Every film fan needs their candy…the stuff they’ll love no matter what. For me, its MGM musicals. I just eat this stuff up without hesitation. If you’re looking at a good introduction, Warner Bros.’ 2006 set Classic Musicals from the Dream Factory, Vol. 1 is a good choice. You get your Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Gene… Read More Classic Musicals from the Dream Factory
Yesterday was Alfred Hitchcock’s 112th birthday, which I celebrated by watching Rear Window again. I also took the time to write another Top 10 list for TheCelebrityCafe.com, which covered the decade he dominated: the 1950s. I consider the ’50s Hollywood’s best decade and I could probably do an infinite list of the greatest films from that decade. Anyway,… Read More Top 10 Hollywood Films of the 1950s
Directed by George Cukor Warner Brothers US, 176 minutes Starring Judy Garland, James Mason The behind-the-scenes back story that lead to Judy Garland’s desire to use a musical re-make of A Star Is Born as a come back vehicle is one of the great Golden Age Hollywood tales of redemption. The 1954 version of William A.… Read More “A Star Is Born” (1954)
I did a review of Vincente Minnelli’s first masterpiece, Meet Me In St. Louis with Judy Garland over at the Jacksonville Film Examiner. You can check it out here: http://www.examiner.com/film-in-jacksonville/classic-film-of-the-week-meet-me-st-louis-1944-review.
Hofstra’s Spring Break is finally upon us and I’m spending the week with my uncle and I’m continuing to raid his movie collection and go through his DVR. Here’s what I’ve made it through just since Friday. Tangled – 2010, Nathan Geno & Byron Howard – DVD – I have to say, I enjoyed this much… Read More Spring Break – the First Four Days