Since confession is good for the soul (or so they tell me), I’ll admit that when ClassicFlix announced that it was starting up its own distribution of classic movies to DVD and Blu-ray...I was a bit skeptical. (You may have noticed from time to time that this is my nature.) I posited that CF would… Continue reading Adventures in Blu-Ray: Miss Annie Rooney (1942)
I was having a Facebook Messenger chinwag with my loyal sidekick Andrew “Grover” Leal Wednesday night...and I vowed during that interaction that I was going to cease “lollygagging” and start getting content up on the blog on a regular basis. This ambitious promise would begin on Thursday; I would grab a title from a stack… Continue reading “She’s gonna love me in my Chevy Ford Van and that’s all right with me…”
Back in June of last year, I did a post on the former site of the blog about Time Life's bodacious DVD release of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In to fans and collectors. It's the complete series; all six seasons comprised of 140 telecasts (and the pilot) and the sweet thing is that if you're unable… Continue reading Look that up in your Funk & Wagnalls
Comedian Jackie Gleason’s television legacy is unquestionably that of “The Honeymooners,” which began as a segment on Cavalcade of Stars, the first TV variety series that he hosted on the DuMont network from 1950 to 1952 before being lured away to CBS in the fall of 1952. From 1952 to 1970, The Great One featured… Continue reading How sweet it is!
Oh...hello! I didn’t see you come in… Well, what can I say—I have been Señor Slug when it comes to the blog of late...though I haven’t been completely spending my copious free time counting sands in the hourglass since these are the days of our lives. I lucked out with three, count ‘em, three Radio… Continue reading Cold storage
The game plan was to get back into extreme blogging (little term I picked up from rapping with the kids to find out where their heads were at) once I relocated to WordPress in October. Sadly, this feverishly diabolical scheme soon vanished in a puff of smoke, surrendering to multiple factors such as outside projects,… Continue reading The state of the blog
It was fellow film noir devotee and Down the Hatch author Vince Keenan who used his incredible cocktail powers to induce me into buying a copy of Facebook compadre John DiLeo’s Screen Savers: 40 Remarkable Movies Awaiting Rediscovery back in November of 2008...and since that initial purchase, I have filled the bookshelves here at Rancho… Continue reading Book Review: Ten Movies at a Time: A 350-Film Journey Through Hollywood and America 1930-1970