Mummy

Today in Movie History: May 7

We’ll start today’s entry off with The Mummy. No, the other one. No, the OTHER one, the 1999 Stephen Sommers adventure yarn that pitted Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz against Arnold Vosloo’s CG-laden Egyptian villain. It’s little more than popcorn, but as popcorn, it’s quite delightful and attains the same breezy charm as the Indiana Jones movies it so clearly emulates. …

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Today in Movie History: December 22

As usual, there’s an eclectic mixture of titles that saw release today, starting with a classic Universal monster picture. Carl Freund’s The Mummy opened in today 1932, featuring Boris Karloff in his second brilliant role for Universal. Today also saw the release of The Mummy’s Curse in 1944: the third sequel of the remake of the original, featuring Lon Chaney, Jr. in …