Category Archives: Contemporary Film

Classic Film Icons Tarnish in TRUMBO (2015)

John Wayne rarely played the bad guy in his nearly half-century film career, but he finally gets the chance in TRUMBO, Jay Roach’s uneven biopic of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. Wayne (David James Elliott) and gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen … 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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How a Fox/Time Warner Merger Might Impact Classic Film Fans

“There’s a storm blowin’ up – a whopper, to speak in the vernacular of the peasantry!” Professor Marvel (Frank Morgan) says to Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland) in THE WIZARD OF OZ. If you’re a fan of that beloved 1939 MGM film, or … Continue reading

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Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones Drive Miss Daisy to the Multiplex

There’s a new Angela Lansbury film in theaters this week, which is news that will delight any classic movie and TV fan. But the version of Driving Miss Daisy in which the legendary actress stars opposite James Earl Jones isn’t … Continue reading

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Screening Report: Andrew Bujalski’s COMPUTER CHESS (2013)

The most enjoyable movie I’ve seen this summer is in black and white. That probably doesn’t surprise you. But what if I told you it’s not a classic from the Studio Era, but rather a current release from one of … Continue reading

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Screening Report: Guillermo del Toro’s PACIFIC RIM (2013) in IMAX 3-D

If you see PACIFIC RIM, director Guillermo del Toro’s “Giant Monsters vs. Giant Robots” CGI Punch ’em Up, make sure you stay for the closing credits. There’s a text screen at the very end that may be of interest to classic … Continue reading

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