Collector’s Corner: Go-To Summer Movies

The official beginning of summer isn’t for a couple more weeks, but the summer movie season has already begun. With the sun shining and temperatures rising, there are certain movies that become must-visits, re-watched every summer. Here are my go-to summer movies from my film collection! (A quick note before we begin: Usually lists like these are populated by classic beach movies. You won’t see … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Go-To Summer Movies

Collector’s Corner: The 10 Worst Films I Own, According to Letterboxd

After cataloging every film I own in a Letterboxd list, I realized I had the option to sort the list by average rating. Naturally, I was curious what the results would be. In the last Collector’s Corner we looked at the ten “best” films I own, based on average rating. Here are the 10 worst films! 10. Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967) Synopsis (from … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: The 10 Worst Films I Own, According to Letterboxd

Collector’s Corner: The 10 Best Films I Own, According to Letterboxd

After cataloging every film I own in a Letterboxd list, I realized I had the option to sort the list by average rating. Naturally, I was curious what the results would be. I know my own favorites, but what are the “greatest” films in my collection? Here are the 10 best films I own, according to the ratings of Letterboxd users! 10. Casablanca (1942) Synopsis … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: The 10 Best Films I Own, According to Letterboxd

Movies with dad: His Nicholas Sparks ranking

Dad would, predictably, name action as his favorite movie genre, but he’s willing to admit that corny, sappy movies can be incredibly entertaining even though they’re not technically great. As a result, like me, he’s seen all of the Nicholas Sparks films, and also like me, isn’t ashamed of it! So today, continuing the “Movies with Dad” series, he’s offered to share his best-to-worst ranking, … Continue reading Movies with dad: His Nicholas Sparks ranking

Fourteen Underrated Directors of the Classic Era

Well all know the big-name directors of old Hollywood: John Ford. Alfred Hitchcock. William Wyler. Howard Hawks. W.S. Van Dyke. George Cukor. Billy Wilder. Frank Capra. Vincente Minnelli. The list goes on, and they’re all well-remembered for good reason. But what about those forgotten fellas who barely get a mention, even in the movie-centric blogosphere? Perhaps they have a well-known film or two, but they … Continue reading Fourteen Underrated Directors of the Classic Era

12 Days of Classics – #PayClassicsForward

They always-brilliant Aurora of one of my favorite classic movie blogs, Once Upon a Screen, has come up with a stellar idea for us to spread holiday cheer and classic Hollywood love by combining the “twelve days of Christmas” concept with film-related themes. In her own words: “Let’s give the gift of movies. Here’s the challenge… pick movie recommendations to the ’12 Days of Christmas’ … Continue reading 12 Days of Classics – #PayClassicsForward

Bill, the Director and Barbara, the star: Ranking the Collaborations of Wellman and Stanwyck

Today, TMP joins in on the William Wellman Blogathon, a celebration of one of classic Hollywood’s great directors. This event is hosted by Now Voyaging. Head over to the event page for links to all of the fantastic articles about Wellman and his films! When I learned of this blogathon, I immediately knew that I wanted to contribute a post on Wellman’s collaborations with Barbara Stanwyck. … Continue reading Bill, the Director and Barbara, the star: Ranking the Collaborations of Wellman and Stanwyck

Ranking the Romances: A list of Nicholas Sparks movies, from best to worst

To most film buffs, Nicholas Sparks movies are a joke. They’re corny, sentimental, and formulaic. The performances usually aren’t great, and neither are the scripts. But these movies are made for a particular viewer, and I am that viewer. What can I say? I’m a sucker for a cheesy and/or weepy romances, whether they’re based on Nicholas Sparks novels or classic literature, and I’m capable … Continue reading Ranking the Romances: A list of Nicholas Sparks movies, from best to worst