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“I’m sorry…I’m just a guy who cares an awful lot about my classic movie channel…”

I don’t make it a point to visit Big Hollywood too often—mostly because I haven’t had all my shots—but this recent post by editor-in-chief John Nolte sort of started in me an involuntary rolling-of-the-eyeballs. Titled “Will Ben Mankiewicz Be Allowed to Destroy Turner Classic Movies?”, it describes how Johnny-O had to mosey on over to his fainting couch because Big… Continue reading “I’m sorry…I’m just a guy who cares an awful lot about my classic movie channel…”

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I was going to publish this as a comment, but it sort of got away from me…

Rockfish (love that Gandolf Fitch reference, by the way): Thanks so much for taking the time out to offer a dissenting opinion on this issue. You might also want to read a post by my very good friend ThadK at his blog that also lines up with your take on the Archives as well. (At first I kind of… Continue reading I was going to publish this as a comment, but it sort of got away from me…

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Five days on the road

The irony of hearing that the Postmonster Postmaster General is pleading with Congress to allow the US Post Office (or as my friend Linda is wont to call it, the Post Awful) to stop mail delivery on Saturdays—at the same time online movie rental behemoth Netflix was considering shipping deliveries on the weekends has not been lost on a few of my… Continue reading Five days on the road

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Abbott and Costello Meet the Weasels at MCA-Universal

I guess they’ve finally worked out the legal complexities regarding It Ain’t Hay (1943), a Bud Abbott/Lou Costello romp based on Damon Runyon’s Princess O’Hara, because DVD Times announces that it will be available on Abbott & Costello: The Complete Universal Pictures Collection come this October 28th. For those of you thinking: “Gosh all fishhooks—this will be a simply grand opportunity to complete my… Continue reading Abbott and Costello Meet the Weasels at MCA-Universal

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They sure know how to hurt a guy…

I’ll start off this rant with a defense of the filmmakers responsible for the new Get Smart movie: to their credit, they wisely chose not to completely “ape” the original TV series. That having been said, I’m curious as to what their intentions were when conceiving this film in the first place. I went to see Get Smart this past Saturday… Continue reading They sure know how to hurt a guy…