Musings on the first trailer of the new Ben-Hur (2016)

Most of you who've read my blog for a while knows I'm a huge fan of the 1959 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. I've listed it as one of the films that have defined me and one of my three favorite Oscar-winning films of all time. That epic masterpiece that won the most awards in its …

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Thursday Movie Picks #32: Oscar-Winning Movies

Happy Thursday everyone! I've been seeing posts on the weekly Thursday Movie Picks that's spearheaded by Wandering Through the Shelves Blog, but I haven't been able to participate. Well until now that is. The rules are simple simple: Each week there is a topic for you to create a list of three movies. Your picks …

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Everybody’s Chattin’ + Question of the Week on Tom Hiddleston as Ben Hur

Happy Friday everybody! I'm going to hit two birds with one stone again today in combining two post *series* in one. Ok, so let's start with some of my favorite posts from the past week: It's been quite a very sad week for film fans... we lost two beloved actors within days of each other. I'm …

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Weekend Viewing Roundup & the Gregory Peck Marathon Update

Hello folks, hope your weekend's been great now that Monday is just around the corner. I've been enjoying a pretty relaxing three-day weekend and watched quite a bit of movies. The first snowfall finally arrived so I pretty much spent all day indoors yesterday and pretty much continued my Gregory Peck marathon, ehm. So far …

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Five for the Fifth – 5 Questions for The 5th of October

Happy Fifth of October, everyone! I'm always excited about the fifth of the month as I get to post this monthly feature where I get to post five random news item/observation/trailer, etc. and then turn it over to you to share your take on that given topic. You can see the previous five-for-the-fifth posts here. …

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Hollywood’s love affair with ‘swords & sandals’ flix

Clash of the Titans Remake – thrusting into theaters March 2010 I came across a pic of Gladiator-like Perseus wielding his sword the other day, and it piqued my interest. My hubby Ivan's a big fan of the original movie with Harry Hamlin, which basically tells the classic Greek mythology of the hero Perseus who …

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