June 2014 in film + DVD collection update

Viewing Wrap-Up New-to-me viewings: 28 Re-watches: 1 Total for June: 29 Total for 2014 thus far: 159 New-to-me list: Man Hunt (1941) The Feminine Touch (1941) Keep Your Powder Dry (1945) The Astonished Heart (1950) Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005) The Pride of the Yankees (1942) Hold On! (1966) House (1986) The Fault in Our Stars (2014) Fatso (1980) All the Kind Strangers (TV movie, 1974) … Continue reading June 2014 in film + DVD collection update

What to Watch #41: January 15 – 21

Welcome to this week’s installment of What to Watch! The following are my recommendations of what you should be watching on TCM over the next seven days. All times are listed in EST and subject to change; check the full TCM schedule for updates. January 15 4:00 pm – The Canterville Ghost (1944) 6:00 pm – Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945) 8:00 pm – … Continue reading What to Watch #41: January 15 – 21

December 2013 in film + DVD collection update!

Happy 2014, and welcome to TMP’s wrap-up for the final 31 days of 2013! Let’s take a look at what I’ve watched in the past month, shall we? New-to-me viewings: 40 Re-watches: 7 Total for November: 47 Total for 2013: 446 New-to-me list: The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012) Blossoms in the Dust (1941) The River’s Edge (1957) Miracle in the Rain (1956) Carson City Raiders (1948) … Continue reading December 2013 in film + DVD collection update!

Walkin’ in a movie wonderland…

Hello everyone! Today I’ve got a type of post for you that pops up now and again on TMP: a popular tag/meme, altered to make the questions all about film. This time around I’ve kleptoed the Winter Wonderland Tag from the “booktube” community. Videos/blog posts like this are always fun for me to watch/read, so when I see them floating around I can’t help but … Continue reading Walkin’ in a movie wonderland…

Eight Days of Christmas: Favorite things about… Serendipity (2001)

The favorite film: Serendipity, a 2001 romantic comedy directed by Peter Chelsom for Miramax The synopsis: Christmas shopping season is in full swing in New York City when Jonathan Trager heads to Bloomingdale’s to buy a pair of black gloves for his girlfriend. The store has only one pair left, and Jonathan gives the gloves up so they can be bought by Sara Thomas, who … Continue reading Eight Days of Christmas: Favorite things about… Serendipity (2001)

Modern movies in November

About Time (2013) – I love this film. LOOOOVED it. It mixes romantic comedy with touching family drama and explores the theme of appreciating every day you’re given in life. The romance never gets too sappy or overtakes the film’s larger themes about the human experience. The film is funny, touching, heartfelt. Authentic characters are portrayed by a solid cast. This is one of the … Continue reading Modern movies in November

What to Watch #35: November 13 – 19

Welcome to this week’s installment of What to Watch! “New to me” picks are marked with asterisks, and all times are listed in EST. There’s a lot of good stuff playing this week, so let’s jump right into the recommendations! November 13 6:30 am – Love Affair (1939) – Dir. Leo McCarey 8:00 am – Woman of the Year (1942) – Dir. George Stevens 10:00 … Continue reading What to Watch #35: November 13 – 19

What to Watch #34: November 6 – 12

Welcome to this week’s installment of What to Watch! Here are my top TCM picks for the next seven days. All times are listed in EST and subject to change. “New to me” picks are marked with asterisks. November 6 7:15 am – Caesar and Cleopatra (1945) 11:15 am – The Most Dangerous Game (1932)* 12:30 pm – Primrose Path (1940) 4:15 pm – Colorado … Continue reading What to Watch #34: November 6 – 12

Modern movies in October

Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003) – My sister recommended this one to me after she watched it on Netflix and found it fascinating. I didn’t know much about Aileen Wuornos before watching it. I’ve seen bits and pieces of “true crime” TV specials about her, but have never read extensively about her case or seen the popular Hollywood version of her … Continue reading Modern movies in October