Monthly Archives: September 2012

New Promo Released for 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival

The 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival is seven months away. But that’s not stopping me from getting excited. And this new promo from TCM, just released today, is only making it worse. Or better, depending upon your perspective. For some … Continue reading

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UPDATE – Silent Comedy from Mack Sennett on TCM – Week 4

Turner Classic Movies’ month-long tribute to comedy pioneer Mack Sennett concludes tonight with 21 short subjects produced between 1926 and 1933, all restored by CineMuseum. Brew up a pot of strong coffee, because the final night of the festival ends … Continue reading

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Turner Classic Movies Announces Fourth Annual TCM Film Fest, April 25-28, 2013 in Hollywood

The countdown has begun. Turner Classic Movies has announced the dates for the next installment of the hugely popular TCM Classic Film Festival: April 25 – 28, 2013 in Hollywood. The Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Blvd. will once again serve as TCMFF … Continue reading

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New Book on Lupe Velez Debunks the Myths of “Hollywood Babylon”

Ask the average person about Lupe Vélez and you’ll probably be met with a blank stare. But query those same folks as to whether or not they’ve heard of the classic film star who “drowned in the toilet,” and they’ll … Continue reading

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Silent Comedy from Mack Sennett on TCM – Week 3

Every Thursday in September, Turner Classic Movies pays tribute to silent comedy pioneer Mack Sennett, screening 83 short subjects and 4 feature films, most of which have undergone (or are still undergoing, as of this writing) extensive restoration and musical … Continue reading

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My Girlfriend Has a Thing for TCM Host Ben Mankiewicz…

But really, who doesn’t? So, of course, we’ll be watching Ben host the movie-themed reality competition Hot Set, tonight at 10 PM (EDT) on SyFy. Here’s some video of Ben at work on Hot Set to whet your whistle (assuming … Continue reading

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Silent Comedy from Mack Sennett on TCM – Week 2

The silent film fun continues on Turner Classic Movies tonight, with the second of four Thursday nights this month highlighting the work of comedy pioneer Mack Sennett. After 30 (!) short subjects last Thursday, this week we quiet down a … Continue reading

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