Friday, June 29, 2007

Piccu's Summertime Movietime Picks O' the Week for June 30-July 7

Time for the Summertime Movietime picks and a short edition this week after the jumbo edition last week. Remember all these movies will be found on Turner Classic Movies (TCM). Let’s snort it!!

On July 3 at 2:30 AM EASTERN you need to check out Mad Max. I know some of you have seen this and I am late to the brunch, but I just recently saw this and was amazed that an Australian action movie from 1979 can still be so good. Mel Gibson is a cop who is seeking revenge for a murder. This movie is nothing but speed, fast cars and fast bikes. This is a definite action classic.

On July 4 at 9:30 AM EASTERN you can start your holiday with The Sunshine Boys. This movie stars Walter Matthau and George Burns as a comedy team who is reuniting, after years of feuding, for a TV comeback. I was surprised this was so good seeing as the leads are two old geezers but Matthau and Burns are so funny together. If you like Abbott and Costello or the Three Stooges type vaudeville humor, this movie is for you. It also has a sweetness to it as well.

Also on July 4 at 5:30 PM EASTERN you can see a classic in Yankee Doodle Dandy. This movie stars James Cagney as George M. Cohan who was a famous song and dance man that entertained America through two world wars. This movie is a musical and is loaded with all kinds of tap dancing. I am not a huge fan of musicals, but I did like this one and I recommend it especially for those of you who love musicals. It is also number 98 on the 10th anniversary AFI list of 100 movies.

On July 6 you can watch a film noir classic as D.O.A. will be shown on TCM at 10 PM EASTERN. This movie stars Edmond O’Brien as an insurance man who leaves town to unwind and ends up being poisoned. The poison is slow acting and he spends the movie finding out why he was poisoned and who did it. The concept is so cool and it has the coolest opening lines in cinema.

On July 7 at 2 AM EASTERN you can watch a cult classic called Curse of the Demon on TCM Underground. This movie is about and anthropologist, Dana Andrews, who investigates a devil worshipper who may command a deadly demon. This movie has a great story and decent acting and I thought it was really good. It was very mysterious and has a great ending. Check it out.

Well, there you go. You should have no problem checking these out this week, especially since you have a holiday to watch some of them. So, until next time, keep your hands in the popcorn and your feet stuck to the floor.

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