I couldn’t resist this one — Rose Marie was a superstar when her age was in single digits and her show business career tells the story of entertainment in the 20th century. I hope this film gets made.
This week’s Tim Burton “Alice Through the Looking Glass” is the latest film to feature one of the most popular characters in movie history, based on the books Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll. That […]
TCM and Bonhams are conducting a sale of Disney animation treasures from the collection of Ted and Dawn Hopkins. It features cels from classics like “Fantasia,” “Snow White,” and “Pinocchio.” This is a chance to own a piece of movie […]
I often say that the single most popular theme in movies is two characters who don’t like each other at first but develop a grudging respect and often a deep affection. Sometimes it’s even a romance, as in “Pride and […]
I got a big kick out of the post by Matt Singer from Screen Crush about movies that begin before the beginning by amending the studio’s opening logo. Most recently, of course “The LEGO Movie” did the logo in […]
Happy holidays to one and all! Whatever you are celebrating at this time of year, these films will race your pulse, warm your heart, and delight any friends and family members lucky enough to receive them. For the lover of […]
Vox has a very good essay on what makes scary movies so scary, illustrated by thirteen classic scenes that demonstrate different techniques: introducing the monster, building suspense, silence and noise, and looong takes.
This is an amazing deal. For a limited time, Amazon is offering a collection of 100 Warner Brothers classics at 75 percent off. Best of Warner Bros 100 Film Collection, including 22 Best Picture winners, a limited edition 27 x […]
This month, TCM has an excellent series of films about the Jewish experience, every Tuesday. TCM proudly presents The Projected Image: The Jewish Experience on Film, a weekly showcase of movies focusing on Jewish history and heritage as portrayed onscreen. […]
My friend Michael Mirasol has put together a wonderful supercut of movie robots in honor of this week’s release of the new Transformers movie. How many can you identify?