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The Big Clock (Blu-ray)
by Ian Jane

The Movie:

Based on the novel by Kenneth Fearing, 1948's The Big Clock, which was directed by John Farrow, is all about the setup. Sure, it opens with a man named George Stroud (Ray Milland) hiding inside the titular clock (and it is a big one) in the Janoth Publishing building, but we don't yet know why.

And so we flashback a day and a half. It's then that the film introduces us to one Earl Janoth (wonderfully played by the inimitable Charles Laughton, who would later direct the masterpiece that is Night Of The Hunter in 1955). Janoth makes a very good living for himself as a publisher and he wants for very little in his life. Stroud is the editor-in-chief of Crimeways magazine, one of Janoth's publications, and he's just cracked a big story that his boss wants him to finish. Stroud has other plans, he wants to take wife Georgette (Maureen O'Sullivan) and son...Read the entire review »

Road to Morocco (Blu-ray)
by Francis Rizzo III

In 10 Words or Less

Crosby and Hope take their act to Northeast Africa

The Movie

The adventure begins when a boat explodes, leaving two stowaways, Orville (Bob Hope) and Jeff (Bing Crosby), stranded on a raft on...Read the entire review »

Road to Utopia (Blu-ray)
by Francis Rizzo III

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Crosby and Hope head north to Alaska

The Movie

After several films traveling around warmer climates, Road to Utopia puts Bob Hope and Bing Crosby somewhere new, despite the attempts of...Read the entire review »

Frankenstein Created Woman (Blu-ray)
by Adam Tyner


"Bodies are easy to come by. Souls are not."
- Baron Victor Frankenstein, Frankenstein Created Woman

Frankenstein created woman. There are those who'll wish he hadn't.

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In this, the fourth of Hammer's Frankenstein films, Baron Victor Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) has conquered death. Though one's body will inevitably succumb, ...Read the entire review »

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