Announcing The American Experience on Film Blogathon!

It's been over a year since my last blogathon. I am very excited to announce this one! I am inviting you to write about movies that deal with the American Experience. The one and only rule for choosing a film to cover is that it take place in the United States of America. (If you … Continue reading Announcing The American Experience on Film Blogathon!

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The Joan Collins Blogathon: Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

This post is part of The Joan Collins Blogathon, hosted by Realweegiemidget Reviews. Read the rest of the glamorous posts in this event HERE! Land of the Pharaohs was director Howard Hawks’ first financial failure. Its critical and popular rejection demoralized him so much he stopped making films for four years. Yet Martin Scorsese counts … Continue reading The Joan Collins Blogathon: Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

Debbie’s Totally Random and Completely Insignificant Pop Culture Awards 2020

I know. I’M SUPER LATE with this. I usually get this post out in December. Give me a break because of the year that just passed. Due to the pandemic, many films and television shows were delayed. But we did have some good (and not so good) things happen in the world of pop culture. … Continue reading Debbie’s Totally Random and Completely Insignificant Pop Culture Awards 2020

The Home Sweet Home Blogathon: The Money Pit (1986)

This post is part of the Home Sweet Home Blogathon, hosted by Realweegiemidget Reviews and Taking Up Room. See the rest of the homey posts HERE! Now considered one of our premier dramatic actors, Tom Hanks spent much of the 1980s playing comedic roles, both on film and TV. The Money Pit is probably considered … Continue reading The Home Sweet Home Blogathon: The Money Pit (1986)

Second Luso World Cinema Blogathon: Erendira (1983)

This post is part of the Second Luso World Cinema Blogathon, hosted by Spellbound by Movies and Critica Retro. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! Magical realism is very difficult to translate from page to screen. There have been various attempts, mostly not successful. So far, Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s best known … Continue reading Second Luso World Cinema Blogathon: Erendira (1983)

Sanditon and the Missing Essence of Jane

SPOILERS: I know I’m very late to the party, but I just got the chance to finally catch up with the recent miniseries adaptation of Jane Austen’s unfinished novel Sanditon. I went into it optimistic that I would enjoy it. Love & Friendship, Whit Stillman’s film adaptation of Lady Susan, another unfinished novel by Austen, … Continue reading Sanditon and the Missing Essence of Jane

The 120 “Screwball” Years of Jean Arthur Blogathon: Shane (1953)

This post is part of The 120 “Screwball” Years of Jean Arthur Blogathon, hosted by Virginie at The Wonderful World of Cinema. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! I’m a last minute entry in this blogathon. I noticed host Virginie wonder on Twitter why no one had grabbed some of Jean … Continue reading The 120 “Screwball” Years of Jean Arthur Blogathon: Shane (1953)

The 7th Annual Rule, Britannia Blogathon: Howards End (1992)

Hi, all! So I look up and realize that it’s been three months since I’ve posted on my blog. I even missed by blogversary in July. Like for many of you, the past months have been a challenge due to the pandemic. Add to that dealing with debilitating pain from an old root canal that … Continue reading The 7th Annual Rule, Britannia Blogathon: Howards End (1992)

The Disaster Blogathon: The Andromeda Strain (1971)

This post is part of the Disaster Blogathon, hosted by The Midnite Drive-In and Dubism. See a list of the other apocalyptic posts HERE! When this blogathon was first announced, it was March 2020 and seemed like the Covid-19 pandemic would probably be over by the time the blogathon took place. Why not cover a … Continue reading The Disaster Blogathon: The Andromeda Strain (1971)

The Love Goes On Blogathon: Wuthering Heights (1939)

This post is part of The Love Goes On Blogathon, hosted by MovieMovieBlogBlog. See the rest of the love lorn posts HERE! I kind of loathe the book Wuthering Heights. I think it’s an awful story. I’m not a fan of the Brontë sisters in general. Read all of their books. Hate most of them. … Continue reading The Love Goes On Blogathon: Wuthering Heights (1939)

The Vincent Price Blogathon: The House of the Seven Gables

This post is part of The Vincent Price Blogathon, hosted by Realweegiemidget Reviews and Cinematic Catharsis. See a list of the rest of the participants in this event HERE! I recently reviewed the film Dragonwyck. If you are ever in the mood for a classic gothic film double feature while we’re in lockdown (or any … Continue reading The Vincent Price Blogathon: The House of the Seven Gables

The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Catherine Howard

This post is part of The 6th Annual Favourite TV Show Episode Blogathon, hosted by A Shroud of Thoughts. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! The 1970 British miniseries The Six Wives of Henry VIII is quite different from the more recent series on the same subject, The Tudors. ( It's … Continue reading The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Catherine Howard

The Pop Stars Moonlighting Blogathon: Down By Law (1986)

This post is part of The Pop Stars Moonlighting Blogathon, hosted by Realweedgiemidget Reviews. See a list of the rest of the tuneful posts HERE! The second film by independent filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, Down By Law stars folk singer Tom Waits (as Zack) and jazz musician John Lurie (as Jack). Lurie had starred in Jarmusch’s … Continue reading The Pop Stars Moonlighting Blogathon: Down By Law (1986)

The Out To Sea Blogathon – Final Wrap-Up!

Land ahoy! We have finished our sea voyage and are about to dock! Musings of a Classic Film Addict is spellbound by the dark tone and high stakes of the lost at sea tale Abandon Ship. Pure Entertainment Preservation Society is charmed by the wholesome adventures of Walter Brennan's lead character in The Affairs of … Continue reading The Out To Sea Blogathon – Final Wrap-Up!