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Land of the Dead (2005, George A. Romero), the director’s cut

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Sep 5, 2019

While Land of the Dead is almost always an unfortunate misfire, it’s also never an unmitigated disaster. It’s full of missed opportunities, but they’re usually missed because director Romero just can’t crack the scene. And when he doesn’t crack a set piece, he often goes in the entirely different read more

A Besta de Berlim (1939) / Hitler – Beast of Berlin (1939)

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Sep 5, 2019

A Besta de Berlim (1939) / Hitler – Beast of Berlin (1939) Alguns dias atrás lembramos os 80 anos desde o começo da Segunda Guerra Mundial. O filme de baixo orçamento “A Besta de Berlim” estreou um mês após o início da guerra. Trata-se de um artefato histórico muito read more

The Naked Dawn (1955): An Edgar G. Ulmer Western

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 5, 2019

The western is founded on certain unifying archetypes, from drifters to revenge stories, showdowns and the westward progress of civilization butting up against the lawless wilderness. It always proved a fitting genre for morality plays and deeply thematic ideas. The tradition of the bank robbery goe read more

book: Distress Signals (2017) by Catherine Ryan Howard

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Sep 5, 2019

A few months ago I read and raved about Catherine Ryan Howard’s second novel, The Liar’s Girl (2018), and promptly resolved to read her first. As is my wont, I left a period of grace between the two books (and will do so likewise between this one and her just-published third outing, Rew read more

Only her hairdresser knew for sure

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 5, 2019

Every star actress treasures her hairdresser, and Carole Lombard was no exception. As proof. note this 11" x 14" autographed photo she signed to hers, someone named "Porter" -- specifically it reads, "To Porter Dear Loads of My Love Carole." (This Porter apparently did the hair of many other notable read more

An Interview with Barbara Bain

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Sep 5, 2019

Barbara Bain was born in Chicago and attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she studied sociology and philosophy. After graduating in 1952, she moved to New York to study dance with acclaimed dancer and choreographer Martha Graham. She became interested in acting, studied with read more

Classic Movie Travels: Adriana Caselotti

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annette Bochenek on Sep 5, 2019

Classic Movie Travels: Adriana Caselotti Adriana Caselotti When one reflects upon voice actors and the many animated features in which they have worked, some individuals and their characters are iconic or inseparable from one another. Some vocal actors are publicly known for offering their voi read more

Watching 1939: Mad Youth (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Sep 5, 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

Rd 2 of The Muscle Car Tourney now underway

All Good Things Posted by monty on Sep 5, 2019

Ladies and gentlemen start your engines as round 2 is now underway.. Rd 2: Which muscle car do you like better? Rd 2: Which muscle car do you like better? Rd 2: Which muscle car do you like better? Rd 2: Which muscle car do you like better? Rd 2: Which muscle car do you lik read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Sep 4, 2019

When visiting Hollywood for the first time, I would strongly encourage a trip to the Hollywood Museum. Situated just off of Hollywood Boulevard inside of the historic Max Factor Building, visitors will find a wide array of collections, including costumes, memorabilia, and more, relating to the hist read more

THE ALAN LADD BLOGATHON: Appointment with Danger (1950)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Sep 4, 2019

Pale Writer Gabriela is hosting The Man Who Would Be Shane: The Alan Ladd Blogathon on September 3-6. Click HERE for the tributes to the beloved star. The danger alluded to in the title of this film is in the form of a gang with plans for a big heist from the Postal Service, specific read more

On Blu-ray: Sidney Poitier and in A Patch of Blue (1965)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Sep 4, 2019

Though awarded and appreciated in its time, I’ve never felt that A Patch of Blue (1965) has gotten the attention it deserves. As a showcase for a pair of Sidney Poitier and Shelley Winter’s best performances, a wonderful debut for the delicate Elizabeth Hartman, and a tribute to the pow read more

Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Sep 4, 2019

It’s said that Quentin Tarantio has called his latest film, Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood, his Magnum Opus. Whether his fans agree or disagree, to call the 9th out of the 10 planned feature films of his career his most important piece is daring and begs us to pay close attention. To savor eve read more

The Trespasser (1947)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Sep 4, 2019

US / 70 minutes / bw / Republic Dir: George Blair Assoc Pr: William J. O’Sullivan Scr: Jerry Gruskin, Dorrell McGowan, Stuart E. McGowan Story: Jerry Sackheim, Erwin Gelsey Cine: John Alton Cast: Dale Evans, Warren Douglas, Janet Martin, Douglas Fowley, Adele Mara, Gregory Gay (i.e., Gregory Gaye), read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Sep 4, 2019

Have I seen every bizarre old horror/science fiction movie? Certainly not. There's plenty I haven't gotten around to, or haven't had the time--or the inclination--to view. But yesterday I did take the opportunity to watch one of the most infamous films ever made--TROG, the 1970 British production th read more

Academy Museum update

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 4, 2019

I'm currently having difficulties using my laptop to create Carole & Co. entries, so in the meantime, I'm going to plan B. And we'll begin by examining the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, set to open in 2020.The museum site,, provides a feel for what the place wi read more

Classic Films in Focus: THE OLD DARK HOUSE (1932)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Sep 4, 2019

Of course it's a dark and stormy night when Raymond Massey, Gloria Stuart, and Melvyn Douglas stumble into a strange old house whose occupants are even more menacing than the raging floods outside, and director James Whale milks the atmosphere for all it's worth in this delightfully dire horror come read more

The Desperate Hours (1955) Bogart Vs. March

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 3, 2019

As the credits roll, the camera zooms its way down a residential street but doesn’t feel natural. It’s like a peering gaze casing the scene as music hammers away in the background. What makes the imagery more disconcerting is that this tranquil picture-perfect suburbia could be plucked read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Sep 3, 2019

Of the many cemeteries situated throughout the Los Angeles area, the Forest Lawn name is one of the most prestigious. Forest Lawn Memorial Park–Hollywood Hills is one of six Forest Lawn cemeteries located in Southern California, situated on the lower north slope of the Santa Monica Mountains, read more

Son of Godzilla (1967)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Sep 3, 2019

Son of Godzilla (Kaijuto no kessen:Gojiro no musuko) Directed by Jun Fukuda Written by Shinichi Sekizawa and Kaue Shinba 1967/Japan Tojo Company First viewing/Criterion Channe   This was perfectly entertaining fluff for a day mostly spent packing. Japanese scientists seem to be attracted to is read more