Monthly Archives: October 2014


DRACULA MEETS THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN. Sadly, it’s a Universal Monsters team-up that never took place on the big screen, but it will happen tonight on COZI TV. COZI, a nostalgia-themed broadcast network available as a digital sub-channel on NBC … Continue reading

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“Welcome Back, Kotter” wife Marcia Strassman (1948-2014) Remembered on MeTV

When actress Marcia Strassman, best known for her role as Julie Kotter on ABC’s Welcome Back, Kotter (1975-79), was diagnosed with stage IV metastatic breast cancer in March of 2007, she took on a new role: patient advocate. Strassman became an active fund-raiser and … Continue reading

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UPDATE #2: The Force is with “Star Wars Rebels”

Updated 3/3/15 When Disney bought LucasFilm for $4 billion in 2012, one of the first thing they did was expunge the STAR WARS canon of anything except the six feature films, the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008-2014) and the upcoming … Continue reading

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Update: Vote Barnabas for Best Vampire in the World Series of Monsters

Last updated 10/27/14 . Updated info at end  Dark Shadows fans, I summon thee! Barnabas Collins, the anti-heroic bloodsucker from ABC’s undyingly popular supernatural soap opera of the 1960s, has been selected as one of eight candidates for Best Vampire in the … Continue reading

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TCM (Temporarily?) Replaced by FXM on DISH

On the second day of the blackout that’s depriving as many as one in seven TCM viewers of their daily classic film fix, DISH Network has come up with a “creative” solution to help squelch viewer outrage. After DISH pulled the plug on TCM, … Continue reading

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UPDATE: TCM Goes Dark on DISH Network

UPDATE 11/21/14 – A deal has been reached to (temporarily) end the blackout. Details here.  Turner Classic Movies was dropped today by the nation’s third largest multichannel video programming distributor in a dispute over carriage fees, a move affecting more than 14 … Continue reading

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As Turner Layoffs Loom, One Fan Says #DontTouchTCM

When Turner Broadcasting announced job cuts yesterday that would eliminate nearly 1,500 employees, many TCM fans began to worry about the fate of their favorite channel – and the loyal men and women “behind the curtain” who work to keep classic film relevant … Continue reading

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Job Cuts Announced at TCM Parent Turner Broadcasting

Turner Broadcasting, the parent of TCM, announced today that they’ll reduce their global workforce by roughly 10 percent through a combination of layoffs and buyouts. Roughly 1,475 positions – out of 14,000 worldwide – will be eliminated, with affected employees expected to … Continue reading

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Classic Film Fan “Origin Stories” – Tonight on Hollywood Time Machine

Being a classic film fan can be a lonely experience. When I discovered old movies in the late 1970s, like any kid with a new toy, I wanted to share it, talk about it on the playground, show off my skillz (we … Continue reading

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UPDATE #4: 2015 TCM Film Festival Dates Announced

UPDATE #4 12/29/14 – Essential passes ($749) are sold out. UPDATE #3 12/6/14 – Spotlight passes ($1,699) are sold out 24 days after they went on sale. UPDATE #2 11/3/14 – TCM announced today that passes will go on sale on Thursday, November … Continue reading

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