Classic Cinema: Sherlock, Jr. (1924)

“Say, Mr. Detective, before you clean up any mysteries…..clean up this theater.” Buster Keaton is considered by many to be one of, if not the best, actor/director/writer of the silent film era and also one of the best actor/director/writers of all time. He’s also considered to be one of the funniest performers in history. HeContinue reading “Classic Cinema: Sherlock, Jr. (1924)”

Cult Classic: Piranha (1978)

“There’s nothing left to fear.” With zero intentions to disguise their intent of cashing in on the success of Jaws (1975), Roger Corman, New World Pictures, and Piranha Productions gave the world 1978’s Piranha. The film was shot for roughly $600,000 and raked in a whopping sixteen million dollars at the box office. It featuredContinue reading “Cult Classic: Piranha (1978)”

Thirtieth Anniversary Triple Threat!

“Alright, alright, alright!” Everybody loves a good movie. This year, 2023, marks the thirtieth anniversary of three of my favorite films. Those three films are Jurassic Park, Dazed And Confused, and Tombstone. Jurassic Park is arguably my favorite film of all time. Dazed And Confused is my favorite coming-of-age film. I consider Tombstone to beContinue reading “Thirtieth Anniversary Triple Threat!”

Classic Cinema: One Body Too Many (1944)

“Sorry, I’m a drip.” Jack Haley, best known for portraying the Tin Man in 1939’s The Wizard of Oz, and Bela Lugosi, the legendary Count Dracula of Dracula (1931), combine their humor and horror in One Body Too Many (1944). The film was directed by Frank McDonald, a director primarily known for his work inContinue reading “Classic Cinema: One Body Too Many (1944)”

Classic Cinema: The Lost World (1925)

Love and Dinosaurs With Willis H. O’Brien providing dazzling special effects, First National Pictures released what is considered to be the first full length feature film featuring stop-motion animation, 1925’s The Lost World. The silent film, directed by Harry O. Hoyt and adapted from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s book of the same name by MarionContinue reading “Classic Cinema: The Lost World (1925)”

Classic Cinema: Alice In Wonderland (1915)

“I wish my cat were here. She’s such a capital one for catching mice.” Lewis Carroll’s 1865 novel Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland has been adapted for the stage, film, and television multiple times over the years. It all began in 1886 when a musical stage adaptation called Alice In Wonderland was produced by Henry SavileContinue reading “Classic Cinema: Alice In Wonderland (1915)”

Classic Cinema: The Gold Rush (1925)

“I’ve found it! I’ve found it! A mountain of gold!” Charles Chaplin’s early film career, nearly a decade, was spent writing, producing, directing, appearing in, and/or, occasionally, composing music for over seventy silent short films. In 1919 he co-founded United Artists and began using the company to release his first feature length films in 1923.Continue reading “Classic Cinema: The Gold Rush (1925)”

Throwback Thursday: The Batwoman (1968)

With the campy Batman television series ending fourteen days before its March 28, 1968 release, The Batwoman (La Mujer Murcielago) hit the silver screen in Mexico. The film blended action, camp, and lucha libre into a science fiction/superhero film featuring the Batwoman, a crime fighter who is inspired by but not an official adaptation ofContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: The Batwoman (1968)”

Calcasieu SerialFest Chapter 8!

Welcome To The Jungle! Calcasieu SerialFest made its triumphant return to Sulphur, LA on July 30th! After a small event in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions and no event at all last year due to the total destruction of the Brimstone Museum in Sulphur after Hurricane Laura hit southwest Louisiana, retro film fans were hungryContinue reading “Calcasieu SerialFest Chapter 8!”

Classic Cinema: Perils Of Nyoka (1942)

Adventure For A Cure Considered by many to be the best “jungle adventure” serial ever produced, 1942’s Perils of Nyoka gives us two female leads, a gorilla named Satan, and a journey to find a cure for cancer. The Republic Pictures fifteen chapter serial also featured a cast loaded with serial legends, future superstars, andContinue reading “Classic Cinema: Perils Of Nyoka (1942)”