100 New Code Films – #67. “Duchess of Idaho” from 1950; A Swell Potato

Today I'm going to publish this week's first 100 New Code Films article. I don't usually write these articles until the weekend, but this week I am publishing on Tuesday so that this article can also be an entry in a blogathon which ends today. For those of you unfamiliar with this series, I use it to … Continue reading 100 New Code Films – #67. “Duchess of Idaho” from 1950; A Swell Potato

#AMonthWithoutTheCode2020 #12: “The Apartment” from 1960

August: #AMonthWithoutTheCode2020! #12 – The Apartment (1960) Cast: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray Production Notes: Director: Billy Wilder, Producer: Billy Wilder, with associate producers I. A. L. Diamond and Doane Harrison, Production Company: United Artists Premise: A enterprising young clerk at a big New York insurance company is advancing his career faster than most by … Continue reading #AMonthWithoutTheCode2020 #12: “The Apartment” from 1960

100 New Code Films – #66. “Week-End at the Waldorf” from 1945; Van Barrymore?

Today is Saturday, so it's time for the second 100 New Code Films article of the week. These articles are reviews of American Breen Era (1934-1954) films which I have recently seen for the first time. I usually watch these films earlier in the week in which I plan to review them. However, during August, … Continue reading 100 New Code Films – #66. “Week-End at the Waldorf” from 1945; Van Barrymore?

100 New Code Films – #65. “The Asphalt Jungle” from 1950

Today is Saturday, the day on which I usually publish my first 100 New Code Films article each week. Although we have stopped watching and reviewing American Breen Era (1934-1954) films during August, since we have designated this month #AMonthWithoutTheCode2020, I am continuing my semi-weekly posts in this series. I am continuing writing articles in … Continue reading 100 New Code Films – #65. “The Asphalt Jungle” from 1950

Announcing The Joe Pasternak Blogathon!

Blogathons are hosted in honor of specific themes, famous actors, and notable directors, but I have never heard of a blogathon dedicated to a producer. However, producers were very important members of Golden Era Hollywood, particularly while the studio system thrived. Each producer had his own style, which greatly effected the films he made. While … Continue reading Announcing The Joe Pasternak Blogathon!

Breening Thursday #52. “Star Wars: Episode VI- Return of the Jedi” from 1983; #AMonthWithoutTheCode2020 #11

This article was written by Tiffany and Rebekah Brannan as part of the Breening Thursdays series. Today is Thursday, so it’s time for another Breening Thursday article here at PEPS. What is a breening article, you ask? Breening is a verb coined by Variety in the 1930s to describe Joseph I. Breen’s unique process of self-regulating films … Continue reading Breening Thursday #52. “Star Wars: Episode VI- Return of the Jedi” from 1983; #AMonthWithoutTheCode2020 #11

#AMonthWithoutTheCode2020 Guest Article: “Take 3: Forsaken (2015) Review (A Month Without the Code — #3)” by Sally Silverscreen

The below article was published on 18 Cinema Lane by Sally Silverscreen on August 19 as her third entry in #AMonthWithoutTheCode2020. See the original post here. When I reviewed The Crow back in May, I said in the comment section that I wanted to see Michael Wincott cast in a western, as I thought it would be a perfect casting choice. … Continue reading #AMonthWithoutTheCode2020 Guest Article: “Take 3: Forsaken (2015) Review (A Month Without the Code — #3)” by Sally Silverscreen

#AMonthWithoutTheCode2020 #10: “It Happened One Night” from 1934

August: #AMonthWithoutTheCode2020! #10 – It Happened One Night (1934) Cast: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, and Walter Connolly Production Notes: Director: Frank Capra, Producer: Frank Capra, Production Company: Columbia Pictures Premise: An out of work newspaperman takes a Greyhound bus from Florida to New York, during which he recognizes a fellow passenger as an heiress who ran away … Continue reading #AMonthWithoutTheCode2020 #10: “It Happened One Night” from 1934

#AMonthWithoutTheCode2020 #9: “Happy Anniversary” from 1959

August: #AMonthWithoutTheCode2020! #9 – Happy Anniversary (1959) Cast: David Niven, Mitzi Gaynor, and Carl Reiner Production Notes: Director: David Miller, Producer: Ralph Fields, Production Company: United Artists Premise: When a lawyer and his wife celebrate their thirteenth wedding anniversary, her parents give them a television set, despite the husband's opposition to the technology. At a dinner party … Continue reading #AMonthWithoutTheCode2020 #9: “Happy Anniversary” from 1959

100 New Code Films – #64. “When Ladies Meet” from 1941

Today is Sunday, so it's time for the second 100 New Code Films article of the week. August is #AMonthWithoutTheCode2020 here at PEPS, but we are continuing to review two articles per week in this series. These articles are reviews of films I watched during July. The purpose of this series is to watch and … Continue reading 100 New Code Films – #64. “When Ladies Meet” from 1941