The Ticklish Trio are back with special guest Diana Ellis to talk about Edward D. Wood, Jr., the subjective nature of bad movies, Orson Welles, and the “worst movie ever … Continue Reading Ticklish Business Episode #69: Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)
Alicia Malone discusses TCM’s new sci-fi tribute, Out of This World
That’s right, everybody. It’s back! After a hiatus, I’m resurrecting the annual TCM Summer Under the Stars blogathon, and this year I’m taking on a partner: my Ticklish Business co-host … Continue Reading The 2019 TCM Summer Under the Stars Blogathon
Ticklish Business is back and the Trio discuss their top 3 favorite Doris Day movies.
Warner Archive has re-released The Pajama Game. How does this Doris Day vehicle hold up?
Let’s look at the latest biography on the Queen, Olivia de Havilland!
The Ticklish Trio travel to Japan to discuss the first foreign film in our show’s history. We dissecting Akira Kurosawa’s 1952 drama Ikiru. We talk about influences, both classic and contemporary, … Continue Reading Ticklish Business Episode #67: Ikiru (1952)
Films have always revisited eras of the past to question whether hindsight would or would not affect the outcome, and no actor was greater at this specific genre than James … Continue Reading 36 Hours (1964)
The gangster genre is traditionally male-dominated, so imagine my surprise at seeing the arrival of Lady Scarface from Warner Archive. A gangster who’s a woman?! What’s next, mixing French fries … Continue Reading Lady Scarface (1941)
When Kino Lorber made plans to release several of the Bing Crosby/Bob Hope “Road to…” movies I jumped at the opportunity. I’ve never taken a trip with Bing and Bob, … Continue Reading Road to Morocco (1942)
In honor of John Wayne’s birthday the Ticklish Trio discuss Wayne’s star introduction in the 1939 John Ford Western, Stagecoach. They also find time to discuss his complicated views in 2019, … Continue Reading Ticklish Business Episode #66: Stagecoach (1939) and the Complicated Legacy of John Wayne
I sound like a broken record, but I don’t like the majority of films Jean Negulesco directed. I can count the number of films of his I’ve liked on one … Continue Reading Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)
One of the great fallacies about filmmaking is that it’s only recently that women have taken part in it. But as we’re seeing through the release of works like Be … Continue Reading The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick
Samantha and Kristen are back honoring the 65th anniversary of Creature From the Black Lagoon. They discuss the film’s origins, Millicent Patrick’s creature work, and whether the Creature is supposed to … Continue Reading Episode #65: Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)
Tarzan is an ubiquitous character in film history, becoming a franchise that dominated the 1930s into the ’50s and making Johnny Weissmuller an unconventional star. I say all this having … Continue Reading TCMFF Review: Tarzan and His Mate (1934)
In honor of Tyrone Power’s birthday Samantha and Kristen look at his career and his 1942 swashbuckler, The Black Swan. They also answer your listener questions and announce the winner of … Continue Reading Ticklish Business Episode #64: The Black Swan (1942)