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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), NPR, Sirius Satellite Radio, and the official TCM podcast. Will has written for PBS and his byline has appeared in 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."

Detroit Indie Movie House Launches Fundraising Campaign to Bring Classics to the Big Screen

When classic film lovers gather, the conversation often turns to one question: what movies would I play if I ran my own theater? For Paula and Tim Guthat, those fantasies became a life-changing reality in 2013 when they founded Cinema Detroit, … Continue reading

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Classic Film Fans Get Lucky on Fox’s 100th Birthday

Christmas comes early this year for classic movie buffs, courtesy of 20th Century Fox. On Thursday night at the New York Film Festival, Fox chairman Jim Gianopulos announced that the studio will celebrate its centenary by making 100 classic movies available to buy or … Continue reading

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As of September 28th, 2015 at 07:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, I do not give Dr. Henry Frankenstein or any entities associated with the Frankenstein family or its consignees permission to use my brain or body parts (internal or external) in … Continue reading

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Classics are Born Again at the 53rd New York Film Festival

Audrey Hepburn kicked off the 53rd edition of the New York Film Festival in style on Friday, as the Film Society of Lincoln Center screened Stanley Donen’s TWO FOR THE ROAD (1967) as part of a day of free classics … Continue reading

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ABC’s “The Muppets” isn’t Perverted, It’s Hilarious

I was all set to hate The Muppets until the conservative Christians stepped in. For months now, Disney – they own this piece of your childhood, too – has been bombarding social media with promotion for ABC’s “reimagining” of The Muppet Show (1976-81), hyping the … Continue reading

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50 Years of “I Dream of Jeannie”

September 18, 1965. Astronaut Tony Nelson pilots the manned space capsule Stardust One on an experimental mission into Earth’s orbit. Technical difficulties force him to crash land on a deserted island in the South Pacific, where he discovers a beautiful girl … Continue reading

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Update: TCM Dives into Streaming with Amazon

Updated 9/17/15 -New info in italics The experience of watching classic films on television is about to radically change for the better – but only for some. Turner Classic Movies announced today that they’ll make their popular Watch TCM streaming app available … Continue reading

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