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Podcast: The Running Man vs Most Dangerous Game on Pop Art Podcast with Howard Casner

I had a lot of fun doing a little guest appearance on this podcast. It's Howard Casner's Pop Art podcast. It compares one more modern, pop culture movie with a classic or cult film that shares themes or ideas. For this episode, I picked 80s classic The Running Man from 1987 with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Howard… Continue reading Podcast: The Running Man vs Most Dangerous Game on Pop Art Podcast with Howard Casner

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Invasion of the Bodysnatchers (1956)

Starring: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Director: Don Siegel The original classic horror story about the slow replacement of people with pod people.... emotionless, alien clones of their real selves. While it spawned a popular remake in the 70's, and several other remakes besides, we look at the original adaptation in all it's black and white,… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Invasion of the Bodysnatchers (1956)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954)

Starring: Jane Powell, Howard Keel Director: Stanley Donen When is it OK to kidnap a bunch of women from the nearest town and keep them captive for the Winter until they love you? In a lively musical, of course. Well, actually it's never OK. Click below for my review of this odd but toe tapping… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Peyton Place (1956)

Starring: Lana Turner, Hope Lange, Lee Philips, Director: Mark Robson Based on Grace Metalious dark and controversial expose of American life and culture, this book caused huge furor in it's day. The film was a huge success, and is largely a forgotten soapy phenonemon and cult classic. https://youtu.be/tMNdoQdXnPU

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Sabotage (1936)

Starring: Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka, John Loder Director: Alfred Hitchcock https://youtu.be/GNCh_QEHhqQ Perhaps one of Hitchcocks lesser known movies, Sabotage is the story of a woman caught between her kind husband, the ring of spies he's involves with and the handsome detective trying to investigate. It has some great set peices, expecially a tense scene involving… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Sabotage (1936)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Stranger (1946)

Starring: Orson Welles, Edward G Robinson, Loretta Young Director: Orson Welles https://youtu.be/2otqWnuYFHY Orson Welles is the handsome stranger in small town Connecticut when his past starts to catch up with him. As he marries the daughter of a judge (Loretta Young), a War Crimes Commission man (Edward G Robinson) is closing in on him for… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Stranger (1946)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Awful Truth (1937)

Starring: Cary Grant, Irene Dunne Director: Leo McCarey https://youtu.be/h9PEi_V1LgI A classic and much lauded screwball comedy, just in time for Valentine's Day. Cary Grant and Irene Dunne sparkle as a married couple in the process of divorcing when they each separately realise the awful truth: they belong together. Rather than telling each other, they each… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Awful Truth (1937)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Sweet Smell Of Success (1957)

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison Director: Alexander Mackendrick JJ Hunsecker (Lancaster) is a big shot columnist who can make or break careers, and his power has gone to his head. Annoyed that his younger sister (Harrison) who he takes care of, has fallen in love with a jazz singer, he decides to manipulate… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Sweet Smell Of Success (1957)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Beat The Devil (1953)

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Lorre Director: John Huston Penned by Truman Capote and directed by John Huston, Beat The Devil is a film that seems to set out to be a film noir-ish thriller, but playfully parodies the genre. Starring Humphrey Bogart, who was a staple of films like The Maltese… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Beat The Devil (1953)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: I Walked With A Zombie (1943)

Starring: Frances Dee, James Ellison, Tom Conway Director: Jacques Tourneur When a Canadian nurse is sent to the Carribean to work for a wealthy plantation owner, she finds that she is tasked with caring for the man's beautiful wife, who exists in a creepy, sleepwalking state. As she slowly falls for her employer, his brother… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: I Walked With A Zombie (1943)