TCM “Must-See Sci-Fi” Update for December 2020

I am watching all 50 movies listed in the cool book from Turner Classic Movies (TCM) called Must-See Sci-Fi: 50 Movies that Are Out of This World by Sloan De Forest (Running Press, 2018; available at Amazon.com and Shop TCM). The complete list of 50 films is here.

Here’s the rundown of the December movies courtesy of the Movies Past and Present Instagram feed.

WALL-E (2008)

District 9 (2009)

Arrival (2016)

Character Posters for “Captain Marvel”

Marvel Studios’ latest superhero extravaganza Captain Marvel opens on March 8. Here are the official character posters for the film.

Brie Larson as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel
Samuel F-ing L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Jude Law as Walter Lawson/Mar-Vell
Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva
Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau
Annette Bening as ?
Djimon Hounsou as Korath
Ben Mendelsohn as Talos
Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson
Goose the cat

Images ©️ Marvel

Even More Films Announced for 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival

The always awesome Turner Classic Movies (TCM) Classic Film Festival is happening next April 11-14, 2019 in Hollywood, California.

Today, six more titles were added to the list of films being screened.

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  • The Great K & A Train Robbery (1926), a silent western film starring Tom Mix and Dorothy Dwan; directed by Lewis Seiler
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), a comedy starring Dennis Price, Valerie Hobson, and Alec Guinness; directed by Robert Hamer 
  • Marty (1955), the Academy Award-winning romantic drama starring Ernest Borgnine and Betsy Blair; directed by Delbert Mann
  • Open Secret (1948), a film noir starring John Ireland, Jane Randolph, and Sheldon Leonard; directed by John Reinhardt 
  • Outlaws of Red River (1927), another silent western starring Tom Mix, Marjorie Daw, and Tony the Wonder Horse; directed by Lewis Seiler
  • Winchester ‘73 (1950), a western starring James Stewart and Shelley Winters; directed by Anthony Mann

With the theme of “Follow Your Heart: Love at the Movies,” the festival lineup keeps getting better and better. For the latest information and updates, visit tcm.com/festival. We hope to see you in Hollywood next April!