May 2019 in Review

While it wasn’t by design, the year 1952 played a large part in my viewing habits for the month of May. Having said that I didn’t watch High Noon though […]

The Quiet Man (1952)

I guess John Ford’s The Quiet Man proves that I’m just a romantic at heart. I mean the whole world knows that John Wayne is a cowboy, a man’s man, […]

Hong Kong (1952)

According to our leading man Ronald Reagan’s voice over at the start of this Lewis R. Foster directed production, Hong Kong is “Where everybody’s running away from something. Including me.” […]

Messenger of Death (1988)

“Someday I’d like a part where I can lean my elbow against a mantlepiece and have a cocktail.” That quote credited to legendary tough guy Charles Bronson has always been […]

Reconstructing 1966’s The Blue Max

For me The Blue Max represents one of those big scale war films that would play repeatedly on late night television back before we had the VHS tape at our […]

Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972)

aka … Night of the Dark Full Moon … aka Deathouse … ( that’s the name on the print I located and not what I’d call perfect grammar) Years before […]

Hoodlum Empire (1952)

Directed by Joseph Kane for Herbert J. Yates’ Republic Pictures, this black and white crime drama features a large canvas of characters who all converge in the present and a […]

Remembering Doris Day

A heavy heart today. It’s while at my office earlier today that I overheard the radio playing Que Sera Sera in the showroom where I’m employed. My heart skipped a […]

Way of a Gaucho (1952)

There is no denying the fact that Gene Tierney looks stunning in technicolor. She’s just that in this Jacques Tourneur film under the 20th Century Fox banner that sees the […]

Harry In Your Pocket (1973)

Taking up a theme as old as movies, Harry In Your Pocket is the story of a veteran and the kid he takes on as a protégé. It’s been done […]

Of Mice and Men (1939)

Not familiar with John Steinbeck’s classic novel? Well to be honest I’ve never read it either but I am a fan of the 1939 version caught on camera by Oscar […]

Blue Ice (1992)

Blue Ice – It’s when something unexpected and wonderful falls on you out of a clear blue sky and changes your life. This is what retired British agent Michael Caine […]

Kangaroo (1952)

Brando’s Pick of the Month Carrying on with the theme of movies starring or featuring animals in the title leads Brando the Dachshund and myself to this 1952 effort filmed […]

April 2019 In Review

My DVD-blu ray-VHS-Laserdsic machines sure get a break once April hits and there’s a very good reason why the time I set aside for watching movies is seriously cut down. […]