Announcing The Universal Backlot Blogathon at Journeys in Classic Film

Kristen of Journeys in Classic Film has announced The Universal Backlot Blogathon. In Kristen’s own words: Starting September 14th and running through the 16th, this blogathon will salute this studio tour. Have a review of a film that used the backlot (either completely or just for a scene counts)? Interested in the history of the…

August Movies to Watch For

The following are a few films on Sundance, Fox Movie Channel, and TCM that you might want to check out this month. All times Eastern. Remember, these films may be edited, time compressed, in the wrong aspect ratio, canceled, rescheduled, or filmed in invisible ink. You know how it is. *** SUNDANCE Deliverance (1972) August…

The Phantom Creeps #8: Hey, Bob!

The Phantom Creeps Chapter 8: Trapped in the Flames   When we last left G-Man Bob, he was about to crash yet another airplane, leading us to several inevitable questions: How large is the FAA file on this guy?  Has he ever actually landed a plane? What are the gross annual earnings of the half-dozen…

Adrienne Ames

The glamour of Adrienne Ames would not be denied; despite my long-ago promise otherwise, I will be posting my pics here on the blog instead of on Tumblr. I’d say I was sorry, but I’m not sorry, and admit it, neither are you.  

The Phantom Creeps #7: We’re On Our Way to Big Money and World Conquest!

The Phantom Creeps Chapter 7: The Menacing Mist Our story so far: Formerly bearded mad scientist Dr. Zorka (Bela Lugosi) has a lot of super spiff inventions that he wants to sell to unspecified enemies of the United States. His former scientific partner Dr. Mallory  (Edwin Stanley) discovered this and narked on him to the…

The Phantom Creeps #6: In the Scientific World, Nothing is Impossible!

This is the final repost of The Phantom Creeps recaps from the old She Blogged By Night. The posts are the same, though I have occasionally added new photos or corrected mistakes.  Starting with the next episode, Chapter #7, the recaps will be brand spankin’ new. They won’t be posted at the rate of three…

To Hate a Thing, and Love It, Too: The Lodger (1944)

This article on The Lodger (1944) is my entry for The Best Hitchcock Movies (That Hitchcock Never Made) Blogathon, hosted by Tales of the Easily Distracted and ClassicBecky’s Brain Food. Please visit the list of contributors here.  The entries thus far have been absolutely stunning, and include ClassicBecky’s entry on the other major gaslight-based film…

The Phantom Creeps #5: Somebody Left the Door Open and Stole the Meteorite at the Same Time!

This is the recap for the fifth episode of The Phantom Creeps. Originally published on the old She Blogged By Night, I am reposting them here as a lead-up to the final episodes. Enjoy, won’t you?   ***   The Phantom Creeps Chapter 5: Thundering Rails When we last left our least favorite characters in…

TCM Tributes for Andy Griffith and Ernest Borgnine

TCM has schedule changes for two nights this month, in honor of the recently-departed Andy Griffith and Ernest Borgnine.     On Wednesday, July 18, TCM will show four movies to celebrate the film career of Andy Griffith, including the rarely-seen Hearts of the West (1975): 8 p.m. – A Face in the Crowd 10:15…

The Phantom Creeps #4: You Have Sold the Source of My Power to My Enemies!

Welcome to the fourth repost of The Phantom Creeps recaps, brought over from the old She Blogged By Night blog. If good things happen — and it won’t; listen to Louis CK, kids, because he’s right about everything — once the reposts are all moved over, I’ll finish the recaps, giving me time to move…