The Films of James Dean: Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

Note: This week on TMP we’re looking at James Dean’s major roles with reviews from The Complete James Dean Collection box set. Yesterday: East of Eden. Today: Rebel Without a Cause. Teen delinquency films from the ’50s seem like they’re about a dime a dozen, but Rebel Without a Cause is the only one I can think of that is widely regarded as a true … Continue reading The Films of James Dean: Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

Reviewin’ the Box: Blondie Vol. 2

Last year, I reviewed the Blondie Vol. 1 box set from Echo Bridge Home Entertainment. Today, I’m back with a review of the second volume, which I purchased at the same time but completely forgot to watch… for an entire year. I’m a terrible blogger! Beginning with Blondie in 1938, this series would run for a total of 28 films. These films were based on … Continue reading Reviewin’ the Box: Blondie Vol. 2

TCM Greatest Classic Legends, Robert Mitchum: The Sundowners (1960)

Our exploration of TCM’s Greatest Classic Legends: Robert Mitchum DVD set continues with the third feature, The Sundowners. Previous reviews from this set: Angel Face | Out of the Past Film #3: The Sundowners (1960) Directed by Fred Zinnemann Written by Isobel Lennart from a novel by Jon Cleary Starring Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr, Peter Ustinov and Glynis Johns Directed by Fred Zinnemann, The Sundowners … Continue reading TCM Greatest Classic Legends, Robert Mitchum: The Sundowners (1960)

TCM Greatest Classic Legends, Robert Mitchum: Angel Face (1952)

Some of you may remember that back in 2014, I reviewed all four of the films in TCM’s “Greatest Classic Films: Romance” DVD set. Having added a few more “Greatest Classic” DVD sets to my collection over the summer, I’ll be reviewing them in that same format. Today we begin with the first film from the Robert Mitchum “Greatest Classic Legends” set, Angel Face. Film … Continue reading TCM Greatest Classic Legends, Robert Mitchum: Angel Face (1952)

TCM’s Greatest Classic Romances: Now, Voyager

Today’s review of Now, Voyager marks the end of our exploration of TCM’s Greatest Classic Films: Romance DVD set! Previous reviews: Splendor in the Grass Love in the Afternoon Mogambo Film #4: Now, Voyager (1942) Directed by Irving Rapper Written by Casey Robinson from the novel by Olive Higgins Prouty Starring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid and Claude Rains Now, Voyager follows Charlotte Vale (Bette Davis), … Continue reading TCM’s Greatest Classic Romances: Now, Voyager

TCM’s Greatest Classic Romances: Love in the Afternoon

Welcome to day two of TMP’s coverage of the TCM Greatest Classic Films: Romance DVD set! As you’ll know if you saw yesterday’s review, the four films in this set are re-watches for me, and I’m reviewing them in the order in which they appear in the set. Yesterday’s film: Splendor in the Grass FILM #2: Love in the Afternoon (1957) Directed by Billy Wilder … Continue reading TCM’s Greatest Classic Romances: Love in the Afternoon

TCM’s Greatest Classic Romances: Splendor in the Grass

Chances are, if you’re a classic film fan, you probably own at least a few of TCM’s “Greatest Classic” collections. Each containing four films, these sets are themed around a particular star or genre, with TCM curating their picks for the best of the best films fitting that theme. Today I’ll be kicking off a four-part series reviewing the films from the Greatest Classic Films … Continue reading TCM’s Greatest Classic Romances: Splendor in the Grass

Reviewin’ the Box: Blondie Vol. 1

Blondie is a 1938 film that started an enormous series which would run until 1950. The 28 films in the series, each one running at about 70 minutes, were based on a popular, eponymous comic strip created by Chic Young. The comic strip is still published today, now written by Chic Young’s son, Dean. Available from Echo Bridge Home Entertainment are two DVD sets which … Continue reading Reviewin’ the Box: Blondie Vol. 1

Reviewin’ the Box: Slapstick Encyclopedia

With the publication of the Volume 10 post last week, the Slapstick Encyclopedia project is officially finished! Here’s a wrap-up of everything we’ve covered in the past ten weeks. The Posts Volume 1: In the Beginning Volume 2: Keystone Tonight! Mack Sennett Comedies Volume 3: Sennett in the Twenties Volume 4: Funny Girls Volume 5: Keaton, Arbuckle and St. John Volume 6: Hal Roach’s All-Star … Continue reading Reviewin’ the Box: Slapstick Encyclopedia