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

TMP Recommends: Summer Under the Stars, August 29 – 31

For the fifth year in a row, TMP has offered two or three personal-favorite recommendations for each day of TCM’s Summer Under the Stars programming! We cap off the SUTS month today with recommendations for the final three days, August 29th through 31st. All screening times are listed in EST and subject to change. Happy viewing! AUGUST 29: Charles Boyer Love Affair (1939), Romance, 4:00 … Continue reading TMP Recommends: Summer Under the Stars, August 29 – 31

TMP Recommends: Summer Under the Stars, August 22 – 28

For the fifth year in a row, TMP is offering two or three top-notch recommendations for each day of TCM’s Summer Under the Stars programming! All screening times are listed in EST and subject to change. Happy viewing! AUGUST 22: Robert Montgomery When Ladies Meet (1933), Romantic Comedy, 10:30 am They Were Expendable (1945), War/Drama, 10:00 pm Night Must Fall (1937), Thriller/Drama, 3:45 am AUGUST … Continue reading TMP Recommends: Summer Under the Stars, August 22 – 28

TMP Recommends: Summer Under the Stars, August 15 – 21

For the fifth year in a row, TMP is offering  a few top-notch recommendations for each day of TCM’s Summer Under the Stars programming! All screening times are listed in EST and subject to change. Happy viewing! AUGUST 15: Roddy McDowall How Green Was My Valley (1941), Drama, 11:30 pm AUGUST 16: Anne Baxter Angel On My Shoulder (1946), Fantasy, 7:30 am The Blue Gardenia … Continue reading TMP Recommends: Summer Under the Stars, August 15 – 21

TMP Recommends: Summer Under the Stars, August 8 – 14

For the fifth year in a row, TMP is offering two or three top-notch recommendations for each day of TCM’s Summer Under the Stars programming! All screening times are listed in EST and subject to change. Happy viewing! AUGUST 8: Esther Williams Million Dollar Mermaid (1952), Musical, 10:00 pm Neptune’s Daughter (1949), Musical, 2:00 am AUGUST 9: Tim Holt The Treasure of the Sierra Madre … Continue reading TMP Recommends: Summer Under the Stars, August 8 – 14

TMP Recommends: Summer Under the Stars, August 1 – 7

Many folks think of Christmas as “the most wonderful time of the year,” but for devotees of Turner Classic Movies, the most wonderful time is the month of August — the time of TCM’s annual Summer Under the Stars programming extravaganza. For those who need a reminder, Summer Under the Stars features a different classic film star each day, with the network airing a marathon … Continue reading TMP Recommends: Summer Under the Stars, August 1 – 7

TMP Recommends: DVR and Streaming Classics (No. 5)

Welcome to TMP Recommends, the bi-weekly series in which I share classic film recommendations from the TCM schedule and available through streaming services. This time around we’ve got a sea-faring musical, a Cagney flick, a modern movie with classic charm, and a certified corn classic. On to the recommendations! Picture Snatcher (1933) – Airing on TCM June 15, 4:30 pm James Cagney stars in this … Continue reading TMP Recommends: DVR and Streaming Classics (No. 5)

TMP Recommends: Five films on TCM, Sept. 30 – Oct. 6

Welcome to this week’s installment of TMP Recommends! Here are five films you should keep an eye out for over the next seven days on TCM. Times are listed in EST and come from the US version of the TCM schedule. Happy viewing! Now, Voyager (1942) Airing on TCM: September 30, 10:00 pm Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, and Claude Rains — three TMP favorites — … Continue reading TMP Recommends: Five films on TCM, Sept. 30 – Oct. 6

TMP Recommends: Five Films on TCM, September 23 – 29

Out of the Past (1947) Airing on TCM: September 24, 4:45 pm Noir doesn’t get any better than this! Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer star as star-crossed lovers who meet when Mitchum is hired to find Greer… by the boyfriend she’s running away from. It’s a film with great everything: great performances, a great script, great direction, great cinematography… and the TMP favorite storytelling tactic … Continue reading TMP Recommends: Five Films on TCM, September 23 – 29

TCM Discoveries Blogathon: The Thin Man series

I’ve lost count of the number of favorite films I’ve discovered through Turner Classic Movies, the beloved TV network known as TCM, for short. I credit the network with introducing me to practically all of my favorite stars — Cary Grant, Barbara Stanwyck, Fred and Ginger, Myrna Loy. When The Nitrate Diva announced the TCM Discoveries Blogathon a few weeks ago, The Thin Man was … Continue reading TCM Discoveries Blogathon: The Thin Man series