Okay, I dropped the ball on posting some more of my suggestions for the Turner Classic Movies 31 Days of Oscars fest they have each year. Truth is I’m still recovering from a late-night screening of There Will Be Blood (the powerful combo of Day-Lewis, Anderson, Greenwood and too much coffee kept me awake until three in the morning…damn, I’m getting old). Enough of my excuses! Here are a bunch of movies that There Will Be Blood is worthy of. Pick and choose what you want and set your TiVos.

All times are Eastern time.

Wednesday February 13


The Quiet Man (1952)

8:00 PM John Wayne (proving he can play more than cowboys or commandos) stars an ex-boxer who retires to Ireland to find a wife. Maureen O’Hara stars as the “lucky woman.”

Friday February 15


A Day At The Races (1937)

12:15 PM The Marx Brothers. ‘Nuff said.

Saturday February 16


Woman Of The Year (1942)

12:00 PM Tracy and Hepburn in the film that started one of Hollywood’s most legendary relationships (both on screen and off). She’s political columnist and he’s a sportswriter. You know they’re going to fall for each other. The joy is watching it happen.

Monday February 18


L.A. Confidential (1997)

1:00 AM Two relatively unknown Australian actors named Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce played the leads in this, one of the finest “noir” films in the last ten years. Curtis Hanson directed with a sure hand and the script was perfection. Somehow, Titanic beat this fantastic movie for best picture, proof that the Academy Awards are flawed.

See you next week!

Aloha