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Second episode airs tonight, it’s a double feature. The Music Box (1932, short) by James Parrott and Sons of the Desert (1933) directed by William A. Seiter. Stay tuned for the Rose coverage tomorrow!
March 15, 2008 – The Music Box (1932, short) & Sons of the Desert (1933)
Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy
Directed by: James Parrott & William A. Seiter
The Music Box: Two furniture movers have more than their hands full trying to cope with a large piano and a long flight of steps.
Sons of the Desert: When Stan and Ollie trick their wives into thinking that they are taking a medicinal cruise while they’re actually going to a convention, the wives find out the truth the hard way.
Tonight is the night! Saturday March 8, 2008 marks Rose McGowan’s first official co-hosting episode of The Essentials, the show airs on Turner Classic Movies at 8:00 pm/ET. As long as everything records fine I will have screencaptures and clips of the ep over the following days. Be sure to tune in! You might even enjoy the classic film Rose is discussing.
March 8, 2008 – The Apartment (1960)
Starring: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine
Directed by: Billy Wilder
A mild-mannered insurance clerk at a big corporation realizes that the only way to a promotion is to loan out his apartment for his superiors to carry on their extramarital affairs. Once he’s rewarded for his services, he moves up the ladder and pursues his love interest – the elevator operator girl. Only problem is – she’s the mistress of the CEO.
Remember that two months back Rose mentioned in the Q&A that she would co-host The Essentials with Robert Osborne on Turner Classic Movies? “Something I’m so excited to tell you is that I’m going to be co-hosting The Essentials with Robert Osborne on Turner Classic Movies. I’m beyond excited. To be discussing classic films with a brilliant film historian is a dream come true. The only thing that would make it more perfect would be to have my beloved Bug and Fester by my side. I suppose that IS too much to ask. ))”
Well, TCM have officially announced it in the press this week! Check out this report from NY Post:
Charmed co-star Rose McGowan will join TCM’s Robert Osborne to co-host The Essentials beginning March 8. McGowan is no stranger to TCM; she was a “guest programmer” with Osborne last November.
On The Essentials, Osborne and McGowan will introduce interesting movies, starting with Billy Wilder’s The Apartment, which won an Oscar in 1960 with costars Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and Fred MacMurray.
Here’s to hoping that we’ll see a cameo appearance from Rose’s beloved pups! Either way, this is indeed exciting news!
Some sites have published their annual “Best and Worst” of 2007 lists and sitting on many is Grindhouse! I know it’s personally my favorite movie of last year. The movie also sits at #170 of IMDb.com’s top 250 movies of all time. Here are a few excerpts as well as scans from Entertainment Weekly‘s Best of 2007 December 28th issue and Wizard – May 2007.
It’s a real shame that Grindhouse performed so poorly, although it’s nice to see Tarantino and Rodriguez get a dose of reality. Although the films don’t really have a good repeat value, the experience of seeing this in the theater with the faux trailer was more than epic. It was the experience of a lifetime… too bad you all missed it. Suckers.
From Entertainment Weekly
Its commercial failure is easily explained: In the ADD era, asking audiences to sit through a three-hour double feature of droolingly fetishized meta-trash was madness. Yet Grindhouse is a scuzz marvel, a feast for B-movie junkies. Robert Rodriguez’s zombie orgy Planet Terror, starring Rose McGowan and her machine-gun leg, may be the slyest genre send-up ever; it’s the Far From Heaven of schlock, with a wink of a giggle embedded in every faux-grimy frame. As for Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof, it’s more than the most stupendous car chase since… you name it. It’s also a rock-on vision of sexual warfare, with Kurt Russell’s sleazy Stuntman Mike using his demolition-mobile as a carnal battering ram, only to run headlong into a new age of much faster pussycats.
- Wizard – May 2007
- Entertainment Weekly (Best of 2007 Special, US) – December 28, 2007
- Promotional Photoshoot – Planet Terror
Back in September, we reported about Rose being photographed in Milan for Vanity Fair Italia. It seems that shoot has surfaced in the pages of the December 2007 issue with the Dalai Lama on the cover, on sale now!
Rose looks nothing short of stunning with her flaming red champagne color hair, pin-up looks and in her very Barbarella themed attire. Huge thank you to forum member RoseRocks for scanning the pages for us to see! An english transcript of the article should be available shortly.
Can you believe it’s the end of the year and we’re still seeing such amazing new coverage with Rose?! This truly has been a fun year for us fans, wouldn’t you say!
- Vanity Fair (Italy) – December 2007