The First Annual Bronco Nagurski: The Best of Times (1986)

Today’s entry is for the First Annual Bronco Nagurski Flick Fest at My Floating Red Couch. The fest runs until September 3rd — Read ’em all here! *** There are so many quirks. missteps and mistakes in The Best of Times (1986) that it overrides what would otherwise be some fine comedic and sentimental moments….

Diana Dors: Sex Symbol

Miss Diana Dors: Singer, actress, and professional sexpot. One of my favorites. The photo shoot with this silver swimsuit must have lasted for days, considering how many pics are floating around.     There is something very Ed Woodian about this one. *** Yes, I was late again! And for my last entry on Diana…

Diana Dors: The Unholy Wife (1957)

The Unholy Wife proves that Diana Dors could, in a pinch, act. It also proves she needed a strong director and a good story, both of which are sadly lacking in this film. The poster tagline — “HALF-ANGEL, HALF-DEVIL, she made him HALF-A-MAN!” — is pretty much a lie. You see nothing of Phyllis (Dors)…

Diana Dors: Deep End (1970)

Note: This post deals with disturbing themes and sexual content. The pics are safe for work, but the overall post may not be safe for work, for your brain, or for your spirit. *** Jerzy Skolimowski’s Deep End (1970) is messed up.  I know that sounds weak, that I should properly be calling it “disturbing”…

Diana Dors: Swingin’ and Actin’

Yes, I’m a little late today, but again I have a very good reason: I spent the evening accidentally covered in ants. Little tiny ants. I had to get a little tiny gun so I could shoot off their antennae and save the world. Today, allow me to treat you to some fine poster art…

Diana Dors: Early Years

I’ve been on a mini Diana Dors kick lately, so I thought I’d spend the week flashing you all with the ill-gotten contents of my hard drive. The plan is to post once a day this week. We’ll see if that really happens. Diana Dors was a child star, if you can call it that….

Recently Watched: Kurosawa #1

Between the recent Akira Kurosawa month on TCM and the always-changing order of my rental queue, I have seen a lot of Kurosawa’s films. “The Bad Sleep Well” was one of the first. Called “Kurosawa’s unofficial Hamlet“ by critic Ed Park, I found the movie to go far beyond the usual adjectives attached to it:…

Summer Movie Blog-A-Thon: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

This post is part of the Summer Movie Blog-A-Thon hosted by Kate of Silents and Talkies. *** As a kid growing up in Missouri and later Kansas (ugh), I didn’t watch a lot of films. I saw maybe 10 films in the theater before I was in high school and able to occasionally go on…

In This Our Life (1942): The John Huston Blogathon

  Today’s entry is for the John Huston Blogathon, hosted by Adam at Icebox Movies, running from August 5th through 12th. Both the submissions and Adam’s own entries have been exceptional thus far, and more are coming in the days ahead. I highly recommend checking them out! *** Nobody likes “In This Our Life” (1942)….

Recently Watched: The Laughtoniest!

When I watched these films, it had been a while since I had seen a movie made before the 1960s, and that felt very odd. I was glad I had these 2 Charles Laughton films ready to watch. “The Private Life of Henry VIII” is the movie that put Laughton on the map, at least…