Classic Movies

Movies that I’ve stared at recently on FMC #1 (Gotcha!)

Yes, ever since the big move to the new Rancho Yesteryear in May and the discovery that we are now paying for the package that includes the Fox Movie Channel, I have been watching my fair share of classic flicks on the channel that I wish were more like The Greatest Cable Channel Known to… Continue reading Movies that I’ve stared at recently on FMC #1 (Gotcha!)

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Classic Movies

“…they’re a dickens of a problem—aren’t they, sir?”

The young boy’s quote titling this post refers to the fairer sex—but he could just as easily be talking about the hired killers Captain Alan Thorndike can’t seem to shake off his trail.  Seventy years ago on this very date, 20th Century-Fox released a motion picture adapted from the best-selling suspense novel Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household:… Continue reading “…they’re a dickens of a problem—aren’t they, sir?”

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Doofus of the Year Award and a few other items of importance…

I was boasting Saturday—boasting, mind you—of my astounding technological prowess because I managed to put together the new Rancho Yesteryear entertainment system (TV, cable box, DVD/VCR recorder and spare DVD player) in a New York minute…but as I have often said (both on and off the blog) cocky will bite you in the ass every… Continue reading Doofus of the Year Award and a few other items of importance…

Classic Movies · Stuff You Should Know

“Fish don’t fry in the kitchen/Beans don’t burn on the grill…”

I’m pleased to announce that this is the very first post composed at the new Rancho Yesteryear, into which the ‘rents and I officially moved this afternoon (though this time they were ahead of me; they brought their stuff in last night).  There will be a gradual phasing out of the old House of Yesteryear… Continue reading “Fish don’t fry in the kitchen/Beans don’t burn on the grill…”

Classic Movies

Grey Market Cinema Double Feature: Blood Money (1933)/Pleasure Cruise (1933)

Back in October of last year, The Large Association of Movie Blogs offered up a survey to be completed amongst its members to assemble a list of the Top 10 Pre-Code films and out of 86 films (spread out among the 23 voters who participated) submitted this was the AFI-like result: 1.)    Duck Soup [1933] 2.)    Baby Face [1933] 3.)    It Happened One Night [1934]… Continue reading Grey Market Cinema Double Feature: Blood Money (1933)/Pleasure Cruise (1933)

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Coming to a DVD player near you

Turner Classic Movies’ airing of Stagecoach (1939) last night sort of jogged my recent memory bank that Criterion is planning to release a Cadillac version of the John Ford western classic this coming May 25th, in both Blu-Ray and DVD editions. I’m sorely tempted to plunk down the cash for this—Stagecoach being one of my all-time favorite oaters—but apart from the… Continue reading Coming to a DVD player near you

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Vacation, all I ever wanted…

Well—it’s not so much a vacation as it is a temporary leave of absence…I’m currently ensconced at the ‘rents right now because sister Kat and Company will be out of town for the next few days and…well, come on, people…the food is much better here than at Castle Yesteryear.  Last night, Mom whipped up a standing… Continue reading Vacation, all I ever wanted…