They Came From Beyond Space (1967)

When several meteorites crash on a farm in England, astrophysicist Dr. Curtis Temple (Robert Hutton) is eager to investigate. However, on doctor’s orders following a recent accident, he must remain tethered to his lab — so he sends his very talented assistant, Lee Mason (Jennifer Jayne), to take his place on the research team. When the team arrives at the crash site, they find that … Continue reading They Came From Beyond Space (1967)

What I’d Be Watching: #TCMFF 2019

For many classic movie buffs, April is the most wonderful time of the year thanks to the TCM Film Festival. This year, TCMFF is celebrating its tenth anniversary! I’m envious of but very happy for everyone who can attend. Since I’m once again forced to sit out the festival this year, I’ll be continuing the TMP tradition of sharing what I would be watching, if … Continue reading What I’d Be Watching: #TCMFF 2019

Three Cases of Murder (1955)

Like multi-author short story collections, I often find anthology films pretty hit-or-miss. There are usually a few great segments — and more that range from weak to alright. I had higher hopes for Three Cases of Murder for a few reasons. First, it’s a genre in which I tend to at least somewhat-enjoy most of what I watch: the murder mystery. Add on a segment … Continue reading Three Cases of Murder (1955)

March 2019 in Film

Happy April and happy spring! Before we thaw out and begin to enjoy the sunshine (and hopefully, soon, warmer temperatures here in Michigan), let’s take a look back at what was watched in March. New-to-me viewings: 12 Re-watches: 7 Total for March: 19 Total for 2019, so far: 51 The new-to-me list: A Madea Family Funeral (2019) Blondie’s Lucky Day (1946) Fighting With My Family … Continue reading March 2019 in Film

Dead End (1937)

On New York’s East River sits the convergence of the “haves” and “have nots.” Luxury apartments with picturesque river views stretch several stories high, while just outside of that view sit the tenements. Drina (Sylvia Sidney) is a tenement-dwelling woman, raising her younger brother Tommy (Billy Halop) and hoping she’ll someday get them out of the tenement. She works hard to provide for Tommy and … Continue reading Dead End (1937)

Favorite things about… Foreign Correspondent (1940)

The favorite film: Foreign Correspondent, a 1940 thriller directed by none other than the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock The synopsis: When John Jones is chosen by his editor Mr. Powers to become a foreign correspondent, his first assignment is to cover an event held by Stephen Fisher to honor a Dutch diplomat, Van Meer. When Van Meer evades the event and is soon shot … Continue reading Favorite things about… Foreign Correspondent (1940)

February 2019 in Film

It’s alive! And by it, I mean “she.” And by “she,” I mean me. Hello again, movie buffs! I apologize for my unexpected disappearance from the blog for a couple of weeks. February was another wild one. Working like mad, coordinating my Oscar pool (I took second place), dealing with bomb cyclones and power outages, a serious decluttering/redecorating project. It all kept me occupied and … Continue reading February 2019 in Film