Hallowe'en and Horror

Horror Franchise: Nightmare On Elm Street (1984 – 2010)

I love watching scary movies around this time of year and there's nothing I love quite like a horror franchise. Seeing how the film's plots and tropes evolve or devolve as the films go on is pretty fun. Robert Englund as Freddy burst onto our screens in 1984, with Wes Craven's Nightmare On Elm Street.… Continue reading Horror Franchise: Nightmare On Elm Street (1984 – 2010)

Classic Movies 2022, Film Reviews

Classic Movie: Troop Beverly Hills (1989)

Starring: Shelley Long, Craig T Nelson, Carla Gugino, Kellie Martin, Ami Foster Director: Jeff Kanew Shelley Long stars as Phyllis Nefler, a pampered Beverly Hills wife, soon to be divorced, who takes on the role of den mother to her daughters failing girl scout troop. It's a funny, sweet film that's gained a cult following,… Continue reading Classic Movie: Troop Beverly Hills (1989)

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Classic Movie: The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942)

Starring: Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Jeff Donnell Director: Lew Landers Always check the basement for bodies when you buy a property! This dark comedy is an oft overlooked hour long B movie that worth a watch for it's leads and it's black humour. Watch below for my review of this old gem. https://youtu.be/JpGBCnYeYMs

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Classic Movie: Modesty Blaise (1966)

Starring: Monica Vitti, Terence Stamp, Dirk Bogarde Director: Joseph Losey Modesty Blaise is the international woman of mystery, a master thief gone straight, tasked with protecting a shipment of diamonds, in this spoof of the spy genre and cult classic caper. The fashion and design of this whole film is pure 60's fun, and the… Continue reading Classic Movie: Modesty Blaise (1966)

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Classic Movie: Bachelor Mother (1939)

Ginger Rogers and David Niven star in this hilarious and slightly odd screwball comedy about a woman mistaken to be the mother of an abandoned child and the lengths people go to to help her keep "her" baby. Watch the review below. https://youtu.be/RrduPyhYp6w

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Classic Movie: Vampire’s Kiss (1988)

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Maria Conchita Alonso, Jeniffer Beals Director: Robert Bierman Vampire's Kiss is a late 80's film starring Nicolas Cage as a publishing executive with issues who starts to lose his grip on reality after he thinks he's been bitten by a vampire. But that doesn't begin to really describe what this film is.… Continue reading Classic Movie: Vampire’s Kiss (1988)

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Christmas Favorites: A Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

Starring: Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire Director: Brian Henson Jim Henson and his Muppets pals take on the classic Dickens tale of A Christmas Carol, with Michael Caine as Ebeneezer Scrooge. What Is It? An oddly accurate telling of the classic story, with most of the Muppets taking on a role somewhere. Michael Caine… Continue reading Christmas Favorites: A Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

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Christmas Favorites: Home Alone 2 (1992)

Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O'Hara, Tim Curry, Director: Chris Columbus Kevin McCallister finds himself left behind over Christmas again, but this year, he caught the wrong flight and ended up in New York. While his ingenuity gets him into the Plaza Hotel, his old enemies The Wet Bandits have broken out… Continue reading Christmas Favorites: Home Alone 2 (1992)

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Christmas Favorites: The Santa Clause (1994)

Starring: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, David Krumholtz Director: John Pasquin A divorced Dad has his kid for Christmas Eve and it's not going well, when an accident means he becomes Santa Claus. Over the course of the next year, he learns some lessons about being a Dad and about Christmas. What Is It? Tim Allen,… Continue reading Christmas Favorites: The Santa Clause (1994)

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Christmas Favorites: Elf (2003)

Starring: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Mary Steenbergen, Zooey Deschanel, Bob Newhart Director: Jon Favreau When an orphaned baby accidentally gets taken to the North Pole, Santa decides to keep him and he's raised as an elf. But one day, he finds out he's adopted and decides to head to New York to meet the father… Continue reading Christmas Favorites: Elf (2003)