September 15, 2021 Podcast

Welcome of episode 74 of the Movies Past and Present podcast.

New in Theaters

  • Cry Macho (Warner Bros.)
  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Searchlight)

Review

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings (Marvel Studios)

Check out this featurette about the film.

Three Recent TCM “Must-See Musicals” Picks

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). More information about the book and my viewing project this year is here.

Three recent musicals of note are:

  • The Pajama Game (1957)
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
  • A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

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July 30, 2021 Podcast

Welcome to episode 73 of the Movies Past and Present podcast.

New in Theaters

Reviews

  • Black Widow (Marvel Studios)
  • Space Jam: A New Legacy (Warner Bros.)
  • Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (Paramount)
  • Jungle Cruise (Disney)

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June 26, 2021 Podcast

Welcome to the 72nd episode of the Movies Past and Present podcast.

New in Theaters

  • F9 (Universal)

Classic Cinema Corner

The Birdcage (United Artists, 1996) returns to the big screen on June 27, 28, and 30 as part of the Turner Classic Movies Big Screen Classics series. Visit the Fathom Events webpage to find a screening near you.

Reviews

Fast & Furious “Fast Friday” Screenings and F9 Review

The first Fast & Furious film, The Fast and the Furious, opened on June 22, 2001 and celebrated its 20th anniversary this week. Now, the ninth film of the series, F9, makes its long awaited debut in the U.S.A. this weekend. Universal Pictures did free screenings of all eight Fast & Furious films, one per week, on what they termed as “Fast Friday” screenings. I went to all eight screenings, as well as saw F9 yesterday, and lived to tell (barely).

©️ Universal Pictures

More info about the films is at thefastsaga.com.

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May 31, 2021 Podcast

Welcome to the 71st episode of the podcast!

New in Theaters on June 4

Review

  • Cruella (Walt Disney Studios; now in theaters and on Disney+ with extra-fee Premier Access)

Three by…

This month’s “Three by” director is Yasujirō Ozu. I watched these films on The Criterion Channel streaming service.

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May 21, 2021 Podcast

Welcome to the 70th episode of the Movies Past and Present podcast.

New in Theaters

Summer 2021 Movie Season

I discuss five films I’m really looking forward to seeing this summer (trailers below).

In the Heights – June 11

Official website

Luca – June 18

Official website

Black Widow – July 9

Official website

The Beatles: Get Back – August 27

Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – September 3

Movie of the Week

Singin’ in the Rain (MGM, 1952)

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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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