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Blade (1998, Stephen Norrington)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Oct 31, 2019

Back when the movie came out—on DVD, anyway—I tried watching Blade 1 a couple times. The first time I turned it off before I was twenty minutes in, which used to be a soft rule (give the movie twenty minutes, depending on runtime); I think I gave it until Stephen Dorff showed up, then had to stop. read more

Classic Film Freak Posted by on Oct 31, 2019

Kung Fu and Vampires! It's the Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires!

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Oct 31, 2019

Peter Cushing as Van Helsing. I watched The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974) for the fifth or sixth time recently. During this latest viewing, I studied it carefully. When it was over, I reviewed my notes, analyzed the plot and themes, and researched the production history. And still, my frie read more

Happy Halloween from Veronica Lake and Classic Movie Man!

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Oct 31, 2019

Happy Halloween from Veronica Lake and Classic Movie Man! Veronica Lake in I Married a Witch (1942) Posted by Stephen Reginald at 10:50 AM Reactions:  Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest Labels: Classic Movie read more

Throwback Thursday – The House on Haunted Hill

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Oct 31, 2019

Between this blog and my previous one, Professor Damian’s Public Domain Treasure Chest, I’ve been writing about movies for quite a while now. Because of that, there are a lot of posts that have simply gotten lost to the mists of time. So, I figured I’d use the idea of “Throwb read more

Watching 1939: The Return of Doctor X (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Oct 31, 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

Bloodsucking Pharaohs in Pittsburgh (1991 DTV)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Oct 31, 2019

Well, since it’s Halloween, let’s hear it for . . . US / 89 minutes / color / Saratoga Films, Paramount Home Video Dir & Scr: Dean Tschetter Pr: James A. Baffico, Laurence Barbera, Beverly Penberthy Story: Tom Tully Cine: Peter Reniers Cast: Jake Dengel, Joe Sharkey, Susann Fletcher, Beverly read more

The Kiss of the Vampire

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Oct 31, 2019

(1963) Directed by Don Sharp; Written by John Elder (aka: Anthony Hinds); Starring: Clifford Evans, Edward de Souza, Noel Willman, Jennifer Daniel, Barry Warren, Jacquie Wallis and Isobel Black; Available on Blu-Ray and DVD Rating: **** “I decided straight away he was going to be read more

O Vampiro (1932) / Vampyr (1932)

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Oct 31, 2019

O Vampiro (1932) / Vampyr (1932) Somos seres altamente sugestionáveis. Os que se assustam facilmente são capazes de pular ao ouvir qualquer barulho ou ver uma sombra. Os entusiastas do horror também acabam se tornando sugestionáveis, pois quanto mais eles aprendem sobre o sobrenatural, mais read more

book: The Gray Flannel Shroud (1959) by Henry Slesar

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Oct 31, 2019

A lightweight, lighthearted piece of slick 1950s crime/mystery fiction that deservedly earned the author the 1960 Edgar Award for Best First Novel — I say “deservedly” even though I imagine there’ll be many a modern reader who’ll be incredulous about the lack of intros read more

Final Championship Match (Muscle Car Tourney)

All Good Things Posted by monty on Oct 31, 2019

Here we go with the final match with the three finalists...68 Pontiac Firebird, 69 Pontiac GTO and 69 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Final Match: Which car do you like the best? read more

Carry On #20: Carry On Loving

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Oct 30, 2019

We’ve already reached the 20th review for the Carry On blog series! Incredible! I must admit tho, that I didn’t hurry too much on watching Carry On Loving (Gerald Thomas, 1970). Aside from the fact that I had to work on school stuff, looking at some ratings on the films on the Internet, read more

Valley of the Dolls (1967)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Oct 30, 2019

Valley of the Dolls Directed by Mark Robson Written by Helen Deutsch and Dorothy Kingsley from the novel by Jacqueline Susann 1967/USA Red Lion First viewing/Amazon Instant Neely O’Hara: They work faster. I was expecting a sudsy melodrama with over-the-top acting and that is exactly what I got read more

Rating The Amicus Anthologies

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Oct 30, 2019

Amicus Productions is best known as being a rival to Hammer Films in the making of various horror and science-fiction films during the 1960s and 1970s. While Hammer became famous for their English Gothic titles, the British-based Amicus (headed by Americans Max Rosenberg and Milton Subotsky) stuck m read more

A Many Splendored Thing: The 2019 Turner Classic Movies Film Festival — Part 5

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Oct 30, 2019

The Descendants. As the calendar ticks ever closer to November, you know what that means: the passes for the 2020 TCM Film Festival will be going on sale soon – and it’s a perfect time for my next installment on this year’s film fest! Today, I’m covering one of my (many) favorite experiences, read more

The Curse of The Cat People (1944): The Oddest of Horror Sequels

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 30, 2019

The Curse of the Cat People feels like entering a storybook only to find ourselves in Tarry Town near Sleepy Hollow. Fittingly, we are placed with a group of kindergarteners who have come with their teacher to frolic and enjoy a field trip to the place brought to life in the tall tales of Washington read more

Learning more about an Olympian endeavor

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Oct 30, 2019

Less than a week ago, we reported an academically-oriented Carole Lombard book, "Becoming Carole Lombard," will be released in February (https://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/1040968.html). At the time, I noted that I was hoping for a response from author Olympia Kiriakou...but was unaware that near read more

book: Jemima Shore’s First Case, and Other Stories (1986) by Antonia Fraser

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Oct 30, 2019

I read a couple of Antonia Fraser’s Jemima Shore mysteries back in the day, and remember them as modestly entertaining. I didn’t catch the TV serialization of Quiet as a Nun, and at most I saw a single episode of the later TV series Jemima Shore Investigates, with Patricia Hodge in the read more

Der Raub der Mona Lisa (1931)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Oct 30, 2019

Germany / 87 minutes / bw / Tobis-Klangfilm, Super-Film Dir: Géza von Bolváry Pr: Julius Haimann Scr: Walter Reisch Cine: Willi Goldberger Cast: Willi Forst, Trude von Molo, Gustav Gründgens, Max Gülstorff, Anton Pointner, Rosa Valetti, Fritz Odemar, Roda-Roda, Fritz Grünbaum, Paul Kemp, Fritz read more

The Special Halloween Special Halloween Special

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Oct 30, 2019

A quick note – yes, this is a repost, but it’s from far enough back that I think most of you probably won’t remember it, and I have updated it with new links since the old videos have mostly been taken down. Tomorrow is Halloween, and, like many holidays, Halloween means Halloween read more
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