Classics of the Corn: The Lair of the White Worm (1988)

An archaeologist in Harold Lloyd-ish glasses yells “YEEEE-HAH!” when he finds something… An amazing Scottish band sings about fish while people dance around a giant model of some sort of worm-fish hybrid… A delicious dish of pickled earthworms is served at a party… and that’s just within the first ten minutes of The Lair of … More Classics of the Corn: The Lair of the White Worm (1988)

Lindsey Tries to Appreciate Westerns: The Brass Legend (1956)

I love a film with a strong opening, and 1956’s The Brass Legend has no trouble grabbing the viewer even before its introductory credits roll. Beautiful black and white cinematography shows shots from an off-screen revolver being fired at a “REWARD – DEAD OR ALIVE”  poster. Harmonica-fueled music plays as the film transitions from this … More Lindsey Tries to Appreciate Westerns: The Brass Legend (1956)

Mill Creek Musings: Impact (1949)

“Impact: The force with which two lives come together… sometimes for good, sometimes for evil.” With this fabricated dictionary definition, 1949’s Impact begins. The film follows Walter “Walt” Williams (Brian Donlevy), a successful California businessman who has just purchased three new Denver factories for his company and must travel to Colorado. Walt would like his … More Mill Creek Musings: Impact (1949)

Favorite things about… His Girl Friday (1940)

The favorite film: His Girl Friday, a 1940 screwball comedy directed by Howard Hawks for Columbia Pictures The synopsis: Walter Burns is a newspaper man, the editor of one of Chicago’s most important papers. His star reporter and former wife Hildy Johnson has decided to quit the business to marry an insurance salesman named Bruce. … More Favorite things about… His Girl Friday (1940)