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
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Announcing #CleanMovieMonth! PEPS is officially announcing that July is #CleanMovieMonth! Many months are dedicated to celebrating history or bringing awareness. #CleanMovieMonth is dedicated to both. It’s a month-long celebration of Code films, specifically cinema sealed during the Breen era (1934-1954). Frequent PEPS readers know that PEPS is always dedicated to Breen era films. However, during #CleanMovieMonth, we are… Continue reading July is #CleanMovieMonth!
Yay! I have a terrific foreign TV series to recommend that was NOT made in Spain: Those who follow my blog closely know that I love me post-apocalyptic stories. The Rain, Netflix’s first original series from Denmark, is a very solid and engrossing entry in the genre. Simone (Alba August) is a teenager who is one day suddenly yanked out of school by her scientist … Continue reading Foreign TV Watch: The Rain (Denmark)
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!
It’s time again for a new installment of Foreign TV Watch, with another superb series from Spain. (Yes, I know this series has been over-represented by Spain, but what can I tell you, they are making some amazing shows!) Do you like historical fiction? Do you like tales of mystery and suspense? Do you enjoy stories that feature star-crossed lovers? Do you like strong women … Continue reading Foreign TV Watch: Gran Hotel (Spain)
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)
This post is part of The 1961 Blogathon, hosted by Steve at MovieMovieBlogBlog. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! Remakes are an interesting phenomenon, not only because they cause consternation among fans of the original films, but because several directors have remade their own films. Cecil B. DeMille, Alfred Hitchcock, Howard Hawkes, and Tim Burton are but a few examples. Also on … Continue reading The 1961 Blogathon: Pocketful of Miracles
Splash down! Whoa. This blogathon exceeded ALL my expectations! Such an amazing variety of films! From the very earliest days of cinema to recently released films. Super low-budget quickies with primitive special effects to high budget blockbusters with cutting edge technology. Film masterpieces, cult films, rarely seen gems, cartoon shorts–we’ve really run the gamut. Not only that, we have one more entry! Last but certainly … Continue reading The Outer Space on Film Blogathon – Final Wrap-Up!
We’re getting closer and closer to reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere on Day 3 of the Outer Space on Film Blogathon: MovieRob loves The Martian, a modern-day interpretation of Robinson Crusoe. The Midnite Drive-In takes us on the final leg of our solar system tour with Journey to the Seventh Planet and Planet Outlaws. Moon In Gemini lands on Moon, a twisty story about the human cost of technology … Continue reading The Outer Space on Film Blogathon – Day 3 Recap
This post is part of the Outer Space on Film Blogathon, hosted by ME. Check out the other spacetacular posts HERE! Here’s my problem reviewing director Duncan Jones’ neat little 2009 indie space flick Moon: It has two big plot twists, one occurring relatively early in the film. Now, there are times when I put a spoiler warning at the beginning of a post and … Continue reading The Loneliness of the Solitary Astronaut: Moon (2009)
We’re continuing our cinematic tour of the universe with lots of great posts for Day 2 of the Outer Space in Film Blogathon: It’s a Beautiful Day gives us the lowdown on IT! The Terror From Beyond Space, a low-budget gem that is often cited as a forerunner to the Alien franchise. Movies Silently is charmed by The ‘?’ Motorist, an early British trick film. Speakeasy admires … Continue reading The Outer Space on Film Blogathon – Day 2 Recap
This post is part of The Great Western Blogathon, hosted by Thoughts All Sorts. Read the rest of the gosh darn posts HERE! I’ve mentioned many times on this blog how much I have loved Westerns since I was a little girl. But for some reason, I didn’t get around to seeing Anthony Mann’s Winchester ’73 until about three or four years ago. Ever since … Continue reading The Great Western Blogathon: Winchester ’73 (1950)