They Were Expendable gets a nice Blu-ray upgrade from Warner Archive. … Read More Warner Archive Blu-Ray Review: John Ford’s ‘They Were Expendable’ With Robert Montgomery & John Wayne
One of the best feelings for a classic movie geek is finally seeing a movie you’ve heard about for awhile, but just hadn’t had the opportunity to. While I’m sure TCM has aired Reap The Wild Wind (1942) before Sept. 3 – the first night of the Susan Hayward Star of the Month event –… Read More TCM Discoveries: Cecil B. DeMille’s ‘Reap The Wild Wind’
As a note, I’ve added an index page so that you can easily access my full-length reviews. I visited my uncle over the Presidents Day weekend, giving me plenty of time to vegetate and do…what else?… Watch more movies! Destry Rides Again – 1939, George Marshall – Universal DVD – Fun, bizarrely unique western with… Read More Presidents Day Mini-Break = More Time For More Movies
Directed by John Ford Republic Pictures US, 129 minutes Starring John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Barry Fitzgerald The Quiet Man, the story of an ex-boxer retiring to his birthplace in Ireland, had been a John Ford pet project for nearly fifteen years before he got to make it and the resulting film is one of his… Read More “The Quiet Man” (1952)
As I’ve noted in my regular Watched Films posts, I recently got Warner’s 2009 collection of six John Ford films that feature John Wayne from 1945 to 1957. Although I got the set for just $16.99 during Amazon’s flurry of post-Thanksgiving/pre-Christmas DVD sales (I also got the Bogie & Bacall set for $17.99), today I… Read More Warner’s John Wayne/John Ford Collection
An Affair To Remember – 1957, Leo McCarey – TCM – I love Cary Grant. He’s easily one of my favorite actors and I could watch him in anything. A film like this is moving and beautiful and that first hour was amazing. The second hour is great as well and that was one heck… Read More 1/11/11: Romance and War
Another TCM catch-up day… My Darling Clementine – 1946, John Ford – TCM – After seeing this, I think I’ve found another new favorite Ford. The film is much darker than I expected, which fantastically goes against the title. I actually kind of find it like a prototype The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. Then… Read More 1/10/11: Ford, Fonda, Wayne…and a little old lady?
I usually set a whole slate of films to record on TCM on my DVR and then watch them later because usually the movies I want to see are on at 2 AM or some other inconvenient time. However, today I did get to catch a film as it was airing. As part of their… Read More Watched Films 1/4/11: 3 Crazy Guys, A Singer and a Baby