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The Young Lions (1958): Humanity in Epic Scale

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 16, 2021

The opening of Edward Dmytryk’s The Young Lions, based on Irvin Shaw’s titular novel, could be plucked out of an earlier picture like The Mortal Storm. It’s New Year’s Eve 1938 in Bavaria, Germany. Young lovers ski and frolic in the snow as locals make merry indoors. Marlon read more

Watching 1939: Here I Am a Stranger (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Sep 16, 2021

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them. As we start out this blog feature, this section may become more concrete as I search for a common thread that runs throughout each film of the year. Right now, th read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Sep 15, 2021

In August 2021, I was excited to be invited aboard Karie Bible’s Hollywood Kitchen once again. This time, we celebrated Ann Blyth by making Ann Blyth’s Blueberry Muffins. The recipe does not require modification, though I did happen to replace the shortening with butter, since I happened read more

Suddenly, Last Summer: The 2021 Classic Movie Book Challenge

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Sep 15, 2021

As a wise man once said, “Better late than really, really late.” Or words to that effect. For seven consecutive years, beginning in 2013, I was a participant in the Summer Classic Movie Book Challenge, the brainchild of Raquel Stecher over at Out of the Past. To join the event, you read six classic read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Sep 14, 2021

 BLIND CORNER is a very effective 1964 British black & white suspense drama with a cast that includes some names familiar to film geeks--William Sylvester (2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY), Barbara Shelley (THE GORGON), and Elizabeth Shepherd (THE TOMB OF LIGEIA). The film was released in the United read more

Silver Screen Standards: Claude Rains

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Sep 14, 2021

Silver Screen Standards: Claude Rains I couldn’t decide between several movies I had in mind for this month’s column, and then I realized that they all had something in common – Claude Rains. Rains is one of those actors whose presence makes any film better, whether he’s appearing in read more

Sayonara (1957): Marlon Brando and Miiko Taka

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 14, 2021

Major Lloyd “Ace” Gruver (Marlon Brando) lands on the airbase in Korea and almost immediately gets assigned leave in Kobe. However, this leave has ulterior motives, signed by General Webster (Kent Smith), a friend of his father’s and the father of the pilot’s sometime girlfr read more

Pages to Screen: Light in the Piazza (1962)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Sep 14, 2021

As soon as I started reading the book, I could see the story playing out in my head, just as it does in the movie. When Elizabeth Spencer’s 1960 novella “Light in the Piazza” was adapted for film, the movie is nearly identical to the original printed word. This doesn’t often happen. In the opening read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Sep 14, 2021

Hollywood is a town that can make many dreams come true–or break them. In Margaret Porter’s The Limits of Limelight, readers are transported back to the Golden Age of Hollywood and the excitement of moviemaking during this period. Porter’s novel, published through Gallica Press, c read more

A New Edition of the Seminal Noir Classic, Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Sep 13, 2021

Eddie Muller's Original Noir Bible in an Updated and Expanded Edition Eddie MullerBefore he was film noir's czar and long before he was a TCM host, Eddie Muller made a decision to take a leap and, as mythologist Joseph Campbell would've put it, follow his bliss. Muller had been a writer with a 16-ye read more

4K UHD Blu-ray Review: Vertigo

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Sep 13, 2021

Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: September 07, 2021 Region — 4K UHD: Region Free BLU-RAY: Region A Length: 02:08:27 Video — 4K UHD: 2160P (HEVC, H.265) BLU-RAY: 1080P (VC-1) Audio — 4K UHD: English DTS X 2.0 Mono English Digital Audio 2.0 Mono Spanish (Latin American) DTS Digital read more

90s Films

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Sep 13, 2021

Have you ever wondered why Winona Ryder’s character in Reality Bites has friends? Or why Julia Delpy doesn’t have legions of men following her off the train in Before Sunrise? Or why every person in customer service doesn’t watch Clerks? So have we. Join my friends’ and me fo read more

Best Seller and Alien Nation: Cop Buddy Films with a Twist

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Sep 13, 2021

James Woods and Brian Dennehy.Best Seller (1987).  Cleve is a professional killer who feels he never got the respect he deserved from his ex-employer, a powerful corporate executive. To gain revenge, Cleve (James Woods) approaches Dennis Meechum to write an exposé about the corrupt busines read more

Musical Monday: Freddie Steps Out (1946)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Sep 13, 2021

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 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week’s musical: Freddie Steps Out (1946) read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Sep 12, 2021

 This is another early 1950s Hammer film directed by Terence Fisher. THE BLACK GLOVE was the American title of the film, and the title of the version I saw on the Tubi streaming channel. The British title, FACE THE MUSIC, is far more appropriate. Alex Nicol is the imported American star th read more

DUNE (1984)

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Sep 11, 2021

 Arrow Video has released a new Blu-ray special edition of the notorious 1984 film adaptation of Frank Herbert's novel DUNE. That is the impetus for this post. There are plenty of people who hate DUNE. Most folks consider it to be too weird, or incomprehensible. (Ironically, hardcore fans read more

The beauty of Dark Suburbia and Douglas Sirk

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Sep 11, 2021

The beauty of Dark Suburbia and Douglas Sirk On September 11, 2021 By CarolIn Uncategorized A few weeks ago, I posted an article on Medium about my 30 favorite Cold Case episodes of all time and, coming in at number 30 was The Brush Man (Season 6, read more

Jean-Paul Belmondo: Up To His Ears, Le Magnifique, The Professional

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 11, 2021

Because of his meteoric ascension in Breathless, patterning his insouciant hoodlum on the Hollywood image of Bogart, Jean-Paul Belmondo is easily identified with his predecessor. He was a tough guy — gladly so — and he offered up a long line of memorable performances over a stellar caree read more

List o’ the Week: Must-See Movies

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Sep 11, 2021

After recently reading a 2004 book called The Idiot’s Guide to Classic Movies, I identified a whole slew of interesting-sounding films that I’d never seen before (and some that I’d never even heard of!). This week’s rather ambitious list consists of these films. How many have read more

Monsters and Matinees: A lifetime of being terrorized by ‘Grizzly’

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Toni Ruberto on Sep 11, 2021

Not all movie monsters fade away with the end credits. They might make a lasting impression because of their greatness (Universal monsters), uniqueness (The Blob) or silliness (Attack of the Killer Shrews). They can feed on our fears or leave us with new ones like being afraid to swim in the ocea read more