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After 90 years, mint 'High Voltage'

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Nov 19, 2019

It was 90 years ago that Carole Lombard began talking on screen with the otherwise creaky Pathe drama. The tale about a group of bus travelers stranded in a snowstorm isn't much of a movie, but when it comes to artifacts from the film, that's frankly irrelevant.Note this lobby card, for instance:It' read more

On Blu-ray: Peter O'Toole in My Favorite Year (1982)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Nov 19, 2019

My Favorite Year (1982) is an invigorating period piece, with uniformly excellent production values, script, and cast, but it runs deep because of a remarkable performance by Peter O’Toole. Starring as Errol Flynn-like rogue Alan Swann, a movie star whose best days are behind him, he is charmi read more

Old Time Radio Tuesday – Talking Turkey Day

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Nov 19, 2019

The short intro: For those who are unfamiliar with the concept, Old Time Radio is the phrase generally used to refer to the time when radio was (mostly) live, and was full of a variety of different shows, as opposed to simply being a means for record labels to use robots to promote the top records o read more

Noir Nook: YouTube Noir – Cry of the City (1948)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Nov 19, 2019

Noir Nook: YouTube Noir – Cry of the City (1948) The other night, I participated in a #FilmNoirFriday thread on Twitter, where I offered up a film noir recommendation. I selected The Big Combo (1955), which is one of the many noirs that I love, but which doesn’t get a lot of attention. This first read more

Watchmen (2019) s01e03 – She Was Killed by Space Junk

The Stop Button Posted by on Nov 19, 2019

So the first couple episodes of “Watchmen” have only hinted at having an actual Watchmen character in it; it took until this episode for the show to confirm, in fact, Jeremy Irons is playing architect of the end of the world and therefor its savior, Ozymandias. He even puts on the costume. And, read more

Becker (1998) s01e12 – Love! Lies! Bleeding!

The Stop Button Posted by on Nov 19, 2019

Either I made the comment you knew “Becker” was troubled when not even a solid sitcom director like Andy Ackerman could make an episode work or I meant to make that comment. This episode has Ackerman back and, this time, he’s able to compensate for some of writer Michael Markowitz’s stumbles. read more

Day 19 of Noirvember: Happy birthday to Laura and Waldo!

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 19, 2019

November 19th was quite a day in the world of noir – it gave us two of the stars of the film noir Laura (1944) – Gene Tierney and Clifton Webb. Today’s Noirvember post celebrates this shadowy birthday duo and their road to the well-loved noir that they gave us. Gene Tierney Gene Eliza Tierney read more

book: The Big Bow Mystery (1891) by Israel Zangwill

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Nov 19, 2019

Published initially as a newspaper serial in 1891, The Big Bow Mystery is generally regarded as the first locked-room mystery novel. (It’s retitled in some editions The Perfect Crime to match the title of the 1928 movie based on the book, the first screen adaptation of three.) No one can beli read more

MIDWAY

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Nov 19, 2019

I have to admit that when I first heard about the 2019 film version of MIDWAY, I had serious doubts. Roland Emmerich as the director? Woody Harrelson as Admiral Nimitz? It turns out that the movie is actually a quite accurate and well done interpretation of the events surrounding one of the greatest read more

Hobbs & Shaw (2019, David Leitch)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 18, 2019

Hobbs & Shaw is a tad too aware of how little it needs to try to succeed. Like it knows it doesn't just have Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, it's got him giving a downright good performance in an energy drink version of a James Bond movie. Sure, Jason Statham–Shaw to Johnson’s Hobbs— read more

Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Nov 18, 2019

Thoroughly Modern Millie Directed by George Roy Hill Written by Richard Morris 1967/US IMDb link First viewing/Netflix rental   Millie Dillmount: It didn’t hurt Sleeping Beauty or Snow White. The soundtrack was in regular rotation when I was young.  Disappointed in the actual movie. It is read more

Hobbs & Shaw (2019, David Leitch)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 18, 2019

Hobbs & Shaw is a tad too aware of how little it needs to try to succeed. Like it knows it doesn't just have Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, it's got him giving a downright good performance in an energy drink version of a James Bond movie. Sure, Jason Statham–Shaw to Johnson’s Hobbs— read more

Seven Things to Know About Nancy Kovack

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Nov 18, 2019

1. In the 1990s, Nancy Kovack--who had retired from acting--hired Susan McDougal as her personal assistant. If the name sounds familiar, it's because McDougal was involved in the Whitewater investigation involving Bill and Hillary Clinton. Kovack accused McDougal of embezzlement, though the latter w read more

Bad Men and Good Acting

The Baz Posted by Neve on Nov 18, 2019

Rathbone with Olivia de Havilland in The Adventures of Robin Hood read more

Musical Monday: Rosie the Riveter (1944)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Nov 18, 2019

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: Rosie the Riveter (1944) read more

Carole's Venice Pier party and a strange coding

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Nov 18, 2019

One of Carole Lombard's social highlights was the June 1935 party she threw at the now-defunct Venice Pier amusement park. There, many of her friends -- famous and anonymous -- had plenty of fun.This pic of Carole, Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich and Richard Barthelmess is often reprinted from the soir read more

Batwoman (2019) s01e07 – Tell Me the Truth

The Stop Button Posted by on Nov 18, 2019

Oh, good, just what “Batwoman” needs, a whole episode dedicated to the acting stylings of Meagan Tandy. Sadly, I’m being facetious. This episode gets into Tandy’s knowledge of Batwoman’s identity and her not entirely forthcoming marriage to Greyston Holt (she neglected to every tell him she read more

Hobbs & Shaw (2019, David Leitch)

The Stop Button Posted by on Nov 18, 2019

Hobbs & Shaw is a tad too aware of how little it needs to try to succeed. Like it knows it doesn't just have Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, it's got him giving a downright good performance in an energy drink version of a James Bond movie. Sure, Jason Statham–Shaw to Johnson’s Hobbs— read more

Made -for-TV Monday – The Norliss Tapes (1973)

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Nov 18, 2019

(In the interest of full disclosure, what follows is a re-worked version of a post that originally appeared here in 2015. I would usually reserve this kind of thing for Throwback Thursday, but the post I’d originally planned for today just didn’t quite work out. Don’t worry, though read more

Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: Meet Me in St. Louis” (Giveaway runs now through Nov 24)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Nov 18, 2019

Win tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: Meet Me in St. Louis (75th Anniversary)” on the Big Screen!In Select Cinemas Nationwide Sun Dec 8 and Wed Dec 11 “But the main thing is, Tootie, that we’re all going to be together, just like we’ve always been. That’s what really read more
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