SUTS 2017: Week 2 (Aug. 8 – 14)

Welcome to Week 2 of Summer Under the Stars! I’ll be sharing one recommendation for each day of TCM’s programming, usually of a lesser-known or underappreciated title, as well as one new-to-me film I plan to tune in for. Here are the recommendations and watchlist for August 8th through 14th! DAY 8: FRANCHOT TONE Star of the day Franchot Tone shares the screen with Bette … Continue reading SUTS 2017: Week 2 (Aug. 8 – 14)

Celebrating “50 Years of Hitchcock” with TCM

I consider Alfred Hitchcock to be one of my favorite directors. He directed several of my all-time favorite films, including my ultimate “comfort film” pick-me-up, To Catch a Thief. I’ve seen Hitchcock silent and with sound, black and white and in technicolor. I’ve written about him on the blog many times: Celebrating To Catch a Thief for National Classic Movie Day in 2015 Reviews of big-screen … Continue reading Celebrating “50 Years of Hitchcock” with TCM

What I’d Be Watching: #TCMFF 2017

Another year, another TCM Film Festival I’m sadly missing. As a recent graduate in the middle of a horrendous job hunt, I couldn’t justify digging into my savings for flight, hotel, and all that jazz. Cross-country trips are pricey, especially with a huge event like a film festival included! But, as a TCM devotee with plenty of blogger friends attending the festival, I can still … Continue reading What I’d Be Watching: #TCMFF 2017

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 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: DVR and Streaming Classics (No. 4)

Welcome to TMP Recommends, the bi-weekly series in which I share two recommendations from the TCM schedule and two films available through streaming services. This time around we’ve got a Stanwyck classic, a couple of romances, and one of my favorite Westerns. On to the recommendations! Our Town (1940) – Airing on TCM at 11:00 pm on June 1 A sentimental drama about two families … Continue reading TMP Recommends: DVR and Streaming Classics (No. 4)