March 2, 1906: Biograph Studios wins appeal of kinetoscope inventor Edison’s patent claims, preventing (temporarily) a potential monopoly on the making of movies. March 5, 1919: Pioneering black producer/director Oscar Micheaux releases his first film, The Homesteader. March 5, 1922:…Read more →
Monthly Archives: February 2010
What Makes You a Fan?
What makes you a fan? Whatever your interests, there’s always something specific that gets your attention and won’t let go. For me, it was movies—horror movies—and the scarier the better. I liked that nervous feeling we all get when something…Read more →
You know the drill. Below is a classic movie photo with Jason’s caption. You’re encouraged to leave your own suggestion in the comment section below! Kate & Leo soon found out why it was so cheap to book a reservation at a…Read more →
Una O’Connor: Sharp-Tongued Screen Servant
She was Maid Marian’s lady-in-waiting, met the Invisible Man and the Frankenstein Monster, and worked with the likes of Alfred Hitchcock, John Ford and Billy Wilder. She was rubber-faced character actress Una O’Connor, our latest Scene Stealer,Read more →
What’s the Best Film to Not Receive a Best Picture Academy Award Nomination?
Alice’s Adventures In Filmland 1903-1949
Last fall, on this very web site, I wrote a pair of articles detailing the various cinematic and TV depictions of The Wizard of Oz over the past 100 years or so (take a look for yourself, they’re still there: The Wizard…Read more →
Last Year’s Sleepers Now on DVD: The Hurt Locker, In the Loop, Bronson
Looking for a great DVD/Blu-ray hit you may have missed in the theaters? Check out Movie Irv’s recommendations for these three “sleeper” hits: Last Years Sleepers Now on DVD The Hurt Locker, In The Loop, BronsonRead more →
A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy: Underrated Movie?
Title: A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy Year: 1982 Director: Woody Allen Writer: Woody Allen Stars: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Jose Farrar (Cyrano de Bergerac), Julie Hagerty (Airplane), Tony Roberts (Annie Hall), Mary Steenburgen (Parenthood) The Story: Three couples spend a…Read more →
This Week In Film History 02-21-10
February 25, 1906: Future Universal Pictures president Carl Laemmle enters the moving pictures business with Chicago’s first nickelodeon, the White Front Theater. February 27, 1920: German expressionist painting and design are captured to great effect in Robert Wiene‘s The Cabinet…Read more →
Movie Mash-Ups, Part IV
Here is the fourth and final chapter in the series of movie mash-ups. We end on a visual note, with more film posters that have been sliced & diced and then reconfigured to make one-sheets you’ll never see in cases…Read more →