Category Archives: Random film stuff

Et Al. June19

The Queen Of Spades (1910) Original title: Pikovaya Dama. While much of Russian society, including most of his fellow-officers, gambles for high stakes, German (Pavel Biryukov) cannot afford to play and only looks on. German is one of those who … Continue reading

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Et Al. Feb19

Officer 444 (1926, 10 episodes) Robert Preston Brownley (Ben Wilson) – “Uncle Bob” to the children of his precinct, and Officer 444 to his colleagues – is the a member of the “Flying Squadron” under the command of Captain Jerry … Continue reading

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Et Al. Oct18

Napoléon (1927) Abel Gance’s epic filming of the life of Napoleon Bonaparte is a production almost impossible to address in a standard review, not least because there is no such thing these days as “the” version of the film. In … Continue reading

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Ranking the Final Girls

I am by no means an expert in slasher movies, but I know what I like; and what I like best is an engaging Final Girl. For me these films aren’t about their kill-scenes so much as the final showdown … Continue reading

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Spinning Newspaper Injures Printer – Part 2: Up Close

Click here for Part 1: The Repeat Offenders In this section, we take a closer look at a few of the many mock-ups which have (dis)graced our screens over the years! ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ College Coach (1933): …features numerous headlines, and only … Continue reading

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Et Al. July18

Black Oxen (1923) Attending an opening-night, the elderly Charles Dinwiddie (Tom Ricketts) is almost overcome when he sees, in effect, a ghost from his past: a beautiful young woman (Corinne Griffith) who is the living image of Mary Ogden, a … Continue reading

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Et al. April18

Wings (1927) Upon America’s entry into war in 1917, two young men from the same small town enlist to become combat pilots: David Armstrong (Richard Arlen), whose family is one of the wealthiest in town; and Jack Powell (Charles Rogers), … Continue reading

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Et Al. Feb18

Ghosts (1915) To celebrate his appointment as Chamberlain to the King, Captain Alving (Henry B. Walthall) holds an elaborate party at his hunting-lodge. During it, he is sought out by society woman, Johanna (Juana Archer), with whom he begins an … Continue reading

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The Hatching

    It looked to Miguel like a black river rushed up behind him. The man had only managed to get to his knees before the dark mass rolled over and around him.     Miguel took a few steps backward, but he found … Continue reading

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Deadly Nature

    Chip reached toward his pocket for another stone, but his action was halted by the shock of what he saw. Two pair of gleaming eyes turned upward to glare at him from the two heads mounted side by side on the … Continue reading

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