Whoa, that month went fast. As we get ready to bid October farewell, we have a huge amount of new releases for you to watch before the month ends! This week’s new releases showcase everything from a recent Academy Award…Read more →
Abbott and Costello
The Films of Joan Davis: A Slapstick Sensation
Joan Davis was a master of zany comedy. She was the feminine variant of Danny Kaye, Oscar Levant and Billy de Wolfe all rolled into one. But mostly she was uniquely Joan Davis: Rubber-faced, loose-limbed and shamelessly outrageous. A lost…Read more →
Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff
As I have stated before I enjoy the concept of film noir. If you are unfamiliar with the term, it was created by French essayist Nino Frank to describe a specific sub-genre of mysteries that became popular post-World War II…Read more →
Check Out These Fantastic Film Finds from Classic Flix
Classic Flix has recently made some jaw-dropping titles available from the classic age of Hollywood. Spanning all genres, these new titles showcase terrific stars and unforgettable stories. Here’s a sampling of some of the, well, classic offerings that are waiting…Read more →
These Week’s New Releases Include “Book Club,” Universal Monsters Collections, and More!
Book Club Summer’s gone, but cooler days lie ahead…and tons of cool new DVDs and Blu-ray releases as well. This week’s new offerings include some underappreciated recent releases, several archival offerings (including several Universal Classic Monsters titles), TV season sets,…Read more →
Abbott and Costello Try to Find Out “Who Done It?”
For today’s guest post, Rick29 returns to share his views on the Abbott and Costello favorite Who Done It?: In one of their best films, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello play Chick and Mervyn, a couple of soda jerks who aspire…Read more →
The Golden Age of Screwball Comedies
Wild plots, crazy characters and rapid-fire dialogue marked the screwball comedies of the 1930s and ’40s. For his MovieFanFare debut, writer Nathaniel Cerf examines the genre where such stars as Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Barbara Stanwyck and others showed off their funny bones.Read more →
A Quick Bite
In today’s guest post, writer Paul Castiglia shares his views on how Dracula has been portrayed on-screen throughout the years; focusing on the brilliant (and peerless) performance of Bela Lugosi as the infamous bloodsucker.Read more →
Bud and Lou, or Stan and Ollie?
Who’s on first in your book? Or is it just another fine mess to try and rank one of these celebrated comedy teams above the other? Let’s find out what Movie Irv has to say about playing favorites with these funnymen…Read more →
Movie Poll: Who’s Your Favorite Pre-1965 Movie Comedy Team?
To see a complete list of all movie polls, click here Enjoy the Leonard Maltin article “Finally! Laurel & Hardy on DVD“Read more →