Category Archives: Classic Film

THE PHANTOM SPEAKS (1945) from the Paramount Vault – And I Obey

The more classic films I watch, the more affection I develop for B movies. These low budget “programmers” from the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s are often faster-paced, rougher, and more creatively daring than their better-known contemporaries. But many are forgotten today, … Continue reading

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Rarely Seen Films from Republic Pictures – Now Streaming!

If you love old movies you probably have shelves filled with favorites in every physical media format ever invented. But for every one beloved film in your personal collection, there are hundreds of other undiscovered gems languishing in studio vaults. These … Continue reading

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Update: New Year, New Way to Watch TCM

Updated 1/19/16 -New info in italics. Turner made lots of announcements this week at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena. Sadly, one piece of news TCM viewers have been waiting for – an option to subscribe directly, without committing to … Continue reading

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MIRACLE on 175th Street

I like old movies. Okay, that’s an understatement. I don’t just like them, I want to live in them. I’m not the first person to feel this way, of course. Woody Allen based an entire film — THE PURPLE ROSE … 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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