Friday, October 5, 2012

And the Winners of the 2012 CiMBAs Are....

Movie Review: The Gunfighter, The Girl with the White Parasol,

Minority Opinion: The Magnificent Ambersons, Jim Lane’s Cinedrome [6 parts]: Part 1:


Grift Tips from the Lady Eve (1941), 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die,


Sittin' On a Backyard Fence,


The CMBA salutes all of this year's winners, who represent the highest quality in classic movie blogging on the web. Please extend your congratulations to them by leaving a comment below or, better yet, visiting their blog sites.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

2012 CiMBA Nominations


Desperate Housewives of Film Noir, Caftan Woman,

The 11-Oscar Mistake, Jim Lane’s Cinedrome,

King Kong (1933), My Love of Old Hollywood,

Movie Review: The Gunfighter, The Girl with the White Parasol,


It’s Not Just a Job, It’s an Adventure: My Low-Budget Film Gig, Tales of the Easily Distracted,

Minority Opinion: The Magnificent Ambersons, Jim Lane’s Cinedrome [6 parts]: Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: Part 4: Part 5: 6:

A Powell and Pressberger Masterpiece: The Red Shoes, ClassicBecky's Brain Food,

A Tale of Two Epics: I, Claudius, The Lady Eve’s Reel Life,

What Is a Classic Film? Survey says...  Classic Film & TV Cafe


Dueling Divas Blogathon, Backlots,

A Month of Vertigo, The Lady Eve’s Reel Life,

2012 Queer Film Blogathon, Garbo Laughs,

Summer Under the Stars Blogathon, Sittin' On a Backyard Fence,

William Wyler Blogathon, The Movie Projector,

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Best Hitchcock Films Hitchcock Never Made Blogathon

How many times have you watched a movie that was clearly saluting the man known as “The Master of Suspense”? Filmmakers from Brian DePalma to D.J. Caruso and so many more have aimed for a Hitchcockian feel in their thrillers—and some of them actually did an amazingly good job of bowing to The Master! So this summer, from July 7th through July 12th, Tales of the Easily Distracted and ClassicBecky’s Brain Food are celebrating filmmakers who love Hitchcock. The idea is to not review Alfred's own films, but those that have a Hitchcockian feeling and Hitchcockian elements in them.  For example, North by Northwest shares a lot of themes with The Prize (1963), Psycho surely inspired DePalma's Dressed to Kill (1980) not to mention more than a couple more. A film doesn't have to be based on or inspired by any particular AH film, either: Charade (1963) and Arabesque (1966) certainly have the freewheeling terror that a great Hitchcock film does.  For more information, click here.

Monday, May 28, 2012

William Wyler Blogathon

The Movie Projector is hosting a blogathon June 24-29, 2012, honoring William Wyler, one of the great directors of Hollywood's studio era. Twenty-five bloggers, many of them members of the Classic Movie Blog Association, will be writing on the major films of Wyler's forty-five year long career. For details and a complete schedule of the blogathon, click here to visit the William Wyler Blogathon page at The Movie Projector.

Queer Film Blogathon

The second annual Queer Film Blogathon, hosted by Garbo Laughs, will be held June 18-22, 2012. It will celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or otherwise non-heterosexual, non-gender-binary depictions or personages in film. It's open all film bloggers regardless of era or area of focus. For more info, click here to view details at Garbo Laughs.

Friday, May 4, 2012

The First Ever Horseathon is Here!

The Horseathon, hosted by Page at My Love of Old Hollywood will run from May 25-28. If  you haven't signed up for it, would like more details about it just click here. The deadline for signing up is May 10th.
We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Gene Kelly Centennial Blogathon August 2012

The Classic Movie Blog Association will host a Gene Kelly Centennial Blogathon in honor of the actor, director, and choreographer's 100th birthday the week of August 20-25. If you are a CMBA blog and would like to participate, but haven't signed up yet, contact me at to do so. Here are the CMBA blogs scheduled to participate:

Aug. 20
shadowsandsatin: Gene Kelly Profile
Reel RevivalFor Me and My Gal (1942)
The Movie ProjectorOn the Town (1949)
Another Old Movie Blog It's Always Fair Weather (1955)
Silver ScreeningsZiegfeld Follies (1946)

Aug. 21
Alfred Hitchcock GeekGene Kelly/Hitchcock Connection 
Caftan WomanThe Black Hand (1950) 
The Lady Eve's Reel LifeLet's Make Love (1960) 
All Good Things Living in a Big Way (1947)  
BacklotsWords and Music (1948) 
Classic Movies: Deep in My Heart

Aug. 22
My Love of Old Hollywood: Gene Kelly Profile
Lindsay's Movie MusingsBrigadoon (1954)
The Girl with the White ParasolThe Pirate (1948)
True ClassicsSummer Stock (1950)
A Trip Down Memory LaneThousands Cheer (1943)

Aug. 23
Noir and Chick FlicksGene Kelly Profile  &  Cover Girl (1944)
Tales of the Easily DistractedThe Devil Makes Three (1952) & What a Way to Go! (1964)
Sittin' on a Backyard FenceThe Three Musketeers (1948)
Java's JourneyAnchors Aweigh (1945)
Garbo LaughsXanadu (1980)
1001 Movies You Must See Before You DieLes Girls (1957); from Karen @ shadowsandsatin

Aug. 24
Silver Screen ModisteAn American in Paris (1951) 
A Person in the DarkMarjorie Morningstar (1958) 
True ClassicsTake Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)
Thrilling Days of YesteryearChristmas Holiday (1944)
Classicfilmboy's Movie ParadiseInvitation to Dance (1956)

Aug. 25
Frankly, My DearDuBarry Was a Lady (1943)
1001 Movies You Must See Before You DieThe Young Girls of Rochefort (1966)
Twenty-Four FramesSingin' in the Rain (1952)
ClassicBecky's Brain Food:  Inherit the Wind (1960) 

Films we still would like to see covered are: Pilot #5 (1943), The Cross of Lorraine (1943), It's a Big Country (1951), Love Is Better Than Ever (1952), Seagulls Over Sorrento (1954), Deep in My Heart (1954), The Happy Road (1957), The Tunnel of Love (1958), Gigot (1960), A Guide for the Married Man (1967),  Hello, Dolly (1969), The Cheyenne Social Club (1970), 40 Carats (1973), and Viva Knievel (1977).

Saturday, March 3, 2012

A Powell and Pressberger Blogathon!

The Classic Film & TV Cafe is hosting a March 25-28 blogathon featuring the stellar films of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressberger (known collectively as The Archers). For a list of all participating bloggers and links to their posts, click here.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Classic Movie Dogathon

The world's first Classic Movie Dogathon (well, we think it is) ran over four days in February 2012. Hosted by the Classic Film & TV Cafe, it featured 24 posts consisting of a review of a classic film featuring a dog in a prominent role or a profile of a famous canine performer. Whether you're a dog lover or a movie lover, we recommend that you check out the classics below!  (Just click on the blog title)

Sunday, February 19

Greyfriars Bobby (1961) - Classic Film & TV Cafe (Sark)

After the Thin Man - Tales of the Easily Distracted

Walt Disney's Pluto - True Classics

Oh! Heavenly Dog - ScribeHard on Film

Babe - in so many words...

A Boy and His Dog - Old Horror Movies

Monday, February 20

Umberto D - The Movie Projector

The Courage of Lassie - Classic Film & TV Cafe (Toto)

Used Cars - The Horn Section

Old Yeller - Open Vault Disney

The Ugly Dachshund - portraitsbyjenni

Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World - The Forty Year-Old Fanboy

Tuesday, February 21

Bringing Up Baby - My Love of Old Hollywood

The Jerk - Sittin' on a Backyard Fence

Lady and the Tramp - Noir and Chick Flicks

101 Dalmatians (1961) - Classic Film & TV Cafe (Rick)

The Awful Truth - Once upon a screen...

The Wizard of Oz - Silver Screenings

Wednesday, February 22

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939) - ClassicBecky's Brain Food

Since You Went Away - Comet Over Hollywood

A Dog's Life (1918) - Critica Retro

The Voice of Bugle Ann (1936) - Immortal Ephemera

Savage Sam - Open Vault Disney

The Proud Rebel - The Shades of Black and White