This post is part of The 5th Annual Rule, Britannia Blogathon, hosted by Terry at A Shroud of Thoughts. Read the rest of the jolly good posts HERE! Do I need to give a SPOILER WARNING for The Crying Game at this point? I think most people know by now the big plot twist that occurs mid-movie. If you don’t, proceed at your own discretion: … Continue reading Rule, Britannia Blogathon: The Crying Game (1992)
This post is part of The “Non-English” Language Blogathon, hosted by Thoughts All Sorts. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! When this blogathon was announced, it was a conundrum for me which movie to pick. There are so many great films not made in the English language. Werner Herzog’s Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, the Wrath of God) won out. It’s … Continue reading Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, the Wrath of God)
That’s it for the Winter in July Blogathon! I am always astounded by the variety of topics submitted for each event. I now have quite a few films to add to my to-be-watched list. I hope you all do as well! Not to be overlooked are these two late additions: Cinematic Scribblings finds the austere winter background greatly enhances Eric Rohmer’s morality tale, My Night … Continue reading Winter in July Blogathon – The Final Wrap-Up!
We’re almost done slaloming down the mountain slope! Here are today’s entries in the Winter in July Blogathon: Realweegiemidget Reviews tries (but ultimately fails) not to give into the urge to use winter puns in her review of the 1978 disaster pick, Avalanche. MovieRob revisits his favorite Star Wars movie, The Empire Strikes Back, and its exciting battle sequence on the ice planet of Hoth. … Continue reading Winter in July Blogathon – Day 3 Recap
This post is part of the Winter in July Blogathon, hosted by ME. Please read the rest of the wintry posts in this event HERE! Robert Altman is a filmmaker who is not to every taste. Even to my taste, at least not always. I either love or deeply dislike his films. (For instance, I have yet to make it to the end of Nashville, … Continue reading Winter in July Blogathon: McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
We’re still keeping it cool with our second day of winter-themed posts! MovieRob finds Atom Egoyan’s The Sweet Hereafter a powerful and disturbing film about the aftermath of a tragedy. The Pure Entertainment Society reviews two classic movie love stories set during winter: The Shop Around the Corner and Broadway Serenade. Taking Up Room loves rooting for the unlikely Jamaican bobsled team in Cool Runnings, … Continue reading Winter in July Blogathon – Day 2 Recap
Brrrr! It may be hot outside now, but it’s super-cold inside here, with our first entries in the Winter in July Blogathon! Destroy All Fanboys presents a chilly double-feature with John Carpenter’s 1982 version of The Thing and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, starring the least well-known James Bond, George Lazenby. dbmoviesblog gives an in-depth analysis of Disney’s 2013 animated feature Frozen. Silver Screenings marvels … Continue reading Winter In July Blogathon – Day 1 Recap
The Winter in July 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 link … Continue reading The Winter In July Blogathon is Here!
Tomorrow begins the Winter in July Blogathon! Still time to join in! It runs from Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 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 a really cool event! Continue reading Winter in July Blogathon Begins Tomorrow!
This post is part of The Favorite Foursome Blogathon, hosted by Steve at MovieMovieBlogBlog. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! (Steve at MovieMovieBlogBlog is celebrating his fourth blogversary with this blogathon. Guess what? Today is also MY blogversary! I have been blogging a couple of years longer than Steve. My first blog post appeared on July 8, 2012. Happy to share … Continue reading The Griswolds’ Quest to See a Moose
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)