Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Leo Working Overtime

A new old movie outlet has come to my attention in the last couple of weeks so allow me to share. If any of you Sky viewers are unfamiliar with the new MGM HD channel (Sky Digital 345) then please check it out. They have many interesting, awards-related MGM classics coming up in February, including the following:-

Alice's Restaurant (1969)
showing from Thursday 18th February

A movie adapted from an Arlo Guthrie song, with a sole Academy Award nomination for Director Arthur Penn (love him!).

A Dry White Season (1989)
showing from Tuesday 23rd Feburary

Marlon Brando's final Oscar nomination as a reluctant lawyer during the Apartheid. Cheery it doesn't look, interesting perhaps. More than Invictus anyway!

Equus (1977)
showing from Monday 22nd February

Richard Burton takes his clothes off, gets nominated and loses for the seventh and final time. I don't think it's available on DVD.

The Train (1964)
showing from Monday 15th February

King of the thriller John Frankenheimer directs Burt Lancaster (!!) and Jeanne Moreau (!) in a heist movie all in the name of art (!!!) Intriguing.

Two for the Seesaw (1962)
showing from Today

Divorcee Robert Mitchum meets dancer Shirley MaClaine and clearly life will never be the same again. Robert Wise at the helm.

Ulee's Gold (1997)
showing from Saturday 27th February

Peter Fonda's probable hurrah, beaten to the statuette by Jack Nicholson in 1997.

The Wild Angels (1966)
showing from Today

The divine Nancy Sinatra in a starring role alongside Peter Fonda. Horror guru Roger Corman directs. Surely unmissable?

1 comment:

Jose said...

"Equus" is so good but luckily Burton remains clothed, it's Firth who's in the buff.
Although Burton does steal the show anyways...