Category Archives: animation

Stayin Cool: Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, Special 4th of July 2018 Edition, Vol. 1776

Cool and Refreshing:  Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, Special 4th of July 2018 Edition, Vol. 1776 With the current East Coast heatwave setting record temperatures exceeding those of the last time we had a warm day (it’s not really global … Continue reading

Posted in animation, biography, books, British films, comedy, holidays, Movies, photography, Romance, science fiction, women, writing | 7 Comments

My Dog Didn’t Eat My Homework, He Wrote It: Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, Mid-May 2018 Edition, Vol. K9

My Dog Didn’t Eat My Homework, He Wrote It:  Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, Mid-May 2018 Edition, Vol. K9    In deference to the mass fraud being perpetuated on a global scale by the proponents of  the British Tourism Council … Continue reading

Posted in animation, books, Boston, Culture, Disney, humor, Movies, Romance, weddings, yul brynner films | Tagged , | 6 Comments

“All Aboard!”: Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, Dec. 2017 Edition, Vol. 3:10

“All Aboard!”:  Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, Dec. 2017 Edition, Vol. 3:10 With the exception of the horse, the automobile, the airplane and the whore with the heart of gold, there is, perhaps, no mode of taking a ride more … Continue reading

Posted in animation, book reviews, books, espionage, Hitchcock, movie reviews, Movies, Musicals, Reviews, Romance, westerns, women, writing | 5 Comments

What a Dip: Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, August 2017 Edition, Vol. H2O

What a Dip: Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, August 2017 Edition, Vol. H2O     During the current climate in which it seems many who should know better, by all appearances, are all wet, allow us to present this month’s … Continue reading

Posted in animation, books, Film, horror, humor, movie reviews, Movies, Musicals, Mystery, Reviews, Romance, sex, women, writing | Leave a comment

“Get Off Our Land, White Man” (The Rest of You Too): Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, November 2016 Edition, Vol. 1620

“Get Off Our Land, White Man” (The Rest of You Too): Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, November 2016 Edition, Vol. 1620    This year, the season of Thanksgiving finds greater than normal reasons to give thanks, not the least of … Continue reading

Posted in animation, biography, books, Film, History, humor, movie reviews, Movies, politics, Reviews, westerns, women | Tagged | 2 Comments

Furballs: “Fritz the Cat” (1972)

            Ralph Bakshi’s film of Robert Crumb’s underground comics character “Fritz the Cat” is a not particularly faithful rendering (thus the creator’s heated objections) of a counterculture icon who isn’t all that interesting in either representation in … Continue reading

Posted in 1970's movies, animation, comic books, Film, Film Reviews, movie reviews, Movies, Ralph Bakshi, Reviews, sex | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Across the Ages: “The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms” (1953)

“THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS”     (1953)_     The first in director Eugene Lourié’s “giant beast wreaks havoc on a major city” trilogy (followed in 1959 by the rather redundantly titled “The Giant Behemoth” and in 1961 with “Gorgo”), this 1953 … Continue reading

Posted in 1950's movies, animation, Drive-In Movies, Film Reviews, movie reviews, Movies, New York City, Ray Harryhausen, Reviews, science fiction | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Beach Blanket Bronto: “When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth” (1971)

     Once hitting pay dirt with the Raquel Welch vehicle “One Million Years B.C.”, Hammer Films would leave no cave unexplored in producing their next monosyllabic prehistoric epic, “When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth”.       Forgoing the iconic presence of … Continue reading

Posted in 1970's movies, animation, Drive-In Movies, fantasy, Film Reviews, Hammer films, movie reviews, Movies, Raquel Welch, Reviews, Romance | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Conjuring a Sense of Blunder: “Wizards” (1977)

       Ralph Bakshi continues a downward spiral of technical quality of animation detail while simultaneously making preparatory practice motions toward his later incomplete rendering of “Lord of the Rings” in the dismal 1977 “Wizards”, a film which by all available … Continue reading

Posted in 1970's movies, animation, cartoons, cinema, fantasy, Film, Film Reviews, movie reviews, Movies, Ralph Bakshi, Reviews | Leave a comment

Alley Oops: “The Croods” (2013)

           For an example of what is despairingly wrong with modern animation features, one needs look no further than “The Croods”, an example of what appears to be the new industry penchant for “animation release of the week”,  with … Continue reading

Posted in 3-D MOVIES, animation, children, comedy, Film Reviews, humor, movie reviews, Movies, Reviews | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Culture Clash: “Bambi Meets Godzilla” (1969)

“BAMBI MEETS GODZILLA”    (1969)      The title says it all. This unlikely meeting of two anthropomorphized cinema icons is one of the great jests of the late 1960’s American Cinema, a period not known for its ebullient humor, but instead … Continue reading

Posted in 1960's movies, animation, cartoons, cinema, Culture, Film, Film Reviews, humor, movie reviews, Movies, Reviews | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Poe in the Cinema: “The Tell-Tale Heart” (1953)

       Notoriously unlucky in the myriad of film translations of his work, Edgar Allan Poe finds an unlikely ally with the techniques of a minimalist animation style from U.P.A. Studios, a happy meeting of the literary and the graphic … Continue reading

Posted in 1950's cinema, 1950's movies, animation, books, children, Culture, Edgar Allan Poe, Film, Film Reviews, horror, movie reviews, Movies, Poe in the Cinema, Reviews | Tagged , | Leave a comment