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Movies Past and Present Podcast
24 minutes | 18 days ago
Episode 57 - November 12, 2020
Now in Theaters: Not much... However, the original TOY STORY (1995) is back in select theaters celebrating its 25th anniversary. Check your local listings. A Holy Grail Double Feature: I ended up seeing both MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL (1975) and INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (1989) in theaters and had a blast. "Three by..." Continuing my series exploring three different films by the same director. This month's director is Agnès Varda. The three films I watched are CLEO FROM 5 TO 7 (1962), JANE B. PAR AGNÈS V. (1988), and FACES PLACES (2017). Thanks for tuning in! More info on my blog at moviespastandpresent.com. (c) Movies Past and Present
29 minutes | a month ago
Episode 56 - October 30, 2020
Happy Halloween! New in Theaters: THE EMPTY MAN (20th Century Studios), ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL (re-release from 2019; 20th Century Studios) Now Streaming: BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM (Amazon Studios; available on Amazon Prime), THE WITCHES (Warner Bros.; now streaming on HBO Max), REBECCA (Netflix) Reviews: THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 (Netflix), OVER THE MOON (Netflix), CLOUDS (Disney+), ON THE ROCKS (Apple TV+) Thanks for tuning in! More info on the blog at moviespastandpresent.com. ©️ Movies Past and Present
25 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 54 - October 8, 2020
Welcome! New in Theaters: THE WAR WITH GRANDPA (101 Studios) and YELLOW ROSE (Sony). Also make sure to check out your local theaters' comeback classics selections. COCO (Pixar Animation Studios; 2017) is back in theaters starting this weekend. Also, HOCUS POCUS (Disney; 1993) is still playing along with other Halloween-themed films. TCM Big Screen Classics: Alfred Hitchcock's PSYCHO (Universal; 1960) on the big screen Oct. 11, 12, and 16. See fathomevents.com/tcm for details. And speaking of Fathom Events, FRIDAY THE 13TH (Paramount; 1980) and TOTAL RECALL (Rialto/StudioCanal; 1990) are coming back to theaters for limited engagements. Visit fathomevents.com for more info. Review: ENOLA HOMES (Netflix Films; 2020) now streaming on Netflix. Must-See Sci-Fi: BRAZIL (1985; Universal); rented it from Apple iTunes. Thanks for tuning in! More info on the blog at moviespastandpresent.com.
28 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 53 - September 21, 2020
Welcome! New in Theaters: Not much... Lots of "comeback classics" including a 35th anniversary screening of THE BREAKFAST CLUB (1985) on 9/21 and 9/24, and a return of STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980) on the big screen starting on 9/25. Check your local listings. Also returning to theaters is the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) Big Screen Classics series. Next up is CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977) on 9/27, 9/29, and 10/1. Check out fathomevents.com/tcm for the latest information. Review: Disney's live-action/CGI remake of MULAN (2020)now available on Disney+ Premier Access. Some films also to check out: BLACK PANTHER (2018; RIP Chadwick Boseman) and sci-fi indie pic THE BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET (1984). Thanks for tuning in! More info on my blog at moviespastandpresent.com.
29 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 52 - September 3, 2020
Happy Labor Day Weekend! New in Theaters: (well, as of last week...)BILL AND TED FACE THE MUSIC (Orion Pictures). Reviews: THE NEW MUTANTS (20th Century Studios), TENET (Warner Bros.), and THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD (Searchlight Pictures)--all playing in theaters Classic Cinema Corner: AIRPLANE! (Paramount, 1980) is celebrating its 40th anniversary. See it on the big screen on Wednesday, September 9--part of the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) Big Screen Classics series. More at fathomevents.com/tcm. Film Festival Update: The annual New York Film Festival is going virtual this year! Check out https://www.filmlinc.org/nyff2020/ for more info. Thanks for tuning in! More info on my blog at moviespastandpresent.com.
32 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 51 - August 24, 2020
New in Theaters: We have some new movies coming to theaters! Last week was UNHINGED (Solstice Studios). This week we have THE NEW MUTANTS (20th Century Studios/Marvel) and THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD (Searchlight). And next week we finally have TENET (Warner Bros.) opening with advanced screenings Aug. 31-Sept. 2 and in wide release (in markets with open theaters) on Sept. 3. Reviews: New movies on Disney+: HOWARD and THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN. Classic Cinema Corner/Guilty Pleasures: THE BLACK HOLE (Disney, 1979). Thanks for tuning in! More info on my blog at moviespastandpresent.com.
21 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 50 - August 5, 2020
Welcome to the 50th episode of the podcast! COMING TO THEATERS Warner Bros. will be releasing their long-anticipated and oft-rescheduled action pic TENET beginning August 28 in international markets and September 3 in select cites in the U.S.A. The Walt Disney Studios has decided to release the live-action/CGI remake of MULAN on the Disney+ streaming service in the U.S.A. but with a "premiere access" fee of $29.95 beginning September 4. CLASSIC CINEMA CORNER We love the new "Paramount Presents" series of remastered Blu-ray Discs from Paramount Pictures. It's classic movie heaven on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) during August's "Summer Under the Stars" programming. 24 hours of films from a different star each day during the month. Thanks for your support! More info is on my blog at moviespastandpresent.com.
35 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 49 - June 25, 2020
Welcome! I ventured out to the movie theater last weekend and lived to tell! Kudos to Megaplex Theatres (www.megaplextheatres.com) for doing a really great job. My James Bond 007 viewing project continues! I highlight the best and worst of the films I've watched so far. Thanks for tuning in! More info on my blog at moviespastandpresent.com.
28 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 48 - June 18, 2020
Happy Father's Day! Make sure to check out the free digital rentals currently available with outstanding feature films and documentaries about Blacks in America and the Black Lives Matter movement. I've been renting movies from Apple iTunes (https://apple.com/itunes) and Amazon Prime Video (https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/storefront/). Also, check out the new Spike Lee Joint DA 5 BLOODS now streaming on Netflix (https://www.netflix.com). I watched ARTEMIS FOWL on Disney+ (https://www.disneyplus.com) and lived to tell (it's a terrible film). It's Father's Day this Sunday in the U.S.A. and I pick 10 films about fathers to consider watching over the weekend. Stay safe out there! Thanks for listening. More info is on my blog at moviespastandpresent.com.
25 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 47 - June 4, 2020
Welcome! #BlackLivesMatter Warner Bros. is making their 2019 drama JUST MERCY available to rent for free during the month of June via all major digital download/streaming provider (I rented it on Apple iTunes). The Criterion Channel (https://www.criterionchannel.com) is making some of their "Pioneers of African America Cinema" collection of films available to watch for free. Check out the Virtual Cinema options at Film at Lincoln Center (https://www.filmlinc.org). I'm having fun with my Turner Classic Movies "Must-See Sci-Fi" and James Bond 007 movie watching projects. More info on the blog at moviespastandpresent.com. Thanks again for tuning in!
27 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 46 - May 28, 2020
Welcome! Some movie streaming options for you this week... HBO Max, Warner Media's new streaming service, launched this week. Also, make sure to check out the We Are One: A Global Film Festival on YouTube May 29-June 7 (YouTube.com/weareone). Lots of stuff to check out on Disney+, too, including two titles from the 20th Century Fox library--FANTASTIC MR. FOX (2009) and HELLO, DOLLY! (1969). Speaking of Disney+, I discuss 10 "comfort" films currently on the service that you might enjoy as we're still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks for tuning in! More details are on the blog at moviespastandpresent.com.
24 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 45 - May 19, 2020
Welcome! New on Video on Demand: SCOOB! (Warner Bros.) Craving a movie on the big screen? Check to see if any drive-ins are open in your area! The local drive-in has been opened in Salt Lake City where I live. Some other at-home movie options include a return of movies to network television for the next few weeks ("The Wonderful World of Disney" Wednesday nights on ABC and "Sunday Night at the Movies" on CBS. The AFI Movie Club is still going strong--a new movie movie recommendation every day. Check it out at afi.com/movieclub. TCM is having a Memorial Day Marathon of war movies during Memorial Day weekend. More at tcm.com Thanks for tuning in! More info on my blog at moviespastandpresent.com.
34 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 44 - May 1, 2020
It's a Disney+ special on this week's podcast! New on Disney+ the first week of May: - THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987) - May 1 - JOHN CARTER (2012) - May 2 - STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER (2019) - May 4 (aka Star Wars Day!) We also talk about 10 Academy Award-winning films playing on Disney+ that you might want to consider watching. Check out the Disney+ streaming service at www.disneyplus.com. More info on my blog at moviespastandpresent.com. Thanks for tuning in!
48 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 43 - April 16, 2020
Welcome to another "Social Distancing" episode with more ideas for movies to watch from home. New in Video on Demand: TROLLS WORLD TOUR (DreamWorks). Find a viewing platform at www.watchtrolls.com. Bond 25: I'm watching all 24 James Bond 007 films in preparation for the release of the upcoming 25th film NO TIME TO DIE now opening November 2020. First up is DR. NO (1962) directed by Terence Young and starring Sean Connery as James Bond. More info at www.007.com. Unusual Films to Watch on Disney+: I list 10 films off the beaten path that you might want to consider watching on the Disney+ streaming service. More info at www.disneyplus.com. Lionsgate Live: Four free films streaming online over the next four Fridays. More info at https://lionsgate.live. Turner Classic Movies (TCM) Classic Film Festival: Special Home Edition: Happening this weekend April 16-19, 2020. More info at www.tcm.com/festival. Thanks again for tuning in! More info on my blog at moviespastandpresent.com
43 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 42 - April 6, 2020
Welcome to this special "Social Distancing" episode! All movies discussed are movies that you can watch from home. - AFI Movie Club (https://www.afi.com/movieclub/) - TCM Classic Film Festival: Special Home Edition (http://filmfestival.tcm.com/special-home-edition/) - My Top 10 Favorite Films from Walt Disney Animation Studios (All 10 are on the Disney+ streaming service--https://www.disneyplus.com) More info on my blog at https://moviespastandpresent.com. Thanks for tuning in!
40 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 41 - March 6, 2020
Welcome to this week's podcast! New in Theaters (over the last couple of weeks, that is): THE CALL OF THE WILD (20th Century Studios), THE INVISIBLE MAN (Universal), ONWARD (Pixar Animation Studios), EMMA (Focus Features), and THE WAY BACK (Warner Bros.) Reviews: THE CALL OF THE WILD and ONWARD Classic Cinema Corner: Get psyched for the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) Classic Film Festival happening April 16-19, 2020 in Hollywood, CA. Details at tcm.com/festival. Thanks for tuning in! Links and more info can be found on my blog at moviespastandpresent.com.
28 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 40 - February 12, 2020
Happy Valentine's Day! New Movie Roundup: SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (Paramount), DOWNHILL (Searchlight), FANTASY ISLAND (Columbia), THE PHOTOGRAPH (Universal) COMMENTARY: It's the return of the modest-budget Disney family film on Disney+ and we couldn't be happier! New feature films from The Walt Disney Studios that are debuting on Disney+, including NOELLE, TOGO, TIMMY FAILURE: MISTAKES WERE MADE, and STARGIRL (which debuts next month), have been a welcome addition to today's entertainment landscape. CLASSIC CINEMA CORNER: FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR (Disney; 1986; currently available on Disney+) and GALAXY QUEST (DreamWorks; 1999) Thanks for tuning in! More info on my blog at moviespastandpresent.com.
27 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 39 - February 3, 2020
Happy Oscar(R) week! New in Theaters: BIRDS OF PREY (AND THE FABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN) (Warner Bros.) Also Worth Checking Out in Theatres: LOVE STORY (1970) (50th Anniversary Screening from Turner Classic Movies and Paramount Pictures); Oscar Showcase at Cinemark theaters and other theater chains across the U.S.A. (https://www.cinemark.com/oscar-movie-week) Global Movie Day is February 8! #GlobalMovieDay The Academy Awards ceremony is February 9 on ABC. Download your Oscar ballot here: https://oscar.go.com/nominees More on my TCM Must-See Sci Fi moving watching project is here: https://moviespastandpresent.com/2020-movie-watching-project-tcm-must-see-sci-fi/ Thanks for tuning in! More info at my blog at moviespastandpresent.com.
36 minutes | a year ago
Episode 38 - January 10, 2020
New Movie Roundup: JUST MERCY (Warner Bros.), UNDERWATER (20th Century Fox), LIKE A BOSS (Paramount), 1917 (Universal) Reviews: DARK WATERS (Focus Features), PARASITE (Neon) Plus 15 movies that I am excited to see in 2020. Thanks for tuning in! More info on my blog at moviespastandpresent.com.
37 minutes | a year ago
Episode 37 - December 19, 2019
Happy Holidays and thanks for tuning in! New Movie Roundup: BOMBSHELL (Lionsgate); CATS (Universal); STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER (Lucasfilm); SPIES IN DISGUISE (Blue Sky Studios); 1917 (Universal); LITTLE WOMEN (Sony); UNCUT GEMS (A24) Reviews: STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Classic Cinema Corner: 2020 Turner Classic Movies Big Screen Classics series films (full list at fathomevents.com/tcm) More info on my blog at moviespastandpresent.com.
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