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Monday, January 9, 2012

What's on this Week TCM: The First Modern ZOMBIE film

Tonight at 10:15 is Vincent Price in THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (1964) which is an end of the world Zombie film before there were end of the world Zombie films.  If you want to see what inspired George Romero to do NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) this is it.   Fans of THE WALKING DEAD will recognize that Price's character name is MORGAN-- which is handled as an homage on that Zombie show.

At 11:45pm on Tuesday night is NETWORK (1976) which is simply a brilliant film that looks at how evil Television and Corporations are-- especially Television Corporations.  You'll be up all night watching this one.  "I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!"

At Wednesday at 10:15pm is THE THREE MUSKETEERS with Gene Kelly-- possibly the most flamboyant example of action heroes outside of ZORRO THE GAY BLADE.  Hard to get through this one without giggling.

On Friday the 13th (yikes) at 10pm is LOVE AND DEATH (1975) which as prime Woody Allen time.  Even mediocre Woody is better than most anything else Hollywood churns out so give it a looksee.

Saturday night's ESSENTIALS offering is THIRTY SECONDS OVER TOKYO (1944) with Spencer Tracy-- it's probably great because it's A. A TCM ESSENTIAL and B. Stars Spencer Tracy but I'm not big in War Pictures and I haven't seen it, but maybe I'll give it a go.

Fox Movie Channel has been showing some great films lately like THE GRAPES OF WRATH and KISS OF DEATH but they don't have as easy a schedule to read through as TCM does so you're on your own.