The bright spot of basic cable, Turner Classic Movies shines at it's brightest this month with their annual 31 Days of Oscar. Over 200 of the greatest films ever made all shown commercial free, uncut and in their original format. It is required viewing, period.
Every single one of these films earned an Academy Award. They are the best of the best. My only complaint is TCM is not in HD. Why they have yet to switch format, I don't understand.
This week look for It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Ben-Hur, The More The Merrier, A Song To Remember, Night and Day, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Lawrence of Arabia, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, Forbidden Planet, Only Angels Have Wings, Flying Tigers, Strategic Air Command, Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Stopped Worrying and Love The Bomb... OK, ok, I got off on a flying tangent there but they are the best of the best and that's just a few of the films being shown this week! You have an entire month of Oscar winning movies to look forward to.
Just set your TV to TCM and throw away the remote. You'll be a better person for it.