Talking Pictures: Episode 11 – Humphrey Bogart Comedies

Wind down your holidays on a happy note as massive Humphrey Bogart fan Jason Taylor (founder and runner of bogiefilmblog.wordPress.com) and I discuss the actor’s work in comedy, including two of his later comedies: Beat the Devil (1953) and We’re No Angels (1955), the latter of which is set during Christmas.

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Trailer Thoughts: Hellboy (2019) and Men in Black International

NOTE FOR NEW READERS: Trailer Thoughts (formally called Trailer Tuesdays) is posted when I have something to say about one or more new movie trailers that came out that week. I’ll briefly discuss the quality of the trailers and how they did at getting me hyped for the movie.

Hellboy

Release date: April 12, 2019

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Penny Marshall and Awakenings

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Penny Marshall, probably best known for her role as one of the title characters on Laverne and Shirley, and for her turn as a director on such films as 1988’s Big and 1992’s A League of Their Own, died Tuesday at the age of 75 from complications from diabetes.

I couldn’t possibly describe her impact on entertainment in the short time I have to write this today, but it was, to put it mildly, huge.

So, instead of doing what is, for me, impossible to do today, I will leave you all with a film recommendation. Continue reading