The Pop Stars Moonlighting Blogathon: Down By Law (1986)

This post is part of The Pop Stars Moonlighting Blogathon, hosted by Realweedgiemidget Reviews. See a list of the rest of the tuneful posts HERE! The second film by independent filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, Down By Law stars folk singer Tom Waits (as Zack) and jazz musician John Lurie (as Jack). Lurie had starred in Jarmusch’s … Continue reading The Pop Stars Moonlighting Blogathon: Down By Law (1986)

The Out To Sea Blogathon – Final Wrap-Up!

Land ahoy! We have finished our sea voyage and are about to dock! Musings of a Classic Film Addict is spellbound by the dark tone and high stakes of the lost at sea tale Abandon Ship. Pure Entertainment Preservation Society is charmed by the wholesome adventures of Walter Brennan's lead character in The Affairs of … Continue reading The Out To Sea Blogathon – Final Wrap-Up!

The Out To Sea Blogathon – Day 3 Recap

It's a calm day today with The Out To Sea Blogathon, but we still have some good posts to share! Movie Rob enjoys conspiracy theory films and is pleased to find The Triangle is a worthy example of the genre. Dubism looks for the hidden sports analogy in The Hunt for Red October. Moon in … Continue reading The Out To Sea Blogathon – Day 3 Recap

Mystery Cruise: The Last of Sheila (1973)

This post is part of The Out To Sea Blogathon, hosted by ME. Read the rest of the seaworthy posts HERE! The 1973 film The Last of Sheila has quite the interesting origin story: written by actor Anthony Perkins (Psycho) and Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, it was inspired by scavenger hunt games the … Continue reading Mystery Cruise: The Last of Sheila (1973)

The Out To Sea Blogathon – Day 2 Recap

We are still making our way over the bounding main on Day 2 of The Out To Sea Blogathon! John V's Eclectic Avenue explores both the film and television versions of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. The Flapper Dame revisits Mister Roberts, a perfectly cast war movie for people who don't like war … Continue reading The Out To Sea Blogathon – Day 2 Recap

The Out To Sea Blogathon – Day 1 Recap

Time to set sail on the first day of our films at sea journey! MovieMovieBlogBlog discovers Bruce the shark can still chew up the scenery four decades after the debut of Jaws. Pale Writer is dazzled by the Technicolor magic and Harryhausen special effects of The 7th Voyage of Sinbad. Caftan Woman appreciates how John … Continue reading The Out To Sea Blogathon – Day 1 Recap

The Out To Sea Blogathon is Here!

Ahoy, me maties! The Out To Sea 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 … Continue reading The Out To Sea Blogathon is Here!

The Second So Bad It’s Good Blogathon: Boxcar Bertha (1972)

This post is part of The Second So Bad It’s Good Blogathon, hosted by Taking Up Room. Read the rest of the so good they’re good posts in this event HERE! Everyone has to start somewhere. Many up-and-coming young filmmakers and actors during the 1960s and 1970s started their careers making films for Roger Corman, … Continue reading The Second So Bad It’s Good Blogathon: Boxcar Bertha (1972)

The Rise of Skywalker and the Death of the Chosen One Trope

SPOILER WARNING: It’s been a couple of months since Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has come out, but I’m still putting in a spoiler warning. Do not proceed if you still plan to see the film and do not want to be spoiled. I’m going to start off this review by saying, yes, I … Continue reading The Rise of Skywalker and the Death of the Chosen One Trope

The Wedding Bells Blogathon: Dodsworth (1936)

This post is part of The Wedding Bells Blogathon, hosted by Hometowns to Hollywood. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! Based on the novel by Sinclair Lewis and directed by William Wyler, the 1936 film Dodsworth is one of the best films ever made about a crumbling marriage. Yes, every now … Continue reading The Wedding Bells Blogathon: Dodsworth (1936)

Announcing The Out To Sea Blogathon!

So excited to announce my first blogathon for 2020! This time, I am inviting you to write about movies set on, near, in, or under the water. Rules: Though the blogathon is called "Out To Sea," it can be set on or near a river, lake, or any other substantial body of water. I'm going … Continue reading Announcing The Out To Sea Blogathon!

Debbie’s Totally Random and Completely Insignificant Pop Culture Awards of 2019

Awards time! WHOO-HOO! As always, these are about my personal preferences and just for fun. The Television Episode That Kicked the Ass of Anything in Movies Award: “This Extraordinary Being” – Watchmen When this year began I was POSITIVE that Game of Thrones would easily walk off with this category. As we all know, the … Continue reading Debbie’s Totally Random and Completely Insignificant Pop Culture Awards of 2019

Luso World Cinema Blogathon: Dona Flor and her Two Husbands

This post is part of the Luso World Cinema Blogathon, hosted by Spellbound by Movies and Critica Retro. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! I’ve written a few times about my experiences seeing foreign films during the late 70s and early 80s when my mother, and then I, worked for a … Continue reading Luso World Cinema Blogathon: Dona Flor and her Two Husbands

Home, Horror, Home: Dragonwyck (1946)

This post is part of the Dark and Deep: The Gothic Horror Blogathon, hosted by Pale Writer. Read the rest of the darkly creepy posts HERE! The 1944 Gothic novel Dragonwyck was written by Anya Seton, one of my favorite historical novelists when I was growing up. She is probably best known for her novel … Continue reading Home, Horror, Home: Dragonwyck (1946)