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by markfp
October 11th, 2014, 11:20 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Storm Clouds in our Future?
Replies: 16
Views: 3007

Re: Storm Clouds in our Future?

Having worked in broadcasting for forty years, I can feel for our friends at TCM who are sweating out waiting for "the word" as to who's staying and who's going. Through various owners, we seemed to go through that about every ten years or so. I don't wish that anybody loses their job, but...
by markfp
August 24th, 2014, 11:04 pm
Forum: Westerns
Topic: LONGMIRE
Replies: 148
Views: 16102

Re: LONGMIRE

[quote="t.....and has anyone heard, has it been renewed??? Big sigh.......[/quote] I haven't heard, but it's pretty early for an announcement. The show has done pretty good for the network, so it's likely that it will be back. Besides, if they weren't planning on it returning, I doubt they woul...
by markfp
August 16th, 2014, 3:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The end of an era
Replies: 3
Views: 1255

The end of an era

Although I haven't seen a formal announcement, the word is circulating, from those in the know, that the soon to be released 2015 edition of LEONARD MALTIN'S MOVIE GUIDE will be the last one. :( I have many reference books, but his yearly MOVIE GUIDE and in more resent years his CLASSIC MOVIE GUIDE ...
by markfp
May 2nd, 2014, 11:51 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Happy Valley, a new UK cop show with a difference
Replies: 5
Views: 982

Re: Happy Valley, a new UK cop show with a difference

Stuart, thanks for posting this. My wife and I are big fans of British police shows, although what with release patterns here in the U.S. sometimes we seem to be the last to discover some of them. This winter we watched the first nine series of NEW TRICKS and are waiting series ten which is being re...
by markfp
April 5th, 2014, 2:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: TCM Message Boards Announcement
Replies: 89
Views: 7454

Re: TCM Message Boards Announcement

movieman1957 wrote:You'll have to reregister. It sends you an email with a temp password and then you sign in and go to your settings under your name to change it. You, hopefully, are in and ready. .


That's my problem. I've done all that, but when I put in the temp password it doesn't work.
by markfp
April 5th, 2014, 11:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: TCM Message Boards Announcement
Replies: 89
Views: 7454

Re: TCM Message Boards Announcement

I've done everything they asked, putting in the "foot-long" alpha/numerical password they sent to confirm that I'm really me and still can't get in. I even sent an e-mail to the link they gave, but haven't heard back. Of course, it is the weekend and maybe nobody is there or perhaps they a...
by markfp
August 14th, 2013, 1:17 am
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Me-TV
Replies: 257
Views: 18001

Re: Me-TV

I know it ages me, but I remember those days too. When I was really little we had one channel and it came on at either 3 or 4 o'clock and signed off at 10pm. What a thrill it was when they started going on at noon during the week and "a the crack of dawn" on weekends...well okay, it was re...
by markfp
August 10th, 2013, 12:29 am
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: NCIS
Replies: 5
Views: 843

Re: NCIS

It could work, if the replacement is good and the character is strong and likable and can have that wonderful interplay with the other characters. People need to give it a chance. A lot of people thought the show wouldn't last when they killed off "Kate" but it did. "Ziva" is gre...
by markfp
August 10th, 2013, 12:05 am
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Me-TV
Replies: 257
Views: 18001

Re: Me-TV

Keep in mind that every station that carries ME-TV doesn't necessarily carry all of it. Here in my city, the station repeats newscasts and locally produced talk shows from its primary channel for about 8 hours of the day and night so some of the shows on ME-TV aren't seen. Still, I suppose 16 hours ...
by markfp
August 9th, 2013, 11:56 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: The Story of Film series coming in September
Replies: 12
Views: 1781

Re: The Story of Film series coming in September

I don't know if it still is, but the series was available for streaming on Netflix earlier this summer. I checked out just a little of one episode and it looks like a good one. I didn't have the time to watch the whole series. Probably just as well, it should be great on TCM with intros and and the ...
by markfp
December 11th, 2012, 6:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Saving VHS to SD Cards via a Digital Converter?
Replies: 3
Views: 3273

Re: Saving VHS to SD Cards via a Digital Converter?

I do all my converting from VHS to DVD so I'm not sure what to tell you about the process. However, if it were me, I wouldn't be too quick to buy some electronic device from a store who doesn't carry electronics as one of it's major lines. Same as I'd never order something like that from one of thos...
by markfp
September 26th, 2012, 2:42 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: "Tree Grows in Brooklyn"
Replies: 23
Views: 3313

Re: "Tree Grows in Brooklyn"

Great interview. It's no secret that A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN is one of my very favorite films. I've written about it before and as I'm sure I've pointed out before, the sad thing is that while it's been available on DVD for years in Europe (region 2 discs, not playable on most DVD players in this c...
by markfp
August 4th, 2012, 11:13 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Lots of Mack Sennett on TCM in September
Replies: 0
Views: 598

Lots of Mack Sennett on TCM in September

Better set those DVD recorders and VCRs in the hyper-drive mode. Thursdays in September TCM is showing 4 Sennett features and an astounding 83 shorts. (76 of which are TCM premiers) The shorts will run in chronological order starting on September 6th with THE CURTAIN POLE (1909) and ending with A RA...
by markfp
June 30th, 2012, 10:40 pm
Forum: Film Preservation
Topic: Olive Films Licenses some Republic Films
Replies: 6
Views: 2819

Re: Olive Films Licenses some Republic Films

The version I saw at the AFI theater near DC was a UCLA print. It wasn't that bright either but the DVD I have is a bit too bright for my tastes. I think I like my old VHS print better. I use to know a film collector that had an absolutely stunning 16mm print of THE QUIET MAN. Unfortunately, he pas...
by markfp
June 30th, 2012, 2:47 pm
Forum: Film Preservation
Topic: Olive Films Licenses some Republic Films
Replies: 6
Views: 2819

Re: Olive Films Licenses some Republic Films

Thanks for the list, Lynn. Seeing THE QUITE MAN there only gets my hopes up that we'll see a restoration. I've heard rumors, and maybe you know if it's fact, that there has already been a restoration done and for whatever reason Paramount has been sitting on it. I assumed that, if true, the studio w...

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