April 30, 2022 Podcast

Welcome to the episode 85 of the Movies Past and Present podcast.

Recently Opened in Theaters

Coming Soon to Theaters

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Marvel Studios) plus an exclusive trailer (at least for a few days) for Avatar: The Way of Water (20th Century Studios) opens May 6.

Here’s the latest trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

Review

  • The Bad Guys

TCM Classic Film Festival 2022

The 2022 Turner Classic Movies (TCM) Classic Film Festival took place on April 21-24, 2022 in Hollywood, California. I was grateful to be able to attend this year in person and, oh my goodness, the festival was great. Here’s a list of the films I saw.

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April 2, 2022 Podcast

Welcome to episode 84 of the Movies Past and Present podcast.

New in Theaters

Classic Cinema Corner

  • See Singin’ in the Rain on the big screen April 10 and 13, part of the TCM Big Screen Classics series. More info at fathomevents.com/tcm.
  • Limited tickets are still available for this year’s TCM Classic Film Festival, happening April 21-24, 2022 in Hollywood, California. More info at tcm.com/festival.

2022 Oscars

I rant about the slap seen around the world at the 2022 Oscars ceremony.

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March 15, 2022 Podcast

Welcome to episode 83 of the Movies Past and Present podcast.

Reviews

Regarding Turning Red, here’s the Instagram post from director Domee Shi that I mentioned:

TCM Big Screen Classics

The Quiet Man (1952) is screening on St. Patrick’s Day this Thursday, March 17, part of the TCM Big Screen Classics series. Check the Fathom Events website for a theater near you.

Oscars 2022

Watch the Academy Awards on Sunday, March 27 on ABC. View/print a ballot here.

More content is available on The Academy’s social media channels:

Oscar.com

TCM 31 Days of Oscar

Cinemark Oscars Week Pass

Megaplex (Utah) Award Nominees Screenings

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February 18, 2022 Podcast

Welcome to episode 82 of the Movies Past and Present podcast.

New in Theaters

20th Century Fox: A Closer Look

Check out my full list of films here.

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February 9, 2022 Podcast

Welcome to the 81st episode of the Movies Past and Present podcast.

New in Theaters

Opening this Friday, February 11:

Review

Death on the Nile

Classic Cinema Corner

Lady Sings the Blues (Paramount, 1972) – 50th Anniversary screening on February 20 and 23, part of the TCM Big Screen Classics series. More info at fathomevents.com/tcm.

2022 Academy Awards Nominations Announced

See all of the Best Picture nominees at Cinemark’s Oscar Movie Week 2022. More info is here.

Full list of nominations is at Oscar.com.

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January 31, 2022 Podcast

Welcome to the 80th episode of the Movies Past and Present podcast.

New in Theaters

Reviews

20th Century Fox: A Closer Look

My 2022 movie watching project. Follow along on Letterboxd.

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January 12, 2022 Podcast

Welcome to the 79th episode of the Movies Past and Present podcast.

New in Theaters

  • The 355 (Universal); opened January 7
  • Scream (2022; Paramount); opens January 14

My Top 10 of 2021

I dissect my 10 favorite films from 2021.

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December 24, 2021 Podcast

Welcome to the 78th episode of the Movies Past and Present podcast. And Merry Christmas Eve to you and yours!

TCM Big Screen Classics Series for 2022

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has announced the lineup of films for their 2022 Big Screen Classics series. This is a great opportunity to see classic movies in an actual theater along with some great context from a TCM host (typically TCM’s Ben Mankiewicz).

Here’s the list of films. For more info, visit fathomevents.com/tcm.

TCM Classic Film Festival 2022

The TCM Classic Film Festival is back again for 2022! The festival will take place April 21-24, 2022 in Hollywood, California. Select passes are still available online. For more information, visit tcm.com/festival.

A Tribute to Walt Disney Animation Studios

Walt Disney Animation Studios recently released their 60th animated motion picture, Encanto. The film has been playing exclusively in theaters and will make its debut on the Disney+ streaming service today (December 24). Make sure to check it out!

A complete list of Disney Animation’s 60 films in chronological order is here.

To commemorate this wonderful milestone, here’s my ranking of all 60 films (solely based on personal taste and preference, not necessarily respecting the overall quality or historical significance of the film).

  1. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  2. The Jungle Book (1967)
  3. Cinderella (1950)
  4. Peter Pan (1953)
  5. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  6. Aladdin (1992)
  7. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
  8. 101 Dalmatians (1961)
  9. The Rescuers (1977)
  10. Tangled (2010)
  11. Lady and the Tramp (1955)
  12. The Little Mermaid (1989)
  13. Dumbo (1941)
  14. Bambi (1942)
  15. Mulan (1998)
  16. Zootopia (2016)
  17. Big Hero 6 (2014)
  18. Frozen (2013)
  19. Fantasia (1940)
  20. Tarzan (1999)
  21. The Lion King (1994)
  22. Pinocchio (1940)
  23. The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
  24. Frozen 2 (2019)
  25. Moana (2016)
  26. Encanto (2021)
  27. Robin Hood (1973)
  28. The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
  29. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)
  30. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
  31. Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
  32. Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)
  33. Saludos Amigos (1943)
  34. Hercules (1997)
  35. Fantasia 2000 (2000)
  36. Pocahontas (1995)
  37. Oliver and Company (1988)
  38. Bolt (2008)
  39. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
  40. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
  41. Treasure Planet (2002)
  42. The Aristocats (1970)
  43. Winnie the Pooh (2011)
  44. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
  45. Meet the Robinsons (2007)
  46. Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
  47. The Sword in the Stone (1963)
  48. Make Mine Music (1946)
  49. Melody Time (1948)
  50. Fun and Fancy Free (1947)
  51. The Three Caballeros (1945)
  52. Lilo and Stitch (2002)
  53. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
  54. The Princess and the Frog (2009)
  55. The Fox and the Hound (1981)
  56. Brother Bear (2003)
  57. Chicken Little (2005)
  58. Home on the Range (2004)
  59. Dinosaur (2000)
  60. The Black Cauldron (1985)

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TCM “Must-See Musicals” Update for December 2021

I just finished watching the 50th movie listed in the great book from Turner Classic Movies (TCM) Must-See Musicals: 50 Show-Stopping Movies We Can’t Forget by Richard Barrios (Running Press, 2017; available on Amazon.com, on the Shop TCM website, and, hopefully, from your favorite bookseller). More information about the book and my viewing project this year is here. I loved this book and this project and am sad that it has come to an end.

Here’s the rundown of the final movies I watched in December (courtesy of the Movies Past and Present Instagram feed).

Chicago (2002)

La La Land (2016)

December 17, 2021 Podcast

Welcome to the 77th episode of the Movies Past and Present podcast!

New in Theaters

Opening Friday, December 17

Opening Wednesday, December 22

Reviews

  • West Side Story
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

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