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Review: Duck Soup (1933)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 20, 2018

Up until this point in time, The Marx Brother’s all-out assault on humanity had still mostly been geared at the likes of stuffy socialites, gangsters, college campuses, authority figures, etc. Albeit entertaining but fairly straightforward worlds where there was not that much to be navigated read more

80 Years of Dolores Hart!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Oct 20, 2018

Oh, Dolores. Where do I start? Back in 2011, maybe? Well, that’s when I first heard about her anyway. You see, my uncle who is a writer wrote a book called Elvis & Dolores, which was published in 2013. The story takes place in 2010 in a small city of Maine. However, it actually revolves a read more

DRACULA A.D. 1972 On Blu-ray From Warner Archive

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Oct 20, 2018

The Warner Archive Collection made a lot of fanboys happy when it was announced they would be releasing DRACULA A.D. 1972 and THE SATANIC RITES OF DRACULA on Region A Blu-ray. THE SATANIC RITES OF DRACULA disc has been delayed to November, but DRACULA A.D. 1972 is available now. With DRACULA A.D. 1 read more

You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown (1972, Bill Melendez)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Oct 20, 2018

A lot goes on in You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown, with the actual class president election stuff coming in at the end of the first act. Instead, Elected starts with Sally (Hilary Momberger-Powers) having school troubles. There’s a long conversation about all the possible school proble read more

Musical Monday: George White’s Scandals (1945)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Oct 20, 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. Jack Haley, Joan Davis, Gene Krupa in “Geo read more

The Hangman (1964)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Oct 20, 2018

vt Hangman US / 11 minutes / color / Melrose Productions Dir: Paul Julian, Les Goldman Pr & Conception: Les Goldman Scr: Maurice Ogden Story: “The Hangman” (1954 in Masses and Mainstream magazine; poem) by Jack Denoya (i.e., Maurice Ogden) Animation: Paul Julian, Margaret Julian, Auril Thompson, read more

Roping in those 'Hearts And Spurs'

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Oct 20, 2018

The other day, we noted an artifact from one of Carole Lombard's Fox silent westerns with Buck Jones, "Gold And The Girl." Now another item from one of their unfortunately lost collaborations, "Hearts And Spurs," has surfaced. (It would be the only time Lombard would be directed by W.S. Van Dyke, wh read more

King Creole (1958): musical noir

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Oct 20, 2018

King Creole (1958): musical noir Há muitos debates sobre o que é noir. O noir é um movimento ou um gênero? Sendo movimento, significa que filmes de qualquer gênero podem ser considerados noir? Sendo gênero, o noir pode coexistir com outros gêneros? O que eu quero dizer é: pode haver read more

Review: Horse Feathers (1932)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 19, 2018

At Paramount Pictures The Marx Brothers released a row of comedies with seemingly arbitrary names evoking fauna like Animal Crackers, Monkey Business, Horse Feathers, and of course Duck Soup.  The phrase  “Horse Feathers” is essentially a variation on “Nonsense” though it so read more

Rita Hayworth Is Gilda!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Oct 19, 2018

I’m finally back to blogathon business and, don’t worry, I’ll eventually give you an explanation why I recently skipped so many I had subscribed to. But for now, I hope you accept my apologies! Anyway, I said “enough” and made a choice: today, I’m writing for my read more

Halloween (2018, David Gordon Green)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Oct 19, 2018

Halloween never met a MacGuffin it didn’t embrace. Jeff Fradley, Danny McBride, and director Gordon’s script strings together MacGuffins to make the plot. And if it’s not a MacGuffin, it’s something they’re not going to do anything with. With a handful of exceptions, Halloween is usually at read more

Zatoichi and the Doomed Man (1965)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Oct 19, 2018

Zatoichi and the Doomed Man Directed by Kazuo Mori Written by Shozaburo Asai from a story by Kan Shimozawa 1965/Japan Daiei Studios First viewing/Netflix   The classic Zatoichi story line is marred this time by excessive “comic relief”.  Then the film is rescued by a most awesome sw read more

CELEBRATING DOLORES HART: The Virginian, The Mountain of the Sun (1963)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Oct 19, 2018

Virginie is celebrating the 80th birthday of Dolores Hart on October 20th with a blogathon running on October 18th to the 20th at her site, The Wonderful World of Cinema. Click HERE to read all of the contributions. THE VIRGINIAN: THE MOUNTAIN OF THE SUN  The Virginian ra read more

Encore Podcast: "Liz and Dick and Lucy and the Ring"

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Oct 19, 2018

In 1969, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were arguably the world's most famous married couple, and they became even more well known when Burton bought his wife a 69-carat diamond ring that cost over a million dollars. At a Hollywood party, their paths crossed with Lucille Ball and an unlikely id read more

Keeping it under her hat

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Oct 19, 2018

This Carole Lombard portrait is Paramount p1202-178, from sometime in 1931, picturing her in a stylish dark hat. I knew of at least two other p1202s taken at that session -- p1202-172......and p1202-174:But a Facebook entry at a Lombard site grouping the "hat" photos revealed the existence of yet an read more

Carmen (1948) / The loves of Carmen (1948)

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Oct 19, 2018

Carmen (1948) / The loves of Carmen (1948) Quando falamos sobre Rita Hayworth e Glenn Ford, pensamos na dupla que protagoniza “Gilda”, de 1946. Mas eles fizeram outros filmes juntos, incluindo “Carmen”, produzido e dirigido por Charles Vidor – também diretor de read more

Netflix, leading the rom-com revival?

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Oct 18, 2018

If Carole Lombard and Robert Montgomery were to magically reappear today (hey, perhaps Bob's daughter Elizabeth could do some Samantha-style conjuring!) and they sought to make another romantic comedy a la "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," you might want to point them in the direction of Albuquerque.The New Mexic read more

Review: Trouble in Paradise (1932)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 18, 2018

Ernst Lubitsch made a name for himself and his “touch” in silents as well as leaving an indelible mark on the 1940s with the likes of Shop Around The Corner (1940), To Be or Not to Be (1942), Heaven Can Wait (1943), and Cluny Brown (1946). But for me, no film better personifies his wit read more

Guest Post: Underrated '78 at Rupert Pupkin Speaks

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Oct 18, 2018

Click on over to Rupert Pupkin Speaks to see my list of underrated flicks from 1978. It's always a blast to make these lists for Brian Sauer's excellent recommendation site. Be sure to check out the other lists! read more

Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Leonard Cohen

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Oct 18, 2018

Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Leonard Cohen Directed by Donald Brittain and Don Owen Written by Donald Brittain 1965/Canada National Film Board of Canada First viewing/Netflix rental There are almost no songs and only a little poetry in this 45-minute documentary about Canada’s most famous poet.   read more