The 2021 Swashbucklathon: The Mark of Zorro (1940)

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)

The American Experience on Film – Final Wrap-Up!

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!

The American Experience on Film Blogathon: Stroszek (1977)

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)

The American Experience on Film Blogathon – Day Two

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

The American Experience on Film Blogathon – Day One

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 is Here!

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!

Announcing The American Experience on Film Blogathon!

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!

The Joan Collins Blogathon: Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

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)

Debbie’s Totally Random and Completely Insignificant Pop Culture Awards 2020

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

The Home Sweet Home Blogathon: The Money Pit (1986)

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)

Second Luso World Cinema Blogathon: Erendira (1983)

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)

The 120 “Screwball” Years of Jean Arthur Blogathon: Shane (1953)

This post is part of The 120 “Screwball” Years of Jean Arthur Blogathon, hosted by Virginie at The Wonderful World of Cinema. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! I’m a last minute entry in this blogathon. I noticed host Virginie wonder on Twitter why no one had grabbed some of Jean … Continue reading The 120 “Screwball” Years of Jean Arthur Blogathon: Shane (1953)

The 7th Annual Rule, Britannia Blogathon: Howards End (1992)

Hi, all! So I look up and realize that it’s been three months since I’ve posted on my blog. I even missed by blogversary in July. Like for many of you, the past months have been a challenge due to the pandemic. Add to that dealing with debilitating pain from an old root canal that … Continue reading The 7th Annual Rule, Britannia Blogathon: Howards End (1992)

The Disaster Blogathon: The Andromeda Strain (1971)

This post is part of the Disaster Blogathon, hosted by The Midnite Drive-In and Dubism. See a list of the other apocalyptic posts HERE! When this blogathon was first announced, it was March 2020 and seemed like the Covid-19 pandemic would probably be over by the time the blogathon took place. Why not cover a … Continue reading The Disaster Blogathon: The Andromeda Strain (1971)