The Trial (1962) – Orson Welles

I return now to DK Canada’s The Movie Book, where their next big title recommendation is Orson Welle’s opus, Citizen Kane. Having previously reviewed it, I moved right along to the What Else to Watch section, and discovered a Welles film that I hadn’t watched or reviewed before. Based on Kafka’s novel, The Trial features…

On the Beach (1959) – Stanley Kramer

The next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of Dr. Strangelove is this film,On the Beach, based on the novel by Nevil Shute. The above the title cast is impressive, Gregory Peck, Anthony Perkins, Ava Gardener and Fred Astaire. I’m just not sure I care for the…

Trailer Tracks: The Black Hole (1979) – Gary Nelson

Today, we take a look at the original trailer for one of Disney’s Sci-Fi movies. I love this movie, there are a number of goofy things about it, but just as many brilliant ones, and the ending, something I didn’t understand much when I was a kid, totally works for me now. Some of the…

Hitchcock (2012) – Sacha Gervasi

Good evening. I love movies. I love movies about making movies. I also quite love Hitchcock movies. So this one seems like a winner all around, and I was not disappointed. Featuring a script by John J. McLaughlin working from the book “Alfred Hitchcock and The Making of Psycho” by Stephen Rebello, Gervasi, marking his first…

The Black Hole (1979)

I remember having the V.I.N.C.E.N.T. and Maximilian pencil holders when I was a kid, as well as some of the action figures, the soundtrack album, as well as the storybook album, the comics and finally I had a giant puzzle from the CNE one year. And I remember watching this film in the theater, Perkins’…

Serial Killer Double Feature – Peeping Tom (1960) & Psycho (1960)

Last night I watched two serial killer films that both seem to have voyeuristic fetishes. Both come from 1960, but are two completely differing films, dealing with murderers. I’ll be honest, until I read the title in that wonderful little book, 101 Horror Movies, I had never even heard of  Peeping Tom. I’ll be honest…