Monthly Archives: November 2014

Play It Again, TCM Auction

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Bonhams in New York City on Monday, November 24 for There’s No Place Like Hollywood, the “definitive movie memorabilia auction,” presented in conjunction with Turner Classic Movies. Beginning at 1 p.m. (ET) in their Madison Avenue showroom, … Continue reading

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UPDATE: TCM Returns to DISH Network After Month-Long Blackout

Great news for classic film fans who subscribe to DISH Network: Turner Classic Movies is back. At least until March. After a monthlong blackout that began on October 21, a joint announcement was made today that DISH and Turner have reached an agreement … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Robert Osborne Introduces MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET at Macy’s

There was a chill in the New York City air, but the hearts of classic film fans were toasty warm when Robert Osborne introduced an open-air screening of MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET outside Macy’s Herald Square tonight. The beloved TCM … Continue reading

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Update: TCM Brings MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET to Macy’s 34th Street

Updated 11/21/14 w/ pictures and video from the screenings.  “This is quite an opportunity!” Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) tells Doris Walker (Maureen O’Hara) when she offers him a job “playing” Santa in MIRACLE ON 34th STREET (1947). The same might be said for … Continue reading

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TCM Survives Turner Layoffs, Announces New G.M.

After months of speculation in the wake of announced layoffs and buyouts, and a grassroots campaign in support of Turner Classic Movies and its staff, the impact cost-cutting initiatives at Turner Broadcasting will have on TCM is now clear. First, the … Continue reading

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Update: Dish CEO’s “Antagonistic” Comments Damage Negotiations with Turner

Updated 11/6/14  As the dispute between DISH Network and Turner Broadcasting enters its third week, relations between the two companies are starting to feel like a marriage gone sour. On an earnings call with investors this morning, Turner CEO John Martin responded to DISH … Continue reading

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DISH Threatens to Blackout TCM + Turner Networks “Forever”

Let’s say you were the chairman of the third largest multichannel video programming distributor in the United States, and your customers were entering the third week of a blackout of some of their favorite TV channels, due to an inscrutable … Continue reading

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UPDATE: 4 World Premiere Restorations Announced for 2015 TCM Film Fest

Update 2/20/15  TCM has pulled the restoration of Kubrick’s SPARTACUS (1960) from the lineup, adding the following message to the website: “Due to unforseen circumstances we regret this film will not be presented as previously announced.” Apparently the restoration is … Continue reading

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Halloween Hangover Tonight on “Hollywood Time Machine”

If you read this blog on a regular basis, you know I’m a big Dark Shadows fan. Actually, big is an understatement; it’s more like obsessed. The 1960s supernatural soap opera has played a huge role in my life since … Continue reading

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Update: Netflix Classic Film Comings + Goings – November, 2014

“Whenever there’s a movie I want to see, it’s never on Netflix!” my 7-year-old nephew complained, while relaxing in front of his Roku after an exhausting night of trick-or-treating in his 20-story New York City high rise. “It seems like they have mostly TV … Continue reading

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