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Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jun 4, 2021

The horror genre is one that has fascinated audiences all over the world for over a century. Depicted in various forms of art and expression, it is no surprise that horror has also been explored in films through many creative and innovative ways. These macabre tales, memorable characters, and haunti read more

4K UHD Blu-ray Review: Psycho

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Jun 4, 2021

Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: May 25, 2021 Region — 4K UHD: Region Free Blu-ray: Region A Length — Original Theatrical Version: 01:49:04 Censored Re-release Version: 01:48:51 Video— 4K UHD: 2160P (HEVC, H.265) Blu-ray: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio — 4K UHD: English DTS X read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jun 4, 2021

During wartime, much art and culture is developed both in response to and as a commentary on events of the day. The American theater, with special emphasis on Broadway, was no exception. Numerous plays centered around World War II or at least referred to the war in some capacity through their charac read more

Middle of the Night (1959): Chayefsky Does May-December Romance

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 3, 2021

Middle of The Night proves instantly placeable thanks to its black-and-white, New York streets aesthetic. Although the name Paddy Chayefsky, emblazoned over the credits, gives us as much of an inclination of the story we are about to experience. Because to this day, his name carries with it a hallo read more

Western RoundUp: Corriganville

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Laura Grieve on Jun 1, 2021

Western RoundUp: Corriganville Some of the best-known Western movie locations are beyond Southern California… places like Lone Pine’s Alabama Hills, further north in California, or Monument Valley, where John Ford shot Westerns on the Arizona-Utah border. However, hundreds of Weste read more

Strangers When We Meet (1960): Kim Novak and Kirk Douglas

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 1, 2021

Richard Quine’s Strangers When We Meet proves to be a Technicolor feast on par with much of what Nicholas Ray, Douglas Sirk, and Vincente Minnelli were putting out at the same time. A lot of the immediate joy comes with getting a feel for life at the time. Certainly, it’s done up and mad read more

TIMESLIP (AKA THE ATOMIC MAN)

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on May 31, 2021

 TIMESLIP is a 1955 British science-fiction film known as THE ATOMIC MAN in the U.S. There's not much sci-fi here--the movie is more a tale of Cold War industrial espionage. A man is dragged out of the Thames, with a bullet in his back. Doctors save the man, but for seven and a half second read more

Musical Monday: Seven Days Ashore (1944)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on May 31, 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: Seven Days Ashore (1944) read more

The Alternate Movie Title Game (Jack Lemmon Edition)

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on May 31, 2021

Here are the rules: We will provide an "alternate title" for a Jack Lemmon film and ask you to name the actual film. Most of these are pretty easy. Please answer no more than three questions per day so others can play. You may have an answer other than the intended one--just be able to defend it!1. read more

Gold Star Families: Performers who lost loved ones in military conflict

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on May 30, 2021

In honor of Memorial Day, I would like to highlight the loved ones of performers who died in conflict — from World War I through Vietnam. The term “gold star” (in our title) references families who have lost a loved one in conflict. World War I Edward Gabriel Lester, biological father read more

Screen Classics Discussion Video Series: Jane Russell and the Marketing of a Hollywood Legend with Author Christina Rice

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on May 29, 2021

“Mean…Moody…MagnificentJane Russell and the Marketing of a Hollywood Legend.” Facebook Live Chat with author Christina Rice I’m so happy to announce that we’ll be hosting our next Facebook Event for the Screen Classics Discussion Video Series, with University Press of Kentucky read more

Classic Movie Beginner’s Guide: Kim Novak

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on May 29, 2021

In our ongoing series of guides for up-and-coming classic movie fans, we turn our attention to one of the most alluring and iconic actresses from the Classic Hollywood period. Kim Novak, who is still alive and well today, started out in her early 20s as an answer to Marilyn Monroe, while soon develo read more

Watching 1939: Everybody’s Hobby (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on May 27, 2021

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 no read more

WORLD CINEMA: Purple Noon (1960)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on May 27, 2021

WORLD CINEMA: Purple Noon (1960) On May 27, 2021 By CarolIn Uncategorized We’re back in France (and Italy)! This time, with the first film adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel The Talented Mr Ripley, Plein Soleil or Purple Noon (1960, dir. René read more

Down By Law (1986): An Offbeat Jarmusch Noir

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on May 27, 2021

A raspy vocal emanates from the screen verging on spoken word as it sings to a mambo-infused rhythm. Casual tracking shots lead us by the local architecture at the pace of a car ambling along on a Sunday afternoon. I only confirmed after the fact this is Tom Waits singing his tune “Jockey Ful read more

May Quick Picks and Pans

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on May 27, 2021

The Singing Ringing Tree (1957) In this engaging adaptation of a Grimm fairy tale from East Germany’s DEFA studios, a sensitive, handsome prince (Eckart Dux) indulges the whims of a capricious princess (Christel Bodenstein). He brings her a magical tree, but she sends him away. After being cur read more

Diamonds on Wheels ( 1973 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on May 27, 2021

Buckle up for danger in this delightfully entertaining children's adventure film from Walt Disney Studios! Three teenagers embark on a 24-hour road rally but the fun turns into danger when they discover that a group of criminals is chasing after them!Peter Firth stars as young mechanic/racer Bo read more

Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, and Ann Sothern receive “A Letter to Three Wives”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on May 27, 2021

Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, and Ann Sothern receive “A Letter to Three Wives” A Letter to Three Wives (1949) is an American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and starring Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, and Ann Sothern. The supporting cast includes Kirk read more

Western RoundUp: Hidden Gems, Vol. 3

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Laura Grieve on May 25, 2021

Western RoundUp: Hidden Gems, Vol. 3 It’s time for another look at some Western “Hidden Gems”! These are relatively lesser-known yet entertaining movies that deserve a look from fans of the Western genre. I’ve found both of these films, which share a cavalry theme, wort read more

Stranger Than Paradise (1984) and Jim Jarmusch

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on May 25, 2021

One of the most revelatory aspects about becoming more familiar with Jim Jarmusch is how international his films are. At the very least, there’s this sense of them putting a lens to a broader cross-section of society. He is unequivocally American, but whether it’s because he’s a c read more
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