This post is part of The Neil Simon Blogathon, hosted by Caftan Woman and Wide Screen World. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! The 1972 film The Heartbreak Kid has the simplest of simple plots: a young man (Charles Grodin) marries and finds out one day into his honeymoon that he doesn’t care for his wife (Jeannie Berlin). When they arrive … Continue reading The Neil Simon Blogathon: The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
Welcome to my new series of TV reviews! Since we stream a lot (A LOT) of TV shows in my house, I’ve been coming across series that I missed out on during their first run, or their first explosion into the pop culture zeitgeist. I thought it would be interesting to write my thoughts about them behind the curve. First up is the 1990s series, … Continue reading It’s New to Me: Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Yes, I have another TV series from Spain to review, only this time, I’m not as madly in love with it as I was with Velvet, El Barco, or Gran Hotel. Based on a wildly popular historical novel of the same name by Ildefonso Falcones, La Catedral del Mar (The Cathedral of the Sea) has a lot going for it. Everything was shot on location, … Continue reading Foreign TV Watch: La Catedral del Mar (Spain)
Time for a new blogathon! Recently, there was a Twitter thread asking people what great (or considered “great”) film they had never seen. I thought, what an awesome subject for a blogathon! No matter how much we love films, and no matter how many we have seen, there are always gaps in our film viewing, especially when it comes to the so-called essentials. So I … Continue reading Announcing The Greatest Film I’ve Never Seen Blogathon!
This post is part of The Joseph Cotton Blogathon, hosted by Maddy Loves Her Classic Films and In The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! The 1952 film The Steel Trap doesn’t easily fit into any one film genre. It certainly shares elements with film noir of the period: most notably the use of voiceover … Continue reading The Joseph Cotten Blogathon: The Steel Trap (1952)
This post is part of The Lovely Lee Grant Blogathon, hosted by Realweegiemidget Reviews. Read the rest of the lovely posts in this event HERE! Albert Brooks’ movies have usually been well received by critics but he’s far from a critical darling, like Woody Allen. Yet his movies have a quiet staying power, and this is especially true of Defending Your Life. The story of … Continue reading The Lovely Lee Grant Blogathon: Defending Your Life (1991)
This post is part of The 5th Annual Rule, Britannia Blogathon, hosted by Terry at A Shroud of Thoughts. Read the rest of the jolly good posts HERE! Do I need to give a SPOILER WARNING for The Crying Game at this point? I think most people know by now the big plot twist that occurs mid-movie. If you don’t, proceed at your own discretion: … Continue reading Rule, Britannia Blogathon: The Crying Game (1992)
This post is part of The “Non-English” Language Blogathon, hosted by Thoughts All Sorts. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! When this blogathon was announced, it was a conundrum for me which movie to pick. There are so many great films not made in the English language. Werner Herzog’s Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, the Wrath of God) won out. It’s … Continue reading Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, the Wrath of God)
That’s it for the Winter in July Blogathon! I am always astounded by the variety of topics submitted for each event. I now have quite a few films to add to my to-be-watched list. I hope you all do as well! Not to be overlooked are these two late additions: Cinematic Scribblings finds the austere winter background greatly enhances Eric Rohmer’s morality tale, My Night … Continue reading Winter in July Blogathon – The Final Wrap-Up!
We’re almost done slaloming down the mountain slope! Here are today’s entries in the Winter in July Blogathon: Realweegiemidget Reviews tries (but ultimately fails) not to give into the urge to use winter puns in her review of the 1978 disaster pick, Avalanche. MovieRob revisits his favorite Star Wars movie, The Empire Strikes Back, and its exciting battle sequence on the ice planet of Hoth. … Continue reading Winter in July Blogathon – Day 3 Recap
This post is part of the Winter in July Blogathon, hosted by ME. Please read the rest of the wintry posts in this event HERE! Robert Altman is a filmmaker who is not to every taste. Even to my taste, at least not always. I either love or deeply dislike his films. (For instance, I have yet to make it to the end of Nashville, … Continue reading Winter in July Blogathon: McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
We’re still keeping it cool with our second day of winter-themed posts! MovieRob finds Atom Egoyan’s The Sweet Hereafter a powerful and disturbing film about the aftermath of a tragedy. The Pure Entertainment Society reviews two classic movie love stories set during winter: The Shop Around the Corner and Broadway Serenade. Taking Up Room loves rooting for the unlikely Jamaican bobsled team in Cool Runnings, … Continue reading Winter in July Blogathon – Day 2 Recap
Brrrr! It may be hot outside now, but it’s super-cold inside here, with our first entries in the Winter in July Blogathon! Destroy All Fanboys presents a chilly double-feature with John Carpenter’s 1982 version of The Thing and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, starring the least well-known James Bond, George Lazenby. dbmoviesblog gives an in-depth analysis of Disney’s 2013 animated feature Frozen. Silver Screenings marvels … Continue reading Winter In July Blogathon – Day 1 Recap
The Winter in July 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 in this post as they come in. You may link … Continue reading The Winter In July Blogathon is Here!
Tomorrow begins the Winter in July Blogathon! Still time to join in! It runs from Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 15. If you want to join in, leave a comment here or under the original post, or contact me on Twitter (my handle is @DebbieVee). Looking forward to a really cool event! Continue reading Winter in July Blogathon Begins Tomorrow!