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Comedy Gems from Hal Roach Studios

It was with great anticipation that I greeted the announcement by Edition Filmmuseum last year of the imminent release of a DVD set entitled Female Comedy Teams. 46 altre parole

Movie Reviews

Sons of the Desert (1933)

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” –Mark Twain, author and humorist

Getting caught in a lie in real life can be one of the worst feelings in the world. 483 altre parole


Coming Attractions from "Silver Screen Reflections" (A brief post)

There will be more in store from “Silver Screen Reflections,” right after the end of the semester (and after the end of stressful finals) at Hood College. 129 altre parole

Whatever Happened to Hot Toddy? - The Death of Thelma Todd

This article was originally published in the January 2013 issue of the now sadly defunct New Empress Magazine. In honour of both International Women’s Day earlier this week and the centenaryof her birth, we are reposting this to celebrate Thelma Todd; one of the greatest female comedians of her era. 1.922 altre parole




Despite a couple of well-deserved Oscar nominations, Trumbo didn’t trouble the multiplexes for very long at all – perhaps it was a tad too political to draw in the crowds, even with Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston in the lead role, but you can still catch it on the big screen at independent cinemas (it’s showing at Home, Manchester until the 23rd Feb.) It’s essentially a biopic of screenwriter, Dalton Trumbo and if the name doesn’t mean an awful lot to you, certainly some of the movies he wrote will – … 360 altre parole



Standing on the shoulders of Munchkins, and walking in the steps of Comedy Giants in Culver City…

Culver City is a pleasant district to the South West of Los Angeles, not far from LAX airport. 1.563 altre parole

Short Kilts

1924 silent film comedy with James Finlayson as ‘McGregor’s son’.
Starring Stan Laurel. Directed by George Jeske. Produced by Hal Roach.

You’d have thought they’d cast someone older to play his father – or got him to wear a wig!

James Finlayson