4 items from 2010
Boo(zy): An Evening of Spirits and Storytelling
Bohemian Archaeology Productions
The art of the live storytelling monologue -- comic, dramatic, or otherwise -- has a long and mostly forgotten tradition: one of Ruth Draper, Anna Russell, Robert Benchley, and long before in Vaudeville. It survives in various permutations of contemporary stand-up. The basic and unembellished version recently received a lively resuscitation with Boo(zy) at the DR2 Theater in two pre-Halloween (the "boo" of the title) performances (October 29 and 30).
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- Jay Reisberg
American actor known for his role as Danno in the television series Hawaii Five-o
One actor in his time plays many parts, so it is a mixed blessing for a performer to be forever associated with one role and one catchphrase. James MacArthur, who has died aged 72, was instantly identified with Detective Danny "Danno" Williams in the long-running television series Hawaii Five-o (1968-79), in which he was habitually told "Book 'em, Danno" by his superior officer, Detective Steve McGarrett (Jack Lord), after villains had been captured.
From the outset, MacArthur could not escape being reminded that he was the son of celebrated parents. His mother, Helen Hayes, always flagged as "the first lady of the theatre", had a long career on stage, in television and films, winning two Oscars 40 years apart, and his father, Charles MacArthur, co-wrote and co-directed several films with Ben Hecht, one of which, The Scoundrel (1935), won a screenplay Oscar, »
- Ronald Bergan
Super-8 Charles Bronson Movie Madness at the Way Out Club will be held next Tuesday, July 6th from 8pm to Midnight. This will be a major movie event! Super-8 Movie Madness is going to honor the career of Hollywood’s greatest star and we’ll be making history again for as far as I’m aware this is the first Super-8 Charles Bronson festival… like… ever! I will be covering the walls of the Way Out Club with dozens of massive Charles Bronson movie posters and will be displaying busts, figures, and model kits of Charles Bronson all from my personal collection. And best of all, there will be these awesome Super-8 Charles Bronson Movie Madness T-Shirts for sale for only ten bucks!
If you’re not familiar with the madness, here’s a brief rundown: Remember (before video tapes) the Super-8 films they used to sell in the 1950’s »
- Tom Stockman
Chicago – Turner Classic Movies continues their collection of some of their greatest films in four-movie sets, three of which were recently released and distributed by Warner Brothers Home Video under the label “Turner Classic Movies: Greatest Classic Films Collection” with sub-labels of “Romance,” “Marx Brothers,” and “Sci-Fi Classics”.
Blu-Ray Rating: 4.0/5.0
The gigantic partnership that has released dozens of classic films in themed groups continues a series that serves to satisfy both serious film buffs and casual fans who may just be starting to build a library of classic films.
The latest three installments in the “Greatest Classic Films Collections” features a set timed well to Valentine’s Day and two collections of classics that never grow old.
TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Romance was released by Warner Brothers Home Video on February 2nd, 2010.
Photo credit: Warner Brothers
The “Romance” edition of the “TCM Greatest Classic Films Collections” features timeless stars like Natalie Wood, »
4 items from 2010
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