The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)

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)

Bad Guys Get the Best Songs: Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar

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

A Woman at War With Herself: The Nun’s Story (1959)

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)

The Richard Matheson Blogathon–Final Wrap-Up!

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!

The Richard Matheson Blogathon – Day 1 Recap

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

The Richard Matheson Blogathon Begins Soon!

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!

So Bad It’s Good Blogathon: The Carpetbaggers (1964)

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)

Announcing The Richard Matheson Blogathon!

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!

Greatest Film I’ve Never Seen Blogathon – Final Wrap-Up!

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!

Greatest Film I’ve Never Seen Blogathon – Day 3 Recap

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

The Greatest Film I’ve Never Seen Blogathon: The Hidden Fortress (1958)

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)

Greatest Film I’ve Never Seen Blogathon – Day 2 Recap

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

Greatest Film I’ve Never Seen Blogathon – Day 1 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 is Here!

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!