Friday, August 31, 2012

CINEMATICOLOGY's Movie of the Day: Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)

Before Touchstone Pictures resurrected the 1974 cult classic Gone in 60 Seconds in the early 2000s, I have uploaded the entire full feature-length theatrical film version on this blog and at YouTube Movies. A
team of good natured automobile thieves is about to drive away and go full throttle, as this rapid-fire car chase captivated movie goers during much of the 1970s, three years before New World Pictures released Ron Howard's feature directorial debut Grand Theft Auto in the same decade.

(via The Retroist Retro Blog and Podcast)

CINEMATICOLOGY Snarks the Small Screen: Public Prosecutor

DeForrest Kelly appeared in a black-and-white episode of the 1950s attorney drama Public Prosecutor.


CINEMATICOLOGY Snarks the Small Screen: Public Defender

Part 3 of Brutality.

(via TVParty!)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

CINEMATICOLOGY Presents TRESemmé Style Setters: Searching for Style with Shenae Grimes and Agua ...

CINEMATICOLOGY Snarks the Small Screen: The Muppet Show

No one knew the Muppets like me. These foam-rubber puppets starred in The Muppet Show, which was syndicated by I.T.C. Entertainment (now I.T.V. Studios) across the planet and featured a variety of guests
performing many of the most hilarious sketches ever.

It's time to meet the Muppets on The Muppet Show tonight!

(via YouTube)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

CINEMATICOLOGY's Movie of the Day: The Pink Panther

CINEMATICOLOGY Snarks the Small Screen: Project U.F.O.

If you had seen an unidentified flying object, or U.F.O., invading planet Earth in the 1960s, you might be abducted by an extraterrestrial creature - and depart for life on another planet far, far away. In 1978, the NBC Television Network debut a controversial science-fiction drama from the late actor-producer and director Jack Webb (Dragnet, Pet Kelly's Blues, Emergency!, ADAM-12, Jeff Regan, Detective, O'Hara,
U.S. Treasury) called Project U.F.O., starring Caskey Swain as Lt. Harry Fitz. According to the Retroist Retro Blog and Podcast, the show is produced by Mark VII Limited in association with Worldvision Enterprises, which is now CBS Television Distribution.

CINEMATICOLOGY's Movie of the Day: The Apple Dumpling Gang

Disney's 1975 imagining of the classic 1971 Western novel by Jack M. Bickham, best known for the Brad Smith series of tennis mystery thrillers, depicts the exploits of a family led by Russell Donovan fending off their outrageous foes portrayed by Don Knotts and Tim Conway, best known for TV's The Carol Burnett Show, as they seek offbeat romps through a nineteenth-century ghost town. Like all other Bickham novels,
The Apple Dumpling Gang stars Bill Bixby, Susan Clark, Conway and Knotts and is aimed at a family-friendly movie-going audience who believe in the power of the theatrical feature-film Western cult favorite.
The Apple Dumpling Gang was composed by the Sherman brothers and performed by the Jordanaires.

Another of Bickham's most beloved novels, Baker's Hawk, evolved into a 1977 film of the same title.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

CINEMATICOLOGY Trailer: Premium Rush

Fear the bicyclist's rush! David Koepp (Terminal Velocity) goes after a bicycle-riding Joseph Gordon-Levitt in this new Sony trailer for the current theatrically released action thriller.

CINEMATICOLOGY's Movie of the Day: The Three Investigators: The Secret of Skeleton Castle

A trio of boy detectives investigate Skeleton Castle in this German film financed and released there by Disney.

Friday, August 24, 2012

CINEMATICOLOGY Recommends: American Grafitti

American Grafitti depicts the trials and tribulations of teenagers sharing their love for driving convertible motor vehicles in the early 1960s. Richard Dreyfus, Candy Clark and a pre-DaVinci Code Ron Howard starred.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

CINEMATICOLOGY Recommends: The Graduate

Nominated for seven Academy Awards, this breakthrough Embassy Pictures film features the music of two of the world's favorite musical superstars, GRAMMY recipients Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. It stars Dustin Hoffman, whose distinguished career as a big-screen character actor is established with roles in critically acclaimed films such as Straight Time, Hook, and Stray Dogs, among others. Developed by Embassy founder and Massachusetts native Joseph E. Levine (The Day of the Dolphin, Mad Monster Party, The Carpetbaggers), The Graduate proved to be a proven box-office hit for Embassy until Vivendi-owned Studio Canal snapped up the rights to the Embassy library in the late 1980s.

(via Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

CINEMATICOLOGY Snarks the Small Screen: Project U.F.O.

If you had seen an unidentified flying object, or U.F.O., invading planet Earth, then you might be abducted by an extraterrestrial creature from another planet. So NBC debuted their new fact-based science-fiction drama series from the late actor-producer-director Jack Webb's Mark VII Limited called Project U.F.O., which focused on the cases of Sgt.. Harry Fitz (Caskey Swaim) based on Project Blue Book. According to The Retroist Podcast, the show is produced in association with Worldvision Enterprises, which is now CBS Television Distribution, and broadcast on NBC from 1978 to 1979.

Swaim and William Jordan starred as two United States Air Force debunkers who investigated and tracked down extraterrestrial evidence concerning U.F.O.'s and the aliens who invaded Earth during the 1950s and 1960s as a part of Project Blue Book. What the USAF did not explain how the earthlings arrived on that planet, S/Sgt.Fitz interrogated the extraterrestrial happenings by debunking those deep-space beings and unraveling the conspiracy.

According to Webb, Project U.F.O. was one of his most successful series in the ongoing history of Mark VII Ltd. alongside Emergency!, Sierra, ADAM-12, Dragnet and Mobile 1 - all Universal Television/Comcast shows airing on free television during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

Project U.F.O. probed life on other planets as it went the way of U.F.O.'s invading Earth. But what if Jordan and Swaim conspired their colleagues in the U.S. Air Force as Project Blue Book had searched for more unidentified flying saucers and other objects in the galaxies that may appear when a human being were to be snatched? And, if those U.F.O.'s were to visit planet Earth, should the Project Blue Book team hunt down those flying vehicles in the USAF hangars?

Jordan was succeeded in the second and final season of Project U.F.O. by a pre-9 to 5 Edward Winter.

As Project U.F.O. went, so went Mark VII Ltd.

During the mid- to late 1970s, Mark VII Ltd. produced Mobile 1 for ABC.

(via CBS Television Distribution)

(via Universal Television)

(via ABC)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

CINEMATICOLOGY 300th Blog Post: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

The conclusion of Summit Entertainment's The Twilight Saga franchise based on a series of bestselling novels by Stephanie Meyer, Breaking Dawn Part 2 is the second installment of the film inspired by the fourth book in the Hachette Book Group-published collection.

MAD satirizes The Twilight Saga and Disney's High School Musical in one of the segments of Cartoon Network's original animated series version of the iconic magazine of popular-culture parodies.

CINEMATICOLOGY's Drive-In Theater Trailer Showcase

Saturday, August 18, 2012


CINEMATICOLOGY's Movie of the Day: The Borrower 1991 (Full Movie)

CINEMATICOLOGY's Movie of the Day: The Borrower 1991 (Full Movie)

Don't Miss: Street Knight trailer (Cannon Films)

Don't Miss: Street Knight trailer (Cannon Films)

CINEMATICOLOGY Recommends: Tough Guys Don't Dance trailer (Cannon Films)

CINEMATICOLOGY Recommends: Tough Guys Don't Dance trailer (Cannon Films)

'CINEMATICOLOGY Presents: 'Also Available from Cannon Video'' (Cannon Films)

'CINEMATICOLOGY Presents: 'Also Available from Cannon Video'' (Cannon Films)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

CINEMATICOLOGY Recommends: I Love You to Death

Lawrence Kasdan helmed Nicolas Cage in his most anticipated role ever in early-1990s cinema.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

CINEMATICOLOGY's Movie of the Day: House Calls

The film that spawned a CBS television series in the late 1970s, House Calls featured Walter Matthau as a bumbling M.D. who got his patients to feel better - no matter who laughed last.

(via Universal Studios Home Entertainment)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

CINEMATICOLOGY Snarks the Small Screen: Wagon Train - The Dr. Denker Story

CINEMATICOLOGY Snarks the Small Screen: Saturday Morning Mayhem from the Golden Age of Television

I remembered the earlier years of television as evidenced by Matty Mattel, the King of Toys when Mattel sponsored Matty's Funday Funnies, featuring classic animated characters acquired by DreamWorks Animation - the team the brought film goers Shrek - and broadcast by ABC in the 1960s. For a toy company with a reputable presence in the retail market, Mattel's byline "You can tell it's Mattel... it's swell"
was succeeded by "Creating the Future of Play," and I realized Mattel's sponsorship of the show and its host, the company's product-endorsing mascot Matty Mattel, were a familiar presence during the early days of the Golden Age of Television and, since then, continue to this day.

Prime time animation was a latter part of the 1960s, with fewer exceptions such as Top Cat.

CINEMATICOLOGY Presents: A Bridge Too Far [1977 - HD]

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

CINEMATICOLOGY Recommends: Americathon

Americathon satirizes the everyday 24-hour annual event and reveals the events that raise more dollars for their favorite charities. Bet you don't know all about the Americathon cast. Or do I knock Lorimar execs in the boxing ring?

A pre-Tonight Show Jay Leno throws hit thinking cap in the boxing ring.

Remember the Japanese ringmaster hitting the gong?

The opening theme song It's A Beautiful Day, performed by The Beach Boys.

(via Warner Bros.)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

CINEMATICOLOGY Snarks the Small Screen: Fall TV Promos

CBS unveiled a Sunday-evening line-up of returning shows 60 Minutes and Murder, She Wrote, followed by a new action/adventure series title E.A.R.T.H. Force, which follows the assignments of a team of ecological activists fighting threats to the environment.

Got ready for CBS' 1990-1991 line-up?

A vintage NBC promo from 1990.

ABC's Home Improvement debuted in 1991 and was broadcast by the Alphabet Network for nine seasons.
A pre-Last Man Standing Tim Allen starred in the Tuesday night hit family comedy produced by Wind Dancer Productions in association with ABC Studios.

Single guys loved The Single Guy so much, NBC viewers watched him on-screen.

Chuck Woolery, composer of hit ballads for Ray Price and Tammy Wynette and the predecessor Wheel of Fortune co-host to Pat Sajak, hosted his own ill-fated daytime talk show.

Another television commercial promoting The Chuck Woolery Show.

(via WCBS-TV)

SMILE! You're on Candid Camera!

The stars were back on NBC as the Peacock Network promoted their entire 1993-1994 line-up of new and returning series.

FOX kicked the tires in 1994, and the network's 1994-1995 roster of new and returning series television programming made the 25-year-old broadcaster the leader in ratings and renewals of existing fare.

Kids' WB! was the WB's Saturday morning answer to Disney's One Saturday Morning programming line-up.

Jenna and Thomas were Dharma & Greg in the groundbreaking ABC comedy from a pre-Two and a Half Men Chuck Lorre.

CINEMATICOLOGY Teams with Something Weird Video

If you are looking for something weird, I suggest you click below to visit YouTube's Something Weird Video Channel and relive the Golden Age of Exploitation! You'll find begotten, little-known and never-before-posted-on-the-Internet exploitation-related content - from sexploitation to teenage crime, science fiction to educational short-subjects, Something Weird Video Channel on YouTube has something weird for all ages.
Click above to get a sneak re-peek of what's exploited in exploitation-themed cinema!

(Shock Stock compilation via Something Weird Video Channel)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

CINEMATICOLOGY Trailer: The Boys from Brazil

If they survive, do we have to fight to save the Third Reich?

(via Retroist)

CINEMATICOLOGY's Midnight Matinee: Hitman's Run

CINEMATICOLOGY'S Movie of the Day: The Boys from Brazil

Ira Levin's riveting suspense thriller starring Gregory Peck.

(via Retroist)

CINEMATICOLOGY's Movie of the Day: McLintock!

Andrew V. McLaglen's visionary Western cult favorite stars John Wayne, better known to movie goers in the 1940s and 1950s as "The Duke," in the title role. If you love John Wayne, there's no better time than to watch the entire full feature on YouTube.

(via Classic Cinema Online)

CINEMATICOLOGY Snarks the Small Screen: Bunk

Get Bunked every Friday evening during Always on Friday immediately following Comedy Bang! Bang! Only on I.F.C. - Always On, Slightly Off.

(via IFC)