Saturday, October 24, 2020

Around the Blogosphere This Week

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

...The Warner Archive has announced that LIBELED LADY (1936) and THE PIRATE (1948) will be released on Blu-ray in November.  A pair of excellent choices!

...The Academy Museum has named University of Chicago professor and TCM Silent Sunday Nights host Jacqueline Stewart as its Chief Artistic and Programming Officer.  Stewart gave an interview to the Los Angeles Times.

...Newly released by Critics' Choice on DVD: A "two-fer" of  THE TROUBLE WITH ANGELS (1966) and WHERE ANGELS GO, TROUBLE FOLLOWS (1968) starring Rosalind Russell.

...I came across a brief  Variety article from last month about the restoration of ROMAN HOLIDAY (1953).

...Annette Bochenek of the Hometowns to Hollywood blog is hosting the Celluloid Road Trip Blogathon from December 9th through 11th.  Details at the link.

...AMC Theatres may be looking at declaring bankruptcy.

...The Fast and Furious franchise will wrap up with two additional films after F9 (2021), which is currently in postproduction.

...A couple summers ago I enjoyed the Jason Statham ocean adventure film THE MEG (2018).  A sequel is on the way.

...Thanksgiving week Netflix will be debuting a sequel to the entertaining THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES (2018), which starred Kurt Russell as Santa.  A trailer is now on YouTube.  This time around Goldie Hawn, who had a cameo in the prior film, will costar as Mrs Santa.

...I loved reading about the restoration of the neon signs in Lone Pine, California.

...With the governor of California finally making clear this week that he will not allow Disneyland and other amusement parks to reopen for many more months, yesterday Disney announced that its Downtown Disney shopping and restaurant district will soon extend into Disney California Adventure's Buena Vista Street, providing additional shopping and dining locations.  (I anticipate that the wait times to get into a socially distanced, decorated-for-the-holidays Buena Vista Street will be long.)  Meanwhile, a lawsuit against the state by either Disney or the California Attractions and Parks Association is expected in the coming days.

...Notable Passing: William Blinn, whose long career writing for television included BRIAN'S SONG (1971), has died at 83.

...For additional recent links of interest to classic film fans, please check out my October 17th roundup.

Have a great week, and Go Dodgers!


Blogger Caftan Woman said...

Well, after all, long line-ups are part and parcel of the whole Christmas experience.

5:19 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

LOL this is true!! ;)

Plus at this point any Christmas experience will be a real blessing, after the year we've had!

Best wishes,

12:14 AM  
Blogger Margot Shelby said...

Good grief, Gavin Newsom! Have you seen his new "guidelines" for the holidays? I think it's about time some states will be sued.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Yep! Newsom's craziest guideline, though, even worse than the holiday "rules," is the one where he tells us to put our mask on *in between every bite* when we're eating out...and with members of *our own household*, no less. Utter insanity.

Best wishes,

11:21 AM  

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