The last movie I watched on FilmStruck before learning last week’s devastating news that WarnerMedia plans to shut it down on Nov. 29 was Tod Browning’s London After Midnight. The film was one of the biggest hits of Lon Cheney’s career, but it was destroyed in the infamous 1965 MGM vault fire. In 2002, Turner… Read More Film After Midnight: Losing FilmStruck
First off, sorry about the lack of actual reviews being posted here. I’m now a full-time employee at TheCelebrityCafe.com, so all of my time is spent writing there. I’ve started Film Fridays, so I’ll be able to write on older films along with more recent ones. I’ll continue to post links to reviews that I… Read More News Notes
Over at the Examiner, I wrote a post on the big news about the Citizen Kane Blu-Ray. Unfortunately The Magnificent Ambersons will only be on DVD and available with Kane through Amazon. Here’s the link: http://www.examiner.com/film-in-jacksonville/citizen-kane-blu-ray-and-magnificent-ambersons-dvd-pre-order-up.
The sad, terrible news of the day was that the great director Sidney Lumet passed away. I wrote an obituary here: http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/director-sidney-lumet-dies-age-86-04-09-2011.
Tonight, I’ll be going to one of the Taxi Driver screenings of the new digital restoration of the film. I’ll be writing a full review of the event at TheCelebrityCafe.com that should appear tomorrow. I can’t wait. Some AMC Theaters will also be showing the film on Tuesday if you can’t make it to tonight’s.