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Review: Cannibal

The Movie Rat Posted by Bernardo Villela on Oct 22, 2014

Set in Granada Cannibal follows a renowned tailor living a double-life. In the his second life he preys and feeds on women, literally. What disrupts his depraved routine is when Nina comes into his life. She introduces feelings of guilt and genuine a read more
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Classic Films in Focus: THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM (1961)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Oct 22, 2014

The Pit and the Pendulum (1961) rambles far afield of the original story by Edgar Allan Poe, even for a Roger Corman adaptation, but that doesn't prevent it from being an entertaining horror film. With Vincent Price and Barbara Steele both giving mem read more
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Lady of Burlesque (1943)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Oct 22, 2014

Lady of Burlesque Directed by William A. Wellman Written by James Gunn from the novel by Gypsy Rose Lee 1943/USA Hunt Stromberg Productions First viewing/Netflix rental   Dixie: I went into show business when I was seven years old. Two days late read more
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Fires Were Started (1943)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Oct 22, 2014

Fires Were Started Directed by Humphrey Jennings Written by Humphrey Jennings 1943/UK Crown Film Unit Repeat viewing/Amazon Prime Instant Video (included in a package called “Britain Is Calling”) #167 of 1001 Films You Must See Before read more
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Silent Movie Rule #7: Don’t mess with Lon Chaney

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Oct 22, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on October 22, 2014 in Blog, Humor, Silent Movie Rules Mr. Chaney was one of the most prolific and frightening villains in motion picture history. West of Zanzibar contains one of his most elaborate and warped vengeance schemes. The read more
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Beauty for Britons

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Oct 22, 2014

Most of you probably have never seen that image of Carole Lombard before; from her hairstyle and the amount of skin shown, it appears to be from her Pathe period of the late 1920s, most likely taken by chief photographer William E. Thomas. Another gl read more
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This or That: Classic Movie Edition

Stardust Posted by Vanessa Buttino on Oct 22, 2014

This or That: Classic Movie Edition This post was inspired by the lovely Lindsey over at The Motion Pictures (TMP) - link here! Right! Here we go - this is where I go slightly insane trying to answer questions that are extremely hard for m read more
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Birthdays

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Oct 22, 2014

Image Joan Fontaine (1917-2013) Constance Bennett (1904-1965) Catherine Deneuve (71) Curly Howard (1903-1952) Annette Funicello (1942-2013) read more
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Help Celebrate the First National Classic Movie Day on May 16, 2015!

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Oct 22, 2014

Did you know that there is no nationwide day dedicated to celebrating classic movies? My goal is to change that in 2015 by introducing the first National Classic Movie Day on May 16th. I recently realized that classic movies have been totally ignore read more
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Ministry of Fear (1944)

Random Pictures Posted by Amy on Oct 22, 2014

After the first couple of paragraphs, this post is pretty much nothing but spoilers. Ye’ve been warned. During the 30s and early 40s, Austrian-exile Fritz Lang wanted to make not just anti-fascist pictures, but anti-Nazi pictures. In the American stu read more
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Video of the Week: “Bayou” fight scene

The Timothy Carey Experience Posted by Marisa on Oct 22, 2014

Another one from the archives! This is Timothy and Peter Graves‘ big fight scene at the end of Bayou (1957), aka Poor White Trash, directed by Harold Daniels. The entire film has been building up to this, and it’s worth the wait. Also app read more
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Blame Hydra? Blame Tony? It Doesn’t Matter. The Trailer For Avengers: Age of Ultron Is Here

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Oct 22, 2014

Supposedly this trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron wasn’t going to premiere until next week’s Agents of Shield, but here it is, and yep, it’s official. Marvel says to blame Hydra, but personally from the looks of things, I’d read more
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TCM (Temporarily?) Replaced by FXM on DISH

Cinematically Insane Posted by Will McKinley on Oct 22, 2014

On the second day of the blackout that’s depriving as many as one in seven TCM viewers of their daily classic film fix, DISH Network has come up with a “creative” solution to help squelch viewer outrage. After DISH pulled the plug on TCM, read more
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DIVORCE CORP. Review: Money Changes Everything

ScribeHard on Film Posted by Michael Nazarewycz on Oct 22, 2014

Like many other things today, divorce has lost a lot of its societal impact, a lot of its shock value.  It wasn’t that long ago – certainly within the lifetimes of people alive now – that divorce was considered shameful and scandal read more
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I Do – Hollywood Weddings

Timeless Hollywood Posted by Michele on Oct 21, 2014

Saying “I Do” Hollywood style! Douglas Fairbanks Jr. & Joan Crawford 1929 James & Gloria Steward 1949 Buster Keaton & Natalie Talmadge 1921 Jayne Mansfield & Mickey Hargitay 1958 Mary Pickford & Buddy Rogers 1937 Willi read more
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[FYI] JR Ralls has a new project (not movies)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Oct 21, 2014

If you haven’t seen Dark Dungeons, which JR Ralls produced, you need to check it out as soon as possible. Ralls primarily funded the film through Kickstarter and now he has another Kickstarter project, only this time he’s doing a movie, read more
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My Favorite Films Of All Time: #71-#80

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Oct 21, 2014

71. HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER Directed by Clint Eastwood 72. MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL Directed by Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones 73. THE UNTOUCHABLES Directed by Brian DePalma 74. PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES Directed by John Hughes 75. MR. read more
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TCM Goes Dark on DISH Network

Cinematically Insane Posted by Will McKinley on Oct 21, 2014

Turner Classic Movies was dropped today by the nation’s third largest multichannel video programming distributor in a dispute over carriage fees, a move affecting more than 14 million viewers in the United States. The Englewood, Colorado-based DISH read more
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1930s Fan Girls chase Clark Gable

Pop Culture ImagineMDD Posted by ImagineMDD on Oct 21, 2014

Fangirls in the 1930s out for Gable Clark Gable's Offer, circa 1934: "If the person who found my wrist watch lost during my They ripped off his buttons [Even his mustache is gone] tour will return it to me I will be happy not only to send that pe read more
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Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Oct 21, 2014

Thank Your Lucky Stars Directed by David Butler Written by Norman Panama, Melvin Frank and James V. Kern from an original story by Everett Freeman and Arthur Schwartz 1943/USA Warner Bros. First viewing/Warner Bros. Homefront Collection DVD   read more
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Review: Stop the Pounding Heart

The Movie Rat Posted by Bernardo Villela on Oct 21, 2014

Stop the Pounding Heart is a low-key modern neorealist look at cloistered religious upbringing clashing with the pitfalls of adolescence. It carefully treads the line between narrative and documentary perhaps more so than any other film I’ve seen rec read more
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Ju-On: The Grudge

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Oct 21, 2014

Most of my readers are probably familiar with The Grudge films, however, they might be more familiar with the American remake and sequels.  This review is of the original Japanese version of the film released in 2002.  If you’ve never seen a Japanese read more
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Halloween Variety on Old-Time Radio

How Sweet It Was Posted by Aurora on Oct 21, 2014

As you plan your Halloween, fill candy bags and/or answer the door for ghouls and goblins listen to these entertaining Old-time radio Halloween episodes – a respite from the horror!  Enjoy. ◊ ◊ ◊ This episode aired on 10/31/44, but read more
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So you wanna get negative?

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Oct 21, 2014

Well, here's your chance. An original negative of the Carole Lombard portrait above, Paramount p1202-858 from sometime in 1934, is up for auction at eBay. The 8" x 10" comes out as a black-and-white image, not the sepia shade as seen here.According t read more
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Birthdays

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Oct 21, 2014

Image Edna Purviance (1895-1958) read more
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New From Warner Archive: Olivia deHavilland Goes Screwball in Government Girl (1943)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Oct 21, 2014

As a screwball comedy, Government Girl misses the mark, but while the laughs never come when they seem to be prompted, I was never bored watching this film. It's not exactly good, it definitely isn't bad, or even so bad it's good. Perhaps the best de read more
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And now, Princess Liana will entertain you with her sexy dance! Animated GIF

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Oct 21, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on October 21, 2014 in Blog, GIF, Humor Okay, so maybe “sexy” was not the right word. I mean, in the film (the abysmal Brute Island) Liana is supposed to win over her man with this dance. I am just not seeing it. To be h read more
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Mary Hamilton O’Connor, the Grande Dame of Scenarists; a Woman Long Forgotten, a Woman Who Should Be Remembered

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Oct 21, 2014

  Mary Hamilton O’Connor   Mary Hamilton O’Connor was the daughter of Thomas J. O’Connor and Bridget Nash O’Connor; Mrs. O’Connor was a writer as well, a dramatic critic for local Portland, Oregon newspapers, and was a special read more
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A Birthday Pepper Pot, Vitaphone-Style

Café Muscato Posted by Muscato on Oct 21, 2014

Just a day late, here's a chance to celebrate not one but two October birthdays, and if the package this birthday gift is all wrapped up in is a little dated, the contents cram more talent into just about ten minutes than some studio super-spectacula read more
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Classic Films in Focus: HOUSE OF USHER (1960)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Oct 21, 2014

Roger Corman's series of Poe adaptations begins with House of Usher (1960), which sets the tone for the later films and establishes Vincent Price as Corman's ideal Gothic figure, a cultured, romantic, but fatally haunted central character entangled b read more
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