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)
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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
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)
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)
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)
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)
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
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
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)
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!
It's a calm day today with The Out To Sea Blogathon, but we still have some good posts to share! Movie Rob enjoys conspiracy theory films and is pleased to find The Triangle is a worthy example of the genre. Dubism looks for the hidden sports analogy in The Hunt for Red October. Moon in … Continue reading The Out To Sea Blogathon – Day 3 Recap
This post is part of The Out To Sea Blogathon, hosted by ME. Read the rest of the seaworthy posts HERE! The 1973 film The Last of Sheila has quite the interesting origin story: written by actor Anthony Perkins (Psycho) and Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, it was inspired by scavenger hunt games the … Continue reading Mystery Cruise: The Last of Sheila (1973)
We are still making our way over the bounding main on Day 2 of The Out To Sea Blogathon! John V's Eclectic Avenue explores both the film and television versions of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. The Flapper Dame revisits Mister Roberts, a perfectly cast war movie for people who don't like war … Continue reading The Out To Sea Blogathon – Day 2 Recap
Time to set sail on the first day of our films at sea journey! MovieMovieBlogBlog discovers Bruce the shark can still chew up the scenery four decades after the debut of Jaws. Pale Writer is dazzled by the Technicolor magic and Harryhausen special effects of The 7th Voyage of Sinbad. Caftan Woman appreciates how John … Continue reading The Out To Sea Blogathon – Day 1 Recap
Ahoy, me maties! The Out To Sea Blogathon has arrived! Bloggers: When your post goes live, leave the URL for your post in the comments section here or under the original announcement post. You may also send it to me via Twitter. My handle is @DebbieVee. I will do daily recaps, but will also collect … Continue reading The Out To Sea Blogathon is Here!