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Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Mar 20, 2020

Welcome to Paramount p1202-1259, a Carole Lombard portrait I've never seen before. (I apologize for the lines on the illustration, but that's how it was presented, and you may shortly discover why.) Moreover, this pic is an original that features a studio snipe on the back:That snipe, in close-up:"T read more

Legends of Tomorrow (2016) s05e08 – Romeo V. Juliet: Dawn of Justness

The Stop Button Posted by on Mar 20, 2020

It’s another big win good episode of “Legends.” It’s the farewell episode for Brandon Routh and Courtney Ford, which has all sorts of feelings but also Routh not being able to tell best bro Nick Zano the truth. Routh and Ford tell everyone else they’re leaving—in this great line for the read more

The Last Picture Show (1971): Peter Bogdanovich and Timeless Cinema

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 19, 2020

“People can’t sneeze in this town without someone offering him a handkerchief” – Eileen Brennan as Genevieve Always the compelling raconteur, among his plethora of yarns, Peter Bogdanovich can be heard telling the one about how he was first introduced to his source material. read more

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018, J.A. Bayona)

The Stop Button Posted by on Mar 19, 2020

After a strong dinosaur suspense opening, with some futuristic submersible entering the closed Jurassic World bay to get something off the seafloor, Fallen Kingdom shockingly quickly becomes a remake of the first Jurassic Park sequel, Lost World. Like, so much you wish there were more in it so Davi read more

'But Is It Love?' update: The script exists!

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Mar 19, 2020

When Carole Lombard stopped at Salt Lake City's train station on Jan. 13, 1942, she was probably focused on the upcoming war bond rally in Indianapolis. But in the back of her mind, she may have occasionally thought about her career, and the script she planned to film after her next picture, "He Kis read more

Silents are Golden: The Mysterious Disappearance of Louis Le Prince

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on Mar 19, 2020

Silents are Golden: The Mysterious Disappearance of Louis Le Prince If I asked you to name the first person who ever shot moving images on film, what would your guess be? Thomas Edison? The Lumière brothers? Someone more familiar to film buffs, like William K.-L. Dickson? Maybe you would try to read more

Neil Simon's Murder By Death

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Mar 19, 2020

Peter Falk as Sam Diamond. Wealthy eccentric Lionel Twain has invited the world's six greatest detectives to his isolated mansion for "dinner and murder." Once his guests have been assembled, Twain reveals that a murder will take place at midnight and the first detective to unveil the killer will r read more

Watching 1939: Tail Spin (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Mar 19, 2020

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

Classic Feel-Good Movies for Shut-Ins

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Mar 19, 2020

So you’re shut in and feeling glum. Watching the news isn’t good for your blood pressure. So put away those updates for few hours, cut off that cable news, and melt into these classics. They’ll make you smile. The More the Merrier. You know what’s interesting to watch when yo read more

On Blu-ray: Natalie Wood in Penelope (1966)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Mar 18, 2020

I fell in love with Penelope (1966) when this candy-colored crime caper streamed on the dearly departed FilmStruck service. It’s got a stunning cast, led by the bright-eyed Natalie Wood and features a sprightly early soundtrack by John Williams, adorably credited as “Johnny Williams.R read more

Hunters (2020) s01e08 – The Jewish Question

The Stop Button Posted by on Mar 18, 2020

Well… while this issue has some great stuff for Carol Kane and Saul Rubinek, pretty much everyone else is at the other end of the stick, which seems like a mixed metaphor but basically there’s some not great acting this episode. The Nazis blowing up a subway was the final straw to convince Logan read more

Hunters (2020) s01e07 – Shalom Motherf***er

The Stop Button Posted by on Mar 18, 2020

“Hunters” and the secret history of July 13, 1977! It doesn’t just tie into an actual historical event, it causes an actual historical event. It also then directly ties into Summer of Sam then… I wonder if you could cut the entire movie into “Hunters” and just have it be a subplot. The Nazis read more

Hunters (2020) s01e09 – The Great Ole Nazi Cookout of ’77

The Stop Button Posted by on Mar 18, 2020

“Hunters” must’ve had the same thought I did about hammering in the point “Operation Paperclip” was a real thing as this one starts with another of the show’s overly stylized, retro PSA videos. But it doesn’t need the history lesson for this episode, because this episode is where everything read more

Hunters (2020) s01e10 – Eilu v’ Eilu

The Stop Button Posted by on Mar 18, 2020

So when I thought “Hunters” was going to use the tenth episode to set up next season… turns out I was mistaken. There’s some setup for next season, complete with some betrayals and cast changes and very big surprise surprises, but it’s mostly a resolution to this season. To things the show read more

Plurality (2012)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Mar 18, 2020

US / 14 minutes / color / Traffik Dir: Dennis Liu Pr: Jonathan Hsu, Dennis Liu Scr: Ryan Condal Cine: Jon Chen Cast: Jeff Nissani, Samantha Strelitz, John Di Domenico, Wesli Spencer, Janice Marie, Scott Wallace Jr., Leah Goldman A striking piece of science fiction neonoir, set in near-future New Yo read more

Immaculate, 'Invaluable' images

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Mar 18, 2020

We all know Carole Lombard loved animals, and the above image of her canine and feline menagerie is not uncommon. However, until today, I didn't know that pic was part of her Paramount p1202 collection.Past versions I've seen cropped the bottom, so we didn't see its p1202 number (p1202-1442) or that read more

The Secret of Boyne Castle ( 1969 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 18, 2020

Walt Disney Studios produced a number of great made-for-television films for their series The Wonderful World of of which was The Secret of Boyne Castle. This grand little Irish adventure flick was aired on NBC in three one-hour segments between the weeks of February 9-23 in 1969.  read more

All Rise (2019) s01e17 – I Love You, You’re Perfect, I Think

The Stop Button Posted by on Mar 18, 2020

Despite a forced start with Jessica Camacho and roomie and BFF Lindsay Mendez going hiking in some canyon before work and not finding a body, with some particularly forced angst from Camacho regarding boyfriend J. Alex Brinson declaring his love for her, the episode works out to be one of “All Ris read more

All Rise (2019) s01e18 – The Tale of Three Arraignments

The Stop Button Posted by on Mar 18, 2020

I think I know “All Rise” continuity better than the writers because when they introduce previously unmentioned Third Musketeer Ryan Michelle Bathe (she went to law school with Simone Missick and Wilson Bethel), they bend the backstory about Missick and Bethel knowing each other as kids. Or they read more

Duel (1971): The Stirring Success of a Young Spielberg

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 17, 2020

Duel stands as a stirring reminder that this is the same Steven Spielberg who brazenly got himself on the Universal lot because he needed to be in as close proximity to movies by any means possible. There was no other alternative. Here is a young, brash filmmaker, part Hitchcock, part Truffaut, and read more