Monthly Archives: February 2014

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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Return to Walton’s Mountain

On March 30, 1978, in the final episode of the sixth season of The Waltons, Emmy-winning actress Ellen Corby returned to the role of Grandma Esther Walton after surviving a near-fatal stroke fifteen months earlier. The 66-year-old veteran character actress … 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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Take a Look, I’m In a Book!

I’ve written a lot of things since I got my first professional credit at the ripe old age of 15, but I’ve never been published in a book. Now, thanks to Monster Serial: Morbid Love Letters to Horror Cinema, a new … Continue reading

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