Sometimes nothing is more tedious than a person who will go to Any Lengths to prove a point. There’s no getting around it with these folks; the rotation of the earth is threatened if they can’t beat you about the head with their Point. Sometimes the Point is noble, such as fighting for safe drinking… Continue reading Michael Caine: Outsmarting Your Opponent to Death
We’ve had a magnificent time, going back and forth through the ages with the Time Travel Blogathon. Thanks to all who participated. You exceeded our expectations and made it a whole lotta fun. Also thanks to Rich of Wide Screen World for suggesting the idea and being a great co-host. A complete list of entries… Continue reading The Time Travel Blogathon – Day 3
If you’re in the mood for a shrewd, off-the-wall flick, then you’ve come to the right place. Tomorrow I’ll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea (1977) is a Czechoslovakian* sci-fi/comedy about time travel and outsmarting the person you used to be. It’s also about time travel as a profitable tourist activity. Now, to travel… Continue reading The Best Time Travel Movie You’ve Never Seen
Whee! What a terrific first day of the Time Travel Blogathon! As co-host Rich of Widescreen World says: Whether you’ve come from the Middle Ages, jousting with knights in armor, or from the 25th century, hanging out with aliens, welcome to the Time Travel Blogathon! If you’d like to join us, there is still time… Continue reading The Time Travel Blogathon – Days 1 & 2
Climb in and hang on! The Time Travel Blogathon starts this Friday. Rich of Wide Screen World will host Friday and Saturday (March 9-10), and yours truly will host Sunday (March 11). There’s still time to join the fun! Just leave us a comment below and we’ll add you to the roster. You can find… Continue reading The Time Travel Blogathon Starts Friday!
Edward G. Wood, Jr. was a very, very thrifty filmmaker. He would shoot scenes in one take, allowing him to barrel through numerous scenes per day. Did the acting and sets lack finesse? Who cares! He could appropriate enough stock footage and pre-recorded music to detract from these, uh, quirks. Also, he didn’t worry about… Continue reading Why You Should Watch One of the Worst Movies Ever Made
Well, look at us! We were invited to contribute a guest post on Cine Suffragette, a site that discusses female filmmakers. It’s a terrific site with thought-provoking articles. You can check it out HERE. Our guest post on director Ida Lupino is HERE. View story at Medium.com
No one can say for certain who gave the name “Oscar” to the Academy Awards statuette. Bette Davis said it was she, because it reminded her of then-husband Harmon O. (Oscar) Nelson. Some say the Academy librarian, Margaret Herrick, named it after her Uncle Oscar. Hollywood columnist Sidney Skolsky says he named the statuette Oscar… Continue reading Why Do We Have the Oscars?
Disclosure #1: As we write this post, in which we intended to rant about old Hollywood portraying Canada as a vast sheet of snow and ice, we realized that outside our window is, for now, a vast sheet of snow and ice. So, er…never mind. Disclosure #2: Our favourite Canadian historian is Pierre Berton (1920-2004).… Continue reading Canadian Stereotypes from Classic Hollywood Film
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Good morning to you all. Guess what? You are all invited to participate in yet another blogathon. 🙂 This year would have been the 135th birthday of the actor Lon Chaney Sr. To mark Lon’s 135th anniversary, myself and Ruth of Silver Screenings are inviting you all…