Thursday, May 21, 2015

TCM for June 2015


In June TCM has a little something for everyone: 50s Sci-fi, Antonioni, Kurosawa, The Caped Crusader and even the history of Tupperware. Is this a great network or what?
My picks below. All times Eastern. Full schedule HERE.

1 Monday

Long Hot Summer kicks off a Paul Newman festival on June 1st.
8:00 PM
A drifter with a past brings a wealthy family's problems to a head.
C-117 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

10:15 PM
The arrival of an Army missile base shatters the peaceful life of a suburban town.
C-107 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

12:15 AM
A financial wizard is tempted to sacrifice his career for an affair.
C-144 mins, Letterbox Format

3:00 AM
A small town teacher tries to overcome her shyness.
C-101 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

4 Thursday

4:00 PM
A psychology student researches infidelity by becoming a platonic kept woman for four buddies.
C-113 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

6:00 PM
A stodgy young man gets caught up in his free-living aunt's shady schemes.
C-109 mins, CC, Letterbox Format


5 Friday

Peter Lorre at his craven best in M.
6:00 AM
The mob sets out to catch a child killer whose crimes are attracting too much police attention.
BW-109 mins,

8:00 AM
A railroad engineer enters an affair with his friend's amoral wife.
BW-97 mins,


6 Saturday

2:00 PM
A deformed bell ringer rescues a gypsy girl falsely accused of witchcraft and murder.
BW-117 mins, CC,

4:15 PM
A police detective whose wife was killed by the mob teams with a scarred gangster's moll to bring down a powerful gangster.
BW-90 mins, CC,

6:00 PM
A substitute teacher changes the lives of the slum children in his class.
C-105 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

8:00 PM
Two con artists set out to take over a remote Asian land with a priceless golden treasure.
BW-129 mins, CC, Letterbox Format


9 Sunday

8:00 PM
A blue-collar worker's encounter with a UFO leaves him a changed man.
C-135 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

10:30 PM
The crew of a remote Arctic base fights off a murderous monster from outer space.
BW-87 mins, CC,

2:30 AM
In medieval Japan, four people offer conflicting accounts of a rape and murder.
BW-88 mins,

Kurosawa's underrated Sanjuro on the 9th.
4:00 AM
A wandering samurai recruits younger fighters to help him battle corruption.
BW-96 mins, Letterbox Format

9 Tuesday

8:00 PM
Three elderly men decide to better their lot by robbing a bank.
C-97 mins,

10:00 PM
A comedian and an aspiring singer try to overcome their neuroses and find happiness.
C-93 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

11:45 PM
A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation.
C-125 mins, CC, Letterbox Format


De Niro is fantastic in Scorsese's Mean Streets.
2:00 AM
A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.
C-112 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

4:00 AM
A slick black detective enlists gangsters and African nationals to fight the mob.
C-100 mins, CC, Letterbox Format


11 Thursday

11:00 AM
An awkward young man and a shy older woman find comfort in each other on a Spanish tour.
C-110 mins, CC,

1:15 PM
A convent girl vacationing in Spain finds herself in a romance with a murderer.
C-91 mins, Letterbox Format

13 Saturday

2:00 AM
A psychic's girlfriend finds out that a lump on her back is a growing reincarnation of a 400 year-old demonic Native American spirit.
C-104 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

3:45 AM
A scientist tries to protect a caveman brought back from suspended animation.
C-91 mins, Letterbox Format

5:30 AM
This short industrial film focuses on the making of Tupperware.
C-29 mins,


18 Thursday

A day of Sci-fi begins with a visit to Forbidden Planet on the 18th.
8:30 AM
A group of space troopers investigates the destruction of a colony on a remote planet.
C-98 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

8:00 PM
A scientist¿s experiments with teleportation produce a deadly hybrid.
C-94 mins,

9:45 PM
After Godzilla kills a legendary giant moth, its offspring set out for revenge.
C-101 mins, Letterbox Format

11:45 PM
Federal agents fight to destroy a colony of mutated giant ants.
BW-92 mins, CC,

1:30 AM
A cosmetics executive's search for eternal beauty turn her into a monster.
BW-61 mins,

2:45 AM
Killer bees extend their territory into the U.S., with devastating effect.
C-116 mins, CC,

4:45 AM
A scientist's experiments open the doorway to a strange and deadly world.
BW-72 mins,


21 Sunday

Monica Vitti trudges through toxic waste in Red Desert.
2:00 AM
A housewife fighting insanity becomes involved with a man passing through town.
C-117 mins,

4:00 AM
A man and women make an attempt at a futile love affair.
BW-126 mins, Letterbox Format


23 Tuesday

4:45 PM
An American woman tries to break off her relationship with her Italian lover.
BW-63 mins, CC,


9:45 PM
A game of murder among wealthy vacationers turns into the real thing.
C-119 mins, Letterbox Format

12:00 AM
Two rogue cops enlist a streetwalker to help them stop a deadly drug ring.
C-94 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

1:45 AM
BW-173 mins,

24 Wednesday

8:00 PM
A rebellious caveman leaves his tribe in search of a better life.
C-100 mins, Letterbox Format

10:00 PM
Explorers uncover a lost kingdom ruled by an immortal queen.
C-106 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

12:00 AM
A future police officer uncovers the deadly secret behind a society that worships youth.
C-119 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

Jane Fonda handles a variety of phallic objects in Barbarella.
2:15 AM
An over-sexed space agent takes on a dictator and an amoral queen.
C-98 mins, Letterbox Format


25 Thursday

10:00 PM
A scientist battles the military for control of a machine that records sensory experiences-including death.
C-106 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

12:00 AM
A U.S. agent enters a martial arts tournament to spy on an international super-villain.
C-102 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

2:00 AM
A future cop uncovers the deadly secret behind a mysterious synthetic food.
C-97 mins, CC, Letterbox Format


27 Saturday

Bam! Zowie! 1949's The New Adventures of Batman and Robin serial begins on the 27th.
10:00 AM
Episode One of the Batman and Robin serial.
BW-26 mins,


28 Sunday

8:00 PM
Aliens try to use Godzilla, Mothra and Rodan to take over the planet.
C-93 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

10:00 PM
Nuclear tests awaken a prehistoric monster.
BW-80 mins, CC,

12:00 AM
In this silent film, Joan of Arc braves the threat of torture to stand fast for her beliefs.
BW-82 mins,


Godard's jazzy Band of Outsiders on the 28th.

2:00 AM
Two crooks obsessed with Hollywood crime movies plot a big heist.
C-96 mins,

3:45 AM
A tempestuous beauty comes between college friends.
BW-106 mins, Letterbox Format


29 Monday

11:15 PM
A traveling magician must outwit townspeople out to prove him a fake.
BW-100 mins,

1:15 AM
Three sisters deal with their tangled relationships amidst the wonders of New York City.
C-107 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

3:15 AM
An impoverished farming couple decides to move from Sweden to the U.S. in the 19th century.
C-151 mins,


TCM for June 2015


In June TCM has a little something for everyone: 50s Sci-fi, Antonioni, Kurosawa, The Caped Crusader and even the history of Tupperware. Is this a great network or what?
My picks below. All times Eastern. Full schedule HERE.

1 Monday

Long Hot Summer kicks off a Paul Newman festival on June 1st.
8:00 PM
A drifter with a past brings a wealthy family's problems to a head.
C-117 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

10:15 PM
The arrival of an Army missile base shatters the peaceful life of a suburban town.
C-107 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

12:15 AM
A financial wizard is tempted to sacrifice his career for an affair.
C-144 mins, Letterbox Format

3:00 AM
A small town teacher tries to overcome her shyness.
C-101 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

4 Thursday

4:00 PM
A psychology student researches infidelity by becoming a platonic kept woman for four buddies.
C-113 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

6:00 PM
A stodgy young man gets caught up in his free-living aunt's shady schemes.
C-109 mins, CC, Letterbox Format


5 Friday

Peter Lorre at his craven best in M.
6:00 AM
The mob sets out to catch a child killer whose crimes are attracting too much police attention.
BW-109 mins,

8:00 AM
A railroad engineer enters an affair with his friend's amoral wife.
BW-97 mins,


6 Saturday

2:00 PM
A deformed bell ringer rescues a gypsy girl falsely accused of witchcraft and murder.
BW-117 mins, CC,

4:15 PM
A police detective whose wife was killed by the mob teams with a scarred gangster's moll to bring down a powerful gangster.
BW-90 mins, CC,

6:00 PM
A substitute teacher changes the lives of the slum children in his class.
C-105 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

8:00 PM
Two con artists set out to take over a remote Asian land with a priceless golden treasure.
BW-129 mins, CC, Letterbox Format


9 Sunday

8:00 PM
A blue-collar worker's encounter with a UFO leaves him a changed man.
C-135 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

10:30 PM
The crew of a remote Arctic base fights off a murderous monster from outer space.
BW-87 mins, CC,

2:30 AM
In medieval Japan, four people offer conflicting accounts of a rape and murder.
BW-88 mins,

Kurosawa's underrated Sanjuro on the 9th.
4:00 AM
A wandering samurai recruits younger fighters to help him battle corruption.
BW-96 mins, Letterbox Format

9 Tuesday

8:00 PM
Three elderly men decide to better their lot by robbing a bank.
C-97 mins,

10:00 PM
A comedian and an aspiring singer try to overcome their neuroses and find happiness.
C-93 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

11:45 PM
A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation.
C-125 mins, CC, Letterbox Format


De Niro is fantastic in Scorsese's Mean Streets.
2:00 AM
A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.
C-112 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

4:00 AM
A slick black detective enlists gangsters and African nationals to fight the mob.
C-100 mins, CC, Letterbox Format


11 Thursday

11:00 AM
An awkward young man and a shy older woman find comfort in each other on a Spanish tour.
C-110 mins, CC,

1:15 PM
A convent girl vacationing in Spain finds herself in a romance with a murderer.
C-91 mins, Letterbox Format

13 Saturday

2:00 AM
A psychic's girlfriend finds out that a lump on her back is a growing reincarnation of a 400 year-old demonic Native American spirit.
C-104 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

3:45 AM
A scientist tries to protect a caveman brought back from suspended animation.
C-91 mins, Letterbox Format

5:30 AM
This short industrial film focuses on the making of Tupperware.
C-29 mins,


18 Thursday

A day of Sci-fi begins with a visit to Forbidden Planet on the 18th.
8:30 AM
A group of space troopers investigates the destruction of a colony on a remote planet.
C-98 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

8:00 PM
A scientist¿s experiments with teleportation produce a deadly hybrid.
C-94 mins,

9:45 PM
After Godzilla kills a legendary giant moth, its offspring set out for revenge.
C-101 mins, Letterbox Format

11:45 PM
Federal agents fight to destroy a colony of mutated giant ants.
BW-92 mins, CC,

1:30 AM
A cosmetics executive's search for eternal beauty turn her into a monster.
BW-61 mins,

2:45 AM
Killer bees extend their territory into the U.S., with devastating effect.
C-116 mins, CC,

4:45 AM
A scientist's experiments open the doorway to a strange and deadly world.
BW-72 mins,


21 Sunday

Monica Vitti trudges through toxic waste in Red Desert.
2:00 AM
A housewife fighting insanity becomes involved with a man passing through town.
C-117 mins,

4:00 AM
A man and women make an attempt at a futile love affair.
BW-126 mins, Letterbox Format


23 Tuesday

4:45 PM
An American woman tries to break off her relationship with her Italian lover.
BW-63 mins, CC,


9:45 PM
A game of murder among wealthy vacationers turns into the real thing.
C-119 mins, Letterbox Format

12:00 AM
Two rogue cops enlist a streetwalker to help them stop a deadly drug ring.
C-94 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

1:45 AM
BW-173 mins,

24 Wednesday

8:00 PM
A rebellious caveman leaves his tribe in search of a better life.
C-100 mins, Letterbox Format

10:00 PM
Explorers uncover a lost kingdom ruled by an immortal queen.
C-106 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

12:00 AM
A future police officer uncovers the deadly secret behind a society that worships youth.
C-119 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

Jane Fonda handles a variety of phallic objects in Barbarella.
2:15 AM
An over-sexed space agent takes on a dictator and an amoral queen.
C-98 mins, Letterbox Format


25 Thursday

10:00 PM
A scientist battles the military for control of a machine that records sensory experiences-including death.
C-106 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

12:00 AM
A U.S. agent enters a martial arts tournament to spy on an international super-villain.
C-102 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

2:00 AM
A future cop uncovers the deadly secret behind a mysterious synthetic food.
C-97 mins, CC, Letterbox Format


27 Saturday

Bam! Zowie! 1949's The New Adventures of Batman and Robin serial begins on the 27th.
10:00 AM
Episode One of the Batman and Robin serial.
BW-26 mins,


28 Sunday

8:00 PM
Aliens try to use Godzilla, Mothra and Rodan to take over the planet.
C-93 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

10:00 PM
Nuclear tests awaken a prehistoric monster.
BW-80 mins, CC,

12:00 AM
In this silent film, Joan of Arc braves the threat of torture to stand fast for her beliefs.
BW-82 mins,


Godard's jazzy Band of Outsiders on the 28th.

2:00 AM
Two crooks obsessed with Hollywood crime movies plot a big heist.
C-96 mins,

3:45 AM
A tempestuous beauty comes between college friends.
BW-106 mins, Letterbox Format


29 Monday

11:15 PM
A traveling magician must outwit townspeople out to prove him a fake.
BW-100 mins,

1:15 AM
Three sisters deal with their tangled relationships amidst the wonders of New York City.
C-107 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

3:15 AM
An impoverished farming couple decides to move from Sweden to the U.S. in the 19th century.
C-151 mins,


40 Years of Close Encounters

I’ve changed my mind about Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) several times over the years, proving once again that ...