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Wicked, Wicked

Billy Wilder’s 1959 film Some Like it Hot is often considered one of the greatest comedies of all time. Though much of the film takes place at a fancy hotel in Miami, it was actually filmed at the Hotel del Coronado near San Diego. The hotel has a very distinct look and has been a…

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Downstairs

The change from silent films to talkies had a big effect on many Hollywood stars. For each one that made the transition smoothly, there were many many more who struggled. John Gilbert was one such actor. He was a suave, handsome, performer known as “The Great Lover.” At times his popularity rivaled even Rudolph Valentino.…

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Forgotten Filmcast Episode 49: The President’s Analyst

This week’s installment of the Forgotten Filmcast takes us back to the swingin’ 60’s. This time Todd is joined by Dan Heaton from Public Transportation Snob to discuss the 1967 James Coburn spy-comedy The President’s Analyst. Download the Show: iTunes Podomatic Your Listen Show Notes: Public Transportation Snob Dan at Twitter Music Alley Movies Discussed:…

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Gotcha!

Remember when paintball was a thing? You go out in the woods with a little gun and try to splatter all your friends with paint. Good all-American fun! Though I wouldn’t have put it past Hollywood to just make Paintball the Movie, they decided to take it a bit futher; mixing the fad with cold…

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Walt Sent Me Episode 28: My Father the Hero

On the new episode of Walt Sent Me, Kristen and Todd discuss a film with a strange plot…especially for a Disney movie. That’s probably why they released it under their Touchstone Pictures label. It’s Gerard Depardieu and a very young Katherine Heigl in 1994’s My Father the Hero. Also get ready to strap on some…

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Forgotten Filmcast Ep 48: The Mind Reader

It’s time for another journey into the realm of pre-code films. This time Todd welcomes Cliff Aliperti from Immortal Ephemera to discuss Warren William in 1933’s The Mind Reader. Download the Show: iTunes Podomatic Your Listen Show Notes: Immortal Ephemera WarrernWilliam.com Cliff at Twitter Music Alley Movies Discussed: The Mind Reader An American Tragedy The…

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Snow White and the Three Stooges

There were many incarnations of the Three Stooges over the years. While Moe Howard and Larry Fine were always there, four different individuals filled the role of the third stooge. They began in vaudeville with Shemp, who was replaced by Curly as the act moved to the screen. Shemp returned when Curly fell ill in…