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Sgt. Rock (2019, Bruce Timm)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Sep 13, 2019

Sgt. Rock is a bait and switch. But what’s got to be a pointless one. The bait is a fifteen minute “violent” Sgt. Rock cartoon with Karl Urban doing the voice. Only the character doesn’t get many lines and when he does, they’re usually barking orders lines. So basically it’s like Karl Urban read more

Happy Anniversary, Café – I Left My Heart Again…

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by The Lady Eve on Sep 13, 2019

On September 13, 2009, I published my first post as a contributor to Rick Armstrong’s newly inaugurated classic film blog, The Classic Film & TV Café!  That first piece of mine was titled, “I Left My Heart…Five San Francisco Favorites,” and in it I proceeded to list read more

A little Lombard and a lot of 'Movie Humor'

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 13, 2019

Carole Lombard is pictured with castmate Mayo Methot in this Columbia publicity still from 1932's "Virtue" (to be honest, I don't recall this scene in the film). It ran in an issue of Film Fun, a rather racy magazine appealing to men who liked to see women in their underthings -- and let's face it, read more

New Podcast: When Louis Met Dolly

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Sep 13, 2019

When Louis Armstrong first saw the sheet music for "Hello, Dolly," he was in low spirits. It was just 11 days after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and Armstrong was in a career lull. He also didn't think much of the song. But he recorded it like the pro he was, and while he was off p read more

The Sea Hawk (1940): Errol Flynn Against The Spanish Armada

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 12, 2019

Anyone who knows even a smidgeon about historical dates knows what the big to-do with 1588 is. If anything, 1588 automatically means the sinking of the Spanish Armada by Queen Elizabeth’s forces. So when a film opens in Spain in 1585 we already have a good idea of where we might be going. It& read more

90 Years of Grace Kelly: Announcing the 5th Wonderful Grace Kelly Blogathon!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Sep 12, 2019

2019 is a great year for movie addicts as we are celebrating the 90th birthday of three wonderful actresses: Jean Simmons, Audrey Hepburn, and Grace Kelly of course! If the first two have already been honour previously this year, November will be the time to celebrate the lovely and iconic Grace Ke read more

FEAR IN THE NIGHT On Blu-ray From Shout Factory

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Sep 12, 2019

It's another Region A Hammer release from Shout Factory--this time it's the 1972 psychological thriller FEAR IN THE NIGHT. In the early 1960s Jimmy Sangster wrote a number of twist-filled contemporary-set shockers that were made by Hammer and influenced by the French film LES DIABOLIQUES. Two of th read more

Classic Film Freak Posted by on Sep 12, 2019

On Blu-ray: James Cagney and Joan Blondell in Busby Berkeley's Footlight Parade (1933)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Sep 12, 2019

All film fans have their cinematic version of comfort food and mine is the musicals of choreographer Busby Berkeley. These busy, bubbly productions full of wit, beauty and excitement are pleasant to have on in the background, but deserving of the most devoted attention. I’m especially fond of read more

Noir Nook: Just the Facts on Double Indemnity

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Sep 12, 2019

Noir Nook: Just the Facts on Double Indemnity Not long ago, I was interviewed on a podcast about my very favorite film noir – Double Indemnity (1944). I had an absolute ball talking about the superb writing and direction, the distinctive cinematography and music, and the first-rate performances read more

You've got (snail) mail! An epistle history of Hollywood

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 12, 2019

Above is a letter Carole Lombard sent on Paramount stationery in February 1937 to a family in Maplewood, N.J., regretting that she could not accept their invitation to a daughter's birthday party because she was at work on her latest film, "Swing High, Swing Low." It's rather charming.Now a new book read more

book: Lisey’s Story (2006) by Stephen King

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Sep 12, 2019

A few days ago I read a Guardian interview with King in which he said that his favorites of his own books were Misery, The Stand and Lisey’s Story. While I’d read and appreciated Misery and The Stand (although not the oh gawd even flippin’ LONGER Director’s Cut version), I&# read more

TCM Names New Host for “Silent Sunday Nights”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Sep 12, 2019

TCM Names New Host for “Silent Sunday Nights” Jacqueline Stewart, the newest TCM host, will be introducing silent films on the channels popular “Silent Sunday Nights.” Stewart is “a  professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the Universit read more

Watching 1939: Intermezzo, A Love Story (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Sep 12, 2019

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

Right mag, wrong year, take two

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 11, 2019

In the case of this Carole Lombard fan magazine cover, it's deja vu all over again.More than six years ago, that fanmag was promoted on eBay as being from Modern Screen of January 1931. We were skeptical, did some research and found the issue in question was from January 1932, not '31 and explained read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Sep 11, 2019

Holy Cross Cemetery is a well-manicured Catholic cemetery located in Culver City, California. It is the resting place of many Catholic entertainers from Hollywood’s Golden Age, with many prominent burials being situated near the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto area. In addition to beautiful statua read more

Incident at a Corner (1960 TVM)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Sep 11, 2019

US / 49 minutes / color / Shamley, Alfred Hitchcock Productions, NBC Dir: Alfred Hitchcock Pr: Joan Harrison Scr: Charlotte Armstrong Story: Incident at a Corner (1957) by Charlotte Armstrong Cine: John L. Russell Cast: Vera Miles, George Peppard, Paul Hartman, Bob Sweeney, Leora Dana, Warren Berlin read more

The Notorious Landlady Wastes a Sterling Cast

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Sep 11, 2019

Kim Novak as the title character. With such a prestigious pedigree, I expected more from The Notorious Landlady (1962). Here's a British comedy headlined by Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, and Fred Astaire with a screenplay penned by the writers who were responsible for The Pink Panther movi read more


Stardust and Shadows Posted by Terry on Sep 11, 2019

Warner Brothers takes a dip into the non-gangster market with director William Keighley. He may have seen this as an assignment to get over and done with.  Keightley would work with James Cagney many times and  be in the director’s chair for  co direction credit  in THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN read more

Zone Troopers (1985, Danny Bilson)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Sep 11, 2019

The saddest thing about Zone Troopers is Biff Manard gives a fantastic performance and there’s no reason to see it. Nothing Manard could do would make Troopers worthwhile; it’s got so many problems—cast, direction, photography, editing, music, budget (though some of the effects are outstanding)—the read more