Collector’s Corner: Collecting Stanwyck

Back in November, I introducted a subcategory of Collector’s Corner called Star Collections. In this series I share all of the films, books, and magazines I own featuring a particular classic film star. The series started with Cary Grant, so it’s only appropriate that the second installment feature my favorite actress: Barbara Stanwyck! Stanwyck Books & Mags As I browsed my shelves, this surprised me … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Collecting Stanwyck

“Buzzwords” Revisited

In March of 2012, I compiled two lists for TMP: 10 “Buzzwords” and 10 “Dealbreakers” when choosing films to watch. Last week I revisited my dealbreakers, taking about how I busted a few of ’em. Today I’ll be looking at the old buzzwords and adding some to the list! The “buzzwords” list in 2012 included: Cary Grant 1940s musical Pre-code Sisters Period piece Suspense “Based … Continue reading “Buzzwords” Revisited

“Dealbreakers” Revisited

In March of 2012, I compiled two lists for TMP: 10 “Buzzwords” and 10 “Dealbreakers” that play into my decisions when choosing films to watch. This week I’ll be revisiting my dealbreakers, taking about how I busted a few of ’em. Stay tuned a week from today for a similar evaluation of my 2012 buzzwords! The “dealbreakers” list in 2012 included: Westerns Vampires NASCAR/Racing Sports … Continue reading “Dealbreakers” Revisited

Reviews in a line or two: “Huge Collection of Films I Never Posted About in 2012” edition, part 2

The Beverly Hillbillies (1993) Dir: Penelope Spheeris Starring: Diedrich Bader, Erika Eleniak, Jim Varney, Cloris Leachman, etc. This is everything you’d expect upon hearing the phrase “’90s remake of The Beverly Hillbillies.” It’s more than a little bit ridiculous and full of corn, but does have a few very funny moments. Bonus points for the cameos by Dolly Parton and Buddy Ebsen. The score: 2.5/5 … Continue reading Reviews in a line or two: “Huge Collection of Films I Never Posted About in 2012” edition, part 2

FIFTEEN endlessly re-watchable classics, Part III of III

As much as I love discovering new films, there are many films that I consistently return to. They’re the warm, snuggle-y blanket hiding within the abyss of my many hours of move-watching each month. The following are the final five of my fifteen of my favorites classics to re-watch. (This is not a definitive list of the most re-watchable classic films ever.) 11. Stella Dallas … Continue reading FIFTEEN endlessly re-watchable classics, Part III of III

Reviews in a line or two: “Huge Collection of Films I Never Posted About in 2012” edition, part 1

When a Man Loves a Woman (1994) Dir: Luis Mandoki Starring: Meg Ryan and Andy Garcia This was a blind purchase from Goodwill. (You know I love that $2 DVD section!) It’s Meg Ryan in the ’90s, and since I didn’t know anything about the film I expected it to be a romantic comedy. Instead I got a movie about alcoholism and a film that … Continue reading Reviews in a line or two: “Huge Collection of Films I Never Posted About in 2012” edition, part 1

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 … Continue reading What to watch #2: February 13 – 19

Reviews in a line or two: 2012 releases (Flight, Lincoln, Les Mis and Jack Reacher)

Prepare for blasphemy. I’m about to give one the most beloved/critically acclaimed/award-buzzed films of the year a lower score than a Tom Cruise movie, in this installment of Reviews in a Line or Two Ten. Flight (2012) Dir: Robert Zemeckis Starring: Denzel Washington I tagged along to the theater with my dad to see this and knew next to nothing about it going in, except … Continue reading Reviews in a line or two: 2012 releases (Flight, Lincoln, Les Mis and Jack Reacher)

What to Watch #1: February 6 – 12

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 6 4:45 AM on FMC – Surf Party (1964) 7:50 … Continue reading What to Watch #1: February 6 – 12