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The Official James Bond Films--My Best To Worst (Part Two)

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Oct 27, 2021

 In this round, we deal with numbers 6 through 10. 6. DR. NOThrough 21st Century eyes this movie might seem a bit quaint. But considering it was the very first James Bond film, it's quite effective, with Sean Connery already defining the role in his debut as 007. With tone-setting performa read more

Dedication of the Monttessuy Center for the Arts and the Olivia de Havilland Theater at the American University of Paris

Backlots Posted by Lara on Oct 27, 2021

In the spirit of carpe diem, I have just returned from a trip to Paris to attend the three-day opening of the Olivia de Havilland Theater. It was a trip that I hoped would happen since I learned about the event earlier this year, and by the time it came around, the circumstances were such––COVID-wi read more

Targets (1968): Orlok Makes You Scream

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 26, 2021

The story goes Peter Bogdanovich met Roger Corman sitting in a screening of Bay of Angels (1963). What came out of that was an apprenticeship of sorts on Wild Angels (1966) in the Corman Film School where Bogdanovich did everything you could possibly imagine from script doctoring to location scouti read more

The Official James Bond Films--My Best To Worst (Part One)

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Oct 26, 2021

 It's finally come to this--my ranking of all 25 of the official James Bond films. I'll be revealing these in increments of five, starting out with my very favorites first. There were a number of other Bond film posts I was going to write, but I started to realize that all these "Favorite- read more

Musical Monday: Murder at the Vanities (1934)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Oct 25, 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: Murder at the Vanities (193 read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Oct 25, 2021

In my opinion, Some Like It Hot (1959) is easily one of the greatest comedies ever made. I’m even willing to argue that it is a perfect film. With a top-notch cast, brilliant writing, and a spritely score, this hilarious comedy is sheer, cheeky bliss–and even more fun to watch in today&# read more

Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Oct 25, 2021

The devil rides out review((https://www.facebook.com/Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest/)  The Devil Rides Out, known as The Devil’s Bride in the United States, is a 1968 British horror film, based on the 1934 novel of the same name by Dennis Wheatley. It was written by Richard Matheson and read more

Una Merkel: Saucy Sidekick

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Oct 25, 2021

In her 1930s features, Una Merkel portrayed a variety of standout roles, including the shrill and frequently sobbing Sibyl in Private Lives (1931), the wronged girlfriend of David Manners in Man Wanted (1931), Jean Harlow’s scheming secretary in Bombshell (1932), read more

Killing Bill: Female Vengeance in THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE (1962)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Oct 25, 2021

Long before Uma Thurman's relentless Bride swore to kill Bill in the Quentin Tarantino movies, Jan in the Pan killed her own treacherous Bill in the low-budget horror classic, The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962). Despite its B-horror status and sleazy male gaze, The Brain That Wouldn't Die turns out read more

Offbeat Blu-ray Review: What Lies Beneath

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Oct 24, 2021

Distributor: Paramount Pictures Release Date: October 05, 2021 Region: Region A Length: 02:09:53 Video: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio: 5.1 English Dolby TrueHD Audio Alternate Audio: 5.1 French Dolby Digital Audio Subtitles: English, English SDH, French Ratio: 2.39:1 Bitrate: 35.90 Mbps Notes read more

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Oct 24, 2021

"Akita osur!"Roughly translated, that means: "Look, there's a dinosaur!" I know this because I got a copy of the promotional Caveman Vocabulary pamphlet distributed by theaters during the original run of Hammer's When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth. Released in 1970, this prehistoric opus is sometimes de read more

The 3rd Hammer-Amicus Blogathon – Day 3 Recap

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Oct 24, 2021

 Whew! We’ve reached the end of the 3rd Hammer-Amicus Blogathon, hosted by Yours Truly and Gill Jacob of Realweegiemidget Reviews. I hope everyone had as much fun participating as we had hosting this three-day event.   Once again, I’d like to thank my astounding co-host G read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Oct 24, 2021

The Conqueror (1956) is the source of much Hollywood lore. This ill-fated production happened to be filmed downwind from an above-ground nuclear testing site. More than half of the crew contracted cancer, with a majority of them dying from the illness. Among the many stars who took part in this pro read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Oct 24, 2021

Across several decades, Looney Tunes cartoons have charmed and entertained audiences for generations. With memorable plots, iconic characters, terrific parodies and allusions to pop culture, as well as all of the comical chaos these cartoons bring, there is much to examine and enjoy regarding Looney read more

Hold That Ghost! ( 1941 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Oct 24, 2021

Gas station attendants Chuck ( Bud Abbott ) and Ferdie ( Lou Costello ) happen to be present when gangster Moose Matson ( William Davidson ) is shot by the police during a car chase. His last will and testament leave all that he owns to those who are present at his death, hence the boys inherit Moos read more

The 3rd Hammer-Amicus Blogathon – Day 2 Recap

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Oct 23, 2021

 We’re back for the second day of the 3rd Hammer-Amicus Blogathon, hosted by Yours Truly and Gill Jacob of Realweegiemidget Reviews. While the quantity of entries is somewhat smaller than Day 1, there’s no skimping on quality. Here, you’ll find mysteries, folk horror, a “ read more

Halloween Kills

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Oct 23, 2021

Forty years after that fateful Halloween night that killed Laurie’s friends, Michael comes home again. This time, the people of Haddonfield are ready to fight back. The movie picks up just at the end of Halloween (2018) and skims over what happened there. Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis) has a daughter, read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Oct 23, 2021

William Andrews Clark Jr. was a notable man, especially exhibiting influence in Los Angeles, California. He descended from wealth and helped establish major institutions, such as the LA Philharmonic and the Hollywood Bowl. Though his front-facing personality was serious and astute, author Liz Brown read more

CMBA’s Laughter is the Best Medicine blogathon: Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Oct 22, 2021

CMBA’s Laughter is the Best Medicine blogathon: Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) On October 22, 2021 By CarolIn Uncategorized The wonderful silliness of the ‘Abbott and Costello Meet…’ series of films is an absolute joy to behold! read more

Demons of the Mind

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Oct 22, 2021

(1972) Directed by Peter Sykes; Written by Christopher Wicking; Original Story by Frank Godwin; Starring: Robert Hardy, Shane Briant, Gillian Hills, Yvonne Mitchell, Patrick Magee and Paul Jones; Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating: ***½  After a one-year hiatus, I’m back with read more
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