This post is part of the SEX! (Now That I Have Your Attention) Blogathon, hosted by Steve at MovieMovieBlogBlog. Read the rest of the lusty entries in this event HERE! During Hollywood’s Hays Code era, it was a tricky business conveying sexual passion on screen. Of course, nothing explicit was permitted. So there were some go-to euphemisms used by filmmakers to indicate passion. One is … Continue reading Boiling Seas of Passion: Clash by Night (1952)
This post is part of the Reel Infatuation Blogathon 2018, hosted by Font and Frock and Silver Screenings. Read the rest of the swoony posts HERE! When it comes to romantic pairings on screen, I can be a bit of a contrarian. Example: when the Pirates of the Caribbean ‘shippers were raging Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) vs. Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), I was like, “What … Continue reading Reel Infatuation: Robert Mitchum in Ryan’s Daughter
Time for a new blogathon! Baby, it’s getting hot outside, so how about a blogathon focused on films to cool us off? I am inviting you to write about films that take place during winter. Any film from any era or country is welcome. Short films (including animated) and documentaries, too! The film you choose to write about does not have to exclusively take place … Continue reading Announcing The Winter in July Blogathon!
This post is part of The Dynamic Duos in Classic Film Blogathon, hosted by Once Upon a Screen and Classic Movie Hub. See the rest of the participants in this event HERE! While the revisionist Western had been around since the 1950s (starting, according to some, with Winchester ’73), it wasn’t until the late 1960s and the break-up of the studio system that it really … Continue reading The Dynamic Duos in Classic Film Blogathon: Paul Newman & Robert Redford
This post is part of the Classic Comfort Movie Blogathon, hosted by Rick at Classic Film & TV Café. Read all the comforting posts in this event HERE! The 1953 romantic comedy How to Marry a Millionaire is one of my favorite “go-to” movies for a drab day. It never fails to make me smile and laugh, and as a transplanted New Yorker, feel some … Continue reading My Favorite Classic Comfort Movie: How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
This post is part of The 1961 Blogathon, hosted by Steve at MovieMovieBlogBlog. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! Remakes are an interesting phenomenon, not only because they cause consternation among fans of the original films, but because several directors have remade their own films. Cecil B. DeMille, Alfred Hitchcock, Howard Hawkes, and Tim Burton are but a few examples. Also on … Continue reading The 1961 Blogathon: Pocketful of Miracles
Splash down! Whoa. This blogathon exceeded ALL my expectations! Such an amazing variety of films! From the very earliest days of cinema to recently released films. Super low-budget quickies with primitive special effects to high budget blockbusters with cutting edge technology. Film masterpieces, cult films, rarely seen gems, cartoon shorts–we’ve really run the gamut. Not only that, we have one more entry! Last but certainly … Continue reading The Outer Space on Film Blogathon – Final Wrap-Up!
We’re getting closer and closer to reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere on Day 3 of the Outer Space on Film Blogathon: MovieRob loves The Martian, a modern-day interpretation of Robinson Crusoe. The Midnite Drive-In takes us on the final leg of our solar system tour with Journey to the Seventh Planet and Planet Outlaws. Moon In Gemini lands on Moon, a twisty story about the human cost of technology … Continue reading The Outer Space on Film Blogathon – Day 3 Recap
We’re continuing our cinematic tour of the universe with lots of great posts for Day 2 of the Outer Space in Film Blogathon: It’s a Beautiful Day gives us the lowdown on IT! The Terror From Beyond Space, a low-budget gem that is often cited as a forerunner to the Alien franchise. Movies Silently is charmed by The ‘?’ Motorist, an early British trick film. Speakeasy admires … Continue reading The Outer Space on Film Blogathon – Day 2 Recap
This post is part of The Great Western Blogathon, hosted by Thoughts All Sorts. Read the rest of the gosh darn posts HERE! I’ve mentioned many times on this blog how much I have loved Westerns since I was a little girl. But for some reason, I didn’t get around to seeing Anthony Mann’s Winchester ’73 until about three or four years ago. Ever since … Continue reading The Great Western Blogathon: Winchester ’73 (1950)
Lots of interplanetary goodness to share on Day 1 of the Outer Space on Film Blogathon: Destroy All Fanboys shares his thoughts on three films, two from the Alien franchise, Alien 3,and Alien Resurrection, as well as the unusual and visually breathtaking 2013 Russian film, Hard to be a God. MovieMovieBlogBlog revisits the original version of The Day the Earth Stood Still and finds it as chilling and timely as … Continue reading The Outer Space on Film Blogathon – Day 1 Recap
Buckle up and get ready for blast-off! The Outer Space 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 in this post as they come in. You may … Continue reading The Outer Space on Film Blogathon is Here!
There’s still plenty of time to sign up for the Outer Space on Film Blogathon! It begins Friday, April 13 and runs through Sunday, April 15. 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 reading all the out of this world posts! Continue reading Reminder: The Outer Space on Film Blogathon Starts Soon!
This post is part of the Marvelous Michael Caine Blogathon, hosted by Realweegiemidget Reviews. Read the rest of the marvelous posts HERE! Remakes are usually very controversial. I remember a few years ago an intense discussion on a screenwriters message board where we concluded the only good reason for doing a remake is when the original film isn’t that great but has a strong basic … Continue reading The Marvelous Michael Caine Blogathon: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
This post is part of The Free for All Blogathon, hosted by Theresa of CineMaven’s Essays from the Couch. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! FYI, I think 10 is a ridiculously arbitrary number and of course I love way more than 10 film scores. Besides, I’m cheating because I wrote a post last year about how much I love Michael … Continue reading My 10 Favorite Film Scores