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Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

Whoa, yet another week down. Tick tick tick. The confusing Toronto weather (Hello there Spring!) doesn’t help matters at all. Did I just not leave the house for four months? No, no – it’s just global warming. And still I dream of a 7 foot snow which apparently isn’t going to fall. Oh well. Despite the sunny skies and the balmy temperatures, I remain shackled to my laptop, with digital inkstained fingers, scouring the interwebs for the best silent & classic movie bits and bobs. Why? So you don’t have to. Happy reading and happy viewing! Read the rest of this entry

Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

Pretty Clever Film Gal is still struggling with the plague but crawling along the road to recovery. Thankfully, there was much to entertain and divert this week, what with the return of Bobby O. to TCM and the silent film bonanza sparked by Hugo and The Artists. It feels like a fine time to care about silent movies and old things. I’ll reserve any cynicism about off-cycle nostalgia rearing its head in troubled economic times (Squirrel Nut Zippers, anyone) and just bask in the glow. As I was (mostly) upright this week, the Film Friday Weekly Roundup is restored to its former glory, and all is right. Happy reading and happy viewing!

Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

The weather has turned icky here, friends and neighbors. Cold, dreary, rainy… perfect movie watching weather! Pretty Clever Film Gal is gearing up for a cozy weekend at Headquarters. I’m going to pop the corn, cuddle up with Classic Movie Puppy (she’s a HUGE Buster Keaton fan) and put some flicks on the screen. I’m thinking chilly and damp is the ideal backdrop for all those classic horror movies from TCM waiting on my TIVO. Sounds like a plan right? What’s on tap for your weekend? Maybe these links to the best and the brightest the interwebs had to offer this week will help you start your weekend right. Happy reading and happy viewing! Read the rest of this entry

TCM Sundays in October: Buster Keaton

TCM Sunday's in October Buster Keaton

Clear the calendars y’all, Buster Keaton is TCM’s October artist of the month! And the movie line-up is AMAZING! Check out the full schedule here, clear some space on the dvr, and start stock piling microwave popcorn!

Oh no, Bobby O!

Robert Osborne Pretty Clever Films

Life has kind of been getting in the way of blogging and following along with the classic movie universe this  week, so I totally missed the news that Robert Osborne is taking leave of absence from hosting duties at TCM to undergo minor surgery. I suppose it’s arguable that this is causing me way more to distress that it should, but… well, Bobby O. is my comforting, friendly, movie loving grandpa and I’ll certainly miss him for 3 months. Get well soon, Mr. Osborne! Oh and my dinner invitation still stands!

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