My family's always been in meat. The original version of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one many movies I've been meaning to watch for a long time. I struck a bit of cinematic gold late one early October night by catching it on TV. One day, five fictional young adults walked into the truly terrifying world … Continue reading THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974)
One evening in the summer of 2013, I was spending some time at my grandparents' home and we turned on the TV to see what was playing on TCM. It was a movie called The Very Thought of You, which I'd never heard of before. From the moment it began, my grandma and I were hooked. … Continue reading THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU (1944)
It's always a pure joy to watch a classic film on the big screen, especially when you're watching James Cagney sing and dance. On the evening of Thursday, July 6, I drove about an hour and a half to a little town called Moberly and met one of my online friends (and fellow classic film … Continue reading YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942) on the Big Screen
In 1948, MGM released a vibrant Technicolor musical called Easter Parade.
"For to be without friends is a serious form of poverty." I made a wise decision in taping It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947) when it aired recently on Turner Classic Movies (TCM). (Side note: Taping movies on TCM is how I usually come across cinematic gold. Thanks, TCM.) The film chronicles the lives of several New … Continue reading A Christmas Discovery: It Happened on Fifth Avenue
Well, we've nearly made it to another Christmas. In the life of an ultra-enthusiastic classic film fan, this time of year rules. I've got my stack of DVDs, but I get most excited about checking out Turner Classic Movie's holiday lineup each year. Within this list you will find photos, commentary, and video clips linked … Continue reading #PayClassicsForward: A Christmas Special