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Cop Land (1997)

Let me start by stating I’m a big fan of this James Mangold crime drama. I’m a firm believer that […]

Spin a Dark Web (1956)

Carrying the Columbia logo for it’s North American release, this low budget Noir effort from across the pond stars a […]

Spaceways (1953)

As was the custom of Hammer Films prior to becoming the premiere company in the world of horror movies, the […]

O.S.S. (1946)

Sandwiched in between costarring with Veronica Lake in The Blue Dahlia and Gail Russell in Calcutta, Paramount favorite, Alan Ladd, […]

The Hunley (1999)

If it wasn’t for reading the books of Clive Cussler while growing up I’d not likely have been aware of […]

Thunder Road (1958)

I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that screen icon Robert Mitchum was at the height of his box […]

The Psychopath (1966)

Here’s an Amicus thriller by way of writer Robert Bloch that I wish I had seen as a youngster. It […]

January 2020 In Review

And so it begins, this years march to accomplishing a few things here in the movie room at Mike’s Take. […]

Black Friday (1940)

This 1940 thriller represents the final pairing under the roof of Universal Studios where it all began for the legendary […]

Fearless Fagan (1952)

Brando’s Pick of the Month For this MGM release detailing the plight of Fagan, a 400 pound tamed lion, Janet […]

If I Were King (1938)

Having made a successful transition from the silent era to the talkies, who better than Ronald Colman to headline If […]

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Counterpoint (1968)

Far from the blood and guts battles we are accustomed to seeing in big screen depictions built around WW2 with […]

Farewell Friend (1968)

aka … Adieu l’ami On the subject of movies if you ask me to name something or more specifically someone […]

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Day of the Animals (1977)

Brando’s Halloween Pick … aka …. Something Is Out There … aka … Future Animals A fine choice from my […]

Kangaroo (1952)

Brando’s Pick of the Month Carrying on with the theme of movies starring or featuring animals in the title leads […]

Francis The Talking Mule (1949)

Brando’s Pick of the Month This Universal International production from house director Arthur Lubin launched the unlikely comedy of duo […]

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Catching Up On Pacino

I do have to admit that while growing up and discovering both movies and the actors that populate them I […]

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… All The Marbles (1981)

For this edition of the Video Store Action Heroes that sees yours truly costarring right alongside The Cinema Monolith, The […]

Hangar 18 (1980)

We’re Back! The Video Store Action Heroes have once again turned the clock back to simpler times when we’d all […]

Uncommon Valor (1983)

Well before Chuck Norris’ Braddock and Sly Stallone’s Rambo decided to go back to Vietnam and rescue the men left […]

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The Breaking Point (1950)

Here’s an article I was fortunate enough to have published in the 2016 year end edition of the Noir Magazine, […]

The Badlanders (1958)

This article on The Badlanders was published in The Dark Pages celebration on the film The Asphalt Jungle. Read on […]

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November 2019 In Review

Honestly, I can’t recall the last time I went to a movie theater three times in the same month. Gotta […]

October 2019 In Review

Bottom line. October is a good excuse to start combing the shelves here in the movie room at Mike’s Take […]

September 2019 In Review

Canada’s beloved Blue Jays wrapped up their season as September wound down and with that I guess I’ll watch the […]

Death Wish (1974)

For his fourth film under the direction of Michael Winner, Charles Bronson, scored his most famous role, one that would […]

Kid Galahad (1962)

Far better than the bulk of Elvis Presley’s later films between 1965 and 1969, Kid Galahad, proves an entertaining outing […]

High Society (1956)

Just a short 16 years following the Grant-Hepburn-Stewart classic, The Philadelphia Story, from director George Cukor came this musical rendition […]

How The West Was Won (1962)

While I’ve see this western blockbuster filmed in Cinerama a number of times I don’t believe I’ve actually seen it […]

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NOT Just another WordPress.com weblog

"DESTROY ALL FANBOYS!"

Smashing System Bias Since 1972...

Movies ala Mark

With a Cast of Thousands

Classic Horrors

From silent screen to Halloween, and everything scary in between.

Just Hit Play

The Good, the Bad and sometimes Ugly in film

Strother Martin Film Project

What we've got here is failure to communicate

Sophia Riley Kobacker

it's all about the story, possums...

Wolfmans Cult Film

Cult, B-Movies, cheesy fun films to Film Noir to classics new to me.

Talking Pulp

All things pulp and then some

cinema cities

a personal odyssey through film

Mark David Welsh

Feeding Soda Pop to the Thirsty Pigs since 2013

Film Speech

All things film and television

Diary of A Movie Maniac

A Personal Journey Through Cinema & Television

portraitsbyjenni

My perspective on life & Classic Movie Recommendations

Statis Pro 1978 Replay

Methodically replaying every game of the 1978 baseball season!

4 Star Films

Looking Deeper at The Best Classic Movies

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Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd film locations (and more)

by John Bengtson "the great detective of silent film locations" New York Times

Sister Celluloid

Where old movies go to live

Silent-ology

Uncovering the silent era

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The annex to John Grant's *A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir*

Cinema Monolith

Reviews of movies from my giant DVD tower, and more.

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The Bogie Film Blog

A Film by Film Affair with Humphrey Bogart

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