It’s the Weekend ….

tcmff_2014, turner classic film festivalAnd with that, another weekend is upon us. Unfortunately, I had to shift my schedule due to the start of a project, thereby missing out on the TCM Classic Film Festival. It may be too late this year, but if you can, I highly recommend you check it out. The films and to a greater extent, the fans are lovely and a good time is most definitely on the cards. So while you might have to wait until 2015 to head out to Los Angeles, you can still check out the goings on via Twitter by checking out the TCM Social Media Crew.

captain america: the winter soldierBut don’t cry for me too long, I am still fully booked for a weekend of moving going fun!

Saturday my anticipation leading up to the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival continues with a few more pre-festival screenings during the day Saturday. Sunday is Family Day at the cinema, where I will escort my brother and my nephew and nieces to see Captain America: The Winter Soldier. And maybe I will indulge one of my readers in a review of this film, eh?

How about you? What are your plans?

Tumbling ….

Well I have been online this week, but mostly hanging out in tumblr-land. So much so that I actually posted a couple of proper blog posts in that space, in addition reblogging a whole lot of lovely photographic stills (many from classic Hollywood).

I know some of you don’t venture over there, but as short as these posts were, I had a lot of fun putting them together and hope you will find them informative.

Here are the links:

What inspired these posts, you may ask yourself? Well they are topics that have interested me and that I have wanted to highlight on my site previously but simply never gotten ’round to it.

Hope you enjoy!

Merry Christmas To All!


We Now Return to Our Regularly Scheduled Programming …

After a brief sabbatical (feels like longer than a week), I have returned and will begin posting as soon as possible, including my complete, but much-delayed review of Pacific Rim, which, despite my contentment at viewing, has not fared as well as I would have hoped in the US box office.

Also coming soon are a couple of recommended reads, coming attractions and the like and “more than mid-year” report.

Stay tuned!


June 2013 Highlights

Here are some highlights for all things film-related in the month of June.



Much Ado About Nothing – looking forward to a Whedon treatment of one of my favorite plays written by The Bard.



Man of Steel - like I said previously this is one that I have come to anticipate.






Starring Eleanor Parker – known to me first as the “would be stepmom” to the Von Trapp children, I was happy to know that she has had a long and varied career that includes several films that I rank very highly. Here are a few of my picks for must-see TV:

  • Caged (1950) June 10th @ 8:00PM
  • The Woman in White (1948) June, 11 2013 at 09:30 AM
  • Detective Story (1951) June, 24 2013 at 08:00 PM
  • The Oscar (1966) June, 25 2013 at 09:45 AM – by all accounts a film so bad it might just be good.
  • The Man With the Golden Arm (1955) June, 24 2013 at 01:45 AM


Friday Night Spotlight: Noir Writers -Really I could watch all of them but I will just list a few of particular interest to me.

  • The Maltese Falcon (1931) The first cinematic effort to bring Dashiell Hammett’s Sam Spade to the silver screen. (June 7th)
  • After the Thin Man (1936) (June 7th)
  • The Glass Key (1942) (June 7th)
  • They Won’t Believe Me (1947) (June 21st)
  • Murder My Sweet (1944) (June 28th)


Essentials Jr

  • The Lavender Hill Mob June 9th
  • To Kill a Mockingbird June 16th
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn June 30th



Check out MoMA’s film schedule




Not sure when it will go live, but later this month I will be recording a podcast with The LAMB. Stay tuned for details.



Let me know what you are most looking forward to in the Comments section below.


And Now Maybe Some R&R ….

…. actually, who am I kidding?

Folks it has been a busy couple of weeks for me and in the coming days I will try my best to recap (with photos) my coast to coast film festival going.

Until then I just wanted to take a quick minute to thank both the Tribeca Film Festival and the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival for each putting son some great shows!

Hope you enjoy my coverage.

Weekend Viewing

Happy Friday everyone! Now that the Academy Award nominations are out, I am certain that a whole bunch of contenders will be getting a sweet box office bounce.

I for one, plan on entering the fray this weekend by feasting a double-bill of Silver Linings Playbook and Lincoln.

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How about you all – what (if anything) are you planning on heading out to the theaters to see this weekend? If you are not going to catch one of the several films that are in Awards contention, how about the other films currently on release?

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Oh and I almost forgot – The Golden Globes are on Sunday! Will you be watching? I will probably give them a pass as per usual. Although I am torn since I got love for Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, who will be teaming up on the hosting duties … (maybe I will catch the highlights).

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Happy New Year!


Strange Days (1995)


When Harry Met Sally (1989)


Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)

TCM Remembers 2012 Edition

The always artfully produced tribute to those who we have lost in the world of cinema over the past year …

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dinah Shore Celebrates Thanksgiving at The Hollywood Canteen, 1943