Monthly Archives: September 2014

Netflix Classic Film Comings + Goings – October, 2014

Last month, when I wrote about Netflix “pulling” classic films from its streaming service, a few readers pointed out that programming decisions are often predicated on licensing agreements with rights holders, and that the “pulling” can sometimes be attributed to studios choosing to … Continue reading

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Take a Trip in the Hollywood Time Machine

Cancel your Saturday night plans, because I’ll be guest co-hosting the inaugural episode of Hollywood Time Machine with Alicia Mayer live tonight at 9 p.m. (ET) on L.A. Talk Radio. Guests include Victoria Wilson, author of A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel True … Continue reading

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Remembering Richard Kiel (1939-2014) in EEGAH (1962)

Richard Kiel was unforgettable as the steel-toothed villain Jaws in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1977) and MOONRAKER (1979). But 15 years before he put the bite on James Bond, Kiel chomped on the scenery in a delightfully terrible drive-in classic. In EEGAH (1962), the 7 foot, 3 … Continue reading

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Friday on the Couch with Will

One of the great things about being freelance, unmarried, and childless is, I can pretty much do whatever I want, whenever I want. For example, if I choose to stay home on a Friday and watch movies all day long … Continue reading

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Netflix Classic Film Comings + Goings – September, 2014

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end,” said Seneca the Younger, or my freshman year guidance counselor, or the guy that sang “Closing Time” in the late ’90s. Whoever it was, it’s certainly true – and nowhere more so … Continue reading

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