Category Archives: Classic Film

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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Dickie Moore (1925-2015) The Original “Little Rascal”

Dickie Moore, the sweet-faced child actor who gave Shirley Temple her first on-screen kiss in MISS ANNIE ROONEY (1942) and appeared in Hal Roach’s Our Gang comedies (renamed The Little Rascals for television syndication), has died at age 89. Moore acted in more … Continue reading

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POW! Classic Film Stars Reimagined as Comic Book Heroes

As Hollywood maps out a future almost entirely reliant on superhero movies – the soft opening of Marvel’s ANT-MAN notwithstanding – it’s important to remember that comic books were not always on Hollywood’s A-list. In their first live-action screen incarnations in the … Continue reading

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San Diego Movie House Launches 24-Hour Noir-A-Thon Fundraising Campaign

Film noir usually spins tales of extreme behavior in the service of vice. Today in San Diego, two film buffs will push themselves to the limit to use the genre for something virtuous. Beginning at the noirish hour of 3:00 … Continue reading

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George Winslow (1946-2015): Child Star of the 1950s Who Upstaged Icons

Even if you love old movies, there’s a good chance you won’t recognize the name George Winslow. And that’s unfortunate because Winslow, a former child star who died on June 14 at age 69, was one of the funniest film actors of the 1950s – in any … Continue reading

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Update: A Brief History of the Classic Movie Tweet-a-Long

Updated 6/19/15 – New info in italics. When scholars write the history of social media – and they will (but probably not with a pen) – Thursday, June 9, 2011 will forever be remembered as the night the live movie tweet-a-long was born. … Continue reading

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For Classic Film Fans, Death is a Way of Life

“This is really the closest thing you get to news in your world,” my girlfriend’s brother said to me the day Christopher Lee’s death was announced. The passing of a 93-year-old is never a surprise; still, Thursday was a somber day … Continue reading

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