FIVE 2017 reads I’d like to see on film

Somehow, we’ve made it to the half-way point of 2017. As always, this year I’ve been participating in a Goodreads reading challenge, and while browsing my progress recently an idea struck me: some of these books would make great films! Several times in the past, I’ve shared books I would love to see adapted for…

Summer Under the Stars 2016: What I Watched

The cable-accessing, U.S.-dwelling section of the old movie corner of the internet was full of sad faces at this time last week, as our Most Wonderful Time of the Year — TCM’s August Summer Under the Stars programming — ended. No more movie marathons! No more beautiful Lora Stocker SUTS flash cards on Twitter! How will we cope?!…

Films + Songs, Vol. 2

Welcome to Films + Songs, the series where I draw parallels between songs from my music library and films I’ve watched! Songs are selected at random by putting my entire music library on shuffle. As in Vol. 1, I’ll be discussing five songs today. On to the good stuff! “…Baby One More Time” by Britney…

In Memory of Garry Marshall: Five Favorites

News broke last night that Hollywood has lost another of its greats: Garry Marshall passed away at the age of 81. News like this is always sad to hear, but Marshall’s passing hit me particularly hard because his work has been an ever-present constant in my life, from the re-runs of his classic TV shows…

Films + Songs, Vol. 1

When I listen to music, I can’t help picturing mini-movies in my head, visuals to match the song’s mood or lyrics. Sometimes songs even remind me of films I’ve seen, parallels drawn between a line or two and a particular character or scene in a movie. I was recently listening to Pandora and pondering the…

Happy 100th Birthday, Olivia de Havilland!

Today is Olivia de Havilland’s 100th birthday! Olivia is probably best-known for playing Melanie “Mellie” Hamilton, Ashley Wilkes’ sweet wife-to-be and the eventual sister-in-law of Scarlett O’Hara in the 1939 classic Gone with the Wind. I became a fan of her through that role, Gone with the Wind being one of the first classic films…