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The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978) The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978)

The late, late movie on this-TV tonight. Dudley Moore, Peter Cook. I was excited for a minute until I saw some reviews. “Dire.” “A shambles.” “Unspeakable.” “A chore.” Well, shit. Not released in the U.S. until 1981. I have the Hammer version DVD with Private Life of Sherlock Holmes and Without a Clue. Filmed many…

The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984) The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)

Tonight on this-TV. Directed by Stuart Rosenberg. Good book. Mickey Rourke, Eric Roberts.

Men at Work (1990) Men at Work (1990)

Coming up on this-TV after Diggstown. Another cultish item. Golf clap. Underrated. Written and directed by Emilio Estevez.

Diggstown (1992) Diggstown (1992)

Saturday on this-TV after The Saint. Directed by Michael Ritchie.

Stay Hungry (1976) Stay Hungry (1976)

Coming up next on this-TV. Never seen it. Directed by Bob Rafelson. Jeff Bridges, Arnold, Sally Field, R.G. Armstrong, Robert Englund, Roger E. Mosley, Scatman Crothers, Joanna Cassidy, Ed Begley, Jr. 

To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)

Coming up next on this-TV. Directed by William Friedkin. John Pankow, William Petersen, Willem Dafoe. Dafoe’s partner was the scary guy. An ex-cop in real life. Jane Leeves in a small role as a sex kitten. Recommended.

The Great Train Robbery (1978) The Great Train Robbery (1978)

Coming up next on this-TV. Directed by Michael Crichton. From his book. Good book. Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)

Zero Mostel. Coming up next on this-TV. Never seen it. Looks colorful just from the Google search. Directed by Richard Lester. Cinematography by Nicolas Roeg.

The Party (1968) The Party (1968)

Coming up next on this-TV. Directed by Blake Edwards. Peter Sellers. Claudine Longet.

The Misfits (1961) The Misfits (1961)

this-TV later tonight. Never seen it. Written by Arthur Miller. Directed by John Huston. Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter, Kevin McCarthy, Eli Wallach.

The Passage (1979) The Passage (1979)

Coming up next on this-TV. Supposed to be gloriously bad with a weird performance by Malcolm McDowell. Directed by J. Lee Thompson. Anthony Quinn, James Mason, Kay Lenz, Christopher Lee, Michael Lonsdale. This is known as the jockstrap movie for reasons I won’t reveal.

River's Edge (1986) River's Edge (1986)

Coming up on this-TV after The Saint. Crispin Glover, Keanu, Ione Skye, Daniel Roebuck, Joshua Miller, Dennis Hopper. Directed by Tim Hunter. Written by Neal Jimenez. Not exactly a feel good story. Great movie.

Pumpkinhead (1988) and Monkey Shines (1988) Pumpkinhead (1988) and Monkey Shines (1988)

Coming up tonight on this-TV. I saw Pumpkinhead in the theater. Directed by Stan Winston and George Romero respectively.

Breathless (1983) Breathless (1983)

A kind of interesting if polarizing movie. On this-TV after Semi-Tough last night. Directed by Jim McBride. Remake of the Godard film. Richard Gere is a big Silver Surfer fan and it pops up several times. Not surprisingly this is one of Tarantino’s favorite movies. All I remembered was the color red. If you’ve seen it…

Semi-Tough (1977) Semi-Tough (1977)

Playing on this-TV. Directed by Michael Ritchie. Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, Jill Clayburgh. From the book by Dan Jenkins. What should have been a good football movie ruined by all the EST crap. Same mistake made by the TV show The Americans. It’s not interesting. Good book though. Stick to football.

The Amityville Horror (1979) The Amityville Horror (1979)

Coming up tonight on this-TV. James Brolin, Margot Kidder. Directed by Stuart Rosenberg.

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)

Coming up tonight on this-TV. Directed by Stanley Kramer.

Three Amigos (1986) Three Amigos (1986)

Coming up tonight on this-TV after The Saint. Directed by John Landis.

Gorky Park (1983) Gorky Park (1983)

Coming up tonight on this-TV. A movie that doesn’t get a lot of love. Ebert liked it. I liked it. Written by Dennis Potter. Directed by Michael Apted. From the book by Martin Cruz Smith. Great book. William Hurt, Lee Marvin, Brian Dennehy.

The Saint The Saint

this-TV now airing multiple episodes of The Saint on Saturday nights. Roger Moore. 1962-69. I’ve got a couple of the old Charteris paperbacks but I’ve never read them. Never seen the series either.

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