This post is part of The 2021 Swashbucklathon, hosted by Silver Screen Classics. See a list of the rest of the swashbuckling posts HERE! A few years ago I reviewed Blood and Sand, another film starring Tyrone Power and Linda Darnell directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Aside from the fantastic pairing of Power and Darnell (which … Continue reading The 2021 Swashbucklathon: The Mark of Zorro (1940)
We have one more blog post to share in this event. Last but not least: 18 Cinema Lane reviews the heartwarming family film The Girl Who Spelled Freedom, about a girl who becomes a spelling bee champion in America after her family escapes the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. A big thank you to all … Continue reading The American Experience on Film – Final Wrap-Up!
Day three brings more posts about life in America on film: The Craggus admits the two TV series V (1983) and V: The Final Battle (1984) may seem an odd choice for this blogathon, but makes the case that they predicted how some would embrace fascism in 21st Century America. MovieRob finds Fun With Dick … Continue reading The American Experience on Film Blogathon – Day Three
This post is part of The American Experience on Film Blogathon, hosted by ME. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE. One of the most interesting parts of the reality TV show 90 Day Fiance is watching the reaction of the non-American half of the couple to their first taste of actually … Continue reading The American Experience on Film Blogathon: Stroszek (1977)
Got some more red, white, and blue posts for Day Two of The American Experience on Film Blogathon! Dubism reports that The Jackie Robinson Story is a missed opportunity that inaccurately recounts the life of its title character as well as the history of non-white players in the sport of baseball. MovieRob is surprised to … Continue reading The American Experience on Film Blogathon – Day Two
We have a nice selection of posts for the first day of The American Experience on Film Blogathon: If stories about Cold War America are your jam, Realweegiemidget Reviews suggests becoming as obsessed as she is with the TV show The Americans. MovieRob finds the story of future American U.S. Senator John McCain in Faith … Continue reading The American Experience on Film Blogathon – Day One
The American Experience on Film 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 … Continue reading The American Experience on Film Blogathon is Here!
We're only a few days away from the start of The American Experience on Film Blogathon! There's still plenty of time to join in. Request your choice in the comments section here or under the original announcement post. You may also send it to me via Twitter. My handle is @DebbieVee. Looking forward to a great event!
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!
This post is part of the 7th Annual Favourite TV Show Episode Blogathon, hosted by Terry at A Shroud of Thoughts. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! I’m old enough to remember Robin Williams’ first TV appearance as Mork, in an episode of Happy Days. My dad said when it was … Continue reading Mork & Mindy: Mork Runs Away
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)
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
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)
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)
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