All right, as promised, here is my review of the 1936 H.G. Wells film, Things To Come, which is based on the 1933 novel and screenplay, The Shape of Things To Come. On one hand this movie is laughingly inaccurate and flawed, but on the other hand, it's very impressive. The film opens in the berg … Continue reading Humanity Marches On
Another Shamedown is upon us. A little late, but it's still March, so we're all good. If anyone would like to know what a Shamedown is, please click here. Paulette Goddard and Ray Milland were kind of a screen team. They made four movies together during the nineteen-forties, and the third of the four was … Continue reading Shamedown #3: The Crystal Ball
I don't know about anyone else, but I've been listening to a lot of classic rock lately, and this radio station I hear driving to and from work plays all the good stuff. They also play Lynard Skynard, which of course means "Freebird," not to mention "Sweet Home Alabama," which I've had in my head … Continue reading Home Again, Naturally
Not everyone wants to be a hero, but some of us are downright allergic to the idea. I'm not talking about villains who do the right thing in spite of their penchant for the dark side. Or the antihero, who leans good but lives bad. Nope. I'm talking about the guy or girl who just … Continue reading You Think I’m What? (A Tribute To the Reluctant Hero)
Here we go... William Randolph Hearst certainly wanted Marion Davies to be presented as beautifully as possible, like an ethereal creature out of a dream. Yet every time, even in the most lavish of lavish costume movies, Davies' natural comic abilities came through. In the 1925 movie, Lights Of Old Broadway, she got to do … Continue reading That Crazy, Crazy Town
*click* I've said this before, but I'll say it again: One of my favorite shows growing up was (and still is) The Wonder Years. For those who might not be familiar with the series, it's first set in 1968 and ends in 1974, and follows Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage) and his friends, Winnie (Danica McKellar) and … Continue reading Shall We Dance?
OK, I know at least some of you are no doubt wondering where my usual announcement for the Broadway Bound Blogathon is, and be assured that it's coming, just not yet. As you may have heard, those wacky folks on the Great White Way decided to move the Tonys to September(!), so we'll be going … Continue reading Announcing the Aviation In Film Blogathon!
Hollywood had a little appeasement issue early in the Second World War; namely, they avoided a certain four-letter word starting with "N" and ending in "I." It was no secret what the Nazis and their friends were up to. Everyone knew they were committing atrocities against the Jewish people and anyone else who went against … Continue reading During World War Two: The “N” Word (No, Not THAT One)
Buster is back... We all know Buster Keaton was a versatile fellow, and he certainly knew how to bring the physical comedy. One of these is 1927's College, about an honors student who goes to great lengths to win his ladylove. Ronald (Buster Keaton) is one of the top students in his class. He has … Continue reading The Things We Do For Love
COVID is still fresh in a lot of minds, and we've all been affected differently by it over the past two years. We've also reacted differently to continued measures and actions by those we elect to represent us, and reality hits everyone sooner or later. Me, I got red-pilled at several points, like when I … Continue reading Two Years Later
Surprise review today, all. I know I said there would be a new Shamedown, but then I found out the Daily Wire would be doing a one-off premiere of their new film, The Hyperions on YouTube, and in spite of getting major Asylum vibes from the various clips and trailers floating around, I was curious. Who wouldn't … Continue reading Calling All Hyperions
*insert Wilhelm scream here* Who hasn't fantasized about meeting a celeb? I know I have, and in this age of social media it's more possible than ever, at least on some level. That can be pretty cool. Or not, but I won't mention any names. It's kind of an odd mix of navel-gazing and fairy … Continue reading Who’s Your Tad Hamilton?
OK, so I know I said I was going to do a Stage To Screen about The Sign of The Cross, but once I started researching everything I decided to scrap it and write about Rodgers and Hart's Pal Joey instead. This decision was made for two reasons. First of all, there's not enough verified information … Continue reading Stage To Screen: Pal Joey
We have come to the end of yet another So Bad It's Good Blogathon. I'm enjoying working through all your posts, not to mention a backlog of comments and tweets, and hope to finish in the next few days, preferably sooner. I don't know why, but I always get that bit from The Mickey Mouse … Continue reading So Bad It’s Good 2022: Wrapup