Sunday, March 22, 2015

My Top Marx


Since the Marx Brothers (either 4 or 3) only ever had 13 starring vehicles, I've posted them all here...but in the order in which I personally prefer them! Your mileage may vary.




















 

Monday, March 16, 2015

My First Karloff



Growing up, Boris Karloff was more a grandfather figure to me than a monster, due mainly to his many lighthearted television appearances. When I discovered FAMOUS MONSTERS magazine, I read an article about this movie, THE SORCERERS. A few years after its release, it turned up on television and I finally saw Karloff as something different. This was son followed by DIE, MONSTER, DIE and then...BLACK SABBATH!





Sunday, March 15, 2015

Movies I Saw in Theaters 1966-1973


These ads are from the Chicago Tribune archive but I saw all of these films in theaters when I was 14 or under in Covington, KY, some with my parents, some by myself, some with friends.














Thursday, March 12, 2015

Tom Thumb


I remember the first time I saw 1958's TOM THUMB. It was on a special children's TV showing early one Sunday evening. I absolutely loved it...but curiously, I don't think I've seen it or even heard much about it since! Young Russ Tamblyn (later of TWIN PEAKS) starred in the title role and he holds his own with legendary scene-stealers including Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers, Alan Young and even George Pal's Puppetoons (including voicework by Stan Freberg and Dallas McKennon!) Director Pal would produce and/or direct many a unique film throughout his career, starting with stop motion and ending with DOC SAVAGE in 1975.









Friday, February 27, 2015

Catlow-1971



Not one of the best westerns ever, or even of its ear, this 1971 Louis L'amour adaptation is best remembered today as the first big screen film appearance from the post-Spock Leonard Nimoy.








R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy