Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Around the Blogosphere This Week

Miscellaneous bits of news and fun stuff from around the internet...

...On Wednesday, February 3, Mary Carlisle will turn 102! Fans who would like to send her a birthday card or wish her well can mail her cards care of the address here. Her film MURDER IN THE PRIVATE CAR (1934) came out from the Warner Archive last fall.

...Great news, Netflix's GILMORE GIRLS revival started filming today! Details are available from Entertainment Weekly. There will be four 90-minute movies, each set in a different season; virtually all of the original cast will return, excepting Edward Herrmann, who died a little over a year ago. Melissa McCarthy, who has her own series, will be written in if her schedule opens up. No word on an appearance by Matt Czuchry, who now stars on THE GOOD WIFE. (February 4th Update: Matt is returning. Update: Also returning: Jared Padalecki and Milo Ventimiglia.)

...Speaking of revivals, word is bubbling up again about a possible new LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE movie.

...The O Canada Blogathon is underway! It runs through Friday, February 5th. I'll be participating in the near future!

...It's hard to believe, but almost half of U.S. households have an Amazon Prime membership. Bonus info: Here is a list of older films which stream for free on Amazon, via the Nitrate Diva.

...Last weekend Eva Marie Saint presented Robert Osborne with the Art Directors Guild's new William Cameron Menzies Award for championing classic films.

...Last month I shared news about the brand-new book on Helen Twelvetrees by Cliff Aliperti. It's now been reviewed by Ruth at Silver Screenings, KC at A Classic Movie Blog, and Kristina at Speakeasy.

...Now out from the Warner Archive: Season 4 of LAWMAN.

...Coming from the Criterion Collection on March 15th: THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962) on DVD and Blu-ray.

...Glenn Erickson, aka DVD Savant, has reviewed Criterion's new release of GILDA (1946).

...Here's critic Michael Sragow on one of my favorite films of the last few decades, LAST OF THE MOHICANS (1992). (Via The Self-Styled Siren.)

...KC has just reviewed the new Warner Archive Western releases ROUGHSHOD (1948) and STATION WEST (1948) at A Classic Movie Blog.

...Here's a neat post I missed in December: Kim at GlamAmor on Orry-Kelly's fashion style, as seen in THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER (1942).

...Caftan Woman's "One for February" pick is BLUES IN THE NIGHT (1941).

...I hope to see THE FINEST HOURS (2016) soon, Disney's latest inspiration film which stars Chris Pine and Casey Affleck. It received positive reviews from Leonard Maltin and Kenneth Turan. A trailer is here.

...Vienna's Classic Hollywood reviews Faye Emerson in LADY GANGSTER (1942). This one is in my "watch" stack and sounds like fun!

...The 6th Street Viaduct in Los Angeles, seen in countless movies and TV shows, is being demolished as it's decaying from the inside out and must be replaced.

...Dodger Stadium's address is changing from 1000 Elysian Park Avenue to 1000 Vin Scully Avenue!

...For many more recent classic film links, please visit last week's roundup. Lots of new content on the blog this past week, too!

Have a great week!


Blogger Caftan Woman said...

Thanks for the mention, and the reminder of Mary Carlisle's milestone. Lots to check out. The internet is a busy place.

4:10 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I'm delighted to have shared your piece on BLUES IN THE NIGHT, and I also added the same link to my TCM Highlights post!

Hope you'll enjoy some of the links here, lots to check out! :)

Thanks, as always, for stopping by --

Best wishes,

9:07 PM  
Blogger mel said...

Do we really need another BluRay edition of The Manchurian Candidate (1962) when there are so many other great movies that have not yet made it to BluRay?

1:11 AM  
Blogger Kristina Dijan said...

Thanks for the mention and the blogathon plug too! I'm really looking forward to the Gilmore Girls revival.

6:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the mention. i think you'd like Lady Gangster. I like Faye Emerson more and more.
I'm only on season one of Lawman. Lots to see.

10:29 AM  
Blogger KC said...

Belated thanks for the links Laura! I'm so curious about that Little House movie. It could be pretty fantastic if they do it right.

3:22 PM  

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