In New York Harbor, filmmaker Carl Denham, famous for making wildlife films in remote and exotic locations, charters Captain Englehorn’s ship Venture for his new project, King Kong, but is unable to secure an actress for a female role he has reluctantly added to the script. Due to set sail that night, Denham searches the streets of New York for a suitable woman. He meets penniless Ann Darrow and convinces her to join him for what he proposes as the adventure of a lifetime. The Venture quickly gets underway and, during the voyage, the surly first mate, John Driscoll, gradually falls in love with Ann. After weeks of secrecy, Denham finally tells Englehorn and Driscoll that their destination is Skull Island, an uncharted land shown on a map in Denham’s possession...More
Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) is indignant to find that the man assigned to play Santa in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (Percy Helton) is intoxicated. When he complains to event director Doris Walker (Maureen O’Hara), she persuades Kris to take his place. He does so well, he is hired to play Santa at Macy’s flagship New York City store on 34th Street.
Ignoring instructions to steer parents to buy from Macy’s, Kris directs one shopper (Thelma Ritter) to a competitor. Impressed, she tells Julian Shellhammer (Philip Tonge), head of the toy department, that she will become a loyal customer.
Attorney Fred Gailey (John Payne), Doris’ neighbor, takes the young divorcée’s second-grade daughter Susan (Natalie Wood) to see Santa. Doris has raised her to not believe in fairy tales, but Susan’s lack of faith is shaken after seeing Kris speak in Dutch with a girl who does not know English...More
Laugh, Clown, Laugh is a 1928 silent film starring Lon Chaney and Loretta Young. The movie was directed by Herbert Brenon and produced and released through MGM Studios
Tito (Lon Chaney), a traveling circus clown, finds an abandoned child. Tito adopts her and raises her as his daughter, naming her Simonetta after his brother Simon (Bernard Siegel). One day the now teen-aged Simonetta (Loretta Young) encounters Luigi (Nils Asther), a wealthy man who falls madly in love with her, but upon seeing that he already has a girlfriend, she rejects him. She returns home to the circus and Tito suddenly realizes she is no longer a child. Tito further realizes he has feelings for Simonetta, but also knows his feelings are improper because he raised her as his daughter.More
Fantasia is a 1940 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and released by Walt Disney Productions. With story direction by Joe Grant and Dick Huemer, and production supervision by Ben Sharpsteen, it is the third Disney animated feature film. The film consists of eight animated segments set to pieces of classical music conducted by Leopold Stokowski, seven of which are performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Music critic and composer Deems Taylor acts as the film’s Master of Ceremonies, providing a live-action introduction to each animated segment.
Disney settled on the film’s concept as work neared completion on The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, an elaborate Silly Symphonies short designed as a comeback role for Mickey Mouse, who had declined in popularity...More
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way Oh what fun it’s to ride in a one horse open sleigh,
Hey, jingle bells………
We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year!
Humming Christmas Carols cheerfully is a fantastic way to strengthen the atmosphere of Christmas. And picking several classic Christmas movies for watching with family on Christmas Day is also a remarkable means to embrace the forthcoming Christmas.
Here are several classic Christmas movies in conformity with the substances of Christmas and hope they can add glitters to your Christmas.
The story takes place between Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day in New York City. A mother named Doris is very busy so that she doesn’t have time to be with her little daughter Susan. A man called Kris finds the person assigned to play Santa in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is drunk...More
Greed is a 1924 American silent film, written and directed by Erich von Stroheim and based on the 1899 Frank Norris novel McTeague. It stars Gibson Gowland as Dr. John McTeague, ZaSu Pitts as his wife Trina Sieppe and Jean Hersholt as McTeague’s friend and eventual enemy Marcus Schouler. The film tells the story of McTeague, a San Francisco dentist, who marries his best friend Schouler’s girlfriend Trina. Shortly after their engagement, Trina wins a lottery prize of $5,000, at that time a substantial sum. Schouler jealously informs the authorities that McTeague had been practicing dentistry without a license, and McTeague and Trina become impoverished. While living in squalor, McTeague becomes a violent alcoholic and Trina becomes greedily obsessed with her winnings, refusing to spend any of them, despite how poor she and her husband have become...More
Daniel Eugene “Rudy” Ruettiger grows up in Joliet, Illinois dreaming of playing college football at the University of Notre Dame. Though Rudy is achieving some success with his local high school team (Joliet Catholic), he lacks the grades and money necessary to attend Notre Dame, as well as the talent and physical stature to play football for a major intercollegiate program.
Ruettiger takes a job at a local steel mill like his father Daniel Sr., a Notre Dame fan and two of his older brothers who worked there after high school. When his best friend Pete, who always supported his dream of playing football in Notre Dame, is killed in an explosion at the mill, Rudy decides to follow his dream of attending Notre Dame and playing for the Fighting Irish.
He travels to South Bend, Indiana to the campus but fails to get admitted to Notre Dame...More
Old movie downloads are lots of fun to look at and reminisce about your popular movie lines or remember where you were when a certain movie was best-selling. Old movie have never been more accessible to watch with the coming of the internet, and now it is possible to go back in time and look at old movie trailers that you never thought you’d see again.
The internet may have its majority of clients surfing for the latest buzz on upcoming news and movies to watch or to watch out for, but there are also sites that has a movie collection that goes back a couple of years, these sites offers their past time movie lovers the luxury of viewing their favorite movies as simple as viewing the latest ones.
These movies may be a significant event or eye opener for a lot of people, so finding them in a local video store may be compared to finding a video tape in hay stack, due to its high value and g...More
Horror movies in general are one of the most popular genres around. Zombie movies are a huge part of this popularity as a sub-genre. These films have been popular for a very long time, providing audiences with thrills and chills for decades. For both casual and hardcore fans, familiarize yourself with some of the more popular films of both classic and recent times.
Zombies are an interesting aspect of pop culture. They take many different forms, and are utilized in a variety of ways to scare the audience. These zombies are typically defined in two forms, that of the reanimated, deceased corpse, and or that of a mindless or brainwashed living human. They can be fast or slow, as well as offering varying degrees of intelligence. However, no matter what form they take, they are generally terrifying.
Obviously, opinions will differ...More
Anchors Aweigh is a 1945 American Technicolor musical comedy film directed by George Sidney and starring Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, and Gene Kelly.
Joe Brady and Clarence Doolittle are Navy sailors who have a four-day leave in Hollywood. Joe has his heart set on spending time with his girl, the unseen Lola. Clarence, the shy choir boy turned sailor, asks Joe to teach him how to get girls. Donald, a little boy who wants to join the navy, is found wandering around the boulevard by a cop, who takes him to the police station. Clarence and Joe end up being picked up by the cops to help convince Donald to go home. After the two sailors wait at home and entertain Donald, Donald’s Aunt Susie arrives. Clarence is smitten with her from the beginning. Susan goes on to tell them that she has been trying to find work in music, and longs to perform with José Iturbi...More
by Clement Soh
Sleeping Beauty was the sixteenth film in Walt Disney’s body of work, following Lady and The Tramp and preceding One Hundred and One Dalmatians. It was the last feature to be based upon a fairy tale, written by Charles Perrault. Indeed, Disney Studios would not return to a fairy tale again until the 1989 release of The Little Mermaid. Moreover, this was the last feature to use hand-inked cells.
The film was supervised by Walt Disney himself, though he delegated the direction of the feature to his trusted animators Les Clark, Eric Larson, and Wolfgang Reitherman. The three animators, as well as six other colleagues, were known jointly as “The Nine Old Men.” The Nine Old Men were the key animators who had worked with Walt beginning with Snow White and ending with The Rescuers...More
The African Queen is a 1951 British-American adventure film adapted from the 1935 novel of the same name by C. S. Forester. The African Queen was directed by John Huston and produced by Sam Spiegel and John Woolf. The screenplay was adapted by James Agee, John Huston, John Collier and Peter Viertel. It was photographed in Technicolor by Jack Cardiff and had a music score by Allan Gray. The film stars Humphrey Bogart (who won the Academy Award for Best Actor – his only Oscar), and Katharine Hepburn with Robert Morley, Peter Bull, Walter Gotell, Richard Marner and Theodore Bikel.
Samuel Sayer (Robert Morley) and his sister Rose (Katharine Hepburn) are British Methodist missionaries in the village of Kungdu in German East Africa at the beginning of World War I in August/September 1914. Their mail and supplies are delivered by a small tramp steamer named the African Queen, helmed by the ro...More
The Wizard of Oz, is an American musical comedy-drama fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and the most well-known and commercially successful adaptation based on the 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. The Wizard of Oz 1939 stars Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale. The co-stars are Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Frank Morgan, Billie Burke, and Margaret Hamilton, with Charley Grapewin, Pat Walshe and Clara Blandick, Terry the dog (billed as Toto), and the Singer Midgets as the Munchkins. The Wizard of Oz begins in Kansas, which is depicted in a sepia tone. Dorothy Gale lives with her dog Toto on the farm of her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry. Dorothy’s dog gets in trouble with a mean neighbor, Miss Almira Gulch, when Toto bites her. However, Dorothy’s family and the farmhands are all too busy to pay attention to her...More
by Clement Soh
Have you ever gone back and watched one of your favorite movies and found that it no longer held the same humor, relevance or enjoyment it once did? Not all movies hold up over time but there are some that are some classic movies that are as good today as the day they were released.
Today we consider these movies classics because the stories they tell are still meaningful. We can still marvel at their originality and the quality of the acting remains.
Fortunately, these movies are still available to be shared with future generations to enjoy. Following are a few classics you may want to watch with your loved ones.
The Little Mermaid. It’s been about 20 years since this movie was released. It is considered a classic for its poignant story and beautiful animation. It’s a wonderful movie that your family is sure to enjoy. They may even want to sing along.
Meet Me In St. Louis is a musical film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and released in 1944. Divided into a series of seasonal vignettes, starting with Summer 1903, it relates the story of a year in the life of the Smith family in St. Louis, leading up to the opening of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (more commonly referred to as the World’s Fair) in the spring of 1904. Meet Me In St. Louis stars Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer, Tom Drake, Leon Ames, Marjorie Main, June Lockhart, and Joan Carroll.
In Meet Me In St. Louis it is summer 1903. The Smith family leads a comfortable upper-middle class life. Alonzo Smith (Leon Ames) and his wife Anna (Mary Astor) have four daughters: Rose (Lucille Bremer), Esther, Agnes, and Tootie; and a son, Lon Jr. (Henry H. Daniels, Jr...More
If you want to enjoy having a good time with your mate, family or friends, then there are many different types of activities you can choose from. Many people love to travel in groups if they can get a hold of cheap airline tickets. Others love to take in all of the latest top box office movies. But, for many people, there is nothing better than attending live concerts.
Just about anyone who gets a great deal of enjoyment from listening to music or watching music videos will also enjoy attending live concerts put on by their favorite band, group or solo musical artist. Any time a group or an individual performs live, it is called a concert and in most cases the concert events are related to musical performances, and these performances are held in front of an audience of fans of the band or performer that is on stage.
There are also many informal terms often used to refer to con...More
by Clement Soh
Colorful movie posters hit you in the face everywhere you go. You can’t watch anything on TV without a commercial touting the latest big cinematic production. If you go to a movie, you will see countless previews of upcoming movie attractions. Hollywood Blockbusters get enough publicity. Let the Classics take you back to yesteryear.
We all get the picture. It’s all about the latest in really cool technology. Where did all the movies of yesteryear go? What are those reels of celluloid doing while you are languishing in front of the silver screen watching coming attractions?
I’ll tell you what happened to them. They lie abandoned and alone. Bereft and at sea, languishing about in a pile of dust somewhere within the depths of a vault while everyone goes around looking for something better...More
The Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance-disaster film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. A fictionalized account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, The Titanic stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its ill-fated maiden voyage.
In 1996, treasure hunter Brock Lovett and his team aboard the research vessel Akademik Mstislav Keldysh search the wreck of RMS Titanic for a necklace with a rare diamond, the Heart of the Ocean. They recover a safe containing a drawing of a young woman wearing only the necklace dated April 14, 1912, the day the ship struck the iceberg. Rose Dawson Calvert, the woman in the drawing, is brought aboard Keldysh and tells Lovett of her experiences aboard The Titanic.
In 1912 Southampton, 17-year-old first-class passenger Rose DeWitt Bukater, her fiancé ...More
In the movie To Kill A Mockingbird, Jean Louise “Scout” Finch and her brother Jeremy Atticus “Jem” Finch, live in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama, during the early 1930s. They spend their days happily playing games with each other and spying on Arthur “Boo” Radley , who has not been seen for many years by anybody as a result of never leaving his house. Their widowed father, Atticus , is a town lawyer and has a strong belief that all people are to be treated fairly, to turn the other cheek, and to stand for what you believe. Early in To Kill A Mockingbird, the children see their father accept hickory nuts, and other produce, from Mr. Cunningham for legal work because he has no money. Through their father’s work as a lawyer, Scout and Jem begin to learn of the racism and evil in their town, aggravated by poverty.More
An aging couple, Ethel and Norman Thayer, continue the long tradition of spending each summer at their cottage on a lake called Golden Pond, in the far reaches of northern New England. When they first arrive, Ethel notices the loons calling on the lake “welcoming them home”. As they resettle into their summer home, Norman’s memory problems arise when he is unable to recognize several family photographs, which he copes with by frequently talking about death and growing old. They are visited by their only child, a daughter, Chelsea, who is somewhat estranged from her curmudgeon of a father. She introduces her parents to her fiance Bill and his thirteen-year-old son Billy. Norman tries to play mind games with Bill, an apparent pastime of his, but Bill won’t hear of it, saying he can only take so much...More