Monthly Archives: October 2012

Happy Halloween from Me and Julie Adams, Star of CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954)

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Screening Report: Harold Lloyd in THE KID BROTHER (1927) at Film Forum – Hurricane Sandy Special!

“Pretty good audience for Hurricane Sandy,” Repertory Director Bruce Goldstein said before Sunday’s screening of Harold Lloyd’s THE KID BROTHER (1927) at Film Forum – a theater on the outskirts of a New York City neighborhood about to be evacuated. … Continue reading

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Screening Report: William Castle’s HOMICIDAL (1961) at Loews Jersey Theater

I saw William Castle’s HOMICIDAL (1961) at the Loews Jersey Theater in Jersey City on Friday night. To say it was the perfect way to kick off the “Pre-Halloween weekend” would be an understatement unworthy of the master of gimmicky … Continue reading

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We Belong Dead: Why FRANKENSTEIN Looked Horrific on the Big Screen

I saw James Whale’s FRANKENSTEIN (1931) and BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935) at the AMC 25 on 42nd Street in New York City on Wednesday night. And, while the experience of seeing two beloved classics with a room full of fans … Continue reading

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Screening Report: THE LOVES OF PHARAOH (1922) at Brooklyn Academy of Music

I saw the German silent epic THE LOVES OF PHARAOH (1922) at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theater on Saturday night with extremely high expectations. Unfortunately, while the film itself was stunning, the overall experience was not. Directed by Ernst … Continue reading

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Screening Report: SPEEDY (1928) at Film Forum with John Bengtson, Pierre Etaix and a Sing-along!

Today’s screening of SPEEDY (1928) at Film Forum was delightful, with a sold out house, lots of enthusiastic kids and some special guests. The program began with LOOK PLEASANT PLEASE (1918), a one-reel short recently “rediscovered” and restored by the The … Continue reading

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The Man Who Gave Betty Her Boop-oop-a-doop

In the spring of 1992, the city of Scranton paid tribute to a kindly old musician who had relocated from Manhattan in the late 1950s. Sadly, it turned out to be a requiem. A few months later, Sammy Timberg was … Continue reading

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