Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Fathom Events and TCM to award one lucky reader a pair of tickets to see TCM Big Screen Classics presentaton of Glory, which is playing in hundreds of select movie theaters nationwide on July 21 and July 24. To find a theater near you, check www.FathomEvents.com. For those wanting to learn more, the press release below: Denzel Washington won his first Oscar for director Edward Zwick's sweeping Civil War epic Glory, which film critic Leonard Maltin has called "one of the finest historical dramas ever made." This July, for the first time since its
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Denzel Washington won his first Oscar for director Edward Zwick's sweeping Civil War epic Glory, which film critic Leonard Maltin has called "one of the finest historical dramas ever made."
Highlights include tribute to 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing and network premiere of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.
Press release: This July, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) presents Out of This World: A Celebration of Sci-Fi Movies, an odyssey through science fiction movies from a galaxy far, far away to not-too-distant futures. Airing every Tuesday night in primetime, each evening will explore the many realms of science fiction in cinema including creature features, early sci-fi, TCM’s network premiere of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, and a special night of moon movies in honor of this month’s 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s monumental moon landing. TCM’s celebration of science fiction films will include: July
Programming tribute airing on June 9 to include Pillow Talk (1959) & Please Don't Eat The Daisies (1960).
Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of iconic actress, singer and animal activist Doris Day with a 24-hour, 13-film tribute on Sunday, June 9. Day, who passed away on May 13 at the age of 97, started her career as a singer. Her first hit was 1945’s “Sentimental Journey,” which was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998. In 2008, the Recording Academy honored her with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for her “outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording.” She went on to become one of the biggest film stars
Curated season to feature hand-picked films by DuVernay premieres May 4 and airs Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) today announced that Oscar-nominee Ava DuVernay will join The Essentials, TCM’s popular franchise showcasing “must see” classic films. Emmy®, BAFTA® and Peabody® winning DuVernay joins TCM primetime host Ben Mankiewicz for the new season where they will introduce a hand-picked film each Saturday and offer commentary on its cultural significance, its influence on other films, behind-the-scenes stories and their own personal reflections. The new season of The Essentials, which airs every Saturday night, premieres May 4 at 8 p.m. (ET). “What a thrill to be invited to select films for TCM’s The Essentials. And
Each year, I seem to enjoy the TCM Film Festival more and more.
The last day started with my first 9 am block viewing. While I was tempted to sleep in, I couldn’t pass up seeing Bill Hader introducing Mad Love (1935). Not only did Hader make it worthwhile but so did the film's crazy story about a surgeon (Peter Lorre) who is so obsessed with an actress (Frances Drake) that he replaces her pianist husband’s hands with those of a knife-throwing murderer. Lorre is at his creepy best here and totally enthralling. It is also visually impressive and said to have inspired Citizen Kane. Yours, Mine and Ours (1968) was the only
My schedule ended up changing from what I had originally planned.
Day Three started with what turned out to be my favorite film of the festival, Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949). This black comedy stars Dennis Price as a disowned heir determined to claim his rightful place and avenge his dead mother by killing the remaining eight members ahead of him, all played by Alec Guinness. The 70th anniversary world premiere restoration by the British Film Institute involved taking the original 35mm nitrate negative, scanning in 4K resolution, and then extensive manual corrections to remove debris, warping, tears and scratches frame by frame. The result is extremely impressive. It is understandable
What ended up being one of my favorites of the festival?
My first full day started with one of my all-time favorite actors Gary Cooper starring in Love in the Afternoon (1957): This romantic comedy offered the reteaming of Billy Wilder and Audrey Hepburn three years after the hit Sabrina. The romance between the womanizing American tycoon Cooper and the much younger Hepburn is rather ridiculous but yet I still found it heartwarming. Maurice Chevalier as Hepburn’s father steals the film and makes it truly worth watching. Kate Flannery, best known for her role in the television show The Office, was delightfully charming and funny during the introduction. While she may
The TCM Classic Film Festival is an event that I look forward to and always enjoy. My ninth year was no different.
The festival is held over four days and spread out between the TCL Chinese Theater, the Chinese Multiplex, the Egyptian Theater, and for the first time, the Hollywood Post 43 of the American Legion. There are typically five films playing in any given time slot along with various interviews and presentations taking place. This requires thoughtful scheduling and often leads to a difficult decision-making process. The lines for the films start at least an hour before the screening; depending on the popularity of a film, it starts even earlier. Planning is critical to make sure you get into the films
Month-long programming event will feature more than 15 acclaimed films about journalism airing every Thursday in March.
Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is examining the role journalism played in the world of cinema, with perspectives ranging from His Girl Friday and Network to The Year Of Living Dangerously, while highlighting the importance of the profession throughout the years. Joining TCM host Ben Mankiewicz to discuss the films are CNN’s Anderson Cooper and CNN's political analyst Carl Bernstein. Programming kicks off March 7 with All The President’s Men, Alan J. Pakula’s riveting film based on the book by Bernstein and fellow Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward, and continues every Thursday throughout the month in primetime. TCM’s salute
Funny Ladies premieres Oct. 4 and pays tribute to Mae West, Lucille Ball, Lilly Tomlin & more.
Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is paying tribute to cinema’s iconic comediennes with Funny Ladies, a special month of programming celebrating hilarious performances from Lucille Ball, Doris Day and Phyllis Diller to Goldie Hawn, Gilda Radner and Lilly Tomlin. Hosted by comedy legend Carol Burnett, a beloved favorite of television, stage and film and actress/filmmaker Illeana Douglas, programming begins Oct. 4 and continues every Thursday in primetime. TCM’s salute to Funny Ladies will be broken down by decades: Silents to the 1930s - showcasing comedy duo Thelma Todd and Patsy Kelly in Babes in the Goods (1934), Marion Davies
Programming Tribute Airing on December 26 to Include Smokey and the Bandit (1977) & The Longest Yard (1974)
Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of iconic actor, director and producer Burt Reynolds with a six-film tribute on Wednesday, December 26. Reynolds, who passed away on September 6 at the age of 82, was an Academy Award-nominated actor who was in more than 100 feature films ranging from comedies to thrillers and was also a staple on television shows like Evening Shade. The following is the complete schedule for TCM's tribute to Burt Reynolds: TCM Remembers Burt Reynolds - Wednesday, December 26 8:00 p.m. Smokey and the Bandit (1977) - A maverick trucker
Month-long programming event will feature 13 film journalists and 32 seminal films. Airs every Tuesday and Thursday in September.
Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) have partnered to bring viewers The Black Experience on Film, a comprehensive month-long programming initiative showcasing portrayals of African Americans throughout cinematic history. Hosted by 13 different members of AAFCA from print, online, and broadcast outlets throughout the country, programming begins Sept. 4 and continues every Tuesday and Thursday in primetime. The Black Experience on Film provides a wide-ranging retrospective from the 1920s through the 1990s including: Exploring Black Identity airing Sept. 4 - AAFCA co-founder and president Gil Robertson & cultural critic Ronda Racha Penrice
Network to also offer free interactive online course about the history of the musical genre.
Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will pay homage to the glittering world of Hollywood musicals with Mad About Musicals!, a special month of programming celebrating timeless movie musicals such as The Wizard of Oz, Singin’ in the Rain and Cabaret. TCM is once again partnering with Ball State University and Canvas to offer a free online multimedia course tied to this programming special about the history of the musical genre and its evolution with cultural and technological shifts. Enrollment is open until June 17 and fans can sign up for the course at musicals.tcm.com. Movie musicals have been a
Grease is still the word.
Every month, Fathom Events and TCM present a classic movie for the big screen. Nearly every month, my wife and I go. Normally, I grab my passes without even asking her. When Grease was announced, I asked her if she wanted to see it. I was reluctant about it. She was excited. Passes were secured. On the day of, neither of us were particularly thrilled. We kept coming up with excuses to not go. I first caught Grease sometime in the mid 1980s as a junior high kid. I was flipping through the channels on the little TV in my
Celebration to take place April 27 as part of the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival.
Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) today announced it will honor industry icon Cicely Tyson with a hand and footprint ceremony at the world-famous TCL Chinese Theater IMAX in Hollywood during the ninth annual TCM Classic Film Festival on Friday, April 27. Tyson, an Emmy- and Tony Award-winner and an Oscar- and Golden Globe-nominee, has worked in the entertainment industry for more than sixty years and has long been known for both her activism efforts and for the dynamic characters she has brought to life in film, television and theater. From her acclaimed performance in the groundbreaking film Sounder (1972)
Don't miss your chance to see this Alfred Hitchcock classic on the big screen.
I started collecting movies sometime in college. Initially, I swore to only purchase really interesting movies - stone-cold classics and interesting arthouse films - but soon enough I was buying all sorts of horrible things if they were cheap enough (somewhere I still have a copy of To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday, bought unseen from the used Blockbuster bin for less money than it would have cost to rent it). Whenever I had some extra money, I’d head to the mall to browse the aisles at the Suncoast Motion Picture Company. On one of those visits, I came across
Including Gillian Armstrong, Eva Marie Saint, Jacqueline Bisset, Melvin Van Peebles, and Michael York.
Press release: Turner Classic Movies is pleased to announce the following have been added to the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival. Multi-award-winning director Gillian Armstrong will join Robert Benton as a recipient of a special tribute at the Festival. Armstrong will be in attendance for a screening of her film MY BRILLIANT CAREER (1979). This year’s Festival also welcomes the recent Oscar-winning screenwriter and director James Ivory, who will be in attendance with his film MAURICE (1987). Stars Olivia Hussey, Leonard Whiting and Michael York will all be in attendance for the 50th anniversary screening of ROMEO AND JULIET (1968).
Award recognizing an individual who has significantly contributed to preserving the cultural heritage of classic films to be given annually in honor of TCM’s iconic host.
Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) today announced that filmmaker Martin Scorsese will be given the inaugural Robert Osborne Award in recognition of his work as a film preservationist and impassioned classic movie fan. The Robert Osborne Award will be given out annually at the TCM Classic Film Festival to a recipient whose work has helped keep the cultural heritage of classic films alive and thriving for generations to come. The award will be presented on April 26 during opening night of the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival. “I am truly honored to be the first recipient of the Robert
You've got one more chance to see this classic on the big screen.
Playwright Phillip Barry wrote a play called The Philadelphia Story specifically for Katharine Hepburn to star in. After it was a success, Hepburn bought the movie rights to the play and sold it to MGM for the relatively small sum of $250,000 in return for her being able to pick the producer, screenwriter, and costars. She chose Joseph Mankeiwicz to produce (and many decades later his great-nephew Ben Mankeiwicz would inform me of all this trivia in his introduction to this Fathom Events showing), George Cukor (with whom she had worked with in A Bill of Divorcement and Little Women
Go see it on the big screen while you can.
Based upon the book by B. Traven, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is generally considered one of the greatest movies ever made. Interestingly, Traven was such a recluse, he would only make notes on the script via letter. Eventually, he did send his representative, a man named Hal Croves, to the set as technical advisor. It was greatly suspected Croves was in fact Traven, but never proven. Mostly shot in Mexico over six months, it was one of the first American films to be shot on location, much to the chagrin of Jack Warner who was footing the bill.