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

Films + Songs, Vol. 2

Welcome to Films + Songs, the series where I draw parallels between songs from my music library and films I’ve watched! Songs are selected at random by putting my entire music library on shuffle. As in Vol. 1, I’ll be discussing five songs today. On to the good stuff! “…Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears + Angel Face (1940) Eddie Muller’s commentary of Angel … Continue reading Films + Songs, Vol. 2

In Memory of Garry Marshall: Five Favorites

News broke last night that Hollywood has lost another of its greats: Garry Marshall passed away at the age of 81. News like this is always sad to hear, but Marshall’s passing hit me particularly hard because his work has been an ever-present constant in my life, from the re-runs of his classic TV shows that I’ve watched since toddler-dom, to those Princess Diaries films … Continue reading In Memory of Garry Marshall: Five Favorites

Half-year check-in! Film discoveries + disappointments, January – June 2016

Now that we’ve passed the half-way mark of the year, I thought I’d take a look back at what I’ve watched so far, sharing my favorite discoveries and biggest disappointments from all of the films I’ve screened. From January through June I watched a total of 128 films, most of which were completely new to me. Some of them were great, and inevitably, some of … Continue reading Half-year check-in! Film discoveries + disappointments, January – June 2016