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Pulp (2020)

The Stop Button Posted by on Jun 17, 2020

Pulp is good. I would’ve liked it a lot more with a different ending, instead of the same ending writer Ed Brubaker has used at least once before—but it’s such a distinctive, painfully obvious a reveal it sticks with me a decade after I first read it in Criminal. Though maybe he’s just trying read more

Frasier (1993) s02e06 – The Botched Language of Cranes

The Stop Button Posted by on Jun 17, 2020

There’s a really bad line in this episode—written by Joe Keenan, back after a big success with his first script a few episodes ago—about Kelsey Grammer not being willing to emcee a Catholic Church charity event but willing to do the “Miss Teenage Seattle” one. So. Ew. Nineties. Also it comes read more

A virtual video tribute from Indy

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jun 17, 2020

Carole Lombard's fateful final full day of life, in Indianapolis on Jan. 15, 1942, has been commemorated on YouTube via the Indianapolis Propylaeum, a local non-profit group which I believe has much of the furniture from Lombard's suite at the Claypool Hotel, where she stayed for the war bond rally read more

Doctor Who (2005) s02e01 – New Earth

The Stop Button Posted by on Jun 17, 2020

I just realized—while I was watching New Earth, which aired almost four months after the Christmas special, it never occurred to me how weird it is the show doesn’t try to establish Billie Piper’s relationship with the new Doctor (David Tennant). They have a bunch of scenes together but most of read more

“The Furies,” the first western from legendary director Anthony Mann

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Jun 17, 2020

“The Furies,” the first western from legendary director Anthony Mann The Furies (1950) is an American western directed by Anthony Mann, produced by Hal Wallis, and starring Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, and Walter Huston in his final film performance. Director Anthony Mann got h read more


GlamAmor Posted by on Jun 16, 2020

Last weekend, more than 200 fans of film and fashion got together to celebrate the early life and style of Joan Crawford! I couldn't have asked for a better audience for the first in my 6-part online Pre-Code series THE STYLE OF SIN.  The Pre-Code era of Hollywood refers to the years be read more

Devs (2020) s01e03

The Stop Button Posted by on Jun 16, 2020

About three-quarters through this episode, when I was wondering if Alex Garland had indeed both written and directed this episode as well because it sure doesn’t have as much of the directorial flourish as the two previous episodes, I also realized the show’s closed its open questions. Three-quarte read more

Lombard and Raft...headed to the horizontal dance?

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jun 16, 2020

If reports are true, Carole Lombard didn't lose her virginity until she was 20, apparently to Howard Hughes (https://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/11206.html). But though she was relatively late to the bedroom, Carole came to enjoy her sexuality, having an array of partners in ensuing years. (And I' read more

The Funny Papers: In Praise of Hildy and His Girl Friday

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Kellee Pratt on Jun 16, 2020

In Praise of Hildy and HIS GIRL FRIDAY A raven-haired beauty. She’s a tall drink of water and commands the room with her confidence and radiance, with a wit as sharp as her perfectly slanted hat and Kalloch suit. Only Rosalind Russell as Hildy Johnson could go toe-to-toe with Cary Grant as read more

Classic Conversations: Oscar-Nominated Ronee Blakley Talks About Her Iconic Role as Barbara Jean on the 45th Anniversary of Robert Altman’s ‘Nashville’

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Danny Miller on Jun 15, 2020

I’ve always been reluctant to list my favorite films in order of preference. There are so many styles and genres of films that I love, why force an apples-and-oranges comparison? While I could easily draw up up a list of 100 movies that have had an impact on me, it would be almost impossible read more

Review: An American in Paris (1951): Gene Kelly’s Love Letter to France

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 15, 2020

It’s no secret that Gene Kelly had a deep abiding affection for France. He was fluent in the language also becoming the first American ever bestowed the honor of arranging a show for the Paris Opera. He would be honored with the Chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur in 1960 and, of course, read more

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu)

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Jun 15, 2020

In Portrait of a Lady on Fire, there’s a moment where the characters discuss the fate of Orpheus and Eurydice. Sophie, the third wheel, argues, why would Orpheus turn around when he was told not to or he would lose his love? I like Marianne’s explanation, “He chooses the memory of her. That’s read more

Marilyn: Behind the Icon – Clash by Night

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Gary Vitacco-Robles on Jun 15, 2020

CRKO’s Clash By Night, Marilyn Monroe’s thirteenth film, opens with a dramatic soundtrack as waves crash against coastal rocks, director Fritz Lang’s metaphor for the sexual tension to follow. Worldly but weary Mae Doyle (Barbara Stanwyck) returns home to a small fishing village after read more

Musical Monday: Pepe (1960)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jun 15, 2020

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: Pepe (1960) – Musical read more

A p1202 so leggy, yet so negative

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jun 15, 2020

Earlier in the 1920s, Carole Lombard's legs propelled her to victory in junior high and high school track events. By decade's end, those legs lifted her to cinematic triumphs in Mack Sennett comedies and in Pathe publicity stills such as this, where sex appeal was a selling point. By the time she be read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jun 14, 2020

I have long maintained that the greatest film director of them all was John Ford. I've seen nearly every one of his films that are available--but it wasn't until this weekend that I was able to watch his final theatrical feature, 7 WOMEN, released by MGM in 1966.  The decade of the 1960s was read more

The great Lombard beauty mystery

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jun 14, 2020

It wasn't meant as a birthday present for Carole & Co., but we'll view it as one. Sanniya Harmony, who's done scores of gorgeous Lombard collages, issued one yesterday, one I'm happy to share with you. It precedes this mysterious piece about the actress:It's from a fan magazine, apparently in late 1 read more

Doctor Who (2005) s01e13 – The Parting of the Ways

The Stop Button Posted by on Jun 14, 2020

This episode just ought to be called Deusest Ex Machina because it turns out everything this season has been building towards is a giant reset for the series. Which does make sense, given the Doctor gets reborn whenever they recast, but it completely dismisses the idea of Christopher Eccleston havi read more

Alastair MacLean's The Guns of Navarone

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jun 14, 2020

A long movie that doesn't seem long is a carefully-crafted motion picture. Such is the case with The Guns of Navarone (1961), which clocks in at a brisk 158 minutes. Based on Alastair MacLean's 1957 novel, it tells the story of a small military team tasked with destroying two huge German gun read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jun 13, 2020

The 1966 British science fiction film THEY CAME FROM BEYOND SPACE has been released on Region A Blu-ray by Kino Lorber. It is an Amicus production, directed by Freddie Francis with a script by Milton Subotsky. Somewhere in England, a group of meteorites, flying in a perfect "V" formation, land read more