August 30th can't come soon enough, as Turner Classic Movie's glorious Summer Under the Stars theme will be dedicated to lovely and screwy Jean Arthur. There'll be plenty of her movies that I haven't seen airing on that day, but the best of all is 1936's The Ex-Mrs. Bradford, a Thin Man-style mystery/comedy (co-starring William Powell) that leads my list of wanted films not on DVD. I haven't seen this in about two years, and look forward to adding it to my ongoing Husband and Wife Detectives series with a nauseatingly in-depth review. I know I'm excited...though I doubt I'll be moved enough to want to purchase a recording device to capture this glorious film for my compulsive viewing pleasure.
I apologize for not posting longer pieces lately. My father died on July 20 and I haven't been feeling up to anything, really. But I will bounce back and continue to (hopefully) keep your interest.