Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Around the Blogosphere This Week

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

...The Barnes & Noble half-price Criterion Collection summer sale starts today. Visit B&N's Criterion Collection page to start shopping.

...The Cinecon Festival, screening many rarities, returns to the Eygptian Theater in Hollywood this Labor Day weekend. Details are here. One of the most interesting titles on the schedule is Paramount's UNTAMED (1940) starring Ray Milland and Patricia Morison, screening in nitrate!

...If you're in Palo Alto, check out the Stanford Theatre's 67-film Warner Bros. festival. The series was programmed by David Thomson, author of the upcoming book Warner Bros.: The Making of a Studio. The book will be published by Yale University Press.

...DUNKIRK (2017), which opens July 21st, will be screened in 70mm in numerous theaters nationwide; it's the biggest 70mm release in a quarter century. A list of 70mm theaters has been posted at Indiewire. I anticipate seeing it in 70mm in Long Beach, California.

...There's a nice article by Geoff Mayer at Senses of Cinema, "Alone in the Alabama Hills: Budd Boetticher and Lone Pine."

...There's a new exhibit at the Leo Carillo Ranch Historic Park in Carlsbad. I hope to visit the ranch; Leo Carillo was both a terrific actor and a significant figure in California history. Leo Carrillo State Park was named in his honor, as was nearby Leo Carrillo Elementary School.

...Alison Martino remembers Wallich's Music City at Sunset and Vine for Vintage Los Angeles.

...getTV has resurrected the two-season Cheryl Ladd procedural ONE WEST WAIKIKI (1994-96). Richard Burgi costars. You can read about the show at the getTV blog; it was authored by my friend, Will McKinley.

...Out today on DVD and Blu-ray: THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS (2017), reviewed here in April.

...On the topic of another recent movie, Matthew Garnett of The Federalist muses on BABY DRIVER (2017) having "the most redemptive anti-hero ever." Also at The Federalist: Collin Garbarino calls the movie "amazing."

...It's a Wonderful Movie has lots of info on Hallmark Channel's "Christmas in July" programming.

...Tim Goodman of the Hollywood Reporter wrote an interesting article about our current TV era, when there are more shows than a critic can keep up with and reviews often aren't read for weeks or months.

...LAist posted an article on "The Best Underrated Movie Theaters in Los Angeles."

...Caftan Woman's "One for July" on Turner Classic Movies is THE BEST OF EVERYTHING (1959) with Joan Crawford, Martha Hyer, and several more interesting names. Happily I recorded it!

...Pure fun: This elephant knows how to pool party!

...Notable Passings: Italian actress Elsa Martinelli (seen at left), who starred in films such as THE INDIAN FIGHTER (1955) and HATARI! (1962), has passed on at the age of 82. Toby pays tribute at 50 Westerns From the 50s...Famed stuntman Loren Janes has died at 85...Builder Paul Matt of Matt Construction has died at 85. He built the Broad Museum and remodeled the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, to name just two projects...Longtime Alfred Hitchcock production manager C.O. "Doc" Erickson has passed away at 93.

...For additional links on classic movies and more, please visit my July 3rd link roundup.

Have a great week!


Blogger Caftan Woman said...

Everybody from Leo Carrillo to Richard Burgi!

Have fun with The Best of Everything.

4:42 AM  
Blogger John G. said...

IMO, Elsa Martinelli was the only reason to sit through the ridiculously-overlong "Hatari." Rest in peace, Ms. Martinelli...

3:51 PM  
Blogger Net - "It's a Wonderful Movie" said...

Thank you so much for the mention, Laura... How sweet and thoughtful of you!!!

Happy Christmas in July Movie Viewing to you and all here!!!

9:06 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thanks to you all for sharing your thoughts!

My kids adored HATARI! when they were little (we had a double-VHS set!) but funny thing, I've never actually watched it myself. I usually took advantage of them being wrapped up in it to get some work done.

Looking forward to THE BEST OF EVERYTHING and some "Christmas in July" movies --

Best wishes,

11:19 PM  

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