Category Archives: Classic Film

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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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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UPDATE #2: Classic Film Fans Get Lucky on Fox’s 100th Birthday

Updated 1/21/16 – New info in italics. 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 … 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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