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Making the News with The Muppets

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Jan 23, 2022

 Some years ago my dear friend and fellow popular culture scholar Anissa Graham and I co-edited two books about the works of Jim Henson. They're essay anthologies featuring scholarly discussions by a wide variety of authors, including us, and they were a lot of fun to create. Both of the books read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jan 23, 2022

Orson Welles is nothing short of an icon from Hollywood’s Golden Age. An innovator and highly regarded director and actor, Welles left a huge impression upon film and radio. While much has been written about Welles’s storied career, What Ever Happened to Orson Welles?: A Portrait of an read more

More Film Reviews of 2021

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 23, 2022

Undine Christian Petzold is the master of methodical cinema and with the conceit for Undine, he proves he’s more than up for imprinting his style onto a modern-day mythical fairy tale. He reunites again with Paula Beer and Franz Rogowski from Transit. Once more it’s a world from a distant past some read more

SILVER BLAZE On Blu-ray From The Film Detective

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jan 22, 2022

 SILVER BLAZE (1937) was the last film in which English actor Arthur Wontner portrayed Sherlock Holmes. It is included in The Film Detective's THE SHERLOCK HOLMES VAULT COLLECTION Blu-ray set. Holmes and Watson (Ian "Not that one" Fleming) are invited to pay a visit to old friend Sir Henry read more

THE ODD OR EVEN BLOGATHON: The Patsy, 1928

Caftan Woman Posted by on Jan 22, 2022

 Rebecca at Taking Up Room and Gill at RealWeegieMidget Reviews are hosting The Odd or Even Blogathon from January 20th to the 23rd. It was a lot of fun to have a flip of the coin settle the topic for the contributors.  Day 1   Day 2   Day 3   Day 4  read more

Giants and Toys

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Jan 22, 2022

(1958) Directed by Yasuzô Masumura; Written by Yoshio Shirasaka; Based on the novel by Takeshi Kaikô; Starring: Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Hitomi Nozoe, Hideo Takamatsu, Michiko Ono; Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating: ****  “You’re behind the times. You don’t understand the age read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jan 22, 2022

The growth of the film industry no doubt also opened the door to many new job opportunities. In the case of B.S. Moss, Moss followed his calling to build a large and prestigious theater chain in New York. To this day, Moss Management continues to keep his theater chain alive, surviving the transitio read more

The Warlords of Atlantis ( 1978 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 22, 2022

An incredible tale of terror and suspense .....above and below the sea! So reads the tagline to Warlords of Atlantis, another one of director Kevin Connor's sci-fi adventure films of the 1970s. In this story, American inventor Greg Collinson ( Doug McClure ) and British scientist Charles A read more

Screen Capture Theatre: "Torch Song," or the Lone Arranger

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Jan 21, 2022

OK, I think we can all agree it's been a tough couple of weeks months years. But buck up! If there's one thing we understand here at Screen Capture Theatre, it's that nothing puts a positive spin on the world like a ... Joan Crawford musical?In this 1953 film, Joan Crawford plays Jenny Stewart read more

Fantastic at 50: Classic Movie Actresses

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Jan 20, 2022

Earlier this month I celebrated my 50th birthday, one of those milestone events that feels important even if the pandemic kept me from doing much to mark the occasion. Several years ago, when I was 42, I wrote a post about 42 year old classic movie actresses and the films they made at that age, so t read more

Silents are Golden: The One-Of-A-Kind Harry Langdon

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on Jan 20, 2022

Silents are Golden: The One-Of-A-Kind Harry Langdon For a long time, most silent comedians were very much of the same “type.” Their appearances might vary and some had more distinctly “dimwitted” personalities than others, but practically all of them had a similar level of easily excitable, read more

The Last Flight (1931) and The Lost Generation

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 20, 2022

The Last Flight could conceivably be tacked onto the end of The Dawn Patrol. Although there is only one full scene of aerial combat, it informs everything that’s to follow because this shared experience colors the lives of the men who pushed through it. Some of them have been pushed through i read more

Podcast: A Short History of Ridiculous Sponsor Interference

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Jan 20, 2022

For almost as long as there has been broadcasting, there has been commercial sponsorship. But from the 1930s through the 1960s, sponsors had an unusual amount of power because, through advertising agencies, they owned entire blocks of time on the program schedule and produced their own shows. In thi read more

Watching 1939: Waterfront (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jan 20, 2022

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

What is the mystery surrounding "The Red House"

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Jan 19, 2022

What is the mystery surrounding "The Red House" The Red House (1947) is a mystery written and directed by Delmer Daves and starring Edward G. Robinson, Lon McCallister, and Judith Anderson. The film score is by Miklos Rozsa. Others in the cast include Rory Calhoun, Julie London, and Allene read more

Dawn Patrol (1930) and The Numbing Cycle of War

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 18, 2022

  Taken in the context of his entire career, Dawn Patrol becomes a prototype for a plethora of later Howard Hawks pictures involving aviation and male bonding, including the likes of Ceiling Zero, Test Pilot, and certainly, Only Angels Have Wings. As a WWI pilot, Hawks has more than a passing read more

THE UMPTEENTH BLOGATION: 42nd Street, 1933

Caftan Woman Posted by on Jan 18, 2022

Theresa, the CineMaven herself is hosting The Umpteenth Blogathon on January 18th. A tribute to those movies which have an addictive hold on our moving pictures loving souls. Every fan has many such films and HERE we get to gush about one of them. My selection is the energetic, music-fille read more

Lives Behind the Legends: Cary Grant – Finding Happiness

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Arancha van der Veen on Jan 18, 2022

Lives Behind the Legends: Cary Grant – Finding Happiness “My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.“– Cary Grant If there ever was a quintessential classic Hollywood gentleman, it was Cary read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jan 18, 2022

In September 2021, I was delighted to join the West Coast Classic Film Bloggers Zoom Association (WCCFBZA) for an exciting trip to the Joel and Frances McCrea Ranch Foundation. I had not visited my favorite state on the map since 2019, so I was more than ready to soak up the sunshine and classic fil read more

The Roaring Twenties (1939): I'm an Absorber, Not an Observer

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jan 17, 2022

This is my entry in CineMaven's Essays From the Couch For the Umpteenth Blogathon. You know, movies you've seen so many times every word, look and outcome is carved in your heart? Click HERE for more cinematic obsessions by people like us... you know, movie nuts.The Roaring Twenties (1939)There are read more
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