What to watch #2: February 13 – 19

Welcome to this week’s installment of “What to Watch,” TMP’s recommendation series, which will be posted every Tuesday. All times are listed in EST and subject to change. Items marked with an asterisk are “new to me” films that I hope to catch (or at least tape for later viewing) during the upcoming week.

February 13

6:00 AM on TCM – The Stranger (1946)*
7:30 AM on FMC – Anne of the Indies (1951)*
12:00 PM on TCM – The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

February 14

3:45 AM on TCM – Susan Slept Here (1954)
7:30 AM on FMC – The Blue Bird (1976)*
8:00 AM on TCM – The Americanization of Emily (1964)*
8:00 PM on TCM – Gone With the Wind (1939)

February 15

12:00 AM on TCM – Rebecca (1940)
2:30 AM on TCM – Spellbound (1945)
4:00 AM on FMC – What a Way to Go! (1964)*
4:30 AM on TCM – Portrait of Jennie (1948)*
8:35 AM on FMC – Change of Heart (1934)*
9:15 AM on TCM – When Ladies Meet (1933)
1:00 PM on TCM – The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
4:15 PM on TCM – Boys Town (1938)
6:00 PM on TCM – Ninotchka (1939)

February 16

4:30 AM on TCM – Thousands Cheer (1943)
8:30 AM on TCM – Cabin in the Sky (1943)
10:00 AM on FMC – Flaming Star (1960)*
10:15 AM on TCM – On the Town (1949)
2:00 PM on TCM – Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

February 17

12:00 AM on TCM – North by Northwest (1959)
**MAD MEN ALERT: ‘The Color Blue’ and ‘The Gypsy and the Hobo’ are playing on AMC if you/your DVR aren’t occupied by movies at 6 AM or 7 AM EST**
7:25 AM on FMC – My Wife’s Best Friend (1952)*
10:50 AM on FMC – Pin-Up Girl (1944)*
1:30 PM on FMC – The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956)*
2:15 PM on TCM – Father of the Bride (1950)
6:00 PM on TCM – Butterfield 8 (1960)
11:30 PM on TCM – A Patch of Blue (1965)*

February 18

1:30 AM on TCM – Blow-Up (1966)*
9:00 AM on FMC – Kiss Them For Me (1957)
9:30 AM on TCM – The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)
11:00 AM on FMC – Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)
1:00 PM on FMC – The Girl Can’t Help It (1956)
6:00 PM on TCM – The Time Machine (1960)*

February 19

6:00 AM on FMC – Cafe Metropole (1937)*
9:30 PM on TCM – Wings (1927)

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10 thoughts on “What to watch #2: February 13 – 19

  1. Out of all your asterisked movies, there are only two I’ve ever seen: Blow-Up and The Time Machine. And if it matters in the long run, I thought Blow-Up was absolutely ridiculous (in a past review, I called it Throw-Up). So, based on that info, I’d go with The Time Machine as my recommendation!

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    1. Yikes! Is it bad enough to delete from the DVR’s “to record” list, or should I record it anyway and save it for a time when I need to punish myself?

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      1. I’m going to say play it safe and record it, because it’s a film that’s highly regarded by others, and I may be the lone dissenting voice that, for whatever reason, doesn’t quite get or appreciate it. But I’d love to hear what you thought of it whenever you decide it’s time to be punished!

        Well, I’m apparently not the lone dissenting voice. I just took a moment and checked a few discussions on IMDb concerning Blow-Up…good lord, were people going at it: those who loved it, and those who didn’t. I tended to disagree with those who loved it, since they seemed to be simply attacking the others for ‘not understanding’ it. For me, it was just an odd, poorly-made film that I didn’t enjoy.

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  2. Exactly. It’s all a matter of personal likes and dislikes…and trust me, even if I DID “understand” Blow-Up, I’d still think it was dumb!

    Now I bet you’re going to watch it, aren’t you!

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  3. I’m happy to see Portrait of Jennie on your list! I’ve only seen it once, but I found it beautiful and very underrated. I hope you enjoy it if you are able to catch it. I’ve actually been wanting to see On the Town ever since I saw a student production of it, so thanks for including it because its airing had slipped me by!

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