2021 TCM Classic Film Festival

Since the coronavirus pandemic continues to make it unsafe to gather in public spaces, the TCM Classic Film Festival will again be a virtual event this May. Viewers will be able to watch more than 80 classic movies on Turner Classic Movies and HBO Max. Starting with West Side Story, screenings will be accompanied by various feature discussions and interviews with special guests and TCM hosts, panels, presentations and rare behind-the-scenes footage. Find out more below. Read More »

Dug's Introduction in Up

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, listen to a couple Turner Classic Movies hosts talk about the plot device known as a McGuffin and how it’s evolved over the years. Plus, hear Up director Bob Peterson and shading art director Bryn Imagire discuss introducing the talking dog known as Dug. And finally, watch Maya Rudolph answer Vanity Fair’s Proust Questionnaire. Read More »

Turner Classic Movies Reframed Series

As society has progressed over time, cultural touchstones from the past have become outdated and in some cases problematic. That can make revisiting classic films a little troublesome. How can we revisit, revere and respect classic movies that have such blatantly racist characters and outdated depictions of our culture? Turner Classic Movies may have the answer.

The cable network known for keeping the love for classic films alive is kicking off a new series tonight called Reframed: Classic Films in the Rearview Mirror. With films ranging from the 1920s through the 1960s, the series will host discussions about 18 culturally significant films that are considered classics of cinema but also have problematic aspects to them. The hope is to provide context so that the films can both be appreciated and scrutinized. Read More »

Robert Osborne Dead

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who loved movies as much as Robert Osborne, the primetime host of Turner Classic Movies ever since the cable network launched back in 1994. Sadly, Osborne has gone to that great movie theater in the sky as the television host and former actor has passed away at 84.

Below, we remember Robert Osborne’s dedication to cinema and some career milestones you may not have known about. Read More »

Planet of the Apes in Theaters

Even though this year doesn’t mark a special anniversary for the classic 1968 sci-fi adventure Planet of the Apes, that doesn’t mean you don’t have a good reason to see the movie on the big screen. And the good news is that at the end of the month, Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events will give you the opportunity to do just that.

As part of the year-long programming initiative called TCM Big Screen Classics, the original Planet of the Apes starring Charlton Heston will be returning to theaters towards the end of July for just two nights in select theaters across the country. Get all the details on Planet of the Apes in theaters after the jump. Read More »

filmstruck

A few weeks ago, someone ran the numbers and realized that yes, Netflix’s film selection is getting worse. This only backed up what was clearly obvious to anyone who was already watching what was leaving the gargantuan streaming service every month and what was coming in – more great movies are leaving and fewer great movies are arriving on a pretty consistent basis. As competition rises from every corner of the internet and as the focus on original content continues to grow, Netflix is simply not the best place for adventurous film fans to watch movies.

But maybe FilmStruck can fill that void. Yes, this is yet another movie streaming service, but it is the work of Turner Classic Movies and the Criterion Collection, who have joined forces for this endeavor. In other words, it should have your attention.

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