Thursday Movie Picks #32: Oscar-Winning Movies

Happy Thursday everyone! I've been seeing posts on the weekly Thursday Movie Picks that's spearheaded by Wandering Through the Shelves Blog, but I haven't been able to participate. Well until now that is. The rules are simple simple: Each week there is a topic for you to create a list of three movies. Your picks …

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Five for the Fifth: August Edition

Hello folks, it's time for the AUGUST 2012 edition of Five of the Fifth! As is customary for this monthly feature, I get to post five random news item/observation/poster, etc. and then turn it over to you to share your take on that given topic. You can see the previous five-for-the-fifth posts here. So let's …

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Classic Flix List: Fred MacMurray – Superb Louse!

Greeting, all and sundry! After giving my cerebrum a well deserved respite which coincided with the release of The Avengers, I've decided to dive back in. Taking a hint from Ruth and applying it to the realm of lists while keeping within the arena of classic films and those involved. To this end, allow me …

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Great Expectations. Seeing CASABLANCA for the first time

Tonight I have a date with Rick and Ilsa... the most famous movie couple from the classic of all classics, Casablanca. Turner Classic Movies is bringing the 1942 film to almost 500 movie theaters nationwide as part of a 70th Anniversary event, so a few of my blog friends will be seeing it too on the …

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Flix Character Spotlight: Peter Lorre

Peter Lorre was the epitome of the the Golden Era Hollywood character actor, providing solid support in a variety of movies and TV for more than 30 years. Born László Löwenstein in Austria-Hungary (now the Slovak Republic) in 1904, he ran away from home at age 17 and began to act in theatre. Changing his …

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