The Good Dinosaur is a tremendously inspired prehistoric western, a complex love story that will certainly "make its mark" within the already-stellar Pixar canon.
Hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving (and Black Friday) week! I did a bit of traveling and got to enjoy some lazy movie time with the family last night. Trainwreck (2015) - Amy Schumer gives a strong performance in this very raunchy romantic comedy about a woman struggling in a serious relationship. We get … Continue reading Weekly Round-Up: November 22-28, 2015
To be honest, I found On the Town mostly hard to watch. It was fun to see Ann Miller in her prime, Vera-Ellen in something that's not White Christmas (which I've probably seen around 50 times), and some of the sets are superbly constructed (particularly from the top of the Empire State Building). Much of the movie, however, … Continue reading The Sexuality of “On the Town” (1949)
Three Coins in the Fountain begins with stunning shots of Rome - sweeping vistas of elaborate gardens, intimate corners of centuries-old palazzos, and the titular Trevi Fountain, believed to grant the wishes of those who visit it. All the beauty of Rome, however, isn't a compelling enough reason to stay unless you've got a man. Three … Continue reading Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)
I have a very hard time watching, in good conscience, any non-horror movies during the month of October. And of course the Christmas season de facto starting on Black Friday (me? I start a little earlier), leaving only 3-4 weeks per year of true "fall," unencumbered by other holidays. To celebrate, here's a list of fall movies to be … Continue reading Fall Movies to be Thankful For
Check out The Remembering Barbara Stanwyck Blogathon – signups are still being accepted!
Barbara Stanwyck is the most versatile actress to ever grace the silver screen. During the annals of her career, Barbara showcased her indelible talents in a pantheon of films of every genre imaginable, and succeeded on all levels.
Sadly Barbara Stanwyck passed away on January 20th, 1990, at age 82. For many fans worldwide this is a day of mourning, but for a legion of others, it’s a time when we reminisce about how phenomenal Barbara Stanwyck was and pay tribute to Barbara and the myriad of achievements she made.
Barbara Stanwyck is my favorite actress of all time, and January 20th marks the 26th anniversary of her passing, so as a special remembrance to my favorite actress, I’ve decided to celebrate her legacy by hosting a blogathon in her honor.
What better way is there to pay tribute to Barbara Stanwyck than hosting a blogathon to commemorate this sad day, so let’s all coalesce…
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So excited to be part of the Classic Symbiotic Collaborations Blogathon hosted by CineMaven! This series of blogs focuses on the relationship between directors and their onscreen stars. I'll be writing on Vincente Minnelli's musical Meet Me in St. Louis, starring his would-be bride Judy Garland. The Blogathon is still accepting signups, so be sure to … Continue reading CLASSIC SYMBIOTIC COLLABORATIONS: The Star-Director Blogathon