January 10, 2019 Podcast

It’s our first podcast of 2019!

New in Theaters

Reviews

Vice (Annapurna Pictures, 2018)

Classic Cinema Corner

Metropolis (UFA, 1927), the first film in my TCM Essentials quest (film is available on Blu-ray and on Apple iTunes).

TCM The Essentials: 52 Must-See Movies and Why They Matter by Jeremy Arnold is available at Amazon and other fine booksellers.

Recommendations

Make sure to follow the Movies Past and Present Twitter feed (@moviespap) for the latest reviews.

December 20, 2018 Podcast

It’s a very special Christmas podcast this week and our last podcast of 2018. We’ll resume in January. Thanks for listening!

New in Theaters

Reviews

The Christmas classics series continues with The Bishop’s Wife (1947). Also reviewed are Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) and Mary Poppins Returns (2018).

Classic Cinema Corner

Christmas Day is going to be a delight on TCM with an evening full of comedies. Check tcm.com/schedule for the latest details. Also, TCM is playing six films starring Burt Reynolds on December 26 to honor his passing last September.

I often like to have a movie challenge/project during any given year, so for 2019, I’m going to watch all 52 films listed in Jeremy Arnold‘s outstanding TCM book The Essentials: 52 Must-See Movies and Why They Matter. Many films I’ve already seen, some I haven’t. I hope you’ll consider joining in, too!

Recommendations

I hope to see a bunch of movies over the Christmas holiday, but for now, I still recommend Ralph Breaks the Internet, along with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Mary Poppins Returns.

December 13, 2018 Podcast

Here’s the podcast as well as the notes for the December 13, 2018 podcast. Thanks for tuning in!

New in Theaters

Reviews

It’s another film in this month’s Christmas series–one of my personal holiday favorites, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (1954, Paramount).

Classic Cinema Corner

The Bad Sleep Well (1960)

Recommendations

Go see Ralph Breaks the Internet if you haven’t already! Good stuff.

December 6, 2018 Podcast

Welcome to this week’s podcast!

New in Theaters

Reviews

It’s all about Christmas movies this month. In the podcast, I give a review of the musical Scrooge (1970), one of my favorite film retellings of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The film is available on Amazon.

Classic Cinema

Podcast is below. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, too. Thanks for listening!

November 29, 2018 Podcast

The November 29, 2018 podcast is now live!

New in Theaters

Reviews

Classic Cinema

And the podcast is now on iTunes! Link is here. New episodes every Thursday. Thanks for listening!

November 20, 2018 Podcast

It’s our Thanksgiving 2018 podcast! Five new films are opening this week:

And the 1978 Superman is back in theaters for a special 40th anniversary engagement.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

November 15, 2018 Podcast

We’re back with episode two of the official Movies Past and Present podcast.

In this week’s episode, the movies discussed include:

NEW RELEASES–Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald (Warner Bros.), Widows (20th Century Fox), Instant Family (Paramount)

REVIEWS–Mid90s (A24), Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Fox Searchlight)

CLASSIC CINEMA CORNER–Castle in the Sky (Studio Ghibli, 1986)

Again, we’re working on making the podcast available on podcast services (Apple Podcasts, etc). In the meantime, thanks for listening!

We’re Podcasting!

I’ve just recorded the inaugural Movies Past and Present podcast! In the episode, I discuss the new movies opening this Friday, November 9, 2018 as well as movies recently reviewed on the blog (specifically, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms and Bohemian Rhapsody), and some classic movie info for the week.

I’m hoping to put it on some podcasting services, but in the meantime, here’s this week’s podcast. Thanks for listening!