Monthly Archives: May 2015

TCM Makes Summer School Cool w/ Free Film Noir Course

For a generation of fans old and new, Turner Classic Movies has been like film school without the student loans. Now, more than two decades after the channel’s launch, you can remove like from that sentence. On June 1, TCM will … Continue reading

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UPDATE: CBS is Colorizing “I Love Lucy.” Here’s Why I’m Okay with That.

Updated 5/20/15 -New info in italics. “The last time I checked, I owned the films that we’re in the process of colorizing,” a television executive said in 1986. “I can do whatever I want with them, and if they’re going to be … Continue reading

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The Sexy GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933 “Sequel” You Haven’t Seen

Even if you don’t like old movies you’ve probably heard of GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933. The Warner Bros. musical about sassy showgirls and their in-the-money beaus has become iconic, thanks in part to lampoons in Preston Sturges’ SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS (where … Continue reading

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TV is Dead, Long Live TV!

“That people will only watch television like this in the future is so obvious,” Jerry Seinfeld said this week at the Hulu upfront event for advertisers in New York City. Seinfeld was talking about streaming of course, and his message … Continue reading

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