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by / on January 4, 2016 at 3:00 am / in Reviews, Vintage Vault

VINTAGE VAULT: WAY OUT WEST

Laurel and Hardy had one of the longest careers of any comic duo. For 30 years they appeared together, and this was after each had already made a large number of films on their own. They are often thought of […]

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by / on December 28, 2015 at 3:00 am / in Reviews, Vintage Vault

VINTAGE VAULT: BUCK PRIVATES

My Grandfather got me interested in old radio shows when I was pretty young. He gave me several cassette tapes of old shows. The first he ever gave me was an episode of Abbott and Costello’s show that featured their […]

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by / on December 21, 2015 at 3:00 am / in Reviews, Vintage Vault

VINTAGE VAULT: PARADISE, HAWAIIAN STYLE

Apparently, Elvis liked making movies in Hawaii. He filmed no less than three of them there. I guess when you’re a star of the magnitude he was you can just say, “get me another script that takes place in Hawaii…who […]

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by / on December 14, 2015 at 3:00 am / in Reviews, Vintage Vault

VINTAGE VAULT: EASY COME, EASY GO

In his movies Elvis certainly had a wide variety of different occupations. He’s been a soldier, a racecar driver, a tour guide…and, of course, they all had one thing in common, they also sing. Well in our film today we […]

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by / on December 7, 2015 at 3:00 am / in Reviews, Vintage Vault

VINTAGE VAULT: KING CREOLE

Want to see an impressive directing resume? Check this out: Casablanca, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Angels with Dirty Faces, Yankee Doodle Dandy, White Christmas. That’s just a small selection of the film’s directed by Michael Curtiz. But would you […]

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by / on November 30, 2015 at 3:00 am / in Reviews, Vintage Vault

VINTAGE VAULT: BLUE HAWAII

In my neck of the woods, winter is officially here. We’ve had several inches of snow over the last week or so and it’s been days since we made it out of the 20’s temperature wise. A much warmer climate […]

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by / on November 23, 2015 at 3:00 am / in Reviews, Vintage Vault

VINTAGE VAULT: FAME

Could there be a more pretentious song from a movie than the title track from Alan Parker’s 1980 semi-musical Fame? I mean, essentially the song is someone singing about how awesome they are so all the rest of us should […]

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by / on November 16, 2015 at 3:00 am / in Reviews, Vintage Vault

VINTAGE VAULT: SEX AND THE SINGLE GIRL

In 1962 Helen Gurley Brown had a bestseller with her book Sex and the Single Girl. It billed itself as a guide for unmarried women concerning “men, careers, the apartment diet, fashion, money, and men.” It was somewhat scandalous in […]

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by / on November 9, 2015 at 3:00 am / in Reviews, Vintage Vault

VINTAGE VAULT: ROAD TO MOROCCO

Many films gets sequels these days. If a franchise ends up getting a trilogy, well that’s considered pretty good. But to get a series of seven films…that’s quite an achievement. Beginning in 1940 and stretching all the way to 1962, […]

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by / on November 2, 2015 at 3:00 am / in Reviews, Vintage Vault

VINTAGE VAULT: ON THE TOWN

In 1952, Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen teamed up to direct what I, and many others, consider to be the greatest movie musical of all time: Singin’ in the Rain. This was not the first time the two had worked […]

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