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On 1/1/2020 at 4:16 PM, mr6666 said:

Wow.....seems ALL these disappeared !?...........  :o  :(

Jan 1 - Beyond the Time Barrier (1960) (6:30 am ET 75 min)
* Jan 2 - Sorrowful Jones (1949) (11:15 pm ET 88m)
* Jan 3 - Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) (12:00 am ET 98 min)
* Jan 3 - Chopping Mall (1986) (2:00 am ET 77 min)

For future reference (because it will otherwise be promptly forgotten here),

Every.  Single.  One. Played.

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As much as I would like some merch, I’m not sure my friends would understand what I was trying to say.  😉

It’s surprising that these issues have persisted this long - haven’t there been online schedules for going on say 20+ years?

Maybe when everyone gets back from holiday vacations…

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Mon., 1-6,   for                                     Mary Astor......

8:00 P M & 1:00 AM (ET)
B/W - 62 m
 
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Synopsis:  Astor was fighting a child custody battle against her vindictive ex-husband, who sought revenge by taking away her young daughter, Marylyn. Although nude selfies have recently been used by an ex-husband to bring down his politician wife, and are occasionally used today to blackmail celebrities, Astor's 1930s version was a stolen, secret diary, full of explicit details of her love affairs that her husband leaked to the press. It threatened to cost Astor the custody of her child and destroy her career
 

DirAlexa Foreman

"....... Foreman, a veteran TCM researcher, was inspired to make Scandal: The Trial of Mary Astor after learning more about Astor's life when she was named as a TCM Star of the Month in 2014 at the suggestion of the late TCM host and film historian Robert Osborne.

...... with narration by actress Lee Grant, was a two-year labor of love, encompassing several interviews, including film critics Molly Haskell and Leonard Maltin; David Wyler, son of Dodsworth director William Wyler; and Astor's 84-year-old daughter Marylyn Thorpe Roh, who was four years old at the time of the trial. ..."

see:  http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/2201666/Scandal-The-Trial-of-Mary-Astor/articles.html

 
 
 
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HERE WE GO AGAIN.............. :blink:

"8:00 PM
 
comedy
 
12:02 AM
 
short
Swing Banditry (1936) "
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NOT showing on TCM online schedules........
but shows on my DTV lineup.......
 
Wed., 1-8 for                                          Roaring 20's...........
 
@8:15PM (ET) ?
 
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre  (1967  )

"....gangster film based on the 1929 Chicago mass murder of seven members of the Northside Gang (led by George "Bugs" Moran) on orders from Al Capone.

It was directed by Roger Corman and written by Howard Browne. Corman called it "the most accurate, authentic gangster film ever".[4]

The film stars Jason Robards as Al Capone, George Segal as Peter Gusenberg, David Canary as Frank Gusenberg and Ralph Meeker as George "Bugs" Moran. ......

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_St._Valentine's_Day_Massacre_(film)

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Thanks mr6666 for posting the info on The St. Valentine's Day Massacre.  Minor correction, the start time is actually 10:15 pm ET.

There's also another missing premiere coming up on Thursday the 9th.  Here's the list of premieres for the next few days:

* Jan 8 - The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967) (10:15 pm ET 100 min.) (* not listed)
Jan 9 - I Am Somebody (1970) (short) (10:00 pm ET 45 min. window) (visible on the schedule)
* Jan 9 - Before Stonewall (1984) (doc.) (1:00 am ET 105 min.) (* not listed)

After that, the next missing premiere is on the 15th.

The good news is that there is a relatively long list of premieres in the January schedule.  The bad news is that many of them are currently not showing up in the tcm.com listings.

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Fri., 1-10 for                                       Underground..........

(times ET)

2:00 AM

Multiple Maniacs ( 1970)

 

Three determined women, Divine, Cookie and Mink Stole, set out to solve the Sharon Tate murders.

Dir John Waters Cast Divine , David Lochary , Mary Vivian Pearce .

BW- 97 mins, CC,

Lou Cedrone wrote: "Multiple Maniacs is very smelly, save for a moment here and there when the Waters humor is apparent. And humor he has. It's just a shame he has chosen to ignore that for the brutality which is not, as he and his audiences may think, a gas."[9] In 1981, Geoffrey Himes, also of The Baltimore Sun referred to the film as "thoroughly disgusting" yet "also quite funny at times."[10]

The film holds a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is Waters' highest-rated film.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiple_Maniacs#Critical_response

3:45 AM

Female Trouble ( 1975)

 

A fictitious biography of Dawn Davenport, a headline-seeking criminal.

Dir John Waters Cast Divine , David Lochary , Mary Vivian Pearce .

BW- 98 mins, CC,

 

see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_Trouble

 

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17 hours ago, mr6666 said:

Fri., 1-10 for                                       Underground..........

(times ET)

2:00 AM

Multiple Maniacs ( 1970)

 

Three determined women, Divine, Cookie and Mink Stole, set out to solve the Sharon Tate murders.

Dir John Waters Cast Divine , David Lochary , Mary Vivian Pearce .

BW- 97 mins, CC,

Lou Cedrone wrote: "Multiple Maniacs is very smelly, save for a moment here and there when the Waters humor is apparent. And humor he has. It's just a shame he has chosen to ignore that for the brutality which is not, as he and his audiences may think, a gas."[9] In 1981, Geoffrey Himes, also of The Baltimore Sun referred to the film as "thoroughly disgusting" yet "also quite funny at times."[10]

The film holds a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is Waters' highest-rated film.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiple_Maniacs#Critical_response

3:45 AM

Female Trouble ( 1975)

 

A fictitious biography of Dawn Davenport, a headline-seeking criminal.

Dir John Waters Cast Divine , David Lochary , Mary Vivian Pearce .

BW- 98 mins, CC,

 

see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_Trouble

 

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OMG!!!! FEMALE TROUBLE is going to be on?????? Can't wait! A great Saturday night ahead. I haven't seen Multiple Maniacs since the 70s at some midnight movie I attended.

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Sun., 1-12 for                                                  TCM Imports......

4:00 AM (ET)
B/W - 103 m

TV-PG
 
drama
Bridge, The (1959)

Synopsis: A group of German boys is ordered to protect a small bridge in their home village during the waning months of WWII.
DirBernhard Wicki    CastVolker Bohnet , Fritz Wepper , Michael Hinz .

 

"....... it won several international prizes and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The film would go on to redefine the anti-war movie and influence members of the New German Cinema, ......

The Bridge was the first film to depict a lost generation of grown-ups who failed their country and left hapless teenagers behind to save it. ...... (author) Dorfmeister, "I hope that the book and the film can help many people to realize that there's no dumber way to handle conflict than by shooting and killing and taking each other's lives."

see:  http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/69685/Bridge-The/articles.html

 
 
 

LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:    
 

😧 Bernhard Wicki. Folker Bohnet, Fritz Wepper, Michael Hinz, Frank Glaubrecht.

Unrelenting account of teen-age boys drafted into the German army in 1945, as last resort effort to stem Allied invasion.

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W ed., 1-15 for                                      The Roaring 20's...........

10:15 PM (ET)
B/W - 229 m

 
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Synopsis:  Once Upon a Time in America takes place in New York City, following a group of Jewish gangsters over the course of five decades: from their childhood, through their exploits during Prohibition and ending with their reunion later in life. They are bound by not only the criminal activities in which they orchestrate and take part in together, but by fierce loyalty and friendship to one another - a bond that is later tested ........
 

DirSergio Leone

 Cast:  Robert De Niro (Noodles), James Woods (Max), Elizabeth McGovern (Deborah), Treat Williams (Jimmy O'Donnell), Tuesday Weld (Carol), Burt Young (Joe), Joe Pesci (Frankie), Danny Aiello (Police Chief Aiello) and William Forsythe   Rusty Jacobs , Mike Gendel , Alexander Godfrey .

"..... The film received glowing reviews from critics and was well-received by audiences at the festival, who gave the film an enthusiastic 15-minute standing ovation.

Unfortunately, American audiences did not see this original version of Leone's film, but instead a drastically edited 139-minute cut carried out by The Ladd Company (the American distributors for the film), which not only removed 90 minutes, but also inexplicably and recklessly took artistic license by rearranging scenes into chronological order--all without Leone's consent and input. The result was devastating, leading to a disastrous box office turnout, with critics panning what amounted to a hollow shell of Leone's masterwork and what would be the director's last film. As Roger Ebert quipped, after seeing both the Cannes release (known as the "European Cut") and the hacked-up American version, "This was a murdered movie..."

see:  http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/420378/Once-Upon-A-Time-In-America/articles.html

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Fri., 1-17 for                                                  Bottoms Up!..........

(times ET)

8:00 PM
B/W - 83 m

TV-G
 
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Synopsis:  concerns the consequences of wartime rationing on the Scottish island of Todday, whose inhabitants, having run out of whisky, jump at the opportunity to salvage some when a freighter carrying 50,000 cases washes up on shore.
 

DirAlexander Mackendrick CastJoan Greenwood ,

"..... was, by all counts, a tremendous success becoming a box-office hit that was also well-received by critics. This positive reception was quite the surprise to the higher ups at Ealing, ....

see:  http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/93314/Whisky-Galore-/articles.html

 
 
 

LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:    
 

😧 Alexander Mackendrick. Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, James Robertson Justice, Jean Cadell, Gordon Jackson, Wylie Watson, John Gregson. Narrated by Finlay Currie.

Hilarious, fast-paced comedy about WW2 ship sinking while loaded with whiskey and the antics of local Scottish islanders thirsting for its cargo. A solid hit. Scripted by Compton Mackenzie, the author of the novel, who has a small role as Captain Buncher.

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                                                                                                          Underground........

2:00 AM
B/W - 113 m

TV-PG
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Synopsis:  chronicles over 40 years in Hoover's life from his appointment as director to his death in 1972. High points include his war against gangsters during the Great Depression, his pursuit of communists (the Red Scare) and government homosexuals (the Lavender Scare), uncovering mafia connections and striking fear in the hearts of presidents and other people in positions of power. The film also sheds light on Hoover's fixation with his mother, his obsessive devotion to his work, his potential homosexuality ........
 

DirLarry Cohen

CastBroderick Crawford , Jose Ferrer ,  Robert F. Kennedy (Michael Parks), John F. Kennedy (William Jordan), Martin Luther King Jr. (Raymond St. Jacques), President Franklin D. Roosevelt (Howard Da Silva), President Lyndon B. Johnson (Andrew Duggan), Walter Winchell (Lloyd Gough), Senator Joseph McCarthy (George Wallace), Hoover's rival Melvin Purvis (Michael Sacks) and Hoover's mom (June Havoc)

see:  http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/87202/Private-Files-Of-J-Edgar-Hoover-The/articles.html

 
 
 
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okay, don't see on online schedule.........  :unsure:

"...... Duff (Ivan Dixon) is an Alabama railroad worker who falls in love with a schoolteacher, Josie (Abbey Lincoln). The couple encounter racism and their relationship is tested by Duff's family dysfunction: he has an absent dad and neglects his own son from a previous relationship. This moving film has the boldness and simplicity of a real master. .......

The performances are so fresh and natural – yet so subtle and delicately judged. The direction is superb in its control and the cinematography creates a gripping docu-realist vision. Why has this passionate and involving love story been relatively overlooked? ........

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/sep/26/nothing-but-a-man-review

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W ed., 1-22 for                                                TCM SPOTLIGHT: THE ROARING '20s .........

10:00 PM (ET)
B/W - 93 m
 
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Bugsy Malone (1976)

Synopsis:  classic gangster story of Bugsy Malone told with an all-child cast.
 

DirAlan Parker CastScott Baio , Jodie Foster , Florrie Dugger .

"..... it did well in Parker's native U.K. and in Japan and received a number of favorable reviews from major critics. Williams' score was nominated for an Academy Award and Golden Globe, with another Golden Globe nomination for the title tune, and the soundtrack, production design/art direction and screenplay won BAFTAs. .......

see: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/69862/Bugsy-Malone/articles.html

& https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugsy_Malone

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Fri., 1-24 for                                                Mitchum in the 70's.............

(times ET)

10:00 PM
B/W - 95 m

 
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Synopsis:  Marlowe has been hired by a huge and surly ex-convict, Moose Malloy, to find his old girlfriend Velma, whom he has not seen in seven years. At the same time, Marlowe is investigating the murder of a client named Marriott, who was a victim of blackmail
 

DirDick Richards CastRobert Mitchum , Charlotte Rampling , John Ireland .

 

"...... Roger Ebert gave it four stars saying "Farewell, My Lovely never steps wrong." Most of the praise went to Mitchum and Miles. A New York Times review noted "Silvia Miles plays a role that seems an overdone clich until you realize that she is doing it with such subtlety that her lost beauty keeps flickering back"; "Robert Mitchum always takes getting to know in a role... But he settles into his part, his performance drops away and he moves through the picture with force, humor and unexpected humility." .....

http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/74572/Farewell-My-Lovely/articles.html

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2:00 AM                                                                         TCM Underground.....
B/W - 82 m
 
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Scary Movie (1991)

Synopsis:  we find our protagonist, the gangly, buttoned-up Warren (no last name given, simply "Warren" and played by John Hawkes) waiting with ever-growing terror to enter the house of horrors. The townspeople wear fake masks, outrageous costumes and garish makeup. Warren trembles in khaki pants and a collared shirt buttoned to the neck. As people laugh and joke, he sweats and shakes. This is his personal hell.
 

DirDaniel Erickson CastJohn Hawkes ,

".... This is an ode to Halloween in a small country town, a Ray Bradbury-esque setting of wind blowing through the leaves and the moon shining on pitch-black nights. Anyone who remembers the horror of the annual haunted house will recall the anticipation of waiting in line, the anxiety of wondering what lies inside. The cinematography lends a helping hand, too, painting blacks in a frightening opaqueness of onyx and indigo and bringing out the bright orange of pumpkins off the vine.

http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/521355/Scary-Movie/articles.html

 
 
 
 
 
3:30 AM
B/W - 101 m
 
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Synopsis:  During disc jockey Vantia Block's radio show, two hoodlums begin calling and harrassing her. Things take an abrupt turn when the boys drive into a location where there are confronted by Leatherface and sawed into bits as the horrified Vantia listens on the phone. The sheriff convinces Vantia to play a recording of the phone call on the air, in the hopes that the killer will come to the station so that he can be caught.
 

DirTobe Hooper CastDennis Hopper , Caroline Williams , Bill Johnson .

"....... holds a 48% approval rating on film review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 31 reviews with an average rating of 4.87/10. Its consensus reads, "Without the tense atmosphere of its predecessor, the stakes feel lower, but The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 still shocks with a gonzo blend of over-the-top humor and gore." .......

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Texas_Chainsaw_Massacre_2#Reception

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Sat., 1-25 for                                  Noir Alley..........

12:00 AM
B/W - 92 m

TV-PG
 
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Synopsis:
DirCyril Endfield CastFrank Lovejoy , Kathleen Ryan , Richard Carlson .

Film critic Dennis Schwartz liked the film and discussed the political and social aspects of the film. He wrote, "Endfield's social consciousness film hits hard at uncontrolled violence in small-town America in much the same way as did Fritz Lang's Fury (also based on the same factual episode). Soon after making this film, the director was blacklisted because of his leftist positions on social and political issues. It's a superb characterization of America's thirst for crime and violence; one of the most powerful statements ever from a Hollywood film about the class divide in America and the yellow rag press that incites the public with poisonous newspaper coverage to sell papers. It calls attention to something about the 'cowboy attitude' in Americans that they don't like to acknowledge about themselves, but Europeans are quite aware of ..........."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sound_of_Fury_(film)

-(beware Spoilers)  <_<

 
 
 

LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:    
 

😧 Cyril Endfield. Frank Lovejoy, Kathleen Ryan, Richard Carlson, Lloyd Bridges, Katherine Locke, Adele Jergens, Renzo Cesara.

Husband and father Lovejoy can't find a job, so he reluctantly helps slick Bridges in a series of robberies . . . but he isn't prepared for kidnapping and murder. Very impressive independent film noir indicts yellow journalism and lynch-mob violence, but doesn't let the criminals off the hook. Based on a true story that took place in California during the 1930s. Deserves to be better known. Originally shown as THE SOUND OF FURY.

 
 
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late Sun., 1-26 for                                              TCM Imports..........

(Times ET)

2:00 AM
B/W - 118 m

TV-MA


 
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Synopsis:  takes place in 1957 Vienna where a concentration camp survivor (Charlotte Rampling) is accidentally reunited with the SS officer (Dirk Bogarde) who was her torturer, protector and partner in a sadomasochistic relationship. He is now working the night shift in a fancy hotel and a reluctant member of a group of ex-SS seeking to hide their pasts by destroying documents and killing any possible witnesses to their war crimes. The two rekindle their twisted relationship in the porter's apartment until the Nazi cabal forces them into the open
 

DirLiliana Cavani CastDirk Bogarde , Charlotte Rampling , Philippe Leroy-Beaulieu .

"..... "The Night Porter is a provocative and problematic film."

This mid-'70s picture fits pretty neatly into the pejorative category of what many have called "Nazi chic" or what critic Pauline Kael dubbed "Come-Dressed-as-the-Sick-Soul-of-Europe parties." Indeed, as Insdorf points out, "it can be seen as an exercise in perversion and exploitation of the Holocaust for the sake of sensationalism." Reviewers at the time of the film's release were not so restrained, calling it "as nasty as it is lubricious...despicable" (Roger Ebert); "a piece of junk...romantic pornography" (Vincent Canby); and from Kael herself, "humanly and aesthetically offensive," granting it a dubious feminist distinction in proving that "women can make junk just like men." ...........

see:  http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/84946/Night-Porter-The/articles.html

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4:00 AM
B/W - 143 m

TV-MA
 
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Come and See (1985)

Synopsis:  Aleksey Kravchenko plays a Belarussian teenager who longs to join the partisans fighting the Nazi invasion of the USSR in 1943. When he digs up a buried rifle, word spreads and the partisans recruit him, ....... is separated from his unit and returns home, he finds his family slaughtered. He continues to witness Nazi atrocities as he serves, ........
 

DirElem Klimov CastAleksei Kravchenko , Liubomiras Laucevicius , Olga Mironova .

 

"...... J. Hoberman of The Village Voice called it "a robust art film with aspirations to the visionary....For the most part, [Klimov] prefers to show the Gorgon as reflected in Perseus's shield. There are few images more indelible than the sight of young [Aleksey] Kravchenko's fear-petrified expression." One unsolicited rave came from a German veteran who saw the film and deemed it a highly accurate representation of what his unit had done in the USSR during World War II. The film won the FIPRESCI Prize and the Golden Prize at the Moscow International Film Festival. ......

the film's reputation has grown over the years. In 2010, Roger Ebert listed it among the great movies, calling it "one of the most devastating films ever made about anything." Writing in The Guardian, Tim Lott said the picture "makes Apocalypse Now look lightweight." ........

see: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/71267/Come-and-See/articles.html

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Mon., 1-27 for                                    TCM SPECIAL THEME:  HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE ........

8:00 PM (ET)
B/W - 276 m

TV-14
 
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Synopsis:  the Shoah films are not about survival, but about death and horror on a cosmic scale, a scale we do not see but are forced to imagine, by way of the aging, weary, tremulous witnesses.
 

CastRuth Elias , Paula Biren , Claude Lanzmann .

"....... Four Sisters is a quartet of such interviews, ...... the stories are similar, as you'd imagine: invasion, harassment, transport, camp life, the cunning fight for survival as you watch family and friends vanish on the trains or up in smoke, the emotional toll on staying alive as so many die. ........

This is a film project that's bigger than cinema, more vital than culture, burning with its own moral, existential necessity. .......

See:  http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/2194715/Shoah-Four-Sisters/articles.html

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Here are the TCM premieres for February (and the '31 Days of Oscar'), as determined by MovieCollectorOH’s report published on January 3.

Note that there is an ongoing issue with films not showing up in the schedules (gaps), but these premieres are still likely to be shown.  'Missing' films are marked with *, and approximate show times are included for future reference.

Feb 8 - Bull Durham (1988) (12:00 am ET 108 min)
Feb 13 - When Worlds Collide (1951) (8:00 pm ET 82 min)
Feb 14 - The Firm (1993) (8:00 pm ET 155 min)
* Feb 18 - Sons and Lovers (1960) (9:45 pm ET 103 min)
Feb 21 - The Hours (2002) (10:30 pm ET 114 min)
* Feb 27 - Broken Lance (1954) (8:00 pm ET 96 min)
Mar 2 - The Card (1952) (6:00 am ET 91 min)

 

Thanks as always to MCOH!

 

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NOT @online schedule............. :(

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Tonight: a post-apocalyptic double premiere beginning with DEATHSPORT (1978) at 2:00 am east / 11:00 pm west
 
followed by CHERRY 2000 (1987) at 3:30 am east / 12:30 pm west!

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Sat., 2-8                                31 DAYS OF OSCAR:   360 DEGREES OF OSCAR............               

2:00 AM (ET)
B/W - 108 m
 
 
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Bull Durham (1988)

Synopsis:  Crash Davis (Kevin Costner) is an aging ball player who has been bouncing around the minors for a dozen years and is sent down to a single-A team in Durham, NC, to mentor a hotshot but wildly erratic young pitcher (Tim Robbins, in a breakthrough performance). Complications arise in the form of Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon), a passionate devotee in the "Church of Baseball" ...
DirRon Shelton CastKevin Costner , Susan Sarandon , Tim Robbins .

"......very favorably reviewed, with New Yorker critic Pauline Kael saying it had "the kind of dizzying off-center literacy that Preston Sturges' pictures had. It's a satirical celebration of our native jauntiness and wit."......

see:  http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/69864/Bull-Durham/articles.html

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On 1/29/2020 at 2:18 PM, cmovieviewer said:

* Feb 18 - Sons and Lovers (1960) (9:45 pm ET 103 min)

I am surprised this is a premiere. I know I have seen it on TV, I was pretty sure it was on TCM.

Anyway, it was an interesting film, Trevor Howard was Oscar nominated as Best Actor, though he lost to Burt Lancaster for Elmer Gantry.

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Thurs., 2-13 for                                       31 DAYS OF OSCAR........

8:00 PM (ET)
 
B/W - 82 m

Synopsis:  Scientists race against time to build a super rocket ship that can save a select group before the earth collides with another planet. Naturally, no one wants to be left behind for the final Armageddon.
 

DirRudolph Maté CastRichard Derr , Barbara Rush , Peter Hanson .

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_Worlds_Collide_(1951_film)

 
 
 

LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:    
 

😧 Rudolph Mate. Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Peter Hanson, Larry Keating, John Hoyt.

Scientist tries to convince a doubting world that Earth is in path of rogue planet. Convince yourself this could happen and you'll have fun. Special effects (including submersion of Manhattan) won Oscar for this George Pal production. Based on the novel by Edwin Balmer and Philip Wylie.

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Fri., 2-14

8:00 PM (ET)
B/W - 155 m

TV-14


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Firm, The (1993)

Synopsis:  follows hotshot young law student Mitch McDeere (Cruise) as he is wooed by every major law firm in America during his final year in Harvard Law School. Along with his schoolteacher wife Abby (Jeanne Tripplehorn), they turn down the big coastal firms to take a job in Memphis with Bendini, Lambert & Locke, led with regal authority by Oliver Lambert (Hal Holbrook). They offer him the highest salary and a familial atmosphere that appeals to Mitch, who grew up in a broken home and had to scrap his way to the top. But the firm has its secrets,.........
 

DirSydney Pollack CastTom Cruise , Jeanne Tripplehorn , Gene Hackman .

 

".....While Cruise makes a sympathetic babyface hero, it's the conflicted Avery Tolar who is the heart of the film. A corrupted man exhausted by the toll of his crimes, Gene Hackman turns him into tragic collateral damage to the firm's moral-warping crimes. ............

The massive success of The Firm made Grisham adaptations a Hollywood addiction throughout the 1990s -............ There were seven total films made in the decade,.......

see: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/74979/Firm-The/articles.html

 
 
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Fri., 2-21

10:30 PM (ET)
B/W - 114 m

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Hours, The (2002)

Synopsis:  tells the story of three generations of women impacted by Virginia Woolf's 1925 novel Mrs. Dalloway...
 

DirStephen Daldry CastNicole Kidman , Julianne Moore , Meryl Streep .

 

"In addition to David Hare's Academy Award-nominated screenplay, The Hours features an incredibly impressive cast, including strong performances by three of Hollywood's top actresses: Nicole Kidman (Virginia Woolf), Julianne Moore (Laura Brown) and Meryl Streep (Clarissa Vaughan), as well as supporting performances ..........

The popularity and critical praise for the novel The Hours and its film adaptation was completely unexpected by both Michael Cunningham and his publisher. When asked if he knew he had written a bestseller and that it would be adapted to a feature-length film, Cunningham said, "Neither I nor anyone involved with the book--my publisher, my agent--thought anything about this: this is my arty little novel, it will sell a few thousand copies and then march with whatever dignity it can muster to the remainders tables. And, really, everything that's happened has been a surprise."

see:  http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/439834/Hours-The/articles.html

 
 
 
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