The Great Muppet Guest Star Caper Has Arrived

It's time for The Muppet Show! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQZ8AuruyI0 We can tell people are raring to go for our little Muppet guest star extravaganza, so please feel free to send Gill and I your posts over the next three days, or beyond, because, ya know, life, and we'll post them on our respective pages. Naturally, since Gill's in … Continue reading The Great Muppet Guest Star Caper Has Arrived

Shamedown #1: Susan and God

Our first Shamedown of the new year! I think 2023 is going to be fun, at least movie-wise if nothing else. And if anyone would like to know what a Shamedown is, our instigators at CinemaShame have all the information here. Off we go... Who's made New Year's resolutions? I have, sort of--I've been trying … Continue reading Shamedown #1: Susan and God

Thirty-one Days Until the Fifth So Bad It’s Good Blogathon

It's not only one week until the Great Muppet Show Guest Star Caper, but it's one month until the Fifth So Bad It's Good Blogathon. Zoikes, people. Fugit hora and all that stuff. Anyway, I really appreciate everyone's continued enthusiasm for this blogathon--it's awesome, especially five years on. And as always, in anyone would like to … Continue reading Thirty-one Days Until the Fifth So Bad It’s Good Blogathon

Less Than One Week Until the Great Muppet Guest Star Caper

Hey, all! Gill's and my Great Muppet Star Caper will be dropping in six days and counting...can you believe it? We're enjoying and appreciating the way so many of you have gotten into this concept, which, by the way, was the lovely Gill's idea, and it's going to be really cool to see everyone's posts. … Continue reading Less Than One Week Until the Great Muppet Guest Star Caper

During World War Two: It’s An Expat Thing

Hollywood was rife with actors, directors, writers, and others who had fled Europe when Hitler came to power and who still had relatives living under Hitler's thumb. Those who stayed behind, especially if they were Jewish, were subjected to the same treatment as anyone else, often dying by execution, in prison or in death camps … Continue reading During World War Two: It’s An Expat Thing

The House of Improv

After the last three years we can all relate to wanting change, right? Big change. Quiet quitting. Quiet hiring. Packing up and moving out of the city for greener pastures. Some of the guys in my life, including my husband, have felt the need to grow facial hair this year. Or sometimes we find ourselves … Continue reading The House of Improv

Announcing the Seen On the Screen Blogathon

It's always interesting to see how places are portrayed onscreen, whether the place is another character in the story or just the background. It's also funny to see locations stand in for other locations, such as a movie set in New York or Chicago being filmed in Toronto, or Vancouver, British Columbia pretending to be … Continue reading Announcing the Seen On the Screen Blogathon

In the Year of Our Shame, 2023

We're back for another twelve doses of Shame in 2023, and since last year's jaunt through Poverty Row was so much fun, I thought it would be cool to go back there--it's kind of unexplored country in terms of blogging and film history. Plus, over the past year I've found a lot of intriguing titles … Continue reading In the Year of Our Shame, 2023

Meet Dorothy Morris

Gotta watch those characters... Dorothy Morris's career was relatively short compared to other character actors of her day, but she always made a big impression in her own quiet, pretty way. The daughter of a Methodist stockbroker, Morris was born on February 23, 1922 in Hollywood and despite being a shy person, became interested in … Continue reading Meet Dorothy Morris

Stage To Screen: Flower Drum Song

When I took a Broadway performance class at Sierra College we were required to audition for the spring musical, which was to be A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To the Forum. I had no interest in being in the show whatsoever but I wanted my grade so I signed up. Anyone who has ever … Continue reading Stage To Screen: Flower Drum Song

During World War Two: Five Wartime Holiday Songs

There's no doubt the war felt harder around the holidays. Not only were people missing their loved ones, but there were shortages of many materials so everyone had to get creative. Handmade gifts were big, and children's toys were often made out of paper and wood instead of plastic and metal. However, stuff wasn't always … Continue reading During World War Two: Five Wartime Holiday Songs

Shamedown #12: Saleslady

It's hard to believe this is our last Shamedown of 2022...this year went quick and slow at the same time, didn't it? If anyone would like to know what a Shamedown is the details can be found here and past Shamedowns can be found here. And now, on with the show... Mistaken identity is a … Continue reading Shamedown #12: Saleslady

Meg and the Amazing Bouncing Snow Globe

It seems everyone is getting in on the Christmas movie racket these days. It works for Hallmark and Lifetime, so why not? Amazon's got its holiday films, as does Netflix, and to a lesser degree, HBO Max. Even The Asylum has jumped on the bandwagon. Yep. The studio that brought us Transmorphers, Blood Lake, and the Sharknado series … Continue reading Meg and the Amazing Bouncing Snow Globe

Anywhere I Hang My Hat

Us Americans have always been famous for adapting to our surroundings but some things are a little beyond the pale. Like squatting. Obviously, it's usually not nice. Obviously, it's illegal depending on where the squatting happens. In California and other states, for instance, it's what's called a wobbler, which means a squatter can be charged … Continue reading Anywhere I Hang My Hat

Eve and Lacey Save Christmas

Ah, Christmas movies. They're so cozy we can almost taste the roast turkey and smell the chocolate. It would be nice to disappear into one of those romps, wouldn't it? 2019's A Christmas Movie Christmas does just that with a wink and a nod. Eve (Lana McKissack) loves Christmas and Christmas movies. Like, she really loves … Continue reading Eve and Lacey Save Christmas

Go West, Young Canadian

Janette Oke is one of the premier contemporary authors of Christian literature, and as her novels are mostly set on the Canadian prairies Laura Ingalls Wilder would be her closest comparison. Oke's eight-book Love Comes Softly series has sold millions of copies and continues to be discovered and re-discovered by enthusiastic readers. Six of the … Continue reading Go West, Young Canadian

Give Us the Pen, Clark

Hallmark might not agree, but holiday movies can be more than bounteous feasts, warm sweaters, and old friendships renewed. 2018's Santa Jaws is proof positive that anything can be Christmas movie fodder, even vicious man-eating sharks. Cody (Reid Miller) is a fantastic comic book artist who has come up with a new comic strip, Santa Jaws, about … Continue reading Give Us the Pen, Clark