Films in 2016: August

August was a hectic month for me, so I didn’t get to watch as many movies as I usually do, but I still managed to reach the double digits. Unfortunately I didn’t watch as many movies for TCM’s Summer Under the Stars program this year; in the past two years I had watched around 50(!)…

Summer Under the Stars: Bells Are Ringing (1960)

TCM’s star of the day is Dean Martin, and my film pick for the actor is Bells Are Ringing, which airs today at 8:00 P.M. (EST). Bells Are Ringing follows a Brooklyn telephone answering service operator named Ella Peterson (Judy Holliday), who tries to improve the lives of her clients. She begins falling in love with one of her…

Ingrid Bergman in Anastasia (1956)

August 29th is a day that practically belongs to the great Ingrid Bergman. She was born on this day in 1915, and also passed away on this day in 1982. Within her 67 years of life, she starred in a few of Hollywood’s most cherished films like Casablanca and Notorious. She also constantly turned in great performances,…

Summer Under the Stars: Easy Living (1937)

TCM’s star of the day is Jean Arthur, and my film pick for the actress is Easy Living, which airs today at 8:00 P.M. (EST). Easy Living follows hard-working girl Mary Smith (Jean Arthur), whose life suddenly becomes more extravagant when a fur coat lands on her head. Wealthy banker J.B. Ball (Edward Arnold), who had thrown his wife’s…

Summer Under the Stars: Battleground (1949)

TCM’s star of the day is Van Johnson, and my film pick for the actor is Battleground, which airs today at 8:00 P.M. (EST). Battleground follows a company of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division in the besieged city of Bastogne, Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge. The squad faces many hardships in an especially harsh winter; they’re low on…

Summer Under the Stars: It’s Love I’m After (1937)

TCM’s star of the day is Bette Davis, and my film pick for the actress is It’s Love I’m After, which airs today at 7:30 A.M. (EST). It’s Love I’m After follows renowned stage actors and real-life lovers Basil Underwood (Leslie Howard) and Joyce Arden (Bette Davis), who’ve postponed their nuptials eleven times, but are determined…

Summer Under the Stars: It’s Always Fair Weather (1955)

TCM’s star of the day is Cyd Charisse, and my film pick for the actress is It’s Always Fair Weather, which airs today at 10:00 P.M. (EST). It’s Always Fair Weather follows three soldiers returning home after serving in WWII. Ted Riley (Gene Kelly), Doug Hallerton (Dan Dailey), and Angie Valentine (Michael Kidd) share a drink together…