Monthly Roundup: August Movie Watching Recap

It's the last day of the year before we enter the 'brrr' months. Well, September is still relatively balmy here in the upper Midwest, and after the Sahara-like Summer we've been having, I must say I'm looking forward to Autumn. I know I always say time flies but really, I feel like August just passed …

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‘Small Roles… Big Performances’ Blog-a-thon!

Hello, hello!!Summer is winding down as August comes to a close... but hey, there are still plenty of Autumn movies to look forward to! In fact, more smaller-budgeted but with more character-driven fares featuring 'bigger' performances are often released in the Fall/Winter months, though of course there's always exceptions to such a rule.Well, like I …

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The Movie Questionnaire Blog-a-thon

Yes, another blog-a-thon! I've been reading a few of these questionnaires around the blogosphere, spearheaded by Alexander from Cinemaniac Reviews. I figure why not join in on the fun. 1. What’s your favorite movie? Sense & Sensibility – my love for this film knows no bounds 2. Least favorite movie? Ghost Rider – simply ghastly …

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Musings on Hollywood Relentless Miscasting

I read the other day that Tom Hardy was being considered for lead role in the Jack Ryan spinoff Without Remorse, which prompts me to write this piece. Filmmakers and studio executives tend to cast the wrong actor/actress for a certain role many times. Some times it works out well, but other times, not so …

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Weekend Roundup: Side by Side Documentary Review

Happy Monday, everyone! Hope y'all had a nice weekend. I skipped the cinema again this weekend as it's quite a hectic one with my hubby Ivan's triathlon on Saturday morning and we also had people over for dinner this weekend. But Friday night we had a chance to check out the documentary we've been wanting …

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Music Break: Apollo 13 Main Title – RIP Neil Armstrong

I learned of Mr. Armstrong's death this afternoon as I was on my computer break all day yesterday. He died from complications from a heart surgery, he was 82. I felt a sudden loss of words reading that the first man on the moon has now passed on. Though I hadn't been born on July …

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007 Chatter: Best and Worst Bond girls of each Bond actor

In anticipation for Bond 23, a.k.a. Skyfall (view trailer) coming on November 9th, 2012, Ted and I are starting a new monthly series called 007 CHATTER... look for it sometime in the first week of each month. ... I've also added a new category for this, so click on 007 Chatter on the category drop-down …

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What a glorious feeling! Musings on Singin’ in the Rain

Woo hoo!! I'm so glad there's such a thing as a TCM anniversary events that allow people like me who miss out on soooo many classic films to actually enjoy them the way it's meant to be... on the big screen! Thanks to my pal Michael of It Rains... You Get Wet blog who first …

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Classic Actor Spotlight: Jack Lemmon Part III… Defining Himself

Greetings once again, all and sundry. It has been my distinct pleasure to proffer two heaping helpings of the life, times and career of one of the true greats of the actors' craft. Trying my best to keep each segment in chronological order to highlight changes and improvements in delivery and venue. Due to unexpected, …

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Our tribute to Tony Scott and five favorite movies from the late director

It's less than 24 hrs since I heard the news of Tony Scott's passing and I still can't believe what I had heard. The 68-year-old director leaped off the L.A. County's Vincent Thomas Bridge into the Los Angeles Harbor Sunday night, his black Toyota Prius with his suicide note still parked nearby. I read hours …

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