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    Noir Alley

    I do, I remember it happening last year where Canada got a noir about a land with an oil well and some confrontation about it. But I guess when you show as many noirs as Noir Alley does, you'll eventually have to show some that are only in the US to keep it fresh. And his comments before and after the movie are why I'm always on time for the midnight showing, or catching the 10 AM showing if I missed it. Read the spoilers and I'm glad High Sierra reminds me of Dark Passage a bit, almost like keeping some of the themes in making the alternative pick for Canada. I haven't seen Manpower but I'm game for anything Edward G. Robinson, double for Larceny Inc. coming up at the end of the month. White Heat, absolutely legendary. Thank you very much! Didn't know about the video archive and hearing the commentary I missed out on made my day.
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    Did anyone predict the Oscars?

    I thought the indie hipster art choice would have won best picture but I couldn't even get that right. The only one I got right was "Best Animated Feature" but even a chimp could have guessed that one right.
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    Noir Alley

    Got my drink, spilled it a bit in my rush and instead of High Sierra and an Eddie Muller intro, I get Dark Passage without the intro. Honestly, I thought Dark Passage was the feature for this week and thought it sounded familiar but couldn't place it. 5 minutes in and you can't see Humphrey Bogart's face and now I remember it and it being on Noir Alley previously, with Eddie commenting on having a big name star and not showing his face for most of the movie. One hell of a stylistic choice. I don't mind the rewatch, and Hollywood voices back then are the bees knees.
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    Noir Alley

    God I've missed Eddie Muller and Noir Alley. Saturday nights aren't the same without a good noir flick and Eddie's intros to them.
  5. A repeat of the day laughter died. But I will mark it in my calendar.
  6. I can't wait for them to replay the Underground line-up of yesteryear and going through Mac & Me and The Garbage Pail Kids Movie again.
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    Actor Luke Perry (1966-2019)

    I loved him in Riverdale. He was the sanest, most reasonable parent in a world of gangs, mafia, candy drugs, more gangs, prison fight clubs, Archie's music career, murder mysteries, cults and gangs. And his cameo in Johnny Bravo for "Luke Perry's Guide to Love".
  8. It was incredibly underground and deserved it's rating and rep as a video nasty but Susan Tyrrell made it a must see. Underground hit it out of the park with that one and is worth staying up for. It is pretty unsettling though.
  9. This being on Underground is giving me flashbacks of Marley and Me and 'Nam flashbacks of The Garbage Pail Kids Movie. I'll miss the cheeseball of Mandrake, The Magician but hot dog Flash Gordon! Further continues my Saturdays of cruising from Underground to Saturday morning serials.
  10. I'll be content with my monthly showing of The Best Years of Our Lives.
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    Noir Alley

    My TV guide said Beware My Lovely at Midnight and then played something else; don't know if this would be the case again for the Sunday morning 10 AM EST spot.
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    I Just Watched...

    Beware, My Lovely (1952), the week's Noir Alley segment, a- what? It's not Noir Alley? Not for Canada on Christmas? Then what do we get? We get Double Deal (1950), about oil, murder, inheritance and a monkey. It was good, I got a bit sidetracked in the middle of it but I liked what I saw. Had a great old-timey feel that felt even older and timier with the goons that roughed up our Main pally here. It felt so mobster that when you think of 50s gangsters, those were the kind of people you think of. It was a nice little noir that I'm glad I caught but it would have been better if Eddie Muller introduced it and had an afterword. 7/10
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    Noir Alley

    I think Canada is skipping Noir Alley this week, got Double Deal (1950, not 1939) and the biggest tip off wasn't the different title but no classy Noir Alley theme music or Eddie Muller classing up the joint.
  14. Saturday, December 8th 9:30 a.m. Mandrake, the Magician: Terror Rides the Rails (1939) Every Saturday morning minus Veteran's Day weekend for the past couple of months with episode 9 ending a few minutes ago in all it's cheesy, narmy glory. Where Mandrake is in dire peril at the end of the obligatory cliffhanger but the preview shows he's completely unscathed from the cliffhanger in question, still hunting for The Wasp, played by ???. Chase well with Popeye.
  15. A saturday without Popeye is a saturday I do not want.

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