Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Another "FXM Retro still hasn't been killed off" observation

It's coming up on four years since FX launched, taking the 3:00 PM to 3:00 AM part of the schedule away from what had been the Fox Movie Channel. I said at the time that I'd give FMC six months before it, too went and the whole schedule was recent movies with commercial interruptions.

Obviously, my supposition was way off the mark. Whoever programs what is now FXM Retro is still continuing to take old movies out of the vault and put them on the cable channel, and changing the selection of movies from time to time. One movie that's just come back on the schedule after being away for two years or more is Sea Wife, which I blogged about back in April 2013, or almost exactly two and a half years ago. You can catch it tomorrow at 1:25 PM.

Meanwhile, for those of you who can do the streaming thing, you're in luck. Fox, for its 100th anniversary, is releasing 100 mostly studio era movies via digital streaming. It looks like a reasonably broad range of titles from the studio, except that the really prestigious titles aren't included. That isn't necessarily a bad thing, since it means lesser-known titles have been selected.

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