Saturday, March 25, 2017

Invaders From Mars

In this edition of Endyr's Movie Theater I am featuring the classic 1953 movie "Invaders From Mars", starring Jimmy Hunt.  This version is so much better than the 1986 remake.  By-the-way, "Invaders from Mars" was the first feature film ever to show aliens and their spacecraft in full color.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Endyr's Movie Theater , wherever you may be.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Flash Gordon Conquers The Universe │ Larry (Buster) Crabbe

In this edition of Endyr's Movie Theater I am featuring all twelve chapters of the 1940 serial "Flash Gordon Conquers The Universe", starring Larry (Buster) Crabbe, who incidentally, was raised in Hawaii, and graduated from Punahou School, which is the same school that former President Barack Obama graduated from.  Buster always claimed that he was 1/16 Hawaiian.  His family has a long history in Hawaii going back to the days of the Hawaiian Monarchy, where his grand uncle Horace Crabbe was chamberlain to King Lunalilo.  His grandfather Clarence Crabbe, was the president of the Territorial Senate of Hawaii from 1902 to 1904, and has been called the father of the Republican party in Hawaii.  So, as you can see, Buster's roots go way back in Hawaii.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Endyr's Movie Theater, wherever you may be.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Dracula

In this edition of Endyr's Movie Theater I am featuring the 1931 classic film "Dracula" that was directed by Tod Browning, and starred the immortal Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula.  It is not a commonly known fact that Carfax Abbey was the London home that Dracula purchased through Jonathan Harker, his real estate agent.  It was here that Dracula would come to meet the lovely Wilhelmina (Mina) Murray, and spread his reign of terror far beyond Transylvania.  Movie adaptations of the original Bram Stoker novel combined the Asylum and Carfax Abbey.  This provided for a much richer environment in which to stalk Count Dracula.  The most obvious example of this is in the 1992 movie "Bram Stoker's Dracula", where the vampire hunters, led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing, enter Carfax Abbey to destroy the crates containing the native soil that Dracula had brought over with him by boat from Transylvania.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Endyr's Movie Theater, wherever you may be.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Lord Of The Flies

Safe journeys to all the fans of Endyr's Movie Theater, wherever you may be.


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Boy And The Bard

In this edition of Endyr's Movie Theater I am featuring "The Boy And The Bard" starring Trevor Standish.  All I can say about this movie is WOW!  Safe journeys to all the fans of Endyr's Movie Theater, wherever you may be.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Jake Heston Miller │ Oliver

 
 
 
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

Last week I had the opportunity to attend a fantastic new production of "Oliver" at the Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, located in southwest Washington D. C.  What made the show very interesting was that it had a theater-in-the-round configuration.  As you can tell from the photos above, it is a very small theater, and holds about 680 people.  The play is performed in the center floor surrounded by four sections of seats.  The play and the action is really in-your-face, as you are so close to the actors.  The seating is quite intimate, so you really feel that you are a part of the play.  Nine year old Jake Heston Miller plays Oliver, and is the star of the show.  His singing is outstanding, and he has a stage presence that is superb for his very young age.  Jake studies voice with professor Elysabeth Muscat at the Peabody Institute, which is part of the John Hopkins University in Maryland, so his vocal training is top-of-the- line classical.  Professor Muscat is the dean of voice studies at Peabody.  When Jake sang "Where Is Love", my eyes filled with tears.  His rendition was so moving that my heart just melted.  Jake's voice is strong and has unusual depth for a one so young.  By-the-way, he is a straight "A" student in the fourth grade, and enjoys playing tennis.  He lives in Warrenton, Virginia.  I was on vacation in Washington D. C. with a friend, and our main itinerary was to visit the Washington D. C. Mall, but quite by chance I saw an advertisement in the paper for "Oliver", and we decided that it was a must see even though the tickets were quite pricey at $122.00 each, but it was more than worth it, and was money well spent.  Getting to  Arena Stage was easy from downtown Washington D. C.  We took the Metro at Union Station, and got off at the Waterfront Metro stop, which is very close to the theater.  "Oliver" runs from October 30, 2015 to January 3, 2016 at the Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, so if you are in the Washington D. C. area, it is worth seeing.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Endyr's Movie Theater, wherever you may be.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Supersonic Saucer

In this edition of Endyr's Movie Theater I am featuring a classic Sci-Fi movie from 1956 called "Supersonic Saucer".  It has a simple, but cool plot.  It's about a group of schoolchildren who find an alien from the planet Venus.  They help and protect him from a gang of criminals who are trying to kidnap him.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Endyr's Movie Theater, wherever you may be.