April 27, 2021 Podcast

Welcome to episode 69 of the Movies Past and Present podcast! Glad you’re here!

Now in Theaters and Streaming

  • Mortal Kombat; now playing in theaters and streaming on HBO Max
  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines; coming to Netflix on April 30

TCM Classic Film Festival on May 6-9

This year’s TCM Classic Film Festival is another virtual affair, with the addition of streaming content being added to HBO Max.

Three By…

This month’s “Three by” director is Brad Bird.

Movie of the Week

Nomadland (Searchlight Pictures, 2020)

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April 16, 2021 Podcast

Welcome to the 68th episode of the Movies Past and Present podcast!

New in Theaters

Review

Godzilla vs. Kong (Warner Bros., 2021)

Best Picture Nominations

I finally saw all of the films nominated for an Academy Award®️ for Best Picture:

A list of all of this year’s Oscars nominations is here. A downloadable PDF ballot for your Oscars party is here. Watch the Oscars on Sunday, April 25, 5PT/8ET on ABC.

Movie of the Week

Speed (20th Century Fox, 1994)

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March 29, 2021 Podcast

Welcome to the 67th episode of the Movies Past and Present podcast!

New in Theaters

Three By…

This month’s “Three by…” director is Chloé Zhao. More about her filmography is on IMDb.com.

Movie of the Week

This week’s pick is The Ten Commandments (1956). The film will be screened as it is every year on the ABC Television Network this Saturday, April 3 (check your local listings). It will also be playing on the big screen as part of the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) Big Screen Classics series this Wednesday, March 31 and Easter Sunday, April 4; more info at fathomevents.com/tcm. I’ll be watching it on a Blu-ray Disc that I just ordered from Amazon.com.

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March 15, 2021 Podcast

Welcome to the 66th episode of the Movies Past and Present podcast!

Oscar Nominations Announced

Here are the nominees for Best Picture for this year’s Academy Awards®️:

A full list of all nominations is available at the official Oscars website.

Upcoming TCM Events

Save the date(s)! Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has some cool events coming soon.

This month’s TCM Big Screen Classics film is a 65th anniversary screening of The Ten Commandments (Paramount, 1956). Screenings will be on Sunday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 31. Check fathomevents.com/tcm for details.

This year’s TCM Classic Film Festival will be another virtual event like last year’s festival. New this year is the addition of HBO Max as another virtual venue for classic films and interviews. The event will take place May 6-9, 2021. More info is at filmfestival.tcm.com.

Here’s a video introduction from TCM host Ben Mankiewicz:

Miss Marple

Actress Margaret Rutherford as Agatha Cristie’s super sleuth Miss Marple is pure delight. She appeared as the character in five films:

  • Murder, She Said (1961)
  • Murder at the Gallop (1963)
  • Murder Most Foul (1964)
  • Murder Ahoy! (1964)
  • The Alphabet Murders (1965); cameo only

These films are available for rent or purchase on Amazon.com (I spoke incorrectly in the podcast…my bad).

Movie(s) of the Week

New feature! My inaugural “Movie of the Week” films are the first and most recent animated features from Walt Disney Animation Studios: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) and Raya and the Last Dragon (2021).

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March 8, 2021 Podcast

Welcome to episode 65 of the podcast!

New in Theaters/Reviews

Classic Cinema Corner

Reframed: Classic Films in the Rearview Mirror” film series now playing on Turner Classic Movies (TCM)

Old vs. New

Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca (1940; I have this on DVD from The Criterion Collection) vs. Netflix’s Rebecca (2020)

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February 28, 2021 Podcast

Welcome to episode 64 of the podcast!

New in Theaters

Three By…Michael Mann

This month’s “Three by…” director is Michael Mann. More about his filmography is on IMDb.com.

Also, check out this interview done last year with Michael Mann talking about the making of Heat.

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February 15, 2021 Podcast

Welcome to episode 63 of the podcast!

New in Theaters

Now playing in theaters and on HBO Max: Judas and the Black Messiah (Warner Bros.).

TCM “Must-See Musicals”

This year, I am watching all 50 movies 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).

Full list of the 50 films is here. Mini-reviews are on my Instagram feed and on my blog.

The film I’d probably recommend the most so far from the guide is The Love Parade (Paramount, 1929). I found it on DVD as part of a multi-disk set from The Criterion Collection.

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January 31, 2021 Podcast

Welcome to this week’s podcast!

New in Theaters

More comeback classics! Mask up and have some fun at the movies. Check your local listings.

New on Streaming

The Little Things (Warner Bros.) now streaming on HBO Max and playing in theaters. Check your local listings.

AFI 10 Best of 2020

List is here: https://www.afi.com/news/afi-awards-2020-honorees-announced/.

Three By…Nancy Meyers

This month’s “Three by…” director is Nancy Meyers. More about her filmography is on IMDb.com.

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January 16, 2021 Podcast

Happy New Year! Welcome to the first podcast of 2021.

New in Theaters

The Emperor’s New Groove (Disney, 2000) is back in select U.S. theaters this weekend. Check your local listings.

Reviews

Loved News of the World (Universal, 2020), now playing in theaters.

2021 Movie Watching Project

One of the movie watching projects I’m taking on in 2021 is watching the 50 movies listed in a cool book from Turner Classic Movies (TCM) called Must-See Musicals: 50 Show-Stopping Movies We Can’t Forget (Running Press, 2017). Full list and more info is here. Follow my Instagram feed for my mini-reviews of all of the films.

My 10 Best Films of 2020

I compiled a list of my favorite films I saw for the first time in 2020 regardless of the films’ initial release date. Full list is on my Letterboxd page (click the “Lists” link).

TCM’s Noir Alley page is here.

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December 24, 2020 Podcast

Welcome to this week’s podcast!

You can listen below as well as on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, and Stitcher. And follow me on Instagram (my handle is @moviespap).

New in Theaters

New on Streaming Platforms

Here are some noteworthy films that are on a streaming platform near you:

Three By…Robert Wise

This month’s “Three by…” director is Robert Wise. More about his filmography is on IMDb.com.

2021 TCM Big Screen Classics Series

The film in the 2021 Turner Classic Movies (TCM) Big Screen Classics series have been announced. More information is at the Fathom Events website.

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Subscribe to the Movies Past and Present podcast on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, and Stitcher. I hope that watching some great movies will bring you peace and comfort this week. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!