Screwball Comedies Journey and Unwrap the Plastic Series

We think it’s safe to say that we all could use a laugh right now. That’s why we’ve decided to explore some of the great screwball comedies of the classic Hollywood era for our next monthly Journey. In addition to our personal picks, we polled our Founding Members and asked for their favorites. And while we couldn’t pick them all, we feel the following lineup represents some of the greatest talent in the genre including Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Carole Lombard, Jean Harlow, William Powell, and Myrna Loy.

In the spirit of the beloved New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles, we present you with the following double features, spread out over three weeks:

    • Chapter One: I’ll Be With You in a Minute, Mr. Peabody!
    • Bringing Up Baby (1938) / What’s Up Doc? (1972) – Discussion on Sunday, March 3 at 3pm est

    • Chapter Two: Jean & Irene (& Melvin, Myrna, William, & Spencer)
      Libeled Lady (1936) / My Favorite Wife (1940) – Discussion on Thursday, March 14 at 7pm est
    • Chapter Three: Nazis & Coca-Cola
      To Be or Not to Be (1942) / One, Two, Three (1961) – Discussion on Wednesday, March 20 at 7pm est

Registration can be found here and is only $20 (free for Founding Members, of course).

We have a lot of exciting things planned for the coming months. And while we’re not ready to reveal all of the details just yet, we’d like to give y’all a little teaser of what’s to come.

One thing that we think most disc collectors and cinephiles will agree upon is that we do a great job of supporting labels by buying new releases. And then we organize them and talk about them and admire how they look on the shelf. But we’re not so great about watching them in a timely fashion…or at all. In our new Journey series Unwrap the Plastic (which we are contractually obligated to say in our best Jack Nance voice), we will embrace our collector nature while also, ya know, actually watching what we buy. What a concept!

Get ready to Unwrap the Plastic on these new releases:


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