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Workin’ for the (freeview) weekend

Good news, everyone!  DISH has bestowed upon us a "freeview" weekend of the Epix movie channel...and that's always most welcome here in the House of Yesteryear because while I'll admit their film offerings may suffer from a mild case of same-ol'-same-ol' (we're only getting the free weekend because Epix is promoting a new series entitled… Continue reading Workin’ for the (freeview) weekend

Bad Movies · Movies

I knew there was a reason why I haven’t stepped inside a multiplex for three years now…

Faithful TDOY readers are aware of this but for those of you just joining us…I am woefully behind in catching up with recently-released movies.  Granted, it’s not something that keeps me awake at night because I’ve rationalized that there are too many older and classic films still on my “Must-See” list but occasionally it does cause me… Continue reading I knew there was a reason why I haven’t stepped inside a multiplex for three years now…

Classic Movies · Movies · Stuff You Should Know

I’m going to sit right down and write myself a letterbox

Those of you who read this blog on a regular basis (as opposed to those who just look at the pictures) are no doubt aware that last July some fast-talking CSR at CharredHer Cable convinced me I could save a little bit of money on my monthly cable bill by adding Showtime /The Movie Channel, etc. to… Continue reading I’m going to sit right down and write myself a letterbox

Bad Movies

“Oh, come on now, Doris…do I look like a maniac who goes around killing girls?”

As part of CharredHer’s On Demand service, I get the opportunity to see free movies from the likes of Flix (which is sort of the bastard child of Showtime and The Movie Channel), TCM, The Sundance Channel, occasionally IFC, something new called RHI Showcase (which seems to have a lot of Hallmark-type dramas) and a… Continue reading “Oh, come on now, Doris…do I look like a maniac who goes around killing girls?”

Classic Movies

When it Rains, it pours

About three weeks ago, shortly after the inaugural post of Illusion Travels by Streetcar, my chum Tom Sutpen composed a review of the 1934 proto-noir Crime Without Passion, co-written and directed by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur. I first learned of this movie by poking through the Torah of all books on noir—Alain Silver and Elizabeth Ward’s Film Noir: An… Continue reading When it Rains, it pours

Classic Movies · Movies · Stuff You Should Know

My demands have been met

I don’t how many of you out there who have the misfortune to welcome CharredHer (Charter) Cable into your homes, but this weekend after returning from dog-sitting I put one of its niftier features to work. They offer an “On Demand” service (they’re not unique in this, of course, other cable companies do the same)… Continue reading My demands have been met