My Favorite Lord of the Rings Character

Love it, like it, or not, it's pretty safe to say no one's indifferent to Lord of the Rings, and people are pretty precious about their favorite characters. Remember the uproar when Tom Bombadil was left out of the movies? It's still a slightly touchy subject because there are LOTR fans who are that committed. Me, … Continue reading My Favorite Lord of the Rings Character

Reading Rarities: What We Saw

Those who remember 9-11 will no doubt recall the huge demand for merch that immediately followed. The Longs Drugs I worked at during that time couldn't keep American flags, or anything flag-related, in the store. What we did get would sell out by the end of the day. Naturally, 9-11 books, magazines, and T-shirts were … Continue reading Reading Rarities: What We Saw

It Takes All Kinds

We all have unpopular opinions, and film is such a subjective topic that there's gonna be division somewhere (Last Jedi, anyone?). Ergo, the idea of coaxing a few secrets out into the open is fraught with intrigue. Here are two of my possibly unpopular opinions, and there are plenty more where these came from. *Impish … Continue reading It Takes All Kinds

You Will Not Forget This Date

It's hard to believe 9-11 happened twenty years ago today. How much has America changed since then? How much has the world changed since then? Look at us now. https://twitter.com/ian_mckelvey/status/1427608214024212485?s=20 Of course, on that bright Tuesday morning we had no way of predicting what was about to unfold. People went to work and school, got … Continue reading You Will Not Forget This Date

I Honestly Like This Movie

Sometimes you just need a good popcorn flick. Or any popcorn flick. Even the guilty pleasure variety. For me, one of those guilty pleasures is 2001's The Wedding Planner, a movie in which the titular character has always been outside looking in at happy endings. For those who aren't familiar with the plot, it's this: Mary … Continue reading I Honestly Like This Movie

Six Reasons To Go “Legally Blonde”

I know any guys reading this might be groaning already, so this post is probably for the ladies. Come to think of it, some of the ladies might groan, too. *wicked chuckle* 😉 Anyway, Legally Blonde is twenty years old today. How time does fly. For those who aren't familiar with the plot, it's simply … Continue reading Six Reasons To Go “Legally Blonde”

Stage To Screen: Chicago

A year or two ago my friend Gill of Realweegiemidget Reviews fame asked if I would review one of her favorite movies, 2002's Chicago, and I wanted to, but I kept putting it off and putting it off. Now the time has finally arrived, and I'm not only going to review Chicago but give it … Continue reading Stage To Screen: Chicago

Trend Pimps and Style Junkies

Funny how these reviews happen sometimes. When I was working on another post last month I thought I'd have 2001's Josie and the Pussycats on in the background as white noise. Heh. Yeah, no. Josie and the Pussycats begs to be noticed. It's either one of the smartest movies ever made or one of the … Continue reading Trend Pimps and Style Junkies

Charge the Pipe

The surf is up again, folks, only it's not of the Frankie and Annette variety. Oh, no. Today we'll be looking at the 2002 film, Blue Crush, starring Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez, Matthew Davis and Mika Boorem. I always get that one Bananarama song in my head when I think of this movie, probably because the … Continue reading Charge the Pipe

The Wind Has Changed

For my third and last post of this blogathon, I'll be looking at the 2008 film, Doubt, which was based on the Tony and Pulitzer-winning play of the same name. The only things I knew about it before I watched it was that it stars Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Amy Adams, and a lot … Continue reading The Wind Has Changed

We Are Mishpokhe

Eh, what's up, Doc? Few studios are as influential as Warner Bros. Over its long history it's pioneered sound film, refused to tiptoe around the Nazis or any other pressing social issue, and has never shied away from presenting a grittier, more realistic view of life. What's amazing is that its history is largely unknown. … Continue reading We Are Mishpokhe

Not My Son

Angelina Jolie has a new movie coming out tomorrow, Those Who Wish Me Dead. Ordinarily I'd do an Origins post but I'm just not feeling it this time. I do, however, have a germ of an idea forming, which I'll share in a bit. In the meantime, I thought it would be fun to look back at … Continue reading Not My Son

Take Me To Your Leader

Drum roll, please... Remember when chinoiserie was huge in the late nineties and early 2000s? It's always been a thing in Western culture, but it seemed like it was in every magazine and fashion trend in some way at the turn of the twentieth-first century. Of course, those of us who were around then remember … Continue reading Take Me To Your Leader

It’s A Charmed Life

Who else misses Brittany Murphy? I do. She was a fun lady who left us way too soon. I always enjoyed seeing what kinds of parts she chose to play, and I think one of the nicest is 2003's Uptown Girls. Molly Gunn (Brittany Murphy) lives like a princess. Her Manhattan apartment looks like Rapunzel's … Continue reading It’s A Charmed Life

Resistance Is Futile

Ah yes, the infamous folks at Asylum just can't be kept down, and everything is mockbuster fodder. Not even Michael Bay's Transformers is safe. Asylum went there...kinda...in their 2007 flick, Transmorphers. Yeah. Morphers. Sigh. All the excitement of invading alien robots without excitement (or fun), and without explosions every five minutes. Come to think of it, … Continue reading Resistance Is Futile