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  1. 5 points
    Well, as far as I can tell, Bosley Crowther hated just about everything, at least anything even remotely noir. I imagine him as a crabby old goat who'd throw the teapot at his servants (of course a guy like that in the 40s would have had servants) if his morning boiled egg wasn't done just right.
  2. 4 points
    Once Bitten (1985)
  3. 4 points
    The Hill @thehill Rand Paul urges Fauci to provide "more optimism" on coronavirus http://hill.cm/1Pi87aG 1:22 PM · Jul 1, 2020·SocialFlow
  4. 4 points
    George Conway @gtconway3d I hereby volunteer to write a review of Mary Trump’s book. In fact I will pay to do it. 9:13 PM · Jul 1, 2020 from Ventnor City, NJ·Twitter for iPhone
  5. 4 points
    He wanted to be in Klute but Jane Fonda wanted Donald Sutherland but it was in 1971 After the stiff of Scarecrow in 1973 Hackman mainly concentrated on acting for money, turning down such films as One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and Network (1976) for roles in films like March or Die (1977) and Lucky Lady (1975) that offered him fatter paychecks.He was the first choice to play Dr. Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (1991) he was also offered a chance to direct it. One of the lead roles in Network (1976)the lead role of Roy Neary in Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)the leading role in Sorcerer (1977) that went to Roy Scheider,the role of Dr. Berger in Ordinary People (1980)) he said'I didn't turn it down, we couldn't make a deal.'Turned down the lead roles in Jaws (1975), and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).
  6. 3 points
    This is WRONG in so many ways. The flag on the tee shirt is nothing similar to the Nazi eagle. It is similar to the eagle on the President's flag and the eagles for the US Navy and Coast Guard. It is an eagle design which has been used as a patriotic AMERICAN eagle for generations. As a retired military officer I have seen lots of eagles in my service. This is what happens when you just "grab" whatever is posted on a multitude of websites and re-post them to TCM site.
  7. 3 points
    Olivia De Havilland and Errol Flynn on Warner Brother's back lot mid-late 1930s.
  8. 3 points
  9. 3 points
    Testing for the virus doubled a few weeks ago, that let to many more positive tests coming out. It's too bad so many have to resort to lying about it to make political points.
  10. 3 points
    Vamp (1986) billed as a frightening comedy
  11. 3 points
    From October 31, 2013: Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Isn't the WORLD tired of hearing President Obama say he knew nothing about anything-time to take responsibility for all of your mistakes! 7:17 AM · Oct 31, 2013·Twitter for Android
  12. 3 points
    Well, all I can say here regarding THIS is that it's certainly nice to know that Carl was STILL extremely lucid AND insightfully observant until the very end, isn't IT?! (...probably can't say THAT about most 98 year olds, now can ya!) LOL
  13. 3 points
    Asawin Suebsaeng @swin24 “the president in recent days has privately expressed—“rather loudly,” in the words of one of the sources—his desire for a leak investigation into how that story ended up in the Times, and his wish for the leaker or leakers to face a heavy prison sentence” 11:35 PM · Jul 1, 2020·Twitter for iPhone
  14. 3 points
    The Associated Press @AP New York appeals court clears the way for a publisher to distribute tell-all book by President Trump's niece over objections of the president's brother. Appeals court lifts restraint against Trump book publisher NEW YORK (AP) — A New York appeals court cleared the way Wednesday for a publisher to distribute a tell-all book by President Donald Trump’s niece over the objections of the president’s... apnews.com 9:21 PM · Jul 1, 2020·SocialFlow
  15. 3 points
    I've always thought if The Two Jakes had been edited better, it would have actually been a fairly good follow-up to Chinatown. (...but alas, it seems as if director Jack got a case of "Cimino-itis" after filming ended)
  16. 2 points
    The versatile television personality Hugh Downs has died at the age of 99. His family said that he died Wednesday surrounded by relatives at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona. For more than 60 years, he was a key contributor to the medium on shows that aired in the mornings and afternoons, and during prime-time and late-night hours. In 1985, the Guinness Book of World Records honored him as the record holder for the most hours on network commercial television (15,188 hours) He eventually was surpassed by Regis Philbin in 2004. In the early 1950s, Downs (pictured with the puppeteer Burr Tillstrom and friends) was the announcer for the Chicago-based children's program "Kukla, Fran and Ollie." Fran was Fran Allison, the TV/radio personality and singer who interacted onscreen with Kukla and Ollie. Three years after moving to New York in 1954, Downs (pictured with host Jack Paar and musical director José Melis) became the announcer for NBC's "The Tonight Show." Paar's stint as host lasted from 1957 to 1962. From 1958 to 1969, Downs hosted the NBC morning game show "Concentration," in which contestants competed for prizes by trying to solve rebus puzzles on a big board. Downs began pulling morning double duty in 1962, when he became the third host of NBC's "Today" (after Dave Garroway and John Chancellor). His co-hosts included the actress Maureen O'Sullivan and Jack Lescoulie, in addition to news anchor Frank Blair. An NBC reporter named Barbara Walters and the sports broadcaster Joe Garagiola eventually joined the morning program. Downs gave up his game-show responsibilities in 1969 -- two years before he left "Today." Downs and Walters were reunited at ABC News as hosts of the fledgling weekly newsmagazine "20/20." The program premiered on June 6, 1978 with former Esquire magazine editor Harold Hayes and the Australian art critic and writer Robert Hughes as co-hosts. When the show didn't get off to a promising start, Downs was brought in a week later as the solo host. Walters, who had moved to ABC two years earlier to co-anchor the network's evening news, came aboard in 1979. Downs, who served as co-host of 20/20 until 1999, coined the show's sign off: "We're in touch, so you be in touch." "Somebody Need Phil" Rosenthal @phil_rosenthal #RIP Hugh Downs. He did so much in his TV career, but I remember talking to him about his hitch as Jack Paar's announcer on NBC's "Tonight." Most performers are like Pagliacci, the opera clown who laughs on the outside while weeping inside, Downs said. "Jack would just cry." 2:11 PM · Jul 2, 2020·Twitter Web App Geraldo Rivera @GeraldoRivera #HughDowns dear friend & longtime colleague at #abc2020 has passed at age 99. A true gentleman adventurer, we raced my sailboat & soared in his glider. Along with his late wife Ruth, he bridged generations with his erudite, compassionate, smart broadcasts. A great American RIP 2:56 PM · Jul 2, 2020 from Shaker Heights, OH·Twitter for iPhone Ed O'Keefe @edokeefe He retired from “20/20” in 1999 and died at age 99 in the year 2020. Sweet symmetry. Rest easy, Hugh Downs. One of the best. 2:22 PM · Jul 2, 2020·Twitter for iPhone Stephen Haag (Philosopher Pirate) @stephenhaag RIP Hugh Downs. He always had his finger on the pulse of the nation. 2:09 PM · Jul 2, 2020·Twitter Web App
  17. 2 points
    Mike Jones @ByMikeJones In addition to playing the Black national anthem 'Lift Every Voice and Sing' before each Week 1 game, NFL is also planning on jersey or helmet logos with the names of the victims of systematic racism https://usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2020/07/02/nfl-play-black-national-anthem-lift-every-voice-sing-openers/5368762002/… via @usatoday 6:10 PM · Jul 2, 2020·Twitter for iPhone
  18. 2 points
    Friday July 3, 2020 John Ford westerns on TCM MY DARLING CLEMENTINE with Henry Fonda THE SEARCHERS with John Wayne STAGECOACH with Claire Trevor
  19. 2 points
    HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN TWILIGHT is not supposed to be a comedy but it's it's hilarious, though not in the way they meant
  20. 2 points
    Well, he would vote for a Republican. To paraphrase the great Jackie "Moms" Mabley, the only thing a Republican can do for me is show me which way the Democrats went. And you'll have to show me how to get on ignorance mode. I'm sure you know the way.
  21. 2 points
    The reason I knew Hugh was still among us was because of a series of TV commercials for a medical care facility located in Phoenix called "Hospice of the Valley" which he announced for many years here in Arizona. Here's one of them... (...he was probably in his late eighties when he did this one, and he still possessed that classic smooth announcer's voice)
  22. 2 points
    Costner didn't direct Waterworld - That was his old hack directing pal Kevin Reynolds, from way back. Now, as to The Postman (1997) , Costner's actor/director career infamously had no one else to blame... (Just recently, I dug up an old Siskel & Ebert clip from 1990, where the two had liked "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves", and Siskel was doing a special editorial that week on "Why is Costner taking such guff from the critics and audience right now for his Robin Hood performance?...Is Hollywood JEALOUS of his success?" Ohh, Gene...Posterity looks back at our national innocence back then, and shakes its head. 😑 )
  23. 2 points
    I remember several years ago (2013-ish), Regis Philbin was on the David Letterman show on CBS one night and mentioned having recently spoken to Hugh Downs; Letterman responded by saying incredulously, "Hugh Downs is still alive?!" He not only had a great career but also, somewhat unusually for a broadcaster of his stature, a long retirement out of the spotlight. He stayed active with the Hugh Downs School for Human Communication at Arizona State University and was a very engaging storyteller well into his 90s, as seen in this Q & A from November 2011: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8-asEZ_I4Y
  24. 2 points
    The Plum Line Opinion Biden just slammed Trump on a new and hidden vulnerability (Photos by Saul Loeb and Ronda Churchill/AFP via Getty Images) Opinion by Greg Sargent Columnist July 2, 2020 at 9:36 a.m. EDT Add to list The extraordinary news that the European Union has banned American travelers as a self-protective public health measure should draw scrutiny to another appalling dimension of President Trump’s spectacular mishandling of the pandemic, one that has eluded extensive discussion. In a new statement sent to this blog, Joe Biden is opening up a new front along these lines, arguing that the E.U. ban shows that Trump has transformed the U.S. “into a global health risk.” When the E.U. announced its ban on U.S. travel — based on our ballooning coronaviruscases, relative to much of the rest of the world — it placed us in a rarefied category of other countries that are also banned: Russia and Brazil. Which shows that Trump’s disastrous failures haven’t just helped cause tens of thousands of needless U.S. deaths. They aren’t only helping to cause new coronavirus spikes in many states that could prolong our economic calamity. They’ve also turned us into a kind of global pandemic pariah. And that will carry all sorts of other destructive consequences. In the new statement, which was sent to me in response to my inquiries about Biden’s views of the E.U. ban, Biden says: Biden notes that all this is the direct result of Trump’s serial failures to take the coronavirus seriously — which also includes Trump’s urging of a too-rapid reopening, leading to a resurgence — and adds: And Biden concludes: What’s notable is the casting of Trump’s role in bringing about the E.U. ban as another form of deep damage to our international relationships — damage, of course, that Trump himself did on many other fronts. The monumental botching of the coronavirus pandemic, then, is both extension and exacerbation of that Trumpian damage. The E.U. is reopening borders to 15 countries, but it excluded the United States, Russia and Brazil. The metric the E.U. used was the number of new cases in the past two weeks per 100,000 people. As the New York Times notes, “the average among the 27 European Union countries was 16 in mid-June; in the United States, it was 107.” The Times further reports on the consequences and deeper significance of this: Taken together, all this serves as an indictment not just of Trump’s presidency but also of his illiberal populist nationalist worldview (as well as our woefully underfunded and piecemeal public health system and welfare state). It shows us parting ways with Western countries — which appear to have managed the pandemic far more successfully — while lumping us in with Russia and Brazil, whose responses were hampered by their own leadership’s disdain for scientific advice and empirical evidence of the threat, much as ours was. The crowning irony to all this is that Trump has relentlessly sought to convert the pandemic into support for his worldview, his hostility to the ideal of open societies, by demagoguing it into nothing more than a suite of foreign threats. He has used it as a pretext to bar foreign workers from entry and has scapegoated international institutionsfor his own epic failures.
  25. 2 points
    Michael Cohen @speechboy71 Literally, everyone but the president is saying wear a mask 1:47 PM · Jul 2, 2020·Twitter for iPhone
  26. 2 points
    Clyde Haberman @ClydeHaberman Is he talking about jobs or the coronavirus? 1:18 PM · Jul 2, 2020·Twitter Web App
  27. 2 points
    I feel the same about Ms. Montgomery. And I've always felt that she was overlooked for "Case of Rape." She was so believable in that role. And as far as Bewitched, she was so marvelous. She deserved an award for each of these roles. Well, I'm going to go back to the list that Princess submitted recently. Is the answer that each actress was involved romantically with an Asian in a movie?
  28. 2 points
    Axios @axios Adm. Brett Giroir, the HHS official overseeing the nation's coronavirus testing efforts, told Congress that the U.S. is "not flattening the curve right now," and that the nationwide surge in new cases is not simply a result of more testing. Trump's coronavirus testing czar: "We are not flattening the curve right now" "We do believe this is a real increase in cases because of the percent positivities are going up." axios.com 12:47 PM · Jul 2, 2020·TweetDeck
  29. 2 points
    Anyone also mention SIDNEY POITIER and his three picture collaboration with BILL COSBY? UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT('74) LET'S DO IT AGAIN('75) A PIECE OF THE ACTION('77) Which Poitier also directed. Sepiatone
  30. 2 points
    I'm surprised I overlooked this team of Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, they made so many films together. Cushing usually the force of good and Lee the evil. My favorite is Horror Of Dracula (1958). Lee as the evil Dracula and Cushing the stake pounding Van Helsing.
  31. 2 points
  32. 2 points
    Tony Schwartz @tonyschwartz Imagine the stress Trump is experiencing. His world is falling apart. Limited as he already is, he's clearly deteriorating rapidly. The question is what happens when he just can't tolerate it anymore. He's very close. 6:00 PM · Jul 1, 2020·Twitter Web App
  33. 2 points
    RAIDERS OF THE SEVEN SEAS (1953)
  34. 2 points
    ABC News Politics @ABCPolitics BREAKING: Ghislaine Maxwell, the former companion of Jeffrey Epstein, arrested by FBI in New Hampshire. Maxwell, 58, has been accused by several women of enabling, facilitating or participating in their abuse. She has previously denied wrongdoing. Maxwell's arrest comes almost exactly one year after the arrest of Jeffrey Epstein. She was taken into custody in Bradford, New Hampshire, without incident and is expected to make a virtual courthouse appearance. Former Jeffrey Epstein companion Ghislaine Maxwell arrested Former Jeffrey Epstein companion Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested in New Hampshire. a abcnews.go.com 10:34 AM · Jul 2, 2020·TweetDeck
  35. 2 points
    Jim Acosta @Acosta Trump on resurgence of virus as cases are spiking in several states: “We are putting out that life because it’s a bad life that we’re talking about.” 9:46 AM · Jul 2, 2020·Twitter for iPhone
  36. 2 points
    Rand Paul sings to Dr. Fauci - Gray skies are gonna clear up Put on a happy face Brush off the clouds and cheer up Put on a happy face Take of the gloomy mask of tragedy It's not your style You'll look so good that you'll be glad You decided to smile Pick out a pleasant outlook Stick out that noble chin Wipe off that full-of-doubt look Slap on a happy grin And spread sunshine all over the place And put on a happy face
  37. 2 points
    Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954)
  38. 2 points
    Yashar Ali @yashar Ahh but what if that Taliban guy were paid to do it by a country the president wanted to invite to the G7? 8:05 AM · Jul 2, 2020·Twitter for iPhone
  39. 2 points
    Jeanne Crain was in "Leave Her To Heaven" with Darryl Hickman.
  40. 2 points
    It was occurring to me that the rescheduling of the Oscars telecast next year provides an ideal opportunity for TCM to honour Black History Month in a more substantial way on air in February. And they can still do the usual Oscar month in April or whenever that ends up happening.
  41. 2 points
    CNN @CNN The US House passed an extension of the $660 billion Paycheck Protection Program fewer than 24 hours after the program shut its doors, moving one step closer to reopening the cornerstone small business coronavirus relief effort House passes small business loan Paycheck Protection Program extension by unanimous consent The US House passed an extension of the $660 billion Paycheck Protection Program fewer than 24 hours after the program shut its doors, moving one step closer to reopening the cornerstone small... cnn.com 6:50 PM · Jul 1, 2020·SocialFlow
  42. 2 points
    Joe Biden @JoeBiden I’ll read my daily briefings. 7:15 PM · Jul 1, 2020·TweetDeck
  43. 2 points
    Kathleen Freeman as the maid is also hilarious in this one... I also love the very ending of this episode and where next door neighbor Millie asks Rob how he got rid of his permanent marker drawn on mustache, to which Rob takes a hanky and rubs off the makeup covering it. Millie: "Say, you know who you look like with a mustache, Rob? Rob: (with a jaunty swagger) "David Niven?" Millie: "No...Ben Turpin!"
  44. 2 points
    I wish they would have anted up the money to show ATLANTIC CITY (1944), a Republic musical that gives her a few moments to shine. Plus it also features Louis Armstrong.
  45. 2 points
    I always think of him as "the dying dreamer" (GWTW ... PETRIFIED FOREST)...
  46. 2 points
    "Someone wanted to know how many women I've slept with in Hollywood. Take the number of leading ladies I've had and multiply it by five...with every leading lady there's a mother, a sister, a cousin, a best friend and a neighbor that wants my um autograph." *** Next:
  47. 2 points
  48. 2 points
    Yes, "Coast-to-Coast Big Mouth" is probably my favorite episode of one of my favorite TV shows -- and Carl Reiner is a big reason for both. I've always admired anyone who can be funny -- like someone who can draw or write a beautiful tune, they have a talent that can enhance others' lives. And Carl certainly had a talent for "funny." Besides "The Dick Van Dyke Show," I love Carl's performances with Sid Caesar on his TV shows and as "Whittaker Walt" in THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING, THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING!" (a movie my wife and I watch yearly); his script for THE THRILL OF IT ALL (and his cameo appearance); and his movie THE COMIC (starring Van Dyke and Mickey Rooney as silent movie actors), among other things he did. Reiner's book "My Anecdotal Life" is like hearing sweetly humorous stories from an old friend. I'd highly recommend it. (I should re-read it myself!) And I admire Carl's active life, continuing to interact with the world through his tweets up until his very last day. Carl Reiner left the world a better place by being part of it for 98 years.
  49. 2 points
    I just love ALL OF ME. Truly hilarious film. Steve Martin was just brilliant in that. His channeling Lily Tomlin's character is too funny.
  50. 2 points
    Elvis and Sophia Loren, 1958. Seem to be hitting it off.
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