We’re one week away from Christmas and everybody’s making lists of their favorite movies. As always, some are debating whether or not Die Hard belongs on the list. Don’t be silly, of course it does. What says Christmas more than “Now I have a machine gun, ho, ho ho”…? Here are my 12 favorites, a mix … Continue reading My 12 Favorite Christmas Movies
THRILL TO CECIL B. DEMILLE’S PAGEANTRY AND EXCITEMENT! Often labeled one of the worst Best Picture Oscar winners ever, this look at all the drama behind the scenes of a big top circus still is a grand epic. The main focus lies on the rivalry between two trapeze artists, one of whom is romantically involved … Continue reading The Greatest Show on Earth
FIRST AND UNFORGETTABLE PICTURE IN VISTAVISION! When two entertainers and WWII veterans (Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye) help two charming sisters (Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen) out of a pickle, they all end up at a rural inn… The most popular movie of 1954 shares some traits with Holiday Inn (1942), the musical that introduced Irving Berlin’s “White … Continue reading White Christmas
Contemporary viewers might find it curious to see the Fourth of July segment of this musical turn into a full-blown salute to every branch of America’s armed forces, highlighted by a loving picture of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Considering the lightweight, romantic story, it might seem completely out of place. Holiday Inn was released in … Continue reading Holiday Inn: Where the Treetops Glisten
HE’S A HILARIOUS HAWKSHAW… WITH A CASE ON DOTTIE! Baby photographer Ronnie Jackson (Bob Hope) is mistaken for a private eye; when an attractive brunette (Dorothy Lamour) hires him to find a missing person, he doesn’t mind going along with the fantasy. The director is reunited with Hope for, not a sequel to My Favorite … Continue reading My Favorite Brunette
BOY! DO WE NEED IT NOW! A popular compilation of memorable clips from nearly one hundred MGM musicals, which serves the purpose of celebrating the studio’s 50th anniversary. No other studio in Hollywood managed to make musicals this good, which means this is a peek at the very best Tinseltown has to offer in the … Continue reading That’s Entertainment!