Collector’s Corner: Independent Films

Today is Independence Day here in the US, so I thought I’d make use of that concept of independence in this edition of Collector’s Corner, sharing the independently-produced films in my collection, and those topping my wish list! (NOTE: I combed through Wikipedia’s “American Independent Films” category as well as my own collection list on Letterboxd in order to make this as complete as possible, … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Independent Films

Collector’s Corner: Go-To Summer Movies

The official beginning of summer isn’t for a couple more weeks, but the summer movie season has already begun. With the sun shining and temperatures rising, there are certain movies that become must-visits, re-watched every summer. Here are my go-to summer movies from my film collection! (A quick note before we begin: Usually lists like these are populated by classic beach movies. You won’t see … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Go-To Summer Movies

Collector’s Corner: Favorite romance purchases!

As much as I like to be a grump on Valentine’s Day, there’s no doubt I’m a total sucker for romantic films. Romance is one of my most-watched genres, and one of the most-represented genres in my film collection. From the rom-coms of my youth to heartbreaking classic melodramas to screwballs starring Cary Grant, I’ve come to love a lot of films about love. Back … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Favorite romance purchases!

2017 in Film: Most Memorable Discoveries

Today we wrap up a week of wrap-ups with a look at my favorite film discoveries of 2017! These are the eighteen new-to-me films that left the strongest impression on me last year, many of which I’d consider to be new favorites. Listed in order of preference. Sunny (2011) Not just my most memorable discovery of 2017, but one of my most memorable discoveries in … Continue reading 2017 in Film: Most Memorable Discoveries

TEN films I’d love to see on the big screen

NOTE: Today would usually be Favorite Things Friday  here on the blog, but I screwed up and completely forgot to draft one of those for November. I hope this list is an okay substitute. I should have a Favorite Things post up next week to make up for this flub! Being a classic film fan in metro Detroit is pretty nice. We have several historic … Continue reading TEN films I’d love to see on the big screen

FIVE 2017 reads I’d like to see on film

Somehow, we’ve made it to the half-way point of 2017. As always, this year I’ve been participating in a Goodreads reading challenge, and while browsing my progress recently an idea struck me: some of these books would make great films! Several times in the past, I’ve shared books I would love to see adapted for the big screen. Today I continue that tradition, with reads … Continue reading FIVE 2017 reads I’d like to see on film

Happy Valentine’s Day from TMP! Mom’s Sparks ranking + My classic hate-to-love favorites

Valentine’s Day is not usually a day I care much about, as a perpetually single gal. But despite my life’s own lack of romance, I have a soft spot for romantic films. Tuesdays are usually a quiet day on TMP, but to bring some sweetness into the world for a moment, the blog is dedicating itself to on-screen sweethearts. Adding to my family’s growing reputation for … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day from TMP! Mom’s Sparks ranking + My classic hate-to-love favorites

Eight Days of Christmas, Day 7: Make It a Marathon: 24 Hours of Christmas Flicks

Happy Christmas Eve to all who are celebrating! For the seventh day of Christmas, TMP brings to you… a marathon of holiday views! Here are nearly 24 hours worth of Christmas flicks to enjoy. As always, a reminder: TMP does not recommend actually gluing yourself to a couch for 24 full hours. But, it’s always fun to see what a full-day movie playlist could include. … Continue reading Eight Days of Christmas, Day 7: Make It a Marathon: 24 Hours of Christmas Flicks

Summer Under the Stars 2016: What I Watched

The cable-accessing, U.S.-dwelling section of the old movie corner of the internet was full of sad faces at this time last week, as our Most Wonderful Time of the Year — TCM’s August Summer Under the Stars programming — ended. No more movie marathons! No more beautiful Lora Stocker SUTS flash cards on Twitter! How will we cope?! Well, one way I’ll be coping is by continuing to … Continue reading Summer Under the Stars 2016: What I Watched