Saturday, February 1, 2020

Links of prey

I don’t have a whole lot to say this month for once—except, of course, to remind you the Butlers & Maids Blogathon is later this month and there’s still time to join Paddy and me for it if you want. Leave a comment here or tweet me at @ratzo318 and you’ll be set.

Let’s get straight to this month’s links:

Ivan on the supernatural soap opera Dark Shadows.

Virginie visits an Audrey Hepburn exhibit in Amsterdam.

Aurora collects a bagful of Cary Grant appearances on the radio.

Ruth tells of how Edgar Rice Burroughs called out Hollywood in a novel.

Hollywood’s Walk of Fame may become more pedestrian-friendly.

More about the Parasite mini-series for HBO.

A Jewish critic on Jojo Rabbit.

Adam Sandler and the Safdie Brothers reunite for this short film set in Times Square.

Jojo Rabbit versus Ernst Lubitsch’s To Be or Not To Be.

Leonard Maltin will be feted at this year’s TCM Film Festival.

Comedy is dealt another mortal wound as Hank Azaria caves in to the PC Police and gives up voicing the character Apu on The Simpsons.

When the city of Hollywood hooked up with Los Angeles.

What is the most expensive horror movie prop of all time?


  1. Thanks for the link, Rich. Some great essays here, especially the one on Hollywood becoming amalgamated with L.A.

  2. Yeah, I wasn’t aware Hollywood was a town all its own before it was integrated into LA. Its pre-movie industry days are interesting too.

  3. I was shocked (in a good way) about the most expensive horror movie prop.

    I was shocked (not in a good way) about Azaria having to cave.

  4. I saw TRILOGY OF TERROR months ago. Been thinking about doing a post about it. That doll looks kinda silly at first but the more it terrorizes Karen Black the creepier it gets. All three stories in that movie are pretty good actually.

    As for the SIMPSONS thing... well, is anyone even still watching that show?