Bloggers are working their buns off, contributing more great posts for the Workplace in Film & TV blogathon! Movies Silently takes us behind the scenes of early movie-making with A Girl’s Folly. Sat In Your Lap embraces the lack of … Continue reading Workplace in Film & TV Blogathon: Day 2 Recap
Everybody ready to roll up their sleeves and get to work? Here are the first amazing posts for the Workplace in Film & TV blogathon: Once Upon a Screen takes a look at Meryl Streep in the Workplace: Doubt, The Devil … Continue reading Workplace in Film & TV Blogathon: Day 1 Recap
This post is part of the Swashathon: a Blogathon of Swashbuckling Adventure, hosted by Fritzi at Movies Silently. Read the rest of the adventurous posts HERE! The cult TV series Firefly has long been lauded as a brilliant melding of … Continue reading Firefly is a Sci-Fi Western AND a Swashbuckler!
Time for a new blogathon! I am inviting you to write about the workplace in film and television. Films and TV shows featuring workers in offices, factories, restaurants, institutions, you name it, I will accept it! You can be creative … Continue reading Announcing the Workplace in Film & TV Blogathon!
My mom, who is disabled, watches a lot of TV now. I am always looking for new shows for her to watch. There are just so many times I can stand re-watching Gossip Girl, so I have resorted to searching … Continue reading Foreign TV Watch: Velvet (Spain)
The British comedy series Blackadder (originally called “The Black Adder” during Season 1) is unique in many ways. While all center on a character named Edmund Blackadder (played by Rowan Atkinson), each season takes place during a different period of British history.
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This post is part of the “Love Hurt” Blogathon, hosted by Janet at Sister Celluloid. Read the other posts about the amazing John Hurt here! Robert Graves’ remarkable historical novels about the first Emperors… Continue reading John Hurt’s Show-Stopping Turn as Caligula in I, Claudius
I did my awards post for 2016 a few weeks ago but realized I left out a few things. This week I’m going to list my favorite new shows that debuted last year:
Yay, awards time! As always, these are about my personal preferences and just for fun.
The Television Episode that Kicked the Ass of Anything in Movies Award:
The Battle of the Bastards, Game of Thrones
The Great British Baking Show, as it is known on this side of the pond (in Great Britain it is The Great British Bake Off) stands high above the waves in a sea of cooking competition shows.
BIG SPOILERS FOR SEASON 6 OF GAME OF THRONES.
How about that season of Game of Thrones? The first one to truly disembark from the books (with only a few sections from A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons thrown in) it hit way more highs than lows. Winter is FINALLY here, and it’s awesome!
Film and television have a long tradition of showing us how nature will one day turn against us, and most likely with help from human beings.
Stephen King’s epic apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic novel The Stand is a tale of how government manipulation of the flu bug for militaristic purposes accidentally escapes from a lab and wipes out most of the population.
As a reader of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire books, it felt decidedly strange going into the Season 6 premiere of Game of Thrones. With the exception of some parts from A Feast of Crows, going forward the TV series is moving beyond events in the first five published books. We’re still waiting for publication of The Winds of Winter, the penultimate book in the series.
This post is part of The Golden Boy Blogathon: A William Holden Celebration, hosted by Virginie at The Wonderful World of Cinema. Read the rest of the posts for this event HERE!
Big movie stars appearing on TV shows is fairly common nowadays—sometimes playing characters, sometimes playing themselves. We call it “stunt casting.” The classic 1950s sitcom I Love Lucy, which was a groundbreaking show in many respects, pretty much invented the practice. It has rarely, if ever, been done as well since.
I can’t tell you how much I envy young girls today. Young women can watch movies and TV shows with amazing heroines such as Rey, Katniss, Hermione, Tris, Peggy Carter, the female Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., as well as long overdue reboots of classic action heroines such as Supergirl and Wonder Woman.
It’s far from perfect and we still have a long way to go, but when I was a little girl, during the mid-1960s, the list was much, much shorter. Continue reading “F Troop: The Courtship of Wrangler Jane”