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31 Days of Horror: Film 17: The Haunted Palace (1963)

It’s time for the 31 Days of Horror: 2014 Edition. For those of you who weren’t around for last year’s journey, the plan is to watch at least 31 horror movies I’ve never seen before and review them all. 730 more words

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The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938) - reviewed by George

This old film, in black and white, sounds as though it might be a history lesson, but it is an adventure film with a lot of clever dialogue, and a final action sequence featuring hordes of horsemen attacking the palace of Kublai Khan in Peking. 318 more words


Burger, She Ate: A Portrait of Angela Lansbury at Lunch

At this point, what is anyone supposed to write or say about Angela Lansbury that hasn’t been written or said already? She has been working steadily, on stage, in film and on television, for seven decades. 250 more words

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Kiddie Lit?

When I was in grammar school at St. Cassian’s, we normally had our library class once per week. We’d go to the school library and have the option of checking out a book. 319 more words

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mister Toad

Walt Disney was a household name in the 1930’s due in large part to the success of characters such as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, as well as for being really the only producer of feature-length animated films. 1,935 more words


The Pearl of Death

Before watching the movie:

Sherlock Holmes pops up so often here that he has his own genre category. So it was fairly inevitable that I’d get to the series starring Basil Rathbone eventually, even though I haven’t been very up on that version in the past. 952 more words



“When I first met Karloff, I felt this incredible wave of sadness. His eyes were like shattered mirrors. Whatever his pain was, it was very deep and very much a part of his soul. 2,670 more words

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