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  1. Tuesday, September 4: 8:00 PM Within Our Gates (1920) 9:30 PM Imitation of Life (1934) 11:30 PM Pinky (1949) 1:30 AM Daughters of the Dust (1991) Thursday, September 6: 8:00 PM A Raisin in the Sun (1961) 10:30 PM To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) 1:00 AM A Soldier's Story (1984) 3:00 AM Intruder in the Dust (1949) Tuesday, September 11: 8:00 PM Cooley High (1975) 10:00 PM Sounder (1972) 12:00 AM Bright Road (1953) 1:30 AM The Learning Tree (1969) Thursday, September 13: 8:00 PM Anna Lucasta (1958) 10:00 PM A Warm December (1972) 12:00 AM A Patch of Blue (1965) 2:00 AM One Potato, Two Potato (1964) Tuesday, September 18: 8:00 PM Carmen Jones (1954) 10:00 PM Cabin in the Sky (1943) 12:00 AM New Orleans (1947) 2:00 AM Hallelujah (1929) Thursday, September 20: 8:00 PM Claudine (1974) 10:00 PM Sparkle (1976) 12:00 AM Losing Ground (1982) 1:45 AM Cleopatra Jones (1973) Tuesday, September 25: 8:00 PM Hollywood Shuffle (1987) 9:30 PM Stir Crazy (1980) 11:30 PM Watermelon Man (1970) 1:30 AM Greased Lightning (1977) Thursday, September 27: 8:00 PM Black Girl (1966) 9:15 PM Cry, the Beloved Country (1952) 11:15 PM Black Orpheus (1959) 1:15 AM Walkabout (1971)
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    Rondo Hatton Awards

    2002 Rondo Hatton Awards http://rondoaward.com/rondo/rondos02.html 2003 Rondo Hatton Awards http://rondoaward.com/rondo/rondos2003.html 2004 Rondo Hatton Awards http://rondoaward.com/rondo/2004Winners.html 2005 Rondo Hatton Awards http://rondoaward.com/rondo/Winners2005.html 2006 Rondo Hatton Awards http://rondoaward.com/rondo/Winners2006_000.html 2007 Rondo Hatton Awards http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/6537/2007-rondo-hatton-award-winners-announced/ 2008 Rondo Hatton Awards http://rondoaward.com/rondo/RondoVIIwinners.htm 2009 Rondo Hatton Awards http://rondoaward.com/rondo/Rondowinners2009.html 2010 Rondo Hatton Awards http://rondoaward.com/rondo/RONDOIXRESULTS.html 2011 Rondo Hatton Awards http://rondoaward.com/rondo/RondoXwinners.html 2012 Rondo Hatton Awards http://rondoaward.com/rondo/rondos.html 2013 Rondo Hatton Awards http://rondoaward.com/rondoaward.com/blog/?p=32 2014 Rondo Hatton Awards http://rondoaward.com/rondoaward.com/blog/?p=168 2015 Rondo Hatton Awards http://rondoaward.com/rondoaward.com/blog/?p=224 2016 Rondo Hatton Awards http://rondoaward.com/rondoaward.com/blog/?p=674
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    Trailers from Hell

    In 2005, Joe Dante, an astounding filmmaker of his own right, launched a youtube channel to focus on movie trailers of movies that ranged from science fiction to horror to exploitation films of the 1950s and 1960s decade as well as some classic films of the 1930s and 1940s of different genres. Gaining his expertise as an editor at New World Pictures under Roger Corman, he shared his fascination of films, even before Leonard Maltin and Robert Osborne. he was the original expert of movie knowledge. He was an early film critic that wrote an early predecessor of Leonard Maltin's movie guide back in the 1960s decade. Leonard Maltin had a discussion with him in a podcast interview a few years ago about that topic. Since then, Dante's channel had gained the interest of filmmakers, editors, film historians and screenwriters to talk about some of their favorite movie trailers and what makes them attracted to a particular film as they comment about it under whatever running time or trailer length from beginning to end. Your gurus range from John Landis, Mick Garris, Edgar Wright, Allison Anders, Roger Corman, Guillermo Del Toro, Mary Lambert and many others. To visit his website go to trailerfromhell.com or visit the Youtube channel under the name Trailers from Hell. The trailers are great, you never know what trailer they will comment next.
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    Trailers from Hell

    An episode from one of my favorite animated movies by Ralph Bakshi with trailer commentary for the 1972 film Fritz the Cat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHOQ5wI9jQA
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    Trailers from Hell

    Here is another insightful commentary by Brian-Trenchard Smith about the film Becket starring Peter O'Toole and Richard Burton. Just listening to his voice and his upper-level vocabulary brings me joy as if one were in a classroom with him as the college professor giving us a lecture about a film that has been relatively obscure but has gained renewed attention. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWUAODG4Bmo
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    Trailers from Hell

    There is a great batch of trailers commented by trailer editor and filmmaker Brian-Trenchard Smith. Here is an example of his versatile expertise at describing the plot, history, cast and director of the movie Snowpiercer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aK4p4WjqAbA
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    Guest Programmers and their Films

    Maybe somebody like Jim Jarmusch could be brought on to list his favorite movies as a guest programmer. He makes some great films that rely more on substance in its content than showcasing the spectacle.
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January 2005: Bill Cosby: Films Chosen: Monsieur Verdoux (1947), Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928), The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) March 2005: Stephen Sondheim: Films Chosen: The Mind Reader (1933), The Clock (1945), Smiles of a Summer Night (1955), Out of the Fog (1941), Night Must Fall (1937), Torchy Blaine in Chinatown (1938) April 2005: Hugh Hefner: Films Chosen: Casablanca (1942), To Have and Have Not (1944), The Maltese Falcon (1941), The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947) May 2005: Michael McKean: Films Chosen: Paths of Glory (1957), The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), The Time Machine (1960) June 2005: Buck Henry: Films Chosen: The Bank Dick (1940), Duck Soup (1933), Touch of Evil (1958), The Asphalt Jungle (1950) July 2005: Tom Kenny: Films Chosen: How to Murder Your Wife (1965), The Strip (1951), Mad Love (1935), He Who Gets Slapped (1924) September 2005: Liz Smith: Films Chosen: Tootsie (1982), The Barkleys of Broadway (1949), Double Indemnity (1944), Kitty Foyle (1940) October 2005: Jessica Walter: Films Chosen: Citizen Kane (1941), On the Waterfront (1954), The Way We Were (1973), I Never Sang for My Father (1970) November 2005: Alfred Uhry: Films Chosen: A Date With Judy (1948), Stage Door Canteen (1943), Shadow of a Doubt (1943), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) December 2005: Isaac Mizrahi: Films Chosen: Dinner at Eight (1933), The Red Shoes (1948), All This and Heaven Too (1940), La Dolce Vita (1960) January 2006: Mario Cantone: Films Chosen: Sunset Blvd. (1950), Mr. Skeffington (1944), A Woman's Face (1941), Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) March 2006: Sid Ganis: Films Chosen: Funny Girl (1968), The Sting (1973), The Third Man (1949), I Want to Live! (1958) April 2006: Illeana Douglas: Films Chosen: The Americanization of Emily (1964), Sullivan's Travels (1941), Ninotchka (1939), Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) May 2006: Penn & Teller: Films Chosen: At The Circus (1939), F for Fake (1973), Freaks (1932), The Sunshine Boys (1975) June 2006: Mia Farrow: Films Chosen: Rashomon (1950), The Exterminating Angel (1962), Fanny and Alexander (1982), Raging Bull (1980) July 2006: Dick Cavett: Films Chosen: Sherlock Holmes and the Woman in Green (1945), The Third Man (1949) (repeat), A Foreign Affair (1948), To Be or Not to Be (1942) September 2006: Tom Ford: Films Chosen: Dinner at Eight (1933) (repeat), Now, Voyager (1942), The Fountainhead (1949), The Last Picture Show (1971) October 2006: Augusten Burroughs: Films Chosen: Tootsie (1982) (repeat), Interiors (1978), Written on the Wind (1956), Nashville (1975) November 2006: Robert Wagner: Films Chosen: Bad Day at Black Rock (1955), Ball of Fire (1941), Gunga Din (1939), **** Tonk (1941) December 2006: Burt Reynolds: Films Chosen: The Yearling (1946), Winchester '73 (1950), White Heat (1949), His Girl Friday (1940) January 2007: Chevy Chase: Films Chosen: Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Gold Rush (1925), Rashomon (1950) (repeat) March 2007: David Mamet: Films Chosen: In Which We Serve (1942), Island in the Sky (1953), Le Jour Se Leve (1939), The Killing (1956) April 2007: Lorraine Bracco: Films Chosen: Now, Voyager (1942) (repeat), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), Chinatown (1974), A Place in the Sun (1951) May 2007: David Thomson: Films Chosen: The Killing (1956) (repeat), Act of Violence (1949), Angel Face (1953), Mr. Arkadian (1955) June 2007: Larry Miller: Films Chosen: Mr. Lucky (1943), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), The Big Sleep (1946) (repeat), Ride the High Country (1962) July 2007: Todd Oldham: Films Chosen: Barefoot in the Park (1967), The Philadelphia Story (1940), Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965), The Last Picture Show (1971) (repeat) September 2007: Barry Levinson: Films Chosen: Some Came Running (1958), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To the Forum (1966), The Third Man (1949) (repeat) October 2007: James Mangold: Films Chosen: Manhattan (1979), Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), Meet John Doe (1941), Jaws (1975) November 1, 2007: Whoopi Goldberg: Films Chosen: Beauty and the Beast (1946), Funny Girl (1968) (repeat), The Enchanted Cottage (1945), A Face in the Crowd (1957) November 2, 2007: Alfred Molina: Films Chosen: Trouble in Store (1953), The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969), Divorce, Italian Style (1961), Get Carter (1971) November 3, 2007: Donald Trump: Films Chosen: The African Queen (1951), Gone With The Wind (1939), Citizen Kane (1941) (repeat) November 4, 2007: Gore Vidal: Films Chosen: The Letter (1940), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935), That Hamilton Woman (1941) November 5, 2007: Rose McGowan: Films Chosen: The Night of the Hunter (1955), Out of the Past (1947), A Place in the Sun (1951) (repeat), That Touch of Mink (1962) November 6, 2007: Chris Elliott: Films Chosen: The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming (1966), On Golden Pond (1981), Captains Courageous (1937), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) November 7, 2007: Neil LaBute: Films Chosen: Ace in the Hole (1951), This Sporting Life (1963), Manhattan (1979) (repeat), The 400 Blows (1959) November 8, 2007: Charles Busch: Films Chosen: I Could Go on Singing (1963), The Hard Way (1942), Escape (1940), A Woman's Face (1941) (repeat) November 9, 2007: Jerry Stiller: Films Chosen: I Remember Mama (1948), A Night at the Opera (1935), Boys' Town (1938), Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (1940) November 10, 2007: Danny DeVito: Films Chosen: The Battle of Algiers (1967), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), The Devil Doll (1936), Shampoo (1975) November 11, 2007: Alton Brown: Films Chosen: What's up, Tiger Lily? (1966), Closely Watched Trains (1967), Point Blank (1967), Blow-Up (1966) November 12, 2007: Jack Klugman: Films Chosen: 12 Angry Men (1957), City for Conquest (1940), None But the Lonely Heart (1944), Inherit the Wind (1960) November 13, 2007: James Ellroy: Films Chosen: Stakeout on Dope Street (1958), Murder by Contract (1958), The Lineup (1958), Armored Car Robbery (1950) November 14, 2007: Matt Groening: Films Chosen: Blues in the Night (1941), Way Out West (1937), The Circus (1928), I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) November 15, 2007: Cybill Shepherd: Films Chosen: Ninotchka (1939) (repeat), Notorious (1946), His Girl Friday (1940) (repeat) November 16, 2007: Paul Mazursky: Films Chosen: The Asphalt Jungle (1950) (repeat), King Kong (1933), Dodsworth (1936), Brief Encounter (1945) November 17, 2007: Tracey Ullman: Films Chosen: Kes (1969), Born Yesterday (1950), Withnail & I (1987), I'm All Right Jack (1959) November 18, 2007: Graydon Carter: Films Chosen: The Awful Truth (1937), The Philadelphia Story (1940) (repeat), Casablanca (1942) (repeat), North By Northwest (1959) November 19, 2007: Renee Fleming: Films Chosen: The Great Waltz (1938), Song of Love (1947), Interrupted Melody (1955), Maytime (1937) November 20, 2007: Alec Baldwin: Films Chosen: The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) November 21, 2007: Kermit the Frog: Films Chosen: Singin' in the Rain (1952), The Band Wagon (1953), Cyrano de Bergerac (1950), Lassie Come Home (1943) November 22, 2007: Paul Aguirre: Films Chosen: The Greatest Show on Earth (1952), The Happy Time (1952), The Crowd (1928), Westward the Women (1951) November 23, 2007: Joe Pantoliano: Films Chosen: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) (repeat), Stalag 17 (1953), Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) November 24, 2007: Charles Grodin: Films Chosen: From Here to Eternity (1953), Take the Money and Run (1969), Movers and Shakers (1985), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) November 25, 2007: Thelma Schoonmaker: Films Chosen: Green for Danger (1946), The Edge of the World (1937), The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), Age of Consent (1969) November 26, 2007: Harvey Fierstein: Films Chosen: The Catered Affair (1956), The Women (1939), The Boy With Green Hair (1948), The Devil is a Sissy (1936) November 27, 2007: Maria Menounos: Films Chosen: A Place in the Sun (1951) (repeat), The Hustler (1961), Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) (repeat), Freaks (1932) (repeat) November 28, 2007: Brian Dennehy: Films Chosen: Odd Man Out (1947), Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960), The Wrong Box (1966), The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming (1966) (repeat) November 29, 2007: Mark Mothersbaugh: Films Chosen: Inherit the Wind (1960) (repeat), A Face in the Crowd (1957) (repeat), Juliet of the Spirits (1965), Hot Rods to Hell (1967) November 30, 2007: Martha Stewart: Films Chosen: Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) (repeat), Anna Karenina (1935), Enchanted April (1935), Madame Bovary (1949) December 2007: Elaine Stritch: Films Chosen: Waterloo Bridge (1940), Butterfield 8 (1960), David Copperfield (1935), Born Yesterday (1950) (repeat) January 2008: John Sayles: Films Chosen: Park Row (1952), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) (repeat), Two Women (1960), Paisan (1946) March 2008: Evander Holyfield: Films Chosen: The Shootist (1976), True Grit (1969), Cooley High (1975), The Terminator (1984) April 2008: Alex Trebek: Films Chosen: The Professionals (1966), Wuthering Heights (1939), Lonely Are The Brave (1962), Little Big Man (1970) May 2008: Tim Roth: Films Chosen: Hobson's Choice (1954), Brief Encounter (1945) (repeat), Roman Holiday (1953), Cathy Come Home (1966) June 2008: Bill Maher: Films Chosen: My Fair Lady (1964), The Oscar (1966), Where the Boys Are (1960), Tootsie (1982) (repeat) July 2008: Sally Field: Films Chosen: Love with the Proper Stranger (1964), The Awful Truth (1937) (repeat), All About Eve (1950), The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944) (repeat) September 2008: John Singleton: Films Chosen: Lassie Come Home (1943) (repeat), Meet John Doe (1941) (repeat), High Noon (1952), Gunga Din (1939) (repeat), Psycho (1960) October 2008: Rainn Wilson: Films Chosen: High School Confidential! (1958), The Gene Krupa Story (1959), Singin' in the Rain (1952) (repeat), The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953) November 2008: Ray Bradbury: Films Chosen: The Phantom of the Opera (1925), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923), Rebecca (1940), Citizen Kane (1941) (repeat) December 2008: Frank Miller: Films Chosen: The Naked City (1948), High Noon (1952) (repeat), The Bishop's Wife (1947), The Taking of Pelham One, Two, Three (1974) January 2009: Eric McCormack: Films Chosen: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939), Heaven Can Wait (1978), The Big Chill (1983), Annie Hall (1977) March 2009: John Landis: Films Chosen: The Navigator (1924), Fatty Arbuckle Comedy Shorts (Mabel and Fatty's Wash Day (1916), Fatty and Mabel's Simple Life (1915), He Did and He Didn't (1916)), The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962), Show Boat (1936), Frenzy (1972) April 2009: 15 Fan Programmers: Peter Bosch: Film Chosen: Those Lips, Those Eyes (1980) Theresa Brown: Film Chosen: The Letter (1940) (repeat) Joe Buonocore: Film Chosen: Double Indemnity (1944) (repeat) Juan Castro: Film Chosen: Swing Time (1936) Monica Elliott: Film Chosen: The Maltese Falcon (1941) (repeat) Lani Golstab: Film Chosen: Grand Illusion (1937) Phillip Himberg: Film Chosen: So Long at the Fair (1950) Jeff Hoyak: Film Chosen: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) Kyle Kersten: Film Chosen: Meet John Doe (1941) (repeat) April Lane: Film Chosen: Gone With The Wind (1939) (repeat) Jay Looker: Film Chosen: Silk Stockings (1957) Rome Mendheim: Film Chosen: Angels With Dirty Faces (1938) (repeat) Lisa Mordente: Film Chosen: Singin' in the Rain (1952) (repeat) Anna Seager: Film Chosen: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) (repeat) Lynn Zook: Film Chosen: She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949) May 2009: Tommy "Tiny" Lister: Films Chosen: Angel and the Badman (1947), Shane (1953), The Professionals (1966) (repeat), It Happened One Night (1934) July 2009: Cloris Leachman: Films Chosen: Waterloo Bridge (1940) (repeat), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) (repeat), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) (repeat) September 2009: Richard Lewis: Films Chosen: Sherlock Jr. (1924), Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928) (repeat), On the Waterfront (1954) (repeat), Dr. Strangelove (1964) October 2009: Dennis Miller: Films Chosen: Dodsworth (1936) (repeat), The Third Man (1949) (repeat), Suspicion (1941), Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) (repeat) November 2009: Anthony Hopkins: Films Chosen: The Lady From Shanghai (1948), The Treasure from the Sierra Madre (1948) (repeat), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Rear Window (1954) December 2009: Neko Case: Films Chosen: Radio Days (1987), A Face in the Crowd (1957) (repeat), The Third Man (1949) (repeat), The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) January 2010: Bob Newhart: Films Chosen: Inherit the Wind (1960) (repeat), Block-Heads (1938), A Shot in the Dark (1964), Sunset Blvd. (1950) (repeat) March 2010: Kareem Abdul-Jabar: Films Chosen: The Big Sleep (1946) (repeat), The Maltese Falcon (1941) (repeat), The Shootist (1976) (repeat), Stagecoach (1939) April 2010: Raquel Welch: Films Chosen: Adam's Rib (1949), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), To Have and Have Not (1944) (repeat) May 2010: Shirley Jones: Films Chosen: Elmer Gantry (1960), For Me and My Gal (1942), Love Me or Leave Me (1955), Random Harvest (1942) June 2010: Rich Eisen: Films Chosen: Hoosiers (1986), Rocky (1976), The Natural (1984), Caddyshack (1980) July 2010: Robert Wuhl: Films Chosen: To Be or Not To Be (1942) (repeat), The Big Country (1958), Smile (1975) September 2010: Bill Hader: Films Chosen: Five Graves to Cairo (1943), Rashomon (1950) (repeat), Brewster McCloud (1970), This is Spinal Tap (1984) October 2010: 16 Prominent U.S. Critics select two films each: Leonard Maltin and Kenneth Turan: Films Chosen: Penthouse (1933), Skyscraper Souls (1933), Touch of Evil (1958) (repeat), I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) (repeat) Richard Corliss and David Ansen: Films Chosen: Citizen Kane (1941) (repeat), The Seventh Seal (1957), The Third Man (1949) (repeat), The Earrings of Madame De... (1954) David Denby and Robert Bianco: Films Chosen: The Big Sleep (1946) (repeat), His Girl Friday (1940) (repeat), The Perils of Pauline (1947), Hail the Conquering Hero (1944) David Edelstein and Kim Morgan: Film Choices: The General (1927), Smiles of A Summer Night (1955) (repeat), Something Wild (1961), He Ran All the Way (1951) Joe Morgenstern and Peter Travers: Films Chosen: Oliver! (1968), The Black Stallion (1979), Almost Famous (2000), The Lady From Shanghai (1948) (repeat) A.O. Scott and Lou Lumenick: Films Chosen: Ride Lonesome (1959), Park Row (1952) (repeat), The Last Flight (1931), All Through the Night (1942) Susan Granger and Tom Shales: Films Chosen: Lust for Gold (1949), The Magnificent Yankee (1950), Mickey One (1965), Hollywood Hotel (1937) Roger Ebert and Mick La Salle: Films Chosen: The Lady Eve (1941), Sweet Smell of Success (1957), Lady of the Night (1924), Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) November 2010: Michael J. Fox: Films Chosen: Dr. Strangelove (1964) (repeat), Local Hero (1983), The Parallax View (1974), Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) December 2010: Eli Wallach: Films Chosen: Baby Doll (1956), The Shop Around the Corner (1940), The Great Dictator (1940), 8 1/2 (1963) January 2011: Ben McKenzie: Films Chosen: Badlands (1973), This Sporting Life (1963) (repeat), Duck Soup (1933) (repeat), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) (repeat) March 2011: TCM Employee Picks: Jeff Stafford, Terra Washington, Les Howell, and Cathy Boardman: Films Chosen: Safe in Hell (1931), Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), The Uninvited (1944), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) Scott McGee, Millie de Chrico, Carmen Madison, and Marna Grantham: Films Chosen: The Searchers (1956), A Taste of Honey (1961), Cabin in the Sky (1943), Imitation of Life (1959) Monica Neal, Richard Steiner, Holly Hadesty, and Fernando Salinas: Films Chosen: The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958), The Man from Laramie (1955), Strangers on a Train (1951), The Graduate (1967) Anna Davis, Shannon Clute, Christina Chyn, and Courtney O'Brien: Films Chosen: Female (1933), Rififi (1955), Trouble Along the Way (1953), Seconds (1966) Peter McIntosh, Lee Tsiantis, Megan Buckle-Robinson, and Kevin Little: Films Chosen: Kings Row (1942), Caught (1948), A Summer Place (1959), The Seven Samurai (1954) Mira J. Koplovsky, Dennis Camlek, Gary Freedman, and Emily Boyd: Films Chosen: On the Waterfront (1954) (repeat), Ninotchka (1939) (repeat), Waterloo Bridge (1940) (repeat), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) Christine Drayer, Genevieve McGillicuddy, Matt Pylant, and Sara Turner: Films Chosen: Annie Hall (1977) (repeat), In Which We Serve (1942) (repeat), Elevator to the Gallows (1958), Jason and the Argonauts (1963) Gabrielle Brand, Alexa Foreman, Crystal Wheeler, and Barry Burnett: Films Chosen: All About Eve (1950) (repeat), The Last of Sheila (1973), Splendor in the Grass (1961), The Story of G.I. Joe (1945) April 2011: Chita Rivera: Films Chosen: The Uninvited (1944) (repeat), Frankenstein (1931), The Jungle Book (1942), Wuthering Heights (1939) (repeat) May 2011: Peter Guber: Films Chosen: Lawrence of Arabia (1962) (repeat), The Killing Fields (1984) June 2011: Chris Isaak: Films Chosen: The Night of the Hunter (1955) (repeat), God's Little Acre (1958), A Face in the Crowd (1957) (repeat), Touch of Evil (1958) (repeat) July 2011: Conan O'Brien: Films Chosen: Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) (repeat), The Roaring Twenties (1939), Network (1976), Duck Soup (1933) (repeat) September 2011: Cher: Films Chosen: Follow the Fleet (1936), Hobson's Choice (1954) (repeat), The Big Street (1942), Lady of Burlesque (1943) October 2011: John Carpenter: Films Chosen: The Thing (From Another World) (1951), It! The Terror From Beyond Space (1958), The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), Rio Bravo (1959) November 2011: Ron Perlman: Films Chosen: The Sweet Smell of Success (1957) (repeat), Red River (1948), Gunga Din (1939) (repeat), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) (repeat) December 2011: Winona Ryder: Films Chosen: The Front (1976), Ball of Fire (1941) (repeat), Born Yesterday (1950) (repeat), A Face in the Crowd (1957) (repeat) January 2012: James L. Brooks: Films Chosen: This Is Your Story (1953 episode), My Favorite Year (1982), Dr. Strangelove (1964) (repeat), Network (1976) (repeat), Prince of the City (1981) March 2012: Jules Feiffer: Films Chosen: Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) (repeat), My Man Godfrey (1936), They Drive By Night (1940), This Gun For Hire (1942) April 2012: Anthony Bourdain: Films Chosen: The Searchers (1956) (repeat), Eyes Without a Face (1960), Get Carter (1971) (repeat), Withnail & I (1987) (repeat) May 2012: Debra Winger: Films Chosen: The Night of the Iguana (1964), Wings of Desire (1987), Rififi (1954) (repeat), Gilda (1946) June 2012: Ellen Barkin: Films Chosen: Fat City (1972), Nights of Cabiria (1957), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) (repeat), The Last Picture Show (1971) (repeat) July 2012: Spike Lee: Films Chosen: Ace in the Hole (1951) (repeat), The Night of the Hunter (1955) (repeat), A Face in the Crowd (1957) (repeat), On the Waterfront (1954) (repeat) September 2012: Regis Philbin: Films Chosen: Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) (repeat), High Society (1956), Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956), Gunga Din (1939) (repeat) October 2012: Jim Lehrer: Films Chosen: All The King's Men (1949), It Happened One Night (1934) (repeat), My Fair Lady (1964) (repeat) November 2012: Movie Morlock Bloggers: Suzi Doll: Film Chosen: The Locket (1946) Richard Harland Smith: Film Chosen: Dracula's Daughter (1936) Moira Neylon: Film Chosen: Touchez Pas Au Grisbi (1954) Pablo Kjolseth: Film Chosen: Five Million Years To Earth (1968) December 2012: Lee Child: Films Chosen: Casablanca (1942) (repeat), The Third Man (1949) (repeat), Days of Heaven (1978), The Dam Busters (1955) January 2013: Bill Paxton: Films Chosen: Juliet of the Spirits (1965) (repeat), The Spirit of the Beehive (1973), California Split (1974), The Last Detail (1973) March 2013: Joel Grey: Films Chosen: The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) (repeat), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) (repeat), On The Waterfront (1954) (repeat) April 2013: Reggie Miller: Films Chosen: Strangers on a Train (1951) (repeat), Cool Hand Luke (1967), The Graduate (1967) (repeat), Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967) (repeat) May 2013: Angie Dickinson: Films Chosen: Gigi (1958), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) (repeat), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), The 400 Blows (1959) (repeat) June 2013: Joseph Abboud: Films Chosen: They Died with Their Boots On (1941), Rebecca (1940) (repeat), Notorious (1946) (repeat), Casablanca (1942) (repeat) July 2013: Frank Rich: Films Chosen: The Palm Beach Story (1942), The Manchurian Candidate (1962), The Rules of the Game (1939), Petulia (1968) September 2013: Madeleine Stowe: Films Chosen: The More The Merrier (1943), Splendor in the Grass (1961) (repeat), The Bicycle Thief (1948), I Confess (1953) October 2013: Gilbert Gottfried: Films Chosen: Of Mice and Men (1939), The Swimmer (1968), Freaks (1932) (repeat), The Conversation (1974) November 2013: Simon Helberg: Films Chosen: Dr. Strangelove (1964) (repeat), The Party (1968), Brief Encounter (1945) (repeat), Modern Romance (1981) December 2013: Patton Oswalt: Films Chosen: Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) (repeat), 3:10 to Yuma (1957), The Wind Journeys (2009), Aaltra (2004) January 2014: Judge Judy: Films Chosen: The Goodbye Girl (1977), Elmer Gantry (1960) (repeat), The Good Earth (1937) March 2014: George Pelecanos: Films Chosen: The Outfit (1974), The Seven Ups (1973), Monte Walsh (1970), Ride the High Country (1962) (repeat) April 2014: 20 Fan Programmers: Tiffany Varquez: Film Chosen: The Naked City (1948) (repeat) Craig Shemin: Film Chosen: A Face in the Crowd (1957) (repeat) Michelle Curtis: Film Chosen: Show People (1928) Steve Hayes: Film Chosen: Them! (1954) Pat Hill-Yandell: Film Chosen: The Catered Affair (1956) (repeat) Dominique Breckenridge: Film Chosen: Witness for the Prosecution (1957) (repeat) Shane Fleming: Film Chosen: Modern Times (1936) Whitney Matheson: Film Chosen: A Woman Under the Influence (1974) Stefanie Del Papa: Film Chosen: Waterloo Bridge (1940) (repeat) Kim McShane: Film Chosen: The Philadelphia Story (1940) (repeat) Glenn Taranto: Film Chosen: Went the Day Well? (1942) Onalee McGraw: Film Chosen: 12 Angry Men (1957) (repeat) Hannah Kass: Film Chosen: Young at Heart (1954) Petri Hawkins Byrd: Film Chosen: A Man Called Adam (1966) Matt Roush: Film Chosen: The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) (repeat) Robert Best: Film Chosen: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) Sara Harmon: Film Chosen: Summer Stock (1950) Laura Ackerman Pauze: Film Chosen: Sunday in New York (1963) Alberto Ferreras: Film Chosen: Nights of Cabiria (1957) (repeat) Peter Tulba: Film Chosen: The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) (repeat) May 2014: Mother Dolores Hart: Films Chosen: Lisa (1962), Laura (1944), The Song of Bernadette (1943), The Rose Tattoo (1955) June 2014: Gene Wilder: Films Chosen: Random Harvest (1942) (repeat), The Merry Widow (1934), Witness for the Prosecution (1957) (repeat), Dark Victory (1939) July 2014: William Friedkin: Films Chosen: Bullitt (1968), The Treasure of Sierra Madre (1948) (repeat), Belle de Jour (1967), Blow-Up (1966) (repeat) September 2014: Richard Linklater: Films Chosen: Some Came Running (1958) (repeat), The Asphalt Jungle (1950) (repeat), Fanny and Alexander (1982) (repeat) October 2014: David Steinberg: Films Chosen: A Night at the Opera (1935) (repeat), Swing Time (1936) (repeat), Bringing up Baby (1938), Nights of Cabiria (1957) (repeat) November 2014: Jeff Garlin: Films Chosen: Meet John Doe (1941) (repeat), Bullitt (1968) (repeat), The Third Man (1949) (repeat), Dodsworth (1936) (repeat) December 2014: Jason Lee: Films Chosen: The Kid (1921), City Lights (1931), Paris, Texas (1984) January 2015: Michael Feinstein: Films Chosen: Too Late Blues (1961), Rhapsody in Blue (1945), Cabin in the Sky (1943) (repeat), Summer Holiday (1948) March 2015: Robin Quivers: Films Chosen: A Place in the Sun (1951) (repeat), A Raisin in the Sun (1961), Born Yesterday (1950) (repeat), The Philadelphia Story (1940) (repeat) April 2015: Mo Rocca: Films Chosen: King Kong (1933) (repeat), What's Up Doc? (1972), The Birds (1963), Dog Day Afternoon (1975) (repeat) May 2015: Tony Bennett and Gary Sargent: Films Chosen: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) (repeat), Modern Times (1936) (repeat), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) (repeat), I'll Be Seeing You (1944), One Way Passage (1932) June 2015: Edgar Wright: Films Chosen: Dames (1934), The Last of Sheila (1973) (repeat), The Super Cops (1974), O Lucky Man! (1973) July 2015: Joan Collins: Films Chosen: Gilda (1946) (repeat), Boom Town (1940), The Women (1939) (repeat), The Opposite Sex (1956) September 2015: Diahann Carroll: Films Chosen: Claudine (1974), Now, Voyager (1942) (repeat), Gilda (1946) (repeat), Glory (1989) October 2015: Nathan Lane: Films Chosen: The Producers (1968), All The President's Men (1976), Being There (1979), City Lights (1931) (repeat) November 2015: Greg Proops: Films Chosen: Grand Illusion (1937) (repeat), The Three Musketeers (1973), Out of the Past (1947) (repeat), Dog Day Afternoon (1975) (repeat) December 2015: Tina Fey: Films Chosen: Desk Set (1957), My Favorite Wife (1940), The Goodbye Girl (1977) (repeat), That's Entertainment! (1974) January 2016: Dick Guttman: Films Chosen: Love in the Afternoon (1957), Bonnie and Clyde (1967), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) (repeat), Sullivan's Travels (1941) (repeat) March 2016: Richard Kind: Films Chosen: The Apartment (1960), Soldier in the Rain (1963), MASH (1970), Lawrence of Arabia (1962) (repeat) April 2016: Gloria Steinem: Films Chosen: A Taste of Honey (1961) (repeat), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) (repeat), Mr. Arkadian (1955) (repeat), Z (1969) May 2016: Matthew Broderick: Films Chosen: Doorway to Hell (1930), Breaking Away (1979), The 400 Blows (1959) (repeat), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) (repeat) June 2016: Candice Bergen: Films Chosen: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) (repeat), The Graduate (1967) (repeat), The Earrings of Madame De... (1954) (repeat), The French Connection (1971) July 2016: Louis Gossett Jr.: Films Chosen: Blackboard Jungle (1955), Touch of Evil (1958) (repeat), Lifeboat (1944), The Night of the Hunter (1955) (repeat) September 2016: Tom Bruno: Films Chosen: Casablanca (1942) (repeat), The Dirty Dozen (1967) October 2016: Jonah Goldberg & Leon Wieseltier: Films Chosen: A Face in the Crowd (1957) (repeat), America, America (1963), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) (repeat), Fury (1936) November 2016: Steve Israel: Films Chosen: The Candidate (1972), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) (repeat), The Best Man (1964), Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) (repeat) December 2016: Amy Heckerling: Films Chosen: The Roaring Twenties (1939) (repeat), Footlight Parade (1933), 8 1/2 (1963) (repeat), The Cabinet of Dr. Calgari (1919) January 2017: Damien Chazelle: Films Chosen: It's Always Fair Weather (1955), The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) (repeat), Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) (repeat), City Lights (1931) (repeat) March 2017: Michael Connelly: Films Chosen: Klute (1971), The French Connection (1971) (repeat), Night Moves (1975), Shaft (1971) April 2017: William Daniels: Films Chosen: 1776 (1972), A Thousand Clowns (1965), Dodsworth (1936) (repeat) May 2017: Humberto Martinez: Films Chosen: Bye Bye Birdie (1963), The Eddie Duchin Story (1956), Pal Joey (1957) June 2017: Billy Bob Thornton: Films Chosen: The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), Giant (1956), Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973) October 2017: Todd Haynes: Films Chosen: The Crowd (1928) (repeat), Sounder (1972), The Night of the Hunter (1955) (repeat), Walkabout (1971) November 2017: Matthew Modine: Films Chosen: The Dirty Dozen (1967) (repeat), Cool Hand Luke (1967) (repeat), Network (1976) (repeat), Grand Illusion (1937) (repeat) December 2017: Matt Walsh: Films Chosen: Being There (1979) (repeat), My Favorite Year (1982) (repeat), Withnail and I (1987) (repeat), Horse Feathers (1932) January 2018: Joanna Going: Films Chosen: The Black Stallion (1979) (repeat), Wings of Desire (1987) (repeat), Day for Night (1973), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) (repeat) March 2018: Drew Scott: Films Chosen: High Noon (1952) (repeat), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Poltergeist (1982), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) (repeat) September 2018: Keith Carradine: Films Chosen: Captains Courageous (1937) (repeat), Random Harvest (1942) (repeat), Performance (1970), Thieves Like Us (1974) October 2018: Robert Redford & David Lowery: Films Chosen: The Candidate (1972) (repeat), Straight Time (1978), Invisible Stripes (1939) December 2018: John Landis: Films Chosen: The Monster and the Girl (1941), Helpmates (1932), Towed in a Hole (1932), Paths of Glory (1957) (repeat), It's a Gift (1934)
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    Guest Programmers and their Films

    I always wondered if TCM were calling back the same people from the previous years to provide more movies to see on TCM. But I always find it strange to bring John Landis back. Why not bring Joe Dante or Eric Stoltz as a guest programmer? Or maybe Barry Jenkins or the guests featured in the Adventures in Moviemaking from the Criterion Collection?
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    Rondo Hatton Awards

    DR. GANGRENE'S TOP 31 HORROR ANTHOLOGY FILMS TWICE TOLD TALES (1963) DIRECTED BY SIDNEY SALKOW | STARRING: VINCENT PRICE, SEBASTIAN CABOT, BRETT HALSEY, BEVERLY GARLAND ASYLUM (1972) DIRECTED BY ROY WARD BAKER | STARRING: BARBARA PERKINS, RICHARD TODD, SYLVIA SYMS, PETER CUSHING THE VAULT OF HORROR (1973) DIRECTED BY ROY WARD BAKER | STARRING: CURD JURGENS, TERRY-THOMAS, TOM BAKER, DANIEL MASSEY TRILOGY OF TERROR II (1996) DIRECTED BY DAN CURTIS | STARRING: LYSETTE ANTHONY, GERAINT WYN DAVIES, MATT CLARK, GEOFFREY LEWIS DEAD OF NIGHT (1977) DIRECTED BY DAN CURTIS | STARRING: ED BEGLEY JR., E.J. ANDRE, ANN DORAN, CHRISTINA HART TALES FROM THE HOOD (1996) DIRECTED BY RUSTY CUNDIEFF | STARRING: CLARENCE WILLIAMS III, CORBIN BERNSEN, JOE TORRY, DE'AUNDRE BONDS THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD (1971) DIRECTED BY PETER DUFFELL | STARRING: JOHN BRYANS, JOHN BENNETT, JOHN MALCOLM, DENHOLM ELLIOTT TORTURE GARDEN (1967) DIRECTED BY FREDDIE FRANCIS | STARRING: JACK PALANCE, BURGESS MEREDITH, BEVERLY ADAMS, PETER CUSHING TALES FROM THE CRYPT (1972) DIRECTED BY FREDDIE FRANCIS | STARRING: JOAN COLLINS, PETER CUSHING, RALPH RICHARDSON, GEOFFREY BAYLDON TRILOGY OF TERROR (1975) DIRECTED BY DAN CURTIS | STARRING: KAREN BLACK, ROBERT BURTON, JOHN KARLEN, GEORGE GAYNES DEAD OF NIGHT (1945) DIRECTED BY ALBERTO CAVALCANTI, CHARLES CRICHTON, BASIL DEARDEN, ROBERT HAMER | STARRING: MERVYN JOHNS, MICHAEL REDGRAVE, ROLAND CULVER, MARY MERRALL BLACK SABBATH (1963) DIRECTED BY MARIO BAVA | STARRING: MICHELE MERCIER, LIDIA ALFONSI, BORIS KARLOFF, MARK DAMON THE UNCANNY (1977) DIRECTED BY DENIS HEROUX | STARRING" PETER CUSHING, RAY MILLAND, JOHN GREENWOOD, ROLAND CULVER KWAIDAN (1964) DIRECTED BY MASAKI KOBAYASHI | STARRING: RENTARO MIKUNI, MICHIYO ARATAMA, MISAKO WATANABE, KENJIRO ISHIYAMA CREEPSHOW 2 (1987) DIRECTED BY MICHAEL GORNICK | STARRING: GEORGE KENNEDY, LOIS CHILES, DOMENICK JOHN, TOM SAVINI THE MONSTER CLUB (1981) DIRECTED BY ROY WARD BAKER | STARRING: VINCENT PRICE, JOHN CARRADINE, ANTHONY STEEL, ROGER SLOMAN TERROR TRACT (2000) DIRECTED BY LANCE W. DREESEN, CLINT HUTCHISON | STARRING: JOHN RITTER, DAVID DELUISE, ALLISON SMITH, KIM CORRELL NIGHTMARES (1983) DIRECTED BY JOSEPH SARGENT | STARRING: CHRISTINA RAINES, JOE LAMBIE, ANTHONY JAMES, CLARE TORAO FROM A WHISPER TO A SCREAM (1987) DIRECTED BY JEFF BURR | STARRING: VINCENT PRICE, CLU GULAGER, TERRY KISER, HARRY CAESAR DR. TERROR'S HOUSE OF HORRORS (1965) DIRECTED BY FREDDIE FRANCIS | STARRING: CHRISTOPHER LEE, PETER CUSHING, NEIL MCCALLUM, URSULA HOWELLS TWO EVIL EYES (1990) DIRECTED BY DARIO ARGENTO, GEORGE ROMERO | STARRING: ADRIENNE BARBEAU, HARVEY KEITEL, RAMY ZADA, BINGO O'MALLEY TALES THAT WITNESS MADNESS (1973) DIRECTED BY FREDDIE FRANCIS | STARRING: JACK HAWKINS, DONALD PLEASANCE, GEORGIA BROWN, DONALD HUSTON CREEPSHOW (1982) DIRECTED BY GEORGE ROMERO | STARRING: HAL HOLBROOK, LESLIE NIELSEN, ADRIENNE BARBEAU, E.G. MARSHALL CAT'S EYE (1985) DIRECTED BY LEWIS TEAGUE | STARRING: DREW BARRYMORE, JAMES WOODS, ALAN KING, KENNETH MCMILLAN TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE (1983) DIRECTED BY JOE DANTE, JOHN LANDIS, GEORGE MILLER, STEVEN SPIELBERG | STARRING: DAN AYKROYD, VIC MORROW, DOUG MCGRATH NIGHT GALLERY: PILOT (1969) DIRECTED BY BORIS SAGAL, BARRY SHEAR, STEVEN SPIELBERG | STARRING: JOAN CRAWFORD, OSSIE DAVIS, RICHARD KILEY, RODDY MCDOWELL TALES OF TERROR (1962) DIRECTED BY ROGER CORMAN | STARRING: VINCENT PRICE, MAGGIE PIERCE, LEONA GAGE, PETER LORRE TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE MOVIE (1990) DIRECTED BY JOHN HARRISON | STARRING: DEBBIE HARRY, MATTHEW LAWRENCE, CHRISTIAN SLATER, DAIVD FORRESTER FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE (1974) DIRECTED BY KEVIN CONNOR | STARRING: PETER CUSHING, IAN BANNEN, IAN CARMICHAEL, DIANA DORS BODY BAGS (1993) DIRECTED BY JOHN CARPENTER, TOBE HOOPER, LARRY SULKIS | STARRING: JOHN CARPENTER, TOM ARNOLD, TOBE HOOPER, ROBERT CARRADINE TRICK 'R TREAT (2007) DIRECTED BY MICHAEL DOUGHERTY | STARRING: ANNA PAQUIN, BRIAN COX, DYLAN BAKER, ROCHELLE AYTES Do you agree with this list that was randomly selected by Dr. Gangrene from October 1 - 31, 2017? Were there any films that you felt could be added to the list of horror anthology films? Add your additions to this list.
  11. If you have a favorite movie that features african-americans as directors, actors, writers or producers that are not on this list, what would it be?
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    Guest Programmers and their Films

    A movie that I highly recommend about the making of a movie in a movie is called "American Movie" (1999). A documentary about a young filmmaker making his own independent movie that the main filmmaker had never completed since 1991. The filmmaker is Mark Borchardt who was originally inspired to direct another film for his community in the midwest, but in a sudden turn of events, decides to complete his low-budget horror film "Coven" (2000). But along the way he encounters financial problems, weather issues, and other production issues that start to go haywire. It is a funny film, and an interesting look into independent filmmaking when things don't always go according to plan from the filmmakers vision and mindset.
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    Guest Programmers and their Films

    One of the films that I was attracted to when I was in film class at Hillsborough Community College was the film "Miami Connection" (1987). It is a genre bending film directed by Y.K. Kim. It combines martial arts and boy band films of the 1980s decade set in the city of Orlando, Florida as well as the city of Miami. It is an unusual film, but it is a lot of fun, if you get a chance to enjoy the corniness of it all. The film was originally not a commercial or critical success in the Orlando area. The film put Y.K. Kim in debt as he struggled to grapple with the film's failure. Overtime the film was shown at underground theaters across the United States and it was in 2012 that Drafthouse Films restored and re-released the film and it gained critical and commercial reception all throughout the country. This film has been shown in dozens of theaters across the country for its newfound audience of corny 1980s action, martial arts, rock music and over-the-top acting that you have to see to believe. This is a film that is a must-see and one that I would highly recommend.
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    Guest Programmers and their Films

    The other film that I watched several days ago from the library was "The Lady From Shanghai" (1948). This film is pretty interesting in that it is one of the few films that was created by Orson Welles with special thanks to William Castle, that the film became an unusual film when it was first released in 1948. I watched this film with audio commentary by Peter Bogdanovich as he provided anecdotes about how he came across this film, his interview with Orson Welles, the debunking of rumors that surrounded Welles' film when it was first shown in theaters, and the cult status that elevated the movie to become a film classic. It is an unusual film from Orson Welles, with his haunting cinematography, score, acting and sequences that were originally planned when Welles wrote meticulous notes about the specifics of how it should be played out throughout the making of the film.
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    Guest Programmers and their Films

    I watched the film "I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang" (1932) several days ago. It was a heartfelt and compelling film that I notice is relevant in today's climate regarding social and political injustice in the United States today. The main character played by Paul Muni is a war veteran who came back home from the war and is struggling to look for work all across the United States, but he finds himself in trouble when he is part of a shooting that he is not a part of. It's message of social injustice and unrest is a good reason of why films of that subject matter ring true in today's culture.
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    Guest Programmers and their Films

    What I have found fascinating about the film Monsieur Verdoux (1947) is that this underrated Charlie Chaplin comedy was meant to move away from the light-hearted comedies Chaplin was known for creating when it comes to writing, acting and directing; as well as producing his own films. This bravura performance that he displays throughout the entire film showcases his willingness of going into dark subject matter while keeping his liberal agenda intact on film. It was Chaplin's biggest flop of the post-war era, but it is an important reminder that even great artists like Chaplin can create artistic films without going against the nth degree of what is distasteful to the audience and what is considered art. It was the film that Bill Cosby introduced in January 2005. But the consequence of this comedian and the film that he selected are not similar to the crime that he was accused of in 2014 by dozens, if not multiple women who threw allegations of sexual criminal activity over the years.
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    Rondo Hatton Awards

    BEST WEBSITE birth.movies.death (WINNER) Runners-up: Bloody Disgusting, Dread Central Honorable mentions: Collinsport Historical Society; Video Watchblog; Daily Dead; Dr. Gangrene's Mad Blog BEST MULTI-MEDIA SITE TWILIGHT ZONE PODCAST (WINNER) Runners-up: Blumhouse Shock Waves; Bloodbath and Beyond; Monster Kid Radio; Ray Harryhausen Podcast Honorable mentions: Trailers From Hell; Damn Dirty Geeks; Count Gore De Vol's Creature Features; Homicidal Homemaker BEST CONVENTION MONSTER BASH (WINNER) Runners-up: Monsterpalooza; HorrorHound Weekend Honorable mention: Texas Frightmare BEST LIVE EVENT RAY HARRYHAUSEN'S MYTHICAL MENAGERIE, Science Museum Oklahoma (WINNER) Runners-up: Blob Panic Re-Enactment (BlobFest); MST3K tour Honorable mentions: Women in Horror Month; Frankenstein the True Story event (Creature Features, Burbank) FAVORITE HORROR HOST SVENGOOLIE (WINNER) Runners-up: Elvira, Joe Bob Briggs Honorable mentions: Dr. Gangrene, Penny Dreadful, Count Gore De Vol, Karlos Borloff, Bone Jangler, Lord Blood-Rah, Son of Ghoul BEST HORROR COMIC BOOK MY FAVORITE THING IS MONSTERS, by Emil Ferris (WINNER) Runners-up: American Gods; Walking Dead; Haunted Horror; Lucio Fulci's Zombie BEST CD HAMMER HORROR: CLASSIC THEMES 1958-1974 (WINNER) Runners-up: Bram Stoker's Dracula; Long Live the King; Audio Adventures of Big Dan Frater; Vault of Horror INDIVIDUAL AWARDS WRITER OF THE YEAR Patrick McCray Few people know the secrets of Collinsport more than Patrick McCray, a Dark Shadows expert whose contributions to the Dark Shadows Daybook keep horror's enduring scare opera alive for new generations. A writer who viewed 1,225 episodes in 45 days, he shares his obsession with Collinsport fans daily. Runners-up: Jonathan Rigby, Gary Rhodes, Tom Weaver, Tim Lucas, Kit Ellinger, **** Coangelo, Frank Dello Stritto, Kim Newman ARTIST OF THE YEAR Mark Maddox The dazzling artwork of Mark Maddox has become as familiar as the logos of our favorite monster magazines. Whether giving a vibrant vibe to Ghidrah or a somber take on Dracula, the Maddox touch is sure and steady. No wonder his work is nominated for several covers each year. Runners-up: Daniel Horne, Chantal Handley, Scott Jackson, Gary Pullin, Frank Dietz, Jason Edmiston, L.J. Dopp, Peter Von Sholly, George Chastain LINDA MILLER AWARD FOR FAN ARTIST OF THE YEAR (In Memory of the late Linda Miller) David G. Hardy The art of David G. Hardy flows naturally, capturing the hearts and torments of our favorite monsters and supporting players. Whether casual sketches or full-throated portraits, Hardy's work is in the grand tradition of classic fantasy, propelled by an exuberance of spirit that keeps his horrors...alive. Runners-up: John Sargent, Malcolm Gittins, Jeff Carlson, Jerrod Brown, Rob Costello. SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Sonny Vento of the Haunted Barn Movie Museum Sonny Vento, now 87, appeared very briefly in 1953 as a longshoreman in THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS, just before the Rhedosaur attacks. Vento helped his son, Joey, start the Haunted Barn Movie Museum in New York, which since 1968 has displayed monster props and shown movies to kids young and old. Says Joey: "When we do our Monstrous Movie Memories Show displays, we always do a tribute to dad." We at the Rondos are delighted to honor a Greatest Generation Monster Kid! MONSTER KID OF THE YEAR TIM LANZA A vice president at the Cohen Media Group, Tim was the driving force behind the restoration of James Whale's OLD DARK HOUSE on Blu-Ray. Working his industry contacts for years, he finally got access to a Library of Congress copy for a 4K restoration. Classic horror fans now have the 1932 film as it was meant to have been seen. The Rondos are honored to select Tim Lanza as our Monster Kid of the Year. THE MONSTER KID HALL OF FAME JUNE FORAY June Foray was quite literally the voice of several generations, the voice artist behind Rocky and Bullwinkle, Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera, Disney and scores of commercials and films. Passing away last year at the age of 99, her legacy lives on to the delight of our children and grandchildren. CASSANDRA PETERSON Taking the tradition of horror hosts to sexy and hilarious heights, Cassandra Peterson's Elvira character never forgot the dignity of the films she lampooned. For 30 years she's kept forgotten horror franchises alive. One of the genre's true pioneers. GREG NICOTERO In a world of suits and balance sheets, it's rare that someone who gets it takes charge of a horror franchise as important as THE WALKING DEAD. A trailblazing makeup and effects artist, Nicotero's deft directing touch keeps the show at the cutting edge of 21st Century storytelling. His work will be a guide for generations of filmmakers to come. ROBERT TAYLOR In a world of collectors, few can compare with Robert Taylor, whose rooms of show business memorabilia from the early 1900s to the fright films of the 50s is a living museum. With access to Forrest J. Ackerman's writings and Vincent Price artwork, Taylor is a master of ephemera that matters. In addition, his years of serving as Sara Karloff's aide de camp at conventions and elsewhere have kept icons available to fans and researchers. HARUO NAKAJIMA For decades he was the anonymous man in the Godzilla suit, walking silently though miniature cities. It was hot in the suit, he said later, sometimes he was injured. But Haruo Nakajima never faltered as he kept Toho's monster franchise on schedule. Late in life fans learned his names and flocked to him at conventions. When he died at age 88, Nakajima knew that in his own way, he was a star. MIKE HILL Mike Hill's lifelike sculpts of famous monsters can take your breath away. Full-size and detailed down to the tear on a teenage werewolf's pants leg, Hill's work reveals the humanity in even the fiercest of creatures. His work on the merman in THE SHAPE OF WATER shows his Hollywood influence has only just began.
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    Rondo Hatton Awards

    BEST FILM OF 2017 THE SHAPE OF WATER (WINNER) Runner-up: GET OUT Honorable mentions: WONDER WOMAN, IT, BLADE RUNNER 2049 BEST TV PRESENTATION STRANGER THINGS 2 (WINNER) Runners-up: BLACK MIRROR, GAME OF THRONES Honorable mentions: DOCTOR WHO, FEUD BEST BLU-RAY/DVD SUSPIRIA LIMITED EDITION (Synapse) (WINNER) Runner-up: THE OLD DARK HOUSE (Cohen) Honorable mentions: THE LOST WORLD (Flicker Alley); THE LODGER (1927; Criterion); RAWHEAD REX (Kino); CALTIKI: THE IMMORTAL MONSTER (Arrow) BEST COLLECTION THE PHANTASM COLLECTION (Well Go USA) (WINNER) Runner-up: FRITZ LANG: THE SILENT FILMS (Kino) Honorable mentions: GEORGE ROMERO: BETWEEN NIGHT AND DAWN (Arrow); PAUL NASCHY COLLECTION (Scream Factory) BEST RESTORATION SUSPIRIA LIMITED EDITION (Synapse) (WINNER) Runner-up: THE OLD DARK HOUSE (Cohen) Honorable mentions: THE LOST WORLD (Flicker Alley); ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN MARVEL (Kino); CALTIKI (Arrow) BEST COMMENTARY DAVID DEL VALLE, DEREK BOTELHO (Suspiria) (WINNER) Runner-up: TOM WEAVER, GARY RHODES, ROBERT KISS (Invisible Ghost); TIM LUCAS (Caltiki) Honorable mention: ROD BURNETT, TROY GUINN (Naschy Collection) BEST DVD EXTRA A SIGH FROM THE DEPTHS: 40 YEARS OF SUSPIRIA, directed by Daniel Griffith (WINNER) Honorable mentions: THE LOST WORLD (restoration of Ghost Slumber Mountain); THE OLD DARK HOUSE (interview with Sara Karloff); THE LODGER (Hitchcock talks to Truffaut); TALES FROM THE HOOD (Making of) BEST INDEPENDENT FILM THE DEVIL'S CANDY, directed by Sean Byrne (WINNER) Runners-up: A GHOST STORY; Jovanka Vuckovic's XX Honorable mentions: DEMON WITH THE ATOMIC BRAIN; THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM; THESEUS AND THE MINOTAUR; I DON'T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE; FANTASMA; HG Lewis' BLOODMANIA BEST SHORT FILM KONG: STEEL IN LOVE, directed by Tom Woodruff Jr. Honorable mentions: WHY IS THERE CARDBOARD IN DRACULA?; BURN; THE BLACK CAT; RAKKA; MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH BEST DOCUMENTARY MONSTER KIDS: THE IMPACT OF THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT, directed by James-Michael Roddy (WINNER) Runner-up: BATMAN AND BILL Honorable mentions: YOU'RE SO COOL, BREWSTER: THE STORY OF FRIGHT NIGHT; WHO GOES THERE: IN SEARCH OF THE THING; KING COHEN; TO HELL AND BACK: THE KANE HODDER STORY BOOK OF THE YEAR THE ART OF HORROR MOVIES: An Illustrated History by Stephen Jones (WINNER) Runners-up: RICCARDO FREDA: The Life and Works of a Born Filmmaker, by Roberto Curti; NOPE, NOTHING WRONG HERE: The Making of Cujo, by Lee Gambin; MONSTER SQUAD: Celebrating the Creators Behind Cinema's Most Memorable Creatures, by Heather A. Wixson; A WEREWOLF REMEMBERS, by Frank Dello Strito Honorable mentions: ISHIRO HONDA, by Steve Ryfle and Ed Godziszewski; UNIVERSAL TERRORS, by Tom Weaver, David Schecter, Robert J. Kiss, and Steve Kronenberg; MICHAEL CURTIZ, by Alan K. Rode; ARE YOU IN THE HOUSE ALONE: A TV Movie Compendium, by Amanda Reyes BEST MAGAZINE (Classic) SCARY MONSTERS (WINNER) Runners-up: LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS, FAMOUS MONSTERS Honorable mentions: VIDEO WATCHDOG, CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES, SCREEM, DIABOLIQUE, FILMFAX, MONSTERBASH; G-FAN BEST MAGAZINE (modern) RUE MORGUE (WINNER) Runner-up: HORRORHOUND Honorable mention: SCREAM BEST ARTICLE 'The Epic Untold Saga Behind Frankenstein: The True Story,' by Sam Irvin, LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #38. (WINNER) Runners-up: 'Robert Bloch: The Clown at Midnight,' by Steven Vertlieb, thunderchild.com; 'Boris Karloff: Host of NBC's Thriller,' by Robert J. Kiss, CLASSIC IMAGES #507. Honorable mentions: 'Battle of the Monster Makers,' by Mark C. Glassy, SCARY MONSTERS #103; 'The Great and Secret Showman' by Sean Plummer, RUE MORGUE #176; 'The Future of Horror,' by Nathan Hanneman, HORRORHOUND #68; 'Caltiki, the Name Written in Tripe,' by Tim Lucas, SCREEM #33; 'Supernatural Folklore in the Japanese Ghost Film,' by Kat Ellinger, DIABOLIQUE #26; 'Less is More: The Need to Return to Generic Horror,' by Preston Fassel, HeardTell.com BEST INTERVIEW (Award goes to interviewer) The W.I.T.C.H. interviews by Andrea Subassati, RUE MORGUE #178 (WINNER) Runners-up: Marie Wallace, by Rod Labbe, SCARY MONSTERS #104; Martin Landau by Mike Stein, FILMFAX #149 Honorable mentions: Adrienne Barbeau by Terry and Tiffany Dufoe, VIDEOSCOPE #103; Sissy Spacek by Lee Gambin, SCREAM #41; John Walsh (Harryhausen friend), by Adrian Smith, SCREEM #33; Kelli Maroney by Preston Fassel, CineDump.com BEST COLUMN The Doctor Is In-Sane, by Dr. Gangrene (SCARY MONSTERS) (WINNER) Runner-up: It Came from Bowen's Basement, by John T. Bowen, RUE MORGUE Honorable mentions: They Came from the Crypt, by Jon Kitley, HORRORHOUND; SHOT IN THE DARK, by Tim Lucas, DIABOLIQUE; Rondo Remembers, by Ron Adams, MONSTER BASH; Overlooked in Hollywood, by Laura Wagner, GOLDEN FILMS OF THE GOLDEN AGE BEST COVER SCARY MONSTERS #105 by Scott Jackson (WINNER) Runners-up: LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #38 by Mark Maddox; CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES #9 by Daniel Horne Honorable mentions: FAMOUS MONSTERS #289 by Terry Wolfinger; RUE MORGUE #178 by Sara Deck and Andrew Wright
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    Rondo Hatton Awards

    Hello guys, Sorry for the delay of the recent Rondo Hatton Award Winners, but I will submit the winners and nominees from this year's Rondo Awards in just a moment.
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    Svengoolie

    This Saturday on Svengoolie, Keep watching the skies, because the martians are here to invade earth in the classic 1956 science fiction film "Earth vs. The Flying Saucers" (1956). Saturday at 8/7c on MeTV.
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    Svengoolie

    On MeTv, there is a horror host from chicago, his name is Svengoolie, also known as Rich Koz. He was part of the WCIU television station in the area known as Berwyn. He first started as the Son of Svengoolie in 1979 after Joey G. Bishop retired the character in 1973. Then, after the cancellation of the Son of Svengoolie in 1986, Rich Koz kept on going with the Koz Zone from 1986 to 1995. In 1995, Koz finally attributed the title of Svengoolie. He is currently one of the last remaining horror hosts from the golden age of television to continue his stance on television. He currently screens horror movies from Universal as well as monster movies from Toho Studios. To learn more about Svengoolie, visit svengoolie.com.
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    Svengoolie

    For the first week of April, Svengoolie aired the science-fiction film classic "Dinosaurus! (1960). The movie aired on April 7, on MeTV at 8/7c. In the second week, he aired "Abbott and Costello Go To Mars" (1953). It aired on April 14, at 8/7c on MeTV. The third week, he aired "Have Rocket, Will Travel" (1959) with the Three Stooges. The movie aired on April 21, at 8/7c on MeTV. Tomorrow, Svengoolie will air the classic William Castle horror film "Mr. Sardonicus" (1961). Be sure to catch the excitement at 8/7c on MeTV.
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    Svengoolie

    The Gill Man is back! Svengoolie is presenting the sequel to the Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954). It's the Revenge of the Creature (1955). Saturday at 8:00/7:00 p.m. central on MeTV.
  24. The film that I have watched from nearly a month ago is a wonderful foreign language horror film from academy award winner Guillermo del Toro entitled Cronos (1993). The film's gore factor ranges from moderate to extreme, but it doesn't shy away from the main story as well as del Toro's themes and motifs that he utilizes in his later work, such as catholicism and his fascination with horror and fantasy.

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    Trailers from Hell

    A special treat from the youtube channel Trailers from Hell is a clip from the compilation film that Joe Dante edited from 1968 The Movie ****. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7fp4v8bTEo

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