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

TMP Recommends: Five Films on TCM, September 16 – 22

Welcome to TMP Recommends, the weekly series in which I share five TCM recommendations! I’m going to do things the lazy way today and simply copy TCM’s brief description of each film because I have a ton of coursework to do. (These posts take a surprising amount of time to put together, which I just don’t have today, but I didn’t want to skip a … Continue reading TMP Recommends: Five Films on TCM, September 16 – 22

Summer Under the Stars 2015: What I Watched

TCM’s Summer Under the Stars programming ended a little over a week ago. Having shared my recommendations for every day of the month with you over the previous four weeks, today we’ll be taking a look at what I ended up watching. I never seem to accomplish quite as much SUTS viewing as I’d like. August is always the month of my annual camping trip … Continue reading Summer Under the Stars 2015: What I Watched

TMP Recommends: Five films on TCM, September 9 – 15

Welcome to this week’s installment of TMP Recommends, the series where I give you five films that you should keep an eye out for on TCM over the next seven days! As usual, all times are listed in EST and come from the US version of the TCM schedule. Happy viewing! The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (1953) Airing on TCM: September 9, 4:45 pm This … Continue reading TMP Recommends: Five films on TCM, September 9 – 15

TMP Recommends: Five Films on TCM, September 1 – 8

After a great month of Summer Under the Stars, TMP Recommends returns with five films airing in the first week of September! As usual, all times are listed in EST and come from the US version of the TCM schedule. Happy viewing! Meet John Doe (1941) Airing on TCM: September 1, 8:00 pm No one should be surprised that I’m recommending this film. It stars … Continue reading TMP Recommends: Five Films on TCM, September 1 – 8

Summer Under the Stars: Days 26 – 31

It’s that time of year again: Summer Under the Stars, TCM’s annual star-a-day celebration of classic Hollywood, is upon us! As I’ve done for the past three years, I’m sharing recommendations for every day of SUTS throughout August, in place of the usual weekly “TMP Recommends” posts. Today we’ll be looking at the final six days, August 26 – 31. Happy viewing! DAY 26: GRETA … Continue reading Summer Under the Stars: Days 26 – 31

Summer Under the Stars: Days 18 – 25

It’s that time of year again: Summer Under the Stars, TCM’s annual star-a-day celebration of classic Hollywood, is upon us! As I’ve done for the past three years, I’m sharing recommendations for every day of SUTS throughout August, in place of the usual weekly “TMP Recommends” posts. Today we’ll be looking at days 18 – 25. Happy viewing! DAY 18: VIVIEN LEIGH 6:00 am – … Continue reading Summer Under the Stars: Days 18 – 25