Thursday, May 26, 2016

The latest round of movies back on FXM Retro

By the time you read this post, you'll likely have missed this morning's airing of Young Jesse James on FXM Retro. But fear not: it's going to be coming up again tomorrow morning at 3:30 AM. It's one of those movies that Fox made around the time they were also making the Elizabeth Taylor version of Cleopatra. The Taylor movie was a huge budget suck for a bunch of reasons, and one of the result is that a lot of other Fox movies from the time period look as though they're done on shoestring budgets. (I just watched Battle at Bloody Beach, for example, and there's another film with the same problem.) That having been said, the story in Young Jesse James isn't that bad.

Later on, you'll have a chance to catch Way... Way Out, tomorrow at 1:10 PM and Saturday at 11:10 AM. As I said back then, there's Jerry Lewis, but there's also 60s style, or at least the 60s impression of what the future would be like. That's just as far out as the lunar settings.

In and among those, there's going to be Sea Wife (mid-morning Friday) and These Thousand Hills (I think following this morning's airing of Young Jesse James). My set-top box was acting up, only showing listings for the next 24 hours or so, as though either the power went out for a bit -- it didn't since I didn't have to reset all the clocks in the house -- or something interrupted the satellite signal briefly. So you'll have to check the local listings for those two.

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