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  1. One thing unusual I noticed about the schedule is they appeared to have abandoned some of the regular programming the last week in January. There's no Noire Alley or the regular Saturday morning programming on Jan 26-27, maybe due to the SAG Life Achievement Awards theme they have, and/or maybe they just want to give Eddie an extra week on top of February (in which he's normally preempted for 31 days of Oscar). In any case, I hope he's back in March - I've come to anticipate Noire Alley each week. Chuck
  2. By any chance, does anybody have Karl Malden's autobiography? I just got finished watching the delightful and under-rated Disney film Pollyanna, which I taped from the latest TCM "Treasures from the Disney's Vaults" programming that was on a few weeks ago. I was interested enough to read the article associated with this movie in the TCM.com library, but was somewhat amused when I read this segment... I was amused because having just watched the film, I can tell you there is no Reverend Snow character in this movie. Karl Malden plays Reverend Paul Ford, while Agnes Moorehead play
  3. First off, my apologies if my post was taken the wrong way. That was not my intent to try and shame anybody, especially you ( I may not post often, but I read the forums often and always respect your opinion, even if I don't always agree with it). So again, I apologize if my post came across condescending. The main point I was trying to make was that by TCM's own account, February is already their most watched month, by far, for the entire year. I agree with the assessment that most of the daytime movies during February are ones that are shown repeatedly through the year, but I don't s
  4. I keep reading how daytime programming for TCM "needs" to change, and I certainly understand your thoughts and opinion, but I just don't see it happening. Why does TCM need to change anything - they've repeatedly told us that February is far and above their most popular viewing month (and I assume this equates to more income for TCM)? Telling TCM they need to change their February programming is analogous to telling Macy's they need to stop promoting Christmas because it makes the stores so crowded... I'm happy with the programming as they have it. Is it really that big of a deal to mov
  5. Your point is well taken and maybe I shouldn't put as much stock in these ratings as I do (I tend to use them to determine what movies I want to watch or tape when I'm not familiar with the titles). I was still a bit curious about the Marion Davies films, and how they get such high ratings. I took a look at the distribution for the Davies' films I listed above within IMDB, and they all had these in common (with the one exception 'The Brides Play', which had less than 100 votes). All the Davies films seem to have around 1000 votes, maybe a little more or little less, but all pretty close
  6. I noticed this in August when Marion Davies was one of the actresses featured for a day on TCM Summer Under the Stars. I use the IMDB ratings a lot to determine which movies to watch/tape when there's something I'm not familiar with. Normally, the ratings are pretty indicative of what I will think of the movie, but sometimes they are way off. Don't get me wrong, I like Marion Davies and I like many of her movies. But if you went by the IMDB ratings, you'd think she was the greatest actress in the history of film. Almost all of her movies seem to an artificially high rating. For example, t
  7. Wow, it's December 6th and the "March" schedule still isn't up yet! :-) In all seriousness, I've got to think the lack of the February schedule is likely due to negotiations for some movie rights to films not owned by TCM. I've seen a lot of complaints that February is just a rehash of movies already played, and although that might be partly true, historically, they've made an effort to get some more recently released oscar-nominated films. In past years, I can remember watching "Dreamgirls", "Chicago", "Broadcast News", "Running on Empty", "Goodfellas", "Diner", "Apollo 13", "Chariots
  8. I'm not sure either how they came up with their rankings. It's definitely not by the rating they calculate for each movie based on their user's individual ratings (on a scale from 1-10). I looked at 1920, and although Cabinet of Dr. Caligari appears to have the highest IMDB rating (8.1) for 1920 movies, the Mark of Zorro has a higher rating (7.3) than either Golem (7.2) or Dr Jekyll (7.0) despite being 4th on this list. And Way Down East didn't even make the 1920 top 5 despite a higher rating (7.9) than any of them except Dr. Caligari.
  9. I have to agree. There's no way they are going to do away with Oscar month, they've said repeatedly in discussion groups I attended that it's their highest rated month of the year. But it has to be a scheduling challenge for them. Not only is it Oscar month, but they always have a sub theme through the month as well. Last year, I thought the sub-theme was pretty lame - they just did the entire month of movies in alphabetical order. But even then, I think they made sure each letter of the alphabet was represented and then you have to make sure you're top rated movies are going to fall
  10. It started working again shortly after posting this, so whatever the issue was, it looks like its working, at least for me, now.
  11. Anybody else having issues using TCM On Demand today? I was watching something this morning, and it worked fine, but now I get message I'm not authorized to view a thing. I've tried several movies, including the one I was watching earlier, as well as the live feed, and I get the error every time from multiple devices. It says I'm logged in with my ATT U-verse credentials, and I tried logging out and logging back, but still no luck.
  12. I'm really confused on the status of the TCM Now Playing Guide. I realize TCM has discontinued the print version as of this month, but I thought they would still be producing an electronic version. I've signed up, at least 5 times, to receive this and have yet to see a September electronic version of Now playing. If you click on "Magazine" at the top of their web page, a page still comes up that says "we want to ensure you that the new FREE email version with all of your favorite Now Playing features plus so much more". But I've yet to see anything in my email (and I've checked my jun
  13. I'm confused. The first installment of To Tell the Truth series aired tonight, and the title clearly said "Episode 2:Working for Change". The schedule shows that Episode 1 was supposed to air tonight and Episode 2 next week. But the movies featured tonight seem to match the supporting movies that are being played the rest of the evening. Did TCM air the wrong episode, is the schedule wrong, or did they skip Episode 1 for some reason?
  14. I know TCM uses some imaginative ways to tie the movies together in February Oscar month -- there's always a sub theme -- such as Oscar movies by year, or by studio, or last year's clever Kevin Bacon game inspired theme. But the 2017 February schedule makes little sense to me where they are just showing all the movies in alphabetical order. Unlike previous years, there won't be any real theme or common bond that ties one movie to the next. I can't imagine anybody tuning in on February 2 because they want to watch the Oscar movies that start with 'B'. I guess this brings a new definition to a B
  15. I'll take you're word on what it's been in the past but I would be surprised to see it posted Oct 1. Per previous discussions It's always been posted 2+ months in advance on the website, normally in week 2 or 3 (but sometimes earlier) in the third month preceding the new schedule. It always first appears on the website during a weekday, and never on a weekend that I can remember. So unless they post December by Friday on the webiste, my guess is that the IOS apps will belayed as well and will not appear on Oct 1 (which is a weekend). But who knows, hopefully you are correct. Sp
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