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Monsters and Matinees: In search of the Yeti

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Toni Ruberto on Jan 8, 2022

Horror movies of the 1950s fed off real world fears in a way – it feels so wrong to say – many of us have enjoyed. Paranoia about nuclear war and Communism, among other threats, were turned into a horror movie industry of big bugs (Them!), radioactive horrors (Day the World Ended) and alien attacks read more

Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Jan 8, 2022

Guillermo del Toro is one of the most interesting filmmakers and beloved flimmakers in the world today, and he has held that position in our minds and hearts since we saw the little masterpiece called El espinazo del diablo (The Devil’s Backbone) . as I am highly fond of Pan’s Labyrinth. As today read more

Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Jan 8, 2022

The Untold Story of the Women Who Transformed the World of Disney and Made Cinematic History “From Snow White to Moana, from Pinocchio to Frozen, the animated films of Walt Disney Studios have moved and entertained millions. But few fans know that behind these groundbreaking features was an read more

A STUDY IN SCARLET (1933) On Blu-ray From The Film Detective

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jan 8, 2022

 The only film in THE SHERLOCK HOLMES VAULT COLLECTION Blu-ray set that does not have Arthur Wontner as Sherlock Holmes is A STUDY IN SCARLET (1933), made at the low-budget Tiffany Studio in Hollywood. Character actor Reginald Owen plays Holmes. Members of a secretive group called the Scar read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jan 7, 2022

Actress Sylvia Sidney is best remembered for her roles in Pre Code films, such as Merrily We Go to Hell (1932), among many others. While her films are quite enjoyable, so too is her recipe for cherry pudding! With this particular recipe, I expected to yield a creamy, spoonable pudding; however, look read more

The Horror! Scary Made-for-TV Movies of the 1970s

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Jan 7, 2022

When I was writing my "Incredible Inman" column I received a lot of questions about made-for-TV movies of the 1970s -- scary ones, specifically. Here are the top five, from the bottom up:5. "Gargoyles" (originally aired November 21, 1972 on The New CBS Tuesday Night Movies): Set in the American Sout read more

Safe in Hell (1931): Greater Than Pre-Code Expectations

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 6, 2022

“Have a little faith will yuh? There’s a great big plan that we don’t get. But the fella that’s made the plan knows what it’s all about.” Safe in Hell leans into its title as fire literally crackles behind the opening credits.  The story’s origins begin on read more

Classic Movie Travels: Betty White

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jan 6, 2022

Classic Movie Travels: Betty White Betty White Betty White was an American actress and comedian who has worked across many different mediums and is a beloved icon today. He career has spanned over nine decades within the entertainment industry, with her having the distinction of being one of t read more

Screen Capture Theatre: Zero Hour!, or Plane Crazy

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Jan 6, 2022

On Screen Capture Theatre we condense a movie into a concise, but thrilling, handful of images. Today we feature the first airplane disaster movie, "Zero Hour," from 1957. A great film tells its story solely through visuals. And I guess "Zero Hour!" does, too. Herewith we present the film in read more

SHERLOCK HOLMES' FATAL HOUR On Blu-ray From The Film Detective

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jan 5, 2022

 Included in The Film Detective's THE SHERLOCK HOLMES VAULT COLLECTION Blu-ray set is the first film starring English actor Arthur Wontner as the Great Detective. SHERLOCK HOLMES' FATAL HOUR (1931) was a British production, released in that country as THE SLEEPING CARDINAL. The story is lo read more

Harry Belafonte and Robert Ryan are up against the “Odds Against Tomorrow”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Jan 5, 2022

Harry Belafonte and Robert Ryan are up against the “Odds Against Tomorrow” Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) is an American film noir, produced and directed by Robert Wise and starring Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, and Shelley Winters. The film features a jazz film score directed by read more

Grandma Dixie Is on the Air!: The Story Continues

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Jan 5, 2022

My Grandma Dixie was a working musician in the Louisville area from the 1930s until the early 1980s, winding up her career with a weekly gig at the Louisville Boat Club, if memory serves. Her ability to play piano by ear led to her popularity and steady employment over those decades. One of the musi read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jan 5, 2022

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 guidelines, some of the institutions hosting Hometowns to Hollywood events have moved from in-person to virtual. I am reposting this listing of programs to reflect the most up-to-date information for January programs. Dr. Annette Bochenek loves to take Hometowns to Hollywood o read more

Grandma Dixie Is on the Air!

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Jan 4, 2022

My dad's mother grew up in Missouri in the early 1900s, and she had a unique talent -- she could play piano by ear. She could hear a song and then, instinctively, pound it out on a keyboard. No training. No lessons. This became her livelihood -- she first earned money accompanying silent movies, and read more

Other Men’s Women (1931): Moving Pictures are Alive

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

There’s an underlying sense that The Other Men’s Women was a primitive picture and yet it has a plucky energy as if it doesn’t know any better. Warner Bros. was at the cutting edge of talking pictures and Vitaphone wasn’t exactly old hat. The medium was still in its relative read more

THE SHERLOCK HOLMES VAULT COLLECTION On Blu-ray From The Film Detective

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jan 3, 2022

 THE SHERLOCK HOLMES VAULT COLLECTION is a new Blu-ray set from The Film Detective company, and it contains four films featuring the great detective that were made in the 1930s. Three of the films were made in England, and star Arthur Wontner as Holmes: SHERLOCK HOLMES' FATAL HOUR (aka THE SLEE read more

Musical Monday: So This Is Love (1953)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jan 3, 2022

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: So This is Love (1953) – read more

Seven Things to Know about Yvonne Craig

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jan 3, 2022

1. Yvonne Craig studied ballet at age 16 as the youngest member of The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. After three years, she left the company and wound up cast opposite Patrick Wayne (John's son) in 1959's The Young Land. Craig occasionally got opportunities to display her dancing skills in film and T read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jan 3, 2022

George Cukor was a prolific studio director, famously winning the Academy Award for Best Director for My Fair Lady (1964). Prior to its release, Cukor had already been well established as a director of Hollywood’s early sound era, collaborating with the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Rosalind Rus read more

Top of the World: 15 Favourite New-to-Me Films Watched in 2021

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Jan 2, 2022

Earlier today, I confirmed, thanks to Letterboxd (the social network of cinephiles), that I had seen a total of 199 new-to-me films in 2021. Not bad! That included fiction films, documentaries, short, medium-length and feature films. I might have forgotten to register some. I don’t know. So, l read more
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