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Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

The weather has turned icky here, friends and neighbors. Cold, dreary, rainy… perfect movie watching weather! Pretty Clever Film Gal is gearing up for a cozy weekend at Headquarters. I’m going to pop the corn, cuddle up with Classic Movie Puppy (she’s a HUGE Buster Keaton fan) and put some flicks on the screen. I’m thinking chilly and damp is the ideal backdrop for all those classic horror movies from TCM waiting on my TIVO. Sounds like a plan right? What’s on tap for your weekend? Maybe these links to the best and the brightest the interwebs had to offer this week will help you start your weekend right. Happy reading and happy viewing! Read the rest of this entry

Watch Chalie Chaplin’s “The Rink” Online

Need an afternoon pick me up? Why not spare twenty minutes and what Charlie Chaplin’s delightful short  “The Rink” (1916).

Chaplin’s earliest short films have a certain insouciance, a carefree playfulness, that gets lost in his later feature work when he’s loaded down by the demands of complex narrative. Given that Chaplin’s genius is a physical one, a dazzling kinetic grace, what could have more potential for greatness than Chaplin on roller skates?

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