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The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Jul 17, 2018

The third entry in the Arrow Sartana Blu-ray box set is the the 1970 film SARTANA'S HERE...TRADE YOUR PISTOL FOR A COFFIN. Uruguayan actor George Hilton plays Sartana in this one instead of Gianni Garko. This movie is even wilder than the preceding titles in the series, with a number of action gags read more

book: Snowdrops (2010) by A.D. Miller

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Jul 17, 2018

English lawyer Nick Platt, working in Moscow during the early years of this century as a facilitator for western bank loans to dubious Russian projects, rather thrives in the cutthroat, amoral society he finds there. One day he encounters two sisters, Masha and Katya, and soon convinces himself he read more

Being a Teenager in the 50s: “Rebel Without a Cause” (Nicholas Ray, 1955)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Jul 17, 2018

Rebel Without a Cause was among the first films I watched when I was in full discovery of classic films. This first viewing seems forever ago but I remember it as if it was yesterday. I rent the DVD at a video store that unfortunately doesn’t exist anymore. They had a lot of choices, so that& read more

Day 2: NOLA

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jul 17, 2018

Had lunch here with live blues. BBQ for husband and a Po Boy for me. The Wi-Fi speed on our boat does not permit streaming so I’m afraid I’m movieless at the moment.  Had a tour of the beautiful city of New Orleans looking mighty good 13 years post-Katrina. Dylan rates a table at B.B. King’s. read more

A Cry in the Night (1956, Frank Tuttle)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 17, 2018

If it weren’t for the cast, there’d be very little to distinguish A Cry in the Night. John F. Seitz’s black and white photography is often–but not always–quite good, though director Tuttle struggles with the composition. He composes for the squarer Academy ratio, not widescreen. Cry in the read more

The Romanovs: 100 years of legends and rumors

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jul 17, 2018

One-hundred years ago, on July 17, 1918, the last royal family of Russia—Tsar Nicholas, Empress Alexandra, their five children and a few aids—were taken into a cellar and assassinated. Romanov family portrait in 1913 And while this was the end of the Romanovs and a Russian monarchy, it was just read more

Natalie vs Liz: A Friendly Competition Match 8

All Good Things Posted by monty on Jul 16, 2018

Here we go with match 8: Which film starring Natalie Wood or Elizabeth Taylor do you like more? read more

Lombard and 'what if', part 1: No automobile accident

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jul 16, 2018

Carole Lombard's "what might have been" stories usually concern what she would have done had there been no fatal plane crash on Jan. 16, 1942. Imagine Lombard living a typical American female lifespan, existing into the 1970s or 1980s -- heck, perhaps witnessing the dawn of the 21st century. (Whethe read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jul 16, 2018

“I always had a sense of peace when I went there. It was home because I never had a home.” –Donald O’Connor In Singin’ in the Rain (1952), Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor) jokes that Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen) is a triple threat: she can’t sing, can’t danc read more

Day One + New Orleans (1947)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jul 16, 2018

Arrived 7-14 and took it easy 7-15.  Today’s a busy one.  NOLA City Tour followed by boarding The American Duchess for our cruise. Yesterday I rewatched New Orleans (1947) directed by Arthur Lubin.  History of jazz is not too accurate but the musicians make the movie.  Hear Lady Day sing “Do read more

Dick Tracy (1937, Ray Taylor and Alan James), Chapter 4: Death Rides the Sky

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 16, 2018

Death Rides the Sky does not follow the concerning pattern of the previous two chapters where information falls into Ralph Byrd’s lap and he ignores it only to discover it’s of vital importance. In Rides, he knows the information of vital importance right off. Cuts down on later confusion. The chap read more

Musical Monday: The Merry Widow (1952)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jul 16, 2018

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: The Merry Widow (1952) – read more

The Five Best Coronet Blue Episodes

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jul 15, 2018

Series star Frank Converse. A former Cafe contributor wrote about Larry Cohen's cult TV series Coronet Blue back in 2009. The show's premise is brilliantly simple: a young man awakens in New York Harbor with no memory--except for the two words "coronet blue." Taking the name Michael Alden, he read more

Nugget Reviews - 25

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jul 15, 2018

The Private Eyes ( 1980 )   14k  Scotland Yard detectives, Inspector Winship and Dr. Tart, are hired to investigate the death of Lord and Lady Morley at their English mansion. One by one all of their suspects die off, leaving Winship and Tart to face the real killer. D read more

'Motion Picture', November 1931: Carole as cover girl

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jul 15, 2018

This enchanting Marland Stone artwork of Carole Lombard graced the cover of the November 1931 issue of Motion Picture magazine. And while there's no inside article expressly about her, there are some other Lombard tidbits.For example, she's mentioned in a story about hometown folk (in this case, "ho read more

1939 Best Year in Film: Round 8 (Leading Ladies)

All Good Things Posted by monty on Jul 15, 2018

Here we go with round 8 focusing on the leading ladies of these amazing films of 1939 Rd 8: Which leading ladies performance do you like more? Rd 8: Which leading ladies performance do you like more? Rd 8: Which leading ladies performance do you like more? Rd 8: Which leadin read more

Review: The Way Way Back (2013)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 15, 2018

“Kyrie Eleison along the road that I must travel…” ~ Mr. Mister Liam James is undoubtedly a kindred spirit to many young men because he’s the epitome of awkward. His posture is terminally awful. He has no confidence, no presence, his hair could use a trim, and he’s pal read more

Vanilla Sex (1992, Cheryl Dunye)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 15, 2018

Vanilla Sex is the combination of a short anecdote from director Dunye, which she recounts to someone else, set (mostly) to a series of photographs scrolling up the screen. Occasionally, the footage changes to what seems to be home movie of Dunye and some other people playing around, nude (until Du read more

Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Jul 15, 2018

Today I talk about doctor who today which as I am a huge whovian that loves many things doctor who. The Gothic horror era of doctor who that was the fourth doctor’s aka tom baker’s classic stories are what I talk about today as I talk about the wonderful tom baker doctor who era of docto read more

A pair of new images

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jul 14, 2018

I'm always delighted to discover a new (to me) Carole Lombard image, particularly when it's from her Paramount p1202 collection (p1202 was her "player" code number at the studio). Above is p1202-977, said to be from lead studio photographer Eugene Robert Richee in 1935.That pic isn't available, but read more