Hello, My name is Mike Perry and I’ve been collecting films and film memorabilia since I  was about 12 years old. Currently I’ve amassed over 12000 titles on home video and my collection of films, film books and memorabilia continues to expand monthly. Thinking it was time to join the on line community my purpose isn’t to pick apart movies but help others find titles from the past worth either watching or re-visiting by trying to keep it fun and simple with personal memories of old discoveries as well as finding new ones.

Since joining the on line community I’ve had the good fortune of earning a writer’s credential and covering the 2016 TCM Film Festival in Hollywood which I guess we could say was a definite check mark on my personal bucket list.

I cover most any genre from horror to westerns and comedies to musicals. Hopefully you’ll find something here to enjoy be it a movie write up, a memory or two that I’ve shared or featuring a gallery of posters from an identifiable film star.

Thanks for dropping by and feel free to say hello.



  1. Hello Mike: I had an opportunity to check out your website today.
    Congratulations! Your site is awesome. Rheal Lariviere

  2. Hey Mike. It was great to meet you tonight. Haven’t spent a lot of time here yet, but was immediately so impressed that I shared your link on my Facebook timeline, to share the joy. Keep up the good work………..er…………play. 🙂

  3. Great site Mike, it’s like an Aladdin’s cave of film. Cracking! (Got to love Henry Fonda as Frank, those piercing blue eyes were just perfect for an icy villain)
    Ben Rattle

  4. Greetings, Mike. Very impressed by your movie room video.My name is Gary Cahall and I am the site administrator for MovieFanFare, a classic film collector’s blog that’s not ashamed to admit it’s run by Movies Unlimited, one of the country’s top mail order home video retailers.
    I came across Mike’s Take as part of the 2015 Great Villain Blogathon (nice article on Borgnine and Emperor of the North).We run a weekly guest blogger post, and while looking over your site I thought your work would be of interest to our readers.
    Would it be possible to reprint one of your articles (I was thinking your April review of A Gunfight with Kirk Douglas and Johnny Cash) on our blog? We would, naturally, provide a link back to your site and run a short bio/promo if you supply it. Please e-mail me back at your earliest convenience, and I look forward to hearing from you.

  5. Delight and surprise at the scope and range of insight of your takes, Mike.
    I have a special soft spot for movies 1940s to about ’65; great way to feel out the culture of those decades, which I do from time to time, and your commentaries will help create contexts. Thanks.

  6. Love your site and your writing. Must discovered your little corner of the web and expect to spend a lot of time here.
    Mel Martin
    Author of The Magnificent Showman
    The Epic Films of Samuel Bronston

    • Very kind of you to say so and welcome. I look forward to comments good or bad on any of my featured posts. I try to stay positive and not tear films apart. It’s all about the enjoyment. That book of yours looks like something I’d want to read. Always enjoyed his productions and not to far back read the autobio of Bernard Gordon which Bronston was featured extensively in. Cheers’….

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