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Christopher Lee in The Brides of Fu Manchu

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Feb 24, 2020

This sequel to 1965's The Face of Fu Manchu is an unexpected improvement on Christopher Lee's debut as the Sax Rohmer's supervillain. Stylistically, it reminded me of an Avengers episode during the Mrs. Peel era--though it could have benefited from the presence of Steed and Mrs. Peel, of c read more

Musical Monday: Carnival in Costa Rica (1947)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Feb 24, 2020

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: Carnival In Costa Rica (194 read more

Weird Melvin (1995) #4

The Stop Button Posted by on Feb 24, 2020

There is a very good chance Weird Melvin might gross me out next issue. Hansen gets pretty close in the cliffhanger, which features two lady monsters (a mother and daughter) pregnant with half-mutated giant insects, half-monsters. What’s most surprising is the grossness isn’t in Hansen’s detail read more

'Stand Tall!' -- what a concept!

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Feb 24, 2020

Hope you've had a good weekend; I know I have. It has to do with something Carole Lombard knew a lot about -- screenplays. Specifically, with something I received Friday night:Yes, at the LA Under The Stars Film Festival, the award for feature screenplay -- most original concept went to my "Stand Ta read more

Interrogation (2020) s01e10 – I.A. Sgt. Ian Lynch & Det. Brian Chen vs Trey Carano

The Stop Button Posted by on Feb 23, 2020

The last episode. Finally the last episode. One could come up with the best order to watch the show, which isn’t the episode number order but also doesn’t work entirely randomly because some episodes jump ahead six years and whatnot—also there’s no point in making the order because you shouldn’t read more

FAVORITE ANGRY MAN #11: Juror 7 (Jack Warden)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Feb 23, 2020

FAVORITE ANGRY MAN #11: Juror 7 (Jack Warden) On February 23, 2020 By CarolIn Uncategorized My 11th favorite Angry Man is arguably the most obnoxious of them all. Right from the off, Juror 7 (Jack Warden) makes his position known: he is not happy about read more

DAY 2 OF THE BUTLERS AND MAIDS BLOGATHON

Caftan Woman Posted by on Feb 23, 2020

Greetings, Sunday morning bloggers! The Butlers and Maids Blogathon is underway. Our host Rich Watson at Wide Screen World has all the Saturday contributions HERE. As your hostess for this second day, I will be collecting posts here or on twitter @CaftanWoman. Day 2 participants: A Shroud read more

The Vincent Price Blogathon – Participant Roster

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Feb 23, 2020

We’ve had a phenomenal response to our initial announcement for the Vincent Price Blogathon, running April 17th-19th,, hosted by Yours Truly, along with my co-host Gill Jacob from Realweegiemidget Reviews. You can sign up anytime between now and then, but please keep in mind that we are limiti read more

A Short by Elliot Lavine: The Twisted Corridor (1982)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Feb 23, 2020

US / 18 minutes / bw / Detour Dir & Scr: Elliot Lavine Pr: Elliot Lavine, Fred Klein Cine: Greg Wardell, Deland Nuse Cast: John X. Heart, Alan Dowell, Harry Rosenbluth, Harry Freeman, Sheila Lichirie, Larry Stofer, Lisa Barnett, David A. Radovich, Freddy Klein, Eddie Detour A somewhat more ambi read more

Quote of the Week

The Timothy Carey Experience Posted by Marisa on Feb 23, 2020

(WOW it’s been over a year since I’ve posted! I’m so sorry. Trying to get my life back on track; I promise to post more often!) Standing at 6’4 with a tornado of jet black hair, piercing blue eyes and more swagger and verve than every founding father and mother of rock & read more

'This is romance. This is devotion. This is love.' Hitchcock style, that is.

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Feb 23, 2020

Carole Lombard had built a reputation for unpredictability over the years. So in the fall of 1940, it shouldn't have beenthat much of a surprise that after four consecutive dramatic films, she'd return to comedy -- her most popular genre -- by calling on the master of suspense to direct her.Alfred H read more

Little Women’s (2019): Gerwig’s Spirited Adaptation of An American Classic

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 22, 2020

I once had the opportunity to tour Louisa May Alcott’s house on a family vacation. It’s one of those experiences I’m not sure you appreciate until you have the time and space to look back on it. However, even then I think there was this innate understanding of how this beloved book read more

Interrogation (2020) s01e04 – L.A. County Psychologist Marjorie Thompson vs. Eric Fisher 1984

The Stop Button Posted by on Feb 22, 2020

One of the few benefits of watching “Interrogation” in a non-linear fashion is initially missing out on certain trope episodes, like this one. This one is the trial, with a very poorly exposited look at Kyle Gallner’s trip through the criminal justice system as a minor. Albeit as a thirty-four read more

THE BUTLERS & MAIDS BLOGATHON: Personal Maid's Secret, 1935

Caftan Woman Posted by on Feb 22, 2020

Your host for Day 1, Rich of Wide Screen World and yours truly Caftan Woman, the hostess on Day 2 are proud to host this blogathon tribute to the funny, the devious, and the devoted Butlers and Maids of the cinematic world. HERE is where you start your fun. I hope you enjoy this look at Ruth D read more

'Dressing' with plenty of 'oomph'

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Feb 22, 2020

"We're Not Dressing" is an atypical Carole Lombard vehicle, in that* It's really a Bing Crosby film, complete with hits for him to sing. She was merely his leading lady. * The supporting cast is strong for a movie of Carole's -- Ethel Merman, Leon Errol, a young Ray Milland, even George Burns and Gr read more

A Short by Elliot Lavine: Blind Alley (1981)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Feb 22, 2020

US / 11 minutes / bw / Detour Dir & Scr: Elliot Lavine Pr: Mary Kay DeLucco, Elliot Lavine Cine: Howard Dowell, Eddie Detour Cast: Gregory Pace, Ronald Gregoire A splendid brief noir outing, shot in glorious black-and-white, that’s been completely overlooked by the compilers at the IMDB. You read more

Interrogation (2020) s01e05 – Det. Dave Russell vs Chris Keller 1983

The Stop Button Posted by on Feb 22, 2020

Still the eighties, still the investigation. Though we do get to see David Strathairn and Peter Sarsgaard facing off after the murder. Sarsgaard is very whispery with Strathairn, who’s telling him to investigate Kyle Gallner’s friend, third-billed but rarely onscreen for very long Kodi Smit-McPhee. read more

X THE UNKNOWN On Blu-ray From Shout Factory

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Feb 22, 2020

X THE UNKNOWN (1957) was Hammer's first attempt to follow up on the success of their science fiction adaptation THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT. It was also the debut screenplay of Jimmy Sangster, who would go on to write many of Hammer's most famous films. X THE UNKNOWN is not as beloved as the Hammer Qua read more

Witchfinder General (1968)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Feb 21, 2020

Witchfinder General (AKA “The Conqueror Worm”) Directed by Michael Reeves Written by Tom Baker and Michael Reeves from a novel by Louis M. Heywood 1968/UK IMDb link First viewing/YouTube Included in They Shoot Zombies Don’t They? A handsome horror film worthy of one of Vincent Pric read more

Classic Conversations: Director Benedict Andrews on How He Helped Kristen Stewart Bring Jean Seberg’s Fascinating and Tragic Story to Life

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Danny Miller on Feb 21, 2020

Seberg is inspired by true events in the life of French New Wave darling and Breathless star, Jean Seberg (Kristen Stewart), who in the late 1960s was targeted by the FBI because of her support of the civil rights movement and her romantic involvement with Hakim Jamal (Anthony Mackie), among ot read more
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