Monthly Archives: October 2015

Update: Explaining Halloween Folklore w/ Classic Film Cameos

Updated 10/30/16 – New info in italics. As a lifelong classic film fan, I often find myself scanning contemporary media for old movie influences. And at no time of the year is that more fun than Halloween, when the monsters I’ve enjoyed since I … Continue reading

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Kick off Halloween Weekend w/ 18-hour TCM Party

When I was in fifth grade I invited five friends over for a slumber party. “It’ll be great!” I promised. “We’ll stay up all night watching movies!” I neglected to mention that all of the movies we’d be watching were … Continue reading

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Classic Horror Movies Haunt NYC Theaters for Halloween 2015

Halloween is the best time of the year to be a classic film fan. And it’s even better if you live (or are un-dead) in New York City, where more than sixty screenings of horror and suspense films released before 2001 … Continue reading

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Giant Monsters Attack Palm Springs!

When I was 12, my father took me to a Halloween screening of PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE at a high school on Long Island. The print was weathered and the setting was imperfect, but the auditorium was packed with people … Continue reading

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“Monty Python” + “The Kids in the Hall” Headed to NBC’s New Streaming Service

Just when I thought I’d subscribed to every streaming service known to man, along comes something…completely different. Today, NBCUniversal unveiled SeeSo, a subscription video on demand “channel” devoted entirely to comedy programming. The commercial-free, $3.99 per-month service launches in January on the web, mobile platforms, and TVs … Continue reading

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UPDATE #2: The Paramount Vault Streaming Service – FREE Movies on YouTube

Updated 1/24/16 – New info in italics. Another week, another Hollywood studio throws open their classic film vaults to streaming. Last week, 20th Century Fox chairman Jim Gianopulos announced that the studio would celebrate their 100th anniversary by releasing 100 classics to streaming platforms … Continue reading

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NYFF Review: Ousmane Sembene’s BLACK GIRL (1965)

The more films I watch, the more films I realize I need to watch. This sobering realty usually strikes me during the annual New York Film Festival, now in the home stretch of its densely packed, 17-day schedule. Because of my proclivity for … Continue reading

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