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Kimmel & the Great Gaffe: Why Comedians MUST Host the Oscars

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Feb 28, 2017

Here’s the typical Oscar hosting scenario: Year 1: A comedian hosts, performs well and with confidence, then is trashed in the press. Year 2: The Academy chooses an actor/actors for the hosting gig. The script fails; the actor (not being a writer) panics and keeps trying the script anyway/hide read more

Hair Raising Oscar telecast and Get Out on Monday Morning Diary (February 27)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Feb 27, 2017

##Thanks to the party thrown by the extraordinarily generous Sam and Lucille Juliano of the amazing movies’n’otherstuff site Wonders in the Dark, we had a great Oscars Night . . . and too much excellent food. Just as I was realizing I could eat not one mouthful more, along came the homem read more

Upcoming | March 2017

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Feb 27, 2017

Musical Monday: The Gay Divorcee (1934)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Feb 27, 2017

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 Gay DivorceeR read more

Model Shop (1969)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 27, 2017

At face value, Model Shop is an ordinary film of little consequence but look a little deeper and it’s actually a fascinating portrait of the LA milieu in 1969. Part of that is due to the man behind it all. Jacques Demy is among the foremost of French directors, most obviously for his work in read more

The City of the Dead (1960)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Feb 27, 2017

The City of the Dead (AKA “Horror Hotel”) Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey Written by George Baxt; Story by Milton Subotsky 1960/UK Vulcan Films First viewing/Amazon Instant This is a mixture of great cinematography and direction in the horror scenes and some fairly pedestrian 1960 read more

1001 Classic Movies: Charade

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Feb 27, 2017

Charade (1963), starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. Each Monday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered go here). February's theme is the leading read more

Murder, Inc. (1960)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Feb 27, 2017

Murder, Inc. Directed by Burt Balaban and Stuart Rosenberg Written by Irve Tunick and Mel Barr based on a book by Burton Turkus and Sid Feder 1960/USA Princess Production Corporation First viewing/Amazon Instant Peter Falk received a Supporting Actor Oscar nod for his performance in this, the fil read more

The Great Silence (1968, Sergio Corbucci)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Feb 27, 2017

The first act of The Great Silence at least implies some traditional Western tropes. Jean-Louis Trintignant is a gunslinger who fights with evil bounty hunters. Frank Wolff is the new sheriff. Klaus Kinski is one of the evil bounty hunters. Wolff’s got political stuff, or at least the script implie read more


Caftan Woman Posted by Caftan Woman on Feb 27, 2017

Quality Street Where a gentleman passerby is an event. Miss Phoebe expects an offer of marriage. Katharine Hepburn, Franchot Tone The year is 1805 and the dashing Dr. Brown has been paying attentions to Miss Phoebe Throssel much to the pleasure and jealousy of the maiden Georgian ladies of read more

Logan's Run: What Lies Beyond the Dome

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Feb 27, 2017

In the distant future, civilization's survivors live inside a huge dome controlled by a computer. When the city's inhabitants reach the age of 30, they are "renewed" by participating in a ritual called the Carousel. Dressed in white robes and masks, they are literally lifted off the ground and disap read more

'Paradise', then a 'Woman'

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Feb 27, 2017

For those of you planning th be at the Billy Wilder Theater on Friday for the premiere of the restored 35mm print of the Carole Lombard-Gary Cooper 1931 film, "I Take This Woman," a UCLA Archive official reports it will air second, following the 7:30 p.m. showing of Ernst Lubitsch's famed "Trouble i read more

DELUGE On Blu-ray From Kino

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Feb 26, 2017

DELUGE is a film that for many years was considered lost. Released in 1933, it is looked upon as one of the first disaster movies--and it can also be categorized as one of the first post-apocalyptic movies as well. I had never seen this movie, but I was aware of it due to its being included in sever read more

Set Your DVR – March 2016

Smum County Posted by smumcountry on Feb 26, 2017

February 26, 2017 by smumcounty Often when I’m making up these recommendations for films to watch on Turner Classic Movies, the list will be comprised of films I’ve seen typically multiple times and not something I’m looking forward to seeing again, since I try to spend my time mak read more

Pollyanna (1960)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Feb 26, 2017

Pollyanna Directed by David Swift Written by David Swift from a novel by Eleanor H. Porter 1960/USA Walt Disney Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental “Pollyanna” is synonymous with saccharine sweetness.  Haley Mills’s wonderful performance gives her a lot of spunk and provid read more

Oscar Sunday: Predictions and Historical Context

Backlots Posted by Lara on Feb 26, 2017

It’s Oscar time again, when movie lovers get together to discuss, make predictions, and debate with fervor who is deserving of the most prestigious awards in screen acting…and who is not. In my family, we have a yearly Oscar get-together with longtime family friends, complete with a ve read more

A TCM Viewer's Guide for the Week of Feb. 27, 2017

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Feb 26, 2017

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane (1962), starring Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, is one of the Oscar-winning movies airing on TCM this week. TCM is wrapping up its annual 31 Days of Oscar film festival this week. This year's festival will present Academy Award winning and nominated films in alphab read more

Director | John Carpenter, Part 2: The Studio Quartet

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Feb 26, 2017

With the summer 1982 release of The Thing, John Carpenter finally fully arrived in Hollywood; he’d made a studio picture. And he didn’t come alone. He brought cinematographer Dean Cundey, who shot all of he and Debra Hill’s films, and at least three from Escape from New York: editor Todd C. Ramsey, read more

Happy 7th Birthday, GlamAmor!

GlamAmor Posted by on Feb 25, 2017

February has been so busy, but it's important for me to pause before the month is through to do a little celebrating. GlamAmor just turned 7! Though much of the brand started in late 2009, the website went live on February 8, 2010, so that is the milestone I mark each year. As many of you know, m read more

Oscar Predictions 2016

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Feb 25, 2017

Welcome to Oscar weekend! Tomorrow night all the glitz and glam of Hollywood will be on the Academy Awards red carpet strutting their stuff and taking home some trophies. Before I wrap up another amazing year at The Best Picture Project, I have to acknowledge that I would not have been able to keep read more