31 DAYS OF OSCAR: THE BEST OF THE Y’S AND Z-THE MOVIE
March 3, 2017

Young Frankenstein (1974)

It’s not Fronkensteen.


Z (1969)

 

So this what Greece was like in the 1960s.

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31 DAYS OF OSCAR: THE BEST OF THE W’S
March 2, 2017

Wait Until Dark (1967)

Who would terrorize poor, blind, Audrey Hepburn?


Waterloo Bridge (1940)

The personal favorite film of leads Vivien Leigh and Robert Taylor.


West Side Story (1961)

One of the few films to have two Best Directors.


What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

Watch this movie before FX’s Feud premieres on Sunday night.


White Heat (1949)

If you only can see a little bit of this movie, watch this scene.

31 DAYS OF OSCAR: THE BEST OF THE V’S
March 2, 2017

Vertigo (1958)

Watch Jimmy Stewart get really creepy toward Kim Novak in Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece.


Victor/Victoria (1982)

Watch starving actress Julie Andrews disguise herself as a female impersonator and confuse the heck out of James Garner.


Vivacious Lady (1938)

Jimmy Stewart and Ginger Rogers marry after a whirlwind romance.  Now, all Jimmy has to do is tell his parents and fiancée.

31 DAYS OF OSCAR: THE BEST OF THE U’S
March 2, 2017

Note: I haven’t seen either of these movies.  In fact, they’re the only “U” movies on the docket!

Ugetsu (1953)

A masterpiece of Japanese cinema.


Umberto D. (1952)

The favorite of director Vittorio De Sica’s films.

31 DAYS OF OSCAR: THE BEST OF THE T’S
March 1, 2017

Before we start with the S’s, what the hell happened at the Oscars Sunday night?!!!

 

The Thin Man (1934)

Drink some martinis with Nick and Nora Charles while watching the first of the six film series.


The Third Man (1949)

 

Watch Orson Welles steal the film with less than 20 minutes of screentime.


To Be or Not to Be (1942)

 

Carole Lombard’s final role.   What could have been.


Top Hat (1935)

One of the best of the Astaire-Rogers musicals.


The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1942)

Watch Bogie go mad with greed.


12 Angry Men (1957)

Henry Fonda’s only production credit.

31 DAYS OF OSCAR: THE BEST OF THE S’S
February 27, 2017

Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

Gene Kelly dances in the rain.  Saw it on the big screen in January.  Love!


Some Like it Hot (1959)

Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon dress as women because they are on the run from mobsters.


Spartacus (1960)

Would you believe Kirk Douglas was 44 when he did this?


Stage Door(1937)

A great chick flick.


Stagecoach (1939)

John Wayne’s big break.


A Star is Born (1937)

Watch the first version of this movie before you see the newest version with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga hits theaters.


Strangers on a Train (1951)

Two guys meet on a train and discuss swapping murders.  Only one is kidding.


A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

The film that put Brando on the map.

 

31 DAYS OF OSCAR: THE BEST OF THE R’S
February 25, 2017

1Rear Window (1954)

Wheelchair bound Jimmy Stewart spies on his neighbors and maybe sees the aftermath of a murder take place.


Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

James Dean’s parents are tearing him apart.


Road to Morocco (1942)

Watch Bob Hope and Bing Crosby tear down the fourth wall in this comedy.


Roman Holiday (1953)

Audrey Hepburn’s Oscar-winning performance.

 

31 DAYS OF OSCAR: THE BEST OF THE Q
February 25, 2017

The Quiet Man (1952)

Calling all lip readers, can you figure out what Maureen O’Hara is saying to John Wayne in the final scene?

31 DAYS OF OSCAR: THE BEST OF THE P’S
February 25, 2017

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Katharine Hepburn’s comeback film.  She was labeled “box office poison” in 1938 and decided to buy out her contract at RKO.  Hepburn went to Broadway to do the play The Philadelphia Story.  The play was a smash hit and she bought the film rights with her starring and she could pick the two male leads.  She wanted Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy, but both were unavailable.  Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart were nice consolation prizes.


The Pink Panther (1963)

This movie wasn’t originally centered on Inspector Clouseau, it was going to be a series of films about a famous jewel thief, played by David Niven.  During production, the director Blake Edwards changed his mind and focused the movie on Peter Seller’s character.  Niven wasn’t too happy about that.


A Place in the Sun (1951)

Boy meets girl.  Boy falls in love with girl.  Boy has pregnant girlfriend who wants him to marry her.  What’s a boy to do?


Poltergeist (1982)

Forget the remake.  Watch this instead.

31 DAYS OF OSCAR: THE BEST OF THE O’S
February 24, 2017

Of Mice and Men (1939)

The 1939 adaptation of John Steinbeck’s classic.


On the Town (1949)

Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra visit the sights of the Big Apple while on a 48-hour furlough.