a huge roundup of full-month previews and picks! Learn about the month ahead here…
Very excited that LORETTA YOUNG is TCM star of the month with 38 of her movies showing every Wednesday. Young was certainly a film & TV giant, and one of my favorite actresses, but if all you know of her is her later sailing-down-the-staircase-in-gowns persona (not that there’s anything wrong with that mind you), then treat yourself to the pre-code pictures TCM is showing, which will reveal what writer Mick LaSalle calls the naughty, edgy side of her, as a determined and “struggling working woman” trying to make it through the depression. She was simply luminous, with an unreal beauty and could play both tough and soft roles, and be funny or heartbreaking. Other January focuses include 27 caper films (and who doesn’t love capers? I have a jar of them in my fridge), movies adapted from Broadway, movies of Ernest Borgnine, plus Georges Brent & Raft. Bill Paxton guest programs, noir expert Eddie Muller hosts his picks, and TCM celebrates the birthdays of Elvis, Sal Mineo, Jane Wyman, Danny Kaye & much more in a great month of viewing. Look out for my “must-see” picks of my favorite movies a couple days ahead of whatever I want you watch, which kind of makes sense.
Here’s a roundup of some select bloggers’ looks at the month ahead:
celluloid club does weekly TCM alert posts at this tag
this post will be updated with more blogger’s picks and pinned to the top menu all month so come back anytime you need to refresh your memory on when to set your DVRs.
If you do a similar type of post and I’m missing it, leave me a comment with the link. and readers, please leave your own picks/recommendations for JAN in the comments.