I went to see The Secret Life of Pets a few days ago, and I’m not saying that Illumination Entertainment/Universal has me under surveillance or reads my blog, but I would like to point out a few things, and you can decide for yourselves. Every year for my husband’s birthday, I make him a Birthday… Read More Malum Leporidae and Imaginary Covert Surveillance
April is the cruellest month, breeding/ Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing/ memory and desire, stirring/Dull roots with spring rain./ Winter kept us warm, covering/ Earth in forgetful snow, feeding/ A little life with dried tubers.” –T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land Well, Eliot certainly had a point about April. I mean I am an… Read More The Cruelest Season
A few days ago, I experienced a miracle. I had a dentist appointment after school (that’s not the miracle) which took me through a heavy traffic area laden with about a million traffic lights: The infamous Highway 66, Winfield Dunn Parkway. It’s been under construction practically since Tennessee became a state and must be the… Read More Miracles Really Do Happen
So, what fabulous film am I discussing for Sister Celluloid’s Backstage Blogathon? You’ll Find Out. No. Seriously. You’ll Find Out. I see this could go on a bit like a “Who’s on First” joke if you’re not familiar with the Kay Kyser film You’ll Find Out. I’m going to be the odd girl out here… Read More You’ll Find Out
Director: Pierre Morel Writers: Luc Besson, Bibi Naceri I first watched District B13 or Banlieue 13 over a year ago, and when the France on Film Blogathon, hosted by Serendipitous Anachronism came up, I remembered how amazed I had been by the first fifteen minutes of the film and wanted to share it with… Read More District B13: Welcome to the Future
But would you believe kidnapped by aliens? I didn’t think so. When I signed in to start working on another post, I was chagrined to see how long it had been since I’d been Whimsical! I’d like to say that I’ve been working hard on lesson plans for the new semester or brushing up on… Read More I Am Not Dead!
I didn’t date much in high school, and one of my first dates should have been enough to convince me never to try it again. In fact, it was was so awful that I take the fact that I ever dated again after the experience as proof that I am an optimist. Most of my… Read More Worst. Date. Ever.
The MovieMovieBlogBlog had a great idea for a holiday blogathon. Each post would present a movie to someone as a gift this Christmas season. As soon as I saw this, I knew exactly what movie I wanted to present and to whom. Presenting An Affair to Remember to the love of my life, my husband… Read More An Affair to Remember
The right combination of actor and director can make movie magic, and Cinemaven is hosting the Classic Symbiotic Collaborations Blogathon to explore these relationships.Howard Hawks, well known as a versatile director, teamed up with Hollywood legend Cary Grant five times, beginning with Bringing Up Baby (1938), followed by Only Angels Have Wings (1939), His Girl… Read More Howard Hawks and Cary Grant: A Real Dynamic Duo
I’m a teacher; everyone knows that’s not the career to have to live a life of luxury. I’m never going to own a yacht. That’s fine; I get seasick. I won’t have second house in the Caribbean. I can deal with that, too; hot weather is not my thing. Even if I owned fine jewels… Read More Coffee, Tea, or Chocolate? Yes, Please!