This post is part of the 31 Days of Oscar Blogathon, hosted by Aurora of Once Upon a Screen, Kellee of Outspoken & Freckled, and Paula of Paula’s Cinema Club. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE!
This is the third year in a row I’ve written a post about an Oscar snub for this blogathon (previously: Preston Sturges’ snub in the director category and Alan Rickman’s total lack of Oscar nominations). In both those previous cases, I was able to suss out somewhat reasonable explanations for why those snubs occurred.
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This post is part of the 2017 O Canada! Blogathon, hosted by Kristina at Speakeasy and Ruth at Silver Screenings. Read the rest of the posts for this event HERE!
My love of Westerns expands to spoofs of the genre. Love Blazing Saddles, Support Your Local Sheriff, The Paleface, Maverick, Cat Ballou. Yes, I’ll even admit to a fondness for Shanghai Noon, and will further admit that I did not totally hate A Million Ways to Die in the West.
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This post is part of the “Love Hurt” Blogathon, hosted by Janet at Sister Celluloid. Read the other posts about the amazing John Hurt here! Robert Graves’ remarkable historical novels about the first Emperors… Continue reading John Hurt’s Show-Stopping Turn as Caligula in I, Claudius
I did my awards post for 2016 a few weeks ago but realized I left out a few things. This week I’m going to list my favorite new shows that debuted last year:
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Many years ago when I first heard of the death of Jim Henson, the creator of the Muppets, I was sad.
Not crushed, but of course sad that he had died so unexpectedly and at a relatively young age.
Continue reading “Goodbye, Princess Leia”
Yay, awards time! As always, these are about my personal preferences and just for fun.
The Television Episode that Kicked the Ass of Anything in Movies Award:
The Battle of the Bastards, Game of Thrones
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This post is part of the Humphrey Bogart 117th Birthday Blogathon, hosted by Sleepwalking in Hollywood and Musings of a Classic Film Addict. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE!
Anti-heroes are a regular feature in film and television nowadays—but back in the 1940s, they were usually consigned to crime sub genres like film noir and gangster films. Outside of those genres, it was pretty rare to encounter a Hollywood star playing a blatantly unlikeable lead character.
Continue reading “Bogart’s Great Anti-Hero Role: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)”
This post is part of the At the Circus Blogathon, hosted by Summer at Serendipitous Anachronisms and Le of Critica Retro. Please check out the hashtag #AttheCircus on Twitter to find more posts in this event!
The 1962 low-budget horror flick Carnival of Souls was consigned to obscurity, only appearing now and then on local TV stations after midnight, until 1989 when it was rescued by a film restorer and rereleased into theaters. Cited as an influence on filmmakers such as Wes Craven, George A. Romero, and David Lynch, it has achieved true cult status.
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This post is part of the Agnes Moorehead Blogathon, hosted by Crystal at In the Good Old Days of Hollywood. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE!
My first experience of Agnes Morehead’s talent was her role as Endora on the TV series Bewitched. In the show, she was always impeccably coiffed, made-up, and dressed. So it was a bit of a shock the first time I saw her as Velma in the 1964 movie Hush…Hush Sweet Charlotte.
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This post is part of the Cary Grant Blogathon, hosted by Phyllis at Phyllis Loves Classic Movies. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE!
There’s an argument to be made that dark comedy is one of, if not the, hardest genre to pull off successfully. While many are lauded (i.e. Dr. Strangelove, Kind Hearts and Coronets, much of the Coen Bros. oeuvre, etc.) most have their detractors, as well.
Continue reading “The Cary Grant Blogathon: Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)”
Busy, busy day today, lots of blogathon goodness to share! The Stop Button lets us enter the nightmare world of Midnight Cowboy, where two men bond over an unlikely goal. Movies Silently gives us a glimpse into Mary Pickford and ZaSu … Continue reading You Gotta Have Friends Blogathon – Day 3 Recap
This post is part of the You Gotta Have Friends Blogathon, hosted by ME at Moon in Gemini. Read the rest of the friendly posts in this event HERE!
When I first chose Desperately Seeking Susan for this blogathon, I forgot to consider one important fact about the movie:
The two “friends” in the movie don’t actually meet until about five minutes before it ends.
Continue reading “A Wild Journey to Friendship: Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)”
Slower day today, but we still have some amazing posts for Day 2 of the You Gotta Have Friends Blogathon:
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We’re off and running with a block of terrific posts on Day 1 of the You Gotta Have Friends Blogathon!
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We’re almost ready to start the “You Gotta Have Friends” Blogathon! For those who have already signed up: When your post goes live, leave the URL for your post in the comments section here or under the original announcement post. … Continue reading The “You Gotta Have Friends” Blogathon Begins Tomorrow!