Monthly Archives: September 2013

UPDATE #6: 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival Dates Announced

(UPDATES are indicated in italics. Last update 1/11/14) Turner Classic Movies turns 20 next April. And they want you to party like it’s 1939. Today, the network announced the dates for the 2014 edition of the TCM Classic Film Festival, the … Continue reading

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UPDATE #2: TCM’s “Ultimate Fan” Contest – And How You Can Win It

(UPDATES are indicated in italics.) Amateur singing competitions are the hottest thing on TV. But what about an amateur classic film hosting competition – sort of like an American Idol for movie buffs – with the winner earning a once-in-a-lifetime co-hosting … Continue reading

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Screening Report: THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) in IMAX 3-D

It was a crisp Saturday night on the eve of autumn, and I was waiting for THE WIZARD OF OZ. “I’m shocked you want to see this,” my sister said. “Why?” I asked. “You know how much I like it.” … Continue reading

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Blessed by Adam West

There’s only one Batman. And his name is Adam West. West played the Caped Crusader in the iconic 1966-68 Batman TV series, one of the most creative and memorable programs in the history of the medium. I was too young to … Continue reading

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CASABLANCA vs. TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT

Is Howard Hawks’ TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT (1944) a better film than Michael Curtiz’s CASABLANCA (1942)? Filmmaker and critic Dan Sallitt thinks so. “You will probably feel the CASABLANCA presence hanging over the movie. For a long time, that … Continue reading

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Old Movie Camp

“So what did you do this month?” my aunt asked me on the penultimate day of August. I thought long and hard about my answer. I could say I worked, which I did for a week on a freelance project … Continue reading

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