The State of the Blog: August 2012 Edition

This picture has no bearing on anything (probably) (maybe) (I make no promises), I just thought it was hilarious. It’s Oliver Reed circa 1975, after he was banned from a pub for being a little too Oliver Reed-ey. (ETA: I originally said this was Alan Bates, and if you want to know why — and…

My First Movie Blogathon: The Boatniks (1970)

Summer came too soon that year. The early Missouri June was crunchy and still, a solid heat pressing down until movement slowed, and slowed, then stopped. There wasn’t much to do in Lebanon, Missouri on a pleasant day, truth be told; on a day when all anyone could do was hide from the sun, the…

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 #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…