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About willmckinley

Will McKinley is a New York City-based writer, producer, arts + culture reporter, radio/podcast host, and #OldMovieWeirdo. He’s been a guest on Turner Classic Movies (interviewed by host Robert Osborne), Sirius Satellite Radio, and the official TCM podcast. Will has written for PBS and his byline has appeared in Slate.com and than 100 times in the pages of NYC alt weeklies like The Villager and Gay City News. He's also a contributor to four film-and-TV-related books: "Monster Serial," "Bride of Monster Serial," "Taste the Blood of Monster Serial," and "Remembering Jonathan Frid."

BATMAN v SUPERMAN Trailer Re-Cut with Adam West and Christopher Reeve

Holy send-up! Somebody re-cut the awful, ponderous trailer for Zack Snyder’s BATMAN v. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE (2016) with the decidedly non-ponderous Christopher Reeve as Superman and Adam West as Batman. Cinema geek Bobby Burns on YouTube intercut scenes from Richard Donner’s SUPERMAN: … Continue reading

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Cora Sue Who? The 1930s Child Star You Don’t Know – But Should

Even if you love old movies, there’s a good chance you haven’t heard of Cora Sue Collins. And that’s a shame, because the 87-year-old former child star is a living history of classic Hollywood. Collins acted in nearly 50 films between 1932 … Continue reading

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Dead on Arrival at the TCM Film Fest

If in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, in the following one it should be fired. – Anton Chehkov ACT ONE: (Interior) A plane bound for Hollywood. WILL, a handsome reporter who looks younger than … Continue reading

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UPDATE: “Lost in Space” Launches on Blu-ray September 15

Updated 4/7/15 – New info in italics. I don’t remember exactly when I watched Lost in Space for the first time, but I do recall the following details: it was sometime in the mid-1970s; it was on my grandmother’s Zenith (with the remote control … Continue reading

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How “The X-Files” Revival Impacts the Original – And Where to Stream it

After more than 200 episodes, two feature films, and countless ripoffs loving homages, The X-Files is set to return to TV as a six-episode limited series from creator Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising their roles as … Continue reading

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TCM Takes First Step to Cutting the Cable Cord

It’s the news classic film fans have been waiting for: you can now watch Turner Classic Movies without cable or satellite.  Sort of. On Wednesday, Sony launched PlayStation Vue, an Internet-delivered, subscription television service designed to compete with traditional cable and … Continue reading

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UPDATE #2: Robert Osborne Will Miss TCM Film Festival due to “Minor Health Procedure”

Updated 3/20/15 – 2:30 p.m. (ET) In an update posted to the TCM Classic Film Festival website, TCM revealed that the previously scheduled Robert Osborne interview with Sophia Loren at TCMFF will instead be conducted by Edoardo Ponti, Loren’s son with … Continue reading

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