General Cool Things TCM is Showing Thread

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Re: General Cool Things TCM is Showing Thread

Postby lhb412 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:24 pm

Very sad news, but not exactly unforeseen, what with his increasingly smaller role onscreen these past few years.

I have so many great memories of him on TCM: like him quoting the original Variety review of Mothra (1960) or the marathon of Thin Man movies one New Years Eve, with Robert actually drinking along to the boozy films and delivering fantastic trivia even as alcohol began to impair is always impeccable poise. Robert Osborne will always represent my idea of sophistication, and he was a superfan who got to turn his fandom into a career! How cool is that?
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Re: General Cool Things TCM is Showing Thread

Postby Benjamin Haines » Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:02 pm

I love the guest appearance Robert Osborne did on Harvey Birdman, Attorney At Law where he presented an "award-winning short" from the classic Birdman series (with the characters redubbed). He does it totally straight-faced.

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Re: General Cool Things TCM is Showing Thread

Postby Gwangi » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:15 pm

Godzilla and King Kong tonight on TCM. The channel is even having a "Godzilla vs. Kong" Twitter contest for the King of the Monsters title!

https://www.facebook.com/tcmtv/videos/vb.57964955395/10154981154845396/?type=2&theater
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Re: General Cool Things TCM is Showing Thread

Postby lhb412 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:34 pm

^ That's awesome!

- and Invasion of the Body Snatchers right after!
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Re: General Cool Things TCM is Showing Thread

Postby lhb412 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:53 pm

Next month TCM is marathoning monster-on-the-loose films, mostly from the 1950s, every Thursday. Some kaiju included: Mothra (on the 4th), Rodan (on the 11th), and Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (18th).
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Re: General Cool Things TCM is Showing Thread

Postby lhb412 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:18 pm

This October on TCM:

- Dracula is 'Monster of the Month' every Sunday evening
- TCM fixtures like Silent Sunday Nights, TCM Imports, and TCM Underground are all skewing horror
- Miscellaneous horror films (themed by decade) every Tuesday night
- Horror all day on Halloween itself
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Re: General Cool Things TCM is Showing Thread

Postby The Shadow » Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:36 pm

Looks like TCM will be going "Monster of the Month" in October for the next couple three years. Frankenstein/Frankenstein's Monster was last year and now Dracula this year; any guesses as to which movie monster for next year? The Mummy is my top choice for October 2018, with the Invisible Man in second.
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Re: General Cool Things TCM is Showing Thread

Postby lhb412 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:16 am

^Not sure there's enough Invisible Man movies to make that happen?

The Mummy and The Wolf Man (or, rather, the concept of a werewolf) are good contenders. Maybe The Phantom of the Opera if they seek out some more obscure movies (like the various Chinese versions). Godzilla, too, is a good choice. They could always go for a broad category like 'aliens' or 'prehistoric beasts.'
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Re: General Cool Things TCM is Showing Thread

Postby jellydonut25 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:27 am

lhb412 wrote:^Not sure there's enough Invisible Man movies to make that happen?'

I guess that would depend on how liberal you'd be willing to be with "The Invisible Man"
The Amazing Transparent Man?
Memoirs of an Invisible Man?
Hollow Man?
Any of the various TV shows based on the story?
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Re: General Cool Things TCM is Showing Thread

Postby lhb412 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:52 am

^Are there any magic-induced invisibility movies we could add?
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Re: General Cool Things TCM is Showing Thread

Postby The Shadow » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:32 pm

I really wish the TCM Now Playing magazine was still going, it's so much easier to miss what's going to be running now; yesterday and today TCM dedicated their evening schedule to George Pal. It's not quite too late to catch the rest of the two night showing here's what's running for the rest of tonight (October 12)

On right now is The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm

12:30 AM Eastern - 7 Faces of Dr. Lao

2:30 AM Eastern - Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (if only WB execs let Pal make a proper Doc Savage movie, WB execs forced Pal to make the movie campy and the Superman movie a few years later nearly suffered the same fate if it wasn't for the Salkind's making a risky deal)

4:30 AM Eastern - The Puppetoon Movie
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