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Musical Monday: Hootenanny Hoot (1963)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jun 21, 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: Hootenanny Hoot (1963) – read more

Bigfoot and Friends

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Jun 21, 2021

 Considering the most popular cryptid of them all practically resides in my backyard, here in the Pacific Northwest, it didn’t take long to decide who deserved the spotlight this month. You don’t have to travel very far before you’re surrounded by miles and miles of dense fore read more

James Stewart Sings--and Plays the Accordion--in Night Passage

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jun 21, 2021

Night Passage (1957) should have been the sixth Western starring James Stewart and directed by Anthony Mann. The duo's earlier collaborations included some of the finest Westerns ever made (e.g., Winchester '73, Bend of the River). However, according to Jeanine Basinger's biography Anthony Mann read more

THE TORTURE CHAMBER OF DR. SADISM On Blu-ray From Severin

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jun 21, 2021

 One would think that from the title, and the disc cover (above), THE TORTURE CHAMBER OF DR. SADISM is a grisly example of torture porn or a long-lost Jess Franco movie. It's neither--it's actually a dark fairy tale, set far in the past in a European neverland. The film is part of Severin's exe read more

Summer's Here and the Time is Right for ... SUMMER MOVIES

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Jun 20, 2021

 Just in time for summer, TCM and Running Press offer John Malahy's delectably readable Summer Movies: 30 Sun-Drenched Classics. Featuring summertime-set films dating from the '20s (Lonesome/1928) to the present day (Call Me by Your Name/2017), it's a wide-ranging collection, detailed, photo-pa read more

COMMANDOS

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jun 20, 2021

 COMMANDOS is a 1968 Italian-German co-production dealing with a secret mission in North Africa before the Operation Torch landings in late 1942 during WWII. The movie stars Lee Van Cleef, who at this time was at the height of his popularity as a Euro movie action star, and Jack Kelly, best kno read more

Classic Conversations: Director of ‘Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It’

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Danny Miller on Jun 18, 2021

I adore Rita Moreno. I mean, who doesn’t? The 89-year-old actress has it all. I loved her as silent movie star Zelda Zanders in the MGM classic Singin’ in the Rain, I loved her as poor Tuptim in the spectacular musical The King and I, I I loved her Oscar-winning turn as Anita in West Side Story (one read more

Silents are Golden: The Silent Films of Cecil B. DeMille

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on Jun 17, 2021

Silents are Golden: The Silent Films of Cecil B. DeMille Well known for beloved classics like The Ten Commandments (1956), Cecil B. DeMille is indisputably one of Hollywood’s great directors. While he is perhaps not considered as “artsy” as some of his contemporaries, he did have a distinct read more

Orson Welles pursues Rita Hayworth in “The Lady from Shanghai”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Jun 17, 2021

Orson Welles pursues Rita Hayworth in “The Lady from Shanghai” The Lady from Shanghai (1947) is a film noir directed by Orson Welles and starring Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, and Everett Sloane. Initially snubbed by the critics upon its initial release, the film has garnered a reput read more

Pale Flower (1964): A Stylish Japanese Noir

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 17, 2021

The images aren’t unfamiliar to those acquainted with Japan’s metropolis. A voice surmises over images of the bustling train station. “Back in Tokyo. 3 years. It makes my head spin. Why are so many people crammed into cage-like boxes?” I couldn’t agree more with our na read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jun 17, 2021

“I was this punk kid from Nebraska who had an awful lot of the world’s good things tossed in his lap.” –Robert Taylor Among many matinee idols of Hollywood’s Golden Age was Robert Taylor, a well-known film and television actor who took on leading roles on several memora read more

Charlton Heston - Mister Epic

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jun 17, 2021

His close friends call him "Chuck". But to filmgoers all over the world he is known as Charlton Heston, a six-foot two-inch giant of a man and the star of such mighty epics as The Greatest Show on Earth, The Ten Commandments, Ben-Hur, and El-Cid. Heston was recently asked why it was that he alw read more

Cinemallennials: The Great Escape (1963)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Dave Lewis on Jun 16, 2021

Cinemallennials: The Great Escape (1963) For those of you who are unfamiliar with Cinemallennials, it is a bi-weekly podcast in which I, and another millennial, watch a classic film that we’ve never seen before, and discuss its significance and relevance in today’s world. In today’s read more

What’s Streaming in June on the CMH Channel at BCE? His Girl Friday, The Outlaw, and Father’s Little Dividend

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Jun 16, 2021

Our June Picks on the Classic Movie Hub ChannelJune Birthdays and Fond Memories! Here we go… This month’s free streaming picks for our Classic Movie Hub Channel at Best Classics Ever (BCE) – the mega streaming channel for classic movies and TV shows! These titles read more

Silver Screen Standards: The Harvey Girls (1946)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Jun 15, 2021

Silver Screen Standards: The Harvey Girls (1946) The Harvey Girls (1946) I’ve had a particular fondness for The Harvey Girls (1946) since the first time I saw it, but my love increased when I visited the El Tovar Hotel in the Grand Canyon some years ago and learned more about the fascinating read more

Youth of The Beast (1963): Directed by Seijun Suzuki

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 15, 2021

A crowd gathers outside the Yamato Hotel. Inside two lovers are slain, the cops milling about the crime scene: The man and the woman. The note. It all points to a double suicide (Shinju) and with it a conventional police procedural. It very well could have been if not for one man: the film’s read more

Musical Monday: Your Cheatin’ Heart (1964)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jun 14, 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: Your Cheatin’ Heart – read more

The Friends of Eddie Coyle

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jun 14, 2021

The 1970s was a fantastic decade for gritty, urban crime dramas. Audiences were treated to fine films like The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, The Seven-Ups, The French Connection, Dirty Harry, and, of course, The Godfather. A lesser-known movie that could be included in that group is Peter Yat read more

THE WOMAN ONE LONGS FOR On Blu-ray From Kino

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jun 14, 2021

 Kino Lorber continues its exemplary series of home video releases of rare German films with this Blu-ray of the 1929 silent THE WOMAN ONE LONGS FOR. This movie is notable for being an example of Marlene Dietrich in a starring role before THE BLUE ANGEL. Many assume that Dietrich had a neg read more

NOBODY"S BABY

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jun 13, 2021

 In March I wrote a blog post on a film called KELLY THE SECOND, which was a full-length feature produced by Hal Roach. NOBODY'S BABY, a 1937 movie made after KELLY THE SECOND, was also produced by Roach and released by MGM. This one has Patsy Kelly and Lyda Roberti, who were paired up for two read more
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