One of my favorite things about February — other than the great things I've got to have — is the Oscar countdown on Turner Classic Movies. The network kicks off its annual 31 Days of Oscar event today, and from now into March, they'll broadcast Oscar-winning and Oscar-worthy fare virtually around the clock.
This is a great way to catch up on all the movies I've been waitflixing or have been meaning to watch for years. The schedule is divided into two sections — daytime and primetime — with a different set of movies for each part. Each day's daytime movies all fit a specific theme (today's is adventure, Sunday's is musicals), while the primetime hours take on movies from a specific decade — Mondays for films of the '20s and '30s, Tuesdays for the '40s, and so forth. All the movies are listed on the mind-boggling printable schedule, which you can find from this site.
And hey, if TCM is doing it, why can't we? We've already gotten into the Oscar spirit, but expect a lot more Oscar goodness starting today, including Oscar-themed movie nights, quizzes, photo galleries, and other features. Stay tuned!
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