My mom, who is disabled, watches a lot of TV now. I am always looking for new shows for her to watch. There are just so many times I can stand re-watching Gossip Girl, so I have resorted to searching … Continue reading Foreign TV Watch: Velvet (Spain)
This post is part of the 3rd Annual SEX! (Now That I Have Your Attention) Blogathon, hosted by Steve at MovieMovieBlogBlog. Read the rest of the sensual posts HERE! The 1992 Mexican film Like Water for Chocolate was based on … Continue reading Food & Magic & Desire: Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
This post is part of the Christopher Plummer Blogathon, hosted by Sean at SeanMunger.com. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! SPOILERS: Be advised I can’t discuss this film (and the character voiced by the topic of … Continue reading The Christopher Plummer Blogathon: Up (2009)
This post is part of the Medicine in the Movies Blogathon, hosted by Charlene’s (Mostly) Classic Movie Reviews. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! There are many, many film and television adaptations of Gustave Flaubert’s seminal … Continue reading Medicine in the Movies Blogathon: Madame Bovary (1949)
More great posts for Day 3 of our tear-filled blogathon! F for Films reviews the Japanese animated film Grave of the Fireflies, a tragic story of children orphaned by World War II. Love Letters to Old Hollywood finds classic films often … Continue reading The “No, YOU’RE Crying!” Blogathon – Day 3 Recap
This post is part of the “No, YOU’RE Crying!” Blogathon, hosted by ME at Moon in Gemini. Read the rest of the tear-stained posts HERE! I’ll admit it. I’m a crier. I even cry at movies that nobody else cries … Continue reading The “No, YOU’RE Crying!” Blogathon: Contact (1997)
Day 2 of the “No, YOU’RE Crying!” Blogathon is a bit slower than Day 1, but we still have some awesome and emotional posts: Silver Screenings takes on the mother of all mother melodramas, Stella Dallas. Scribblings sniffles for Cyrano … Continue reading The “No, YOU’RE Crying!” Blogathon – Day 2 Recap
It’s a storm, it’s a tsunami, it’s a torrent of tears! Lots of great posts for Day 1 of the “No, YOU’RE Crying!’ Blogathon! Once Upon a Screen reviews one of my mom’s favorite tearjerkers, Penny Serenade. Destroy All Fanboys! … Continue reading The “No, YOU’RE Crying” Blogathon – Day 1 Recap
We’re almost ready to start the “No, YOU’RE CRYING” 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. You may also … Continue reading The “No, YOU’RE Crying” Blogathon Begins Tomorrow!
Setting is of primary importance in a horror film. Usually, we imagine a creepy mansion, or a graveyard, or the basement lair of a serial killer.
There’s still plenty of time to sign up for the “No, YOU’RE Crying!” Blogathon! It begins Friday, May 12 and runs through Sunday, May 13. Please read the original post and rules of the blogathon HERE. If you wish to join … Continue reading REMINDER: The “No, YOU’RE Crying!” Blogathon Starts Soon!
This post is part of the Here’s Jack!: The Jack Nicholson 80th Birthday Blogathon, hosted by Gill of Realweegiemidget Reviews. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE!
“This is the longest music video ever,” commented my niece as we watched Easy Rider for this blogathon.
Well, yes. It’s impossible to escape the dated feeling of the film Easy Rider, with classic rock music commenting on the sound track as the two protagonists Billy (Peter Fonda) and Wyatt (Denise Hopper) ride their motorcycles through breathtaking American vistas. Hippies, people who hate hippies, drugs, communes, talk about being free of the “establishment,” of getting back to the land, of free love, etc., etc., etc.
The music remains to this day glorious. But I think it would be a mistake to dismiss Easy Rider as a relic belonging to a short moment in time.
I hadn’t seen the 1956 film The Rainmaker, starring Burt Lancaster and Katharine Hepburn, in quite a long time. In fact, I can tell you EXACTLY when I saw it last: the morning of 9/11. I worked from home at the time. That meant instead of sitting in traffic on a commute, I could watch movies on TCM before heading to my home office to start work.
Today, Some Like It Hot is considered one of the great classic comedies of all time. Based on an obscure French film about musicians out of work, Billy Wilder and his partner I.A.L. Diamond extracted one section of the story where they are forced to dress as women in order to get work.