Category Archives: Films

Kino Lorber ‘Western Round-Up’ Blu-Ray/DVD September Giveaway Promotion (via Twitter)

Celebrating Westerns All-Month Long with Kino Lorber! DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway, Winner’s Choice of 5 Western Classics This month we celebrate Classic Westerns courtesy of our friends at Kino Lorber! We are happy to say that we have EIGHT Classic Western DVDs/Blu-Rays … Continue reading

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The Lost World (1925) Blu-Ray Giveaway Contest (via Twitter in September)

“The Lost World” Deluxe Blu-Ray Giveaway Contest  1925 Silent starring Wallace Beery, Bessie Love and Lewis Stone Wow, this is an exciting one! Thanks to our fine friends at Flickr Alley, CMH will be giving away FIVE COPIES via Twitter of the world-premiere … Continue reading

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The Funny Papers: Comedy Bromance, On the Road with Bob and Bing

Comedy Bromance: On the Road with Bob and Bing Two actors with successful careers in Hollywood, one known for his crooning skills and the other for his vaudevillian gags of comedy, paired together to make a series of films of … Continue reading

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Vitaphone View: Early Talkies Talk Again

Early Talkies Talk Again! The Vitaphone Project was formed in 1991 by several film buffs and 78rpm record collectors with the goal of seeking out the 16 inch diameter shellac soundtrack disks that provided the audio portion of 1926-30 early … Continue reading

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Film Noir Review: The Sniper (1952)

“Stop me — Find me and stop me. I’m going to do it again.” By 1951, Edward Dmytryk had become persona (or director) non grata. Blacklisted as one of the Hollywood Ten in 1947, the Oscar nominee was jailed for … Continue reading

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Film Noir Review: Dark City (1950)

“Guys like you seldom get arrested. You get killed first.” Dark City is a prime example of intermingling genres. It’s upfront in its blend of horror and film noir, an agenda that’s alluded to in the opening sequence. Danny Haley (Charlton Heston) confidently struts … Continue reading

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90 Years of Sidney Poitier Blogathon: To Sir with Love (1967)

Happy 90th Birthday Sidney Poitier! A Blogathon Celebration! “The time has come for closing books and long last looks must end. And as I leave, I know that I am leaving my best friend… a friend who taught me right from wrong … Continue reading

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Film Noir Review: The Bribe (1949)

“I never knew a crooked road could look so straight.” In his 1998 book Dark City, Eddie Muller coined the term “Steinbeck Noir” to describe the film Thieves’ Highway (1949). In referencing the Southern California backdrop of many of John Steinbeck’s stories, … Continue reading

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Film Noir Review: The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

“Nobody ever gave me anything, so I don’t owe nobody!” With the Interstate Highway Act of the 1950s, film noir became mobile. Four lane freeways lined the country, and big city crooks were given free reign to explore rural America. … Continue reading

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Werewolf of London (1935)

“Neither man nor wolf…” Stuart Walker’s Werewolf of London (1935) succeeds in terrifying sensitive souls. The movie tells the story of botanist, Wilfred Glendon (Henry Hull) who goes on an expedition to Tibet where the rare mariphasa lupina lupina can … Continue reading

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