Already Missing the Daily Mirror

Larry in 2010, recipient of the Courageous Citizens Award. I am heartbroken by this news: The LA Times has put the axe to The Daily Mirror blog. For those who never went, The Daily Mirror was a massive daily blog featuring articles scanned from the archives of the Los Angeles …

Damien: Omen II (1978)

This post originally appeared on My Floating Red Couch for the Holden vs. DiCaprio Grudgematch. Check out the Battle to see more! Oy, what a trudge this movie is, and from the beginning, might I add. It opens with Carl Bugenhagen (Leo McKern), a character from the previous film, breathlessly …

Skidoo: Now in convenient, legally-purchasable DVD!

Olive Films has announced that they are releasing Skidoo (1968) on DVD on July 19, 2011. It is available for pre-order for $18.71 as of right now. Real, legitimate DVD, and not lootbegs, if you catch my heavily-implied meaning here, and in a 2.35:1 aspect ratio to boot. (No pun.) …

Happy 80th Birthday, William Shatner

William Shatner is 80 years old today! It’s hard to believe. Someone should capture his energy and use it to power a small city. I would like to direct you all to The Lightning Bug’s Lair, where his yearly You Don’t Know Shat series is well under way! Very highly …

Marie Prevost Project Addendum

Long story short, I removed some pictures from Marie Prevost Project #4 and added some new material. I’m reproducing the most interesting items here so you don’t have to go back and re-read something that is 3 days old, since 3 days equals 17 years in Internet time. First, I …

Of Blackglama and William Desmond Taylor (no relation)

Out of extreme curiosity, can anyone tell me why hundreds of people all over Canada would have been looking for the Barbara Stanwyck Blackglama advertisement last Saturday? Update: An answer! From Anonymous in comments: A CBC radio show called the Age of Persuasion (an EXCELLENT show) mentioned that ad in …

Duel at Diablo (1966)

The fine folks at Movies Unlimited, and their official movie blog Movie Fanfare, very kindly asked me to contribute a guest blog article for them, one I’m proud to re-post here on SBBN. *** Duel at Diablo (1966) is an odd, unique Western, a rare collage of individual desires in …

My Best Post: The Blogathon

This entry is for the He Shot Cyrus “My Best Post” Blogathon which runs from May 21st to May 23rd. Start at Day 1 here. You can read Day 2 here and Day 3 here. My Best Post: “The House of Mirth” (2000) for the Counting Down the Zeros series. …

StinkyLulu’s Supporting Actress Smackdown for 1945

It’s another exciting Supporting Actress Smackdown at StinkyLulu today, and I’m happy to say I was allowed to participate with this fine group of Smackdowners. The Smackdown this month was for Academy Award year 1945, and the nominees were Eve Arden, Ann Blyth, Joan Lorring, Angela Lansbury, and Anne Revere. …

Supporting Actress Smackdown at StinkyLulu!

I had the honor and the fun of participating in this month’s Supporting Actress Smackdown at StinkyLulu. Go check it out here! The October Supporting Actress Smackdown was for the year 1976, which I admit I championed back when we were voting on which year to choose. After revisiting the …