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    TCM Canada Schedule

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    TCM Canada Schedule

    August 2014 TCM Substitutions for Canadians (To replace regular TCM schedule films not available to Canadian viewers) August 6 At 2:30 a.m. Canucks get to see "Hi, Nellie!" (1934) instead of "The Story of Louis Pasteur" (1936). At 3:49 a.m. there’s the short about Quebec’s Winter Carnival “Canadian Carnival” (1955). Then at 4:00 a.m. hosers get to see “The Human Factor” (1980) instead of “The Life of Emile Zola” (1937). August 8 At 3:45 a.m. hosers get to see "The Yellow Rolls-Royce" (1964) instead of "Diary of a Chambermaid" (1964). August 10 At 8:00 p.m. Canuckleheads get to see "In Name Only" (1939) instead of "To Be or Not to Be" (1942). Followed by “Stan Kenton and His Orchestra” (1947) at 9:35 p.m. and “Nursery Rhyme Mysteries” (1943) at 9:46 p.m. Then at 4:30 a.m. C's get "The Gay Bride" (1934) instead of "Golden Age of Comedy" (1957). At 5:51 a.m. C’s get to see the short “Opening Night” (1931). August 13 Hosers get to see "Once Upon A Honeymoon" (1942) instead of "Arsenic and Old Lace" (1944) at 2:45 p.m. Early at 4:00 a.m. C’s see “None but the Lonely Heart” (1944) instead of “Room For One More” (1952). Followed by “Cary Grant: A Tribute to the Will Rogers Memorial Hospital” (1940). August 15 9:30 a.m. brings “Take the High Ground!” (1953) instead of “Cold Sassy Tree” (1989). According to the schedule, C’s get to watch (again) “The Extraordinary Seaman” (1969) instead of “Oklahoma Crude” (1973). Have no idea why “OC” not available on TCM to Canadian viewers? May have something to do with the Anne Murray song “Send a Little Love My Way” used in the film: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Send_a_Little_Love_My_Way But I have no idea... Anyway, at 2:51 p.m. C’s get the short “MGM Is On The Move!” (1964). At 8:00 p.m., according to the schedule, C’s get to watch (third time) “The Extraordinary Seaman” (1969) instead of “The Three Musketeers” (1973). Followed by the shorts: “How to Behave” ((1936) at 9:21 p.m.; “How To Vote” (1936) at 9:31 p.m.; and “How to Start The Day” (1937) at 9:41 p.m. At 10:00 p.m., C's get to see "A Place For Lovers" (1969) instead of "Three Days of the Condor" (1975). Followed by the shorts: “Quebec In Summertime” (1949) at 11:29 p.m.; and “Grand Prix Challenge of the Champions” (1966) at 11:40 p.m. Then later at 12:00 a.m. C's get "The Champ" (1979) instead of "Chinatown" (1974). Followed by the short “Film Antics” (1954) at 2:04 a.m. August 16 At 8:00 p.m. C’s get to see “Crack-Up” (1946) instead of “Foreign Correspondent” (1940). Followed by the shorts: “La Fiesta De Santa Barbara” (1935) at 9:34 p.m.; and “The Last Installment” (1945) at 9:53 p.m. At 10:15 p.m. Canucks get "The Enchanted Cottage" (1945) instead of “Murder!” (1930). August 19 Canucks get to see “Sweet Bird of Youth” (1962) at 1:45 p.m. instead of “Harper” (1966). Followed by the short “Desi Arnaz and His Orchestra” (1946) at 3:46 p.m. August 20 Canadians get "Plymouth Adventure" (1952) instead of "The Mating Season" (1951) at 8:00 p.m. Followed by the short “Spreadin’ The Jam” (1945) at 9:47 p.m. August 21 At 11:30 p.m. hosers get "The Nuisance“ (1933) instead of “Dinner at Eight” (1933). Followed by the shorts: “Heroes At Leisure” (1939) at 12:54 a.m.; “Water Bugs” (1941) at 1:04 a.m.; and “Sure Cures” (1946) at 1:15 a.m. August 22 At 6:00 a.m. hosers get “One Sunday Afternoon” (1933) instead of that "Laughter in Paradise" (1951). Followed by the short “A Thrill For Thelma” (1935) at 7:10 a.m. At 7:30 a.m. C’s get "Task Force" (1949) instead of "The Lavender Hill Mob" (1951). At 9:30 a.m. C's see "The Wreck of the Mary Deare" (1959) instead of "The Secret People" (1952). Followed by the short “So You’re Going To Be A Father” (1947) at 11:16 a.m. Then later at 8:00 p.m. C's get to watch "The Valley of Decision" (1945) instead of "Roman Holiday" (1953). Followed by the short “A Neckin’ Party” (1937) at 9:59 p.m. August 29 At 8:00 p.m. Canucks get to see “From the Earth To the Moon” (1958) instead of “Portrait of Jennie" (1948). Then at 9:45 p.m. C's get "Jack of Diamonds" (1967) instead of "Duel In The Sun" (1947). Followed by the shorts: “MGM 40th Anniversary” (1964) at 11:34 p.m.; and “Action On The Beach” (1964) at 12:06 a.m. At 12:15 a.m. hosers get “White Comanche” (1968) instead of “The Third Man” (1949). Followed by the short “A Criminal Is Born” (1938) at 1:50 a.m. Then at 4:30 a.m. by "The Man With A Cloak" (1951) instead of "I'll Be Seeing You" (1944). Followed by the short “The Five Locust Sisters” (1928) at 5:51 a.m. August 30 At 9:30 a.m. C’s get to view “Student Tour” (1934) instead of “Follow the Fleet” (1936). Followed by the short “Masks and Memories” (1934) at 10:55 a.m. All of the above can change so best to check the schedule online at http://www.tcm.com/schedule/canada/
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    TCM Canada Schedule

    Yes, CineTFO airs great films. Basically, it's the French-language version of TVO's "Saturday Night at the Movies" for people in Ontario, Canada. CineTFO has a magazine, different themes - world cinema, great directors, etc., commentary either before or after the films, etc.... And films are aired commercial-free. Recently watched many films as part of a Rainer Werner Fassbinder theme - "Lili Marleen," "Effi Briest," "The Marriage of Maria Braun," and "Berlin Alexanderplatz," for examples (and all with the excellent Hanna Schygulla). Also the French classic "Le Rouge et le Noir" (1954): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Rouge_et_le_Noir_%281954_film%29 The film guide (magazine) is available here (covering June to September 2014 and in French): http://tfo.org/PDF/CineTFO/passeportCinema.pdf
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    Movie Mounties We Have Known And Loved

    RCMP page on subject here: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/hist/hnud-nhut/hollywood-eng.htm "Susannah of the Mounties" with Randolph Scott as the Mountie and also starring Shirley Temple: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susannah_of_the_Mounties_%28film%29 Posters and photos of various Hollywood Mounties here: http://www.b-westerns.com/mounties.htm To quote Don Miller (author of the B-Western history "Hollywood Corral": http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/545217.Don_Miller_s_Hollywood_Corral ): "Hollywood never did right by the mounties. The challenge was there, with unlimited opportunities for adventure with fresh, picturesque locales; a group of law enforcers with a noble, proud and inspiring tradition, not to mention their distinctive redcoats; and the potential of blending rugged, Western-type action with, to non-Canadians, a tinge of the exotic allure of a foreign country. With everything at their disposal, the movies generally blew it."
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    TCM Canada Schedule

    This is just a reply in general. RadioCanada is the French-language version of the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) up here in the Great White North. It broadcasts in all parts of Canada and is available in Ontario on CBLFT out of Toronto (cable channel 5 where I am) and on CBOFT out of Ottawa. "Grand Illusion" I watched a few months ago (March 15) on TFO: http://www1.tfo.org/cine/critiques/la-grande-illusion TFO is the French-language version of TVOntario, basically. It's available on cable channel 19 where I live (TCM is on channel 52). CineTFO airs classic films - Hollywood and foreign. Most films are with French subtitles or dubbed in French (French films are in the original). I have seen English-language films with French subtitles aired. In that case, you don't need your French language knowledge as you can listen to the characters speak English in the flick. Examples of stuff on TFO recently are "Battleship Potemkin" last Saturday night: http://www1.tfo.org/cine/critiques/le-cuirasse-potemkine And someone mentioned in another thread, "Berlin Alexanderplatz": http://www1.tfo.org/cine/horaire-tfo/berlin-alexanderplatz-episode-9 Episode 9 of that masterpiece is coming up this Saturday night. (Have no idea how TCM would handle all 14 parts of that series if it were to air it?) TFO schedule is here to view other films they are airing during July: http://www1.tfo.org/cine/horaire-tfo#calendrier Of course, if you don't understand French, you are SOL as far as TFO is concerned (except when they air an English-language film). But it's just one example of a TV channel in Canada that airs classic films. Personally, I'm happy with what TCM offers and understand that stuff happens and TCM has to make substitutions for films that some other entity has the rights to in Canada. But that's just me... And I'm no expert on the rights issue. I have no idea if having the rights for Canada for a French-language or foreign film with French subtitles preclude any other version of the film being aired in Canada? Are the rights permanent or just for a limited period of time for Canada?? I don't know. Anyway, I guess I'm trying to say that if a film on TCM isn't available in Canada, you might find it on another channel up here north of the 49th (parallel north). And if you really, really must see the film, you can probably buy it on DVD, Blu-ray, etc. from TCM: http://shop.tcm.com/ It's also much to-do to type up the changes, but what the hey, if I have time, I can do it, eh... "Now Playing" magazine will identify films not available in Canada, but doesn't provide the replacement film. You need to check the online schedule for Canada for that. Or check here, I guess...
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    TCM Canada Schedule

    July 2014 TCM Substitutions for Canadians (To replace regular TCM schedule films not available to Canadian viewers) July 1 - Happy Canada Day! No Changes. Just Canada Day, eh!! https://www.nfb.ca/playlists/canada-day/viewing/william_shatner_sings_o_canada As an aside, Canucks need to remember there are many TV stations and TV networks that air old movies in Canada. Sometimes TCM can’t get the rights for Canada because some entity here already has them. And don’t forget Quebec and French-speaking Canadians. French filmmakers are popular in Quebec and TV entities in Quebec may have rights for films by French directors, etc. TFO in Ontario airs many classic films – mostly foreign – with either French subtitles or dubbing (non-French film) or just the French original. For an example of what TFO has on offer in Ontario, view the film listings here: http://www1.tfo.org/cine/horaire-tfo Another example of a TV station that airs old Hollywood films is CHCH in Hamilton... Anyway, just FYI... Happy Canada Day! July 2 At 10:00 a.m. Canucks get to see "Steel Aaginst the Sky" (1941) instead of "The Flying Deuces" (1939). Then at 11:08 a.m. Canucks get a Tyrone Power Hist-o-Rama short from 1962. At 7:15 p.m. C's get two shorts: "Beyond the Line of Duty" (1942) and then "La Fiesta De Santa Barbara" (1935), instead of "MGM Parade Show #30" (1955). July 3 At 3:45 p.m. hosers get to see "Confessions of a Nazi Spy" (1939) instead of "Foreign Correspondent" (1940). Then C's get a bunch of shorts: "So You Want To Keep Your Hair" (1946), "So You Want To Build A House" (1948), followed by a William Powell Hist-o-Rama (1962). At 5:30 a.m. are two shorts: "The Prisoner of Swing" (1938), and "Gus Arnheim And His Ambassador Hotel Orchestra" (1928), instead of "MGM Parade Show #30" (1955). July 4 - Happy 4th of July! At 6:30 p.m. Canuckleheads get to see "I Married A Doctor" (1936) instead of "The Devil's Disciple" (1959). Then C's get the short: "Houston Post Contest Winners Arrive in Los Angeles" (1939). My Note: At 4:45 a.m. Canucks and Yanks get to see “Von Richthofen and Brown” (1970), a heavily fictionalized account of Canadian pilot Roy Brown. Read about Brown’s life and his famous air chase of The Red Baron here: http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/11/02/a-lifetime-after-shooting-down-the-red-baron-canadas-forgotten-first-world-war-ace-roy-brown-honoured-in-his-hometown/ July 6 Wee hours at 4:00 a.m. hosers get to see "Every Little Crook and Nanny" (1972) instead of "Diary of A Chambermaid" (1964). Canucks get a short at 5:33 a.m.: "A Criminal Is Born" (1938). July 10 At 6:00 a.m. Canadians get to see "Things To Come" (1936) followed by the short "M-G-M's Gangster Film Festival" (1982) instead of "MGM Parade Show #30" (1955) and "Unexpected Uncle" (1941). At 7:45 a.m. C's get "The Drum" (1938) followed by "Gus Arnheim And His Ambassador Hotel Orchestra" (1928), instead of "Screen Directors Playhouse: The Carroll Formula" (1956) and "The Big Fisherman" (1959). At 9:30 a.m., C's get to see "Santa Fe Trail" (1940) followed by "Around The World Under The Sea" (1966), instead of "Screen Directors Playhouse: The Day I Met Caruso" (1956) followed by "Lizzie" (1957). At 11:30 a.m. hosers get to see "Dangerously They Live" (1942) followed by "Desperate Journey" (1942) at 12:45 p.m., instead of "Screen Directors Playhouse: The Dream" (1956) and "Man To Man" (1931). At 2:34 p.m. C's get the short "Visiting Italy" (1951) followed by "Action In The North Atlantic" (1943), instead of "Screen Directors Playhouse: High Air" (1956) followed by "Teresa" (1951). 4:53 p.m. brings Canucks a "Marx Brothers" (1962) short followed by "God Is My Co-Pilot" (1945), instead of "Screen Directors Playhouse: Markheim" (1956) followed by "Fight For Your Lady" (1938). At 6:30 p.m. Canucks get "Barricade" (1950) followed by the short "How To Behave" (1936), instead of "Screen Directors Playhouse: No. 5 Checked Out" (1956). July 12 At 7:15 a.m. C’s get to see “My Favorite Wife” (1940) instead of “My Favorite Brunette” (1947). 1:30 p.m. brings hosers “Kim” (1951) instead of “The Cincinnati Kid” (1965). July 13 Canucks get to see “The Bishop Misbehaves” (1933) at 8:30 a.m. instead of “I’ll Be Seeing You” (1944). July 14 Only change is Canadians get the short "La Fiesta De Santa Barbara" (1935) instead of "MGM Parade Show #30" (1955) at 6:30 a.m. July 16 At 11:30 a.m. hosers get a few shorts: “MGM Is On The Move!” (1964) followed by “Respect The Law” (1941) instead of “Hollywood: The Dream Factory” (1972). At 5:30 a.m. a few shorts: “Women In Hiding” (1940) and "M-G-M's Gangster Film Festival" (1982), instead of "MGM Parade Show #30" (1955). July 17 At 7:30 p.m. hosers get a few shorts: “Buyer Beware” (1940) followed by “The Five Locust Sisters” (1928), instead of that "MGM Parade Show #30" (1955). July 18 At 2:00 a.m. Canucks get to see “Smilin’ Through” (1941) followed by the short “Alert Today – Alive Tomorrow” (1956), instead of “Grand Illusion” (1937). At 4:00 a.m. hosers get “The Roaring Twenties” (1939) followed by the short “Spade Cooley: King of Western Swing” (1945), instead of “King & Country” (1964). July 20 At 8:00 p.m. C’s get to view “The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg” (1927) followed at 9:47 p.m. by the short “The Dream” (1911), instead of “The Immigrant” (1917), “Coney Island” (1917), “Never Weaken” (1921), and “Two Tars” (1928). July 21 At 3:15 p.m. hosers see the short “They’re Always Caught” (1938) instead of "MGM Parade Show #30" (1955). At 5:00 p.m. Canuckleheads see “Forty Little Mothers” (1940) instead of “I Married A Witch” (1942). At 10:00 p.m. C’s get to watch “The Alphabet Murders” (1965) followed by the shorts: “Football Headliners” (1965) and “Flying Thru Europe With Will Rogers” (1934), instead of “Evil Under The Sun” (1982). Then at 5:30 a.m. C’s see “The Flag of Humanity” (1940” and “Music Made Simple” (1938), instead of "MGM Parade Show #30" (1955). July 25 At 8:00 p.m. C’s view “The White Cliffs of Dover” (1944) followed by a short “Penelope Featurette” (1966), instead of “Random Harvest” (1942). July 27 At 12:15 p.m. Canucks get to view “The People Against O’Hara” (1951) instead of “The Ladykillers” (1955). July 30 At 6:00 a.m. hosers get to watch “Miracle Money” (1938) followed by “Operation Teahouse” (1956), instead of "MGM Parade Show #30" (1955). July 31 At 4:15 a.m. Canucks get to view “Made in Paris” (1966) instead of “To Be Or Not To Be” (1942).
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    GEORGE BRENT ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Oh well, the auto-censor just ruined my entire post... Brent Butttttttt is his name... Bu + two t's. As in derriere... http://www.brentbutt.com/ So much for comedy...
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    GEORGE BRENT ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hibi, you know there is a popular comedian and actor in Canadaland named Brent Butt? Brent Butt does stand-up and had a very popular TV comedy series called "Corner Gas": http://cornergasthemovie.com/indexcg.php The TV series has been made into a movie that's supposed to come out this November: http://www.cornergasthemovie.com/ He starred in a "noirish" comedy film that opened earlier this year called "No Clue": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Clue Read more about Brent Butt here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brent_Butt Anyway, don't know if his parents were George Brent fans with a sense of humour when they named little Brent Butt...
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    TCM Canada Schedule

    Here are the substitutions for the rest of June 2014 (unless online schedules are in error) June 17 At 8:00 p.m. Canucks get to see "Now, Voyager" (1942) instead of "Randon Harvest" (1942). Followed at 9:59 p.m. by "Freddie Rich and His Orchestra in 'Mirrors'"(1934): http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/400337/Freddie-Rich-and-His-Orchestra-in-Mirrors-/ * June 18 Many Changes This Day (Unless the online schedules are mistaken?) At 6:15 a.m. Canucks have "Madame Du Barry" (1934): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madame_Du_Barry_%281934_film%29 followed by the short "Did'ja Know?" (1950) and then at 7:45 a.m. we get "First Lady" (1937) and then at 9:15 a.m. is "Blackwell's Island" (1939). At 10:30 a.m. is "Each Dawn I Die" (1939) followed by "Women in the Wind" (1939) at 12:15 p.m. At 1:30 p.m. there is "Lady With Red Hair" (1940) followed by "River's End" (1940) at 3:00 p.m. 4:15 p.m.brings "A Woman's Secret" (1949) and then at 5:45 p.m. there is "Death of a Scoundrel" (1956). 8:00 p.m. we have "We Were Dancing" (1942) followed by "Her Cardboard Lover" (1942) at 9:45 p.m. At 11:30 p.m. we get "Escape" (1940) followed by "Idiot's Delight" at 1:15 a.m. Then "Riptide" (1934) at 3:15 a.m. June 20 At 2:45 p.m. C's get "Sweet Bird of Youth" (1962) instead of "Harper" (1966). At 7:15 p.m. we get "Masks and Memories" (1934) instead of "MGM Parade Show #29" (1955). Followed at 7:48 by "The Soundman" (1950) instead of "Nostradamus Says So!" (1953). June 21 At 10:30 a.m. C's get "Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion" (1965) instead of "Topper" (1937). June 22 Starting at 2:00 a.m., C's get "The Man Who Laughs" (1966) instead of "Blue" (1993). Followed by "The Formula" (1980) at 3:45 a.m. instead of "White" (1994). Then at 5:45 a.m. we get "The Green Helmet" (1961) instead of "Red" (1994). June 23 At 9:45 a.m. C's get "The Devil's Saddle Legion" (1937) instead of "The Devil with Hitler" (1942). At 11:30 p.m. we get "Armored Car Robbery" (1950) instead of "Doll Face" (1945). June 24 At 9:45 p.m. Canuckleheads get to see "The Best House in London" (1969): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Best_House_In_London instead of "Another Man's Poison" (1951). June 27 At 9:00 a.m. C's get "Mannequin" (1938) instead of "Three Comrades" (1938). June 28 At 10:30 a.m. we get "Tom Thumb" (1958) instead of "Topper Takes a Trip" (1939). At 8:00 p.m. we have "Broadway Melody of 1936" (1936) instead of "To Be or Not To Be" (1942). At 12 midnight, we get "The Hollywood Revue" (1929) instead of "College Holiday" (1936). June 29 At 2:00 p.m. we get "Pride and Prejudice" (1940) instead of "The Third Man" (1949). At 10:00 p.m. we have "The Citadel" (1938) instead of "The Fallen Idol" (1948).
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    TCM Canada Schedule

    Just a quick reminder for Canucks - subscribers to "Now Playing" can see what films WON'T be aired in Canada: https://secure.palmcoastd.com/pcd/eServ?iServ=MDI2MzE1ODA5NA== As far as I know, the monthly magazine doesn't include the replacement film Canuckleheads get to enjoy viewing instead... You have to go to the TCM online Canadian schedule for that info.: http://www.tcm.com/schedule/canada/
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    TCM Canada Schedule

    Sorry about that Skimpy... I didn't know anybody cared... Been busy with other things but will get on it a.s.a.p. for what's left of June... Also get working on July, too, eh... Cheers...
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    "Noah" (2014)

    New film "Noah" opening at end of March... Apparently director Darren Aronofsky made Russell Crowe (Noah) build the ark for the film. The idea being to save some money on construction costs AND build up Crowe's muscles at the same time. Featurette (with look at Crowe's creation) about new film "Noah" here: http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-news/noah-featurette-build-ark-224236993.html Other films about or featuring Noah's Ark here: "Noah's Ark" (1928): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noah%27s_Ark_%281928_film%29 "The Bible: In the Beginning" (1966): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bible:_In_the_Beginning More films out this year (2014) are: "Exodus" (2014) with Christian Bale as Moses: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exodus_%282014_film%29 "Mary" (2014 or 2015): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0949757/
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    "Godzilla" (2014)

    Recently read an article about the new "Godzilla" flick: http://metronews.ca/scene/1028293/loyal-to-zip-up-godzilla-japanese-wary-of-remake/ A Japanese fan is quoted in the article above saying: "American Godzilla is just a giant iguana freaking out,” referring to the upcoming flick opening on May 16. The article also states that director Gareth Edwards "says he grew up watching Godzilla films." But this article from May 8 quotes Gareth: “But I only saw the original black-and-white version when I was in my 30s after the British Film Institute rereleased the film on DVD. I had actually been watching it a few days before I got the call from my agent. He asked if I was sitting down, so I did. They then asked ‘Legendary have called and asked if you’d be interested in Godzilla?’ After that, I made a point of tracking all 28 of the films down and completing my collection. I even bought the Hanna-Barbera Cartoon — that how keen I was to be a good student!” http://metronews.ca/scene/1027944/gareth-edwards-on-paying-homage-to-the-terrifying-spirit-of-1954s-gojira/ Edwards is 38 years old... Oh well... He may have tracked down everything there is to know about Godzilla but I wonder if he got this: (That's the late John Candy as "Grogan" - substitute Godzilla - and Dave Thomas as the interviewer. From an old "SCTV" episode. You may have to watch a brief commerical of some kind before getting to the actual skit.) Oh well...
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    TCM Canada Schedule

    May 2014 TCM Film Substitutions for Canucks Monday, May 5 "The Biggest Bundle of Them All" (1968): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Biggest_Bundle_of_Them_All at 4:15 a.m. instead of "The Shop on Main Street" (4:00 a.m.). Then the short "Third Dimensional Murder" (1941) at 6:04 a.m. Tuesday, May 6 Just a couple of shorts changed (or as Homer Simpson would say: "Shorts changed. Ha ha..."): At 7:30 p.m. Canucks see "A Night in a Dormitory" (1930) and then at 7:53 p.m. there's "Operation Raintree" (1957). TCM has the Ginger Rogers short spelled "Dormatory." Instead of "The Man Around the House" (1955) and "MGM Parade Show #1" (1955). Friday, May 9 Bright and early Saturday at 5:35 a.m. Canucks get "Believe It Or Not #3" (1931) instead of "MGM Parade Show #1" (1955). Tuesday, May 13 Again bright and early, at 5:30 a.m. (early Wednesday) Canucks get "Buyer Beware" (1940) and "The Five Locust Sisters" (1928) instead of "MGM Parade Show #1" (1955). Thursday, May 15 At 10:00 a.m., Canucks get the shorts "The Luckiest Guy in the World" (1946) and then "Gus Arnheim and His Ambassador Hotel Orchestra" (1928) instead of "MGM Parade Show #4" (1955). Friday, May 16 Canucks get "The Man from Down Under" (1943) at 8:00 p.m. instead of "My Brilliant Career" (1979). Then at 9:44 p.m., Canucks get the short "On the Trail of the Iguana" (1964) about the making of "The Night of the Iguana." Sunday, May 18 At 10:00 a.m. Canucks get "Pride and Prejudice" (1940) instead of "Brigadoon" (1954). Tuesday, May 20 Actually, early Wednesday, at 5:30 a.m. Canucks get the shorts "A Criminal is Born" (1938) and "The Hard Guy" (1930) instead of "MGM Parade Show #1" (1955). Thursday, May 22 At 4:00 p.m. Canucks get "Mr. Lucky" (1943): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Lucky_%28film%29 then the short "Cary Grant: A Tribute to the Will Rogers Memorial Hospital" (1940) instead of "History is Made at Night" (1938). Friday, May 23 At 5:15 p.m. Canucks see "Confession" (1937): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confession_%281937_film%29 instead of "Raw Deal" (1948). Sunday, May 25 Early Monday, at 2:00 a.m., Canucks see "The Fallen Sparrow" (1943): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fallen_Sparrow and then the short "Carnival in Paris" (1937) instead of "Carnival in Flanders" (1935). Tuesday, May 27 At 7:30 p.m., Canucks get the shorts "Easy Life" (1944) and "A Cinderella Named Elizabeth" (1965) instead of "MGM Parade Show #1" (1955). Friday, May 30 At 6:00 a.m. Canucks see the shorts "No Contest!" (1934) and "Impressions of the Merriest Musical of 1938" (1938) instead of "MGM Parade Show #1" (1955).
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    "Breaker Morant" --Don't miss it tonight.

    Howdy Skimpy, Yes, no "Breaker Morant" last Friday night. At 8:00 p.m., Canuckleheads saw "The Man from Down Under" (1943): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_from_Down_Under And then at 9:44 p.m. was the short "Grand Prix Challenge of the Champions" (1966) about the making of the film "Grand Prix" (1966). I'll have to get cracking and get all the May replacements posted for fellow Canucks... As for "Breaker Morant," excellent film that I have seen a few times before. The fame Edward Woodward received for his role in that film helped him get the TV series "The Equalizer" later in the 1980s: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Equalizer (Apparently a film starring Denzel Washington is coming out in September 2014: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Equalizer_%28film%29 ) Also seen "Gallipoli" and "Tim" and "Mad Max" many times. "Tim" one of Mel Gibson's first films. You can see the progression in Gibson's career from these early films made in 1979 and 1981. Gibson did "Mad Max" (being paid $15,000 for his role), then "Tim" - both in 1979 - and then in 1981 "Gallipoli" ($35,000 Australian for his role). Gibson's first big paycheck wasn't until 1985's "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome" ($1,000,000 salary and most ever for an Australian actor to that date). Gibson won the Australian Film Institute Award for best actor for both "Tim" and "Gallipoli." Anyway, lots of good films last Friday night...
  16. RMeingast

    Actor Bob Hoskins has died

    11 life lessons Rosa Hoskins learned from her late father: http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/bob-hoskins-dead-daughter-pays-3479104
  17. RMeingast

    Actor Bob Hoskins has died

    BFI (British Film Institute) on Facebook put together some visuals on Bob Hoskins ("A Career in Pictures"): http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/features/bob-hoskins-career-pictures
  18. RMeingast

    Actor Bob Hoskins has died

    Also reminded of Hoskins in Jonathan Miller's BBC TV production of "Othello" from 1981 with Hoskins as Iago (saw it when broadcast on TVOntario waaaaay back in the day in '81):
  19. RMeingast

    Actor Bob Hoskins has died

    Yes, very sad news... Always liked Bob Hoskins... First saw him in Dennis Potter's excellent BBC TV series "Pennies from Heaven" waaaaaaaay back in 1978 (when it was broadcast on TVOntario): (Cheryl Campbell in the clip with Hoskins linked to above...) Also excellent in "The Long Good Friday" (1980) and many other films... R.I.P. Mr. Hoskins...
  20. "New York Times Magazine" article by "Ethicist" Chuck Klosterman answering reader question about boycotting the films of Woody Allen due to the allegations against him by some of his family: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/16/magazine/on-boycotting-woody-allens-films.html?smid=fb-nytimes&WT.z_sma=MG_OBW_20140321&bicmp=AD&bicmlukp=WT.mc_id&bicmst=1388552400000&bicmet=1420088400000&_r=0 Klosterman's answer could apply to other artists...
  21. RMeingast

    "Turn" (2014)

    New TV series on AMC titled "Turn": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turn_%28TV_series%29 Amusing bit of info. for Americans is that the dastardly character John Graves Simcoe: http://www.amctv.com/shows/turn/cast/john-graves-simcoe is actually regarded as a hero in Canada: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Graves_Simcoe Toronto has an annual holiday in August named after him, Simcoe Day: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/simcoe-day-canada-s-roots-in-slavery-and-the-historic-abolition-1.1303678 Anyway, I haven't watched the new TV series but read about it in an Ontario paper called Metro News in which an article describes the Simcoe character as "slithery Redcoat Capt. Simcoe, who viewers will love hating from his boots to his powdery wig": http://metronews.ca/scene/992384/new-amc-drama-turn-a-revolutionary-war-spy-ring/ Funny, eh? To Americans, a villain, but to Canadians, a hero... And the reasons why he is well-regarded in Canada are covered in the Wiki and CBC articles above that portray the real Simcoe as anything but "slithery" or villainous. See the statue of Simcoe in Queen's Park in Toronto here: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Graves_Simcoe_statue_at_Queens_Park.jpg And unveiling of the statue in Toronto in 1903: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Unveiling_of_General_John_Graves_Simcoe_monument.jpg
  22. Going to post articles in this thread written by historian Alex von Tunzelmann for "The Guardian" newspaper. Her articles review films from an historian's perspective. The series is called "Reel History." Her latest is titled "Can historically inaccurate movies still win Oscars?": http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/jan/30/can-historically-inaccurate-movies-win-oscars And the article above does include her ratings of some of this year's Oscar nominees... FYI for those interested... Especially "history assassins"... Edited by: RMeingast on Feb 2, 2014 3:01 PM
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    "Reel History" - Alex von Tunzelmann

    A couple of recent reviews: "Unholy Mess" on "Noah" (2014): http://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2014/apr/10/reel-history-noah-drowning-unbiblical-detail And "Apollo 13" (1995): http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/apr/17/apollo-13-tom-hanks-space-ron-howard
  24. RMeingast

    "Noah" (2014)

    I'm not interested in seeing the flick... Just FYI with information... Alex von Tunzelmann review ("Reel History") on the "unholy mess" here: http://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2014/apr/10/reel-history-noah-drowning-unbiblical-detail
  25. RMeingast

    TCM Canada Schedule

    Here's the rest of April 2014 for Canadians. April 8 - 1:45 a.m. TCM viewers in Canada get "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" (1962) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Horsemen_of_the_Apocalypse_%28film%29 instead of "A Woman Under the Influence" Also Canadians get a short at 4:22 a.m. "Glass Bottom Boat At Nasa" (1966) April 9 - 12 midnight TCM Canucks get "Big City" (1948): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_City_%281948_film%29 instead of "Went the Day Well?" (1942) And at 5:30 a.m. TCM Canucks get the short "Ups and Downs" (1937) instead of "MGM Parade Show #27" (1955) April 11 - 12 midnight TCM Canucks get "Juarez" (1939) instead of "Nights of Cabiria" (1957) April 13 - At 6:00 a.m. TCM Canucks get the short "Heavenly Music" (1943) instead of "MGM Parade Show #27" (1955) April 15 - 12 midnight TCM Canucks get "Get Yourself A College Girl" (1964): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Get_Yourself_a_College_Girl instead of "Go, Johnny, Go!" (1959) April 16 - At 7:30 p.m. TCM Canucks get the short "Know Your Money" (1940) instead of that "MGM Parade Show #27" (1955) And at 1:45 a.m. TCM Canucks get "The Last of Mrs. Cheyney" (1937): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_of_Mrs._Cheyney_%281937_film%29 instead of "Merrily We Live" (1938) April 17 - At 8:30 a.m. TCM Canucks get "The Prizefighter And The Lady" (1933): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prizefighter_and_the_Lady instead of "Dinner At Eight" (1933) April 19 - 5:15 a.m. TCM Canuckleheads get the short "I'm Much Obliged" (1936) instead of "MGM Parade Show #27" (1955) April 20 - At 10:30 a.m. TCM Canucks see "The Prodigal" (1955): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prodigal instead of "The Big Fisherman" (1959) Then from 12:23 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Canucks get a bunch of shorts "Double Talk"(1937) "Nut Guilty" (1936) "Bring On The Girls" (1937) "All American Drawback" (1935) "Free And Easy" (1931) April 22 - At 8:00 p.m. TCM Canuck Wayne fans see "Back To Bataan" (1945) instead of "Stagecoach" (1939) Then at 4:45 a.m. TCM Canucks see "Without Reservations" (1946): instead of "The Long Voyage Home" (1940) April 29 - 5:00 a.m. TCM Canucks see the short "The Prisoner of Swing" (1938) instead of that old favourite "MGM Parade Show #27" (1955) April 30 - Another change at 5:30 a.m. with TCM Canucks seeing the shorts "Wash Your Step" (1936) and Constance Bennett doing her "Daily Beauty Rituals" (1937) instead of "MGM Parade Show #27" (1955)

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