A murder mystery set aboard a train cruising through snow-covered mountains? Add Charles Bronson and an Old West setting and you’ve got Breakheart Pass. As discussed previously at this blog, I’m a big fan of mixed genres and, in particular,…Read more →
Monthly Archives: June 2019
Open Thread: Share Your Thoughts on Celebrity Autographs Here
Like most of you out there, I am a collector. I often joke that I am one flat cat away from being on a Hoarders episode, but I love my stuff. DVDs/Blu-rays, CDs, books, action figures, collectibles, you name it,…Read more →
“Keeper of the Flame” Reunites Tracy and Hepburn for a Controversial Drama
It was January of 1943 that the moviegoing first had the opportunity to see Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn team up for the second time onscreen in Keeper of the Flame. Based on the novel by I.A.R. Wylie, the movie…Read more →
Create-A-Caption: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Our summer-long tribute to blockbusters of 1989 that are celebrating their 30th anniversary continues with this week’s Create-A-Caption. Released on June 23, 1989 (the same day as Batman), Honey, I Shrunk the Kids stars the great Rick Moranis as Wayne…Read more →
Poll: Who’s Your Favorite “SCTV” Cast Member?
With none other than Martin Scorsese putting the finishing touches on an SCTV retrospective that features appearances from surviving cast members like Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Joe Flaherty, Andrea Martin, Dave Thomas, and Rick Moranis, we thought we’d…Read more →
Jaws: A Fishy Story
Just when you thought it was safe to go back on the Internet, Jim Brymer returns with some thoughts on the quintessential summer blockbuster: Jaws Recently, Avengers: Endgame blasted records for a movie release, surpassing every movie ever released in…Read more →
The Latest Version of “A Star Is Born” Gets a Special Encore Edition
Bradley Cooper co-wrote, directed, and stars in the acclaimed third updating of William Wellman’s 1937 drama A Star Is Born. Gifted aspiring singer/songwriter Ally (Lady Gaga) gets a much-deserved shot at stardom when she’s discovered by seasoned and successful musician…Read more →
FYI: Shazam! Hits Blu-ray and DVD on July 16th!
Arguably the most entertaining effort in the DC Cinematic Universe to date, Shazam! is a light and breezy comic adaptation that is perfect summer viewing…even though it came out a few months ago. Yet it will hit home video just…Read more →
“Dumbo,” “Cinderella,” Classics from the Warner Archives, and More of This Week’s Fantastic New Releases!
This week’s new Blu-ray and DVD offerings include everything from a pair of Disney favorites (one new, one classic), to classics from the Warner Archives, recent theatrical offerings, cult hits, and so much more. Movie lovers, have we got a…Read more →
“Down Argentine Way” Is a Delightful Musical Experience
Betty Grable and Don Ameche head south of the border in one of the most delightful Fox musicals of the 1940s – Down Argentine Way. Sparkling Technicolor, musical melodies to tickle your fancy, an amusing script, and Carmen Miranda chica-chica-booming…Read more →