Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Weekend Watch - Ouija, Listen Up Philip, Birdman,

Musty TV's Maniacal Movie Countdown - Day 22

So, John Carpenter's The Fog is set to air on TCM at 11:15pm, PST, but the last time they aired it, it wasn't a widescreen version, which is a crime against cinema, so I recommend it here with trepidation.

Speaking of crimes against cinema, Night of the Lepus is also on TCM tonight, at 3AM. If you've never heard of Night of the Lepus, I have three words for you: giant killer bunnies.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Musty TV's Maniacal Movie Countdown - Day 21

It's Edgar G. Ulmer night on TCM. Ulmer was a director who did amazing things on limited budgets, and was eventually known as "the king of the B's" for his B-movie work. His most well-known movie is probably Detour, which is a claustrophobic little noir that's just over an hour long. (You can watch that at midnight, or on YouTube right now.)

Of tonight's offerings, the most appropriate for inclusion here is probably The Amazing Transparent Man.

You can watch it late tonight at 1:15am, PST, on TCM, followed by a documentary about Ulmer at 2:15AM. (Yep. The movie is that short!)

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Musty TV's Maniacal Movie Countdown - Day 20

Let's stick with Hitchcock for another day. Saboteur is one of his earlier movies, but you can certainly see the Hitchcock in it, with its "wrong man" story line, and especially in the climax at (and on) the Statue of Liberty. Hitch loved to see his characters climbing, clinging, and falling from historic places.

Watch it at 5PM, PST, on TCM.

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