Welcome to Watched This Week, a new series where I plan to recap my week in viewing every Friday! As you may have noticed in last year’s wrap-ups, my viewing has been all over the place; I still watch a decent amount of classics (and plan to watch a whole lot more of them this year), but I watch a lot of films that aren’t … Continue reading Watched This Week, Vol. 1
Every time I travel, I look for two things: the local library, and whether there are any old movie houses in the area. Last August, I had the pleasure of spending about a week and a half camping near Manistee, Michigan — home of the Vogue Theatre. My luck was doubled on that trip because not only was there an old movie house in town, … Continue reading A Visit (or Three) to the Vogue Theatre Manistee
Over the past month or two, we’ve seen a flood of “best of the year/decade” lists. I won’t be compiling a “best of the decade” (I’m saving that brainpower for the blog’s tenth anniversary in 2022!) or a formal list of what I considered to be the “best” new-release films in 2019. But, as is tradition on TMP, I will begin the year by sharing … Continue reading 2019 in Film: Most Memorable Discoveries
TMP’s New Year celebrations continue today with the full-year viewing recap for 2019! Check out the stats below. The Big Numbers New to me in 2019: 130 Re-watches in 2019: 61 Total number of viewings in 2019: 191 Average viewings per month: About 16 Highest viewing month: November (22 viewings) This was one of the lower viewing years in the history of the blog, but … Continue reading 2019 in Film: Yearly Viewing Recap
Happy New Year, movie buffs! Though we’re only a few hours into it, I hope 2020 is treating you well so far! Later this week I’ll be sharing my full-year wrap-up for 2019 and my favorite discoveries of the year, but first, let’s take a look back at what I watched in December. New-to-me viewings: 11 Re-watches: 10 Total for December: 21 Total for 2019: … Continue reading December 2019 in Film
Yesterday I learned that people have nicknames for the time between Christmas and the new year. I’ve never thought of it as anything but a typical week, but my favorite name of the bunch is “Betwixtmas” — so, I hope you all had a lovely holiday, and hope that Betwixtmas is treating you well, too! As we wrap up the year, I thought I’d squeeze … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Christmas, Criterion, and Cary Grant, oh my!
To everyone celebrating Christmas today, and everyone celebrating other occasions this season: Happy Holidays! I hope 2019 has treated you well and that you have a wonderful New Year. Continue reading Merry Christmas from TMP!
Sheriff Pat Garrett (Thomas Mitchell) maintains order in the town of Lincoln, New Mexico. One day, his old pal Doc Holliday (Walter Huston) arrives, looking for his stolen horse. Doc finds his horse in possession of none other than Billy the Kid (Jack Buetel). Doc plans to steal back his horse, but he doesn’t exactly make a new foe in Billy; the two share a … Continue reading The Outlaw (1943)
Hello, and happy December! Just one month left of 2019. It’s been a strange year, and to be honest, I’m ready to get to Christmas and then move on to 2020… but before we can do that, let’s take a look back at what was watched in November! New-to-me viewings: 19 Re-watches: 3 Total for November: 22 Total for 2019, so far: 170 The … Continue reading November 2019 in Film
Inspector Oscar Piper (James Gleason) has a twisted new case on his hands when John Carter (Richard Tucker) is found dead in his study by his butler, Kendall (Arthur Aylesworth). There are several suspicious people in Carter’s circle. Alice Stevens seems to be the last person to have seen Carter alive; her boyfriend, Robert Wilkins, was seen arguing with Carter by a cop; and there’s … Continue reading The Plot Thickens (1936)