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  1. 9 points
    One of my greatest gripes in this world is just how LITTLE there is out there about Universal Studios founder, Carl Laemmle. Not only did he start one of the biggest movie studios in the world, but he won a Supreme Court case against Thomas Edison, and saved hundreds of Jewish families from Europe during WWII by signing affidavits for them, and setting them up with homes and jobs in the United States. Still - outside of this forum, of course - so few people have ever heard of him! Last year I got the opportunity to be a part of Carl Laemmle, a documentary feature about his life, and it's FINALLY OUT! It's honestly really well done, and I promise I'm not just saying that because I'm in it It's playing at festivals around the country (and a few international screenings as well,) with more dates to be added. Below I talk a bit more about the movie and show the film's trailer. Hope you all find a city near you to watch it, and would love to know what you think!
  2. 7 points
    Actor Jan-Michael Vincent, who starred in the 1980s' miniseries "Herman Wouk's 'The Winds of War'" and the television series "Airwolf," died February 10, 2019 at the age of 73. He is said to have died of cardiac arrest in an Asheville, North Carolina hospital. He had battled many personal problems, including health issues, substance abuse, auto accidents and financial woes. In 2014, he revealed to The National Enquirer that his right leg had been amputated below the knee as a complication of peripheral artery disease. Vincent's acting career began in the late 1960s when he was noticed by a talent scout. One of his early noteworthy roles was in "Harold Robbins' 'The Survivors'," a short-lived 1969 ABC drama series that starred Lana Turner, George Hamilton, Ralph Bellamy, Kevin McCarthy, Diana Muldaur and Louis Hayward. Vincent played Jeffrey Hastings, the son of jet-setters Tracy Carlyle Hastings (Turner) and Philip Hastings (McCarthy). The program has been called television's first miniseries. Vincent was reportedly Universal Pictures' first choice for the role of Matt Hooper, the marine biologist in the 1975 thriller "Jaws." But director Steven Spielberg wanted Richard Dreyfuss, who became a major star as a result of his performance in the blockbuster hit. Among Vincent's screen credits: "The Undefeated" (1969, a Western starring John Wayne and Rock Hudson); "The Mechanic" (1972, headlined by Charles Bronson as a professional killer); Disney's "The World's Greatest Athlete" (1973, with Tim Conway and John Amos); the 1940s-era romance "Buster and Billie" (1974, with Joan Goodfellow as Billie); "Bite the Bullet" (1975, Richard Brooks' horse-race tale starring Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen and James Coburn); "White Line Fever" (1975, about a rebel trucker); "Baby Blue Marine" (1976, with Glynnis O'Connor); and "Hooper" (1978, starring Burt Reynolds and Sally Field). In the 1983 miniseries "Herman Wouk's 'The Winds of War'," Vincent starred as Byron Henry -- the son of the well-connected Naval officer Victor "Pug" Henry (Robert Mitchum). On the eve of World War II, Byron found himself in a Nazi-dominated Europe with his new love interest Natalie Jastrow (Ali MacGraw, pictured below with Vincent). The miniseries was a ratings success for ABC, but Vincent and MacGraw were among the actors replaced for the 1988 sequel, "Herman Wouk's 'War and Remembrance'." Byron was played by Hart Bochner, who was a decade younger than Vincent. Jane Seymour, almost 12 years younger than MacGraw, won a Primetime Emmy nomination for her performance as Natalie. The sequel won the Emmy for Outstanding Miniseries. In January 1984, Vincent starred in the CBS TV-movie "Airwolf," in which he played Stringfellow Hawke -- a Vietnam-era pilot recruited by a top-secret U.S. government agency to retrieve an advanced helicopter prototype that had been taken to Libya by its creator (David Hemmings) . The production, created by Donald P. Bellisario ("Magnum, P.I.) also starred Ernest Borgnine and Alex Cord. From September 1984 to March 1986, Vincent, Borgnine, Cord and newcomer Jean Bruce Scott starred in the CBS series version of "Airwolf." A fourth season of "Airwolf" aired on the USA Network in 1987, but without the original stars. One of Vincent's best films before the bad times destroyed his career was "Big Wednesday" (1978), the tale of three surfing buddies co-written and directed by John Milius. Gary Busey and William Katt co-starred in the picture. It wasn't a box-office hit, but it has since developed a cult following. Gary Busey‏Verified account@THEGaryBusey Gary Busey Retweeted J.B. 🤙🏼 God bless you Jan-Michael Vincent in the spiritual realm. Scott Weinberg‏Verified account@scottEweinberg RIP Jan-Michael Vincent Roller coaster career (and private life as well) but the man did some fine work, particularly in the late '70s. Larry Karaszewski‏Verified account@Karaszewski Jan-Michael Vincent was so huge when I was growing up - The Mechanic, Big Wednesday & my favorite Buster & Billie. Can anyone tell me why this movie has disappeared? No DVD/Blu/Stream. And whatever happened to Joan Goodfellow - she’s amazing in this film.
  3. 7 points
    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter got some dates wrong.
  4. 6 points
    Haunted House movies are a very favorite genre of mine & agree with ALL the aforementioned. I can also add the fun 1939 comedy THE CAT & THE CANARY with fun Bob Hope & gorgeous Paulette Goddard I don't believe in ghosts but live in a "haunted" house that scares everyone but me. I love your story Tom. Especially the part about re-using the vacuum bag for years, haha. I used to live in the back portion of a museum, a big old factory building and heard noises all night. But put on a movie like Paranormal Activity and I have to sleep with the light on! We're screening THE UNINVITED in our classic movie series this April. I like this one especially since it's a "real" ghost, not some cheat explanation at the end.
  5. 6 points
    Cigarjoe named the best two. But there are a few more that are fun: The Uninvited 13 Ghosts The Changeling The Innocents The Devil's Backbone (orphanage) The Others The Innkeepers (hotel) Castle of Blood The Shining (one of my favorites, but it's a hotel)
  6. 6 points
    I surprisingly enjoyed the 1999 remake with Geoffrey Rush. The Legend of Hell House (1973) and The Haunting (1963) (its 1999 remake sucked though) are tops in my book. I gotta give a shout out to though to the Saltair Pavilion in Carnival of Souls (1962)
  7. 6 points
    Reruns of Friends.
  8. 6 points
    The Burglar (1957) - 7/10 Low-budget crime drama with Dan Duryea as the leader of a small gang of thieves who steal a valuable necklace. While they lay low and wait for the heat to die down, they start coming apart at the seams, not the least of which is due to the presence of Duryea's surrogate little sister Jayne Mansfield. Also featuring Martha Vickers, Peter Capell, Mickey Shaughnessy, and Stewart Bradley. This was shot in '55 but languished on the shelf until Mansfield's star started to rise and it finally saw release. I liked it, despite its many rough edges. First-time director Paul Wendkos shows a lot of inventiveness, and the script is more sexually frank than most at the time.
  9. 5 points
    I finally wrote about what it was like winning the first TCM Backlot tour of TCM's Atlanta studios! My blog Spellbound by Movies is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and my first retrospective post had to be about that little trip which has had a huge impact on my life. Read all about it here: 10 Years of Being Spellbound: Winning that TCM Backlot Tour Regards, Beth Ann
  10. 5 points
    It's a pet peeve of mine that we tend to forget so-and-so and only talk about so-and-so again when they die. So I wanted to create a thread about talented entertainers (actors and singers) who are currently still with us, that deserve a bit of discussion. Ten Women with interesting personal and professional lives: (listed alphabetically) CANDICE BERGEN. So many things. Daughter of a radio star. Sister to a dummy. Model. Movie star. TV star. French director's wife. Murphy Brown. Beautiful woman. CHER. It was once written that after a nuclear war, we'd still have cockroaches and Cher. You can have the cockroaches. I'll take Cher. DORIS DAY. There will be lots of sadness when this legendary lady passes. But I'm glad she's still around! ELLEN DEGENERES. I will admit, not one of my favorite celebs. But she's led a fascinating life. And her success can't be denied. I mean, we're talking huge success, for someone who faced a lot of obstacles. ANGELA LANSBURY. I'm afraid that people over-associate her with Jessica Fletcher. But come on, she's played hundreds of characters and done them all with precision and incredible skill. She's a legend. BETTE MIDLER. Many different phases in the Divine M's career. RUTHLESS PEOPLE is my favorite comedy from the 1980s. She's hilarious in it! And I love the song 'From a Distance.' DOLLY PARTON. Iconic on so many levels. One of the best songwriters in American popular music. GRACE SLICK. Recently I watched some Starship videos from the mid-to-late 1980s. There she was a woman pushing 50, in a boy band, turning out one top ten hit after another. She defied ageism. And that was just one chapter in a long and illustrious career. Her personal life could fill books. Oh and what a voice. One of the greats. BETTY WHITE. I hope she lives to 100. Don't you? KIM ZIMMER. Probably the best American soap opera actress of all time. She spent 21 years and over 5000 episodes playing Reva Shayne on Guiding Light. Kim did it all as Reva. Thank goodness she got the last scene when the show ended . She deserved it. In her autobiography, she says she wanted to earn Emmys to give one to each of her kids. She has three kids. She earned four Emmys. So the extra Emmy is for her husband/agent. Ten Men with interesting personal and professional lives: RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN. Closeted for years, finally came out. The king of the TV miniseries for quite a few years running. GEORGE CLOONEY. Who doesn't like him? Nobody. Right. MICHAEL J. FOX. I think he's sort of in a class by himself. NORMAN LLOYD. I grew up watching him on St. Elsewhere. I had no idea he'd done a thousand other things or that he would live to be a thousand years old. BOB NEWHART. You don't even need to mention his first name. Everyone knows who he is. JACK NICHOLSON. A friend of mine was working as an extra in movies, trying to get her Screen Actors Guild membership. She needed so many words/lines on screen to qualify. She was working on a Jack Nicholson movie. I think it was a restaurant scene. She had no lines, was supposed to bring the food to his table. He found out she still wasn't a member of SAG, so he deliberately ad-libbed lines with her in that scene so she could have dialogue and qualify. We're talking a big star helping out a nobody. She never forgot it. And neither have I. NEHEMIAH PERSOFF. He's 99 as I write this. I never saw a performance from him that didn't strengthen a weak script or make a good script even better. Why isn't he more widely recognized? SIDNEY POITIER. He's always been true to himself. And true to us. TOM SELLECK. Star. No other word for him. Star. ROBERT WAGNER. In the first paragraph of his obituary, we know Natalie will be mentioned. But his life has a lot of interesting phases.
  11. 5 points
    The Favourite (2018) - 8/10 Acidic dark comedy/costume drama from director Yorgos Lanthimos. In the court of British Queen Anne (Olivia Colman), Lady Churchill (Rachel Weisz) and her lowly cousin Abigail (Emma Stone) conduct a battle of wits to become the ailing Queen's favorite, ensuring wealth, prestige and power. Also featuring Nicholas Hoult, James Smith, and Joe Alwyn. I enjoyed the other movies directed by Lanthimos that I've seen (Dogtooth, The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer), but he strikes new ground here, turning in his most accessible movie to date and perhaps his most polished. There are shades of Kubrick in the editing and cinematography, both of which are excellent. The use of natural light and distorted lenses is visually interesting. The costumes are also top notch, as one would expect from a period piece. The performances are the main event, with all three women turning in at or near career bests. Colman won the Best Actress Oscar, but her's is the most in line with a supporting turn, as the film is told from the points-of-view of Weisz and Stone. Their increasingly nasty one upmanship is hilarious. Lanthimos throws in some anachronistic touches (the dance scene is very amusing), the dialogue is sharp as a dagger, and the film isn't afraid to go grotesque. Recommended.
  12. 5 points
    Bradley P. Moss‏Verified account@BradMossEsq Bradley P. Moss Retweeted John Harwood Remind me to use this explanation with my credit card company
  13. 5 points
    The Strange One (1957) - 6/10 Amusingly over-heated military school drama featuring Ben Gazzara as an upperclassman who bullies and torments his classmates. Eventually his antics go too far, and the others begin to turn against him. Also featuring George Peppard, Pat Hingle, Arthur Storch, Paul E. Richards, Larry Gates, Julie Wilson, James Olson, Peter Mark Richman, Geoffrey Horne, and Clifton James. Gazzara, Peppard and Wilson all made their film debuts here. The film was presented in conjunction with the Actors Studio, with all cast and crew being members of that organization. Based on Calder Willingham's novel and play End as a Man, this film adaptation had to tamp down the more overt homosexual themes present, but they are still there, and some aren't hidden very much. The character played by Paul E. Richards (an actor that looks like the love child of John Cassavetes and Jerry Lewis) is clearly meant to be gay, and his interactions with Gazzara have a lot of blatant symbolism, like Ben fondling and polishing his sword while Richards gazes on admiringly, or a group shower scene with Richards being the one guy wearing a shower cap. There's also a lot of talk about gag reflexes, Gazzara shoving rubber tubes down guys' throats, and spanking guys with a broom. The film's chief flaw is with Arthur Storch, playing a very over-the-top buffoonish character wearing coke-bottle glasses, ill-fitting fake buck-teeth, and overdoing it to a degree that nearly every scene he's in is ruined. I can't blame Storch, who played the role on stage as well, as much as director Jack Garfein, who should have seen that this wouldn't play well on screen. In the end, I felt this was a seriously flawed film, but worth seeing for those interested in off-beat 50's cinema and boundary-pushing subject matter. On a side note, Roger Corman's Sorority Girl, released this same year and one that I watched this morning, was an unofficial adaptation of the same play, with the setting and genders changed.
  14. 5 points
    They were built by aliens. Doesn't anybody here watch The History Channel???
  15. 5 points
    The veteran actress Katherine Helmond, who played the sweet housewife Jessica Tate on TV's "Soap" and a hip grandmother on "Who's the Boss?," has died at the age of 89. Her talent agency APA said Friday that Helmond died at her home in Los Angeles on February 23, 2019 of complications from Alzheimer's disease. The Galveston, Texas native received a 1973 Tony Award nomination as Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance in revival of Eugene O'Neill's drama "The Great God Brown." On television, she earned seven Primetime Emmy nominations for her work on "Soap" and "Who's the Boss?" She received two Golden Globes -- one for each television series. Helmond was one of the key characters in "Soap," the groundbreaking sitcom that aired on ABC from 1977 to 1981. Created by Susan Harris, the spoof of daytime dramas focused on two suburban Connecticut families -- the wealthy Tates and the working-class Campbells. Helmond's Jessica was the matriarch of the Tate family. Her sister Mary (played by Cathryn Damon) was the lady of the Campbell house. Both households were filled with zany characters. The series was controversial during its run. Billy Crystal, who played Jody Dallas -- Mary Tate's younger son from a previous marriage -- was one of the first openly gay characters on a network series. Meanwhile Jessica's daughter Corinne, played by Diana Canova, fell in love with a Catholic priest. By the way, Mary's second husband Burt Campbell (played by Richard Mulligan) went through a phase in which he thought he could become invisible. When the series ended in 1981, Jessica -- who had cancer -- was supposedly killed in South America. But her storyline briefly wafted over to "Benson," the ABC spinoff that starred Robert Guillaume -- who had played the Tate family's opinionated butler on "Soap." Only Benson could see and communicate with Jessica. In 1984, Helmond co-starred in the ABC sitcom "Who's the Boss?" -- which featured Tony Danza as Tony Micelli, a former Major League Baseball player turned fulltime housekeeper for a Connecticut family. Judith Light also starred as Angela Bowers, the divorced working mother who hired Micelli to run the household. Helmond had the role of Mona Robinson, Angela's mother. The future sex symbol and political activist Alyssa Milano played Micelli's daughter Samantha; Danny Pintauro appeared as Angela's son, Jonathan. The series ran eight seasons, ending in April 1992. The series primarily was about the sexual tension between Tony and Angela. But Mona livened up episodes with her active social life. Helmond also made occasional appearances in motion pictures, including three collaborations with Terry Gilliam -- "Time Bandits" (1981), "Brazil" (1985, in which she played the mother of Jonathan Pryce's character -- a woman addicted to plastic surgery in a dystopian society) and "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" (1998). Among her other films were "The Hospital" (1971), "Family Plot" (1976, Sir Alfred Hitchcock's last film) and "Overboard" (1987). She also provided the voice of Lizzie, a 1923 Ford Model T Coupe, in the three animated installments of the Disney-Pixar "Cars" movie series. Tony Danza‏Verified account @TonyDanza We all lost a national treasure today. No words can measure my love. Alyssa Milano‏Verified account@Alyssa_Milano Katherine Helmond has passed away. My beautiful, kind, funny, gracious, compassionate, rock. You were an instrumental part of my life. You taught me to hold my head above the marsh! You taught me to do anything for a laugh! What an example you were! Rest In Peace, Katherine. Mark Harris‏Verified account@MarkHarrisNYC RIP Katherine Helmond, blithe spirit of Soap. She beautifully embodied an airy, throwaway style of sitcom acting that doesn't really exist anymore and that I suspect was much harder than it appeared to be. Patricia Heaton‏Verified accou@PatriciaHeaton Patricia Heaton Retweeted Deadline Hollywood Katherine Helmond was such a class act and incredibly down to earth. She was terrific as my mother on #EveryboyLovesRaymond and I looked up to her as a role model. #RIPKatherineHelmond Joe Mantegna‏Verified account@JoeMantegna R.I.P. dear Katherine Helmond. You were a joy and an inspiration in my career and my life. robin strasser‏Verified acc@robinstrasser robin strasser Retweeted Alan Sepinwall #KatherineHelmond what a marvelous actor! Her work always sharp & smart! #Overboard as #GoldieHawn's impossibly spoiled brat of a mother-who couldn't help but love her? RIP may your costumes always glitter & the lighting always be good...
  16. 5 points
    I didn't find it "enjoyable" but pretty dull. Sometimes I think all the long commercial breaks really hurt the "flow" of some films & don't allow you to get fully absorbed into the story. The only thing that saves this movie in my opinion is the excellent strong performances of the stellar cast: "Brod" was the youngest I've ever seen him, Basil was cute clean shaven and huge eyed Gladys Cooper & Gale Sondergaard are just powerhouse performers. They both played it over dramatically which is what horror films need. Alan Ladd was barely recognizable, and very sad to see great Bela Lugosi's talent wasted on creepy silent leers and few mumbled lines. The sets, lighting, costumes & editing were top notch. Much of the prop furniture looked authentic and I wouldn't be surprised if was gathered up from old California missions & estates. My favorite aspect of the story is someone having their own private crematory and columbarium on their property! I loved the rows of urns holding ashes of deceased cats!
  17. 5 points
    Essential: HITLER'S MADMAN (1943) The background for this motion picture is quite interesting, maybe more interesting than the film itself. It's an excellent piece of anti-Nazi propaganda. It's a "B" film, turned out by personnel from poverty row studio PRC. Some of the people were top-tier filmmakers in Germany such as cinematographer Eugen Schufftan, and of course, director Douglas Sirk. So despite the low budget, it's made by very competent craftsmen. MGM boss Louis Mayer liked it so much that he bought it from the original financiers, when they were looking for a distributor. This delayed its release into theaters, since Mayer wanted a some scenes reshot and a few more added. And also, this meant a film made on a shoestring suddenly had its budget expanded, and the end result is something I'd call a B+ (or A-) picture. Sirk, Schufftan, and one of the original producers (Seymour Nebenzal) were Germans in exile, and they depict the Nazis in a more realistic way than other films covering the same ground. The people of Lidice, Czechoslovakia are presented realistically too-- the entire village of Lidice was wiped out by the Nazis. When the Nazis gained power in Eastern Europe and took over neighboring countries, they would station "protectors" over newly acquired regions. These high-ranking officials reported to Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himler. Underneath them, there were other officials and town mayors. In this case, the mayor of Lidice is a man who has turned on his people and sworn allegiance to The Fuhrer. Mayor Bauer (Ludwig Stossel) is presented as a fat buffoon who doesn't really have his people in line. And this will cause problems a short time later. The protectors would usually drive through the various regions under their control and if something seemed off to them, the mayor and local police would be notified. One day the protector of this region, Reinhard Heydrich (John Carradine), notices a religious assembly in Lidice. His vehicle stops, he hops out with his men, and they confront the local priest and townsfolk. Heydrich in angry, because the people do not have a permit to gather in public like this. During a quarrel with the priest, whom Heydrich is trying to provoke, the priest is shot and killed. This is the first real violence in the area. Heydrich plans to drive back through the village the next morning to see if the mayor has gotten the people back in line. Before Heydrich appears, life is rather idyllic. The people of Lidice may be under German control, but their way of life has not changed drastically. A resistance fighter named Karel (Alan Curtis) shows up; he's a Czech who's been working with American and British allies in England. He is reunited with his girlfriend Jarmilla (Patricia Morison), and he tries to convince her father Jan (Ralph Morgan) to resist the Nazis. It isn't until Heydrich kills the priest that Jan and the townsfolk realize they need to take a stand against the Nazi regime. The mayor's wife also sides with them, because her two sons were killed on the Russian front fighting for the Fuhrer, which upsets her terribly. In real life Reinhard Heydrich was ambushed along a road outside Lidice. Sirk's film depicts that, though I think he's taken dramatic license with some of it. This version has Karel's girlfriend Jarmilla ride a bike into the middle of the road to slow down Heydrich's jeep, so that Karel and Jan can get off a few good shots with their rifles. The real life ambush did not involve any women, and Heydrich's death occurred much quicker. The movie drags it out for maximum dramatic effect. Before Heydrich dies, we see Karel run off with Jarmilla; then Jarmilla is shot and killed by Nazi soldiers in the woods. After their love story concludes, we have a lengthy death scene for Heydrich. Just before Heydrich finally goes to that big swastika in the sky, Himler arrives to see him. The movie fails to include an interesting fact about Heydrich's death, such as how he refused to let local Czech doctors treat his injuries, since he felt they were inferior to German doctors. After Heydrich dies, the last ten minutes are devoted to a bloody reprisal against the village of Lidice. During a comical phone call with Hitler, Himler decides to avenge Heydrich's murder by destroying the entire village. The atrocities committed against the people of Lidice are staggering. Although HITLER'S MADMAN was produced during the production code era, the firing squad scenes are rather graphic. Probably because the film had been originally made at PRC. If the story had started at MGM with an American director, my guess is it would have been much tamer, more sanitized. The scenes of mass death, and the fires that level the village are expertly staged, and the movie ends on a very somber note. However, the final sequence is also presented as something meant to inspire audiences. Where moviegoers should want to carry on and fight the Nazis on behalf of those who were slaughtered that day, the 10th of June 1942, in Lidice. A few things crossed my mind when I watched HITLER'S MADMAN. First, I don't think the Nazis and their underlings were ever really buffoons. I'd say they were very brutal, very calculating. Their eradicating a village was an extreme act that was in every way imaginable, a deliberate (and in their minds, justifiable) measure. Second, Sirk had actually met Heydrich once in the early 1930s, so it's interesting that he ended up becoming a "biographer" of Heydrich through the art of motion pictures; one German denouncing another. Third, the event occurred early during America's involvement in the war. Americans entered the war in December 1941. The massacre of Lidice took place just six months later, and there would be another three years before Hitler and Himler were brought down. Fourth, it's a powerful film that must have been very shocking for audiences, particularly the final sequence. It's powerful and shocking to watch now, all these years later. Fifth, I think there is still a lot of radical militant behavior occurring in the world today, some of it in our own country; so this movie and the legacy of Lidice is just as relevant as ever. And finally, I think this is a movie you have to watch with all other distractions drowned out. It's something where you have to embrace the propaganda, yet put it into perspective, but also realize the deeper message about the value of human life. The Nazis wanted to remove all traces of Lidice. But Sirk's film helps Lidice live. And if you watch HITLER'S MADMAN and absorb its message, you will be helping Lidice live. HITLER'S MADMAN may currently be viewed on YouTube, and it airs occasionally on TCM.
  18. 5 points
    Leaving Filmstruck‏ @LeavingFilmstrk 23h23 hours ago One more @tcm plug: four Saturdays starting next Saturday TCM will show Flash Gordon at at 9:30a et/6:30a pt. My brother and I used to watch Saturday mornings when I was kid a long time ago.
  19. 5 points
    Istanbul (1957) - 6/10 Remake of Singapore (1947), with the location changed, obviously. Errol Flynn stars as a former US Army pilot who returns to the title locale after a long absence. He had been mixed up with smugglers, which resulted in the death of his girlfriend (Cornell Borchers), only he learns that she's still alive, but suffering from amnesia and now married. Also featuring Martin Benson, Torin Thatcher, Werner Klemperer, Leif Erickson, Peggy Knudsen, Vladimir Sokoloff, and Nat King Cole. Flynn looks tired, and the material is a bit too muddled, but I've seen worse, and the supporting cast is interesting. Cole sings "When I Fall in Love". With the exception of the presumed-lost Murder at Monte Carlo (1935), Istanbul was the final Errol Flynn movie that I had not seen.
  20. 5 points
    So it might be set in 2019 with an aging 1980s actress. Glenn can walk around with her Fatal Attraction fright perm and has a dead rabbit upstairs that needs to be buried.
  21. 5 points
    REMEMBER THE NIGHT -- as this happens over 2 weeks, uh, which "night" should we remember? IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT -- see above THE BAND WAGON -- no band, no wagon FUNNY FACE -- Audrey Hepburn. Enough said. THE SLIPPER AND THE ROSE -- what rose?!?!?!?!
  22. 5 points
    'Triumph of the Will' by Leni Rifenstahl. They didn't triumph.
  23. 5 points
    Trump is the Telegraph King!!! Are you blind? He's just talk. Every move he makes (get out of Syria, etc) is telegraphed directly. Talk about gullible. And now he has made Kim legitimate with his bufoonish attempt at foreign affairs. Just look at the NK US NK US NK US flags in all those silly photo ops. Talk about a weak inept president. Look no further than the orange dotard.
  24. 5 points
    Manu Raju‏Verified account@mkraju Mark Meadows, asked about his 2012 comments about sending Obama back to Kenya, says he “certainly didn’t indicate any personal malice” and says, “anyone who knows me knows that there is not a racial bone in my body,” per @SunlenSerfaty
  25. 5 points
    Here are the TCM premieres for March, as determined by MovieCollectorOH’s report published on February 1. Note that on Saturdays TCM is premiering episodes of the Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe serial along with selected cartoons, so these are listed separately. Mar 1 - Hugo (2011) Mar 4 - King of Jazz (1930) Mar 8 - Rabid (1977) Mar 9 - Goofy Movies Number Two (1934) (short) Mar 9 - Romance of Louisiana (1937) (short) Mar 10 - Top o' the Morning (1949) Mar 10 - Traffic (1971) Mar 10 - The School for Postmen (1947) (French short) Mar 15 - Another Son of Sam (1977) Mar 17 - Farewell to Dream (1956) Mar 17 - The Garden of Women (1954) Mar 22 - Lifeforce (1985) Mar 22 - Queen of Blood (1966) Mar 24 - L'aîné des Ferchaux (1963) Mar 25 - Treasures from the Disney Vault: Elmer Elephant (1936) (animated) The African Lion (1955) (doc.) Yellowstone Cubs (1963) The Country Cousin (1936) (animated) The Wild Country (1970) Cheetah (1989) The Bears and I (1974) Mar 29 - Final Exam (1981) Mar 29 - Night School (1981) Mar 31 - Secrets of Women (1952) - Saturdays: Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe serial Mar 9 - Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe Ch. 3: Walking Bombs (1940) Mar 16 - Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe Ch. 4: The Destroying Ray (1940) Mar 23 - Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe Ch. 5: The Palace of Horror (1940) Mar 30 - Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe Ch. 6: Flaming Death (1940) - Saturdays: cartoons Mar 9 - MGM: Chinese Nightingale (1935) Mar 9 - Popeye: The Spinach Roadster (1936) Mar 16 - MGM: Wee-Willie Wildcat (1953) Mar 16 - Popeye: I'm in the Army Now (1933) Mar 23 - MGM: Officer Pooch (1941) Mar 23 - Popeye: The Paneless Window Washer (1933) Mar 30 - MGM: Rock-A-Bye Bear (1952) Mar 30 - Popeye: Organ Grinder's Swing (1937) Thanks as always to MCOH!

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