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As of September 28th, 2015 at 07:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, I do not give Dr. Henry Frankenstein or any entities associated with the Frankenstein family or its consignees permission to use my brain or body parts (internal or external) in … Continue reading

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It’s a Wonderful Podcast

This week marks the third anniversary of Cinematically Insane, and nobody is more surprised than I am – except maybe my accountant, who advised me to stop working for free years ago. Not all advice is meant to be heeded, of course, even if … Continue reading

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Screening Report: THE KILLERS (1946) at the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

There are many things I like to do outside; watching movies isn’t one of them. Especially in New York City. Especially in the summer. The popularity of outdoor screenings has always baffled me: humidity; bugs; no seats; imperfect projection; ambient … Continue reading

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The Netflix Classics Massacre of 2015

Updated 7/6/15 The comings and goings on Netflix Instant have become headline news for every site on the Internet, with monthly additions and subtractions reported with near-Kardashian fervor. But as Americans dim their digital devices and hit the beaches and barbecues this … Continue reading

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Shampoo = Sex in SMARTEST GIRL IN TOWN (1936)

I’m a Pre-Code film snob. Or at least I’ve become one in recent years. If a sound film was released before July of 1934 (when enforcement of the Motion Picture Production Code censorship guidelines began in earnest), it’s a good bet I’ll … Continue reading

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The Faces of TCM Remembers 2014

Break out the Kleenex, because the 2014 edition of TCM Remembers is here. In mid-December of every year, TCM honors the cinematic luminaries we’ve lost in the last twelve months with an emotional assemblage of film clips, artfully rendered still images, … 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 #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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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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