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White Christmas Screening This Saturday Morning at The Hi-Pointe

“I wanna wash my hands, my face, my hair with snow!”

The spirit of Christmas is alive and well at The Hi-Pointe Theater here in St. Louis. It”S A Wonderful Life played last weekend to a nearly-sold out crowd – and that’s a big theater!

This Saturday, December 16th at 10:00am, head over to the Hi-Pointe for a White Christmas

White Christmas was made in 1954 (exactly 20 years before Black Christmas!) and was directed by Michael Curtiz. Bing Crosby teamed up with madcap funny man Danny Kaye and partnering with those two show biz pros as sisters were Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen. One of the most popular films of 1954, White Christmas opens and closes with the title song, while in between it’s filled with one great musical number after another. Crosby and Kaye play entertainers who went through W.W.II together and decide to host a fundraising
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TCM's Pride Month Series Continues with Movies Somehow Connected to Lgbt Talent

Turner Classic Movies continues with its Gay Hollywood presentations tonight and tomorrow morning, June 8–9. Seven movies will be shown about, featuring, directed, or produced by the following: Cole Porter, Lorenz Hart, Farley Granger, John Dall, Edmund Goulding, W. Somerset Maughan, Clifton Webb, Montgomery Clift, Raymond Burr, Charles Walters, DeWitt Bodeen, and Harriet Parsons. (One assumes that it's a mere coincidence that gay rumor subjects Cary Grant and Tyrone Power are also featured.) Night and Day (1946), which could also be considered part of TCM's homage to birthday girl Alexis Smith, who would have turned 96 today, is a Cole Porter biopic starring Cary Grant as a posh, heterosexualized version of Porter. As the warning goes, any similaries to real-life people and/or events found in Night and Day are a mere coincidence. The same goes for Words and Music (1948), a highly fictionalized version of the Richard Rodgers-Lorenz Hart musical partnership.
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White Christmas Screens This Saturday Morning at The Hi-Pointe

“I wanna wash my hands, my face, my hair with snow!”

The spirit of Christmas is alive and well at The Hi-Pointe Theater here in St. Louis. It”S A Wonderful Life played last weekend to a nearly-sold out crowd – and that’s a big theater!

This Saturday, December 17th at 10:30am, head over to the Hi-Pointe for a White Christmas

White Christmas was made in 1954 (exactly 20 years before Black Christmas!) and was directed by Michael Curtiz. Bing Crosby teamed up with madcap funny man Danny Kaye and partnering with those two show biz pros as sisters were Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen. One of the most popular films of 1954, White Christmas opens and closes with the title song, while in between it’s filled with one great musical number after another. Crosby and Kaye play entertainers who went through W.W.II together and decide to host a fundraising
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Veteran’s Day Tribute: The Ten Best Navy Movies

Veteran’s Day is November 11. While we all try to escape from the most exasperating Presidential Campaign in our history let me pay tribute to the Men and Women who have served in the military to insure we keep our electoral process and our freedoms.

Having served in the Navy four years (there he goes again!) I have a keen interest in any movie about the military, especially the sea service. I did serve during peace time so had no experience with combat but still spent most of my tour of duty at sea on an aircraft carrier, the USS Amerca CV66. Among other jobs I ran the ship’s television station for almost two years. Movies have always been important to me and so providing a few hours of entertainment every day when we were at sea was just about the best job I could have had.

The author
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Go On The Town With Sinatra and Kelly Saturday Morning at The Hi-Pointe

“Getting involved is so… so… involving.”

On The Town screens at St. Louis’ fabulous Hi-Pointe Theater this weekend as part of their Classic Film Series. It’s Saturday, September 10th at 10:30am at the Hi-Pointe located at 1005 McCausland Ave., St. Louis, Mo 63117. The film will be introduced by Harry Hamm, movie reviewer for Kmox. Admission is only $5

Three sailors on a day of shore leave in New York City look for fun and romance before their twenty-four hours are up. That summary to the beloved 1949 musical On The Town should be sung to the tune of “New York, New York,” the most famous song to come from this rollicking adaptation of the Broadway musical. There’s nary a dull moment as we watch Gene Kelly search desperately for Vera-Ellen, Frank Sinatra play a young and naive sailor (!) who tries to resist going up to Betty Garrett’s place but eventually gives in,
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Don’t Miss White Christmas Saturday Morning at The Hi-Pointe

“I wanna wash my hands, my face, my hair with snow!”

The spirit of Christmas is alive and well at The Hi-pointe Theater here in St. Louis. It”S A Wonderful Life played last weekend to a nearly-sold out crowd – and that’s a big theater!

This Saturday, December 19th at 10:30am, head over to the Hi-Pointe for a White Christmas

White Christmas was made in 1954 (exactly 20 years before Black Christmas!) and was directed by Michael Curtiz. Bing Crosby teamed up with madcap funny man Danny Kaye and partnering with those two show biz pros as sisters were Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen. One of the most popular films of 1954, White Christmas opens and closes with the title song, while in between it’s filled with one great musical number after another. Crosby and Kaye play entertainers who went through W.W.II together and decide to host a fundraising
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Wright and Goldwyn Have an Ugly Parting of the Ways; Brando (More or Less) Comes to the Rescue

Teresa Wright-Samuel Goldwyn association comes to a nasty end (See preceding post: "Teresa Wright in 'Shadow of a Doubt': Alfred Hitchcock Heroine in His Favorite Film.") Whether or not because she was aware that Enchantment wasn't going to be the hit she needed – or perhaps some other disagreement with Samuel Goldwyn or personal issue with husband Niven BuschTeresa Wright, claiming illness, refused to go to New York City to promote the film. (Top image: Teresa Wright in a publicity shot for The Men.) Goldwyn had previously announced that Wright, whose contract still had another four and half years to run, was to star in a film version of J.D. Salinger's 1948 short story "Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut." Instead, he unceremoniously – and quite publicly – fired her.[1] The Goldwyn organization issued a statement, explaining that besides refusing the assignment to travel to New York to help generate pre-opening publicity for Enchantment,
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White Christmas Screens Saturday Morning at The Hi-Pointe

“I wanna wash my hands, my face, my hair with snow!”

The spirit of Christmas is alive and well at The Hi-pointe Theater here in St. Louis. It”S A Wonderful Life played last weekend to a nearly-sold out crowd – and that’s a big theater!

This Saturday, December 20th at 10:30am, head over to the Hi-Pointe for a White Christmas

White Christmas was made in 1954 (exactly 20 years before Black Christmas!) and was directed by Michael Curtiz. Bing Crosby teamed up with madcap funny man Danny Kaye and partnering with those two show biz pros as sisters were Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen. One of the most popular films of 1954, White Christmas opens and closes with the title song, while in between it’s filled with one great musical number after another. Crosby and Kaye play entertainers who went through W.W.II together and decide to host a fundraising
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Contest: Win White Christmas Diamond Edition on Blu-ray and DVD Autographed by Michael Buble

Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Danny Kaye and Vera-Ellen light up the screen in Irving Berlin's White Christmas, a timeless holiday classic with songs to remember and a story for the ages. White Christmas is no stranger to high definition having been beautifully remastered and released on Blu-ray a few years ago. With 2014 marking the film's 60th anniversary, Paramount Home Entertainment has released a new White Christmas Diamond Anniversary Edition with a few new surprises.

Thanks to Paramount we are going to award one lucky reader the White Christmas Diamond Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray and DVD combo autographed by Michael Buble, who performs a virtual duet with Bing Crosby in the bonus features. Two additional winners will each take home White Christmas Diamond Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray and DVD combo sans the autograph.

For a chance to win, please fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of
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Rainbow Coalition: Top 10 Movie Titles with Color and Substance

Sure, it would be easy to rattle off all sorts of movie titles that feature the name of colors. Go ahead and knock yourself out: The Pink Panther, Red Dawn, Yellow Submarine, Purple Rain, Blue Velvet, Goldfinger, etc. The listing seems rather endless. However, can one come up with color-contained movie titles that also carry some messaging of substance and contemplation? Maybe films such as Fried Green Tomatoes or Steel Magnolias are color-coated entries that carries some relevance in its messaging about feminine empowerment for instance. In Rainbow Coalition: Top 10 Movie Titles with Color and Substance let us look are the leading selections that have both color (in title) and substance (in thematic forethought) attached to its skin. Hey, maybe one can make a case for Pink Flamingos but The Blue Lagoon might be stretching things a bit…don’t you think? The Rainbow Coalition: Top 10 Movie Titles with Color
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DVD, Blu-ray Release: Love Happy

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 6, 2014

Price: DVD $24.95, Blu-ray $29.95

Studio: Olive Films

The 1949 music-filled comedy Love Happy was the final film starring the legendary Marx Brothers (Duck Soup, Animal Crackers).

In the film, Harpo Marx is a true patron of the arts, taking from the rich to help feed a group of poor actors struggling to open a new musical without financial backers. He unknowingly makes off with the missing Romanoff diamonds when he shoplifts a tin of sardines from a classy Manhattan market. The diamonds have been smuggled into the country by a sinful yet sizzlingly beautiful jewel thief, Madame Egelichi (Ilona Massey). The Madame traces the tin back to the theater and becomes the show’s financial backer. Hoping to recover the missing diamonds, she and her henchmen nearly bring the whole house down in a madcap race to retrieve the jewels on opening night.

In addition to Harpo,
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My Favourite Christmas Movie - White Christmas

The Flickering Myth writing team count down to Christmas by discussing their favourite festive movies; next up is Tori Brazier with White Christmas...

I have a confession to make. This is not actually my favourite Christmas movie, per se… I sort of forgot about It’s a Wonderful Life (yes, I know, and I’m a huge Jimmy Schtewart fan!) when we were claiming films for this feature. Having said this, I was also determined that there should be a good, old-fashioned, un-abashed Hollywood musical present, and, by Jove, this is it.

There is always a plethora of classic musicals shown on television over the festive period- often MGM ones such as Singin’ in the Rain, An American in Paris and Meet Me in St. Louis or Rodgers and Hammerstein ones like Oklahoma! and The King and I (all present and correct this year, don’t you worry). Many of
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White Christmas Screening at The Hi-Pointe Saturday Morning

“I wanna wash my hands, my face, my hair with snow!”

The spirit of Christmas is alive and well at The Hi-pointe Theater here in St. Louis. It”S A Wonderful Life played last weekend to a nearly-sold out crowd – and that’s a big theater!

This Saturday, December 21st at 10:30am, head over to the Hi-Pointe for a White Christmas

White Christmas was made in 1954 (exactly 20 years before Black Christmas!) and was directed by Michael Curtiz. Bing Crosby teamed up with madcap funny man Danny Kaye and partnering with those two show biz pros as sisters were Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen. One of the most popular films of 1954, White Christmas opens and closes with the title song, while in between it’s filled with one great musical number after another. Crosby and Kaye play entertainers who went through W.W.II together and decide to host a fundraising
See full article at WeAreMovieGeeks.com »

Streaming Holiday Movies the Whole Family Will Enjoy

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Christmas is less than two weeks away, and while there are plenty of fabulous films to see in theaters, there are also many you can stream from the comfort of your living room - particularly if you want to see something that will make you merry and bright. So gear up the tablets, laptops, Apple TVs, Rokus, and game consoles with movies that are sure to appeal to even the Grinchiest of viewers.

All of our recommendations have to be available to stream, so you won't find certain classics like "A Christmas Story," "A Charlie Brown Christmas," "It's a Wonderful Life," or "A Christmas Carol," but we still managed to curate seven holiday themed features for families with everything from preschoolers to preteens tp high-schoolers.

"Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales" (2002)

TV-g, 17 minutes

This isn't "A Charlie Brown Christmas," but the Peanuts gang is all here in this TV special of little
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Movies This Week: May 3-9, 2013

By the time you read this, I'll be in Fredericksburg for the Hill Country Film Festival. I love a film fest that's in one theater, where you get to know all the filmmakers and half the audience, and where short films prevail and celebrities do not. I wish the weather were less capricious, but you can't have everything. If you're in Austin instead, your best bet may be that fabulous new release about heroes who use their iron technology to assist mankind. Of course I mean the Austin documentary Trash Dance, which has a weeklong run at Violet Crown.

Hoping to get back in town Sunday in time for Alamo Drafthouse Ritz's Cinema Cocktails screening of the 1949 musical On the Town, a favorite of mine, screening in 35mm. Who couldn't love dance numbers from Gene Kelly, Vera-Ellen and especially Ann Miller, with a script from Comden and Green? And you
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2013 TCM Classic Film Festival – It’s A Wrap

The star-studded 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival was packed with a plethora of great films and special legendary guests. Each spring, the TCM Classic Film Festival welcomes 25,000 movie fans from around the globe to Hollywood to celebrate the art and history of cinema and this year did not disappoint.

Being as this was my third year at the Festival, I was thrilled to see Oscar-winner, Cher, join Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne as a surprise guest at the opening night gala to kick off the 4th Festival in Hollywood. She joined Osborne onstage at the Tcl Chinese Theatre for a short conversation about her love of classic film, her favorite era of films and those that have inspired her prior to the world premiere screening of a brand new 45th anniversary restoration of the musical Funny Girl (1968).

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'White Christmas' Dancer John Brascia Dies at 80

John Brascia, the handsome male half of three spectacular Hollywood dance teams in the 1950s and '60s, died Tuesday at a nursing home in Santa Monica following a 20-year battle with Parkinson's disease, his daughter said. He was 80. Tony Bennett, who served as Brascia's best man at his wedding to actress-model Sondra Scott on New Year's Eve in 1970, called his longtime friend days before he died, Brascia's daughter, Christina McNown, told The Hollywood Reporter. Brascia tap-danced with and twirled the slim-waisted Vera-Ellen in the high-octane "Abraham" number in Michael Curtiz's White Christmas

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White Christmas at The Hi-Pointe Saturday Morning

“I wanna wash my hands, my face, my hair with snow!”

The spirit of Christmas is alive and well at The Hi-pointe Theater here in St. Louis. It.S A Wonderful Life played last weekend to a nearly-sold out crowd – and that.s a big theater! They just showed Black Christmas there a couple of weeks ago and now they.re showing White Christmas which actually has more in common with Top Hat which played as part of The Hi-Pointe.s 90th birthday celebration recently as they both have songs by Irving Berlin.

Black Christmas had no songs by Irving Berlin!

White Christmas was made in 1954 (exactly 20 years before Black Christmas!) and was directed by Michael Curtiz. Bing Crosby teamed up with madcap funny man Danny Kaye and partnering with those two show biz pros as sisters were Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen. One of the most popular films of 1954, White Christmas
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What to Watch Friday: Gh Loves Lucy, Fringe's Strange Trip, Portlandia Winter Special and More

What to Watch Friday: Gh Loves Lucy, Fringe's Strange Trip, Portlandia Winter Special and More
On TV this Friday: Returning General Hospital favorite Lynn Herring has a ball (to plan), Fringe goes down the rabbit hole, winter arrives in Portlandia for the first time and Degrassi lets it ride in Las Vegas. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

2 pm General Hospital (ABC) | Lynn Herring reprises her role as Lucy Coe, who is enlisted to help plan the Nurses’ Ball (side note: whee!). Also, Today‘s Meredith Viera guest-stars as madam-turned-makeup-exec Bree Flanders, a character she first played in 2003.

Related | Soap Vet Scott Reeves Announces Exit from General Hospital

7 pm White Christmas (AMC) | Sing along with Bing Crosby,
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Christmas Movie Classics at the Hi-Pointe Saturday Mornings in December

There is nothing better than watching an old movie at an old movie theater. The Hi-Pointe Theater in St. Louis is an independently run single-screen old-style movie house built in 1922. Just two weeks ago they celebrated their 90th Birthday with a two-night party featuring live music, trivia with prizes, and screenings of Sunset Boulevard and Top Hat on their massive screen. The Hi-Pointe was the home of the Vincentennial, the Vincent Price 100th Birthday Celebration Film Festival last year and is the place to go for Late Night Grindhouse, the monthly screenings of 35mm prints of horror and exploitation films (mostly) from the ’70s.

This month The Hi-Pointe will host a trio of classic Christmas movies on three consecutive Saturday mornings at 10:30am. Admission is just $5.

Hi-Pointe Theatre is located at 1005 McCausland Ave., St. Louis, Mo 63117

Showtime Line: (314) 995-6273

Here’s the Christmas Movie Classics Line-up:

Saturday, December 8:

The Bells Of St.
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