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Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Apr 25, 2021

As TCM prepares for its second virtual film festival, classic film fans are eagerly anticipating another excellent lineup for enjoyment from the comfort of their homes. With one virtual film festival under their belt, there are marked differences between the first virtual fest and this next iteratio read more

Help me choose a new header photo for The Wonderful World of Cinema! Round 2

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Apr 25, 2021

I informed you that I was ready for a new header photo for this blog in my previous post. To determine which photo would have this honour, I selected 12 photos from films respecting the following theme: comedies and musicals from the 60s (in colour). I organized random matches between the photos and read more

DOCTOR X On Blu-ray From Warner Archive

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Apr 24, 2021

 Following last year's magnificent release of MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM, Warner Archive gives us another restored horror film classic on home video--the 1932 film DOCTOR X. This movie is a gloriously insane example of a Pre-Code thriller, and it is historically important as well. It was the fir read more

Oscar Predictions 2020

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Apr 24, 2021

Wow, that was one hell of a year. I have not been out to a theater since early March 2020, so all the Oscar nominated films I watched were all in the comfort of my own home. And while that’s a nice convenience, I miss the theater. The darkness, the huge screen, the trailers, being surrounded by stra read more

Noir Nook: Not Your Average Noir

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Apr 23, 2021

Noir Nook: Not Your Average Noir Ladies in Retirement (1941) What are the characteristics of film noir? Femme Fatales? Voiceover narration? Flashbacks? Cynical anti-hero? Deep shadows and single-source lighting? Urban setting? Unique camera angles? Hard-boiled detective? Yes. And no. read more

The Trial of the Chicago 7

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Apr 23, 2021

Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 is a compelling courtroom drama depicting the infamous trial of seven defendants charged with inciting a riot, conspiracy and other charges relating to their counter-culture movement and anti-Vietnam war protests. In 1968 a large protest took place in Chicag read more

Charles Laughton and Maureen O’Hara check in at “Jamaica Inn”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Apr 23, 2021

Charles Laughton and Maureen O’Hara check in at “Jamaica Inn” Jamaica Inn (1939) is a British period adventure movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Charles Laughton and Maureen O’Hara. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier. The s read more

The Silver Cord (1933): Loving Joel McCrea is a Battlefield

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 22, 2021

“Surely I can be a good son and a good husband.” Whether it means to or not, the opening interlude of The Silver Cord plays like a comic inversion of typical Hollywood. It opens in Heidelberg, and they make us blink; they’re actually speaking German and Irene Dunne is one of them! read more

New Podcast!

Cinematically Insane Posted by Will McKinley on Apr 22, 2021

I hope you’re doing well and staying safe during this enormously challenging time. All of us have dealt with the pandemic in different ways. But one Old Movie Weirdo has turned the lockdown into a unique opportunity to show her love for the classics! I hope you enjoy my podcast chat with Ashl read more

The Father

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Apr 21, 2021

There are a good number of Oscar nominated movies throughout the years about the elderly and dementia, but The Father has a unique way of portraying these ideas. While the audience is not explicitly told, we quickly figure out that we are experiencing the story from the point of view of an elderly m read more

Back Street (1932): Irene Dunne and Director John Stahl

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 20, 2021

“There’s not one woman in a million who has ever found happiness in the back streets of any man’s life.” John M. Stahl is a bit of a neglected craftsman, even by me. Like others, I became aware of him solely for Leave Her to Heaven, a noirish technicolor melodrama positively read more

Watch the History of OSCARS® STYLE on Vimeo!

GlamAmor Posted by on Apr 20, 2021

Last weekend, fans of film and fashion came together online to celebrate the History of Oscars® Style! The event looked at every Best Actress winner from 1929 to 1961 - the film role that won them the award, the ensemble they wore to the ceremony, and the designer behind it. I also shared the read more

How Many Films did James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart Star in Together?

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Apr 20, 2021

How Many Films did James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart Star in Together? Cagney and Bogart, two very well-dressed but ruthless, gangsters read more

Help me choose a new header photo for The Wonderful World of Cinema! Round 1

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Apr 20, 2021

You know, I’ve been using that photo of The Philadelphia Story as a header for my blog for four years now. I like it, it’s a great photo but, to be honest, I’m ready for a change, something new! If you remember correctly, that cover photo was chosen thanks to your help and votes. I read more

Five Easy Pieces: When Good Performances Aren't Enough

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Apr 19, 2021

Jack Nicholson as Bobby Dupea. The years have not been kind to Five Easy Pieces (1970), which earned four major Oscar nominations and was hailed by Roger Ebert as a "masterpiece of heartbreaking intensity." In retrospect, it's a meandering film that boasts two stellar performances and an iconi read more

Musical Monday: Harum Scarum (1965)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Apr 19, 2021

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: Harum Scarum (1965) – read more

“Patricia Neal: An Unquiet Life” & “Joan Crawford: The Essential Biography” Book Giveaway (April)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Apr 19, 2021

Patricia Neal: An Unquiet Life andJoan Crawford: The Essential BiographyTwo Biographies for Two Lucky Winners! CMH is happy to announce our next Classic Movie Book Giveaway as part of our partnership with University Press of Kentucky! This time, we’ll be celebrating two iconic actresses, read more

Tarantula

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Apr 18, 2021

(1955) Directed by Jack Arnold; Written by Robert M. Fresco and Martin Berkeley; Story by Jack Arnold and Robert M. Fresco; Starring: John Agar, Mara Corday, Leo G. Carroll, Nestor Paiva and Ross Elliott; Available on Blu-ray and DVD  Rating: ***½  Dr. Matt Hastings (John Agar):  read more

Name that Voice - Actors Who Sing!

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 18, 2021

There are a lot of actors who are equally well known as singers ( e.g. Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Marlene Dietrich ), but there are also a surprising number of actors who it would astonish you to find out recorded an album... or at least a single ( e.g. Rock Hudson, Cheryl Ladd ). Over the years, m read more

And Now For Something Completely Different: William Holden in Young and Willing (1943)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Apr 18, 2021

If you’re a William Holden fan (and, really, how can you NOT be?), you may have enjoyed this handsome and talented actor in such noirs as The Dark Past (1948), Sunset Boulevard (1950), and Union Station (1950), but you haven’t lived until you’ve seen him in a little-known gem called Young and read more
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