Happy Post-Turkopalypse Film Fans! We’re just catching our breath and wondering where our feet are, standing on the scale here in the Retro Set office bathroom. (Don’t meditate on that idea too much, nothing to read here –> Keep moving…)
The Retro Set Minutes for 12.5.14
Usually we start out our news with a shout-out to our Libeled Lady fundraiser (which is still going on – heh heh) but instead…the Retro Set is celebrating the life and career of Cary Grant in conjunction with TCM’s Star of the Month programming. Keep your eyes out on our FB page, Instagram, and Twitter for our favorite photos, trivia and anecdotes, and essays on one of the finest (and sexiest) actors to ever appear on screen. Follow #31DaysOfCary.
And the Retro Set has finally stepped into 2014 and launched our very own Instagram account!
Blofeld? Moneypenny? M? These are all part of the Bond Re-boot, which has transpired magnificently over the last three — now four – Daniel Craig films…so it would make sense that the fourth installment would be called…
Ever thought of owning the “Bandit’s” TransAm? Or Burt Reynolds hairy chested rolodex? Neither did we, but now you can!
Oh James! Oh Cary! Oh Burt! This week’s news has been all about Hollywood Hunks, making those of us men at The Retro Set feel a little…um…little…so here’s a picture to even things out:
Our Editor Jill Blake is always on the hunt for real estate deals here in LA because that’s the “other” place The Retro Set is headquartered, and she really needs to move here, folks. This is the her latest find.
Everyone’s talking about the Sony hack – emails, passwords, ultra-sensitive documents, unreleased films – the original rumor was it could’ve originated in North Korea; Kim Jong Un is reportedly steaming mad over the imminent release of the political comedy The Interview. But THR reveals it may be an “inside job!”
Remember when everyone was shocked that Disney acquired the Star Wars franchise? And then Marvel? Well, here’s a merging that everyone can get behind – TCM will present gems from inside the Disney Vault – and it all begins on December 21st! Set your DVRs!
And speaking of TCM – file this under “What to do this weekend!”
Someone had to stop Peter Jackson from adapting everything J.R.R. Tolkien ever farted. As news spread that he was planning on making a 75 part film series on the unfilmable The Silmarillion, the Tolkien heirs step in to say “Enough!”
99 years and hubris ain’t one — Olivia de Havilland puts the record straight on where the talent hails from.
Our friends at True Classics (site owned by our very own Animation Editor, the talented and lovely Brandie Ashe) is celebrating their fifth anniversary with a super fun contest. Details (and amazing holiday snowfall!) are here.
File under: “What the WHAT?!”
Always loved by the Bay Cities and Marin, Robin Williams’ home town wants to dedicate a landmark to the late-great artist.
Because everything old is new again, and Hollywood just can’t keep their mitts off the classics, Universal is “re-imagining” their famed movie monsters. Oh, you poor creatures of the night, what beautiful music you used to make!
Last Friday, the new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released. This week, the internet responded with some pretty great spoofs. Here are just a few…
First up, The “George Lucas Special Edition” of the trailer:
And what if it SW: TFA was directed by Wes Anderson?
And wait for it…a fan made LEGO version:
And since we’re having a video watching party – let’s step into the “Way Back Machine” and revisit Martini Ranch’s James Cameron directed music video Reach. Someday, future civilizations will unearth this VHS and wonder, “WTF?”
Have a great weekend, film fans! Don’t forget to #stayclassic!