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Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Mar 13, 2020

Are many of you bored yet? There's not much to do, now that so many activities have been canceled or postponed due to coronavirus fears. (Two traditional April events, the Masters and the Boston Marathon, have been pushed back, and this morning public schools in Los Angeles and San Diego announced t read more

The Punisher Presents Barracuda (2007)

The Stop Button Posted by on Mar 13, 2020

Barracuda is one of Garth Ennis’s… what shall we call them… NC-17 action comedy limited series. He’s got a bunch of them at Vertigo, a few a handful of other places. The difference with Barracuda is it’s for Marvel (it’s the only Punisher MAX spin-off, which is something since Ennis loved read more

THE POP STARS MOONLIGHTING BLOGATHON: Chad and Jeremy and Catwoman and Batman, 1966

Caftan Woman Posted by on Mar 13, 2020

Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews is hosting a unique blogathon devoted to the acting gigs of pop stars on March 12th to 14th. You will want to click HERE. Composer John Barry was influential in getting the folk-pop duo of Chad and Jeremy a recording con read more

Smile (1975): The Miss America Satire Lost Some of Its Sheen

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 12, 2020

“Smile” is a timeless hit among a plethora of classic Nat King Cole tracks. The innate warmth and the soothing nature of his vocals shine through every note. It took me many years to realize the tune was actually a Charlie Chaplin composition from City Lights later reworked with lyrics. read more

The Alternate Movie Title Game (Volume 4 - Disney Edition)

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Mar 12, 2020

Here are the rules: We will provide an "alternate title" for a classic movie and ask you to name the actual film. Most of these are pretty easy. Please answer no more than three questions per day so others can play. You may have an answer other than the intended one--just be able to defend it! Good read more

Noir Nook: Dame Name Noirs

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Mar 12, 2020

Noir Nook: Dame Name Noirs One of my favorite things about film noir is the female characters. Not just the femmes fatales – although they, of course, are quite the selling point. But all of noir’s dames aren’t bad girls – some are just badass if you know what I mean. This month’s Noir read more

Watching 1939: Dust Be My Destiny (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Mar 12, 2020

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

The Immortal Story (1968)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 12, 2020

The Immortal Story (Histoire immortelle) Directed by Orson Welles Written by Orson Welles and Louise de Vilmorin from a novel by Karen Blixen 1968/France IMDb link First viewing/Criterion Channel Orson Welles’ first color film is good not great. Welles plays Clay, a wealthy merchant who has be read more

48 Hrs. (1982, Walter Hill)

The Stop Button Posted by on Mar 12, 2020

About seventy minutes into 48 Hrs., Nick Nolte apologizes to Eddie Murphy for the racial slurs he’s been calling him since Murphy showed up in the movie. Nolte’s just doing his job, he explains, “keeping him down,” which is an unintentionally honest moment about cops and Black men. Murphy nods read more

The coronavirus: How to protect yourself

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Mar 12, 2020

These are not usual times and this is no usual Carole & Co. entry, thanks to this sudden scourge known as the coronavirus, specifically the strain known as COVID-19. Scores of activities that would provide us emotional or societal refuge in upcoming weeks, from postseason basketball tournaments to p read more

Hunters (2020) s01e05 – At Night, All Birds are Black

The Stop Button Posted by on Mar 11, 2020

I feel like “Hunters” needs a real disclaimer to explain while the show itself is fictional, the U.S. government really did import a bunch of Nazis to the United States and turned them into citizens and paid to keep them quiet and happy and fat just so we could beat the Russians to the moon or what read more

YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Mar 11, 2020

YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU is a 1933 British film starring Thelma Todd and Stanley Lupino. I happened to obtain a grey-market DVD copy of the movie. It's a title that deserves a proper American home video release, and is must-viewing for Thelma Todd fans. The story begins with Stanley Lupino as Tom and T read more

Ed Sullivan's special guest...Carole Lombard!

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Mar 11, 2020

Carole Lombard's career as an actress arguably reached its apex in the closing months of 1937, when two of her films hit screens at roughly the same time -- the Technicolor "True Confession" for Selznick International, and "True Confession" for her home studio of Paramount. Add a romance with Clark read more

David Bowie on Screen: The Linguini Incident (Richard Shepard, 1991)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Mar 11, 2020

Unless you are a newbie here, it probably won’t be a mystery to know that, aside from classic films, my other great passion is a wonderful individual named David Bowie. People first know him as the music icon who wrote and sang Ziggy Stardust and inspired Fashion with his many transformations read more

A Terrible Night (1896, Georges Méliès)

The Stop Button Posted by on Mar 11, 2020

A Terrible Night had me exclaiming, “Holy shit,” when the giant bug appeared. Or when it started moving. I’m not sure if it’s always in the shot. I’m resisting the urge to go and check. The short is short—a minute—and one of director Méliès single shot films. He appears in the film as read more

Book Review--Citizen Canine: Dogs in the Movies

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Mar 11, 2020

Citizen Canine: Dogs in the Movies Wendy Mitchell Laurence King Publishing, 2020 Is there any other animal more beloved in the movies than dogs? For a while horses were in the running, but when you examine the past century of film, it is clearly canines who have dominated. In the lightly amusing Ci read more

The Beloved Brat (1938)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Mar 11, 2020

vt Girls on Probation; vt A Dangerous Age US / 62 minutes / bw / First National, Warner Dir: Arthur Lubin Scr: Lawrence Kimble Story: Jean Negulesco Cine: George Barnes Cast: Bonita Granville, Dolores Costello, Donald Crisp, Natalie Moorhead, Lucille Gleason, Donald Briggs, Emmett Vogan, Loia Cheane read more

Hunters (2020) s01e03 – While Visions Of Safta Danced In His Head

The Stop Button Posted by on Mar 10, 2020

Maybe it’s just knowing Logan Lerman started in a YA franchise attempt (he was Percy Jackson) or because he’s got the dagger in his hand during the awesome opening titles every episode, but I wasn’t expecting him to have a whole “I feel super-guilty about killing these Nazis who are trying to read more

Claire Trevor School of The Arts

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 10, 2020

Thank you Wonderful World of Cinema and In The Good Old Summertime for having me in The Claire Trevor Blogathon!  Just this past year I’ve entered a transition period in my life. Often transitions are hard because they signal changes for each and every one of us. For me, that change came with read more

Silver Screen Standards: How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Mar 10, 2020

Silver Screen Standards: How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable & Lauren Bacall in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) There’s a lot to love in the CinemaScope spectacle of Twentieth Century Fox’s How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), even if it sometimes plays like read more
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