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Galifianakis accidentally drugs the entire crew and leaves everyone without a memory of the night before. But it still seems to please some people and you may be one of those. You will love watching these movies over and over again.
The beauty of a satellite TV movie package is it gives subscribers the ability to go far beyond the ordinary in their viewing. Foreign films will get their due along with hard-hitting dramas and romances. There is something for everyone with a satellite movie package. Here are the 5 most distinctive films playing on satellite networks.

Heath was inspired by Miller and his Army Air Force Band and spoke with Miller at length about forming his own band when Miller toured England with the USAF Orchestra. Heath admired the immaculate precision of the Miller ensemble and felt confident that he could emulate Miller’s success with his own orchestra.

The Godfather. When thinking if a thriller, you think of intrigue, revenge, back-room plotting and shocking endings. With these criteria, there are few films more thrilling than The Godfather. The cast alone is worthy of an actor’s Hall of Fame: Brando, Pacino, Duvall — no first names necessary. Throw in Diane Keaton and James Caan (plus De Niro for part II) and it’s not even fair. If you haven’t seen this film recently, check your satellite TV program guide today for the next showing.

As part of the tour, actors and actresses from classic films will appear in five cities with TCM host Robert Osborne to discuss the film at the screening.

Maureen O’Hara is probably the only actress to come from Ireland and become a big success in the U.S. This is saying a lot, because there have been many successful Irish actors in recent years, like Colin Farrell, who have made it big in Hollywood. But since she sizzled on the silver screen in the 40’s and 50’s, no big Irish actress has stormed the U.S. since her.

Not familiar with the trombonist and band leader? Well, perhaps you’ve got good reason. Heath’s popularity peaked in the first two decades after World War II and the man himself died in 1967. On the other hand, an artist who could draw effusive praise from Count Basie (“Ted Heath . He scares me to death . I think Ted is the best precision band and so very entertaining”) deserves our attention.

Not a classic musical, of course, but this is probably Elvis Presley’s best movie; this or Viva Las Vegas. A great ride and it’s fun to watch Elvis trying to become the next James Dean. A bit of trivia: the girl who plays the love interest tragically died in a car accident not long after filming on Jailhouse Rock ended. Another, perhaps even sadder bit of trivia: there is a movie titled Jailhouse Rock listed as being in development at IMDB. One can only hope it is a merely a coincidence and not plans for a remake.

Clint Eastwood directed the film. Many changes were made in the film; for example the reporter John Kelso (played by John Cusack) whose purpose was to attend and report on a social party given by Williams, but also ended up in court writing about the murder trials, had a love interest that was not in the book. Kelso’s love interest was played by Clint’s daughter, actress Alison Eastwood. Kevin Spacey played Jim Williams, Lady Chablis was Chablis Deveau. Due to the film’s combination of facts and fiction, it is defined as a “faction”, first coined by authors Truman Capote and Norman Mailer.

“Captain Newman, M.D.”: A Classic Movie Review

Could a dangerous operative plotting to kill the president be hiding among the country’s most conservative family? Here are the 5 most distinctive films playing on satellite networks. Gomorrah is one of the most biting films to appear recently.
Contrary to popular belief, director Mervyn LeRoy’s “Little Caesar,” which was released on Jan. 9, 1931, was not the first gangster movie, but it was the first mega-hit of the genre, setting the stage for the other two mob classics of the period, William Wellman’s “The Public Enemy” and Howard Hawks’ “Scarface.” Unlike previous underworld epics, “Little Caesar” was the first film of its kind to portray the protagonist in terms of Greek Tragedy; he is undone at the end not by others, but by his own fatal flaws.

Touch of Evil. Stepping back nearly half a century in time never felt so good as when checking out this Orson Welles classic on satellite TV network Robert Osborne. Welles pulled out all the stops: Charlton Heston plays a Mexican, Marlene Dietrich a Gypsy and Welles himself a 300-pound corrupt border cop. There are scenes in this film that might not get by the censors in 2010, but Welles made his picture nonetheless.

The Wrestler. Everyone has wanted to know what become of Mickey Rourke, the ’80-90s bad boy, ever since he disappeared from roles as a leading man. After a stint as a boxer and a number of facial reconstructive surgeries, he returned to the top in the role of a doomed wrestler trying to make one final go of a hallowed career. Rourke was celebrated around the world for his gutsy performance, but director Darren Aronofsky deserves plenty of credit as well for a finely made film. See it unedited on HBO.

Maureen went on to be elected the President of the airline, making her the first female President of a scheduled airline in the U.S. After her husband’s death, she retired from making movies, only to be coaxed out of it a few times in her later life, first in 1991 to star with John Candy in ‘Only the Lonely’, and later for a string of TV movies.

Can’t stay up for the late shows? TCM has another Western, “Westward the Women” (1952), earlier on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. Directed by William A. Wellman, this women’s frontier story stars Robert Taylor, Denise Darcel, and Beverly Dennis as members of a wagon train headed across untamed wilderness.

Men Who Stare at Goats. Another one of Bridges’ eccentric roles, he plays a U.S. army commander who has gotten in touch with the alternative powers of the world. The odd part is he is trying to implement them into army tactics. Bridges is in top form as Bill Django, while George Clooney acquits himself well as Lyn Cassady, one of Django’s acolytes. Check out this hot new release on satellite TV premium movie channels and see why this film’s popularity is bound to grow over time.

My aunt and I often debate about what we consider to be the best movies from the Golden Age of Hollywood in addition to where the best place is to watch them.

Nature and children’s programming to awaken the senses and the mind. For children in their developing years, you will want to have options that can teach and entertain them at the same time, which is something the many satellite networks can handle with ease. On the other hand, when you want to be awed by the wonders of nature, there is nothing like checking one of the HD networks which has been to Africa and shot the breathtaking sequences that transfix viewers.

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He earned his Bachelor and Master degrees from Ohio State University. It is a very attractive library in a small log building with a nice front porch full of rocking chairs. After more than 10 years, he is released and encouraged to get revenge.
Whenever a satellite TV subscription is on the menu, you know you’re going to get access to dozens of terrific movies on a nightly basis. The question is where to start. You’ll have choices in classic movies, comedies and just-released blockbusters right off the bat. Here are five films that will kick off your satellite subscription the right way.

You are going to have the best movie experience on TV with the DISH Network packages that bring you some of the most amazing movie channels available in the market. There are some movie channels that allow you to watch period movies. Apart from that there are channels that offer movies of different genre. You can get a number of premium movie packages that take care of all your entertainment needs. Most of these channels are available both in standard definition and high definition mode. If you have a high definition TV at your place, there is nothing better than watching a movie high definition. You are definitely going to love this experience.

Touch of Evil. Stepping back nearly half a century in time never felt so good as when checking out this Orson Welles classic on satellite TV network Robert Osborne. Welles pulled out all the stops: Charlton Heston plays a Mexican, Marlene Dietrich a Gypsy and Welles himself a 300-pound corrupt border cop. There are scenes in this film that might not get by the censors in 2010, but Welles made his picture nonetheless.

While Olivia De Havilland undoubtedly owns the movie, these powerhouse actors are all excellent in The Heiress, which is also notable for its 1840 period settings in New York City. Most of the action takes place in the Sloper parlor. It’s far from the type of ‘action’ that modern moviegoers have become accustomed to. Nevertheless, The Heiress is so worth watching just for the subtle nuances that Olivia De Havilland brings to her portrayal, as well as those of Montgomery Clift. It is small wonder that Olivia won an Academy Award for her magnificent performance in The Heiress.

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Summer Rental. If slapstick comedy is your thing, this popular 1980s gem, featuring an early performance from John Candy, shows all of the ways that things can go terribly wrong while you’re just trying to rent a nice summer place at the beach for you and your family. Worth seeing just for Rip Torn’s performance.

National Lampoon’s Vacation. Hitting the road with Chevy Chase and the gang for more hijinks summer and summer again definitely seems like the right recipe to kick the season off in the best way possible.

Tcm Airs Anthony Mann Westerns In June

The screening will take place at the Hi-Pointe Theatre on Monday, April 4 at 7:30 PM. The final film of the schedule is “Loving” (1970) at 4:30 a.m. Maybe you can even share these classics with your children.
Turner Classic Movies gets into the family holiday spirit on Thanksgiving Day with a line-up featuring six classic family comedies. The schedule for Thursday, November 22, 2012, includes stars like Myrna Loy, Clifton Webb, Cary Grant, Doris Day, William Powell, Elizabeth Taylor, and Spencer Tracy. Here is the complete roster for Thursday’s family comedy showcase.

“Please Don’t Eat the Daisies” (1960) airs at 12:45 p.m. Doris Day and David Niven star in this comedy from director Charles Walters, with supporting performances from Spring Byington, Richard Haydn, and Margaret Lindsay.

Mark your appointment book. This evening the National Archives will host the 70th Anniversary Screening of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington in the William G. McGowan Theater at 7pm. The screening of the pristine 35mm print will be introduced by special guest Robert Osborne, film historian and host of Turner Classic Movies.

Check the TCM website for a full schedule of the day’s films. Other November events on TCM include films starring Constance Bennett and a series of movies adapted from literary works.

Carl Dreyer’s 1932 movie, Vampyr was just released on a Criterion DVD in a two DVD set. The result is a handsome, pristinely presented movie. The set contains the movie in its’ original German language with English subtitles, a documentary about the making of the movie, archival footage, and tons of other goodies. The movie has several title cards throughout. In this version, the viewer can read the title cards in the original German with English subtitles or with the title cards in English.

I think Purple Rain was the movie that convinced me Roger Ebert had lost his mind. Not only did he give Purple Rain a glowing review, but this mess even made his top ten list. I can remember renting Purple Rain and staring wide-eyed with my jaws agape that this movie had gotten such rave reviews. It’s dreadful, perfectly dreadful. But you may like it.

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The main host, Robert Osborne, is like a walking encyclopedia when it comes to movies. In 1949 Evans contacted the police stating his wife was dead, but she and the baby were found in another location.
If you’ve been sitting on your couch watching TV and couldn’t help feeling bored, you’re probably working on the wrong subscription plan. Right now, satellite TV networks are packing in so much programming that even the pickiest viewers will find something right away. Run down the wish list of everyone in the family and you will find that satellite service will solve just about everything. Here are some ways to use a satellite subscription to end the boring trend once and for all.

Other highlights of the June schedule include Eleanor Parker as Star of the Month, silent films on Sunday nights, and TCM Essentials Jr. with classic films for families every Sunday at 8 p.m. Visit the official TCM website for more programming information.

The Man with the Golden Arm. Frank Sinatra was the undisputed heavyweight champion of the entertainment world by the late 1950s and he could do just about whatever he wanted. Taking on the role of a heroin addict in this film seemed to be a bit of a gamble to many critics, but Sinatra went the distance, proving his acting ability was equal to his golden voice. The Oscar he received for From Here to Eternity was no fluke. See this classic on Robert Osborne in high definition.

Maureen O’Hara is probably the only actress to come from Ireland and become a big success in the U.S. This is saying a lot, because there have been many successful Irish actors in recent years, like Colin Farrell, who have made it big in Hollywood. But since she sizzled on the silver screen in the 40’s and 50’s, no big Irish actress has stormed the U.S. since her.

Another bit of madness. A movie musical based on a Broadway musical based on a B-movie! Frankly, I’m not terribly impressed with Little Shop of Horrors, but it is worth considering the purchase of Roku from Netflix for the dentist number with Steve Martin.

Hettinger was deeply affected by his work partner’s death. He felt guilty and thought he should have done more. He became depressed, suffered from insomnia and thought about taking his own life. He eventually left the police department and died at the age of 59 of a liver disease in 1994.

The king of classic Hollywood musicals, there isn’t much that I can say about this Gene Kelly masterpiece that hasn’t already been said. I do have one interesting bit of trivia that points to the utter absurdity of how Hollywood works. You know that scene where Debbie Reynolds character is supposed to dubbing for Jean Hagen’s character prior to the “Would You” song? Turns out that the voice you actually hear is Jean Hagen. In other words, Jean Hagen is dubbing for Debbie Reynolds who is supposed to be dubbing Jean Hagen. The Roku device will let you watch this scene over and over again to luxuriate in this madness.

Well, we certainly can’t have a list of the Hollywood musicals you can watch on the Netflix Roku without including a classic Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers musical?

Tcm Honors Eva Marie Saint On August 19

Now let’s find out who are these five best historians who write books that are so fascinating. Usually on satellite tv over at Robert Osborne at some point during the summer. The odd part is he is trying to implement them into army tactics.
Turner Classic Movies gets into the family holiday spirit on Thanksgiving Day with a line-up featuring six classic family comedies. The schedule for Thursday, November 22, 2012, includes stars like Myrna Loy, Clifton Webb, Cary Grant, Doris Day, William Powell, Elizabeth Taylor, and Spencer Tracy. Here is the complete roster for Thursday’s family comedy showcase.

In addition to Rio Bravo and Metropolis, upcoming screenings on the Road to Hollywood tour include Royal Wedding (1951), South Pacific (1958), The Pink Panther (1964) and Marnie (1964). Hosting duties for the screenings will be shared by Mankiewicz, TCM host Robert Osborne and film historian and Leonard Maltin. A complete schedule of events is included below.

JFK. Oliver Stone’s take on one of the key moments in American history is still angering historians and dividing critics. One thing is for sure: Stone’s powers as a filmmaker were at their peak when he made JFK. Film school seminars continue to look at this film for tips on telling a dynamic story and editing for maximum impact. Kevin Costner is at the head of a brilliant cast which includes Gary Oldman (as Oswald), Joe Pesci, John Candy, Jack Lemmon and Donald Sutherland.

Apocalypse Now. War films don’t always borrow from psychedelic culture and classic literature, but Apocalypse Now has that and many more surprises in store. Martin Sheen stars as a soldier out to bring back or kill the rogue Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando) from the jungles of Vietnam. Along the way, he has to endure a series of nightmarish events and try to retain his sanity. Francis Ford Coppola’s film is available in the director’s cut on HBO networks in high definition.

Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy always played themselves in their films. Even in the period piece comic opera The Devil’s Brother (1933), their characters are Stanlio and Ollio. The trademarked derby topped dimwits found themselves in one misadventure or bit of mischief after another in their 105 films together. Ollie was always the boss of the outfit (or so he claimed). Yet in reality they were, as Stan said in his motto for their film society, “two minds without a single thought.” Perhaps more so than any comedians before or since, they embodied a pure childlike innocence that made them instantly endearing no matter what the circumstances.

Oldboy. If you think foreign films are sleepy exercises in emotion, hold on to your hat. Oldboy is one of the most startling films to ever come out of Korea and one of the best foreign films in recent times. A man is mysteriously imprisoned in a hotel, never knowing the crime or his captor. After more than 10 years, he is released and encouraged to get revenge. What follows will blow the mind of any viewer. Watch this film on satellite TV premium movie channels.

Get Rich or Die Tryin’. 50 Cent’s life story was not really a mystery by the time this film emerged with the artist in the lead role, but his acting abilities were certainly unknown. Who knew that ‘Curtis Jackson’ could act? Check out this film on premium satellite TV network HBO.

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Tonight’s films, which will begin at 8, will concentrate on Couple Crime Sprees and Hostage Situations. Throw in Diane Keaton and James Caan (plus De Niro for part II) and it’s not even fair. After all, that is exactly what the last tenant did.
Turner Classic Movies will present 14 films from writer and director Ernst Lubitsch on Fridays this December. The beloved filmmaker, a three-time Oscar nominee, is remembered for his distinctive touch, which viewers can appreciate for themselves in pictures like “Ninotchka” (1939), “The Shop Around the Corner” (1940), and “To Be or Not to Be” (1942).

The right to keep and bear arms will be a thing of the past. There will be no Second Amendment rights. In fact, the whole Constitution will be set aside. We won’t have to argue about our constitutional rights. There won’t be any.

It was a result of this success McCullough’s wife encouraged him to write full-time. He eventually got offers to write about the Chicago Fire and the San Francisco Earthquake, but was told by his publishers he’d get a reputation of writing only on disastrous events. Instead, he wrote about the Brooklyn Bridge as no one else had written anything on it. This was a bridge he crossed many times. In 1972 The Great Bridge was published. Critics considered it “the definitive book on the event”. However, it was his book on the Panama Canal that gained him national attention in 1977 titled The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal.

Montgomery Clift portrays Morris Townsend. It is for you to decide whether Morris is a feckless, fortune-hunting cad or not. Clift was a fine actor and a close friend of Elizabeth Taylor. His notable roles include George in A Place In The Sun opposite Ms. Taylor; From Here to Eternity with Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr and Frank Sinatra; and The Young Lions with Marlon Brando and Dean Martin. Clift plays his role in The Heiress which just the right amount of charm and smarm to leave you wondering whether the marriage really is a good idea.

See all the movies. Premium satellite networks are going to deliver the biggest movies of the year and from recent vintage besides delivering all the original series. However, the choices in movie networks definitely don’t stop there. From smaller networks like the Independent Film Channel and Robert Redford’s Sundance Channel to the gem of all film networks, Robert Osborne, there are countless options. Seeing all the greatest films in high def technology will awaken any tired TV viewer.

The morning begins at 6 a.m. Eastern with “All Fall Down” (1962), which also stars Warren Beatty, Karl Malden, and Angela Lansbury. In “The Sandpiper” (1965) at 8 a.m., Saint appears with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. James Garner and Rod Taylor join Saint for the war thriller, “36 Hours” (1965), at 10 a.m.

The Hangover. For a wild ride, few movies in recent memory work quite as well as The Hangover. Bradley Cooper stars in this picture about a harmless bachelor party gone bad, but it’s Zach Galifianakis who steals the show as the unhinged brother of the bride-to-be. Galifianakis accidentally drugs the entire crew and leaves everyone without a memory of the night before. Once a tiger and an infant turn up in the hotel room, the partiers have a lot of questions to answer – including the whereabouts of the groom. This picture is featured on all of the HBO HD networks.

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From the Master of Suspense himself, this Alfred Hitchcock thriller is the very definition of the form. I can’t remember the name, but it was one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen. These premium movie channel packages come separately.
This is a glowing, warm, short and fuzzy nod to Turner Classic Movies, who will pay a November tribute to the Philly-born and bred model-cum-thespian’s 80th birthday.

Travolta is set to play the lead role of John Gotti in Gotti: Three Generations, but recent rumors suggested Hollywood bosses had abandoned the project after two masseurs filed sexual assault lawsuits against their leading man.

Since we don’t have cable at home, we channel surfed for a while. When we came across Robert Osborne a man was talking about the “racy” movies of the 1930s and how the federal government was about to “crack down on Hollywood” and make them clean up their films if they didn’t tone them down. He said that the movie he was about to show us was the “raciest” film that Hollywood made during that time period. I don’t like unwholesome movies so I was prepared to surf on. However, when this 1933 “racy” movie came on, it was rated G by today’s standards. What people in 1933 thought was really bad, we now consider a G movie. I can’t remember the name, but it was one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen. My wife and I laughed almost non-stop.

Oldboy. Korean films have never made it to the U.S. on a large scale, but if pictures ke Oldboy keep getting made, that trend will be reversed. One of the boldest pictures ever made, there are haunting revenge sequences followed by the consumption of live squid and double-crossing that will make a film noir fan check the scorecard. Oldboy is a true revelation and should be seen without edits in HD technology.

The casts of characters changed over the run of Our Gang as of course they would have to as children grew older. Best remembered may be Alfalfa, the lovesick crooner with “personality,” a slick of hair standing straight up on the crown of his head. Then of course there was the chubby brains of the outfit, Spanky, the beautiful and talented Darla, and the beloved mutt with the black ring around one eye, Petey the Dog. In addition were a whole gang of loveable scalawags with monickers such as Wheezer, Buckwheat, Froggy, Chubby, and Mary Ann.

The Independent Film Channel. Movie lovers are always on the lookout for commercial-free, uncut films to enjoy when there is time. Unfortunately, so many different networks are cutting up films and/or running commercials every few minutes that pass. Are these movies or old TV reruns? Locate IFC on your satellite TV guide and check out excellent movies (many of which are less “independent” than classic) without any network fiddling.

The Insider. Michael Mann has made quite a name for himself with his technically adept and somewhat cold style of directing. The Insider is the type of film which benefits in a big way from the style, as whistleblower Russell Crowe looks to undermine the dark agenda of Big U.S. Tobacco. Al Pacino co-stars in this picture, which pits a serious man who does not want to see the spotlight against a story that needs to be told and a man who desperately wants to tell it. This pure drama should be seen in HD on premium networks.

The Hangover. For a wild ride, few movies in recent memory work quite as well as The Hangover. Bradley Cooper stars in this picture about a harmless bachelor party gone bad, but it’s Zach Galifianakis who steals the show as the unhinged brother of the bride-to-be. Galifianakis accidentally drugs the entire crew and leaves everyone without a memory of the night before. Once a tiger and an infant turn up in the hotel room, the partiers have a lot of questions to answer – including the whereabouts of the groom. This picture is featured on all of the HBO HD networks.

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The style of women’s clothing will be drastically changed. The only downside to The Old Dark House is that is hard to track. They said they were going to have a blessing and then suddenly reached out and took our hands.
The beauty of a satellite TV movie package is it gives subscribers the ability to go far beyond the ordinary in their viewing. Foreign films will get their due along with hard-hitting dramas and romances. There is something for everyone with a satellite movie package. Here are the 5 most distinctive films playing on satellite networks.

School will cost a lot less as you only have to educate your sons. They will be taught to hate and be cruel. Daughters will be kept at home with their mothers and taught to be submissive wives.

Parents will not have to worry too much about their teenage daughters, which may be a good thing. They will not be allowed to leave the house without a chaperon. However, should they manage to discretely slip out of the house to be with their boyfriend, they could become the victim of an “honor killing.” The family cannot be disgraced by such indiscretion; those things aren’t talked about out loud, only in a whisper.

Hettinger was deeply affected by his work partner’s death. He felt guilty and thought he should have done more. He became depressed, suffered from insomnia and thought about taking his own life. He eventually left the police department and died at the age of 59 of a liver disease in 1994.

Robert Osborne, prime time host of Turner Classic Movies, will host his 5th annual Classic Film Festival. The festival will be held March 19-22 at the Classic Center in Athens, GA.

“Destination Tokyo” (1943) airs at 10 a.m. Saturday. Cary Grant and John Garfield star in this highly suspenseful Oscar nominated screenplay concerning a daring WWII submarine mission through Tokyo Bay’s mine field in order to drop men ashore. Screen titans Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster clash in the 1958 must-see submarine classic “Run Silent, Run Deep” at 2:15. Then at 10:30 you can see Barter Theatre founder Robert Porterfield alongside Gary Cooper’s Oscar winning performance as the Tennessee pacifist sharpshooter “Sergeant York” (1941).

So, the next time you are looking for something to watch on the tube, take yourself to another world for a couple of hours. You might get to like it as much as I do. If you are already a fan, then you know what I’m talking about. Maybe you can even share these classics with your children.

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Personally, I prefer the remake that I will be discussing later. They offered their retreat house for a very reasonalbe rate and included breakfast for everyone. Sloper, with Maggie Smith and Ben Chaplin as the other two main characters.
The phenomenon of using a popular musician in a movie is nothing new. After all, one of the earliest sound pictures featured none other than Al Jolson as its star in The Jazz Singer. In the subsequent 80 years or so, directors have been bold enough to use stars as unlikely as Art Garfunkel and Tom Waits as the leads in their films. Flipping through your satellite TV guide, you are bound to come across some of the best marriages of the film and music world. Here are five films that shouldn’t be missed.

The Ghost Breakers. I have to confess to a little classic film heresy here. I never was a big fan of Bob Hope. About the only time Bob Hope looks good to me is when he’s up against the distinctly unlikable Bing Crosby. Frankly, I’m not a big fan of Bob Hope’s The Ghost Breakers, but any discussion of comic horror flicks because it was one of the pioneers. And, frankly, it is by far Hope’s most palatable film. He was never nearly as funny as Jack Benny, in my opinion, but in this film he almost comes close to being close. If you enjoy Ghostbusters you may just find yourself enjoying the Ghost Breakers. Personally, I prefer the remake that I will be discussing later.

This movie gets a bad rap because it beat out 2001: A Space Odyssey for Best Picture, but it’s actually a very good movie. It is definitely the second best musical of that bad lot to win Best Picture during the 1960s: not as good as West Side Story, but infinitely superior to The Sound of Music and My Fair Lady. The songs are catchy, the story is from Dickens no less, and this is one classic Hollywood musical that most kids will be able to sit through.

The Old Dark House, made in 1932, is perhaps the prototype for all comedic horror flicks to come in its wake. This movie was made by the king of the horror movie studios, Universal Studios, but was not made for terror like Dracula or Frankenstein or The Wolf Man. The Old Dark House has much more in common with The Invisible Man. It is a funny haunted house movie proving that such a thing can be done, Haunted Mansion notwithstanding. The only downside to The Old Dark House is that is hard to track. It was taken out of circulation for a long time and was even briefly considered to a “lost film.” It started appearing on TV infrequently against in the early 1990s and now occasionally pops up on Robert Osborne. If you are lucky enough to catch it on TCM set some time aside; it’s really worth it.

You are going to have the best movie experience on TV with the DISH Network packages that bring you some of the most amazing movie channels available in the market. There are some movie channels that allow you to watch period movies. Apart from that there are channels that offer movies of different genre. You can get a number of premium movie packages that take care of all your entertainment needs. Most of these channels are available both in standard definition and high definition mode. If you have a high definition TV at your place, there is nothing better than watching a movie high definition. You are definitely going to love this experience.

Another bit of madness. A movie musical based on a Broadway musical based on a B-movie! Frankly, I’m not terribly impressed with Little Shop of Horrors, but it is worth considering the purchase of Roku from Netflix for the dentist number with Steve Martin.

Get Rich or Die Tryin’. 50 Cent’s life story was not really a mystery by the time this film emerged with the artist in the lead role, but his acting abilities were certainly unknown. Who knew that ‘Curtis Jackson’ could act? Check out this film on premium satellite TV network HBO.

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With these criteria, there are few films more thrilling than The Godfather. Polanski did his fair share of horror pictures over the years, but Rosemary’s Baby is the type of film legends are made of.
We stayed one night at Chigger Ridge Bed & Breakfast in Pegram. We couldn’t check in until 2:00 but we decided to leave home early and tour the town and the area.

Heath was inspired by Miller and his Army Air Force Band and spoke with Miller at length about forming his own band when Miller toured England with the USAF Orchestra. Heath admired the immaculate precision of the Miller ensemble and felt confident that he could emulate Miller’s success with his own orchestra.

Grace wanted to return to the bright lights of Hollywood: Hitchcock offered her the lead in Marnie, but the public outcry in Monaco was too much—their princess as a kleptomaniac?—and she turned down the role. She also rejected Herbert Ross’s offer for The Turning Point—actually the kind Prince squashed the idea . . the same man who banned her film in Monaco!

Vertigo. Since the restored version of this film returned prints to near-original quality (requiring a movie in its own right), Vertigo has retaken its place among the four or five best films ever made. Anyone who questions such a premise can simply look over its influence – Oldboy, Tell No One, Volver and Body Double all owe it a debt of gratitude. Forget about the pretenders, however, as this film needs no further evidence than its haunting storyline and cinematography. In fact, Vertigo may pull off the greatest plot twist of all time. See it on Robert Osborne in HD.

The right to keep and bear arms will be a thing of the past. There will be no Second Amendment rights. In fact, the whole Constitution will be set aside. We won’t have to argue about our constitutional rights. There won’t be any.

She is the only female historian author on the list who has also won the Pulitzer Prize for her book about Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Rockville Centre, New York she later attended Colby College in Maine. Doris earned her Ph.D in Government from Harvard University. In 1967 she initially was an intern for President Lyndon Johnson, but later was offered a job as his assistant. When Johnson left office in 1969 she taught at Harvard for ten years. One of her courses was on the American presidents. It was during this time she helped the former President Johnson with his memoirs.

Starring Robert Cummings, Saboteur tells the story of Barry Kane, a man on the run after being wrongfully accused of sabotaging the airplane factory where he works and killing his best friend.

Tucker: A Man and his Dream. For all of the shaggy roles to his credit, Bridges can certainly play the clean-cut, idealistic dreamer to great effect. This F.F. Coppola picture is a commentary on U.S. Big Business and the plight of the little man in modern America. The discussion of the Big 3 automakers and their hubris is no less relevant today than when it was released in 1988.

Classic Movie Review: The Heiress (1949)

Among Richardson’s notable films, in a career that spanned over 5 decades, are Anna Karenina, Exodus and Dr. His notable roles include George in A Place In The Sun opposite Ms. In fact, the whole Constitution will be set aside.
If you ever want to see a great parody of a foreign film, check out the Simpsons. The terrific writers of that show have often spoofed foreign films in hilarious ways. However, it’s best not to get caught up in parodies. Right now on satellite TV, these five dynamic foreign films are guaranteed to deliver the goods at any viewing.

The French Connection. One of the most exciting American films ever made, The French Connection stars a frenetic Gene Hackman in one of his signature roles. Whether it’s the undercover pursuit on the New York subway or the craziest chase ever on film, watching this movie will keep your attention no matter what is going on. Find out from TCM host Robert Osborne how they pulled off the chase scene under the elevated train and fasten your seatbelt for a thrilling ride in HD.

Olivia De Havilland stars as Catherine Sloper in the title role of this classic black and white movie as The Heiress. She portrays a plain young lady, who has more financial means than social skills, and is well on her way to becoming the quintessential old maid. Catherine lives with her physician father and his sister, the meddlesome Aunt Penniman. When a handsome young man named Morris comes to court the lonely young woman, so bedazzled is she that she falls in love straightaway. The swiftness and eagerness with which she is ready to accept his marriage proposal says a lot, although not a lot is said. That is the beauty of this movie.

School will cost a lot less as you only have to educate your sons. They will be taught to hate and be cruel. Daughters will be kept at home with their mothers and taught to be submissive wives.

The British novel was authored by Sir Ludovic Kennedy, in which he spelled out the number 10 on the cover of his book (i.e. “Ten”) while the movie used the numeral in naming the film. The plot involves a lodger who was hung for supposedly killing his daughter but the real killer could have been John Christie. Christie was the notorious person who murdered seven women, one baby and his wife at his flat in Notting Hill, London. The ages ranged from 18 months (the baby) to 54 years (his wife); most victims were in their 20s.

Hettinger was deeply affected by his work partner’s death. He felt guilty and thought he should have done more. He became depressed, suffered from insomnia and thought about taking his own life. He eventually left the police department and died at the age of 59 of a liver disease in 1994.

I recommend The Heiress to you highly, but you already know that! Look it up on Turner Classic Movies to see when they will run it again, or you can get a new or used VHS on Amazon, and eBay as well, at a good price. The Heiress is not yet out on DVD, but if you collect classic movies, you will really want to have this gem in your collection because you will want to watch it more than once.

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Norman Taurog directs, and Betsy Drake and Lurene Tuttle also star. But it still seems to please some people and you may be one of those. Heath got turned on to jazz when it first reached Europe in the 1920s and was immediately hooked.

Osama bin Laden has made us a proposition. He is willing to end the war if the American people will denounce Democracy and embrace Islam. No more threat of terrorism, he’ll call off al Qaida; all we have to do to feel safe and secure in our homeland is to join him.

Catherine’s father is not so eager to welcome Morris into the fold – he suspects that Morris is really after the $30,000 that Olivia will possess after his death, and strenuously opposes the union. Aunt Penniman, on the other hand, is very excited about the marriage and delighted to play go-between to the lovers.

There’s her Oscar-winning performance as the plain and resentful wife of an alcoholic in The Country Girl (1954)—the Oscar should have gone to Judy Garland for A Star is Born, as well as the three consecutive films directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starting with Dial M for Murder (1954) By the way, the rotund director unintentionally played matchmaker when he cast Kelly in To Catch a Thief (1955), which was set on the French Riviera, where she met her future husband, Prince Rainier of Monaco. After starring as a princess in The Swan (1956), Kelly retired to star in her new role as Princess Grace of Monaco, although she did serve on the board of directors for 20th Century-Fox from 1976 to 1981.

The blockbuster book, released in 1994 by author John Berendt with the same title, still holds the record as the longest standing best seller on the New York Times Best Seller’s List (216 weeks). The plot is based on real life events in Savannah, Georgia in the 1980s on the murder of a male prostitute. Another character in the book and movie is The Lady Chablis, the black jazzy transsexual who is a drag queen and local entertainer.

If you are a fan of period movies or movies from a certain period of time like the golden era of Hollywood, you can now watch some good movie channels that offer movies from those eras. These channels include Robert Osborne or TCM. This channel brings you all the classic movies of Hollywood. You are sure to have a great time watching great movies like Citizen Kane and Ben Hur. You will love watching these movies over and over again. With DISH Network this channel is also available in DISH HD mode. Watching this channel on DISH HD you will get the best TV experience. Apart from TCM, you can also watch Epix The 3, a channel that brings you all the movies from 3 decades – 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s. This channel is sure to offer you the best entertainment.

Frankly, you’d be better served by just buying the original Tommy album by The Who rather than having your illusions destroyed by the sight of an extraordinary uncool Elton John as the pinball wizard. But hey, whatever floats your boat. Tommy is over the top and that alone may be worth the effort to see it for the first time on your TV using Netflix and the Roku.

4:15 a.m. – Of Human Bondage (1964) – This adaptation of Somerset Maugham’s classic romance, Novak stars as a poor waitress who attracts the passions of a young doctor, played by Laurence Harvey. Robert Morley, Siobhan McKenna, Roger Livesey and Brenda Fricker co-star under the direction of Ken Hughes.

Turner Classic Movies Pick For May 27, 2008: Underworld, U.S.A.

TCM displays films the way that they were originally shown in theaters. Try Half Nelson on for size on the HD Independent Film Channel. In the Spanish countryside, they believe in ghosts for good reason.
The red hot redhead for this week is a perfect fit, because she’s one of the few actresses who hails from Ireland, and many of her Irish brethren will be celebrating a big Irish holiday this week: St. Patrick’s Day.

Joseph Wambaugh, author of “The Onion Field” (1973), was a sergeant for the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). He wrote on the kidnapping of two officers by two crooks that led to the murder of one, Officer Ian James Campbell. The other officer who lived, Karl Hettinger, escaped and ended up at a farmhouse. The killers were Gregory Ulas Powell and Jimmy Lee Smith. One of the criminals, after killing Campbell, dumped him in an onion field near Bakersfield, California.

The Independent Film Channel. Movie lovers are always on the lookout for commercial-free, uncut films to enjoy when there is time. Unfortunately, so many different networks are cutting up films and/or running commercials every few minutes that pass. Are these movies or old TV reruns? Locate IFC on your satellite TV guide and check out excellent movies (many of which are less “independent” than classic) without any network fiddling.

YES. The World Series champion New York Yankees of course have to have their own HD work. How else to spread the legend and tell tales of pinstripe lore? Other than producing rather exquisite propaganda, the different shows like “Yankees on Deck” (for kids) really do represent the franchise very well. On top of that, where else can you watch a vintage baseball game (under the “Yankees Classics” banner) in the middle of January? Fans of any team will enjoy seeing these blasts from the past.

Hettinger was deeply affected by his work partner’s death. He felt guilty and thought he should have done more. He became depressed, suffered from insomnia and thought about taking his own life. He eventually left the police department and died at the age of 59 of a liver disease in 1994.

Touch of Evil. Stepping back nearly half a century in time never felt so good as when checking out this Orson Welles classic on satellite TV network Robert Osborne. Welles pulled out all the stops: Charlton Heston plays a Mexican, Marlene Dietrich a Gypsy and Welles himself a 300-pound corrupt border cop. There are scenes in this film that might not get by the censors in 2010, but Welles made his picture nonetheless.

Last April, after more than two decades away from the spotlight, Novak accepted TCM’s invitation to return to Hollywood as a special guest at the 2012 TCM Classic Film Festival. During that festival, she was honored with a hand and footprint ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre, followed by her extensive interview with Osborne in front of a packed house at The Avalon theater.

The lawsuits were subsequently withdrawn and dismissed, and Gotti: Three Generations executive producer Marc Fiore is adamant for production was never affected by the false allegations.

Turner Classic Movies Tip For Jan. 27, 2009: They Won’t Believe Me

Daughters will be kept at home with their mothers and taught to be submissive wives. We will not be able to call Osama’s “elected president” a liar and blame all our woes on him. When Johnson left office in 1969 she taught at Harvard for ten years.

Turner Classic Movies continues its 2012 Summer Under the Stars programming with a full day of movies starring Eva Marie Saint on Sunday, August 19. The stage and television actress earned an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her first film role in “On the Waterfront” (1954) and went on to appear in a number of memorable pictures that will air during the day.

In addition to Rio Bravo and Metropolis, upcoming screenings on the Road to Hollywood tour include Royal Wedding (1951), South Pacific (1958), The Pink Panther (1964) and Marnie (1964). Hosting duties for the screenings will be shared by Mankiewicz, TCM host Robert Osborne and film historian and Leonard Maltin. A complete schedule of events is included below.

Knife in the Water. Still working in Poland at the time this film was made, Polanski’s early work had a clarity and a starkness which came up again and again later on. A wealthy couple about to go on a sailing trip picks up a rugged drifter and decides to use him as a deckhand. As we’ve seen before, good things usually don’t happen when a third man comes between a couple and there is no other way to avoid it, as at sea. Watch Polanski’s great early film in high definition on the Turner Classic Movie Network.

The morning begins at 6 a.m. Eastern with “All Fall Down” (1962), which also stars Warren Beatty, Karl Malden, and Angela Lansbury. In “The Sandpiper” (1965) at 8 a.m., Saint appears with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. James Garner and Rod Taylor join Saint for the war thriller, “36 Hours” (1965), at 10 a.m.

The trailer for The Wolfman remake was released this week. The hyped film won’t be released until Feburary 2010, but from the looks of it, it might be worth the wait. The new movie stars Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, and Emily Blunt. Lon Chaney Jr., Claude Rains, and Evelyn Ankers originally played these roles in the George Waggoner 1941 original. Check out the trailer here.

TCM mentioned on its website that the mere mention of the infamous crime organization was not taboo when this film was made. It wasn’t until “The Godfather” was released in 1972 that the word “Mafia” was banned from a film due to extensive lobbying by the Italian Anti-Defamation League.

Well, we certainly can’t have a list of the Hollywood musicals you can watch on the Netflix Roku without including a classic Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers musical?

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While Turner Classic Movies regularly airs musicals, that is the only network that does. It won six other Oscars including Best Picture and Score, which includes that unforgettable whistling march. Big news for Wizard of Oz fans has been announced.

TCM has added six stars and seven cities to this year’s Road to Hollywood, the nationwide tour of free screenings leading up to the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood.

More recent movies are also shown, because a film does not have to be old to be considered a classic. The well-known and great masterpieces, of course, such as Casablanca and Citizen Kane are shown often. TCM’s repertoire also includes biographies about famous individuals such as Thomas Edison and Abraham Lincoln. The dance moves of Fred Astaire are always a treat, and western epics including How the West Was Won are audience-pleasers. Comedies featuring the Marx Brothers and Bob Hope ensure a laugh. War pictures please not only the WWII generation, but all of us. Musicals like West Side Story and South Pacific are great examples of films that we can pass down for younger people to enjoy.

The Mann features begin at 8 p.m. Eastern time with “The Far Country” (1954), starring James Stewart, Ruth Roman, Corinne Calvet, and Walter Brennan. Set against the striking backdrop of the Alaskan wilderness, this is one of five Westerns directed by Mann and starring Jimmy Stewart.

The French Connection. One of the most exciting American films ever made, The French Connection stars a frenetic Gene Hackman in one of his signature roles. Whether it’s the undercover pursuit on the New York subway or the craziest chase ever on film, watching this movie will keep your attention no matter what is going on. Find out from TCM host Robert Osborne how they pulled off the chase scene under the elevated train and fasten your seatbelt for a thrilling ride in HD.

Travolta is set to play the lead role of John Gotti in Gotti: Three Generations, but recent rumors suggested Hollywood bosses had abandoned the project after two masseurs filed sexual assault lawsuits against their leading man.

Carl Dreyer’s 1932 movie, Vampyr was just released on a Criterion DVD in a two DVD set. The result is a handsome, pristinely presented movie. The set contains the movie in its’ original German language with English subtitles, a documentary about the making of the movie, archival footage, and tons of other goodies. The movie has several title cards throughout. In this version, the viewer can read the title cards in the original German with English subtitles or with the title cards in English.

A classic summer film can make the summer feel almost endless. It’s the only reason that you should come indoors while the weather is perfect, and sitting down with the entire family and watching something great on your HDTV can be the perfect ending to a day of sunlight, fresh air, barbecue, and even hitting the beach.

Think of the money that can be saved on political campaigns. There will be no need for debate as there will not be a choice of which politician to vote for. There will only be one name on the ballot. Democratic elections will be a thing of the past. Osama’s man will be unanimously elected.

Turner Classic Movies Tip For May 6, 2009: A Guy Named Joe

In 1949 Evans contacted the police stating his wife was dead, but she and the baby were found in another location. You’ve got the rare opportunity to catch Heath and his band on film at 1 p.m. For more info, click here, or feel free to email me.
Turner Classic Movies gets into the family holiday spirit on Thanksgiving Day with a line-up featuring six classic family comedies. The schedule for Thursday, November 22, 2012, includes stars like Myrna Loy, Clifton Webb, Cary Grant, Doris Day, William Powell, Elizabeth Taylor, and Spencer Tracy. Here is the complete roster for Thursday’s family comedy showcase.

Don’t get the idea from Gone With The Wind and The Heiress that Olivia was always cast as the plain Jane – she often co-starred with the dashing actor, Errol Flynn, and was cast as a “sweet young thing” in the beginning of her career. A very talented and gifted actress, she soon wished to be cast in more meaty roles and even sued her movie studio in a battle that she won.

Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy always played themselves in their films. Even in the period piece comic opera The Devil’s Brother (1933), their characters are Stanlio and Ollio. The trademarked derby topped dimwits found themselves in one misadventure or bit of mischief after another in their 105 films together. Ollie was always the boss of the outfit (or so he claimed). Yet in reality they were, as Stan said in his motto for their film society, “two minds without a single thought.” Perhaps more so than any comedians before or since, they embodied a pure childlike innocence that made them instantly endearing no matter what the circumstances.

Divorce, Italian Style. Marcello Mastroianni was the leading man of Italian cinema for half a century and this performance is one of his best. Baron Cefalu is tired of his nagging wife and is lustful for his teenage cousin, but how can he pull off such a shameful exchange? Consulting the laws on crimes of passion re: adultery in Sicily, he sees an opportunity. One of the most outrageous comedies you will ever see, Divorce, Italian Style is the antithesis of that Simpsons parody. See it on Robert Osborne.

I recently watched King Kong. I haven’t seen that since I was very young. I was really taken back by the special effects used in the 1930s, considering that they didn’t have computers back then. The films in those days were of the “what you see is what you get” perspective.nothing was enhanced.

Frankly, you’d be better served by just buying the original Tommy album by The Who rather than having your illusions destroyed by the sight of an extraordinary uncool Elton John as the pinball wizard. But hey, whatever floats your boat. Tommy is over the top and that alone may be worth the effort to see it for the first time on your TV using Netflix and the Roku.

The supporting cast includes Thomas Jackson as Police Sgt. Flaherty, Sidney Blackmer as “the Big Boy” and the always sexy, sassy Glenda Farrell as Joe’s girlfriend Olga.

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Mia Farrow and John Cassavettes star in this picture about the wrong sort of child coming into the wrong couple’s arms. The mixture of Jerry Lewis’ unique brand of surreal humor grounded in a movie about zombies is nearly perfect.
The Roku device that allows you to watch the movies available for Netflix instant viewing on your TV set is a must-have for lovers of musicals. The musical genre has been dead for some two or three decades now, although High School Musical appears poised to make it cool again. While Turner Classic Movies regularly airs musicals, that is the only network that does. And many video stores don’t carry but the biggest names when it comes to classic musicals. Between TCM and your local video store, your sudden an inexplicable obsession with seeing a musical cannot but help remain unstrummed. Enter the Roku device from Netflix. These are a just a few of the musicals that Netflix has made available for instant viewing and streaming to your TV via the Roku.

Oldboy. If you think foreign films are sleepy exercises in emotion, hold on to your hat. Oldboy is one of the most startling films to ever come out of Korea and one of the best foreign films in recent times. A man is mysteriously imprisoned in a hotel, never knowing the crime or his captor. After more than 10 years, he is released and encouraged to get revenge. What follows will blow the mind of any viewer. Watch this film on satellite TV premium movie channels.

Starring Robert Cummings, Saboteur tells the story of Barry Kane, a man on the run after being wrongfully accused of sabotaging the airplane factory where he works and killing his best friend.

My aunt and I often debate about what we consider to be the best movies from the Golden Age of Hollywood in addition to where the best place is to watch them.

The French Connection. One of the most exciting American films ever made, The French Connection stars a frenetic Gene Hackman in one of his signature roles. Whether it’s the undercover pursuit on the New York subway or the craziest chase ever on film, watching this movie will keep your attention no matter what is going on. Find out from TCM host Robert Osborne how they pulled off the chase scene under the elevated train and fasten your seatbelt for a thrilling ride in HD.

The final night of Lubitsch films takes place on Friday, December 28, beginning with the brilliant “Ninotchka” (1939) at 8 p.m. Greta Garbo stars as a serious-minded Russian agent whose frozen heart is thawed by a romantic Parisian spring and the persistent attentions of Melvyn Douglas. Another Lubitsch favorite, “To Be or Not to Be” (1942), follows at 10 p.m. Jack Benny and Carole Lombard star as Polish actors drawn into resistance efforts to foil a Nazi plot. “The Lady in Ermine” (1948), starring Betty Grable, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and Cesar Romero, airs at 11:45 p.m. Night owls can stay up for the last Lubitsch movie of the program, “That Uncertain Feeling” (1941), at 1:30 a.m. Merle Oberon, Melvyn Douglas, and Burgess Meredith star.

Tucker: A Man and his Dream. For all of the shaggy roles to his credit, Bridges can certainly play the clean-cut, idealistic dreamer to great effect. This F.F. Coppola picture is a commentary on U.S. Big Business and the plight of the little man in modern America. The discussion of the Big 3 automakers and their hubris is no less relevant today than when it was released in 1988.

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Ryan Gosling stars as a New York City public school teacher with a good heart but a bad drug problem. You will love watching these movies over and over again. Scared Stiff is the remake of The Ghost Breakers I was telling you about.

Turner Classic Movies (cable channel TCM) this month is featuring a “true crime” series that die-hard fans won’t want to miss. The series is shown Thursday nights beginning at 8.

The second thing we will have to give up is our freedom of religion. If we embrace Islam there will be no more problems. Osama says we are not capable of making decisions for ourselves and that we would be taken care of by his government. However, if you cannot follow the religious rules set out for you, don’t worry; you won’t be around much longer anyway.

TCM also shows short flicks that were originally interjected between feature pictures in the theater. The main host, Robert Osborne, is like a walking encyclopedia when it comes to movies. He is quick with trivia and facts about stars, directors, and cameramen on these films. He also inserts interesting anecdotes in regard to each picture that is shown.

Catherine’s father is not so eager to welcome Morris into the fold – he suspects that Morris is really after the $30,000 that Olivia will possess after his death, and strenuously opposes the union. Aunt Penniman, on the other hand, is very excited about the marriage and delighted to play go-between to the lovers.

Olivia De Havilland stars as Catherine Sloper in the title role of this classic black and white movie as The Heiress. She portrays a plain young lady, who has more financial means than social skills, and is well on her way to becoming the quintessential old maid. Catherine lives with her physician father and his sister, the meddlesome Aunt Penniman. When a handsome young man named Morris comes to court the lonely young woman, so bedazzled is she that she falls in love straightaway. The swiftness and eagerness with which she is ready to accept his marriage proposal says a lot, although not a lot is said. That is the beauty of this movie.

The next morning we went into the kitchen for breakfast. The owners were sitting at the table waiting for us to eat with them. They said they were going to have a blessing and then suddenly reached out and took our hands. The man prayed a sincere and touching prayer for us and our meal. They are a delightful couple and we really enjoyed our excellent breakfast with them. Much of our conversation with these strangers was about our shared love for Jesus.

The final night of Lubitsch films takes place on Friday, December 28, beginning with the brilliant “Ninotchka” (1939) at 8 p.m. Greta Garbo stars as a serious-minded Russian agent whose frozen heart is thawed by a romantic Parisian spring and the persistent attentions of Melvyn Douglas. Another Lubitsch favorite, “To Be or Not to Be” (1942), follows at 10 p.m. Jack Benny and Carole Lombard star as Polish actors drawn into resistance efforts to foil a Nazi plot. “The Lady in Ermine” (1948), starring Betty Grable, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and Cesar Romero, airs at 11:45 p.m. Night owls can stay up for the last Lubitsch movie of the program, “That Uncertain Feeling” (1941), at 1:30 a.m. Merle Oberon, Melvyn Douglas, and Burgess Meredith star.

2046. Foreign film lovers gushed over Wong Kar-Wai’s devastating tale of unrequited love In the Mood for Love. 2046 takes the same concept and tells a much darker side of the story, with Tony Leung’s character losing his chivalrous side and part of the action happening in the future. To be enchanted and stimulated intellectually at once is the filmmaker’s ultimate goal, and Wong Kar-Wai succeeded yet again with this film. Check it out on IFC.

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Now let’s find out who are these five best historians who write books that are so fascinating. Directed by Walter Lang, the film also features performances by Jeanne Crain, Betty Lynn, Mildred Natwick, and Sara Allgood.
History was certainly one of my favorite subjects in high school and college. What better way to honor my favorite subject than with focusing on five historians who are writers in their own right. They have all written extremely fascinating, yet exhaustively well-researched books on history covering fields in U.S. history, the U.S. Presidents, music, and films. Some of these historian authors are currently on television as commentators or hosts, one has won two Pulitzer Prizes for his books on U.S. Presidents and another provides fascinating music trivia for the entertainment industry and music fans alike. There is one historian author I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. Now let’s find out who are these five best historians who write books that are so fascinating.

The Manchurian Candidate. It’s the aftermath of the Korean War and Communist agents are all over the United States. Could a dangerous operative plotting to kill the president be hiding among the country’s most conservative family? John Frankenheimer’s directorial debut sent fireworks across the film world and remains as tense today as when it premiered in 1962.

Ditto. Except that in this case it’s not a bald Yul Brynner but Gene Kelly. Overrated, to be sure. But it still seems to please some people and you may be one of those. The Roku is certainly not to be bought specifically for instant viewing of An American in Paris, but as long as its possible you might want to give it a shot.

The Man with the Golden Arm. Frank Sinatra was the undisputed heavyweight champion of the entertainment world by the late 1950s and he could do just about whatever he wanted. Taking on the role of a heroin addict in this film seemed to be a bit of a gamble to many critics, but Sinatra went the distance, proving his acting ability was equal to his golden voice. The Oscar he received for From Here to Eternity was no fluke. See this classic on Robert Osborne in high definition.

Starring Marlene Dietrich, Witness for the Prosecution tells the story of a lawyer on the cusp of retiring, who takes on the case of a man accused of murdering a rich widow. Things get complex when it turns out that the only alibi the man has is his wife.

The Big Lebowski. As the Dude, Bridges may have his most famous role to date. The Coen Brothers’ wacky comedy pits this laidback SoCal surfer character against a vicious band of nihilists and kidnappers. How did the Dude ever get involved in such a wicked plot? All we can know is his carpet had something to do with it. While Steve Buscemi and John Goodman add to the fun in a big way, it’s Bridges’ film all the way. Check out The Big Lebowski on IFC in high definition.

The Silence of the Lambs. The second version of the Hannibal Lecter tale is a landmark in psychological horror and maybe the best film of the 1990s. As cannibal serial murderer Lecter, Anthony Hopkins launched the second phase of his brilliant career, easily winning the Oscar in the process. Jodie Foster co-stars in Jonathan Demme’s masterpiece which delves into the FBI procedural playbook and keeps the tension at a fever pitch. Best Movie, Best Actress for Foster and Best Director for Demme were virtually unanimous choices for a film that continues to ignite satellite TV eighteen years later.

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The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won for Best Screenplay. During the tour, Cole was attacked on stage in Birmingham, Ala., by a group of white segregationists. The right to keep and bear arms will be a thing of the past.
If you ever want to see a great parody of a foreign film, check out the Simpsons. The terrific writers of that show have often spoofed foreign films in hilarious ways. However, it’s best not to get caught up in parodies. Right now on satellite TV, these five dynamic foreign films are guaranteed to deliver the goods at any viewing.

Cleveland has been added to Turner Classic Movies Road to Hollywood Tour, an even that builds recognition for the annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood with showings of movies that have endured the test of time.

TCM mentioned on its website that the mere mention of the infamous crime organization was not taboo when this film was made. It wasn’t until “The Godfather” was released in 1972 that the word “Mafia” was banned from a film due to extensive lobbying by the Italian Anti-Defamation League.

There are different segments to watch in this series that contain topics of Murder, Corrupt Cities, Ladies Night, Presumed Innocent, Gangsters, Couple Crime Sprees and Hostage Situations. Last Thursday covered “Murder”, that brought films first written as non-fiction novels to hit the big screen. The films began showing at 8 p.m. and ran for 12 hours throughout the night. Featured films were (in order) “In Cold Blood” (1967), “The Boston Strangler” (1968), “10 Rillington Place” (1971), “The Onion Field” (1979) and “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” (1997).

Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy always played themselves in their films. Even in the period piece comic opera The Devil’s Brother (1933), their characters are Stanlio and Ollio. The trademarked derby topped dimwits found themselves in one misadventure or bit of mischief after another in their 105 films together. Ollie was always the boss of the outfit (or so he claimed). Yet in reality they were, as Stan said in his motto for their film society, “two minds without a single thought.” Perhaps more so than any comedians before or since, they embodied a pure childlike innocence that made them instantly endearing no matter what the circumstances.

The French Connection. One of the most exciting American films ever made, The French Connection stars a frenetic Gene Hackman in one of his signature roles. Whether it’s the undercover pursuit on the New York subway or the craziest chase ever on film, watching this movie will keep your attention no matter what is going on. Find out from TCM host Robert Osborne how they pulled off the chase scene under the elevated train and fasten your seatbelt for a thrilling ride in HD.

The Big Lebowski. As the Dude, Bridges may have his most famous role to date. The Coen Brothers’ wacky comedy pits this laidback SoCal surfer character against a vicious band of nihilists and kidnappers. How did the Dude ever get involved in such a wicked plot? All we can know is his carpet had something to do with it. While Steve Buscemi and John Goodman add to the fun in a big way, it’s Bridges’ film all the way. Check out The Big Lebowski on IFC in high definition.

Jennifer Garlen writes as the Huntsville and National Classic Movies Examiner. Her book, “Beyond Casablanca: 100 Classic Movies Worth Watching,” is available in paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon.

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Critics considered it “the definitive book on the event”. Catherine lives with her physician father and his sister, the meddlesome Aunt Penniman. Clift was a fine actor and a close friend of Elizabeth Taylor.

Osama bin Laden has made us a proposition. He is willing to end the war if the American people will denounce Democracy and embrace Islam. No more threat of terrorism, he’ll call off al Qaida; all we have to do to feel safe and secure in our homeland is to join him.

Travolta is set to play the lead role of John Gotti in Gotti: Three Generations, but recent rumors suggested Hollywood bosses had abandoned the project after two masseurs filed sexual assault lawsuits against their leading man.

Summer Stock. For those who fans of the theater, nothing beats this incredible film from 1950, where summer stock rises to entirely new heights thanks to fabulous performances by Gene Kelly, Phil Silvers, and the truly unique Judy Garland. Usually on satellite tv over at Robert Osborne at some point during the summer.

Their best films were made at The Hal Roach Studios where they had creative control. Stan Laurel was the best gag man Hollywood has ever known. He wrote and directed many of the laugh-filled sequences in their films there building a string of complications from a simple situation. Both he and Ollie were also brilliant actors who could each play the straight man for the other and still get his laughs.

You are going to have the best movie experience on TV with the DISH Network packages that bring you some of the most amazing movie channels available in the market. There are some movie channels that allow you to watch period movies. Apart from that there are channels that offer movies of different genre. You can get a number of premium movie packages that take care of all your entertainment needs. Most of these channels are available both in standard definition and high definition mode. If you have a high definition TV at your place, there is nothing better than watching a movie high definition. You are definitely going to love this experience.

Frankly, you’d be better served by just buying the original Tommy album by The Who rather than having your illusions destroyed by the sight of an extraordinary uncool Elton John as the pinball wizard. But hey, whatever floats your boat. Tommy is over the top and that alone may be worth the effort to see it for the first time on your TV using Netflix and the Roku.

St. Louis will be getting “The Birds”, the classic suspense film from director Alfred Hitchcock, along with host Mankiewicz and star Tippi Hedren. The screening will take place at the Hi-Pointe Theatre on Monday, April 4 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are free, but you have to reserve yours ahead of time as space is limited. They will become available online starting Monday, March 21. So remember the date; you won’t want to miss this great opportunity to see one of cinema’s great film stars in person, and a great movie on the big screen.

I recommend The Heiress to you highly, but you already know that! Look it up on Turner Classic Movies to see when they will run it again, or you can get a new or used VHS on Amazon, and eBay as well, at a good price. The Heiress is not yet out on DVD, but if you collect classic movies, you will really want to have this gem in your collection because you will want to watch it more than once.

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They also show black and white characters relating to each other as equals. Spectacular art direction and controlled, claustrophobic cinematography make this film heads above the rest. She knew I had inherited the “movie buff” gene from her.
If you are a regular moviegoer, you may find yourself a bit fed up with the Hollywood formula after a while. After all, it’s not the formula but the departure from the formula which turns an ordinary film into something great. The true masters recognize this fact and make their films accordingly. When you are in your home flipping through your satellite TV channels, you will find a number of opportunities if you want something outside of the typical. Here are five films you ought to check out.

Last April, after more than two decades away from the spotlight, Novak accepted TCM’s invitation to return to Hollywood as a special guest at the 2012 TCM Classic Film Festival. During that festival, she was honored with a hand and footprint ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre, followed by her extensive interview with Osborne in front of a packed house at The Avalon theater.

Hatfields and McCoys. The recent showing of the premiere program on the History Channel first seen on Memorial Day as a three-part miniseries drew a cable audience record. According to Bloomberg, “The program attracted more than 13.9 million viewers to become the most-watched non-sports telecast on an ad-supported cable network,” History channel owner A&E Television Networks said today in a statement. “More than 17 million people watched the debut and encore showing,” A&E said.

Summer Stock. For those who fans of the theater, nothing beats this incredible film from 1950, where summer stock rises to entirely new heights thanks to fabulous performances by Gene Kelly, Phil Silvers, and the truly unique Judy Garland. Usually on satellite tv over at Robert Osborne at some point during the summer.

“With all the success we have had at History, we felt strongly for some time that we should own historical drama, and in true History fashion, we have done it, with – pardon the pun – guns ablazin!” network president Nancy Dubuc boasted in the release.

Carl Dreyer’s 1932 movie, Vampyr was just released on a Criterion DVD in a two DVD set. The result is a handsome, pristinely presented movie. The set contains the movie in its’ original German language with English subtitles, a documentary about the making of the movie, archival footage, and tons of other goodies. The movie has several title cards throughout. In this version, the viewer can read the title cards in the original German with English subtitles or with the title cards in English.

Ghostbusters was named the funniest movie of the past 25 years by Entertainment Weekly. Now is not the time to get into the fact that if you put together all the laughs from the 25 movies on Entertainment Weekly’s list together you still wouldn’t have as many as if you watched Bubble Boy, Nacho Libre and Raising Arizona back to back to back. Ghostbusters is perhaps the least funny movie on this list, but it is the most recent comedic horror film to be successful at combining humor and chills. That must count for something, I guess.

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It might suffer from a bit of staginess, but other than that it is one of the finest dramas you are going to see. On Friday, December 14, the prime time focus on Lubitsch kicks off with “Trouble in Paradise” (1932) at 8 p.m.
Whenever a satellite TV subscription is on the menu, you know you’re going to get access to dozens of terrific movies on a nightly basis. The question is where to start. You’ll have choices in classic movies, comedies and just-released blockbusters right off the bat. Here are five films that will kick off your satellite subscription the right way.

Montgomery Clift portrays Morris Townsend. It is for you to decide whether Morris is a feckless, fortune-hunting cad or not. Clift was a fine actor and a close friend of Elizabeth Taylor. His notable roles include George in A Place In The Sun opposite Ms. Taylor; From Here to Eternity with Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr and Frank Sinatra; and The Young Lions with Marlon Brando and Dean Martin. Clift plays his role in The Heiress which just the right amount of charm and smarm to leave you wondering whether the marriage really is a good idea.

There are different segments to watch in this series that contain topics of Murder, Corrupt Cities, Ladies Night, Presumed Innocent, Gangsters, Couple Crime Sprees and Hostage Situations. Last Thursday covered “Murder”, that brought films first written as non-fiction novels to hit the big screen. The films began showing at 8 p.m. and ran for 12 hours throughout the night. Featured films were (in order) “In Cold Blood” (1967), “The Boston Strangler” (1968), “10 Rillington Place” (1971), “The Onion Field” (1979) and “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” (1997).

Grace wanted to return to the bright lights of Hollywood: Hitchcock offered her the lead in Marnie, but the public outcry in Monaco was too much—their princess as a kleptomaniac?—and she turned down the role. She also rejected Herbert Ross’s offer for The Turning Point—actually the kind Prince squashed the idea . . the same man who banned her film in Monaco!

Maureen O’Hara is probably the only actress to come from Ireland and become a big success in the U.S. This is saying a lot, because there have been many successful Irish actors in recent years, like Colin Farrell, who have made it big in Hollywood. But since she sizzled on the silver screen in the 40’s and 50’s, no big Irish actress has stormed the U.S. since her.

You’ve got the rare opportunity to catch Heath and his band on film at 1 p.m. Monday when Robert Osborne airs the 1960 caper picture “Jazz Boat.” Anthony Newley stars as handyman pretending to be a crook in this CinemaScope adventure, which includes Heath and Co. among the shipboard entertainment.

Maureen went on to be elected the President of the airline, making her the first female President of a scheduled airline in the U.S. After her husband’s death, she retired from making movies, only to be coaxed out of it a few times in her later life, first in 1991 to star with John Candy in ‘Only the Lonely’, and later for a string of TV movies.

They told us that they had a retreat house next to the main house that can sleep 16 people. We were amazed. My wife has been looking for several months for somewhere to hold a women’s retreat. Everything was so expensive. They offered their retreat house for a very reasonalbe rate and included breakfast for everyone. We walked through it and it was perfect for what my wife had in mind. After months of her looking and praying, the answer was given suddenly through our staycation in Pegram. God is amazing.

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The main host, Robert Osborne, is like a walking encyclopedia when it comes to movies. Three hitchhikers hold factory worker and family for ransom. If we embrace Islam there will be no more problems.

This is a glowing, warm, short and fuzzy nod to Turner Classic Movies, who will pay a November tribute to the Philly-born and bred model-cum-thespian’s 80th birthday.

Joseph Wambaugh, author of “The Onion Field” (1973), was a sergeant for the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). He wrote on the kidnapping of two officers by two crooks that led to the murder of one, Officer Ian James Campbell. The other officer who lived, Karl Hettinger, escaped and ended up at a farmhouse. The killers were Gregory Ulas Powell and Jimmy Lee Smith. One of the criminals, after killing Campbell, dumped him in an onion field near Bakersfield, California.

The Mann features begin at 8 p.m. Eastern time with “The Far Country” (1954), starring James Stewart, Ruth Roman, Corinne Calvet, and Walter Brennan. Set against the striking backdrop of the Alaskan wilderness, this is one of five Westerns directed by Mann and starring Jimmy Stewart.

Turner Classic Movies. The conservatory-level dedication that Turner Classic Movies brings to film history is unparalleled among satellite TV networks. Always uncut films – always commercial free and often with both introduction and post-film discussion by host Robert Osborne – are playing twenty-four hours a day to the delight of film fans. Ted Turner has committed his network’s considerable resources to creating something which benefits the public while benefitting this channel’s sterling reputation.

The film starred Richard Attenborough as John Christie, Judy Geeson as Beryl Evans and John Hurt as Timothy Evans. Richard Fleischer also directed this film.

Gomorrah. Another foreign film that has stunned and haunted American audiences since its premiere, Gomorrah is the darkest side of Italy yet to be seen at this end of the world. Approaching the mafia from its most hidden corners, Gomorrah is undoubtedly the most innovative film of the genre in a very long time.

The lawsuits were subsequently withdrawn and dismissed, and Gotti: Three Generations executive producer Marc Fiore is adamant for production was never affected by the false allegations.

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This channel brings you all the classic movies of Hollywood. Ghostbusters was named the funniest movie of the past 25 years by Entertainment Weekly. See it on satellite TV network IFC in high definition.
Whenever a satellite TV subscription is on the menu, you know you’re going to get access to dozens of terrific movies on a nightly basis. The question is where to start. You’ll have choices in classic movies, comedies and just-released blockbusters right off the bat. Here are five films that will kick off your satellite subscription the right way.

Lubitsch gets musical on Friday, December 21, with “The Love Parade” (1929) airing at 8 p.m. Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald star. MacDonald also stars in “Monte Carlo” (1930) at 10 p.m., this time with Jack Buchanan and Zasu Pitts. Chevalier and MacDonald are reunited and joined by Edward Everett Horton in “The Merry Widow” (1934) at midnight.

Memorial Day dawns at 6:15 a.m. with director David Lean’s 1957 masterpiece “The Bridge on the River Kwai.” Alec Guinness was Oscar’s Best Actor as the obsessive Col. Nicholson determined to build a POW bridge as a great symbol for Britain. It won six other Oscars including Best Picture and Score, which includes that unforgettable whistling march. At 5 p.m. don’t miss Myrna Loy, Fredric March and Dana Andrews in the definitive postwar drama “The Best Years of Our Lives” (1946). Eight Academy Awards went to this returning solider masterpiece including both Best Supporting Actor and an Honorary Award for Harold Russell, a real life vet who lost both hands shooting an army training film and makes an astounding acting debut as Homer Parrish.

On the other hand, “Little Caesar” was the first crime picture to have some serious homosexual subtext. (In fact, Burnett’s only complaint about the film version was changing Rico from lecherous heterosexual to repressed gay.) Rico is adored by his right-hand man Otero (George E. Stone), but he reserves his affection for Joe (even though he’s unconscious to the true depth of his feelings).

But if you aren’t planning on going out and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day the rowdy Irish way, you might want to stay in and watch beautiful, vibrant Irish actress Maureen O’Hara give John Wayne a run for his money in the film ‘The Quiet Man’, which showcases Maureen O’Hara’s bright beauty and sharp tongue, the rolling hills of the Irish countryside, and a very different side of actor John Wayne, who steps out of his role as a cowboy and into a role that could actually be his best. You can see Maureen O’Hara in ‘The Quiet Man’, airing on Robert Osborne on Tuesday, March 17th at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.

Eva Marie Saint, who is still alive and well in 2012, can currently be heard as the voice of Katara on the Nickelodeon cartoon, “The Legend of Korra.” You’ll also find her in “Because of Winn-Dixie” (2005) and “Superman Returns” (2006).

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken was the big screen vehicle that transferred the immensely popular Don Knotts out of Mayberry and into the exceedingly difficult world of trying to transform TV stardom into movie stardom. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken is a much beloved classic for those who grew up in the 1960s, combining the dedicated comic appeal of Knotts’ nervous guy within the ambience of a house that may or may not be haunted. Without question this is the finest comedic horror film not to feature any comedy duos or teams. Attaboy Luther!

The 1994 film The Little Rascals attempted to capture the fun of the original shorts but it could not quite pull it off. There was a magic in the time, place, and character of those original stories and child actors that just can’t be manufactured from our contemporary stock. Take a trip back in time and have a laugh with 24 hours of the original Our Gang on Tuesday.

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I do have one interesting bit of trivia that points to the utter absurdity of how Hollywood works. The Old Dark House, made in 1932, is perhaps the prototype for all comedic horror flicks to come in its wake.

When you look over a satellite TV program guide these days and see the number of HD networks available with any package, it’s difficult to decide what to watch. You may have a favorite show or you may like to explore different things every time you have the opportunity to relax for a while. With that in mind, there is a lot you can learn from anyone who has already done the homework and checked out the action beforehand. If you are looking for something to watch the next time you turn on the TV, check out these superior satellite networks.

The next morning we went into the kitchen for breakfast. The owners were sitting at the table waiting for us to eat with them. They said they were going to have a blessing and then suddenly reached out and took our hands. The man prayed a sincere and touching prayer for us and our meal. They are a delightful couple and we really enjoyed our excellent breakfast with them. Much of our conversation with these strangers was about our shared love for Jesus.

Big news for Wizard of Oz fans has been announced. Warner Bros. Home Video and Fathom Entertainment will be releasing one of America’s favorite movies, The Wizard of Oz, back into movie theaters. But there’s a catch. It’ll only be shown on the big screen one night only on September 23 at 7:00pm. The classic will be shown for the first time in high definition to commemorate the 70th anniversary of its release. Alongside the completely re-mastered film, a special behind the scenes documentary will be shown with an introduction by TCM’s Robert Osborne. The original film was released August 15, 1939 and generations of fans have been appreciating it since. Hopefully the re-release will introduce this timeless classic to a whole new generation.

At 9:30 p.m., TCM airs another Clifton Webb comedy, “Sitting Pretty” (1948). Walter Lang also directs this picture, which features Maureen O’Hara, Robert Young, Richard Haydn, and Louise Allbritton in addition to Webb. The film popularized the Mr. Belvedere character played by Webb, who would reprise the role in “Mr. Belvedere Goes to College” (1949) and “Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell” (1951).

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken was the big screen vehicle that transferred the immensely popular Don Knotts out of Mayberry and into the exceedingly difficult world of trying to transform TV stardom into movie stardom. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken is a much beloved classic for those who grew up in the 1960s, combining the dedicated comic appeal of Knotts’ nervous guy within the ambience of a house that may or may not be haunted. Without question this is the finest comedic horror film not to feature any comedy duos or teams. Attaboy Luther!

Our Gang was a 1922 short concerning a group of children coming to the aid of a widowed store owner. A whole series of shorts with casts of children sprang from it and were produced until 1944. The shorts are most commonly known by their syndicated TV title The Little Rascals.

During the tour, Cole was attacked on stage in Birmingham, Ala., by a group of white segregationists. Heath was so appalled he nearly canceled the remainder of the tour but was persuaded by Cole to continue. They remained firm friends until Cole’s death and collaborated musically on many occasions.

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On the other hand, an artist who could draw effusive praise from Count Basie (“Ted Heath . Both he and Ollie were also brilliant actors who could each play the straight man for the other and still get his laughs.

Turner Classic Movies gets into the family holiday spirit on Thanksgiving Day with a line-up featuring six classic family comedies. The schedule for Thursday, November 22, 2012, includes stars like Myrna Loy, Clifton Webb, Cary Grant, Doris Day, William Powell, Elizabeth Taylor, and Spencer Tracy. Here is the complete roster for Thursday’s family comedy showcase.

Scan all the network hits in HD. Whatever your opinion of the hit major network shows currently on TV, you might be seeing them for the first time when you get them in the high def format. There is something quaint about watching an NBC or ABC show in the old resolution format. Changing the game will give you a new lease on the programs, allowing you to see the art direction and subtleties of a well-shot series.

Is your interest piqued yet? Turner Classic Movies also highlights a “Star of the Month”. One night a week TCM features the movies of one actor or actress, or perhaps even a director. It takes many people to make these films, not just the actors, so all craftsmen are accented and appreciated.

The Insider. Michael Mann has made quite a name for himself with his technically adept and somewhat cold style of directing. The Insider is the type of film which benefits in a big way from the style, as whistleblower Russell Crowe looks to undermine the dark agenda of Big U.S. Tobacco. Al Pacino co-stars in this picture, which pits a serious man who does not want to see the spotlight against a story that needs to be told and a man who desperately wants to tell it. This pure drama should be seen in HD on premium networks.

If you are a fan of period movies or movies from a certain period of time like the golden era of Hollywood, you can now watch some good movie channels that offer movies from those eras. These channels include Robert Osborne or TCM. This channel brings you all the classic movies of Hollywood. You are sure to have a great time watching great movies like Citizen Kane and Ben Hur. You will love watching these movies over and over again. With DISH Network this channel is also available in DISH HD mode. Watching this channel on DISH HD you will get the best TV experience. Apart from TCM, you can also watch Epix The 3, a channel that brings you all the movies from 3 decades – 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s. This channel is sure to offer you the best entertainment.

Performance. Of all the rock stars who seemed like they might be able to do some acting, Mick Jagger would have had to top the list in the 1960s. Nicholas Roeg and Donald Cammell co-directed this highly experimental and influential film with Jagger and James Fox in the lead roles. What resulted was a picture so daring it received an ‘X’ rating and forced Fox – an established British actor – to quit the field for several years to grapple with the after-effects. Apparently, the mind games were not only taking place on-screen. See this landmark picture uncut and in HD on IFC.

During the tour, Cole was attacked on stage in Birmingham, Ala., by a group of white segregationists. Heath was so appalled he nearly canceled the remainder of the tour but was persuaded by Cole to continue. They remained firm friends until Cole’s death and collaborated musically on many occasions.

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However, the choices in movie networks definitely don’t stop there. Apparently, the mind games were not only taking place on-screen. It is for you to decide whether Morris is a feckless, fortune-hunting cad or not.

TCM has added six stars and seven cities to this year’s Road to Hollywood, the nationwide tour of free screenings leading up to the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood.

Touch of Evil. Stepping back nearly half a century in time never felt so good as when checking out this Orson Welles classic on satellite TV network Robert Osborne. Welles pulled out all the stops: Charlton Heston plays a Mexican, Marlene Dietrich a Gypsy and Welles himself a 300-pound corrupt border cop. There are scenes in this film that might not get by the censors in 2010, but Welles made his picture nonetheless.

Washington Square, an 1881 book by Henry James, is the book behind The Heiress and was, as a matter of fact, based upon a true incident that the author knew about. The book can be read online and, so intrigued was I by the film, that I did something I very rarely do: I did read the book after seeing the film. The film is very faithful to the book although the ending is slightly different.

The blockbuster book, released in 1994 by author John Berendt with the same title, still holds the record as the longest standing best seller on the New York Times Best Seller’s List (216 weeks). The plot is based on real life events in Savannah, Georgia in the 1980s on the murder of a male prostitute. Another character in the book and movie is The Lady Chablis, the black jazzy transsexual who is a drag queen and local entertainer.

Catch him in a good mood, and he babbled that he had to share his only Oscar nomination (for the 1958 flick The Defiant Ones) with co-star and fellow nominee Sidney Poitier.

Scared Stiff is the remake of The Ghost Breakers I was telling you about. I prefer the remake because I find Jerry Lewis to be infinitely funnier than Bob Hope. Scared Stiff is actually a Martin and Lewis film that essentially has the same plot as The Ghost Breakers, but adds to the mix the delight of Dean Martin singing and Jerry Lewis doing his bit. The mixture of Jerry Lewis’ unique brand of surreal humor grounded in a movie about zombies is nearly perfect. You cannot do better unless you go with Abbott & Costello themselves.

National Lampoon’s Vacation. Hitting the road with Chevy Chase and the gang for more hijinks summer and summer again definitely seems like the right recipe to kick the season off in the best way possible.

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It is deeply rooted in the African-American experience and hence its greatest artists tend to be born in the U.S.A. Tonight’s films, which will begin at 8, will concentrate on Couple Crime Sprees and Hostage Situations.

I would like to introduce you to a “friend” of mine that you may or not know. This friend is a TV station called Turner Classic Movies, dubbed TCM. It is carried by most basic cable networks.Years ago, my mother said, “There is a channel that shows some really good old movies.I think you should give it a try”. She knew I had inherited the “movie buff” gene from her. I decided to tune in to this classic movie channel.

Night owls can catch “Cimarron” (1960) at 1 a.m., starring Glenn Ford, Maria Schell, and Anne Baxter, with Russ Tamblyn, Mary Wickes, and Harry Morgan in supporting roles. Based on the novel by Edna Ferber, this 1960 adaptation was not as successful as the 1931 film of the same name, which won three Oscars, including Best Picture.

Other highlights of the June schedule include Eleanor Parker as Star of the Month, silent films on Sunday nights, and TCM Essentials Jr. with classic films for families every Sunday at 8 p.m. Visit the official TCM website for more programming information.

We still had time on our hands before we were to check in, so we drove out to Harpeth River State Park passing by Paul Overstreet’s house on our way. The park is known for Narrows of the Harpeth where in 1820 Montgomery Bell forced slave laborers to excavate a tunnel through a one-hundred-yard-wide rock ridge that separated the Harpeth River from itself. We walked down a long staircase and watched the water rush through the the slave-made tunnel.

School will cost a lot less as you only have to educate your sons. They will be taught to hate and be cruel. Daughters will be kept at home with their mothers and taught to be submissive wives.

The French Connection. One of the most exciting American films ever made, The French Connection stars a frenetic Gene Hackman in one of his signature roles. Whether it’s the undercover pursuit on the New York subway or the craziest chase ever on film, watching this movie will keep your attention no matter what is going on. Find out from TCM host Robert Osborne how they pulled off the chase scene under the elevated train and fasten your seatbelt for a thrilling ride in HD.

If I had to voice one complaint, I guess it would be that TCM has a vast library of films, yet they sometimes show a select few movies too many times. They should vary the schedule a little better. Other than that, it is usually a pleasure to watch Turner Classic Movies.

Think of the money that can be saved on political campaigns. There will be no need for debate as there will not be a choice of which politician to vote for. There will only be one name on the ballot. Democratic elections will be a thing of the past. Osama’s man will be unanimously elected.

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The films began showing at 8 p.m. and ran for 12 hours throughout the night. Ralph Richardson is superb as the worldly-wise yet blind father in The Heiress. Turner Classic Movies also highlights a “Star of the Month”.
I would like to introduce you to a “friend” of mine that you may or not know. This friend is a TV station called Turner Classic Movies, dubbed TCM. It is carried by most basic cable networks.Years ago, my mother said, “There is a channel that shows some really good old movies.I think you should give it a try”. She knew I had inherited the “movie buff” gene from her. I decided to tune in to this classic movie channel.

TCM displays films the way that they were originally shown in theaters. As they say on Turner, “uncut and commercia-free.” What movies they have! It has been an education for me to see some of these great actors and actresses perform. Most of them I knew, of course, but this channel has really exposed their myriad of work to me. Even silent movies are shown, reflecting a time when the industry was still very young.

If you are a fan of period movies or movies from a certain period of time like the golden era of Hollywood, you can now watch some good movie channels that offer movies from those eras. These channels include Robert Osborne or TCM. This channel brings you all the classic movies of Hollywood. You are sure to have a great time watching great movies like Citizen Kane and Ben Hur. You will love watching these movies over and over again. With DISH Network this channel is also available in DISH HD mode. Watching this channel on DISH HD you will get the best TV experience. Apart from TCM, you can also watch Epix The 3, a channel that brings you all the movies from 3 decades – 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s. This channel is sure to offer you the best entertainment.

“With all the success we have had at History, we felt strongly for some time that we should own historical drama, and in true History fashion, we have done it, with – pardon the pun – guns ablazin!” network president Nancy Dubuc boasted in the release.

The series has brought related topics that include Murder, Corrupt Cities, Ladies Night, Presumed Innocent and Gangsters. Tonight’s films, which will begin at 8, will concentrate on Couple Crime Sprees and Hostage Situations. The two topics shows those with reckless behavior who relentlessly kill and challenge others, the system, and themselves as they face their demise in the end.

The Seven Year Itch. Okay, this one might be a little bit more about affairs and the monotony of monogamy, but the premise is centered around what happens when one thinks it wise to send the family off on vacation to Maine alone while a dreamy model rents the apartment above yours. And for so many, nothing is more summer than summer in New York City, so for that alone, this is worth watching. Since this is Marilyn Monroe in her most famous role ever, there should be no trouble finding this on satellite tv at any given point during the summer.

Young Frankenstein is a comedic horror flick that manages to escape beyond parody. This Mel Brooks remake of Son of Frankenstein (although it contains some elements of Bride of Frankenstein and very few elements of the original Frankenstein) is the gold standard for movies that combine horror with laughs. The non-talents who waste perfectly good celluloid by making those Scary Movies could learn about a million things from watching movies instead of making movies; watching movies like Young Frankenstein.

Laurel and Hardy films frequently employ tit for tat sequences and even include a 1935 short bearing that title. Other trademarks of the duo include Stan’s great crying jags, Stan scratching his unruly mopped head, Ollie’s embarassed tie twiddle, and Ollie’s famous quip, “Here’s another fine mess you’ve gotten us into.” Oliver also had a gift for giving great exasperated looks straight into the camera. Stan was sharp enough to realize these could be used to allow time for laughs much in the same way a stage actor holds for laughter.

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A wealthy couple about to go on a sailing trip picks up a rugged drifter and decides to use him as a deckhand. They told us we should see the new city park on the Harpeth River. By the late ’30s, he was playing as a sideman on Benny Carter albums.

Are you ready for the summer? That’s what the “Meatballs” theme song asks while it rolls footage of counselors arriving at summer camp, ready to take on the challenge of rearing some children at their temporary home away from home. But that’s just one of the many summer flicks that finds itself getting aired in heavy rotation during the warmer months, and there’s definitely a reason why.

Body of Evidence. Abel Ferrara’s shot at a straight studio movie of course went haywire from very early on, but Joe Mantegna and Willem Dafoe played well opposite Madonna, in one of her biggest roles. Ferrara’s taste for pulp got in the way of what could have been a better film, but this picture is definitely worth a look for the Material Girl’s solid work.

TCM also shows short flicks that were originally interjected between feature pictures in the theater. The main host, Robert Osborne, is like a walking encyclopedia when it comes to movies. He is quick with trivia and facts about stars, directors, and cameramen on these films. He also inserts interesting anecdotes in regard to each picture that is shown.

But what to look for when you’re deciding to surf the channels? After all, there are so many different summer blockbusters, you could easily just get caught in a never-ending world of aliens and super sharks and dinosaurs. Instead of looking for those box office hits, here are five great and easy-to-find summer flicks that tend to run on satellite tv all June, July, and August.

Heath was inspired by Miller and his Army Air Force Band and spoke with Miller at length about forming his own band when Miller toured England with the USAF Orchestra. Heath admired the immaculate precision of the Miller ensemble and felt confident that he could emulate Miller’s success with his own orchestra.

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken was the big screen vehicle that transferred the immensely popular Don Knotts out of Mayberry and into the exceedingly difficult world of trying to transform TV stardom into movie stardom. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken is a much beloved classic for those who grew up in the 1960s, combining the dedicated comic appeal of Knotts’ nervous guy within the ambience of a house that may or may not be haunted. Without question this is the finest comedic horror film not to feature any comedy duos or teams. Attaboy Luther!

4:15 a.m. – Of Human Bondage (1964) – This adaptation of Somerset Maugham’s classic romance, Novak stars as a poor waitress who attracts the passions of a young doctor, played by Laurence Harvey. Robert Morley, Siobhan McKenna, Roger Livesey and Brenda Fricker co-star under the direction of Ken Hughes.

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Our Gang was a 1922 short concerning a group of children coming to the aid of a widowed store owner. His 2008 kiss-and-tell bio made headlines, dishing all the women with whom he slept. Three hitchhikers hold factory worker and family for ransom.

When the Best Actor Oscar was handed to Jeff Bridges at the 2010 Academy Awards, many people were surprised to know that it was his first win. Bridges’ career has been filled with great performances, some of them truly iconic (everyone knows ‘the Dude’). Crazy Heart is an excellent picture, but it is also a good time to check in on Bridges’ best work, which spans several decades. Check out these five films now playing on satellite TV networks that showcase Bridges in a variety of roles.

Vertigo. Perhaps the great masterpiece of all the Hitchcock classics, Vertigo continues to confound and delight viewers. Perhaps it’s the director’s elegant mix of close-ups and San Francisco landscapes, or simply the way he unfolds the haunting tale. Either way, few movies succeed in spellbinding viewers quite like this one. After the restoration was completed in the 1990’s, new prints of Vertigo have been one of the highlights of the Robert Osborne archive on satellite TV.

Rosemary’s Baby. Polanski did his fair share of horror pictures over the years, but Rosemary’s Baby is the type of film legends are made of. Mia Farrow and John Cassavettes star in this picture about the wrong sort of child coming into the wrong couple’s arms. Polanski showed a facility with this difficult subject matter and didn’t shy away when things got really scary. See this film uncut on HBO HD networks.

The next morning we went into the kitchen for breakfast. The owners were sitting at the table waiting for us to eat with them. They said they were going to have a blessing and then suddenly reached out and took our hands. The man prayed a sincere and touching prayer for us and our meal. They are a delightful couple and we really enjoyed our excellent breakfast with them. Much of our conversation with these strangers was about our shared love for Jesus.

Joseph Wambaugh, author of “The Onion Field” (1973), was a sergeant for the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). He wrote on the kidnapping of two officers by two crooks that led to the murder of one, Officer Ian James Campbell. The other officer who lived, Karl Hettinger, escaped and ended up at a farmhouse. The killers were Gregory Ulas Powell and Jimmy Lee Smith. One of the criminals, after killing Campbell, dumped him in an onion field near Bakersfield, California.

The prime time slot at 8 p.m. Eastern time goes to “Cheaper by the Dozen” (1950), which stars Clifton Webb and Myrna Loy as real-life couple Frank and Lillian Gilbreth. Directed by Walter Lang, the film also features performances by Jeanne Crain, Betty Lynn, Mildred Natwick, and Sara Allgood. This is the original film adaptation of the memoir written by the Gilbreths’ children, which was later also the inspiration for a 2003 film starring Steve Martin.

The Pianist. In many ways the comeback Polanski film, he tells the story of a classical pianist trying to escape Nazi persecution and sure death as the Germans take over Poland. Some have called it his most personal film and it is a stirring picture from reel to reel. Best Actor Oscar went to Adrien Brody. Satellite TV premium networks continue to showcase this modern classic.

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Big news for Wizard of Oz fans has been announced. Chevalier and MacDonald are reunited and joined by Edward Everett Horton in “The Merry Widow” (1934) at midnight. If we embrace Islam there will be no more problems.
Everyone likes to kick back with a comedy or see a moving drama, but when it’s time to get your pulse racing there is nothing like a top-notch thriller. Here is a list of the five greatest American thrillers and how to access the films with satellite TV.

The two criminals were apprehended and sent to prison. Smith was released in 1982 but continued to have run-ins with the law until his death in 2007. Powell still remains in prison. Information on Wikipedia stated that “At his parole-board hearing on January 27, 2010, he was denied parole. In a January 21, 2010 letter to state corrections officials, Los Angeles Police Union President Paul Weber urged the board to deny parole, calling Powell a “vicious murderer who has not yet paid his debt to society.” In 2011 Powell was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

See all the movies. Premium satellite networks are going to deliver the biggest movies of the year and from recent vintage besides delivering all the original series. However, the choices in movie networks definitely don’t stop there. From smaller networks like the Independent Film Channel and Robert Redford’s Sundance Channel to the gem of all film networks, Robert Osborne, there are countless options. Seeing all the greatest films in high def technology will awaken any tired TV viewer.

Can’t stay up for the late shows? TCM has another Western, “Westward the Women” (1952), earlier on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. Directed by William A. Wellman, this women’s frontier story stars Robert Taylor, Denise Darcel, and Beverly Dennis as members of a wagon train headed across untamed wilderness.

The film starred Richard Attenborough as John Christie, Judy Geeson as Beryl Evans and John Hurt as Timothy Evans. Richard Fleischer also directed this film.

YES. The World Series champion New York Yankees of course have to have their own HD work. How else to spread the legend and tell tales of pinstripe lore? Other than producing rather exquisite propaganda, the different shows like “Yankees on Deck” (for kids) really do represent the franchise very well. On top of that, where else can you watch a vintage baseball game (under the “Yankees Classics” banner) in the middle of January? Fans of any team will enjoy seeing these blasts from the past.

She was a popular pinup girl with the servicemen in her heyday, and started acting in films in her teens. At 88, she’s the only cast member of ‘Miracle on 34th Street’, in which she plays the cynical mother of Susan, that is still living today. She was very athletic, performing most of her own stunts, and had an amazing voice that she put to use in a few of her film roles. After two unsuccessful marriages early in her life, she was married to ambitious aviator Charles Blair, which led to the two of them opening their own commuter seaplane service in the Caribbean in the 70’s. They were a very happy couple until tragedy struck in 1978; he was killed doing what he loved doing best; flying a plane.

Casablanca. It made Humphrey Bogart a star; it handled the war extremely well; it pitted Nazis against the free world and love against honor. Was there ever a better drama? Do yourself a favor and check out this film on TCM with host Robert Osborne.

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One night a week TCM features the movies of one actor or actress, or perhaps even a director. Most of these channels are available both in standard definition and high definition mode. However, it’s best not to get caught up in parodies.
Are you planning to have a great movie time this weekend? Well, there is absolutely no need to go to a movie theater to catch the latest movies. With a little help from DISH Network, the leading pay TV provider in the United States you can now enjoy the best movie experience right at your home. You can watch the best of movies including the latest blockbusters to the old classics with the satellite TV provider. So, irrespective of your movie choicest you can always get the most amazing movie experience at home with this pay TV provider in the United States.

Boston: Tuesday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. @ Brattle Theatre. Royal Wedding, hosted by Leonard Maltin with special guest Jane Powell. Tickets available February 26.

Not familiar with the trombonist and band leader? Well, perhaps you’ve got good reason. Heath’s popularity peaked in the first two decades after World War II and the man himself died in 1967. On the other hand, an artist who could draw effusive praise from Count Basie (“Ted Heath . He scares me to death . I think Ted is the best precision band and so very entertaining”) deserves our attention.

Classic film fans, have I got a treat for you. The second Turner Classic Movies Film Festival will take place on April 28-May 1 in Hollywood, but if you can make it there, there’s still a chance for you to participate in the fun. Leading up to the actual festival, TCM will be hosting a Road to Hollywood Tour. Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz, who host the great films that air 24/7 on the cable channel that is a favorite of film buffs, will be traveling to ten cities across the country to present screenings of some of the greatest films of all time. At each screening, one of the hosts as well as a star from the movie will be on hand for a discussion of the film.

Washington Square, an 1881 book by Henry James, is the book behind The Heiress and was, as a matter of fact, based upon a true incident that the author knew about. The book can be read online and, so intrigued was I by the film, that I did something I very rarely do: I did read the book after seeing the film. The film is very faithful to the book although the ending is slightly different.

At 11:30 p.m., TCM presents Robert Taylor in “Devil’s Doorway.” Louis Calhern and Paula Raymond also star in this story of a Native American Civil War hero.

National Lampoon’s Vacation. Hitting the road with Chevy Chase and the gang for more hijinks summer and summer again definitely seems like the right recipe to kick the season off in the best way possible.

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Eastern with “All Fall Down” (1962), which also stars Warren Beatty, Karl Malden, and Angela Lansbury. But their greatest strength is much simpler: they are a lot of fun. This was the joint effort of Lucille Ball and then-husband Desi Arnaz.

There is, of course, ample reason for that. Jazz is, after all, America’s indigenous art form. It is deeply rooted in the African-American experience and hence its greatest artists tend to be born in the U.S.A.

Travolta is set to play the lead role of John Gotti in Gotti: Three Generations, but recent rumors suggested Hollywood bosses had abandoned the project after two masseurs filed sexual assault lawsuits against their leading man.

Half Nelson. Part of the fun of getting access to satellite networks is seeing the films which don’t make all of the award shows and set box office records. Try Half Nelson on for size on the HD Independent Film Channel. Ryan Gosling stars as a New York City public school teacher with a good heart but a bad drug problem. Gosling shines in the lead role, a performance which was somewhat overshadowed by Forest Whitaker’s Oscar-winning role in The Last King of Scotland.

The Old Dark House, made in 1932, is perhaps the prototype for all comedic horror flicks to come in its wake. This movie was made by the king of the horror movie studios, Universal Studios, but was not made for terror like Dracula or Frankenstein or The Wolf Man. The Old Dark House has much more in common with The Invisible Man. It is a funny haunted house movie proving that such a thing can be done, Haunted Mansion notwithstanding. The only downside to The Old Dark House is that is hard to track. It was taken out of circulation for a long time and was even briefly considered to a “lost film.” It started appearing on TV infrequently against in the early 1990s and now occasionally pops up on Robert Osborne. If you are lucky enough to catch it on TCM set some time aside; it’s really worth it.

The final night of Lubitsch films takes place on Friday, December 28, beginning with the brilliant “Ninotchka” (1939) at 8 p.m. Greta Garbo stars as a serious-minded Russian agent whose frozen heart is thawed by a romantic Parisian spring and the persistent attentions of Melvyn Douglas. Another Lubitsch favorite, “To Be or Not to Be” (1942), follows at 10 p.m. Jack Benny and Carole Lombard star as Polish actors drawn into resistance efforts to foil a Nazi plot. “The Lady in Ermine” (1948), starring Betty Grable, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and Cesar Romero, airs at 11:45 p.m. Night owls can stay up for the last Lubitsch movie of the program, “That Uncertain Feeling” (1941), at 1:30 a.m. Merle Oberon, Melvyn Douglas, and Burgess Meredith star.

Glengarry Glen Ross. One look at this literary title will tell you that serious things went into this film. David Mamet’s adaptation of his own hit play captures the essence of greed in the 1980’s and is a real Death of a Salesman for our times. You might need to talk yourself down after all the cursing and berating involved, but the performances of Ed Harris, Al Pacino, Kevin Spacey and especially Jack Lemmon (who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar) will renew your faith in the acting craft. This film’s electricity is often revived on satellite TV networks like HBO.

The prime time slot at 8 p.m. Eastern time goes to “Cheaper by the Dozen” (1950), which stars Clifton Webb and Myrna Loy as real-life couple Frank and Lillian Gilbreth. Directed by Walter Lang, the film also features performances by Jeanne Crain, Betty Lynn, Mildred Natwick, and Sara Allgood. This is the original film adaptation of the memoir written by the Gilbreths’ children, which was later also the inspiration for a 2003 film starring Steve Martin.

Ghostbusters was named the funniest movie of the past 25 years by Entertainment Weekly. Now is not the time to get into the fact that if you put together all the laughs from the 25 movies on Entertainment Weekly’s list together you still wouldn’t have as many as if you watched Bubble Boy, Nacho Libre and Raising Arizona back to back to back. Ghostbusters is perhaps the least funny movie on this list, but it is the most recent comedic horror film to be successful at combining humor and chills. That must count for something, I guess.

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Oliver Stone’s take on one of the key moments in American history is still angering historians and dividing critics. If you enjoy Ghostbusters you may just find yourself enjoying the Ghost Breakers. In fact, the whole Constitution will be set aside.
When the Best Actor Oscar was handed to Jeff Bridges at the 2010 Academy Awards, many people were surprised to know that it was his first win. Bridges’ career has been filled with great performances, some of them truly iconic (everyone knows ‘the Dude’). Crazy Heart is an excellent picture, but it is also a good time to check in on Bridges’ best work, which spans several decades. Check out these five films now playing on satellite TV networks that showcase Bridges in a variety of roles.

Summer Rental. If slapstick comedy is your thing, this popular 1980s gem, featuring an early performance from John Candy, shows all of the ways that things can go terribly wrong while you’re just trying to rent a nice summer place at the beach for you and your family. Worth seeing just for Rip Torn’s performance.

Boston: Tuesday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. @ Brattle Theatre. Royal Wedding, hosted by Leonard Maltin with special guest Jane Powell. Tickets available February 26.

“With all the success we have had at History, we felt strongly for some time that we should own historical drama, and in true History fashion, we have done it, with – pardon the pun – guns ablazin!” network president Nancy Dubuc boasted in the release.

While Olivia De Havilland undoubtedly owns the movie, these powerhouse actors are all excellent in The Heiress, which is also notable for its 1840 period settings in New York City. Most of the action takes place in the Sloper parlor. It’s far from the type of ‘action’ that modern moviegoers have become accustomed to. Nevertheless, The Heiress is so worth watching just for the subtle nuances that Olivia De Havilland brings to her portrayal, as well as those of Montgomery Clift. It is small wonder that Olivia won an Academy Award for her magnificent performance in The Heiress.

Each Thursday during Turkey Month, TCM will air the films of the graceful Grace . . . even if some of the flicks are turkeys. TCM host Robert Osborne will serve up some tasty facts about her Royal’s royal career.

The Tenant. Once Polanski left Hollywood following his scandal, he had to go to Europe and make films with less than steady support. To save money, he stars in this picture himself, though some would say to great effect. A quiet, unassuming man moves into an apartment building in Paris, only to discover that everyone is trying to get him to commit suicide. After all, that is exactly what the last tenant did. The Tenant is black comedy at its darkest and is featured on the Independent Film Channel in HD.

Maureen O’Hara remained a fan of John Wayne the rest of her life, and often spoke of him fondly. The two starred in many films together, but ‘The Quiet Man’ is definitely their best, and it best displays her in all of her Irish glory. Maureen has a lust for life that many Irish are proud of; at 88, she’s still the same athletic actress, pinup girl, and sharp-tongued lass that she’s always been. So don’t miss seeing her at her best in the film, and here’s a tip for all of you unsavvy wannabe Irishmen out there: if a beautiful redhead like Maureen says, “Top of the morning to ya!” on St. Patrick’s Day, don’t be a quiet man! Respond with, “and the rest of the day to you!” Or just be prepared to witness the ire of a beautiful Irish girl!

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If you ever want to see a great parody of a foreign film, check out the Simpsons. Eastern time with “The Far Country” (1954), starring James Stewart, Ruth Roman, Corinne Calvet, and Walter Brennan. Jazz is, after all, America’s indigenous art form.
When the Best Actor Oscar was handed to Jeff Bridges at the 2010 Academy Awards, many people were surprised to know that it was his first win. Bridges’ career has been filled with great performances, some of them truly iconic (everyone knows ‘the Dude’). Crazy Heart is an excellent picture, but it is also a good time to check in on Bridges’ best work, which spans several decades. Check out these five films now playing on satellite TV networks that showcase Bridges in a variety of roles.

Big news for Wizard of Oz fans has been announced. Warner Bros. Home Video and Fathom Entertainment will be releasing one of America’s favorite movies, The Wizard of Oz, back into movie theaters. But there’s a catch. It’ll only be shown on the big screen one night only on September 23 at 7:00pm. The classic will be shown for the first time in high definition to commemorate the 70th anniversary of its release. Alongside the completely re-mastered film, a special behind the scenes documentary will be shown with an introduction by TCM’s Robert Osborne. The original film was released August 15, 1939 and generations of fans have been appreciating it since. Hopefully the re-release will introduce this timeless classic to a whole new generation.

Is your interest piqued yet? Turner Classic Movies also highlights a “Star of the Month”. One night a week TCM features the movies of one actor or actress, or perhaps even a director. It takes many people to make these films, not just the actors, so all craftsmen are accented and appreciated.

Actor Tony Curtis played the role of Albert DeSalvo in the movie; Henry Fonda portrayed John S. Bottomly, the detective credited for getting DeSalvo’s confession. In 1969 Curtis received a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Actor – Drama for his role and the film won an Edgar Allen Poe Award (Edgar Award) for Best Motion Picture. The film was directed by Richard Fleischer. Gerold Frank also wrote three other novels that were made into movies.

The morning begins at 6 a.m. Eastern with “All Fall Down” (1962), which also stars Warren Beatty, Karl Malden, and Angela Lansbury. In “The Sandpiper” (1965) at 8 a.m., Saint appears with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. James Garner and Rod Taylor join Saint for the war thriller, “36 Hours” (1965), at 10 a.m.

Olivia De Havilland is most famous for her role as the kind and gentle Miss Mellie in the 1939 blockbuster, Gone With The Wind. Olivia was nominated for an Academy Award as best supporting actress for that role. However, Miss De Havilland walked away with the Oscar for Best Actress for her stellar performance in The Heiress. It was her second Academy Award, the first for her compelling work in the 1946 film, To Each His Own.

I recommend The Heiress to you highly, but you already know that! Look it up on Turner Classic Movies to see when they will run it again, or you can get a new or used VHS on Amazon, and eBay as well, at a good price. The Heiress is not yet out on DVD, but if you collect classic movies, you will really want to have this gem in your collection because you will want to watch it more than once.

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The Oscar he received for From Here to Eternity was no fluke. Here are some ways to use a satellite subscription to end the boring trend once and for all. The festival will be held March 19-22 at the Classic Center in Athens, GA.
Everyone likes to kick back with a comedy or see a moving drama, but when it’s time to get your pulse racing there is nothing like a top-notch thriller. Here is a list of the five greatest American thrillers and how to access the films with satellite TV.

The Man with the Golden Arm. Frank Sinatra was the undisputed heavyweight champion of the entertainment world by the late 1950s and he could do just about whatever he wanted. Taking on the role of a heroin addict in this film seemed to be a bit of a gamble to many critics, but Sinatra went the distance, proving his acting ability was equal to his golden voice. The Oscar he received for From Here to Eternity was no fluke. See this classic on Robert Osborne in high definition.

The Seven Year Itch. Okay, this one might be a little bit more about affairs and the monotony of monogamy, but the premise is centered around what happens when one thinks it wise to send the family off on vacation to Maine alone while a dreamy model rents the apartment above yours. And for so many, nothing is more summer than summer in New York City, so for that alone, this is worth watching. Since this is Marilyn Monroe in her most famous role ever, there should be no trouble finding this on satellite tv at any given point during the summer.

Get into the premium action. For some TV viewers, everything starts and ends with the series on premium satellite TV networks like HBO and Showtime. Californication, Big Love and The Tudors are just a few of the series captivating subscribers recently. Premium packages make access to these networks easy, allowing you to survey the home entertainment scene in its entirety. If you can’t be around when the show originally airs, you will be able to check it out later using the free on-demand feature.

The casts of characters changed over the run of Our Gang as of course they would have to as children grew older. Best remembered may be Alfalfa, the lovesick crooner with “personality,” a slick of hair standing straight up on the crown of his head. Then of course there was the chubby brains of the outfit, Spanky, the beautiful and talented Darla, and the beloved mutt with the black ring around one eye, Petey the Dog. In addition were a whole gang of loveable scalawags with monickers such as Wheezer, Buckwheat, Froggy, Chubby, and Mary Ann.

Harold Eugene Roach, Sr. began working in Hollywood as an extra in silent films. In 1914, he began producing and directing his own shorts with his friend Harold Lloyd. Then, in 1919, Roach built the studio that would become the comedy giant. Harold Lloyd became Hollywood’s highest grossing actor in the early 1920’s. The studio produced classic shorts and later some feature length films until 1960.

The lawsuits were subsequently withdrawn and dismissed, and Gotti: Three Generations executive producer Marc Fiore is adamant for production was never affected by the false allegations.

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They will not be allowed to leave the house without a chaperon. See this classic on Robert Osborne in high definition. To save money, he stars in this picture himself, though some would say to great effect.
If you ever want to see a great parody of a foreign film, check out the Simpsons. The terrific writers of that show have often spoofed foreign films in hilarious ways. However, it’s best not to get caught up in parodies. Right now on satellite TV, these five dynamic foreign films are guaranteed to deliver the goods at any viewing.

Turner Classic Movies. The conservatory-level dedication that Turner Classic Movies brings to film history is unparalleled among satellite TV networks. Always uncut films – always commercial free and often with both introduction and post-film discussion by host Robert Osborne – are playing twenty-four hours a day to the delight of film fans. Ted Turner has committed his network’s considerable resources to creating something which benefits the public while benefitting this channel’s sterling reputation.

Maureen O’Hara is probably the only actress to come from Ireland and become a big success in the U.S. This is saying a lot, because there have been many successful Irish actors in recent years, like Colin Farrell, who have made it big in Hollywood. But since she sizzled on the silver screen in the 40’s and 50’s, no big Irish actress has stormed the U.S. since her.

I think Purple Rain was the movie that convinced me Roger Ebert had lost his mind. Not only did he give Purple Rain a glowing review, but this mess even made his top ten list. I can remember renting Purple Rain and staring wide-eyed with my jaws agape that this movie had gotten such rave reviews. It’s dreadful, perfectly dreadful. But you may like it.

Talk about stars! Most of these pictures took place when Hollywood still touted glitz and glamour. Huge box office draws included Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Carol Lombard, Edward G. Robinson, Barbara Stanwyck, James Cagney , Judy Garland, Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Jean Harlow, Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Jack Lemmon, William Holden, Myrna Loy, William Powell, Kate Hepburn, Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor, Elvis, Sidney Poitier, Robert Mitchum, Burt Lancaster, Marlon Brando, Jimmy Stewart.Whew! There are literally too many stars to mention. I’m sure I missed some other greats.

Is your interest piqued yet? Turner Classic Movies also highlights a “Star of the Month”. One night a week TCM features the movies of one actor or actress, or perhaps even a director. It takes many people to make these films, not just the actors, so all craftsmen are accented and appreciated.

The Independent Film Channel. Movie lovers are always on the lookout for commercial-free, uncut films to enjoy when there is time. Unfortunately, so many different networks are cutting up films and/or running commercials every few minutes that pass. Are these movies or old TV reruns? Locate IFC on your satellite TV guide and check out excellent movies (many of which are less “independent” than classic) without any network fiddling.

The Hangover. For a wild ride, few movies in recent memory work quite as well as The Hangover. Bradley Cooper stars in this picture about a harmless bachelor party gone bad, but it’s Zach Galifianakis who steals the show as the unhinged brother of the bride-to-be. Galifianakis accidentally drugs the entire crew and leaves everyone without a memory of the night before. Once a tiger and an infant turn up in the hotel room, the partiers have a lot of questions to answer – including the whereabouts of the groom. This picture is featured on all of the HBO HD networks.

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Mia Farrow and John Cassavettes star in this picture about the wrong sort of child coming into the wrong couple’s arms. Sloper, with Maggie Smith and Ben Chaplin as the other two main characters. Check out The Big Lebowski on IFC in high definition.

The phenomenon of using a popular musician in a movie is nothing new. After all, one of the earliest sound pictures featured none other than Al Jolson as its star in The Jazz Singer. In the subsequent 80 years or so, directors have been bold enough to use stars as unlikely as Art Garfunkel and Tom Waits as the leads in their films. Flipping through your satellite TV guide, you are bound to come across some of the best marriages of the film and music world. Here are five films that shouldn’t be missed.

The trailer for The Wolfman remake was released this week. The hyped film won’t be released until Feburary 2010, but from the looks of it, it might be worth the wait. The new movie stars Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, and Emily Blunt. Lon Chaney Jr., Claude Rains, and Evelyn Ankers originally played these roles in the George Waggoner 1941 original. Check out the trailer here.

Each Thursday during Turkey Month, TCM will air the films of the graceful Grace . . . even if some of the flicks are turkeys. TCM host Robert Osborne will serve up some tasty facts about her Royal’s royal career.

While Olivia De Havilland undoubtedly owns the movie, these powerhouse actors are all excellent in The Heiress, which is also notable for its 1840 period settings in New York City. Most of the action takes place in the Sloper parlor. It’s far from the type of ‘action’ that modern moviegoers have become accustomed to. Nevertheless, The Heiress is so worth watching just for the subtle nuances that Olivia De Havilland brings to her portrayal, as well as those of Montgomery Clift. It is small wonder that Olivia won an Academy Award for her magnificent performance in The Heiress.

On the other hand, “Little Caesar” was the first crime picture to have some serious homosexual subtext. (In fact, Burnett’s only complaint about the film version was changing Rico from lecherous heterosexual to repressed gay.) Rico is adored by his right-hand man Otero (George E. Stone), but he reserves his affection for Joe (even though he’s unconscious to the true depth of his feelings).

Scan all the network hits in HD. Whatever your opinion of the hit major network shows currently on TV, you might be seeing them for the first time when you get them in the high def format. There is something quaint about watching an NBC or ABC show in the old resolution format. Changing the game will give you a new lease on the programs, allowing you to see the art direction and subtleties of a well-shot series.

Laurel and Hardy films frequently employ tit for tat sequences and even include a 1935 short bearing that title. Other trademarks of the duo include Stan’s great crying jags, Stan scratching his unruly mopped head, Ollie’s embarassed tie twiddle, and Ollie’s famous quip, “Here’s another fine mess you’ve gotten us into.” Oliver also had a gift for giving great exasperated looks straight into the camera. Stan was sharp enough to realize these could be used to allow time for laughs much in the same way a stage actor holds for laughter.

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Throw in Diane Keaton and James Caan (plus De Niro for part II) and it’s not even fair. They will become available online starting Monday, March 21. The kids are poor yet never down and never at a loss for finding adventure.
When the Best Actor Oscar was handed to Jeff Bridges at the 2010 Academy Awards, many people were surprised to know that it was his first win. Bridges’ career has been filled with great performances, some of them truly iconic (everyone knows ‘the Dude’). Crazy Heart is an excellent picture, but it is also a good time to check in on Bridges’ best work, which spans several decades. Check out these five films now playing on satellite TV networks that showcase Bridges in a variety of roles.

Catherine’s father is not so eager to welcome Morris into the fold – he suspects that Morris is really after the $30,000 that Olivia will possess after his death, and strenuously opposes the union. Aunt Penniman, on the other hand, is very excited about the marriage and delighted to play go-between to the lovers.

There are different segments to watch in this series that contain topics of Murder, Corrupt Cities, Ladies Night, Presumed Innocent, Gangsters, Couple Crime Sprees and Hostage Situations. Last Thursday covered “Murder”, that brought films first written as non-fiction novels to hit the big screen. The films began showing at 8 p.m. and ran for 12 hours throughout the night. Featured films were (in order) “In Cold Blood” (1967), “The Boston Strangler” (1968), “10 Rillington Place” (1971), “The Onion Field” (1979) and “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” (1997).

TCM mentioned on its website that the mere mention of the infamous crime organization was not taboo when this film was made. It wasn’t until “The Godfather” was released in 1972 that the word “Mafia” was banned from a film due to extensive lobbying by the Italian Anti-Defamation League.

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. To get an idea of how American cinema has changed between the 1970s and the 2000s, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot is the perfect primer. Part road comedy, part crime film and generally just an interesting picture from Michael Cimino, Bridges and Clint Eastwood are teamed up as a couple of rambling rogues. Bridges got a nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his work. See this film in HD on Robert Osborne.

Summer Rental. If slapstick comedy is your thing, this popular 1980s gem, featuring an early performance from John Candy, shows all of the ways that things can go terribly wrong while you’re just trying to rent a nice summer place at the beach for you and your family. Worth seeing just for Rip Torn’s performance.

2046. Foreign film lovers gushed over Wong Kar-Wai’s devastating tale of unrequited love In the Mood for Love. 2046 takes the same concept and tells a much darker side of the story, with Tony Leung’s character losing his chivalrous side and part of the action happening in the future. To be enchanted and stimulated intellectually at once is the filmmaker’s ultimate goal, and Wong Kar-Wai succeeded yet again with this film. Check it out on IFC.

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His notable roles include George in A Place In The Sun opposite Ms. Gomorrah is one of the most biting films to appear recently. I decided to tune in to this classic movie channel. If we embrace Islam there will be no more problems.
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the extraordinary career of actress Kim Novak with an entire night of programming Wednesday, March 6, beginning at 8 p.m. (ET). The evening will open with the premiere of Kim Novak: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival, a one-hour interview special hosted by TCM’s Robert Osborne and taped at last year’s festival in Hollywood.

The Our Gang comedies are significant for several reasons. They feature children acting naturally rather than trying to mimick adult behavior. The kids are poor yet never down and never at a loss for finding adventure. They also show black and white characters relating to each other as equals. But their greatest strength is much simpler: they are a lot of fun.

Ditto. Except that in this case it’s not a bald Yul Brynner but Gene Kelly. Overrated, to be sure. But it still seems to please some people and you may be one of those. The Roku is certainly not to be bought specifically for instant viewing of An American in Paris, but as long as its possible you might want to give it a shot.

JFK. Oliver Stone’s take on one of the key moments in American history is still angering historians and dividing critics. One thing is for sure: Stone’s powers as a filmmaker were at their peak when he made JFK. Film school seminars continue to look at this film for tips on telling a dynamic story and editing for maximum impact. Kevin Costner is at the head of a brilliant cast which includes Gary Oldman (as Oswald), Joe Pesci, John Candy, Jack Lemmon and Donald Sutherland.

Since we don’t have cable at home, we channel surfed for a while. When we came across Robert Osborne a man was talking about the “racy” movies of the 1930s and how the federal government was about to “crack down on Hollywood” and make them clean up their films if they didn’t tone them down. He said that the movie he was about to show us was the “raciest” film that Hollywood made during that time period. I don’t like unwholesome movies so I was prepared to surf on. However, when this 1933 “racy” movie came on, it was rated G by today’s standards. What people in 1933 thought was really bad, we now consider a G movie. I can’t remember the name, but it was one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen. My wife and I laughed almost non-stop.

Montgomery Clift portrays Morris Townsend. It is for you to decide whether Morris is a feckless, fortune-hunting cad or not. Clift was a fine actor and a close friend of Elizabeth Taylor. His notable roles include George in A Place In The Sun opposite Ms. Taylor; From Here to Eternity with Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr and Frank Sinatra; and The Young Lions with Marlon Brando and Dean Martin. Clift plays his role in The Heiress which just the right amount of charm and smarm to leave you wondering whether the marriage really is a good idea.

The lawsuits were subsequently withdrawn and dismissed, and Gotti: Three Generations executive producer Marc Fiore is adamant for production was never affected by the false allegations.

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A movie musical based on a Broadway musical based on a B-movie! By the late ’30s, he was playing as a sideman on Benny Carter albums. Boston: Tuesday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. @ Brattle Theatre. This channel is sure to offer you the best entertainment.

The comic horror film is a genre that has been around almost as long as movies themselves, although they have fallen out of fashion in recent years. Well, not so much fallen out of fashion as simply stunk. The Scary Movie franchise has tried desperately to resurrect this genre, but in reality those movies belong more to the parody genre. Some would make the argument that a comic horror film is itself a parody, but there is a difference. A more logical example would be the Eddie Murphy Disney vehicle Haunted Mansion, but let us never speak of that abortion again, shall we?

The Fisher King. To understand the power of both Bridges and Robin Williams, this 1991 film is a must-see. As a radio DJ whose soul is tormented, Bridges slips into the depths of self-loathing and despair. His life is put in danger as he wanders the New York streets at night, but delusional homeless man Williams saves him and they strike up a friendship. Terry Gilliam is in top form, as is the terrific cast. See this moving film on premium satellite TV networks to avoid commercial breaks.

In addition to Rio Bravo and Metropolis, upcoming screenings on the Road to Hollywood tour include Royal Wedding (1951), South Pacific (1958), The Pink Panther (1964) and Marnie (1964). Hosting duties for the screenings will be shared by Mankiewicz, TCM host Robert Osborne and film historian and Leonard Maltin. A complete schedule of events is included below.

Don’t get the idea from Gone With The Wind and The Heiress that Olivia was always cast as the plain Jane – she often co-starred with the dashing actor, Errol Flynn, and was cast as a “sweet young thing” in the beginning of her career. A very talented and gifted actress, she soon wished to be cast in more meaty roles and even sued her movie studio in a battle that she won.

Half Nelson. Part of the fun of getting access to satellite networks is seeing the films which don’t make all of the award shows and set box office records. Try Half Nelson on for size on the HD Independent Film Channel. Ryan Gosling stars as a New York City public school teacher with a good heart but a bad drug problem. Gosling shines in the lead role, a performance which was somewhat overshadowed by Forest Whitaker’s Oscar-winning role in The Last King of Scotland.

The Silence of the Lambs. The second version of the Hannibal Lecter tale is a landmark in psychological horror and maybe the best film of the 1990s. As cannibal serial murderer Lecter, Anthony Hopkins launched the second phase of his brilliant career, easily winning the Oscar in the process. Jodie Foster co-stars in Jonathan Demme’s masterpiece which delves into the FBI procedural playbook and keeps the tension at a fever pitch. Best Movie, Best Actress for Foster and Best Director for Demme were virtually unanimous choices for a film that continues to ignite satellite TV eighteen years later.

Casablanca. It made Humphrey Bogart a star; it handled the war extremely well; it pitted Nazis against the free world and love against honor. Was there ever a better drama? Do yourself a favor and check out this film on TCM with host Robert Osborne.

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In fact, the whole Constitution will be set aside. He felt guilty and thought he should have done more. The right to keep and bear arms will be a thing of the past. He also inserts interesting anecdotes in regard to each picture that is shown.
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The casts of characters changed over the run of Our Gang as of course they would have to as children grew older. Best remembered may be Alfalfa, the lovesick crooner with “personality,” a slick of hair standing straight up on the crown of his head. Then of course there was the chubby brains of the outfit, Spanky, the beautiful and talented Darla, and the beloved mutt with the black ring around one eye, Petey the Dog. In addition were a whole gang of loveable scalawags with monickers such as Wheezer, Buckwheat, Froggy, Chubby, and Mary Ann.

There’s her Oscar-winning performance as the plain and resentful wife of an alcoholic in The Country Girl (1954)—the Oscar should have gone to Judy Garland for A Star is Born, as well as the three consecutive films directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starting with Dial M for Murder (1954) By the way, the rotund director unintentionally played matchmaker when he cast Kelly in To Catch a Thief (1955), which was set on the French Riviera, where she met her future husband, Prince Rainier of Monaco. After starring as a princess in The Swan (1956), Kelly retired to star in her new role as Princess Grace of Monaco, although she did serve on the board of directors for 20th Century-Fox from 1976 to 1981.

Catch him in a good mood, and he babbled that he had to share his only Oscar nomination (for the 1958 flick The Defiant Ones) with co-star and fellow nominee Sidney Poitier.

“I think it has nothing to do with good performances or bad performances,” Curtis once said. “After the number of movies I made where I thought there should be some acknowledgment, there was nothing from the Academy. My happiness and privilege is that my audience around the world is supportive of me, so I don’t need the Academy.” We asked our pal Robert Osborne to comment on Curtis, a TCM icon.

Olivia De Havilland stars as Catherine Sloper in the title role of this classic black and white movie as The Heiress. She portrays a plain young lady, who has more financial means than social skills, and is well on her way to becoming the quintessential old maid. Catherine lives with her physician father and his sister, the meddlesome Aunt Penniman. When a handsome young man named Morris comes to court the lonely young woman, so bedazzled is she that she falls in love straightaway. The swiftness and eagerness with which she is ready to accept his marriage proposal says a lot, although not a lot is said. That is the beauty of this movie.

The British novel was authored by Sir Ludovic Kennedy, in which he spelled out the number 10 on the cover of his book (i.e. “Ten”) while the movie used the numeral in naming the film. The plot involves a lodger who was hung for supposedly killing his daughter but the real killer could have been John Christie. Christie was the notorious person who murdered seven women, one baby and his wife at his flat in Notting Hill, London. The ages ranged from 18 months (the baby) to 54 years (his wife); most victims were in their 20s.

Think of the money that can be saved on political campaigns. There will be no need for debate as there will not be a choice of which politician to vote for. There will only be one name on the ballot. Democratic elections will be a thing of the past. Osama’s man will be unanimously elected.

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I don’t like unwholesome movies so I was prepared to surf on. We walked down a long staircase and watched the water rush through the the slave-made tunnel. I have to confess to a little classic film heresy here.
If you want a taste of drama, you need a struggle. Two or more opposing forces try to gain the advantage in any great drama from Shakespeare to David Mamet. Yet dramas certainly don’t need to be theatrical. Elia Kazan made a giant imprint on the film world, but later masters like Scorsese and Kubrick were all about the moving image. For a look at some of the finest specimens in the genre, a satellite TV subscription would help. Here are 5 drama gems playing in HD on satellite networks.

Grace wanted to return to the bright lights of Hollywood: Hitchcock offered her the lead in Marnie, but the public outcry in Monaco was too much—their princess as a kleptomaniac?—and she turned down the role. She also rejected Herbert Ross’s offer for The Turning Point—actually the kind Prince squashed the idea . . the same man who banned her film in Monaco!

Olivia De Havilland stars as Catherine Sloper in the title role of this classic black and white movie as The Heiress. She portrays a plain young lady, who has more financial means than social skills, and is well on her way to becoming the quintessential old maid. Catherine lives with her physician father and his sister, the meddlesome Aunt Penniman. When a handsome young man named Morris comes to court the lonely young woman, so bedazzled is she that she falls in love straightaway. The swiftness and eagerness with which she is ready to accept his marriage proposal says a lot, although not a lot is said. That is the beauty of this movie.

If you are a fan of period movies or movies from a certain period of time like the golden era of Hollywood, you can now watch some good movie channels that offer movies from those eras. These channels include Robert Osborne or TCM. This channel brings you all the classic movies of Hollywood. You are sure to have a great time watching great movies like Citizen Kane and Ben Hur. You will love watching these movies over and over again. With DISH Network this channel is also available in DISH HD mode. Watching this channel on DISH HD you will get the best TV experience. Apart from TCM, you can also watch Epix The 3, a channel that brings you all the movies from 3 decades – 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s. This channel is sure to offer you the best entertainment.

The second thing we will have to give up is our freedom of religion. If we embrace Islam there will be no more problems. Osama says we are not capable of making decisions for ourselves and that we would be taken care of by his government. However, if you cannot follow the religious rules set out for you, don’t worry; you won’t be around much longer anyway.

2046. A science fiction writer is hanging out in his hotel room (no. 2046) writing a novel and spending his free time gambling and carousing with women. In the meantime, the viewer is not sure when it is all taking place, or whether this character is the same as the one who appeared in In the Mood for Love. It’s Tony Leung, all right, but the time and situation are different. Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai made a work of art when he decided to revisit his previous film with a new outlook. See this film in high definition on the Independent Film Channel.

The lodger, Timothy Evans, and his pregnant wife Beryl, moved to the address in 1948. In 1949 Evans contacted the police stating his wife was dead, but she and the baby were found in another location. The bodies that Christie slaughtered were found under floorboards, inside walls and other obscure locations. Evans confessed to murdering his daughter, was found guilty, and hung in 1950; in which Christie was a witness at his trial. Kennedy believed that Evans was innocent; which he defined as a miscarriage of justice, and that Christie killed Evans’ wife and baby. Christie was finally brought to trial but was only convicted for the murder of his wife, despite his confession to other murders. He was executed by hanging in 1953.

The Hangover. For a wild ride, few movies in recent memory work quite as well as The Hangover. Bradley Cooper stars in this picture about a harmless bachelor party gone bad, but it’s Zach Galifianakis who steals the show as the unhinged brother of the bride-to-be. Galifianakis accidentally drugs the entire crew and leaves everyone without a memory of the night before. Once a tiger and an infant turn up in the hotel room, the partiers have a lot of questions to answer – including the whereabouts of the groom. This picture is featured on all of the HBO HD networks.

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The afternoon features the Oscar-winning Elia Kazan drama, “On the Waterfront” (1954), at 12 p.m. You are sure to have a great time watching great movies like Citizen Kane and Ben Hur. Try Half Nelson on for size on the HD Independent Film Channel.
Whenever a satellite TV subscription is on the menu, you know you’re going to get access to dozens of terrific movies on a nightly basis. The question is where to start. You’ll have choices in classic movies, comedies and just-released blockbusters right off the bat. Here are five films that will kick off your satellite subscription the right way.

In 1997, a remake of The Heiress starring Jennifer Jason Leigh in De Havilland’s role, came out called Washington Square, with an ending more in tune with the book. Albert Finney plays Dr. Sloper, with Maggie Smith and Ben Chaplin as the other two main characters. I have not seen this version. The general consensus seems to be that it doesn’t hold a candle to Olivia De Havilland’s performance, although some feel that it has its merits with the less dramatic ending.

Eva Marie Saint, who is still alive and well in 2012, can currently be heard as the voice of Katara on the Nickelodeon cartoon, “The Legend of Korra.” You’ll also find her in “Because of Winn-Dixie” (2005) and “Superman Returns” (2006).

Turner Classic Movies. The conservatory-level dedication that Turner Classic Movies brings to film history is unparalleled among satellite TV networks. Always uncut films – always commercial free and often with both introduction and post-film discussion by host Robert Osborne – are playing twenty-four hours a day to the delight of film fans. Ted Turner has committed his network’s considerable resources to creating something which benefits the public while benefitting this channel’s sterling reputation.

The morning begins at 6 a.m. Eastern with “All Fall Down” (1962), which also stars Warren Beatty, Karl Malden, and Angela Lansbury. In “The Sandpiper” (1965) at 8 a.m., Saint appears with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. James Garner and Rod Taylor join Saint for the war thriller, “36 Hours” (1965), at 10 a.m.

Washington Square, an 1881 book by Henry James, is the book behind The Heiress and was, as a matter of fact, based upon a true incident that the author knew about. The book can be read online and, so intrigued was I by the film, that I did something I very rarely do: I did read the book after seeing the film. The film is very faithful to the book although the ending is slightly different.

Volver. Yet another brilliant foreign film, yet another reference to Hitchcock’s Vertigo. Might there be a connection? Pedro Almodovar’s film starred Penelope Cruz in one of her finest roles and will captivate any viewer. In the Spanish countryside, they believe in ghosts for good reason. Check it out in HD on IFC.

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There will be no need for debate as there will not be a choice of which politician to vote for. I think Purple Rain was the movie that convinced me Roger Ebert had lost his mind. I recommend The Heiress to you highly, but you already know that!
He was a good actor and a good-looking man, but in the end, the street smart New York City kid born Bernard Schwartz was a mess: Bloated, bald, skin taut from too many lifts. His 2008 kiss-and-tell bio made headlines, dishing all the women with whom he slept. He was a hypocrite: Once saying kissing Marilyn Monroe was “like kissing Hitler,” then denying he ever said it.

The style of women’s clothing will be drastically changed. There will be no competition for the “best dressed woman.” We will all dress in a similar style. This of course will prevent a lot of shopping and save money.

The Man with the Golden Arm. Frank Sinatra was the undisputed heavyweight champion of the entertainment world by the late 1950s and he could do just about whatever he wanted. Taking on the role of a heroin addict in this film seemed to be a bit of a gamble to many critics, but Sinatra went the distance, proving his acting ability was equal to his golden voice. The Oscar he received for From Here to Eternity was no fluke. See this classic on Robert Osborne in high definition.

Heath was inspired by Miller and his Army Air Force Band and spoke with Miller at length about forming his own band when Miller toured England with the USAF Orchestra. Heath admired the immaculate precision of the Miller ensemble and felt confident that he could emulate Miller’s success with his own orchestra.

Knife in the Water. Still working in Poland at the time this film was made, Polanski’s early work had a clarity and a starkness which came up again and again later on. A wealthy couple about to go on a sailing trip picks up a rugged drifter and decides to use him as a deckhand. As we’ve seen before, good things usually don’t happen when a third man comes between a couple and there is no other way to avoid it, as at sea. Watch Polanski’s great early film in high definition on the Turner Classic Movie Network.

Then we visited the Kingston Springs library. It is a very attractive library in a small log building with a nice front porch full of rocking chairs. We spotted a small cafe across the street so we walked over and had an early lunch. The husband and wife working in the cafe were very friendly. They told us we should see the new city park on the Harpeth River. So after lunch we took a walk in the park.

The Hangover. For a wild ride, few movies in recent memory work quite as well as The Hangover. Bradley Cooper stars in this picture about a harmless bachelor party gone bad, but it’s Zach Galifianakis who steals the show as the unhinged brother of the bride-to-be. Galifianakis accidentally drugs the entire crew and leaves everyone without a memory of the night before. Once a tiger and an infant turn up in the hotel room, the partiers have a lot of questions to answer – including the whereabouts of the groom. This picture is featured on all of the HBO HD networks.

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Since we don’t have cable at home, we channel surfed for a while. In 1992 his first book was published Jean Monnet: The Path to European Unity. If you are lucky enough to catch it on TCM set some time aside; it’s really worth it.
Contrary to popular belief, director Mervyn LeRoy’s “Little Caesar,” which was released on Jan. 9, 1931, was not the first gangster movie, but it was the first mega-hit of the genre, setting the stage for the other two mob classics of the period, William Wellman’s “The Public Enemy” and Howard Hawks’ “Scarface.” Unlike previous underworld epics, “Little Caesar” was the first film of its kind to portray the protagonist in terms of Greek Tragedy; he is undone at the end not by others, but by his own fatal flaws.

“With all the success we have had at History, we felt strongly for some time that we should own historical drama, and in true History fashion, we have done it, with – pardon the pun – guns ablazin!” network president Nancy Dubuc boasted in the release.

Starring Marlene Dietrich, Witness for the Prosecution tells the story of a lawyer on the cusp of retiring, who takes on the case of a man accused of murdering a rich widow. Things get complex when it turns out that the only alibi the man has is his wife.

At 8 p.m., TCM airs the Hitchcock classic, “North by Northwest” (1959), as its prime time feature. Saint stars with Cary Grant and James Mason in the thrilling story of espionage, murder, and mistaken identity. Immediately following the film is “Destination Hitchcock: The Making of North by Northwest” (2000) at 10:30 p.m. “A Hatful of Rain” begins at 11:15 p.m., followed by the Paul Newman drama, “Exodus” (1960), at 1 a.m. The final film of the schedule is “Loving” (1970) at 4:30 a.m.

The prime time slot at 8 p.m. Eastern time goes to “Cheaper by the Dozen” (1950), which stars Clifton Webb and Myrna Loy as real-life couple Frank and Lillian Gilbreth. Directed by Walter Lang, the film also features performances by Jeanne Crain, Betty Lynn, Mildred Natwick, and Sara Allgood. This is the original film adaptation of the memoir written by the Gilbreths’ children, which was later also the inspiration for a 2003 film starring Steve Martin.

Mark your appointment book. This evening the National Archives will host the 70th Anniversary Screening of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington in the William G. McGowan Theater at 7pm. The screening of the pristine 35mm print will be introduced by special guest Robert Osborne, film historian and host of Turner Classic Movies.

Heath was inspired by Miller and his Army Air Force Band and spoke with Miller at length about forming his own band when Miller toured England with the USAF Orchestra. Heath admired the immaculate precision of the Miller ensemble and felt confident that he could emulate Miller’s success with his own orchestra.

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In 1949 Evans contacted the police stating his wife was dead, but she and the baby were found in another location. During the tour, Cole was attacked on stage in Birmingham, Ala., by a group of white segregationists.
TCM has added six stars and seven cities to this year’s Road to Hollywood, the nationwide tour of free screenings leading up to the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood.

But if you aren’t planning on going out and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day the rowdy Irish way, you might want to stay in and watch beautiful, vibrant Irish actress Maureen O’Hara give John Wayne a run for his money in the film ‘The Quiet Man’, which showcases Maureen O’Hara’s bright beauty and sharp tongue, the rolling hills of the Irish countryside, and a very different side of actor John Wayne, who steps out of his role as a cowboy and into a role that could actually be his best. You can see Maureen O’Hara in ‘The Quiet Man’, airing on Robert Osborne on Tuesday, March 17th at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.

We of course will have to give up our freedom of speech. This means we can no longer criticize the government. We will not be able to call Osama’s “elected president” a liar and blame all our woes on him. There are all sorts of methods to stop such rebellion.

So if you are looking for a classic suspenseful film, tune in at 8 P.M. for Turner Classic Movies’ screening of Saboteur. And if you happen to miss the screening, the film can be found at Video Americain.

Night owls can catch “Cimarron” (1960) at 1 a.m., starring Glenn Ford, Maria Schell, and Anne Baxter, with Russ Tamblyn, Mary Wickes, and Harry Morgan in supporting roles. Based on the novel by Edna Ferber, this 1960 adaptation was not as successful as the 1931 film of the same name, which won three Oscars, including Best Picture.

The British novel was authored by Sir Ludovic Kennedy, in which he spelled out the number 10 on the cover of his book (i.e. “Ten”) while the movie used the numeral in naming the film. The plot involves a lodger who was hung for supposedly killing his daughter but the real killer could have been John Christie. Christie was the notorious person who murdered seven women, one baby and his wife at his flat in Notting Hill, London. The ages ranged from 18 months (the baby) to 54 years (his wife); most victims were in their 20s.

Think of the money that can be saved on political campaigns. There will be no need for debate as there will not be a choice of which politician to vote for. There will only be one name on the ballot. Democratic elections will be a thing of the past. Osama’s man will be unanimously elected.