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David Janssen in Birds of Prey

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Mar 16, 2020

The KBEX traffc helicopter. One of the first "water cooler" movies I can remember is the 1973 CBS telepic Birds of Prey. I'm not sure if the term "water cooler" had even been invented in regard to a movie everyone was talking about the next day. But regardless, many of the students in my high schoo read more

Musical Monday: Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1944)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Mar 16, 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: Irish Eyes Are Smiling (194 read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Mar 16, 2020

“I’m not the comedian I once was. A comedian has to be slightly insulting–comedy has to be 70 percent insults–and I’m always afraid today when I say something funny it may hurt someone. If another comic makes a crack about my mouth, I just can’t insult him back.& read more

The Valley of Gwangi (1969)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 16, 2020

The Valley of Gwangi Directed by Jim O’Connolly Written by William Bast and Julian More 1969/USA IMDb link First viewing/Amazon Instant The main reason to see this one is for Ray Harryhausen’s stop-motion animation.  He’s done better work in other movies. TJ Breckingridge (Gila Gol read more

Terminator: Dark Fate (2019, Tim Miller)

The Stop Button Posted by on Mar 16, 2020

Terminator: Dark Fate is the fourth irrelevant Terminator 2 sequel. It’s not the worst of them, it’s not the best of them. But the poor rights owners just can’t seem to figure out how to franchise and Arnold Schwarzenegger just can’t say no. If there’s a Terminator 7 in a couple years… Arnold read more

Keeping the faith in these perilous times

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

It was more than a century ago that Jane Alice Peters, the future Carole Lombard, avoided catching what was known as the Spanish flu. At this time last week, many of us viewed that disease as ancient history. From an American's admittedly skewed perspective, the world seemed so, well...normal. This read more

Salesman (1969)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 15, 2020

Salesman Directed by Albert and David Maysles and Charlott Zwerin 1969/USA IMDb link Repeat viewing/Netflix rental   I’ve always loved a good documentary and this is one of the very best. There is no narration or interviews.  The filmmakers follow a group of traveling salesmen as they ped read more

The Road to Glory ( 1936 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 15, 2020

Like many films before it, World War I provided the setting for Hollywood's favorite love triangle formula - two boys and a girl - in Howard Hawks' The Road to Glory.  Warner Baxter and Frederic March star as the two men who vie for the love of June Lang, a pretty nurse. It is a simple formula read more

Hunters (2020) s01e06 – (Ruth 1:16)

The Stop Button Posted by on Mar 15, 2020

This episode opens with what seems like a dream sequence for Tiffany Boone, who outside getting to have a giant afro and an occasionally acknowledged daughter, doesn’t have a character. Not really. She gets home from her shootout with the rest of the “Hunters,” covered in blood (not hers), and read more

Meet the newest member of the p1202 family

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

It all began for Carole Lombard's series of Paramount still portraits -- the ones we know as the p1202 series -- with this 1930 stunner, p1202-1, taken in New York by Herman Zerrenner while she was filming "Fast And Loose." Carole Sampeck of The Lombard Archive describes it "as being full of hope, j read more

SECRETS OF THE FRENCH POLICE

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Mar 15, 2020

In the late 1980s, a purchased a book called MORE CLASSICS OF THE HORROR FILM. It was written by esteemed film historian William K. Everson. This volume was a follow-up to Everson's CLASSICS OF THE HORROR FILM, one of the very first movie books I ever bought. In MORE CLASSICS OF THE HORROR FILM, th read more

Legends of Tomorrow (2016) s05e07 – Mr. Parker’s Cul-De-Sac

The Stop Button Posted by on Mar 15, 2020

Mr. Parker’s Cul-De-Sac is an exemplar of “Legends of Tomorrow.” Writers Keto Shimizu and James Eagan provide a great script—just the right amount of subplots, just the right pace—and the cast is outstanding. The episode opens on a red herring to get things moving. In the Wild West, Adam Tsekhman read more

1969

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 14, 2020

The movies continued to break barriers in 1969 when Midnight Cowboy became the first, and only, X-rated film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, only a few years after the MPAA rating system was created.  1969 was the last year the MPAA used the M rating. Boris Karloff died at age 81.  Judy read more

Jurassic World (2015, Colin Trevorrow)

The Stop Button Posted by on Mar 14, 2020

If I had to describe a feature of Jurassic World as saddest… I might find myself hard-pressed. There aren’t a lot of possibilities—worst, dumbest, cheapest, silliest, probably some others… but saddest is something different. When the film takes a pointless detour through the original visitor read more

Monsters and Matinees: A British Village is Pulled into Space and Everyone Drinks Tea

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Toni Ruberto on Mar 14, 2020

Once in a New Moon What makes us watch a movie for the first time? Often it’s because of our favorite stars. Perhaps a notable director. It can be from the recommendation of a friend. But sometimes all I need is an interesting plot description. That was the case for Once in a New Moon, a read more

The Cheat (1915) and The Story of Sessue Hayakawa

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 14, 2020

East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet. The cinema landscape was still in its utter infancy in 1915. Thus, beyond the monumental impact of D.W. Griffith, The Cheat is another subsequent landmark production for a couple of the talents it helped align. There would be no Cecil B. read more

Grand Central Murder (1942)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Mar 14, 2020

US / 74 minutes / bw / MGM Dir: S. Sylvan Simon Pr: B.F. Zeidman Scr: Peter Ruric Story: Grand Central Murder (1939) by Sue MacVeigh Cine: George Folsey Cast: Van Heflin, Patricia Dane, Cecilia Parker, Virginia Grey, Samuel S. Hinds, Sam Levene, Connie Gilchrist, Mark Daniels, Horace McNally (i.e., read more

The Man Who Fell to Earth

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Mar 14, 2020

(1976) Directed by Nicolas Roeg; Written by Paul Mayersberg; Based on the novel by Walter Tevis; Starring: David Bowie, Buck Henry, Candy Clark, Rip Torn and Bernie Casey; Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating: *** “I think that probably one of the things that Nick (Roeg) identified with m read more

Quarantined by coronavirus? Try these two coffee-table books

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

Over the next few weeks -- perhaps months -- many of us may feel cooped up, isolated, as a result of a word few knew on New Year's Day, but now unfortunately has become the word of 2020: coronavirus. This infection has ground society to a virtual halt, with perhaps the worst yet to come. In just sev read more

1968 Re-Cap and Top Favorites List

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 13, 2020

I have now watched 49 films that were released in 1968.  A complete list can be found here.  I felt that my experiment with reducing the number of movies worked out well. There were only 12 movies that I ranked 9/10 or above.  I’m listing them all in alphabetical order since I wouldn’t read more
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