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Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964) | Holy spacemen! The futuristic castaway sci-fi crash-lands on Blu-ray

Out on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time in the UK comes the colourful, cartoony 1964 sci-fi adventure Robinson Crusoe on Mars.

While following Daniel Defoe’s classic castaway novel, this Boy’s Own adventure transports its hero into outer space. 363 more words


Earth Intruders: The War of the Worlds On Film

“No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinized and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinize the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water.” 1,483 more words


The Naked Jungle (1954, Byron Haskin)

If there are faults with The Naked Jungle, ones not the result of having to follow the Hays Code–which the film skirts thanks to Ben Maddow and Ranald MacDougall’s excellent dialogue, Eleanor Parker’s fantastic, intelligent performance and Charlton Heston’s brute force approach–they fall on director Haskin. 470 more words


TCM Discoveries: A heartless Tiger in TOO LATE FOR TEARS (1949) #LetsMovie

There is a movie celebration of sorts planned for today.  TCM staffers will take to social media to share the joy of the movies with friends and family and is encouraging all of us to do the same with #LetsMovie, the campaign the network launched earlier this month .   1,021 more words

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Films in 2015: July

I watched a lot of movies this month, but a majority of them were spent in the shadows of film noir thanks to TCM’s Summer of Darkness. 681 more words

Films In 2015

Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964, Byron Haskin)

Robinson Crusoe on Mars is silly. It’s inconsistent and silly. The film survives a weak first act–the narrative trick of opening with one character (played, poorly, by Adam West) and then transferring to another (Paul Mantee) is fine, only Mantee doesn’t get any good material for quite a while. 278 more words

Bad Blonde: TOO LATE FOR TEARS (1949)

I just finished viewing the 1949 feature TOO LATE FOR TEARS on TCM. The title may sound like a weepy tearjerker, but this is film noir dynamite. 740 more words