Comedy

Buster Keaton: Last Action Hero

Buster Keaton fights crime in a movie inside a movie. Image: Walker Art Center In the summer of 1993, Columbia Pictures released a big-budget film about a boy who is transported inside a movie to help the hero fight crime. The movie was Last Action Hero, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was an $85 million failure. Other directors have tried… Continue reading Buster Keaton: Last Action Hero

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O Canada Blogathon 2016: It’s a Wrap!

Originally posted on Speakeasy:
Ruth of Silver Screenings and I want to end this fun week with a big fat thank you to everybody who took the time to contribute time and blog space to celebrate Canada’s films and entertainers. Once again we had a fantastic variety of posts, covering pretty much every genre and era. We learned…

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O Canada Blogathon – Day 5 Recap

It’s been a blast! It’s the last day of the #OCanada Blogathon, and it’s been a thrill to celebrate Canadian films and filmmakers. Bloggers: If we didn’t include your post today, don’t worry – it will appear in tomorrow’s wrap-up post. Also please note the original announcement post is being updated throughout the blogathon to archive all the recaps and posts. Enjoy… Continue reading O Canada Blogathon – Day 5 Recap

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O Canada Blogathon – Day 4 Recap

Originally posted on Speakeasy:
On the second last day of the #OCanada bloagthon, posts featured big Canadian stars, groundbreaking scares and iconic heroes. Bloggers: If we didn’t include your post today, it will appear in tomorrow’s recap. Also please note the original announcement post is being updated throughout the blogathon to archive all the recaps and posts. Now enjoy today’s writing:…

Drama · War

49th Parallel: Britain’s Love Letter to Canada

Perhaps we (as in, yours truly) read too much into the WWII-era drama 49th Parallel. This 1941 film serves propaganda straight up, courtesy of the British Ministry of Information. It was meant to sell a reluctant American public on joining the war in Europe. Like any good sales pitch, the film uses fear to close the sale. The plot… Continue reading 49th Parallel: Britain’s Love Letter to Canada

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O Canada Blogathon – Day 3 Recap

via GIPHY Whatever the rest of the world says about Canada, no one can say Canadian filmmakers are boring! Today’s posts look at the diverse talents of Canadian filmmakers, along with some unusual selections from Canadian cinema. Bloggers: If we didn’t include your post today, it will appear in tomorrow’s recap. Also please note the original announcement post is being updated throughout the… Continue reading O Canada Blogathon – Day 3 Recap

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O Canada Blogathon – Day 2 Recap

Originally posted on Speakeasy:
It’s been another fun day of cinematic travels across the Great White North, as the #OCanada blogathon celebrates Canadian films, actors, settings and subjects. Bloggers: If we didn’t include your post today, it will appear in tomorrow’s recap. Also please note the original announcement post is being updated throughout the blogathon to archive all the recaps…

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O Canada Blogathon – Day 1 Recap

Wow! We are off to an incredible start with the O Canada blogathon. Already we’ve seen a stunning array of Canadian films and actors. Below are today’s posts. Bloggers: If we didn’t include your post today, we’ll be sure to include it in the recap tomorrow evening, which will be posted at Speakeasy. Serendipitous Anachronisms… Continue reading O Canada Blogathon – Day 1 Recap

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Guest Post: Scott of the Antarctic

Hey, look at this! We’re a guest on the Classic Film and TV Café, reviewing the British adventure flick, Scott of the Antarctic (1948). You can check it out here. If you haven’t visited the Classic Film and TV Café before, you’re in for a real treat. Rick’s blog is a mouth-watering smorgasbord of under-appreciated films, vintage television shows, and… Continue reading Guest Post: Scott of the Antarctic

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O Canada Blogathon Starts Monday

Winter’s hottest blogathon is almost here! The O Canada Blogathon (February 1-5) celebrates Canada’s remarkable contributions to film. It’s not too late to join in the fun! Click HERE for blogathon details and topic suggestions. Although we’re not posting a schedule, we will post a recap each evening. So join us any day you like!… Continue reading O Canada Blogathon Starts Monday