Meow... I always like working more silent movies into my film-watching experience, and while I wish I could be more deliberate about it, the silent films I do get to see are generally surprises. One of the nicest ones so far is 1927's The Cat and the Canary. Based on the successful John Willard play of the … Continue reading The Purrfect Crime
Film fest time... Bela Lugosi is best-known for playing Dracula in the 1931 Universal film. He played the role on Broadway as well, and he originated what we immediately think of when vampires come to mind (Not looking at you, Twilight.). Hauntingly slow speech. Clawed hands. A sweep of a cape. Bela Lugosi did it all first. Lugosi … Continue reading Bela Lugosi Versus the Vampire
It's back! When the Broadway Bound Blogathon made its debut last year, more than one person approached me about making it an annual thing, and you know what? I agree with them. We need a little Broadway in our lives. Since we only scratched the surface of the Great White Way last year, we're going … Continue reading Announcing the Second Annual Broadway Bound Blogathon!
Wow, all, it's been a weird, wonderful weekend full of some lovably terrible (or just terrible) movies. I've read through about half of all our contributions, and I'm looking forward to seeing the rest. Here are Day One, Day Two, and Day Three for those who are catching up, or who maybe want to revisit … Continue reading So Bad It’s Good: Wrapup and A Little Housekeeping
We've seen a Guilty Pleasure Movie. We've seen a Plain Old Bad Movie. Now, for my third post, we're going to see a "How the Heck Did THIS Get Greenlighted?" Movie. So not kidding. Buckle up, everyone. As you all know, the seventies were a notoriously dicey decade for cinema. They've been well represented this … Continue reading A Bigger, Healthier Tomato
We have come to the last day of the So Bad It's Good Blogathon, and we've got some great entries about some truly awful movies. No, really. They're bad. Here are Day One and Day Two if anyone missed them. And without further suspense, let's get right to it. 😉 For The Midnite Drive-In's third … Continue reading So Bad It’s Good: Day the Third
Ready to cringe? You've come to the right place. We had some great entries yesterday, and here's another assortment of film turkeys. Spit-takes are optional, although possibly not advisable. However, to each their own. 🙂 Let's proceed, shall we? The Midnite Drive-In comes back for Round Two with 1953's Glen or Glenda. It probably comes as no … Continue reading So Bad It’s Good: Day the Second
Yesterday we looked at a Guilty Pleasure. Today's film, however, is just bad. Four words: Good. Grief. Charlie. Brown. When we last left Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon), she was valedictorian of her class at Harvard Law School, with a promising career ahead of her. Yeahhhh, that was 2001. In 2003, Elle got a sequel: Legally Blonde … Continue reading Elle Goes to the Hill
Time to behold the worst of the worst, guys! Several of you hit the ground running and sent your posts in early, so kudos and thanks muchly. I'm looking forward to see what everyone else has got for us too, so here's to three days of pulled faces, guffaws, and belly groans. Without further ado... … Continue reading The So Bad It’s Good Blogathon Has Arrived!
And here we go... It's hard to believe the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been married for almost eight years now and have three kids. Who doesn't remember all the excitement leading up to the wedding? There were Will and Kate masks, Will and Kate dolls, Will and Kate teaspoons, and let's not forget … Continue reading You Oughta Be In A Lifetime Movie
Presenting Mr. Keaton... Although he's best known for his silent films, Buster Keaton had an extensive film career after talkies came in, right up until his death. One of his last films was 1965's How To Stuff A Wild Bikini. We've been here before, but this time we're going to take a closer look, if that's … Continue reading I Want Torpedo Juice
Hello, Ms. Lansbury... Gen X-ers like me and those who were born later most likely think of Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher on Murder, She Wrote or as Mrs. Potts on Beauty And the Beast. Lansbury is a nice, motherly lady with scads of class and moxie. However, Lansbury does mix things up now and then, and when … Continue reading Communists Among Us