It’s been quiet here the past month. Thought I’d do an update: My mother, whose mobility has been declining for years, suddenly declined even more. It was so rapid we were taken by surprise. She cannot get up or walk even with assistance. We wanted to get her into assisted living, but she was rejected because of the mobility issue. We got a short-term solution … Continue reading So I Haven’t Been Around Lately…
(Sorry I’m a little late with these. Lots of upheaval in my life the last couple of months.) Happy New Year! It’s time for me to take a look over the past year in pop culture! As always, these are about my personal preferences and just for fun. The Television Episode That Kicked the Ass of Anything in Movies Award: Pretty much every minute of … Continue reading Debbie’s Totally Random and Completely Insignificant Pop Culture Awards of 2018
I am so excited to announce this new blogathon! I was invited by Rich at Wide Screen World to cohost a blogathon devoted to science fiction writer Richard Matheson. We’ve had blogathons devoted to actors, directors, and even composers, but I think this is one of the first devoted to a writer, which is awesome! He was very prolific, not only writing novels, novelettes, and … Continue reading Announcing The Richard Matheson Blogathon!
This post is part of The Year After Year Blogathon, hosted by MovieMovieBlogBlog. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! There are many, many, MANY adaptations of Louisa May Alcott’s classic tale of four sisters growing up during and after the Civil War in Concord, Massachusetts. As we speak, a new film version starring Emma Watson and directed by Greta Gerwig is … Continue reading The Year After Year Blogathon: Little Women (1994)
If you have some last-minute shopping to do for the holidays, I am happy to recommend the following books for the teens (or YA-loving adult readers) on your list: The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton: Set in a fantasy world based on antebellum New Orleans, young women known as Belles are blessed (cursed?) with the ability to magically modify other people’s appearances. Every Belle, especially protagonist … Continue reading Book Recommendations for Your Holiday Shopping 2018
This post is part of the Regaling About Richard Burton Blogathon, hosted by Realweegiemidget Reviews. Read the rest of the regaling posts HERE! I’m not going to sugar coat it, folks: the 1981 film Lovespell, starring Richard Burton and Kate Mulgrew, is awful. I mean, really, really, REALLY awful. Why did I choose it for the blogathon, you may ask? Two reasons: Richard Burton rises … Continue reading Regaling About Richard Burton Blogathon: Lovespell (1981)
Hi, sorry, I’m a little late with the final wrap-up for the Greatest Film I’ve Never Seen Blogathon. I was waiting for the holiday to pass to allow for more late submissions. The Wonderful World of Cinema is happy she chose The Man With the Golden Arm, particularly because of Frank Sinatra’s jaw-dropping performance. 18 Cinema Lane decides the Hallmark Channel’s The Christmas Card doesn’t quite hold up … Continue reading Greatest Film I’ve Never Seen Blogathon – Final Wrap-Up!
More greatest posts for Day 3 of the blogathon! Nostalgic Italian is impressed by the stunning visuals and twisty plot of The Third Man. MovieRob finds his usual aversion to foreign films did not keep him from appreciating the genius of The Seventh Seal. He’s also wowed by the imagery and imagination of Metropolis. Moon in Gemini finally gets around to seeing The Hidden Fortress and studying its influence on the … Continue reading Greatest Film I’ve Never Seen Blogathon – Day 3 Recap
This post is part of the Greatest Film I’ve Never Seen Blogathon, hosted by ME. Please check out the other greatest posts in this event HERE! (NOTE: I had planned to also review Seven Samurai for this blogathon, but personal issues and obligations made that impossible. I will definitely be seeing (and reviewing) it in the near future!) Previous to watching Akira Kurosawa’s The Hidden … Continue reading The Greatest Film I’ve Never Seen Blogathon: The Hidden Fortress (1958)
Day 2 of the Greatest Film I’ve Never Seen Blogathon has been quiet, but we still have some goodies to share: Critica Retro agrees with many critics that Jean Renoir’s The Rules of the Game deserves its high place on greatest films of all time lists. Portraits by Jenni still hasn’t caught up with James Cameron’s Titanic but is happy to recommend other classic films about the ill-fated … Continue reading Greatest Film I’ve Never Seen Blogathon – Day 2 Recap
What a great (get it? “great”) first group of posts for the blogathon! Destroy All Fanboys! grabbed Roger Donaldson’s first two feature films Sleeping Dogs and Smash Palace off the stack of to-be-seen films and was rewarded with two remarkable and prescient films. Voiceover, fearing Tokyo Story would turn out to be too depressing, instead finds it both powerful and moving. MovieRob reviews For a Few Dollars More and discovers … Continue reading Greatest Film I’ve Never Seen Blogathon – Day 1 Recap
The Greatest Film I’ve Never Seen 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 all the URLs in this post as they come in. You … Continue reading The Greatest Film I’ve Never Seen Blogathon is Here!
Tomorrow begins the Greatest Film I’ve Never Seen Blogathon! There’s till time to join in! It runs from Friday, November 16 – Sunday, November 18. If you want to join in, leave a comment here or under the original post, or contact me on Twitter (my handle is @DebbieVee). Looking forward to an epic event! Continue reading The Greatest Film I’ve Never Seen Blogathon Begins Tomorrow!
This post is part of The Claude Rains Blogathon, hosted by The Pure Entertainment Preservation Society. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! We tend to believe Hollywood’s attempts to strike lightning more than once by reuniting actors/directors in a new film project a recent phenomenon. Truth is, Hollywood has been doing it probably since the early history of the industry. The … Continue reading Melodrama & Noir Have a Baby: Deception (1946)
There’s still plenty of time to sign up for the Greatest Film I’ve Never Seen Blogathon! The event begins Friday, November 16 and runs through Sunday, November 18. If you want to participate, leave a comment here, under the original post, or contact me via Twitter (my handle is @DebbieVee). Looking forward sharing the experience of seeing great films for the first time! Continue reading The Greatest Film I’ve Never Seen Blogathon Starts Soon!