Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tuesday's Overlooked Films and/or Other A/V: more links (and some reviews)

Pete Kelly's Blues
The links below are to reviews and citations of the cited insufficiently (usually!) appreciated audio/visual presentations, leaning heavily toward film but not exclusively so. Thanks as always to all the participants and all of you who read these posts (and, if you choose, to comment as well), and there likely will be some additional items over the course of the day.

I Want to Live!
Bill Crider: I Want to Live! [trailer]

Brian Arnold: Wizards

Brian Busby: Half a Bride

Dan Stumpf: Horrors of the Black Museum

Elizabeth Foxwell: The Fatal Witness

Evan Lewis: Pete Kelly's Blues (1955 film, mostly)

Geoff Bradley: A Place of Execution

George Kelley: Smash (tv series); Stella Adler on American Playwrights

Greg Proops: Gilda

How Did This Get Made?: Nothing But Trouble

Iba Dawson: The Boy Who Could Fly; Richard Briers

Ivan G. Shreve, Jr.: Foreign Correspondent (1940 film)

Jackie Kashian: Scott Rogers on Disneyland

Jacqueline T. Lynch: Parrish

Jake Hinkson: House of Cards (Netflix television)

Buddy Faro
James Reasoner: Buddy Faro

Jerry House: Surf Nazis Must Die!

J. Kingston Pierce: The President's Mystery

John Charles: Beowulf (1998 film)

John F. Norris: The Black Camel

Juri Nummelin: Minnesota Clay

Kliph Nesteroff: Ed Asner

Laura: Prince of Foxes

Lucy Brown: Sylvia Scarlett

from TV Guide, September 1966

Martin Edwards: St. Hilda's Crime and Mystery Week

Marty McKee: Battlestar Galactica (the 1978 pilot/theatrical release...in Sensurround!)

Michael Shonk: The Adventures of Hiram Holliday

Mystery Dan: Invisible Invaders

Patti Abbott: Love on a Rooftop

Paul S: Prelude to a Kiss

The Big Sleep
Randy Johnson: Gentleman Killer (aka Ehi...Gentleman Joe... frega il morto e... spara al vivo); Skyfall

Rick: The Rare Breed;  Blackbeard's Ghost

Rod Lott: Alice, Sweet Alice

Ron Miller: "Dream of the Stars"

Ron Scheer: Monte Walsh (1970 film)

Scott Cupp: The Orphanage (aka El orfanato; 2007 film)

Sergio Angelini: The Big Sleep (1978 film)

Stacia Jones: Only Yesterday (1933 film)

Stephen Bowie: Leverage (tv series)

Todd Mason: "The Human Voice" (ABC Stage 67; 1966 television); The Scapegoat (2012 television); Ondine (2009 film); Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar; "How It Ended" (2011 short film) [forthcoming!]

Yvette Banek: The Woman in White (1948 film)

The Scapegoat

Temporarily in lieu of my reviews, this rating bulletin from preliminary Nielsen ratings for Sunday primetime...with PBS's Masterpiece Theatre/Downton Abbey and cable station AMC's The Walking Dead added to the regular suspects:

8 p.m.

CBS: "The Amazing Race" premiere (9.5 million, 5.6/9)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (7.5 million, 4.4/7)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (4.6 million, 2.5/4)/"Bob's Burgers" (4.1 million, 2.1/3)
NBC: "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" rerun (4.25 million, 2.6/4)
18-49 leader: "The Amazing Race" (2.4)
9 p.m.
AMC: “The Walking Dead” (11 million, estimating 7/10)
CBS: "The Good Wife" (8.5 million, 5.5/8)

PBS: “Masterpiece Theatre/Downton Abbey” (8.2 Million, 5.2/8)
ABC: "Revenge" (6 million, 3.9/6)
FOX: "Family Guy" (4.85 million, 2.7/4)/"American Dad" (4.1 million, 2.3/3)
NBC: "SNL in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation" rerun (3.8 million, 2.2/3)
18-49 leader: "Family Guy" (2.4) in broadcast; “The Walking Dead” had a 5.6.

10 p.m.
CBS: "The Mentalist" (9.2 million, 5.9/10)
PBS: “Masterpiece Theatre/Downton Abbey” (8.2 Million, 5.2/9)
NBC: "SNL in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation" rerun (4.2 million, 2.6/4)
ABC: "Zero Hour" rerun (3.05 million, 1.9/3)



Yvette said...

I'll have my movie post ready shortly, Todd. Thanks again for your patience. :)

Sergio (Tipping My Fedora) said...

Thanks for the inclusion todd, as always.

Yvette said...

Okay, up and running, Todd. Thanks.

J F Norris said...

My long overdue appraisal of The Black Camel is up now.

Will you please add my post to the list of usual suspects, Todd? thanks.

pattinase (abbott) said...

You have access to so many more good things, Todd. Still haven't found BERGEN where I can watch it.

Todd Mason said...

Thanks, folks! And not at all, Sergio.

Aside from buying/borrowing/renting European dvds (or on the gray market/downloads), your only option for BORGEN is still to watch it on Link TV streaming, Patti...which I continue to recommend (particularly on a decent-sized monitor):


Todd Mason said...

Though Link TV does seem to have a Region 1 DVD set they're offering as a pledge premium...

Brian Busby said...

What with the holiday and all I forgot to send you this link to my piece on Half a Bride, a lost Gary Cooper film.

Thanks, Todd.

Rick Robinson said...

I had hopes for Jackie Kashian: Scott Rogers on Disneyland but after about 5 minutes it devolved into chatty chat-chat about just about every topic but DL except very tangentially. I went to DL three weeks after it opened in 1956, I was 11 years old, and it was amazing, even without much landscaping yet.

Todd Mason said...

They get back into discussing DisneyLand specifically in the next few minutes, after Jackie establishes why she and Rogers have known each other for years and years...I never have been to the first park, but was eight in 1973 when visiting the then-newish (pre-EPCOT) DisneyWorld. I sure remember the lines.

Todd Mason said...

Thank you, Brian.

Brian Busby said...

Thank you, Todd... but I think the link is a bit messed up.

Todd Mason said...

A weird Blogger/Blogspot bug wasn't allowing me to fix the link the first several times. Boy, that's annoying. Particularly as it looked fixed till I went back into it.

Ron Scheer said...

8.2 million. Couldn't tell you the last time I watched the same thing on TV with so many other people.

jurinummelin said...

Todd, if you care to add my late post, it's here:


Todd Mason said...

You can be sure AMC and PBS are not used to being the Serious Players in ratings competitions, as well, Ron.

Juri, my headcold/work-delayed reviews are later than yours, so yours are certainly welcome!