5 Desert Island Classic Movies for #NationalClassicMovieDay

Monday, May 16th is National Classic Movie Day. As if some of us needed more reasons to watch or celebrate classic movies, now we have a whole day dedicated to classic movies. It’s our civic duty to watch old movies. Don’t let me down. Okay so it’s not actually a government holiday. It’s just a day conceived by Rick of… Read more »

2016 TCM Film Festival Post-Mortem

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I used this image as a lead-in to my 2015 TCMFF Post-Mortem, and I’ve got to be honest, there’s really no better way to summarize the experience. So here it is again, primed and ready for my recap of the 2016 TCM Film Festival: Last year I also arrived at the airport for my midnight flight home with time to… Read more »

Underrated 1965

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originally published on Rupert Pupkin Speaks Underrated 1965 I’d eagerly awaited this trip back to Underrated 1965 for Rupert Pupkin Speaks so I could share some of my favorite, lesser-known descendants of James Bond. Then I sifted through the movies I’d wanted to highlight and realized that 1965 turned out to be a bit of a buzzkill. There’s a handful… Read more »

Back for Round 2: My 2016 TCMFF Schedule

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The theme for the 2016 Turner Classic Movie Film Festival is “Moving Pictures.” In case you’re inordinately slow on the take, this is a play on words. Movies are, you might recall, moving pictures. And TCM is selling this as the year of the weepy, the tearjerker, the inspirational flick, the movies that inspire. The TCMFF schedule programmers have certainly… Read more »

“Eye of the Tiger” on a Dot-Matrix Printer: The Best Thing I Watched This Week

After a long hiatus I’m bringing back the Best Thing posts. For “Eye of the Tiger” of all things. (Aye, but there’s a twist.) Maybe it’s because I watched nothing good. More than likely I was just distracted by the 27 other things I do every day. I need a “thing” intervention from Thoreau. Maybe I’ll actually finish Walden instead…. Read more »