It's upon us, people: Day One of the Odd Or Even Blogathon. Are y'all ready for this? We have twenty-one bloggers ready to regale the blogosphere with their coin flip-chosen reviews, and it's a wide assortment of film goodness. So yeah, for the next four days, please feel free to send your posts to either … Continue reading The Odd Or Even Blogathon Has Arrived!
We're here, guys... Remember My Big Fat Greek Wedding? Who doesn't, right? The film started life as a one-woman play about Nia Vardalos's experiences growing up Greek in Manitoba, and came to the big screen after Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson saw Vardalos perform in Los Angeles. This was 2002's Little Movie That Could, because how … Continue reading Five Reasons To See “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”
Since You Went Away is very well-trod territory for me. I've parsed it, studied it, scoured the Web for information about it. I've even counted the number of times the movie mentions war bonds and stamps (five times and twice, respectively, in case anyone is wondering). For those who might not be familiar with the plot, it follows … Continue reading Why I’ve Seen “Since You Went Away” Umpteen Times
Shamedown Numero Uno, people. If anyone missed my Shame List post and wants to know what the heck a Shamedown is, please click here. Fran Drescher's brand always seems to be that of the big-haired, nasal-voiced misfit creating her own niche (Who remembers The Nanny? Or that pantyhose commercial?), and what I always liked about … Continue reading Shamedown #1: The Beautician And the Beast
We're getting close to the Odd or Even Blogathon, all, and Gill and I are looking forward to reading your posts. Thanks so much to everyone who's signed up--we really appreciate everyone's interest and enthusiasm! Even though this blogathon idea is a little different than most, you all have gotten into it and we like … Continue reading One Week Until the Odd Or Even Blogathon!
Remember Shamedowns? I haven't done any of these posts in a couple of years, but they're coming back for 2022 and just as penitent as ever. For those of you who are new to Taking Up Room and don't know what a Shamedown is, it's simply this: Every year the fine folks at Cinema Shame … Continue reading Shamedown 2022: Return of the Shame
Happy New Year! Hope everyone's enjoyed their holidays. It's my second day back at work, and I'm pretty happy about it because it's fun seeing everyone coming off that Yuletide glow. Anyway, in another month the John Williams Blogathon will be upon us, and thanks very much to everyone who's signed up! We're going to … Continue reading One Month Until the John Williams Blogathon!
Ah, the end-of-the-year rush. It feels as if Gill and I just announced the Odd Or Even Blogathon, and here we are with a month to go until its commencement. Have you signed up yet? I know some people may have found our initial rules confusing, but hopefully that's all fixed and more people can … Continue reading One Month Until the Odd Or Even Blogathon!
Another announcement...what??? Gill of Realweegiemidget Reviews and I have been wanting to co-host another blogathon since our Home Sweet Home event last year (which was a total blast), and after hashing out some ideas we have something we hope you'll like. Put it this way: It's kinda like a blogathon and a game show had … Continue reading Announcing the Odd or Even Blogathon!
Uh huh. It's on the horizon. In a few months we cringe, flinch, wince, and in all other ways express chagrin at the phenomenon known as the Bad Movie. Every kind of bad movie is fair game here. Obscure TV movies, blockbusters, straight-to-video monstrosities, Disney sequels, mockbusters, whatever--anything that doesn't float your boat is fodder … Continue reading Announcing the Fourth So Bad It’s Good Blogathon!
It goes without saying that John Williams is one of the most prestigious and influential composers in Hollywood history, and it also goes without saying that his scores are all memorable and unique in some way, maybe even singable. The Star Wars movies. Harry Potter. Indiana Jones. Superman. Valley of the Dolls. Catch Me If You Can. Hook. … Continue reading Announcing the John Williams Blogathon!