Monthly Archives: April 2017

Real Badass Heroes in Action

Sometimes we just want to see some real Badass heroes in action. This week on, we are featuring four great actors playing real tough guys in their movie roles. Get lots of popcorn and settle yourself in for some real hard-core action films from our collection including 1978’s China9/Liberty37 starring Warren Oates and Fabio Testi; 1973’s Chino starring Charles Bronson and Marcel Bozzuffi; 1968’s Commandos starring Lee Van Cleef and Jack Kelly; and finally, 1980’s Cry of the Innocent starring Rod Taylor and Nigel Davenport. Ready? Action!

Yours truly,
Where you’ll find Movies you love with Stars you know.


China 9/Liberty 37

“ChinaChina 9/Liberty 37 is the 1978 Monte Hellman western drama starring Warren Oates, Fabio Testi and Jenny Agutter where a convicted criminal befriends a miner holding out from selling his land to the railroad that he was hired to kill. He falls in love with the miner’s wife and all hell breaks loose in this western tale of deceit, infidelity, friendship and love – but most of all – redemption.



“Chino”Charles Bronson plays the title role in Chino and Jill Ireland, Marcel Bozzuffi and Vincent Van Patten star in this 1973 Western Action Drama directed by John Sturges and Duilio Coletti about a half-breed loner and horse breeder living in the old west who takes in a young run-away boy looking for work and trying to find his own place in the world. Based on the 1967 best-selling book, The Valdez Horses by Lee Hoffman, Chino is an Italian-Spanish-French co-produced film shot in Spain, with an American actor playing a Mexican rancher. You may want to call this spaghetti western a ‘global western.’



“Commandos”Commandos is a 1968 Italian war drama directed by Armando Crispino and starring Lee Van Cleef and Jack Kelly. It tells the story of two Americans leading a band of seemingly Italian commandos on a World War II mission to secure a North African oasis. Not just a few complications arise as the storyline twists and turns, enhancing the soldier’s commitment to the original mission.


Cry of the Innocent

“CryCry of the Innocent is the 1980 Michael O’Herlihy suspenseful action drama starring Rod Taylor, Joanna Pettet and Nigel Davenport telling the tale of a former green beret now an insurance agent in Dublin whose family was accidentally killed as collateral damage by a greedy conglomerate looking to expand their riches, and the struggles he faces as he seeks his vengeance.

The Adventures and Misadventures of Journalists

Sometimes it seems as if reporters and journalists have the most interesting lives. Or is it that their stories are just told so well?
Come find out with us this week at where we examine the adventures and misadventures of four separate journalists and reporters with the likes of Christopher Walkin and Hywel Bennett in Deadline, Lee Remick and Jill Clayburgh in Hustling, Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday, and Van Johnson and Elizabeth Taylor in The Last Time I Saw Paris.

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Where you’ll find Movies you love with Stars you know.


“Deadline”Deadline, also released under the name “Witness in the War Zone,” is a 1987 Nathanael Gutman war drama starring Christopher Walken, Hywel Bennett, Marita Marschall and Arnon Zadok telling the story of an ace reporter assigned in Beirut during the Lebanese civil war of 1983 when he is duped, set-up and uncovers a murderous plot to kill hundreds of civilians. Walken performs this role flawlessly.

His Girl Friday

“HisIn his classic 1940 black and white Romantic Comedy, His Girl Friday, director Howard Hawkes tells the story of a newspaper editor (Cary Grant) who uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter and ex-wife, (Rosalind Russell) from now marrying her new boyfriend (Ralph Bellamy). Great fun and great use of dialog over-looping creating a soundtrack that sounds more like real-life conversation than a recorded and rehearsed script.


“Hustling”Hustling is the 1975 Joseph Sargent drama starring Lee Remick, Jill Clayburgh, Monte Markham and Alex Rocco telling the story of a reporter for a New York City magazine decided to investigate the city’s prostitution industry to find out just who was making all the money. What she found out caused a firestorm of controversy – that many of the city’s richest and most powerful families and corporations benefited directly and indirectly from the illegal sex business.

The Last Time I Saw Paris

“TheThe Last Time I Saw Paris is the 1954 Richard Brooks drama / romance featuring an all-star cast with Van Johnson, Elizabeth Taylor, Walter Pidgeon, Donna Reed and Roger Moore in which a post-war soldier/journalist/wanna-be novelist in Paris journeys through heart-wrenching love and loss, rags to riches, and a final redemption that is sure a fill a few tissues!

“F” for “Four Fabulous Films”

This week, the letter “F” stands for the “Four Fabulous Films” as is featuring a random sampling from our collection of classic movies with a catch – today we present a Mystery, a Comedy, and Thriller, and a Drama – and there are numbers that start with the letter “F” within each of their titles.

Our Mystery – from 1932, The Sign of Four – stars Arthur Wontener and Ian Hunter; our Comedy – from 1935, Life Begins at Forty – stars Will Rogers and Richard Cromwell; our Thriller – from 1987, Blunt: The Forth Man – stars Anthony Hopkins and Ian Richardson; and our Drama – and from 1988, Five Corners – stars Jodie Foster and Tim Robbins.

Yours truly,
Where you’ll find Movies you love with Stars you know.

The Sign of Four

“TheThe Sign of Four is a 1932 black & white British Crime/Mystery film directed by Graham Cutts and staring Ian Hunter, Arthur Wontener, Ilsa Bevin, Graham Soutton and Miles Malleson in which a young woman needs Sherlock Holmes for protection when she’s tormented by an escaped killer. However, when the woman is abducted, Holmes and Watson must infiltrate the city’s criminal underworld to track down the young woman.

Life Begins at Forty

“LifeLife Begins at Forty is the black & white 1935 George Marshall comedy starring Will Rogers and Richard Cromwell telling the tale of a small-town American publisher of the local paper (Rogers) finds himself in opposition to the hard-nosed local banker on the return to town of a lad (Cromwell) jailed possibly wrongly for a theft from the bank. Life Begins at Forty is based on the non-fiction self-help book with the same title authored by Walter B. Pitkin.

Blunt: the Fourth Man

“Blunt:Blunt: The Fourth Man is the 1986 John Glenister British spy-thriller starring Anthony Hopkins and Ian Richardson in which Anthony Blunt (Ian Richardson) is an eminent Cambridge-educated art historian who is also working as a spy for the Soviet Union. In love with double agent Guy Burgess (Anthony Hopkins), he helps Burgess get yet another treasonous British agent to safety in Moscow. When Burgess unexpectedly defects as well, the government becomes suspicious of Blunt, but investigators have trouble believing such a refined and aristocratic gentleman would ever betray his nation and his class.

Five Corners

“FiveIn 1988, Tony Bill directed the intriguingly offbeat crime drama Five Corners starring Jody Foster, Tim Robbins, Todd Graff and John Turturro telling the 24-hour tale of a disturbed neighborhood rapist, his victim with whom he is now in love with, and her two protectors – one of whom is an invalid, and one who is committed to the civil-rights movement and non-violence. These actors portray a wide range of emotions and perspectives begging the viewer’s empathy for each and every character’s plight.