Hollywood Time Machine Show – Guest Tonight


Tonight at 6pm PST/9pm EST I’ll be one of the guests on the online talk radio show Hollywood Time Machine, hosted by Alicia Mayer and Will McKinley. If you haven’t been listening so far you really should be tuning in all the time. It’s a great show packed with everything classic entertainment lovers could want: lots of knowledgeable and interesting guests discussing movies, TV, books, festivals, you name it. You can catch up on previous episodes in the archives at their site–and here’s the announcement for the episode tonight. Pleased to be joining them!

update sep 29: here’s the link to the archived show (it’s episode #3) 

(pic is from the show’s twitter @TimeMachineTalk )

Underrated Detective/ Mystery List

The Verdict (1946) - Peter Lorre / Sydney Greenstreet

the wonderful blog Rupert Pupkin Speaks has been a source of many discoveries and countless additions to my never-ending “to watch” list. Today I’m thrilled to have my list of Underrated Detective / Mysteries hosted there. Go check it out and don’t miss all the other writers’ picks. Here’s just a teaser of my 5 choices…. Continue reading

Announcing the Great Villain Blogathon!


welcome to the event activities …bookmark this page, we’ll be updating and featuring links every night, and check twitter #TheGreatVillainBlogathon for info 

Apr 20 roundup of the day’s posts

Apr 21 roundup 

Apr 22 roundup 

Apr 23 roundup

Apr 24 roundup  

Apr 25 roundup

Apr 26 roundup

the event wrap up & news about next year      

or scroll down for a list of links (a lot less fun since the above roundup posts are fully illustrated)

here’s the original announcement:

“The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.” So said one of the greatest movie villains ever, but many classic films have convinced us quite thoroughly that evil does indeed exist, and usually in the form of a compelling, riveting, powerful character, a villain brought to life by superb writing and acting, then seared into the memory of movie fans.

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