Classic Movies 2021

Classic Movie: Return To Oz (1985)

Starring: Fairuza Balk, Jean Marsh, Piper Laurie, Brian Henson Director: Walter Murch Dorothy returns to Oz in this dark Disney movie. But Oz is not a technicolor musical this time. Because now it's the 80's, and all children's films are scarring. I love this film and if you want to know why and how and… Continue reading Classic Movie: Return To Oz (1985)

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Christmas Favorites: Scrooged (1988)

Starring: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, John Glover, Bobcat Goldthwaite, Carole Kane, Robert Mitchum Director: Richard Donner A selfish, cynical TV executive is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve who all work to help him find his heart again, while he tried to plan a live special and keep his job. What Is… Continue reading Christmas Favorites: Scrooged (1988)

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Christmas Favorites: The Snowman (1982)

Starring: David Bowie, Raymond Briggs, Mel Smith Director: Jimmy T Murakami, Dianne Jackson It's Christmas, and a little boy builds a snowman which comes to life and takes him on a magical adventure, including a meeting with Santa Claus. What Is It? This animation is almost totally silent, except for the famous, haunting song, "I'm… Continue reading Christmas Favorites: The Snowman (1982)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Beauty And The Beast / La Belle Et La Bete (1946)

Starring: Jean Marais, Josette Day Director: Jean Cocteau, Rene Clement Jean Cocteau's magical classic fairytale is beautiful and strange, and definitely ahead of it's time. Lavish and surreal, it's an art film that's also accessible to the everyman, and one that has influenced many film makers since. Watch the video above for my thoughts.

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Dracula (1931)

Starring: Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Helen Chandler Director: Tod Browning Sound films were in their infancy when this film was released on Valentine's Day and it's largely credited as the start of the horror film genre, though it was not the first film about Vampires. The story follows the titular Count as Renfield first comes… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Dracula (1931)

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Hallowe’en Flicks: The Craft (1996)

Starring: Fairuza Balk, Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, Rachel True Director: Andrew Fleming Sarah (Tunney) isn't sure she will fit in at her new school, but when she falls in with three oucasts she might have found where she belongs. Because Sarah has a secret: she can do magic. And these girls love to do magic… Continue reading Hallowe’en Flicks: The Craft (1996)

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Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

Starring: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Wishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth Director: Rob Marshall Several long years have passed since Mary Poppins was nanny to the Banks children, and now they are all grown up. But when Michael (Wishaw) is struggling with money and the loss of his… Continue reading Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

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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)

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Dolly Month: A Smokey Mountain Christmas (1986)

Starring: Dolly Parton, Lee Majors, Bo Hopkins Director: Henry Winkler Lorna (Parton) is a country singer who has lost touch with her roots and the things that inspire her, so, since it's Christmas, she sneaks away from Hollywood and heads to the Smokey Mountains and the place she grew up. On the way, she falls… Continue reading Dolly Month: A Smokey Mountain Christmas (1986)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Korkarlen / The Phantom Carriage (1921)

Starring: Victor Sjostrom, Hilda Borgstrom, Tore Svennberg Director: Victor Sjostrom On New Years Eve,  a drunk is faced with his mortality and his selfishness when the driver of a phantom carriage takes him on the ride of his life.  This film is startlingly dark and beautiful, with imagery which is quite creepy. The use of… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Korkarlen / The Phantom Carriage (1921)