Eye of the Needle (1981)

Recorded from this-TV. Donald Sutherland. Directed by Richard Marquand. From the book by Ken Follett. A German spy on the English mainland has important information to get out of the country and he will do anything to succeed. http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/eye-of... » 9/17/14 11:56pm Wednesday 11:56pm

I have the updated edition of Creature Features. I mentioned before that I found a 1974 edition of what was then called TV Movies by Maltin at a book sale. My introduction to the genre was a paperback Blockbuster Movie Guide that a friend gave me for Christmas one year. It was invaluable to my budding movie… » 9/13/14 2:11am 9/13/14 2:11am

Kansas City Confidential (1952)

Public domain film noir that I watched over at Internet Archive. Directed by Phil Karlson. Jack Elam, Lee Van Cleef, and Neville Brand. Well planned million dollar armored truck robbery goes down easy until it is time to make the split.http://twentyfourframes.wordpress.com/2011/11/04/kan... » 9/12/14 9:05pm 9/12/14 9:05pm

Richard Kiel, RIP (1939 - 2014)

Richard Kiel passed away yesterday at the age of 74. I must have watched Moonraker at least twenty times as a kid and his villain Jaws was the most memorable thing about it.http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/... » 9/11/14 4:36pm 9/11/14 4:36pm

Laidlaw by William McIlvanney. A mystery. One of those lucky finds at a library sale for a quarter. A Silver Dagger winner. Acclaimed and influential. McIlvanney is known now as the father of Tartan Noir. Set in Glasgow. I'm about 80 pages in and its pretty dark. » 9/10/14 12:31pm 9/10/14 12:31pm

Shaft (1971)

The granddaddy of all the blaxploitation films. Recorded from the Bounce channel. Directed by Gordon Parks. Starring Richard Roundtree. Iconic music by Isaac Hayes. Black private dick tries to locate the kidnapped daughter of a local crime lord.http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/shaft-... » 9/03/14 4:42pm 9/03/14 4:42pm

Gringos by Charles Portis. Very, very funny. One of the things I like about Portis is his North Louisiana characters are absolutely authentic. They could be my cousins. Crazy people up there in piney woods and Baptist country. The main character here is from Shreveport. A semi-reformed dealer in illegal… » 9/03/14 4:24pm 9/03/14 4:24pm

This is an excellent site with a guide to all the censored Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes cartoons. When I was a kid they were still shown unedited and I can remember some of what was cut. Some of it is so wildly racist it is hard to believe they ever did it in the first place. » 8/31/14 8:29pm 8/31/14 8:29pm