Norman Taurog

Spinout (1966) [Warner Archive Blu-ray review] 17 8.2 Great

Spinout (1966) [Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

Elvis Presley starred in over 30 films during his legendary career, though not all stand equal in reputation. For every iconic movie like Jailhouse Rock, there are lesser efforts dismissed as formulai...

Blue Hawaii title 8.6 Great

Blue Hawaii (1961) [4K UHD review]

Blue Hawaii is the reason why Becket got made. Focus on that, rather than Angela Lansbury playing Elvis’s mother. I put that there as a preface because of our younger readers’ inability to...

it happened at the worlds fair title 7.9 Good

It Happened at the World’s Fair (1963) [Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

It Happened at the World’s Fair is proof that Elvis never made a logic driven movie. In this outing, Elvis and Dr. Frank Poole borrow a crop dusting plane to get to the World’s Fair. When ...

broadway melody of 1940 title 8.5 Great

Broadway Melody of 1940 [Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

Broadway Melody of 1940 is a film that could only exist in 1940. That’s not to say that YouTubers aren’t right to cut clips from the film and set it to Uptown Funk. It’s just that th...

room for one more title 8.7 Great

Room for One More (1952) [Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

Room for One More is a 1952 family drama that no one remembered until Warner Archive rescued it. At this point, I’m fully expecting the oldest person on Facebook or Twitter to chime in with an A...

girl crazy title 8.5 Great

Girl Crazy

Mickey Rooney. Judy Garland. Gershwin music. And Tommy Dorsey to play it. Who could ask for anything more? From Garland's rendition of "But Not for Me" to the grand finale of "I Got Rhythm," Girl Craz...

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