TV Junkie: TCM Classic Film Fest; New Web Series;
In less than two days, the TCM Classic Film Festival begins with more than 50 screenings, panel discussions, Q&As, and parties slated. With everyone from Eve Marie Saint and Martin Landau, to Tim Roth and John Carpenter introducing and discussing the creation of and influence of classic films, it's a festival that shouldn't be missed. If there isn't any decent new television on, and that's frequently the case, we always find ourselves switching over to TCM and you'll often find us highlighting a film in the TV Junkie.Event's we'd really like to see at the TCM Classic Film Festival are: Mel Brooks discussing The Producers, Jon Voight discussing Midnight Cowboy, Jerry Lewis discussing The King of Comedy, and Eli Wallach discussing The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - but there are so many to choose from we'd be hard-pressed to say "no" to anything.
Tonight: "Attack of the Show" is doing it's annual 420 program which might be a nice segue into watching "Lost".
Since we're still coming off of our Streamys high, we thought we'd tell you that there's a bunch of new web series that have come online in the past couple weeks, among them: the noir comedy "Trading Eights" (starring Alison Haislip from G4) and "We Are With The Band" the comedy about the trials and travails of hipster living in LA. "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" they aren't in either quality or acting but there's something exciting in finding the moments in them where everything seems to come together.
Mark Your Calendars: AMC - Season 4 of "Mad Men" starts up on Sunday, July 25th, at 10pm; series premiere of "Rubicon," Sunday, August 1st, at 8pm. Showtime - "Weeds" returns to Showtime on Monday, August 16th at 10pm followed by premiere of "The Big C" starring Laura Linney.
The TV Junkie Plan: "Attack of the Show", "Lost", "Justified", "Chelsea Lately", Leno (Ken Jeong!), Kimmel 2nd 1/2 (to catch DEVO performance!)