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#352 Post by Ribs » Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:16 pm

In what may be a super obvious statement, if it's done right and priced well I don't see any downside to this - presently the WatchTCM interface leaves a ton to be desired as it still doesn't support HD and often looks pretty crummy as such. If a paid alternative subscription which features more diverse support across devices is in the offing, I'd be first to sign up.

(And also maybe it'd be nice for them to keep things on their website more than seven days, but I'm sure there's a contractual reason for this and I'm not expecting it to change)

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#353 Post by albucat » Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:44 pm

I don't think I'd be quite as irritable about their lack of HD if it hadn't had the "HD movies are coming!" message since the day it launched.

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#354 Post by Trees » Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:44 pm

Turner Classic Film Festival schedule has been announced.

http://filmfestival.tcm.com/programs/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I really want to see the "The Passion of Joan of Arc" with live orchestra.

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#356 Post by Feego » Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:38 pm

On July 24 and July 31, TCM will be showing several films that will be in Kino's upcoming Pioneers of African-American Cinema set.

They're also exploring America in the 70s every Thursday in July. While most of the movies in this line-up are pretty standard, frequently played titles, there are a few of interest, particularly The Stepford Wives (long OOP) and Looking for Mr. Goodbar on July 14, and Jerry Schatzberg's Scarecrow on July 28.

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#357 Post by Fred Holywell » Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:28 pm

Sternberg's first sound film is on Fri, Aug 5, 12:00 AM ET.

THUNDERBOLT (1929)

A death-row convict plots to kill the man who stole his girl.

Dir: Josef von Sternberg
Cast: George Bancroft, Fay Wray, Richard Arlen

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#358 Post by jsteffe » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:16 pm

Fred Holywell wrote:Sternberg's first sound film is on Fri, Aug 5, 12:00 AM ET.

THUNDERBOLT (1929)

A death-row convict plots to kill the man who stole his girl.

Dir: Josef von Sternberg
Cast: George Bancroft, Fay Wray, Richard Arlen

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I checked the online schedule, and it doesn't list that film for August 5: http://www.tcm.com/watchtcm/schedule/east/2016-8-5/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I do hope they end up showing it, though!

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#359 Post by Ribs » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:22 pm

As it's a midnight showtime it's listed on the previous night's page. It's kind of backwards but it makes sense in its own way.

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#360 Post by Werewolf by Night » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:56 pm

Is it any good?

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#361 Post by fdm » Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:18 am

The Wedding March is on a few hours earlier...

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#362 Post by D50 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:44 am

jsteffe wrote:
Fred Holywell wrote:Sternberg's first sound film is on Fri, Aug 5, 12:00 AM ET.

THUNDERBOLT (1929)

A death-row convict plots to kill the man who stole his girl.

Dir: Josef von Sternberg
Cast: George Bancroft, Fay Wray, Richard Arlen

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I checked the online schedule, and it doesn't list that film for August 5: http://www.tcm.com/watchtcm/schedule/east/2016-8-5/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I do hope they end up showing it, though!
It's playing Thursday, Aug 4 at 9pm Pacific / 12am Eastern.

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#363 Post by Fred Holywell » Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:54 pm

Werewolf by Night wrote:Is it any good?
FWIW, Jonathan Rosenbaum wrote in Chicago Reader:
Except for The Saga of Anatahan, this 1929 release is probably the most underrated of Josef von Sternberg’s sound pictures, and it’s underrated for the same reason: Sternberg is known almost exclusively as a visual stylist, but the most exciting thing here is the highly creative sound track. It’s Sternberg’s first talkie–a near remake of Underworld, a spiritual romance about a doomed gangster, with the same lead (George Bancroft) and Fay Wray–and although this is a minority opinion, I find it better than the original in many ways. With Richard Arlen and Tully Marshall.

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#364 Post by Fred Holywell » Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:50 pm

12/8 Thursday, 8:00 PM & 12:15 AM (Friday) ET

THE GLASS MENAGERIE (1966)
A young sailor remembers the events that drove him to leave his domineering mother.

Dir: Michael Elliot. Cast: Shirley Booth, Barbara Loden, Hal Holbrook. C-104 mins.

A Lost “Glass Menagerie,” Rediscovered - The New Yorker

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#365 Post by JamesF » Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:08 pm

Fred Holywell wrote:12/8 Thursday, 8:00 PM & 12:15 AM (Friday) ET

THE GLASS MENAGERIE (1966)
A young sailor remembers the events that drove him to leave his domineering mother.

Dir: Michael Elliot. Cast: Shirley Booth, Barbara Loden, Hal Holbrook. C-104 mins.

A Lost “Glass Menagerie,” Rediscovered - The New Yorker
I've never heard of this and was further tickled to read that none other than Pat Hingle plays the gentleman caller! Dearly hope I get to see this one day and compare it to other adaptations and stagings I've seen previously.

Sticking with TCM, apparently they've been showing Warner's in-progress restoration of Alfred Sole's Alice Sweet Alice since the start of this year, which I'd love to see too despite it being cut. Stupid Atlantic Ocean in the way.

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#366 Post by Fred Holywell » Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:54 am

1/14 Saturday, 10:00 PM ET

PRIVATE PROPERTY (1960)
Two young criminals set out to seduce an unhappy married woman.

Dir: Leslie Stevens. Cast: Corey Allen, Warren Oates, Kate Manx. BW-80 mins.

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#367 Post by Feego » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:04 pm

TCM is reviving their old "Darkness After Dawn" film noir showcase on Sunday mornings, now called "Noir Alley." A different film noir every Sunday morning at 10:00 am eastern, hosted by Eddie Muller. They have posted the entire schedule through next January!

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#368 Post by domino harvey » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:17 pm

Church counter-programming?

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#369 Post by Ribs » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:36 pm

That is a remarkably conservative list - I was going to make a joke about how one of them isn't really a noir or something but pretty much all of them are clearly within the delineation. I guess they figured if something *wasn't* really a noir they'd get angry letters from rabid noir fans.

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#370 Post by Werewolf by Night » Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:22 pm

TCM is looking for people to become part of its "Inner Circle" (some sort of consumer feedback panel). Take the survey to see if you're their type: http://myt.cm/InnerCircleFB" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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#371 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:25 pm

Those questions are rather invasive, I think I will have to live apart from this inner circle

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#373 Post by movielocke » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:37 pm

Damn. already missed opportunity to record Manxman. (I have it on one of those Hitchcock PD collections but the disc is kaput so I've never seen it).

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#374 Post by hearthesilence » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:43 pm

Wait, are you sure you missed it? The schedule looks a little funky, but I think those early morning times listed under Wednesday may be for Thursday - notice how they list the evening times first. I don't look at TV listings with nearly the same frequency that I used to, but at least for daily newspapers, I recall TV listings usually listing shows in chronological order while disregarding the change of day at midnight - with that in mind, I'm wondering if we're seeing the same thing here, albeit in a sloppy manner.

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#375 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:47 pm

You're correct, the Manxman airs laaaaaate tonite

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