Happy 2012, everybody! January is, as always, chock full of good stuff on TCM. The first star of the month in 2012 is Angela Lansbury and her movies can be seen every Wednesday night this month. Every Thursday night will be dedicated to showcasing the work of cinematographer Jack Cardiff. With no further ado, let’s get to my picks for January.
It Came from Outer Space (1953) & Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
On Saturday, I had the absolute pleasure of going to a Halloween double feature at The Redford Theater of It Came from Outer Space in 3-D and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. I can’t think of a better way to spend a rather dreary Saturday afternoon just before Halloween! The turn-out was excellent, the crowd seemed to be a pretty mixed bag. There were older people, there were little kids, there were teenagers, some people even came in costume. It was such a fun crowd to be a part of. I also hadn’t seen either of the movies, so I was in for two really great treats.