Category: Free Flicks

Gold

 


We’re all familiar with “director’s cuts” on DVD and Blu-ray, but did you know that Charlie Chaplin released his own revision of his classic 1925 comedy, The Gold Rush, way back in 1942?  Check out the update – replete with Chaplin’s narration and musical score – free of charge by clicking here.

 

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Pygmalion2

 

When George Bernard Shaw got the news in 1939 that his screen adaptation of his play Pygmalion had won an Academy Award, the playwright’s reaction was Higgins-like:  “It’s an insult for them to offer me any honor, as if they had never heard of me before – and it’s very likely they never have.   They might as well send some honor to [King] George for being King of England.”  You just can’t please some people.  Watch this classic comedy, which was later adapted into the musical My Fair Lady, by clicking here.

 

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Dick

 

Here’s a comedy I have not seen but want to, because I find the premise irresistible: Two 15-year-old girls (Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams) who live at the Watergate complex, circa 1972, accidentally get involved in a burglary (yes, that burglary) and wind up meeting our 37th president.  Click here to watch it for free.

 

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Chicago

 

When Chicago was awarded a Best Picture Oscar ten years ago, a certain segment of the population was thrilled.  Could this mean that the musical was back?  Well … not so much, and not for long.  Check out Richard Gere and Catherine Zeta-Jones in this Jazz Age musical by clicking here.

 

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ChloeFF

 

I don’t understand how Amanda Seyfried keeps landing big parts in major motion pictures.  OK, let me rephrase that:  I don’t understand how Amanda Seyfried keeps landing speaking parts in major motion pictures – she certainly has the requisite looks.  Luckily, this 2010 thriller also stars acting pros Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore.  Read my review here, or watch it for free by clicking here.

 

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   D9

                                        

I didn’t care for this movie (read my review by clicking here).  I thought it had an intriguing premise, mixing science fiction with social commentary, but then degenerated into typical, teen-oriented action fare.  But hey, what do I know?  It was, after all, nominated for Best Picture.  Click here to watch it for free.

 

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Topper

 

Its plot doesn’t make a lick of sense, but Topper Returns has something better:  delicious slapstick and a cast of comic actors who do 1941 proud.  This was the third and final entry in the Topper series, in which our timorous hero (Roland Young) helps a ghost (Joan Blondell) find out who murdered her in an old, dark house.  Click here to watch it for free.

 

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