Game of Thrones Season 8: The Great, the Good, the Meh, and the Ugly

There’s been a lot of unpacking going on for what was, by a pretty strong consensus, a massively disappointing final season of Game of Thrones. Unlike other series endings that people disliked, I don’t think it’s so much how it ended, but how the story got to the end. I can’t recall one person complaining … Continue reading Game of Thrones Season 8: The Great, the Good, the Meh, and the Ugly

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Bad Guys Get the Best Songs: Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar

This post is part of The Great Villain Blogathon 2019, hosted by Shadows and Satin, Speakeasy, and Silver Screenings. Read the rest of the villainous posts HERE! When I saw Hamilton on Broadway a couple of years ago, I was accompanied by my niece. By then I knew the entire score almost by heart, but … Continue reading Bad Guys Get the Best Songs: Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar

A Woman at War With Herself: The Nun’s Story (1959)

When Sister Celluloid announced this blogathon, I did not have a moment's hesitation about choosing the 1959 film The Nun's Story as my topic. We tend to automatically think of Audrey Hepburn as chic, glamorous, and almost always in a romantic story. It could seem at first glance a very odd bit of miscasting but … Continue reading A Woman at War With Herself: The Nun’s Story (1959)

“A Little Song, a Little Dance, a Little Seltzer Down Your Pants”

This post is part of The Fifth Annual Favourite TV Show Episode Blogathon, hosted by Terry at A Shroud of Thoughts. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! Many years ago I took a seminar on story structure. The teacher briefly discussed sitcom story structure, summing it up this way: "Act I: … Continue reading “A Little Song, a Little Dance, a Little Seltzer Down Your Pants”

The Richard Matheson Blogathon–Final Wrap-Up!

We have one more link to share from The Richard Matheson Blogathon: It Came From The Man Cave! found Burn, Witch, Burn, just an O.K. entry in the genre, though he did appreciate the performance of lead man Peter Wyngarde. Rich at Wide Screen World and I would like to thank all the bloggers who … Continue reading The Richard Matheson Blogathon–Final Wrap-Up!

The Richard Matheson Blogathon: Amazing Stories: “The Doll” (1986)

This post is part of The Richard Matheson Blogathon, hosted by Rich at Wide Screen World and ME. Check out the rest of the fantastical posts in this event HERE! I was so pleased when Rich at Wide Screen World proposed this blogathon topic, because writers often get the short shrift when it comes to … Continue reading The Richard Matheson Blogathon: Amazing Stories: “The Doll” (1986)

The Richard Matheson Blogathon – Day 1 Recap

We have an amazing array of blog posts for the first day dedicated to writer Richard Matheson! My co-host Rich at Wide Screen World, who is a non-driver, examines the issue of "road rage" with his review of Stephen Spielberg's Duel. Realweegiemidget Reviews looks at the more romantic side of Richard Matheson with his beloved … Continue reading The Richard Matheson Blogathon – Day 1 Recap

The Richard Matheson Blogathon Day 1 is Here!

Today is Day 1 of The Richard Matheson blogathon!I am your host today. Tomorrow Rich at Wide Screen World will be your host.I will be gathering all links for this blogathon in this post if you would like to link back and promote your fellow blogathon participants.I will do a more detailed roundup later today. … Continue reading The Richard Matheson Blogathon Day 1 is Here!

So Bad It’s Good Blogathon: The Carpetbaggers (1964)

This post is part of the So Bad it's Good Blogathon, hosted by Taking Up Room and Realweegiemidget Reviews. See the rest of the participants in this event HERE! When I heard about this blogathon topic, I knew right away what my choice would be: the 1964 adaptation of Harold Robbins' potboiler novel The Carpetbaggers. … Continue reading So Bad It’s Good Blogathon: The Carpetbaggers (1964)

So I Haven’t Been Around Lately…

It's been quiet here the past month. Thought I'd do an update: My mother, whose mobility has been declining for years, suddenly declined even more. It was so rapid we were taken by surprise. She cannot get up or walk even with assistance. We wanted to get her into assisted living, but she was rejected … Continue reading So I Haven’t Been Around Lately…

Debbie’s Totally Random and Completely Insignificant Pop Culture Awards of 2018

(Sorry I’m a little late with these. Lots of upheaval in my life the last couple of months.) Happy New Year! It’s time for me to take a look over the past year in pop culture! As always, these are about my personal preferences and just for fun. The Television Episode That Kicked the Ass … Continue reading Debbie’s Totally Random and Completely Insignificant Pop Culture Awards of 2018

Announcing The Richard Matheson Blogathon!

I am so excited to announce this new blogathon! I was invited by Rich at Wide Screen World to cohost a blogathon devoted to science fiction writer Richard Matheson. We've had blogathons devoted to actors, directors, and even composers, but I think this is one of the first devoted to a writer, which is awesome! … Continue reading Announcing The Richard Matheson Blogathon!

The Year After Year Blogathon: Little Women (1994)

This post is part of The Year After Year Blogathon, hosted by MovieMovieBlogBlog. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! There are many, many, MANY adaptations of Louisa May Alcott’s classic tale of four sisters growing up during and after the Civil War in Concord, Massachusetts. As we speak, a new film … Continue reading The Year After Year Blogathon: Little Women (1994)

Book Recommendations for Your Holiday Shopping 2018

If you have some last-minute shopping to do for the holidays, I am happy to recommend the following books for the teens (or YA-loving adult readers) on your list: The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton: Set in a fantasy world based on antebellum New Orleans, young women known as Belles are blessed (cursed?) with the ability … Continue reading Book Recommendations for Your Holiday Shopping 2018