Sunday, April 29, 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012

Thrilling Friday Serials: Captain America - Chapter 11: "The Dead Man Returns!"

Gail investigates a shack for clues unaware that the Scarab's men have rigged it with dynamite in Captain America - Chapter 11: "The Dead Man Returns!"

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

100 Essential E-Books #95: "Around the World in Eighty Days" by Jules Verne

Phileas Fogg, an English gentleman, and his valet, Passepartout attempt to circle the globe in eighty days in "Around the World in Eighty Days" by Jules Verne, first published in 1873.

Here in multiple formats is "Around the World in Eighty Days" by Jules Verne from ManyBooks.net.












The 100 Essential E-Books So Far:

1. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
2. Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Caroll
3. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
4. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
5. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
6. The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe
7. Moby Dick or The Whale - Herman Melville
8. Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes
9. Ulysses - James Joyce
10. The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
11. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
12. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
13. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
14. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
15. Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
16. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
17. Dracula by Bram Stoker
18. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
19. Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
20. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
21. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
22. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
23. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
24. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith
25. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
26. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
27. Emma by Jane Austen
28. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
29. Nostromo A Tale of the Seaboard by Joseph Conrad
30. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
31. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
32. Beowulf by Anonymous
33. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
34. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
35. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
36. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
37. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
38. The Iliad by Homer
39. The Odyssey by Homer
40. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

41. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne 
42. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol 
43. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells 
44. Walden; or, A Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau 
45. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
46. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott 
47. A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne 
48. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 
49. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe 
50. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 
51. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo 
52. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy 
53. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain 
54. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson 
55. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 
56. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman 
57. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas 
58. Grimm's Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm
59. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 
60. Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Notre Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) by Victor Hugo.
62. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
63. Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 
64. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain 
65. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
66. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 
67. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
68. The Republic by Plato
69. Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
70. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
71. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
72. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
73. The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
74. Dubliners by James Joyce
75. Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
76. The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen
77. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
78. On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
79. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
80. ... The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
81. The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale by Joseph Conrad
82. The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G. K. Chesterton
83. Struwwelpeter: Merry Tales and Funny Pictures by Heinrich Hoffmann
84. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
85. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton 
86. Silas Marner by George Eliot 
87. The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
88. Roughing It by Mark Twain
89. Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit
90. Peter Pan by James M. Barrie
91. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
92. Le Morte D'Arthur by Thomas Malory 
93. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
94. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
95. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sunday Night at the Movies: "It Happened One Night" (1934)

Wealthy heiress Elise Andrews (Claudette Colbert) runs away after her marriage is annulled by her domineering father.  She meets Peter Warne (Clark Gable), a reporter, who sees her as a big story.  An unlikely romance begins...  A classic screwball comedy.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Thrilling Friday Serials: "Captain America" - Chapter 10: "The Avenging Corpse"

Cap catches Matson attempting to blow up the barn and kill Gail in "Captain America," Chapter 10: "The Avenging Corpse!"

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Old Time Radio Thursdays: Dragnet - "The Werewolf"

"The Story of your police force in action!" From June 17, 1949: Joe Friday is on the trail of a robber who has assaulted eighteen women known as "The Werewolf."



Tuesday, April 17, 2012

100 Essential E-Books: #94 "Phantom of the Opera" by Gaston Leroux

First published as a serial from 1909 - 1910, "The Phantom of the Opera" by Gaston Leroux tells the classic tale of the disfigured madman who haunts the Paris Opera House and his obsession with the lovely, Christine.

Here in multiple formats is "The Phantom of the Opera" by Gaston Leroux from ManyBooks.net.






The 100 Essential E-Books So Far:

1. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
2. Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Caroll
3. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
4. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
5. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
6. The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe
7. Moby Dick or The Whale - Herman Melville
8. Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes
9. Ulysses - James Joyce
10. The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
11. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
12. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
13. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
14. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
15. Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
16. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
17. Dracula by Bram Stoker
18. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
19. Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
20. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
21. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
22. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
23. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
24. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith
25. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
26. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
27. Emma by Jane Austen
28. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
29. Nostromo A Tale of the Seaboard by Joseph Conrad
30. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
31. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
32. Beowulf by Anonymous
33. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
34. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
35. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
36. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
37. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
38. The Iliad by Homer
39. The Odyssey by Homer
40. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

41. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne 
42. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol 
43. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells 
44. Walden; or, A Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau 
45. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
46. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott 
47. A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne 
48. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 
49. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe 
50. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 
51. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo 
52. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy 
53. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain 
54. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson 
55. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 
56. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman 
57. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas 
58. Grimm's Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm
59. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 
60. Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Notre Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) by Victor Hugo.
62. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
63. Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 
64. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain 
65. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
66. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 
67. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
68. The Republic by Plato
69. Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
70. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
71. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
72. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
73. The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
74. Dubliners by James Joyce
75. Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
76. The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen
77. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
78. On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
79. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
80. ... The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
81. The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale by Joseph Conrad
82. The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G. K. Chesterton
83. Struwwelpeter: Merry Tales and Funny Pictures by Heinrich Hoffmann
84. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
85. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton 
86. Silas Marner by George Eliot 
87. The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
88. Roughing It by Mark Twain
89. Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit
90. Peter Pan by James M. Barrie
91. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
92. Le Morte D'Arthur by Thomas Malory 
93. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
94. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sunday Night at the Movies: "1984" (1954)

George Orwell's classic dystopian tale was presented live on BBC television in 1954 scripted by the great Nigel Kneale.  It shocked the British public and attempts were made to prevent its repeat broadcast.  It was performed again and was recorded on this 35mm film.  Stars Peter Cushing as Winston Smith.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Thrilling Friday Serials: "Captain America" - Chapter 9: "Triple Tragedy!"

Cap battles the Scarab's thugs at the airport while Gail flies to Northridge, unaware of the bomb on the plane in "Captain America," Chapter 9: "Triple Tragedy!"

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

100 Essential E-Books #93: "Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert

Gustave Flaubert's 1856 classic novel about a doctor's wife whose romantic notions destroy her life, "Madame Bovary" is often described as a "perfect" work of fiction.

Here in multiple formats is "Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert from ManyBooks.net.













The 100 Essential E-Books So Far:

1. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
2. Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Caroll
3. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
4. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
5. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
6. The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe
7. Moby Dick or The Whale - Herman Melville
8. Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes
9. Ulysses - James Joyce
10. The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
11. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
12. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
13. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
14. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
15. Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
16. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
17. Dracula by Bram Stoker
18. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
19. Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
20. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
21. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
22. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
23. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
24. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith
25. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
26. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
27. Emma by Jane Austen
28. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
29. Nostromo A Tale of the Seaboard by Joseph Conrad
30. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
31. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
32. Beowulf by Anonymous
33. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
34. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
35. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
36. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
37. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
38. The Iliad by Homer
39. The Odyssey by Homer
40. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

41. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne 
42. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol 
43. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells 
44. Walden; or, A Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau 
45. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
46. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott 
47. A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne 
48. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 
49. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe 
50. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 
51. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo 
52. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy 
53. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain 
54. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson 
55. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 
56. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman 
57. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas 
58. Grimm's Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm
59. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 
60. Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Notre Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) by Victor Hugo.
62. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
63. Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 
64. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain 
65. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
66. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 
67. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
68. The Republic by Plato
69. Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
70. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
71. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
72. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
73. The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
74. Dubliners by James Joyce
75. Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
76. The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen
77. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
78. On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
79. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
80. ... The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
81. The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale by Joseph Conrad
82. The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G. K. Chesterton
83. Struwwelpeter: Merry Tales and Funny Pictures by Heinrich Hoffmann
84. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
85. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton 
86. Silas Marner by George Eliot 
87. The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
88. Roughing It by Mark Twain
89. Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit
90. Peter Pan by James M. Barrie
91. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
92. Le Morte D'Arthur by Thomas Malory 
93. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Sunday Night at the Movies: "Animal Farm" (1954)

The first English animated feature and funded by the CIA, George Orwell's "Animal Farm" is a satire of Stalinism told with barnyard animals.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Thrilling Friday Serials: "Captain America" - Chapter 8: "Cremation in the Clouds!"

Cap tries to stop the Scarab's agents from blowing up the natural gas plant in "Captain America" - Chapter 8: "Cremation in the Clouds!"

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Old Time Radio Thursday: "X Minus One" - "The Cave of Night"

From February 10, 1956 comes the story of an astronaut stranded in endless orbit around the Earth.  X Minus One presents "The Cave of Night" by James E. Gunn.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Trailer Wednesdays; "The Great Magician" (2012)

A magician and a warlord vie for the hand of a beautiful woman in this new  Hong Kong fantasy film.



Tuesday, April 3, 2012

100 Essential E-Books #92: "Le Morte D'Arthur" by Thomas Malory

Written between 1450 and 1470 and published in 1485 "Le Morte D'Arthur " by Thomas Malory takes Arthurian legends from England and France and compiles the definitive version of the Round Table story.  The book has been used as the basis for T. H. White's "The Once and Future King," and Tennyson's "The Idylls of the King."

Here in multiple formats is "Le Morte D'Arthur, Vol. 1" and "Le Morte D'Arthur, Vol.2" by Thomas Malory from ManyBooks.net.

The 100 Essential E-Books So Far:

1. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
2. Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Caroll
3. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
4. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
5. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
6. The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe
7. Moby Dick or The Whale - Herman Melville
8. Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes
9. Ulysses - James Joyce
10. The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
11. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
12. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
13. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
14. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
15. Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
16. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
17. Dracula by Bram Stoker
18. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
19. Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
20. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
21. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
22. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
23. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
24. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith
25. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
26. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
27. Emma by Jane Austen
28. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
29. Nostromo A Tale of the Seaboard by Joseph Conrad
30. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
31. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
32. Beowulf by Anonymous
33. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
34. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
35. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
36. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
37. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
38. The Iliad by Homer
39. The Odyssey by Homer
40. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

41. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne 
42. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol 
43. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells 
44. Walden; or, A Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau 
45. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
46. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott 
47. A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne 
48. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 
49. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe 
50. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 
51. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo 
52. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy 
53. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain 
54. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson 
55. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 
56. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman 
57. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas 
58. Grimm's Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm
59. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 
60. Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Notre Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) by Victor Hugo.
62. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
63. Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 
64. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain 
65. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
66. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 
67. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
68. The Republic by Plato
69. Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
70. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
71. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
72. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
73. The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
74. Dubliners by James Joyce
75. Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
76. The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen
77. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
78. On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
79. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
80. ... The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
81. The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale by Joseph Conrad
82. The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G. K. Chesterton
83. Struwwelpeter: Merry Tales and Funny Pictures by Heinrich Hoffmann
84. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
85. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton 
86. Silas Marner by George Eliot 
87. The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
88. Roughing It by Mark Twain
89. Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit
90. Peter Pan by James M. Barrie
91. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
92. Le Morte D'Arthur by Thomas Malory

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sunday Night at the Movies: "Solaris" (1972)

Psychologist Kris Kelvin travels a distant space station to discover why the crew's mission has been crippled by emotional crises.  Based on the novel by Stanislaw Lem and directed by Andrei Tarkovsky.  A classic sci-fi film.