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Monday, November 21, 2011

Movies this week on TCM...

Possibly the most hellish week of movies on my old pal TCM is the week of Thanksgiving-- usually populated with sappy family type movies of the Andy Hardy variety-- the only week worse might be Easter-- but let's dig in and take a look shall we?

Today at 1pm is KISS ME DEADLY (1955) which is possibly my favorite film noir.  I watch it every time it's on and if I wasn't out of town doing a lecture I'd certainly tune in.

At 12:15am on Tuesday (okay-- I guess Wednesday) is GUNGA DIN-- which is either one of the greatest action movies ever filmed or it could be depending on whether it's the edited version or not (the edited version is actually better).

Wednesday at 2pm is TARZAN THE APE MAN (1932) which is really a great movie and one you should take the time to watch.  You'll be surprised at the level of violence of this early 30s film.

There are a couple of Marx Bros movies on late Thanksgiving night if you can't sleep and on Black Friday (how did they not schedule BLACK FRIDAY???) you can catch PLEASE DON'T EAT THE DAISIES which might make you realize that there are worse ways to spend two hours than eating Thanksgiving dinner with the in-laws.