Sunday, March 4, 2012

That's This

When I turned off the television Saturday night, ThisTV was playing the profoundly silly martial arts movie Revenge of the Ninja. When I turned it back on Sunday morning the station was showing Ian McKellen's unforgettable turn as Richard III. If I had gotten up a couple of hours earlier I could have also watched David Lean's Great Expectations.

That's what ThisTV's all about. Interesting (and sometimes very good and hard to find) movies juxtaposed in cool and unexpected ways. It's like having access to Quentin Tarantino's DVD collection without having to listen to Quentin Tarantino.

Perhaps the best remembered noir premise of all time

DOA -- And perhaps the definitive example of starting with a great idea and not screwing it up.

Just press play.