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Johnny O’Clock (1947)

In this Columbia feature from writer/director Robert Rossen, our title character is played by Noir regular, Dick Powell. He’s a […]

Thunder Birds (1942)

Not to be confused with the animated series of the 1960’s this spectacular example of technicolor was aimed at movie […]

Six Bridges To Cross (1955)

In what is essentially a “B” picture from Universal-International this Joseph Pevney directed effort has the grandeur of an epic […]

August 2020 In Review

Thanks to number 2 son, Kirk, I’ve been spending plenty of time watching westerns and some Robert Mitchum features as […]

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The Phantom of the Opera (1962)

Following the revival of Universal Studios’ Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy and the Wolfman, Hammer Studios, turned to Gaston Leroux’s Phantom […]

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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John Saxon (1935-2020)

Just got the news while watching a Boetticher/Scott western. John Saxon is gone. Another actor I’ve been following since childhood […]

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Firefox (1982)

We’re back. Yes the Four Horseman of the Video Store Apocalypse, better known to our followers as the Video Store […]

… 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 […]

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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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July 2020 in Review

Movies, Movies, Movies and ….. “Let’s play ball.” Yes there’s finally a sport attempting to make a go of it […]

June 2020 In Review

While I can’t speak for the rest of you who drop in on occasion, my movie viewing dropped back to […]

May 2020 In Review

With the amount of down time I’ve had at the office during this era of a world pandemic my movie […]

April 2020 In Review

The lock down continues and I hope and pray each and every one of my guests who drop by Mike’s […]

John Saxon (1935-2020)

Just got the news while watching a Boetticher/Scott western. John Saxon is gone. Another actor I’ve been following since childhood […]

Six Black Horses (1962)

From the pen of western writer and eventual director, Burt Kennedy, comes this Universal-International release that not surprisingly plays like […]

Valdez Is Coming (1971)

Bigger than life screen legend, Burt Lancaster, plays it decidedly low key in this filmed in Spain western that sees […]

Bird of Paradise (1932)

On a tropical island paradise, Joel McCrea, is to meet one of the screen’s greatest beauties, Dolores Del Rio, in […]

Marked Woman (1937)

Bette Davis takes center stage as a “Hostess” caught up in mob doings while Humphrey Bogart finds himself shedding his […]

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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!

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