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The Lake Update for July 2014


Publishing July’s Lake Update a little early to get better prepared for what’s coming.  Work and school reading are continuing to push the schedule in all sorts of different directions, and I continue to get a handle on things, especially since the July Five is starting.  Speaking of, I’ll be announcing the five themes for 2014’s July Five.  I’m getting into the groove over at ClassicFlix, and have a lot of fun planned for this month’s July Five.  In an attempt to keep everything moving, and getting reviews up on time, Biopic Theater will go on hiatus till after the July Five and Summer Under the Stars concludes.   Click after the jump to find out the schedule.  If you want to remain surprised, I’ll talk to you all later!


The July Five for 2014

This year’s July Five will actually start the final day of June to give us five full days for each theme.  As it was last year, the five consists of five days, five themes, five movies a piece one couple and a director included.  A banner is being made up and I’ll reveal that a bit later.

  • June 30th-July 4th – William Powell and Myrna Loy (Returning for a second year, I’ll be reviewing the remainder of the Thin Man franchise, as well as a documentary on the duo)
    • Another Thin Man (1939)
    • Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)
    • The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)
    • Song of the Thin Man (1947)
    • Alias Nick and Nora (documentary)
  • July 7th-11th – Shirley Temple (I mentioned at her passing I’d be doing a proper tribute)
    • Captain January (1936)
    • The Little Princess (1939)
    • Bright Eyes (1934)
    • Curly Top (1935)
    • Heidi (1937)
  • July 14th-18th – Frank Capra
    • American Madness (1932)
    • It Happened One Night (1934)
    • Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
    • You Can’t Take It With You (1938)
    • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
  • July 21st-25th – Bette Davis
    • All About Eve (1950)
    • Phone Call From a Stranger (1952)
    • The Virgin Queen (1955)
    • Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
    • The Nanny (1965)
  • July 28th-August 1st – John Wayne (I’m true to my word!)
    • The High and the Mighty (1954)
    • McLintock! (1963)
    • The Searchers (1956)
    • True Grit (1969)
    • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

Hopefully, there’s enough diversity in the choices and people chosen.  As always, feel free to leave in the comments your suggestions for future installments of the July Five!


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Kristen Lopez View All

A freelance film critic whose work fuels the Rotten Tomatoes meter. I've been published on The Hollywood Reporter, Remezcla, and The Daily Beast. I've been featured in the L.A. Times. I currently run two podcasts, Citizen Dame and Ticklish Business.

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  1. Fantastic July Five picks! I’m really excited to read your content! I’m especially looking forward to the John Wayne bit because I’ve just finished Scott Eyman’s new biography on him and I’ve just watched Red River for the time last week. I’m trying to learn everything I can about the Duke right now … he’s someone I’ve always tended to ignore (until now).

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