Saturday, May 18, 2024

Around the Blogosphere This Week

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

...Coming from Kino Lorber on July 9th, THE COUNTRY GIRL (1954), along with THE ROSE TATTOO (1955) and COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA (1952). And "coming soon" from Kino Lorber is a Western I'm completely unfamiliar with, THE LONELY MAN (1957), starring Jack Palance, Anthony Perkins, and Lee Van Cleef.

...Film Masters will be bringing Roy Rogers in UNDER WESTERN STARS (1938) to DVD. Toby has the info at 50 Westerns From the 50s. I'm also intrigued by the upcoming KENTUCKY RIFLE (1955).

...Speaking of Film Masters, Toby has just reviewed their release of BOMBS OVER BURMA (1942) at The Hannibal 8. I reviewed this release, which stars Anna May Wong, in April.

...A third DOWNTON ABBEY movie is in the works!

...Dick Dinman and the Warner Archive Collection's George Feltenstein discuss the new Western releases 3 GODFATHERS (1948) and DEVIL'S DOORWAY (1950) on DVD Classics Corner on the Air.

...Earlier this year I rewatched GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK. (2005) for the first time in many years. George Clooney is going to star in a Broadway adaptation next year, switching from his Fred Friendly role in the movie to playing Edward R. Murrow.

...At JazzWax Marc Myers interviews Jon Burlingame about his new book DREAMSVILLE: HENRY MANCINI, PETER GUNN, AND MUSIC FOR TV NOIR.

...Lacey Chabert, one of the Hallmark Christmas movie queens, will be starring with Kristoffer Polaha in THE CHRISTMAS QUEST (2024) for Hallmark this year...and it's also just been announced that she will star in the Netflix Christmas film HOT FROSTY (2024).

...In other Hallmark news, Sarah Drew will star in a Christmas mystery series, MISTLETOE MURDERS (2024). I like the concept!

...Coming to Hallmark Channel next year: A new series, THE CHICKEN SISTERS, starring Lea Thompson (BACK TO THE FUTURE), Schuyler Fisk (daughter of Sissy Spacek and Jack Fisk), and Wendie Malick.

...Recent reviews I've enjoyed include Glenn Erickson on DEVIL'S DOORWAY (1950) and SUBMARINE COMMAND (1952) at Trailers From Hell...Jessica Pickens on FOOTLIGHT SERENADE (1942) at Comet Over Hollywood...Kristina on THE AMAZING MR. X (1948) and THE STORY OF MOLLY X (1949) at Speakeasy...and Colin on HUMAN DESIRE (1954) at Riding the High Country.

...Coming to the Academy Museum in July: A touring retrospective on Powell and Pressburger.

...For baseball fans, especially Dodger fans: I'm currently enjoying the brand-new THE LAST OF HIS KIND: CLAYTON KERSHAW AND THE BURDEN OF GREATNESS by Andy McCullough.

...Continuing the baseball theme, I just bought the new book BASEBALL: THE MOVIE by Noah Gittell.

...Yesterday I attended a very nice memorial service at USC for the greatly appreciated cinema archives librarian Ned Comstock. I previously shared a tribute to Comstock by Leonard Maltin. Mr. Maltin was in attendance at the service, along with other film historians including Alan Rode, Jon Burlingame, James Curtis, and Dick Bann.

...Notable Passings: British Actor Bernard Hill has died at 79...TV producer Bruce Lansbury, brother of Angela Lansbury, has passed on at 87...Stuntwoman Jeannie Epper has died at 83...Actress Gloria Stroock, the sister of Geraldine Brooks, has died at 99. She was Rock Hudson's secretary on MCMILLAN AND WIFE and was married to writer-producer Leonard Stern...Actress Barbra Fuller has passed away at 102...Dabney Coleman (WAR GAMES, YOU'VE GOT MAIL) has passed away at 92.

...For additional recent links of interest to classic film fans, please visit my May 4th column.


Blogger Tom said...

It's great to hear of The Rose Tattoo's release from Kino! I love this film and can't wait to watch it again on Bluray. Also, according to the website, there is a new commentary track by a film historian so am really excited about this release!

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