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Battle Beyond the Stars

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on May 28, 2022

(1980) Directed by Jimmy T. Murakami; Written by John Sayles; Story by Anne Dyer; Starring: Richard Thomas, Darlanne Fluegel, John Saxon, Robert Vaughn, George Peppard, Sybil Danning, Sam Jaffe and Morgan Woodward; Available on Blu-ray and DVD  Rating: ***½  This post is part of the read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on May 27, 2022

A truck. That's it. How cruel can we be! Of course, there are two men in the picture but good luck trying to figure out who they are. The truck has mud splattered on it, too....if that helps. As always, if you are not familiar with the rules of The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie game or the pr read more

Show People (1928): Marion Davies Laughs

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on May 27, 2022

Some might recall one of the reasons given for Citizen Kane not actually being based on William Randolph Hearst is Welles’s assertion that Marion Davies was no washed-up actress being propped up by her influential husband. In fact, it’s easy to imagine Hearst being more like a Howard Hu read more

Rating The Hammer Dracula Films Starring Christopher Lee

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on May 27, 2022

 Today marks the 100th anniversary of Christopher Lee. I've decided to mark this occasion by ranking the Hammer Dracula films which starred Lee. The format is much the same as yesterday's ranking of the Hammer Frankenstein films starring Peter Cushing. One aspect of the Hammer Draculas tha read more

The Corman-verse Blogathon Is Here – Day 2 Recap

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on May 27, 2022

 We’re back for Day 2 of the Corman-Verse Blogathon! Enjoy this small-but-mighty round of posts, from a couple of talented bloggers. If you’re planning to participate but not quite ready, never fear, we’ll incude your link for Day 3. Post a comment below, email me at barry_c read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 26, 2022

Dr. Annette Bochenek loves to take Hometowns to Hollywood on the road–in person or virtually–in order to offer fun and engaging presentations about Hollywood’s Golden Age. Her presentations range from focusing on various subjects related to Golden Age Hollywood, in addition to pres read more

Ranking The Hammer Frankenstein Films Starring Peter Cushing

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on May 26, 2022

 On this day in 1913, Peter Cushing was born. I usually write a Cushing-themed post on this day, and for this year I decided to rank the six Hammer films in which the actor portrayed Baron Frankenstein. Playing Victor Frankenstein in Hammer's first color Gothic film, THE CURSE OF FRANKENST read more

The Corman-verse Blogathon Is Here – Day 1 Recap

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on May 26, 2022

 Welcome to the Corman-verse, a three-day blogging event, honoring legendary filmmaker Roger Corman! At age 96, Mr. Corman is still going strong, with more than 500 credits to his name, and a list of protégés longer than your arm. Yours Truly and my exceptional co-host, Gill Jacob of Realweegie read more

The Bowery (1933) and Jumping Off Brooklyn Bridge

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on May 25, 2022

There is an immediate sense The Bowery was meant to capitalize on Wallace Beery and Jackie Cooper’s success in The Champ from the year prior, as well as the rising stock of George Raft after Scarface. In short, the creative paring works quite well because although Beery was the highest-paid ta read more

Western RoundUp: Forty Guns (1957)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Laura Grieve on May 24, 2022

Western RoundUp: Forty Guns (1957) In last month’s column I took a look at Ambush at Cimarron Pass (1958), which I described as a “rather middling movie” which I nonetheless enjoyed. Forty Guns (1957) Movie Poster This time around I’ll discuss a f read more

In Review – Girls on Film: Lessons from a Life of Watching Women in Movies (2022)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on May 24, 2022

If you’re a fan of TCM, you’re already familiar with Alicia Malone, who has been one of the hosts on the network since 2018. A native of Australia, Malone is the author of three books: Backwards and in Heels: The Past, Present and Future of Women Working in Film (2017); The Female Gaze: Essential read more

Me and My Gal (1932): Spencer Tracy and Joan Bennett

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

Spencer Tracy falls easily into the role of an Irish cop on the beat, Danny Dolan, working in the heart of the pier on the Lower East Side. What stands out immediately is his humanity and good-natured benevolence extended to his neighbors. In a matter of minutes, he’s nabbed himself a banana, read more

Book Review: The Films of Delmer Daves by Douglas Horlock

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on May 23, 2022

At long last, the career of Delmer Daves, one of Hollywood's most under-appreciated filmmakers, has received an in-depth, scholarly treatment courtesy of Douglas Horlock's The Films of Delmer Daves: Visions of Progress in Mid-Twentieth Century America (University of Mississippi Press, 248 pages read more

Musical Monday: Maytime (1937)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on May 23, 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: Maytime (1937) – Musical read more

Mere Oberon, George Sanders, and Laird Cregar in "The Lodger"

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on May 23, 2022

Mere Oberon, George Sanders, and Laird Cregar in "The Lodger" The Lodger (1944) is an American horror-suspense film directed by John Brahm and starring Merle Oberon, George Sanders, and Laird Cregar. The film is based on Jack the Ripper and is a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's silent version, read more

Announcing The MGM Blogathon!

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

Get Ready to Roar! To celebrate one of the greatest film studios of Hollywood, the grand-daddy of them all, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Silver Scenes will be hosting The MGM Blogathon that will take place right smack In the Good Ol' Summertime - June 26-28th, 2022. It will be a three-day read more

The Right Stuff

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

 (1983) Written and directed by Philip Kaufman; Based on the book The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe; Starring: Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Quaid, Fred Ward, Veronica Cartwright, Lance Henriksen, Harry Shearer and Jeff Goldblum; Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating: * read more

THE CURSE OF THE CRYING WOMAN

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on May 21, 2022

 The Mexican legend of "La Llorona", or the Crying Woman, has been the basis of several films. THE CURSE OF THE CRYING WOMAN (original title LA MALDICION DE LA LLORONA) is an excellent black & white 1961 Mexican film dealing with the character. The movie starts with a pre-title sequenc read more

Of Human Bondage (1934): Bette Davis Ascends

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on May 21, 2022

“There’s usually one who loves and one who is loved.” Philip Carey (Leslie Howard) is a sympathetic man who made a go at an artist’s life in Paris. However, a mentor tells him to move on; worse than a failure, he’s a mediocre talent. Although he has the industry, he la read more

Dell Movie Classics: The Lost World ( 1960 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on May 21, 2022

In the 1950s, Dell Comics launched a fantastic movie tie-in series that featured comic books of current hit films. The majority of the titles they chose for this series were aimed at children, so Walt Disney titles often graced the cover of their comics, but also a good number of action and adventur read more
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