FlixChatter Review: Downton Abbey (2019)

The popular period drama tv series spanning six seasons is back. This time on the big screen, also written by its creator, Julian Fellowes. I've only watched the first two seasons in its entirety, then sporadically after that, enough to understand who's who in the Crawley family. If you have never seen a single episode …

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Everybody’s Chattin’ + Question of the Week on Emmys winner wishlist

Happy Midweek everyone! Just two more days until Friday, yay 😉 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: The legendary director Steven Spielberg's been is a lot of my fellow …

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Weekend Roundup: Catching up on Downton Abbey + a ho-hum Hitchcock film

Happy Bastille Day Monday everyone! Man now I wish I were back in Paris again [sigh] So how's your weekend? It was another glorious Summer day on Sunday, ahead of the Polar Vortex (or you can call it the cool Canadian air) that keeps temps only in the 60s today. Yep, I actually have to …

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An appreciation + belated birthday tribute to Toby Stephens

Ok, here we go again. Some of you who follow me on Twitter might've already known about my new crush but I want to make it official here that I've been suffering from Toby-itis. This kind of *infection* happens once in a blue moon... the last time this happened was with Gregory Peck nearly three years ago. …

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Musings on Downton Abbey – seven things that got me hooked on the show

Well, two years after this show premiered on PBS in January 2011, and after the urging of several friends, I finally saw my first episode of Downton Abbey. Being an anglophile AND a fan of period dramas, this show has the ingredients of the kind of show I'd be into, and I'm glad to report …

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Upcoming Flix Spotlight: British Crime Drama ‘All Things To All Men’

A new contractor at my office who just started last week made an observation the other day when he stopped by my cube. "Are you a bit of an Anglophile?" I asked him why he thought so, then he pointed out to my Skyfall poster, London desktop pics, and other British-related memorabilia all over my …

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TCFF Day 3: Reviews of QUARTET and We Are Wisconsin Documentary

Man, can't believe the third day of TCFF has come and gone already, time sure flies by fast when you're having a good time! The highlight of the day for me is definitely seeing Quartet, Dustin Hoffman's debut on the lives of retired musicians and Opera singers. Seems like people of all ages enjoyed the …

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