November 2017




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Nov. 22nd, 2017

"LOST IN AUSTEN" (2008) Photo Gallery

Below are images from the 2008 television miniseries, "LOST IN AUSTEN", a fantasy-comedy take on Jane Austen's 1813 novel, "Pride and Prejudice". Directed by Dan Zeff, the miniseries starred Jemima Rooper and Elliot Cowan: Read more... )

Nov. 21st, 2017

"STEVE JOBS" (2015) Review

"STEVE JOBS" (2015) Review

I might as well say it up front. "STEVE JOBS" is a strange film. At least to me. It is probably the oddest film I have ever seen in 2015. There are a good number of aspects about this film that makes it so odd to me. Read more... )

Nov. 20th, 2017

Scotch Egg

Below is an article about the British snack known as Scotch Egg: Read more... )

Nov. 18th, 2017


Below are images from "THE HUNGER GAME: MOCKINGJAY - PART II", the 2015 adaptation of the second half of Suzanne Collins' 2010 novel and third sequel to the 2012 movie, "THE HUNGER GAME". Directed by Francis Lawrence, the movie stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth: Read more... )

Nov. 16th, 2017

"42ND STREET" (1933) Review


"42ND STREET" (1933) Review

I have always been a major fan of movie musicals. My favorite period for musicals stretched between the years 1945 and 1969. I find this ironic, considering that one of my all time favorite movie musicals is "42ND STREET", which was first released over a decade earlier, at the height of the Great Depression in 1933. Read more... )

Nov. 15th, 2017

Favorite Moments in MARVEL Movies and Television


Below is a list of my favorite moments featured in Marvel movies and television: Read more... )

Nov. 12th, 2017

"SPECTRE" (2015) Photo Gallery

Below are images from "SPECTRE", the 24th entry in the James Bond movie franchise. Directed by Sam Mendes, the movie stars Daniel Craig as James Bond, 007: Read more... )

Nov. 11th, 2017

"BRIDGE OF SPIES" (2015) Review

"BRIDGE OF SPIES" (2015) Review

Several years ago, I hadread an article in which Steven Spielberg had expressed a desire to direct a James Bond movie. It has been over a decade since the director had made this comment. And as far as I know, he has only directed two movies that had anything to do with spies - the 2005 movie "MUNICH", which co-starred the current Bond actor, and his latest film, "BRIDGE OF SPIES". Read more... )

Nov. 10th, 2017

"The Celebration of Mediocrity and Unoriginality in "STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS"



Look … I liked the 2015 “STAR WARS” movie, “THE FORCE AWAKENS”. I honestly do. Heck, I feel it is better than J.J. Abrams’ two “STAR TREK” films. But I am astounded that this film has garnered so much acclaim. It has won the AFI Award for Best Picture. It has been nominated by the Critics Choice Award for Best Picture. Read more... )

Nov. 8th, 2017

"HOUSE OF CARDS" Season Two (2014) Photo Gallery


Below are images from Season Two of "HOUSE OF CARDS", Netflix's television remake of the 1990-1995 BBC miniseries trilogy that was based upon Michael Dobbs' 1989 novel. Produced and developed by Beau Willimon, the series stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright: Read more... )

Nov. 7th, 2017

"PERSUASION" (1971) Review

"PERSUASION" (1971) Review

This adaptation of Jane Austen’s 1818 novel turned out to be the first of the old Jane Austen television adaptations that the BBC aired during the 1970s and 80s. Produced and directed by Howard Baker, and adapted by Julian Mitchell; this two-part miniseries starred Ann Firbanks and Bryan Marshall. Read more... )

Nov. 4th, 2017

The 18th Century in Television


Recently, I noticed there were a good number of television productions in both North America and Great Britain, set during the 18th century. In fact, I managed to count at least six productions. Astounded by this recent interest in that particular century, I decided to list them below in alphabetical order: Read more... )

Nov. 2nd, 2017

"Torn Duties" [PG] - 3/6


Part Three

"The Sword of Haldane?"

Inside one of the police station's interrogation rooms, Bruce shook his head in disbelief. "Now, where have I heard that before?" He paused. "Oh yeah . . . Barbara. Paige had told her about it." Read more... )

Nov. 1st, 2017

"STEVE JOBS" (2015) Photo Gallery


Below are images from "STEVE JOBS", the 2015 movie biography of the Apple, Inc. co-founder. Written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Danny Boyle, the movie stars Michael Fassbender: Read more... )

Oct. 31st, 2017

"POLDARK" (1996) Review


"POLDARK" (1996) Review

Over seventy years ago marked the publication of author Winston Graham's first entry in his novel series about a former British Army officer who had served in the American Revolution and his life experiences following his return to home in Cornwall. The BBC aired a successful television series that was based upon Graham's first seven novels in 1975 and 1977. Read more... )

Oct. 27th, 2017


Below is an article about the American dish known as "Jambalaya": Read more... )

Oct. 25th, 2017

"42ND STREET" (1933) Photo Gallery


Below are images from the famous Depression-era musical, "42ND STREET". Based upon Bradford Ropes' 1932 novel and directed by Lloyd Bacon, the movie starred Warner Baxter, Ruby Keeler, Bebe Daniels, George Brent and Dick Powell: Read more... )

Oct. 24th, 2017

"DUPLICITY" (2009) Review

Duplicity (2009)

"DUPLICITY" (2009) Review

Several years ago, "BOURNE" franchise scribe/director Tony Gilroy went another direction and wrote and directed this 2009 comedy thriller that barely earned a profit at the box office. This romantic spy flick centered around a pair of romantically involved former intelligence spies who team up for a business scam that would allow them to enjoy an extravagant lifestyle together. Read more... )

Oct. 23rd, 2017

Favorite Movies and Miniseries About 19th Century Journeys

Below is a list of my ten (10) favorite movies and miniseries about long distance journeys during the 19th century: Read more... )

Oct. 20th, 2017

"BRIDGE OF SPIES" (2015) Photo Gallery

Below are images from "BRIDGE OF SPIES", the 2015 account of the 1960 U-2 Incident. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the movie starred Tom Hanks: Read more... )

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