Tag Archives: Summer Classics

Summer Classic: Grant and Hepburn charm in Hitchcock-lite ‘Charade’

“What is he doing?” my wife exclaimed, as we watched Cary Grant take a shower in a (no doubt) designer suit in Charade. He was being charming, of course. Charade, this week’s entry in the Kentucky Theatre’s Summer Classics series is a … Continue reading

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Summer Classic: The quotable ‘Casablanca’

The first thing that comes to mind when you think of Casablanca  (1942) is the star-crossed lovers Rick (Humphrey Bogart) and Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), whose passion couldn’t overcome the war that tore them apart. The thing most people say are the quotes. You … Continue reading

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Kentucky Theatre Summer Classics 2015

Big names! Big titles! Big action! Sumptuous romance! Hilarious comedy! Yes, summertime is blockbuster season, when Hollywood rolls out popcorn fare and huge crowd pleasers. This year’s Summer Classics series as the Kentucky Theatre takes a similar tact, loading the … Continue reading

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Summer Classic: Federico Fellini’s ‘8½’

The Kentucky Theatre‘s Summer Classics series comes to a close today as it has in recent years with a foreign classic to sort of lead into the revived Rosa Goddard International Film Festival that will take over the Wednesday special … Continue reading

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Summer classic: ‘Harvey’

If you are going to hang an entire movie on a central character who is an alcoholic and firmly believes he hangs out with a six-foot, 3-inch white rabbit, you need to have an actor who can pull it off. And … Continue reading

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Summer classic: ‘The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek’

After a day of mourning his death, Robin Williams would probably be the first person to tell movie lovers they could use a good laugh. The Kentucky Theatre Summer Classics series has just the thing for us in the Preston … Continue reading

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Summer classic: ‘Double Indemnity’

It’s a classic film noir story line: A beautiful dame talks a gullible guy into killing her husband with the promise that they will run off together. Of course, it never quite works out that way. Wednesday’s Summer Classic at the Kentucky … Continue reading

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Summer Classic: ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’

America is the great melting pot, and one of cinema’s great 20th-century genres was the spaghetti Western: films about the American West, lensed by Italians, primarily Sergio Leone. For its Summer Classics series this Fourth of July week, the Kentucky Theatre … Continue reading

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Summer Classic: ‘Dr. Strangelove’

We may not be staring down mutually assured destruction the way we believed we were back in the Cold War days of the mid-20th century. But the recent tensions between the United States and Russia can make you oddly nostalgic … Continue reading

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Summer Classics: ‘Godzilla’

The 2014 Summer Classics series at the Kentucky Theatre kicks off today with an event in several ways. The series opener is a digital restoration of the original 1954 Japanese version of Godzilla. It comes as the film’s 60th anniversary is being … Continue reading

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