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Monday, February 06, 2006

The Bob and Molly Show

Previous seasons of Turner Classic Movies' "The Essentials," a weekly showcase for all-time classics, have been hosted by directors Rob Reiner, Sydney Pollack and (the current season) Peter Bogdanovich. I think I enjoyed Pollack the best, but all three have been OK.

Anyway, we just got a press release at the newspaper announcing that the new season, beginning March 11, will be co-hosted by TCM's normal prime-time host, Robert Osborne, and film critic Molly Haskell.

The press release mentions only three of the upcoming titles: "The Hustler," "The Manchurian Candidate" and "From Here To Eternity."

As much as I like Osborne, having him co-host takes away some of the show's "event" status, since we can hear Osborne's take on the movie any other time it airs on TCM.

4 Comments:

At 11:33 AM, Blogger Kat Coble said...

But not having Osborne would make it like watching NBC or something.

;-p

 
At 12:19 PM, Blogger Michael said...

At least TCM still airs classic movies...

They need to take the word classic out of the AMC name. Cause I think if you're showing Super Troopers, you are not showing classics....that's all I'm saying.

 
At 12:25 PM, Blogger Kat Coble said...

Say what you like, but

"Bearf-----r, do you need assistance?" is a classic line.

 
At 12:41 PM, Blogger John said...

Actually, they already have taken "Classic" out of AMC's name. About a year or two ago, they officially announced that AMC was now just AMC (the same way that "Kentucky Fried Chicken" became "KFC").

 

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