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What’s on TCM: August 2017

Marilyn Monroe Beach

Happy August, everyone! August can only mean one thing on TCM — Summer Under the Stars. If you’re not familiar with Summer Under the Stars, each day in August, TCM will be featuring the work from a certain actor or actress. I always look forward to this because it’s such a great way to discover new movies and maybe even gain appreciation for certain stars.

Looking through this year’s schedule, I’m very happy with the lineup. While there are some traditional crowd-pleasers like Cary Grant, John Wayne,  Marilyn Monroe, and Elizabeth Taylor, there are also quite a few stars who haven’t been featured in a while. I’m particularly looking forward to Gene Kelly, James Cagney, Lon Chaney, Franchot Tone, Angela Lansbury, Rosalind Russell, and Ann Harding days.

Without further ado, let’s take a closer look at the schedule.

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What’s on TCM: July 2017

Ronald Colman

Happy July, everyone! It’s looking like it’s going to be a pretty quiet month on TCM, but there are still two very good reasons to watch this month: Ronald Colman as Star of the Month and the 50 Years of Hitchcock spotlight. I like Ronald Colman, so I’m looking forward to seeing his movies every Thursday night this month. The Hitchcock spotlight is a bit bigger and will be happening every Wednesday and Friday night. I know I can’t complain about knowing that I’ll have two nights each week where I’ll be coming home to lots of Hitchcock movies.

Without further ado, let’s get on to the rest of the schedule.

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What’s on TCM: May 2017

Happy May, everyone! Although the weather is getting nicer outside, TCM is giving me plenty of good reasons to stay in and watch movies this month.

One of the biggest things going on in May is Clark Gable as Star of the Month. His movies will be shown every Tuesday night, continuing into Wednesday morning and afternoon throughout the month. In honor of the 50th anniversary of 1967, TCM will be spending two nights showing movies made during that year. The 1967 tribute is coming up on May 12 and 19.

But the thing I’m most looking forward to in May is the monster movie marathons that will be happening every Thursday night. I absolutely love it when TCM does spotlights like these because the movies are just so much fun to watch.

Without further ado, let’s get into the rest of the schedule.

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What’s on TCM: April 2017

Alfred Hitchcock Rear Window

Happy April, everyone! Looking at this month’s TCM lineup, I can honestly say there isn’t much here I don’t like. Instead of having just one star of the month, this month, the spotlight goes to character actors. Every Tuesday and Thursday night, the prime-time lineup will be dedicated to highlighting some of film’s most memorable character actors. Since I’m a sucker for a good melodrama, I’m really looking forward to the spotlight on post-war melodramas every Friday. Plus there are lots of great birthday tributes throughout the month and the recently-launched Noir Alley feature on Sunday mornings to look forward to.

Now, onto my highlights for the month!

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What’s on TCM: March 2017

Cleopatra Richard Burton Elizabeth Taylor

Happy March, everyone! It looks like March is going to be a pretty busy month on TCM. First of all, we have the final few days of the annual 31 Days of Oscar programming. On top of that, Richard Burton is the Star of the Month and his movies will be shown every night during the week of March 6. If you’re not into basketball and March Madness, perhaps TCM’s March Malice would be more up your alley. From March 20-25, TCM will be doing a spotlight of movies featuring very memorable villains. (It’s also perhaps my personal favorite name for a TCM spotlight of all time.) And, as the icing on the cake, TCM will be launching their brand new film noir series, Noir Alley, on March 5th with a screening of The Maltese Falcon at 10:00 AM. Noir Alley will be on every Sunday morning at 10:00 AM.

Now, let’s take a closer look at the schedule.

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What’s on TCM: February 2017

Vivien Leigh OscarHappy February, everyone! As any regular TCM viewer knows, February is traditionally TCM’s 31 Days of Oscar month. I’m well aware that this tends to be a love it or hate it type of month, and while I’m always disappointed that it means few silent films will be shown, there are always plenty of other movies to keep me entertained throughout the month.

This year, all the movies included in 31 Days of Oscar will be shown in alphabetical order. As if that weren’t enough, all the movies scheduled during prime time are grouped together by a common theme, which will also be in alphabetical order ranging from “addiction” to “zany.”

Without further ado, let’s take a closer look at the schedule.

 

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What’s on TCM: January 2017

Jane Wyman All That Heaven Allows

Happy new year, everyone! I hope you all had a had a safe and happy holiday season. As always, TCM’s January schedule is chock full of things to set your DVRs for. Jane Wyman is the Star of the Month and her work will be featured every Monday night. On Tuesday nights, TCM will be doing a spotlight on prison films. If you’ve recently seen La La Land, you’ll want to tune in on January 18th for a night of movies chosen by director Damien Chazelle, which includes many movies that heavily influenced La La Land. And I certainly can’t forget to mention that TCM will be celebrating the career of Debbie Reynolds on January 27th with a 24 hour marathon of her films.

Now, let’s get on to the rest of the schedule.
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