Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The King and I (1956)

Today marks the first use of videotape on TV in 1956. Article for Videotape: 

To celebrate this historic occasion, we're honoring one of the very first film titles to be offered as a VHS rental...

Trailer for the film on YouTube: Entry on The King and I:

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Them! (1954)

On this day in 1951, the first underground atomic explosion took place in Frenchman Flat, New Mexico. Article for Frenchman Flat: 

Who knows what consequences we'll pay for that one. 

Oh, wait...

Trailer for the Film on YouTube: Entry on Them!:

Monday, November 28, 2016

War of the Worlds (1953)

Spacecraft Mariner 4 was launched on this day in 1964, forever making this RED PLANET DAY.

Information on Red Planet Day from

There is no better classic film to watch on this day than ...

WAR OF THE WORLDS (1953) Article for the Film:

Join Chris as he looks back at this classic tale .....

Trailer for the Film on YouTube: Entry on War of the Worlds:

Digging Star Wars Entry on War of the Worlds:

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Enter the Dragon (1973)

Celebrate Bruce Lee's birthday with his classic...

Phil and Chris chat about Enter the Dragon and it's ties to the Star Wars universe in the very first Digging Star Wars featuring a guest! Listen to it... Entry on Bruce Lee: Entry on Enter the Dragon:

Digging Star Wars Blog Entry on Enter the Dragon:

Saturday, November 26, 2016

GoldenEye (1995)

Happy Birthday, Tina Turner! Celebrate with her Bond song and our FILM OF THE DAY... Entry on Tina Turner: Entry on GoldenEye:

Friday, November 25, 2016

The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)

Today is Buy Nothing Day. Yeah, some people call it Black Friday. Instead of fighting the crowd and searching for deals, make a leftover turkey sandwich and watch: Entry on The Greatest Movie Ever Sold:

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

Happy Thanksgiving! Hopefully, you got where you needed to be today whether or traveling by plane...

...trains and/or automobiles. Entry on Planes, Trains & Automobiles:

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Hangover (2009)

Our research shows that this day is the Biggest Party Night of the Year.  So... Entry on The Hangover:

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

JFK (1991)

On this dark day in American History, President Kennedy was shot and killed in 1963. Article for John F. Kennedy:

Today's Film of the Day offers different angles on how it happened... Article for the Kennedy Conspiracy Theories:

Trailer for the Film on YouTube: Entry on JFK:

Monday, November 21, 2016

Ghostbusters (1984)

Celebrate the birth of Harold Ramis today with ..........

"Who You Gonna' Call"

Trailer for the film on YouTube: Entry on Ghostbusters: Entry on Harold Ramis: Article for Harold Ramis:

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Blade Runner (1982)

Celebrate Sean Young's birthday with our Film of the Day, Blade Runner...

Chris visits THE BRADBURY - a location used in Blade Runner. For more on his Blade Runner L.A. Tour, visit

Here's the trailer for Blade Runner...

Chris' Digging Star Wars did a pretty in depth study of Blade Runner - particularly the representation of nature through sci noir characterization. Here's the DSW episode: Entry on Sean Young: Entry on Blade Runner:

Friday, November 18, 2016

Bottle Rocket (1996)

Happy Birthday, Owen Wilson! Article for Owen Wilson:

Let's enjoy this one that he did with his younger brother Luke !!!!

Trailer for the Film on YouTube: Entry on Owen Wilson: Entry on Bottle Rocket:

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

Hey! Today is Take a Hike Day!

Website for Take a Hike Day on

Best movie to watch? How about one with a lot of EPIC walking...

Trailer for the film on YouTube: Entry on LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring:

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Rocky (1976)

Happy Birthday to Burgess Meredith, who was born today back in 1907. We miss you !!!! Article for Burgess Meredith:

Here is his most famous win !!

Trailer for the film on YouTube:

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Nutty Professor (1963)

Today is National Philanthropy Day ..........

National Philanthropy Day Website:

....... and when it comes to film star philanthropists...few can hold a candle to the King of Comedy - Mr. Jerry Lewis. From 1966 to 2010, Jerry hosted and pioneered an annual Labor Day telethon raising millions of dollars for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. In honor of Mr. Lewis, we present...

Trailer for the film on YouTube: Entry on Jerry Lewis: Entry on The Nutty Professor:

Wikipedia link on Jerry Lewis and the MDA Labor Day telethon:

Monday, November 14, 2016

This Gun for Hire (1942)

Happy Birthday to Veronica Lake! Article for Veronica Lake:

Trailer for the film on YouTube: Entry on Veronica Lake: Entry on This Gun for Hire:

Sunday, November 13, 2016

The King's Speech (2010)

Today is International Tongue Twister Day. Instead of going silly, we went Best Picture serious when it comes to struggling with speech. Here's our video recommendation...

And here is the trailer... Entry on The King's Speech:

Thanks again to our friends at for providing our location for presents THE KING'S SPEECH.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016

The Dam Busters (1955)

On Veteran's Day, we'd like to thank all our veterans - living and deceased - that gave their all for the common good. With too many films to choose from to honor these brave men and women, we humbly give you THE DAM BUSTERS (1955). 

And here is one of the very best Digging Star Wars ever on this classic movie: Entry on The Dam Busters:

Trailer for the Film on YouTube:

Thursday, November 10, 2016

2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)

Happy Birthday to Roy Scheider! Article for Roy Scheider:

We already did JAWS, so let's do another really good one ...........

Trailer for the film on YouTube: Entry on 2010: The Year We Make Contact:

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The Nude Bomb (1980)

Regardless of who you voted for yesterday, one fact that is true today is, today is National Chaos Never Dies Day.  Yep!  That's a real thing.

See info on Chaos Never Dies Day here at

What better way to observe the Holiday and get over your post-election blues, but with a film starring Chaos' #1 enemy...

Agent 86 in ........ on The Nude Bomb:


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Fay Grim (2006)

Happy Birthday to Parker Posey! Article for Parker Posey:

Trailer for the Film on YouTube: Entry on Fay Grim: Entry on Parker Posey:

Monday, November 7, 2016

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

On this day in 1908, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid met their fate in San Vicente, Bolivia. Articles for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid:

Butch Cassidy:

Sundance Kid:

What else would we pick for today?  Join Paul Newman and Robert Redford in this classic ......

Trailer for the film on YouTube: Entry on Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid:

Sunday, November 6, 2016

The Graduate (1967)

Celebrate the great Mike Nichols birthday with this classic he gave us... Entry on The Graduate: Entry on Mike Nichols:

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Back to the Future (1985)

On this day in 1955, Doctor Emmett Brown conceived the Flux Capacitor - the very component that makes time travel possible!

Oh, and BTW, most of the movie takes place on this day in 1955 as well...

Info on Back to the Future, including the significance of November 5, 1955: Entry on Back to the Future:

Friday, November 4, 2016

Westworld (1973)

Michael Crichton passed away on this day in 2008. Article for Michael Crichton: 

Here's one of our favorite works of his...

Trailer for the film on YouTube: Entry of Westworld: Entry of Michael Crichton:

And, yes, the new HBO series is based on this film. Here's a trailer for the latest Westworld:

Thursday, November 3, 2016

The Dirty Dozen (1967)

Happy Birthday to Charles Bronson! Article for Charles Bronson:

We already did The Magnificent Seven (1960) and The Great Escape (1963) this year, so let's do this one ......

Trailer for the film on YouTube: Entry on Charles Bronson: Entry on The Dirty Dozen:

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns (2002)

Today is the birthday of James Knox Polk, the 11th President of the United States of America. Article for James Knox Polk:

Naturally, we needed to feature a film of the day about They Might Be Giants: Entry on Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns:

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)

Today is the feast of ALL SAINTS DAY - as celebrated by the Catholic Church. for All Saints Day:

We thought we'd pick a film about the very saint that the current Pope is named after: St. Francis of Assisi.

Join Chris in this video as he explains the importance of this film: 

Here is the trailer for Brother Sun, Sister Moon on YouTube: Entry on Brother Sun, Sister Moon: