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Book Review--You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet: Interviews With Stars From Hollywood's Golden Era

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Nov 22, 2017

You Ain’t Heard Nothin’ Yet: Interviews with Stars from Hollywood’s Golden Era James Bawden and Ron Miller University Press of Kentucky, 2017 One of the saddest things about the passing of writer and TCM television host Robert Osborne was that the entertainment world lost one of i read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Nov 22, 2017

The best way I can sum up JUSTICE LEAGUE is that it's not as bad as I thought it would be--but not as good as it should be. What helps JUSTICE LEAGUE is that it's only two hours long, and filled with all sorts of plot. There's so much stuff going on that you have a tendency to overlook some of the read more

O Diabo e a Carne / Flesh and the Devil (1926)

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Nov 22, 2017

O Diabo e a Carne / Flesh and the Devil (1926) Nós, enquanto cinéfilos, estamos sempre fazendo escolhas. Temos de escolher nosso filme favorito, atriz, ator, diretor, roteirista, dupla e década favorita da história do cinema. E então vamos um passo adiante e temos de escolher nosso filme read more

Day 22 of Noirvember: Cry of the City (1948)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 22, 2017

Gritty and fast-paced, Cry of the City focuses on a mélange of distinctive characters, including Martin Rome (love that name), played by Richard Conte, a small-time hood who has recently added the murder of a cop to his long list of misdeeds; Teena (Debra Paget), Rome’s unflaggingly steadfast girlfr read more

Lubitsch, My Expectations Were Too High!

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Nov 22, 2017

Here’s a question: Can we blame a brilliant director for films that don’t match his usual brilliance? If a film has a little of his luster, enough to make it stand out from the rest, but not enough to make us clamor for repeat viewings, is it fair to claim, “That sucked?” I read more

The Big City (1963)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Nov 22, 2017

The Big City (Mahanagar) Directed by Satyajit Ray Written by Satyajit Ray from a story by Narendranath Mitra 1963/India R.D. Banshal & Co. Repeat viewing/Netflix rental Satyajit Ray does it again in a very human and perfectly realized domestic drama. Subrata Mazumder works as a bank manager. read more

Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941, John English and William Witney), Chapter 12: Captain Marvel’s Secret

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 22, 2017

Captain Marvel’s Secret opens with yet another lackluster cliffhanger resolve. No reason to change it up at the end, apparently. The chapter has a lot to do in sixteen minutes. It’s got to reveal the evil Scorpion’s identity, stop the Scorpion’s evil plan, and maybe do something regarding Frank read more

Sentence of Death (1953, Matt Harlib)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 22, 2017

Sentence of Death unfolds gradually. The action mostly follows Betsy Palmer, playing a naughty blue blood who the tabloids love to cover. She’s slumming it and having a nice private dinner at a drug store. She’s there when someone holds it up and kills the owner. Enter cops Gene Lyons and Ralph read more

Carole, and Hollywood, give thanks

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Nov 22, 2017

The December 1939 issue of Movie Mirror not only included this color portrait of Carole Lombard, but her Thanksgiving message ( It hit newsstands in mid-November, just before the holiday. And here's her handwritten message, reprinted in the magazine read more

The Small Back Room ( 1949 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 22, 2017

Bomb expert and research scientist Sammy Rice ( David Farrar ) is recruited by Army captain Dick Stuart ( Michael Gough ) during the height of World War II to investigate a dangerous new bomb that the German's are scattering throughout Britain's beaches. Sammy struggles with alcoholis read more

Blade Runner: 2049 (2017)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 21, 2017

The finest compliment that can be paid to Blade Runner 2049 is that it is indubitably the most enigmatic film I have seen in ages. Typically, that’s newspeak for a film that probably deserves multiple viewings, because its intentions, much like Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (1982) are not read more

Re-Capping Goldie's #MeToo moment

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Nov 21, 2017

Beginning with "Twentieth Century" in 1934, Carole Lombard brought a new, assertive style to female comic acting, and influenced subsequent generations of actresses. One of them turns 72 today.Goldie Hawn ended a 15-year sabbatical from films this spring with a supporting role in the Amy Schumer veh read more

The Birds (1963)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Nov 21, 2017

The Birds Directed by Alfred Hitchcock Written by Evan Hunter from the story by Daphne de Maurier 1963/USA Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Not my favorite Hitchcock but undeniably made by a master. Melanie Daniels (Tippi read more

Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941, John English and William Witney), Chapter 11:

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 21, 2017

Valley of Death is the penultimate chapter of Adventures of Captain Marvel. It’s in a rush to finish. The cliffhanger resolution is boring, though leads to some decent effects shots. The cast ends up in a hotel somewhere, planning to return to Thailand and the tombs from the first chapter. Villain read more

Thankful for Classic Movie Stars!

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Nov 21, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you get to enjoy some classic movies along with your obligatory family time this week. I'm sure many of us will kick off the official start of the Christmas season on Friday with a holiday classic or two - at our house that's White Christmas (1954), even though it almost read more

Hollywood at Play: The History and Use of Publicity Stills, Exclusive Guest Post by Author Mary Mallory

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Guest Post on Nov 21, 2017

The History and Use of Publicity Stills In the early decades of the Twentieth Century before the invention of television and the internet, the Hollywood motion picture industry sold itself and its products to the general public through the use of still photographs distributed to magazines and newspa read more

Day 21 of Noirvember: Remembering Lee Patrick

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 21, 2017

With Bogart in The Maltese Falcon. She was Effie Perine in The Maltese Falcon (1941). Maggie Biederhof in Mildred Pierce (1945). Elvira Powell in Caged (1950). Lee Patrick could do it all. Undeniably talented but woefully underrated, Patrick died on today’s date in 1982, just one day before her 81st read more

Round 9 Hitchcock Film Tourney (Costumes) now underway

All Good Things Posted by monty on Nov 20, 2017

Two more rounds left as round 9 is now underway and the theme is costumes. Matches run through Wednesday 7 pm. Which Hitchcock film costumes were the cutest? Which Hitchcock film costumes were the cutest? Which Hitchcock film costumes were the cutest? Which Hitchcock film costumes wer read more

A Few Good Men (1992)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 20, 2017

Upon watching A Few Good Men for the first time, it was hard not to draw parallels with An Officer and a Gentlemen for some reason and it went beyond some cursory elements such as both films involving branches of the military. Perhaps more so than that is the intensity that manages to surge through read more

A TCM Viewer's Guide for the Week of Nov. 20, 2017

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Nov 20, 2017

TCM is airing a Thanksgiving Day lineup of family movies that includes Life with Father (1947) starring Irene Dunne and William Powell. If Thanksgiving is a holiday in which your family gathers to watch classic movies then you're in for a real treat this week. TCM is airing a lineup of classic f read more