harvey Girls Directed by George Sidney Written by Edmund Beloin, Nathaniel Curtis et al from a novel by Samuel Hopkins Adams 1946/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/Netflix rental   The best part is in all those clips. Who would not th read more
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Five Surprising Lessons I’ve Learned from Blogging

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Jan 27, 2015

Sixty posts after my first, I’d like to reflect on the unexpected—and sometimes bizarre—lessons I’ve learned in my first year blogging: 1. Quality/Effort/Originality Does Not Equal a Popular Post; the Word ‘Sex’ in the Title Does Of course, read more
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BLT (2013, John Cunningham)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jan 27, 2015

BLT runs twelve minutes. It’s probably about four minutes too long to be effective, since most of the run time is spent with Stephen Molloy (as a successful businessman) lecturing a homeless man, played by Ross Owen Williams. Director Cunningh read more
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This week, see what I saw

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Jan 27, 2015

In yesterday's entry, I lamented the lack of a time machine enabling me to meet Carole Lombard. Well, if time travel indeed were possible, one environment I'd like to see Carole cavort in would be a movie set, to see her at work (as in 1932's "Sinner read more
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Musical Monday: Meet Me After the Show (1951)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jan 26, 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 read more
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Anna and the King of Siam (1946)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jan 26, 2015

Anna and the King of Siam Directed by John Cromwell Written by Talbot Jennings and Sally Benson from the biography by Margaret Landon 1946/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation First viewing/Netflix rental   I can’t imagine the fil read more
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Mini-Review: Three Worlds

The Movie Rat Posted by Bernardo Villela on Jan 26, 2015

Introduction This is a post that is a repurposing of an old-school Mini-Review Round-Up post. As stated here I am essentially done with running multi-film review posts. Each film deserves its own review. Therefore I will repost, and at times add to, read more
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Boyhood

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Jan 26, 2015

There is some sort of indescribable magic about Boyhood.  In just under three hours, we watch a boy and his family grow and transform over twelve years.  Through this massive timespan, the tone, feel and heart of the film is set at a constant.  Somet read more
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Unhauling: Books I've Grown Out Of

Stardust Posted by Vanessa Buttino on Jan 26, 2015

Unhauling: Books I've Grown Out Of I'll be turning 33 years old this May and, over time, I've grown out of a lot of things. Barbie dolls for one, popsicles, lollipops, MAD magazine, and maxi pads (ech! I can't believe I ever wore those thin read more
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