Saturday, September 26, 2020

Around the Blogosphere This Week

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

...The first trailer dropped last weekend for the upcoming Marvel/Disney+ TV series WANDAVISION (2020), and I'm very enthused. Love the homages to THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW and BEWITCHED, wrapped up in what's sure to be a super-weird story with two of my very favorite Marvel characters, Wanda aka the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany). The Hollywood Reporter analyzes some of the trailer content.

...Positive news: Neal Pollack of Book & Film Globe notes the lack of any reports to date connecting COVID outbreaks to movie theaters, despite theaters being open in much of the U.S. and around the world.

...There's a terrific interview with Wyatt McCrea and lots of great footage of McCrea Ranch in this video starting at the 13:50 mark.

...Kimberly Truhler announced early last week that due to COVID's impact on publishing, her book FILM NOIR STYLE: THE KILLER 1940S is having its publication pushed back from September, probably until January.

...Movies also continue to be pushed back. It's now been announced that Marvel's BLACK WIDOW (2021), originally due out earlier this year, has been rescheduled again, from November to May 7th. Marvel's SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS (2021), originally scheduled for May 7, 2021, in turn gets pushed to July 9th, and Marvel's THE ETERNALS (2021), originally pushed from this fall to next February, is now rescheduled all the way to the end of 2021. DEATH ON THE NILE (2020), directed by Kenneth Branagh, has now been pushed from October to December 18th. HONEST THIEF (2020), a Liam Neeson film mentioned in my August 1st link roundup, is currently pushed back a week, shifting from October 9th to 16th.

..."What We Miss Most About Going to the Movies" by Vinnie Mancuso for Collider.

...I recently bought 100 COOKIES: THE BAKING BOOK FOR EVERY KITCHEN by Sarah Kieffer after seeing some cookie photos on Instagram, and so far the book is a hit at our house. I love her "pan banging" technique which involves repeatedly dropping the baking sheet on the rack during baking in order to get flat bakery-style cookies with chewy outer ridges.

...Annette Bochenek has written about Virginia Bruce and her homes in North Dakota and Los Angeles in her latest Classic Movie Travels column for Classic Movie Hub.

...For Mickey Rooney's centennial, Jessica Pickens wrote about his great performance in THE HUMAN COMEDY (1943) at TCM Tumblr.

...KC has reviewed the Greer Garson-Laurence Olivier PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (1940) on Blu-ray at A Classic Movie Blog.

...If it's almost October that means it's fall cookbook season! More newly released cookbooks which look interesting: THE MEXICAN HOME KITCHEN by Mely Martinez and FIVE MARYS RANCH RAISED COOKBOOK by Mary Heffernan.

...Box Office Poisons has a fun look at the set designs in BACHELOR IN PARADISE (1961). I especially love the grocery store.

...The 2020 Christmas movie schedules are out for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel. The casts are listed in Hallmark's press release; lots of favorites from the "Hallmark Stock Company" are in this year's films.

...Notable Passings: Actor Michael Lonsdale, who played the villain in the 007 film MOONRAKER (1979), has died at the age of 89...Football great Gale Sayers has died at 77. Billy Dee Williams paid tribute on Twitter to the man he portrayed in the classic TV-movie BRIAN'S SONG (1971). I vividly remember watching BRIAN'S SONG as a child, which made a huge impression, and I then read Sayers' book I AM THIRD.

...For additional recent links of interest to classic film fans, please check out my September 19th roundup.

Have a great week!


Blogger Caftan Woman said...

Thanks for the info I have missed, and the video link. You made me giggle, sometimes I watch Bachelor in Paradise just for the grocery store!

2:24 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

I hope Branagh's Death On the Nile is better than his Orient Express remake. For someone I think of as a fine actor and director that was a major disappointment on all levels. Thanks for your always enjoyable posts.

12:34 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Isn't that grocery store great, Caftan Woman? I have actually rewound to try to take it all in (grin). Glad you enjoyed it all

Thank you also, Bill, for your kind words. I honestly quite enjoyed the ORIENT EXPRESS remake (other than his mustache, which was...too much LOL). Hoping we will both like Branaugh's next Christie movie!

Best wishes,

8:33 AM  

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