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THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE On Blu-ray From Shout Factory

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Feb 28, 2019

Shout Factory gives one of Bela Lugosi's best films of the 1940s the Blu-ray treatment with their release of THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE. This 1943 movie from Columbia has been categorized by some as nothing more than a copy of the Universal horror style. In many ways, though, it's more notable than read more

RD 3 Classic Screen Villains Tourney

All Good Things Posted by monty on Feb 28, 2019

Here we go with rd 3   Rd 3: Which classic screen villain is better? RD 3: Which classic screen villain is better? Rd 3: Which classic screen villain is better? Rd 3: Which classic screen villain is better? Rd 3: Which classic screen villain is b read more

A set where 'Nothing' was 'Sacred'

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Feb 27, 2019

Was the set of "Nothing Sacred" the wackiest of any Carole Lombard feature? You can make a good argument on its behalf. Lombard, now with the rep as the queen of screwball following her triumph in "My Man Godfrey" the year before, was back for more. This time, she was directed by fun-loving "Wild Bi read more

Musical Interlude: Costume Design for Musicals

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jessica Pickens on Feb 27, 2019

Costume Design for Musicals Musicals aren’t just about singing and dancing… deciding what a performer is going to wear during a musical number is also an important factor in bringing a scene to life. Simply put, if an actor is singing and dancing about the glorious sunshine, they would be dressed read more

The Far Country (1954)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 27, 2019

“I don’t need help. I don’t need people. I can take care of me.” ~ James Stewart as Jeff Webster This Alaskan Northwestern opens and it’s almost like we’ve missed something. Jeff Webster (James Stewart) rides into a town with two men and promptly gives them back read more

Noir City Seattle 2019: The Scarlet Hour (1956) and 1950s Noir

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Feb 27, 2019

Last week Noir City 2019 swept through Seattle with a slate of twenty films, an impressive eleven of them on 35mm. This year’s theme: the noirs of the fifties, presented chronologically. I saw four films over two nights and as it was the middle of the festival, they were selections from the ha read more

CAFTAN WOMAN'S CHOICE: ONE FOR MARCH ON TCM

Caftan Woman Posted by on Feb 27, 2019

The world first became acquainted with the Hubbards of Alabama through Lillian Hellman's play The Little Foxes. The basis for the play was Lillian's observations of the machinations within her own family for business success. The Hubbard siblings are a mess of back-stabbing, manipulative creatures read more

Stream Classic Movies and TV for Free on Hoopla

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Feb 27, 2019

Did you know that you may be able to stream movies and TV shows for free--and legally--from your local library? Many libraries now offer a streaming video service as one of the perks for their patrons. My public library offers Hoopla, which not only allows patrons to "check out" films and TV show e read more

Shakespeare’s Diaries: A Very British Adventure (2016)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Feb 27, 2019

UK / 82 minutes / color / Steven Cutts, Bad Eden, Animus Dir: Charis Orchard Pr: Lee “Wozy” Warren, Charis Orchard, Ben Richards Scr: Steven Cutts Cine: Tansy Simpson Cast: Sophie Tergeist, Malcolm Modele, Peter Lewis Stevens, Dixie Arnold, Georgia Annable, Jack Harrison, Elliot Berry, Charlie Hunte read more

Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Feb 27, 2019

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TONY RANDALL Today is the 99th birthday of Tony Randall. I would say that TONY RANDALL may be one of greatest legends ever as  watching him act is like watching act is a marvel to behold on screen as he was the master of getting into any role upon the screen. Biography in link on read more

Exclusive Interview with Victoria Riskin, author of “Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir”

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Feb 26, 2019

Exclusive Interview with Victoria Riskin, Daughter of Fay Wray and Robert Riskin about her new book “Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir” I’m so excited to say that Victoria Riskin’s new book “Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir” is available read more

You're Invited! FASHION IN FILM OF TCMFF 2019 at Woman's Club of Hollywood 4/9

GlamAmor Posted by on Feb 26, 2019

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 FASHION IN FILM OF TCMFF 2019 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Guest speaker Woman's Club of Hollywood Hollywood, CA Tickets are $10 in advance through Eventbrite and $15 at the door the day of the talk The theme of the 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival (TCMFF) is Follow You read more

Roma (2018)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Feb 26, 2019

Roma Directed by Alfonso Cuarón Written by Alfonso Cuarón 2018/Mexico Esperanto Filmoj/Participant Media First viewing/Netflix I haven’t met a movie as full as surprises in a long time. I knew nothing about the story going in and I think that is the way to see it.  The setting is Mexico City, read more

2046 (2004, Wong Kar-Wai)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Feb 26, 2019

2046 is a very strange sequel. Because it’s most definitely a sequel to In the Mood for Love. Tony Chiu-Wai Leung and Lam Siu Ping are playing the same characters, a few years after that film. But the way writer and director Wong deals with the previous film and its events… he intentionally… well, read more

Book it, Victoria!

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Feb 26, 2019

It's a very special day for the daughter of the man Carole Lombard dated, Oscar-winning screenwriter Robert Riskin......and the noted actress he eventually married, Fay Wray.Today, Victoria Riskin's book about her pair of famous parents is released:It's already received rave reviews from the likes o read more

Rd 2 Classic Screen Villains

All Good Things Posted by monty on Feb 26, 2019

Here we go with rd 2: Rd 2: Which classic villain do you like better? Rd 2: Which classic screen villain is better? Rd 2: Which classic screen villain is better? Rd 2: Which classic screen villain is better? Rd 2: Which classic screen villain is better? Rd 2: Which read more

The Wild Angels (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Feb 25, 2019

The Wild Angels Directed by Roger Corman Written by Peter Bogdanovich and Charles B. Griffith 1966/USA American International Pictures First viewing/Amazon Instant   Totally over-the-top biker movie starring some of the future’s best actors. The Wild Angels motorcycle gang is clearly base read more

book: The Blinds (2017) by Adam Sternbergh

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Feb 25, 2019

Somewhere in the desert wastes of Texas there’s this small town called Caesura, population currently just under 50. Colloquially those who know of Caesura call the place the Blinds, because the people living in pseudonymity there are, so to speak, the personifications of blind files — t read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Feb 25, 2019

“If you want to be a success in Hollywood, be sure and go to New York.” –Bert Lahr Bert Lahr was lucky enough to have an iconic role in one of the most beloved films of all time. While many will recall his performance as the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz (1939), his experience read more

Musical Monday: Porgy and Bess (1959)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Feb 25, 2019

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: Porgy and Bess (1959) – read more
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