There are many versions of A Star is Born but the Ticklish Trio are discussing the best version (don’t yell at us!) with this week’s special guest: James Mason. Actually, … Continue Reading Ticklish Business #92: A Star is Born (1954)
Special guest Sheila O’Malley joins the Ticklish Trio on a trip to the bright lights of Las Vegas as they discuss Elvis Presley’s 1964 musical Viva Las Vegas. Support the podcast … Continue Reading Ticklish Business #90: Viva Las Vegas (1964, w/Sheila O’Malley)
It’s been nearly a year since I saw my first in the Bob Hope/Bing Crosby “Road to…” series, 1942’s Road to Morocco. Apparently I’m watching these backwards because here we … Continue Reading Road to Zanzibar (1941)
I mentioned in my review of Lenny awhile back that I had one final “directed by Bob Fosse” film to watch and it was Sweet Charity. The sad thing is … Continue Reading Sweet Charity (1969)
This is reposted as part of the Summer Under the Stars blogathon Fred and Ginger week comes to a close (as does the 2015 installment of The July Five) with … Continue Reading Top Hat (1935)
This is reposted as part of the Summer Under the Stars blogathon So back story into why I sought out Young Man With a Horn to today’s review: I reviewed a … Continue Reading Young Man With a Horn (1950)
Warner Archive has re-released The Pajama Game. How does this Doris Day vehicle hold up?
Up until this point I’ve only reviewed (and seen) two Bob Hope features, both of them straightforward comedies – The Ghost Breakers (1940) and the fantastic The Cat and the … Continue Reading Mad About Musicals: Son of Paleface (1952)
I missed seeing Those Redheads From Seattle when it screened at the TCM Classic Film Festival last year and, really, that might have been for the best. The year 1953 … Continue Reading Mad About Musicals: Those Redheads From Seattle (1953)
Throughout the next four weeks I’ll be reviewing various musicals in support of TCM’s newest interactive online course, Mad About Musicals. Any classic film lover will tell you mitigation is … Continue Reading Mad About Musicals: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
Gene Kelly is responsible for crafting two of the most enduring musicals of the 1950s, 1951’s An American in Paris and 1952’s Singin’ in the Rain. But by 1957 Kelly … Continue Reading Les Girls (1957)
One of the many countless reasons we appreciate classic cinema is glorious Technicolor. Better yet, give me vibrant Technicolor that shows off magnificent costumes and beautiful faces and it won’t … Continue Reading A Date With Judy (1948)
I’ve seen nine of director Henry Koster’s films and it’s safe to say he’s one of my favorite directors. There’s something about his features, whose plots walk on a tightrope … Continue Reading It Started With Eve (1941)
My year-long Centennial Celebration kicks off with a two-episode look at composer Leonard Bernstein.
Esther Williams always knew her career wasn’t permanent. So when the quality of her films hit a certain level she walked away, and it’s all Jupiter’s Darling’s fault. The film … Continue Reading Jupiter’s Darling (1955)
The studio era had a way of doing things with genres that weren’t unique but, in execution, make all the difference in the world. Director Henry Koster was adept at … Continue Reading Music for Millions (1944)