This February marks TCM’s annual 31 Days of Oscar celebration, and I for one could not be happier. Not all of the films on the roster are the cream of the classic crop–even though each film was nominated for at least one Academy Award, we all know that doesn’t necessarily mark a film as “good” (I could name a few, but I’ll be nice. Oh, okay … CRASH. Hated, hated, hated that overblown, pretentious, full-of-itself pseudo-artistic pandering excuse for a Best Picture. What the hell was the Academy thinking? Oh, yeah. The only other logical winner was Brokeback Mountain. And we can’t let a gay-centric love story win Best Picture, can we? Shite. I’m done now).
But there are some real gems in the schedule for this event. TCM is, for lack of a better term, the poo. Where else on basic cable can you catch some of the best movies ever produced, completely uncut and completely commercial-free, usually introduced by the incredibly knowledgeable (and, let’s face it, incredibly sexy) Mr. Osborne? Nowhere, that’s where (damn you to hell, AMC, you freaking posers). There is no better place to catch these amazing movies!
So each day in February, I’ll be here offering my pick for the best movie on the schedule for that particular day, and hopefully Carrie will find the time in her insanely busy schedule to share a couple of her own picks with you. And, as always, feel free to share your own recommendations for that day’s choices in the comments!
Looking forward to a wonderful month of true movie magic!