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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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Musty TV's Maniacal Movie Countdown - Day 19

 Marnie isn't one of Hitchcock's best movies, but I love it despite its many flaws.

Hitchcock made one of his cheeky trailers for film, complete with some riffs worthy of "Mystery Science Theater 3000." Also, Sean Connery, stop looking at me like that! You're making me blush.

Watch it at 5PM, PST, on TCM

Also tonight, it's the annual Halloween episode of "The Simpsons," "Treehouse of Horror XXV," with opening credits from director Guillermo de Toro. 8PM, PST, on Fox.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Musty TV's Maniacal Movie Countdown - Day 18

It's another John Carpenter movie. Halloween and John Carpenter just go hand in hand, obviously. But tonight's movie was actually made before Halloween. It's 1976's Assault on Precinct 13, which is basically a Western set in a Los Angeles police precinct.

"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" fans may want to watch it just to see--Spoiler alert!--Kim Richards get shot in the chest through an ice cream cone. (Her sister, Kyle, would show up two years later in Halloween, as Lindsay.)

Watch the whole thing at 11:30PM, PST, on TCM.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Musty TV's Maniacal Movie Countdown - Day 17

I saw John Carpenter's They Live the week it opened in 1988, and I remember talking to the friend I went with afterwards about it. We couldn't decide if it was the worst movie we had ever seen, or the best.

I'm still not sure. But I am pretty sure those who've seen it know that this is the film's best scene...Or is it the worst?

 Watch the whole movie at midnight, PST, on Sundance.

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