Join us for Flickchart Daily. Your daily rundown of the latest movie news, Netflix Instant Watch releases and more! Before we begin though, you owe it to yourself to watch Nic Cage’s amazing appearance on SNL this weekend:
How in the world does he not break into a little smile at least once?
Today is Kim Novak’s birthday, and they definitely don’t make ‘em like her anymore, so let’s celebrate with a matchup between two of her best silly movies. Vertigo is easily her best film but don’t overlook these two gems either. Bell, Book and Candle features a young Jack Lemmon, an ageing (but still great) Jimmy Stewart and a Kim as a crazy-hot witch. Boys’ Night Out is, in my opinion, the quintessential silly sex comedy of the early 60’s (back when they made 50 zillion a year). It heavy on the laughs and James Garner is such a great romantic lead. I give the nod to Boys’ Night Out, which is available through the Warner Archive.
I recently polled various groups of people, including a movie-centric forum, a Facebook group of people who are fans of a local theater that screen cult favorite movies every other Saturday at midnight, my own friends, Flickcharters, and the Twitterverse. I asked, “Do you applaud at the movies?” Reply options were:
I’ve received quite a lot of responses in all venues where I have posed the query, and I can say without question that the vast majority of respondents not only do not applaud at movies themselves, but they have an open hostility toward the stupidity of those who do. I’ve previously shared some of my favorite movie-going experiences, but conspicuously I only commented on laughing with audiences at comedies or watching them gasp and shriek at horror movies—both commonly expected and accepted reactions to movies in public by adults who have been to a theater more than a few times in their lives. Why, then, is applause a second-class reaction? Read the rest of this entry »