One Month Until the Seen On the Screen Blogathon

We're getting close, all...are you ready? I'm so glad everyone has gotten into this topic, which is, admittedly, pretty unusual, and I'm curious to see what kinds of stories you've got about the places you've picked and how this works into the film or films you've picked. Thanks everyone who's signed up so far--you all … Continue reading One Month Until the Seen On the Screen Blogathon

The Allure of the Bad Boy

Nice to see Mr. Keaton again... Early sound films can be funny. The stereotype is, of course, that actors had to huddle around a microphone badly hidden or not while punching out their lines with all the sincerity of rain-soaked fence posts. Buster Keaton being Buster Keaton, though, all bets were off, and one of … Continue reading The Allure of the Bad Boy

Service With A Smile

Well, hello, Mr. Kaye... It's no secret that during the Second World War the public were to never quite forget the current situation, and movies that promoted everyone getting in on the fight were especially welcome by the Office of War Information, but I have to wonder how prepared they were for 1944's Up In … Continue reading Service With A Smile

The Fifth So Bad It’s Good Blogathon: Wrapup

We have come to the end of the blogathon, friends, which is hard to believe. Feels like it just started, right? I'm working through your posts right now, and a cursory glance reveals an unplanned but not unwelcome theme for this year: We like our bad movies even if few others agree and that's OK. … Continue reading The Fifth So Bad It’s Good Blogathon: Wrapup

Supercilious Aliens From Alpha Centauri

Elvis has been getting a lot of well-deserved buzz lately, what with the Baz Luhrmann film being poised to win armloads of awards (see a complete list of nominations and wins here), not to mention the sad, untimely death of Lisa Marie Presley, so it's no shock that a lot of streaming services are running … Continue reading Supercilious Aliens From Alpha Centauri

So Bad It’s Good 2023: Day Three

It's Day Three, all, and we've been having a great time over the past couple of days. I hope I haven't overlooked anyone's posts (my comments section can be like a black hole sometimes), so if you've sent me your post link and it didn't get added I apologize. And if anyone's missed anything here … Continue reading So Bad It’s Good 2023: Day Three

So Bad It’s Good 2023: Day Two

Day Two has arrived! We sure hit the ground running yesterday, and I'm excited to see what's in store for Day Two. As usual, I'll add everyone's posts as soon as possible, and if anyone is just joining us, Day One's entries can be found here. Now without further ado (again, click on the images)... … Continue reading So Bad It’s Good 2023: Day Two

Are You Ready To Go Back To Titanic?

Time for more badness... Yep, we're going back to Titanic again, only this time she's not sinking. The 1980 film, Raise the Titanic, which is loosely based on the highly successful Clive Cussler novel of the same name, is a tale of Cold War-era derring-do, a guy named Dirk Pitt, and firm suspension of disbelief. The … Continue reading Are You Ready To Go Back To Titanic?

The Fifth So Bad It’s Good Blogathon Has Arrived

We're here, all...can you believe it? We've got some great stuff in store over the next three days and I don't know about you, but I'm raring to go. I had to change one my picks for this year and drop the third, but I have no regrets, as you'll see tomorrow. And if anyone … Continue reading The Fifth So Bad It’s Good Blogathon Has Arrived

East Or West, Home Is Best

Lucy Maud Montgomery was no one-hit wonder, but she also had her share of under-the-radar characters, and one of these is Pat Gardiner of the 1933 novel, Pat of Silver Bush and its 1935 sequel, Mistress Pat. While they may not be as talked about nowadays as Montgomery's Anne and Emily series, these books were very personal … Continue reading East Or West, Home Is Best

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

KISS wanted me to remind everyone that we only have seven more moons until the Fifth So Bad It's Good Blogathon drops, and I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm totally ready. It's hard to believe it's so close, right? It feels like I just announced this thing. Thanks heaps for all … Continue reading One Week Until the Fifth So Bad It’s Good Blogathon

The Great Muppet Guest Star Caper: Wrapup

We've come to the end of our blogathon, guys! Gill and I have enjoyed very much seeing everyone post about their favorite guest stars, and if we've missed anyone, we apologize and will add your articles as soon as possible. Of course, if anyone's missed anything, everyone's posts can be found here, as well as … Continue reading The Great Muppet Guest Star Caper: Wrapup

Going Italian With Mama Valerie

Up goes the curtain... Muppet Show alum Valerie Harper was always a versatile lady, and one of my favorite credits of hers is The Great Mom Swap. Released in 1995, the year of my high school graduation, it's vaguely based on the Betsy Haynes novel of the same name and is unusually well-done for a TV movie. … Continue reading Going Italian With Mama Valerie

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 (find Gill's blog here), or beyond, because, ya know, life, and we'll add them on our respective pages. … Continue reading The Great Muppet Guest Star Caper Has Arrived

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

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