A Biography of Walt Disney

A short biography of entrepreneur Walt Disney, a visionary whose creation of a mischievous mouse launched a multi-billion dollar empire.

A Biography of Walt Disney

A short biography of entrepreneur Walt Disney, a visionary whose creation of a mischievous mouse launched a multi-billion dollar empire.

Errol Flynn Biopic Makes Premiere at Toronto Film Fest

The Last of Robin Hood (2013), a new biographical drama depicting the final years of matinee idol Errol Flynn , made its premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival early last week. … Read Full Post

James Dean Films to Make Blu-ray Debut

At long last, all three films made starring 1950s icon James Dean will finally be released on Blu-ray in the James Dean Ultimate Collector’s Edition box set. Distributed by Warner Home Video, the set will contain Dean’s auspicious starring debut in East of Eden (1955), directed by Elia Kazan . The film was an adaptation of John Steinbeck’s novel and featured Dean as a miscreant youth seeking acceptance from his lettuce farmer father (Raymond Massey) and his so-called good brother (Richard Davalos). It was the only film released in Dean’s lifetime. … Read Full Post

James Dean Films to Make Blu-ray Debut

At long last, all three films made starring 1950s icon James Dean will finally be released on Blu-ray in the James Dean Ultimate Collector’s Edition box set. Distributed by Warner Home Video, the set will contain Dean’s auspicious starring debut in East of Eden (1955), directed by Elia Kazan . The film was an adaptation of John Steinbeck’s novel and featured Dean as a miscreant youth seeking acceptance from his lettuce farmer father (Raymond Massey) and his so-called good brother (Richard Davalos). It was the only film released in Dean’s lifetime. … Read Full Post

What to Watch on Turner Classic Movies This Fourth of July

As Americans everywhere celebrate Independence Day, Turner Classic Movies will spend the holiday airing classic patriotic movies for all to enjoy. The Fourth of July starts early with the Revolutionary War-set drama The Howards of Virginia (1940), starring Cary Grant and Martha Scott, which will be followed by Guy Hamilton’s adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s political satire The Devil’s Disciple (1959), featuring Laurence Olivier , Burt Lancaster , and Kirk Douglas. … Read Full Post

Classic Movies on Blu-Ray – May Edition

Another month, another wave of classic movies making their way onto Blu-ray . Several great films are being released in May, including the first of three on-screen collaborations between Doris Day and Rock Hudson, Fritz Lang’s masterpiece film noir, and one of the greatest movies of all time. … Read Full Post

‘Pillow Talk’ Gets Blu-Ray Release

As part of their 100th anniversary celebration, Universal Studios will release Pillow Talk (1959) onto Blu-ray, one of many films that will make the transfer to the format this year. Starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson in their first of three movies together, Pillow Talk was a startlingly successful romantic comedy that featured Day as a successful interior designer who shares a party line with a suave playboy (Hudson) during a line shortage. She soon comes to despise him while listening to him woo a different woman every night, only to fall in love after finally they finally meet in person. Pillow Talk became one of the biggest box office hits of the year and earned five Academy Award nominations, including Day’s only nod for Best Actress. The two-disc set will contain a number of bonus features, including two behind-the-scenes featurettes, Back in Bed with Pillow Talk and Chemistry 101: The Film Duo of Doris Day and Rock Hudson , as well as three 100 Years of Universal documentaries. … Read Full Post

Happy Birthday, Doris Day

While her exact age remains unknown – some say she was born in 1923, others in 1924 – there is no doubt that today April 3rd is Doris Day’s birthday. She had a remarkable life and career that had its share of ups and downs. Day started as a big band singer who branched out as a solo artist at the same time she became an actress. During the 1950s and the first half of the 1960s, Day was one of the biggest stars Hollywood, and was known for her all-American looks, pristine voice and virginal image. … Read Full Post

St. Patrick’s Day on TCM

On Saturday March 17th, Turner Classic Movies will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a number of Irish-themed classics. The Festival of Patrick kicks off early with the Michael Curtiz -directed drama, The Key , which stars William Powell as a womanizing British solider stationed in 1920s Dublin. The morning continues with 1947’s My Wild Irish Rose , a musical biography of songwriter Chauncey Olcott, and 1950’s The Daughter of Rosie O’Grady , which stars Debbie Reynolds and Gordon MacRae. … Read Full Post