Warner Archive Blu-Ray Review: Stanley Donen’s ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’

Warner Archive finally brings Stanley Donen’s 1954 musical to high definition on June 5 with a beautiful transfer and sound.… Read More Warner Archive Blu-Ray Review: Stanley Donen’s ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’

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Warner Archive Review: The Robert Montgomery Collection

In 2011, Warner Archive finally gave us a box set of Robert Montgomery MGM films. Titled The Robert Montgomery Collection, the four-disc set includes eight films, all of which run under 90 minutes. The collection isn’t exactly career-spanning, but it provides a fun look at Montgomery’s career at MGM and mostly works as a lost… Read More Warner Archive Review: The Robert Montgomery Collection

‘It’s Always Fair Weather,’ Except When It’s Not: The Musical Gets Cynical

Welcome readers to Movie Mania Madness and thanks to the Classic Movie History Projects hosts Aurora of Once Upon A Screen, Ruth of Silver Screenings and Fritzi of Movies, Silently for this event. Flicker Alley is also sponsoring it, so check them out (and buy their awesome Chaplin Mutual set). This is my first contribution… Read More ‘It’s Always Fair Weather,’ Except When It’s Not: The Musical Gets Cynical

‘The Belle of New York’ with Fred Astaire and Vera-Ellen

It’s hard to see your favorite stars stumble through a bad movie, especially when it has so many good names attached. That’s the case with The Belle of New York, a seemingly tossed-off Arthur Freed production from 1952. It stars Fred Astaire and Vera-Ellen and was directed by Charles Walters. There’s even lyrics by Oscar… Read More ‘The Belle of New York’ with Fred Astaire and Vera-Ellen

‘The Teahouse of the August Moon’ starring Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford

I’m currently going through the 2006 The Marlon Brando Collection, which I picked up a few weeks ago. While the set does include Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s fantastic adaptation of Julius Caesar, the rest of the films are completely new-to-me. Yes, I have somehow never seen the ’62 version of Mutiny on the Bounty. The other… Read More ‘The Teahouse of the August Moon’ starring Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford