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
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!
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
Intouchables Philippe: François Cluzet Driss: Omar Sy Directors: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano French release: 2011; US release: 2012 Caesar Award (French Oscar equivalent): Best Actor- Omar Sy I am reviewing Intouchables as part of a series of review of French films for the France of Film Blogathon on Serendipitious Anachronisms January 8 and 9, 2016.… Read More Intouchables, A Charming Look at the Transformative Power of Friendship
When I read The Daily Post’s writing prompt “Out of Your Reach” which asked if there had been a toy or thing I always wanted as a child on my birthday, but never received, my mind flew to my thirteenth birthday, and the unfulfilled hopes and dreams of a newly minted teen-aged girl. Television was an… Read More Nightmare in Hawaii, Part 2
“Look, Bob. I’ve already told you I’m playing myself in Appalachian Teacher. I had it put in the contract. Chelsea’s a lawyer, remember?” Bob looks uncomfortable and tries to reply persuasively,”Melissa McCarthy has already agreed. She’s a big name now. She’d be just right for your snarky sense of humor, and… and, well,…” “And, what,… Read More I Want George Clooney!
I’ve been behind on my blogging lately, and it isn’t because I’ve been watching the news. Today’s Prompt “Connect the Dots” on The Daily Post said, “Scour the news for an entirely uninteresting story. Consider how it connects to your life. Write about that.” In an world where sports updates and entertainment gossip are passed… Read More It’s Not News to Me