Batman: 1943-Style

by Ronald A. Rowe September 15th, 2016
Before Ben Affleck set the Internet on fire as the next choice to play Batman, before Christian Bale restored the Caped Crusader’s good name, before George Clooney nearly ruined the franchise forever, before Val Kilmer disappointed and before Michael Keaton pleasantly surprised, before Adam West turned the Dark Knight into a lovable goofball -- there was Lewis G. Wilson*.

Lewis starred in the 1943 serial, titled simply Batman. He was just 23 years old at the time, and while he
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Classic Review – Frankenstein (1931)

by T Akery September 8th, 2016
The Frankenstein filmed in the 1930s is far different than the horror shows that are being currently produced, yet it is classified as one of the greatest horror movies of all time. Its story about a monster has proven timeless and Hollywood has done several remakes and translations of the film.

The story is about a scientist who creates a monster from the stuff he collected in the graveyard. When the monster kills an innocent girl, the town turns on
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  • Classic Review – Chinatown

    by Elizabeth Gunto September 1st, 2016
    Chinatown is about thirst: literal thirst, but also thirst for power and control, thirst for money, and sexual thirst. Roman Polanski's 1974 neo-noir shows people at their thirstiest. Chinatown gets its cinematography from the film noirs of the 1940s and '50s. But it hits something deeper than the usual plot twists and troubled dames of its predecessors.

    Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson) is a private investigator who has stumbled upon a cover
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  • Classic Review – Mrs. Doubtfire

    by T Akery August 25th, 2016
    Mrs. Doubtfire is a reminder of how funny Robin Williams could be. This is true even when portraying a character that has a lot of obstacles to overcome. It is definitely one of Robin Williams better movies and it still remains one of the benchmarks of how to do a character transition by one person. He managed to pull off both roles perfectly.

    The story in this movie is a
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  • The Classic Movie Blue Velvet

    by Elizabeth Gunto August 18th, 2016
    David Lynch's 1986 classic film Blue Velvet is hard to categorize. It's too creepy to be a simple drama, but there's much more going on for it to just be a simple mystery. It has the strange sexuality and dark lighting neo-noir, but with more sincerity and a lot more straight-forward ickiness. At its most basic, Blue Velvet follows an awkward student (Kyle MacLachlan, a Lynch favorite) home from college
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