This post is part of The Hotter’nell Blogathon, hosted by Steve at MovieMovieBlogBlogII. Read the rest of the hot posts HERE! The British film The Day the Earth Caught Fire came in a tad late in the “anxiety about after-effects of the atom bomb” subset of the apocalyptic genre that was so popular during the 1950s. It was not that enthusiastically received when it was … Continue reading The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)
There’s been a lot of unpacking going on for what was, by a pretty strong consensus, a massively disappointing final season of Game of Thrones. Unlike other series endings that people disliked, I don’t think it’s so much how it ended, but how the story got to the end. I can’t recall one person complaining that they hated the ending of Lost because it totally … Continue reading Game of Thrones Season 8: The Great, the Good, the Meh, and the Ugly
This post is part of The Great Villain Blogathon 2019, hosted by Shadows and Satin, Speakeasy, and Silver Screenings. Read the rest of the villainous posts HERE! When I saw Hamilton on Broadway a couple of years ago, I was accompanied by my niece. By then I knew the entire score almost by heart, but my niece had never listened to it and was experiencing … Continue reading Bad Guys Get the Best Songs: Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar
When Sister Celluloid announced this blogathon, I did not have a moment’s hesitation about choosing the 1959 film The Nun’s Story as my topic. We tend to automatically think of Audrey Hepburn as chic, glamorous, and almost always in a romantic story. It could seem at first glance a very odd bit of miscasting but to my mind her role as Sister Luke is her … Continue reading A Woman at War With Herself: The Nun’s Story (1959)
This post is part of The Fifth Annual Favourite TV Show Episode Blogathon, hosted by Terry at A Shroud of Thoughts. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! Many years ago I took a seminar on story structure. The teacher briefly discussed sitcom story structure, summing it up this way: “Act I: they get into trouble. Act II: they get out of … Continue reading “A Little Song, a Little Dance, a Little Seltzer Down Your Pants”
We have one more link to share from The Richard Matheson Blogathon: It Came From The Man Cave! found Burn, Witch, Burn, just an O.K. entry in the genre, though he did appreciate the performance of lead man Peter Wyngarde. Rich at Wide Screen World and I would like to thank all the bloggers who participated in this event. We hope you enjoyed it as … Continue reading The Richard Matheson Blogathon–Final Wrap-Up!
This post is part of The Richard Matheson Blogathon, hosted by Rich at Wide Screen World and ME. Check out the rest of the fantastical posts in this event HERE! I was so pleased when Rich at Wide Screen World proposed this blogathon topic, because writers often get the short shrift when it comes to movies and television. Devoting an entire blogathon to a prolific … Continue reading The Richard Matheson Blogathon: Amazing Stories: “The Doll” (1986)
We have an amazing array of blog posts for the first day dedicated to writer Richard Matheson! My co-host Rich at Wide Screen World, who is a non-driver, examines the issue of “road rage” with his review of Stephen Spielberg’s Duel. Realweegiemidget Reviews looks at the more romantic side of Richard Matheson with his beloved time travel drama, Somewhere in Time. John V’s Eclectic Avenue … Continue reading The Richard Matheson Blogathon – Day 1 Recap
We are two days away from The Richard Matheson Blogathon! There’s till time to join in! It runs from Saturday, March 9 – Sunday, March 10. If you want to join in, leave a comment here or under the original post, or contact me or Rich on Twitter (my handle is @DebbieVee; Rich’s is @Ratzo318). Looking forward to great event! Continue reading The Richard Matheson Blogathon Begins Soon!
This post is part of the So Bad it’s Good Blogathon, hosted by Taking Up Room and Realweegiemidget Reviews. See the rest of the participants in this event HERE! When I heard about this blogathon topic, I knew right away what my choice would be: the 1964 adaptation of Harold Robbins’ potboiler novel The Carpetbaggers. The interesting thing about this book is it was actually … Continue reading So Bad It’s Good Blogathon: The Carpetbaggers (1964)
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)