Category Archives: TCM

My TCM Film Fest Family Album

I’m not a big hugger; it’s nothing personal, it’s just not my thing. But I received – and gave – more hugs at the recently completed TCM Classic Film Festival than in any other weekend of my adult life.  So, what gives? … Continue reading

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TCM Wins Peabody Award for THE STORY OF FILM

“We’re going to do our best to uphold the high standards that this Peabody Award symbolizes,” Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne said in May of 2009 when the then-15-year-old network was first honored with the prestigious prize for excellence … Continue reading

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Update: TCM to Release Robert Osborne Interviews on DVD

Last updated 4/02/14 4:00 p.m. Updated info at end of post After 20 years as the face of Turner Classic Movies, host Robert Osborne has earned his moment in the spotlight. Beginning on April 7, TCM will launch a new … Continue reading

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TCM 20th Anniversary Video

Turner Classic Movies has posted their 20th anniversary video, and it’s an appropriately elegant tribute to a network that has slowly grown into a way of life for scores of fans. Produced by Tim Reilly of TCM, directed by Scott … Continue reading

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Update: Roll ‘em! TCM’s Bus Tour Goes Hollywood

Last updated 3/02/14 4:00 p.m.  Turner Classic Movies is celebrating its 20th birthday, but the viewers are getting the presents. The network announced today the launch of the TCM Movie Locations Tour: Los Angeles, a three-hour bus trip “through movie … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad and the Stretched

This is a story about good news and bad news. It’s also a tale of one man’s obsession with film and television aspect ratios, and why you should be too (if not obsessed at least aware). We’ll start with the Bad … Continue reading

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Update #11: Spend a Night in CASABLANCA with TCM on March 4

UPDATE 3/03/14 7:00 p.m. TCM announced on Twitter that private, pre-screening receptions would be held for fans in Chicago, Seattle & Philadelphia. Reply to their tweet for a chance to be selected! Original Post – 2/18/14 4:03 p.m. (ET) Turner Classic … Continue reading

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Remembering Shirley Temple (1928-2014)

As usual, Robert Osborne says it best. “Shirley Temple was a good friend and an extraordinary human being who, after being the most famous person in the world at age 6 and Hollywood’s pint-sized queen at age 7, grew up … Continue reading

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UPDATE #2: You Pick the Cities for TCM’s Nationwide Screenings of CASABLANCA

UPDATE 2/18/14 3:00 PM (ET) The winning cities have been announced. Read more about it here. UPDATE 2/12/14 11:30 PM (ET) Voting has closed. Check back on Tuesday, February 18 for the announcement of the winning cities. Original Post – 1/27/14  … Continue reading

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UPDATE #2: Who Owns That Movie: An Analysis of New Restorations at TCM Film Fest

(UPDATES are indicated in italics. Last update 1/29/14) Turner Classic Movies has revealed four high-profile films and the first announced guest for the upcoming TCM Classic Film Festival, set for April 10-13, 2014. Eighty-year-old composer/producer Quincy Jones will be honored at … Continue reading

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