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Silver Screen Standards: The Court Jester (1955)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Jan 14, 2020

Silver Screen Standards: The Court Jester (1955) I turn to colorful, upbeat musicals whenever I feel sick or depressed, especially in the winter, when I most need a bright escape from dark, dreary days stuck indoors. Recently I found myself revisiting one of my very favorite examples of the genre read more

Drawing nearer

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jan 14, 2020

Ready for your close-up, Carole Lombard? We're only two days away from......the Carole Lombard Memorial Blogathon, where from Thursday through Sunday people will contribute entries relating to the life and films of one of Hollywood's iconic actresses and most beloved personalities.What will I contri read more

THE GIRL ON A MOTORCYCLE (1968)

Stardust and Shadows Posted by Terry on Jan 14, 2020

Sixties film making has a particular niche and creators pressed  new subject matter and techniques.   The rise of the ‘biker film,’ thought to be low budget drive in fare for the  teenagers more interested in making sure  the ‘wild oats’ were well stowed away. Many of these read more

Blood on the Moon (1948): A Robert Mitchum Horse Noir

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 13, 2020

This is admittedly nitpicky, but the title cards of Blood on the Moon are a bit jarring as the white-lettered names all but disappear into the sliver of light stretching across the otherwise black canvas of the screen. Thus, I missed out on about a fourth of the names in the cast. Opening credits a read more

Pretty Poison (1968)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jan 13, 2020

Pretty Poison Directed by Noel Black Lorenzo Sempel Jr. based on a novel by Stephen Geller 1968/US IMDb link First viewing/Amazon Instant Tuesday Weld and Anthony Perkins made this a must-see for me. Dennis Pitt (Perkins) is released from the psychiatric institution where he has been an inmate sinc read more

“Gun Crazy” to screen January 22

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Jan 13, 2020

“Gun Crazy” to screen January 22 Gun Crazy (1950) starring Peggy Cummins and John Dall will screen on January 22 at PianoForte, 1335 S. Michigan Ave. 2nd Floor. Admission is $5. Directed by Joseph H. Lewis, with a screenplay by Dalton Trumbo (credited as MacKinlay Kantor), Gun Craz read more

Grantchester (2014) s05e01

The Stop Button Posted by on Jan 13, 2020

It’s nice to have “Grantchester” back, especially since Robson Green doesn’t appear to have a complete jackass arc for this season. Though it’s arguably too soon to tell and he does bring in his mother-in-law (Paula Wilcox, I think) without consulting wife Kacey Ainsworth to help out around read more

The Brotherhood of the Bell

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jan 13, 2020

Glenn Ford as Andrew Patterson. During an induction ceremony into the Brotherhood of the Bell, St. George College student Philip Dunning is told that his secret society brethren will take care of him. They will mentor him, provide useful business contacts, and put him on the path to financial succe read more

Musical Monday: Doctor Dolittle (1967)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jan 13, 2020

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: Doctor Dolittle (1967) – read more

Carole: The stuff that dreams are made of?

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

This is the portrait of Carole Lombard the British Film Institute is using to promote its month-long tribute to her (https://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/1049699.html). My UK Facebook friend Sheila Bryans went to Southbank the other night to take in one of her films, and well, let's let her explain read more

The Punisher (2004) #43, Widowmaker, Part 1 (of 7)

The Stop Button Posted by on Jan 13, 2020

There’s barely any Frank in this issue. He opens it—gets the first two pages, then writer Garth Ennis shifts the action entirely to the villains. Frank’s been up against the mob, he’s been up against the Russians, he’s been up against big business, but now he’s up against a group of women read more

From the Archives: Paradise for Three ( 1938 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 13, 2020

Mary Astor and Frank Morgan, two great actors, are pictured here in this origianl publicity photo from the delightful MGM comedy Paradise for Three ( 1938 ). Mary Astor as Irene attempts to woo the elderly Mr. Tobler ( Morgan ) on their holiday in the Alps. read more

'Godfrey' rates 5th, and Rom Com Fest returns

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

It's no secret that Carole Lombard's "My Man Godfrey" is among the greatest romantic comedies in movie history. Now to my pleasure, a noted film site has validated its status.At its "Romance Central" site, RottenTomatoes.com has selected the 1936 screwball pic, which co-stars Lombard's ex William Po read more

Roxanne (1987, Fred Schepisi)

The Stop Button Posted by on Jan 12, 2020

Roxanne is a charming romantic comedy. Wait, I think it might need an additional qualifier—it’s a charming romantic situational comedy. I’m not one to sit around and debate stakes with romantic comedies, but even for a romantic comedy… Roxanne’s got some low stakes. Maybe because of how closely read more

Yesterday (2019): How I Longed for a Bit More

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 11, 2020

The majority of movies have to fight to earn our allegiance. However, Yesterday really does have a foolproof premise because, from the outset, it can bank on a viewership who will already have memories crowded with the Beatles and as the Fab Four play a key role in the story, you already have a huge read more

Monsters and Matinees: Tiny terrors bring big thrills

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Toni Ruberto on Jan 11, 2020

Have you ever felt a weird sensation on your leg and reached down to bat it away? Or thought you saw something on the floor and jerked your leg thinking it was a spider – or worse? Me too. A lot. As much as I am fascinated by movies with oversized bugs, I also am intrigued by the opposite – read more

Watchmen (2019) s01e09 – See How They Fly

The Stop Button Posted by on Jan 11, 2020

I’ve been trying to gin up enthusiasm to write about this “Watchmen” finale all day. Though, if I think hard enough, I’m sure I’ll be able to come up with a compliment. Something like… thanks to “Watchmen: The Series,” Robert Wisdom’s most… unappreciative recent casting is no longer read more

Drugoe Litso (2008 TVM)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Jan 11, 2020

vt Another Face Russia / 93 minutes / color, with some sepia & white / Mostelefilm, Star Media Dir: Igor Shternberg  Pr: Aleksandr Razarionov, Valentin Opaliov, Vlad Riashin Scr: Yelena Gustova Cine: Yan Voronovskiy Cast: Aleksandra Afanasyeva-Shevchuk, Ilya Liubimov, Dmitri Volkov, Elena Ruchki read more

Lots of Lombard for a (potentially) little price

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

It's possible that by the end of next week, someone could acquire seven Carole Lombard movies on DVD...and pay less than a dollar for each film. (Before shipping and handling, of course).OK, the DVDs in question date from 2005 and 2006, respectively -- but they're apparently in good shape. Several o read more

Girl in Gold Boots (1968) – Mini-Review

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jan 11, 2020

Girl in Gold Boots Directed by Ted V. Mikels Written by Leighton J. Peatman, Art Names, John T. Wilson 1968/US IMDb link First viewing/YouTube   Critter: Oh, that’s what you think, baby. Tarnish isn’t a strong enough word for what he’ll do to you. Try “corrode” for read more
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