The Robinsons Jump the Shark

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me... Except for maybe the 1940 version, it's odd that Swiss Family Robinson has several adaptations beside the 1960 Disney classic. Why mess with a good thing, right? On the other hand, it's an easily tweakable formula. Find a family who's at odds with each other, or … Continue reading The Robinsons Jump the Shark

One Week Until the Third So Bad It’s Good Blogathon

We're almost there, folks. Seven days and counting until we flinch at the hilariously hideous, the ludicrously laughable, the cringingly crazy. The Razzies have nada on the So Bad It's Good Blogathon. Well, they have those shiny statuettes, but we have...passion. Yeah, that's it. We have scads of passion. 🙂 In my case, there's also … Continue reading One Week Until the Third So Bad It’s Good Blogathon

The Course of True Love

And now for our second Austen film in a month. That's kind of a record for this blog... 🙂 One of the nicest Jane Austen films in my opinion is the graceful and lovely Sense and Sensibility. This 1995 charmer won Emma Thompson an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as a Golden Globe … Continue reading The Course of True Love

Make Me A Match

*harp music playing* Nobody does romance quite like Jane Austen, and today we're going to look at the 1996 film, Emma, featuring a young Gwyneth Paltrow before Goop, a young Ewan McGregor before Obi Wan, and a young Toni Collette before almost everything else she's done. And we can't forget Jeremy North as the super-romantic Mr. Knightley. … Continue reading Make Me A Match

Warts and All

Obviously, not every family is perfect. There are families that are together in name only, and sometimes not even that. Even seemingly perfect families may not be so perfect under the surface because the plain and simple fact is that we're all human. Regardless of which scenario applies, life often forces us to deal with … Continue reading Warts and All

Coming To America

Homeward bound... Who can forget when Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman were the world's It couple? And their smoldering chemistry? Who can forget 1992's Far And Away, when they put on Irish brogues? I saw Far And Away on VHS with my friend, Nikki in high school, and we kinda got into it. During the last ten minutes … Continue reading Coming To America

The Home Sweet Home Blogathon Has Arrived

We have arrived, folks. Are you ready for all of this home and family stuff? All the warm fuzzies, the dysfunction, the foibles, the terms of endearment? And, at the risk of of looking mushy, the laughter and tears? Now that you're primed, or maybe cringing, let's do this. Gill and I are ready to … Continue reading The Home Sweet Home Blogathon Has Arrived

One Month Until the Third So Bad It’s Good Blogathon

We're a month away, people. One month until we peer sheepishly into the world of awful and hilariously awful. Plenty of thanks to the brave souls who have already signed up--I know you'll wow everyone this year. You always do. If anyone would like to join us, there's plenty of room. There's always room for … Continue reading One Month Until the Third So Bad It’s Good Blogathon

Seven Days Until the Home Sweet Home Blogathon

One more week and it's on, everyone. The Home Sweet Home Blogathon is gonna drop. Are you ready? Have you signed up yet? Do you want to sign up? Thanks very much to our many participants who have already joined--it's awesome that people are so enthusiastic about this event! Gill and I appreciate all of … Continue reading Seven Days Until the Home Sweet Home Blogathon

The Lady In the Tutti-Frutti Hat

Taking Up Room's first blogathon of 2021... Carmen Miranda's star rose very quickly in the United States, and it didn't take long for Twentieth Century Fox to play that up in a big way. The most overt example of was 1943's The Gang's All Here. The film appears to be an homage to the Good Neighbor … Continue reading The Lady In the Tutti-Frutti Hat

Announcing the Home Sweet Home Blogathon!

Two blogathon hosts are better than one, and the lovely Gill of Realweegiemidget Reviews and I have been wanting to host an event together for a long time. Well, ladies and gentlemen, we're finally going to do it, and without further ado may I herald the coming of the Home Sweet Home Blogathon! This event … Continue reading Announcing the Home Sweet Home Blogathon!

Announcing the Third So Bad It’s Good Blogathon

Soon it will be that time again, folks. That time when we cringe and chortle at movies so bad they're hilarious. Yep, I'm talking about the So Bad It's Good Blogathon. It's up for Round Three and it's raring to go. Is there a bad movie you love? Or maybe there's a movie everyone else … Continue reading Announcing the Third So Bad It’s Good Blogathon