I've been neglecting Cinebeats again. Having a hard time getting back into the swing of things around here and other endeavors are keeping me from the blog. But I thought I'd finally update with a quick list of some highlights from my February & Mach contributions to TCM's Movie Morlocks. You can read all the … Continue reading February & March at The Movie Morlocks
"There's something about my shaggy-dog eyes that makes people think I'm good." - Steve McQueen
I'm afraid that I've been too busy and preoccupied with home renovations, family matters and work to updated Cinebeats regularly. Most of my film writing is done at The Movie Morlocks now so it often seems redundant to re-post links to everything here. If you want to keep track of my weekly activities on a … Continue reading Spies, Frankenstein & . . . Sports?!
I’ve been thinking a lot about dune buggies lately. It all started a few weeks ago while I was watching HEAD (1968) on TCM starring The Monkees.
The British hairdresser who helped define the look of the swinging sixties has died. He's probably best remembered for giving Mia Farrow her pixie cut during the making of ROSEMARY'S BABY, which she wore for years but the stylist also created signature looks for '60s super model Peggy Moffitt, designer Mary Quant and actresses like … Continue reading Vidal Sassoon 1928-2012
My final October music collection is simply called "Halloween Party Mix" and it contains all kinds of horror and Halloween themed songs that didn't fit on any of my other mixes, including a couple of songs from some of my favorite horror films.
Yumi Shirakawa in The H-Man (1958) This week at the Movie Morlocks I discuss our primal fear of the primordial ooze and highlight some of the slimy scares to be found during TCM's Drive-In Double Features tonight. Some of the movies being played during this evening's line-up are personal favorites and include THE BLOB (1956), … Continue reading Our Primal Fear of the Primordial Ooze
Steve McQueen in THE GREAT ESCAPE (1963) Me and my dad (1972) From my latest at the Movie Morlocks: "I recently became an aunt again so I’ve been thinking a lot about family lately and with Father’s Day right around the corner I thought I’d share some thoughts about my own dad and how the … Continue reading Celebrating Father’s Day
Steve McQueen and his 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S 1275
Steve McQueen in Le Mans (1971) On Tuesday, August 3rd, Turner Classic Movies is continuing its annual Summer Under the Stars event and devoting the entire day to the work of another one of my favorite actors, Steve McQueen. They'll be running many of my favorite McQueen films including his 1971 film Le Mans and … Continue reading Summer Under the Stars: Steve McQueen
If you've been reading Cinebeats for any length of time you're well aware of my love for Steve McQueen. I've mentioned the actor and films he's appeared numerous times. Today would have been the actor's 80th birthday and instead of writing up another birthday related tribute post to McQueen I thought I'd share some news … Continue reading More McQueen
The sexiest group of cowboys ever? Hell yes! Over at the Movie Morlocks Blog I posted a brief piece about one of my favorite westerns, John Sturges' The Magnificent Seven (1960). It's one of the earliest movies I can remember watching as a kid and falling in love with. I'm not sure why I was … Continue reading The Magnificent Soundtrack
At the Britannica blog Raymond Benson has finished listing off his Top 10 Favorite Films of 1968 so if you're interested in the final results stop by and give them a look. I've mentioned on numerous occasions how much I dislike making lists of favorite films myself since they're limited by what I've seen and … Continue reading My Top 20 Favorite Films of 1968
Fay Dunaway & Steve McQueen in The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) A lot has been written about Norman Jewison's 1968 film The Thomas Crown Affair. If the reviews available at IMDb.com are any indication critics and audiences are split over it. I love this stylish '60s crime film. It's one of my favorite movies from … Continue reading Fashion & Passion in The Thomas Crown Affair
I'm still working on compiling my list of my Favorite DVDs from 2007, which I plan on sharing here before the end of the month, but in the meantime I thought I'd put together a list of my Top 20 Favorite Soundtrack CDs of 2007. Not surprisingly, Italy's Cinedelic Records, Japan's Hotwax Trax, Sweden's Fin … Continue reading Top 20 Soundtrack Releases of 2007