Music Break: Top 5 favorite 2022 film scores snubbed by Oscars

Happy Weekend, all! I'm taking a bit of a break from movie reviews as I still have the Oscars in my mind. There's still a bunch of controversies swirling around the nominations, the latest one focusing on Andrea Riseborough's nomination in the Best Actress category. Apparently, The Academy is conducting a review of the campaign …

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Musings on 2023 Oscars Nominations – The biggest snubs + surprises

Happy #OscarsNominations2023! I actually woke up exactly at 7 AM this morning to watch the LIVE announcement on my phone. I don't know why as I had never done that before but my hubby usually is up by then so I thought I'd tune in to see the presenters announce the nominees. In any case, …

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FlixChatter Review: The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain (2021)

Benedict Cumberbatch has built his career on quirky roles, and he once again plays an eccentric genius. This time it's an English artist Louis Wain whose surreal cat paintings, um, catapulted his career at the end of the 19th century. Now, I never thought there was a time when cats weren’t household pets, well apparently …

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Five new-to-me actors I’d love to see more of – based on 2015 viewings

I saw this list on Variety on 10 Actors To Watch in 2015 and I realized I dropped the ball on this Actor Discoveries post last year. I mentioned in the first post back in 2012 that one of the joys of watching movies is discovering new talents. I planned on making this post an annual thing but alas, the last time …

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Weekend Roundup + Casting news I’m excited about

Hello everyone! I've been away for most of the weekend and away from my laptop so not much to report here in terms of movie watching. My mother in-law and brother in-law are visiting in town so we've been playing tourist around MN since Friday. I was able to finish my Jurassic World review before they …

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FlixChatter Review: Birdman or (the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

It's been nearly a month since I saw this film, but I'm still thinking about it. In fact, I was just telling a friend over coffee this weekend how the more I think about this film, the more I like it. The story revolves around Riggan Thomson, played by Michael Keaton in an art-imitating-life sort of …

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Special Collaborative Post: Recasting Jane Austen’s Screen Adaptation of Sense & Sensibility

Happy Sunday, everyone! Hope you've had a lovely weekend. Today I bring you another collaborative post with a fellow blogger, and fellow British actor aficionado, Anna from Defiant Success blog. This will be a mini blog series of RECASTING Jane Austen screen adaptations. Anna wanted to do this in order of the book's release, the first …

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