Collector’s Corner: Christmas, Criterion, and Cary Grant, oh my!

Yesterday I learned that people have nicknames for the time between Christmas and the new year. I’ve never thought of it as anything but a typical week, but my favorite name of the bunch is “Betwixtmas” — so, I hope you all had a lovely holiday, and hope that Betwixtmas is treating you well, too! … More Collector’s Corner: Christmas, Criterion, and Cary Grant, oh my!

June 2019 in Film

New-to-me viewings: 14 Re-watches: 5 Total for June: 19 Total for 2019, so far: 95 The new-to-me list: Rocketman (2019) Logan’s Run (1976) How to Make an American Quilt (1995) Ma (2019) The Leech Woman (1960) Superman (1978) Cult of the Cobra (1955) Late Night (2019) Shaft (2019) Dr. Cyclops (1940) Godzilla: King of the … More June 2019 in Film

April 2018 in Film

While I’d love to say that April brought me out of my viewing slump, that wasn’t the case. The past month was my worst of the year so far — probably my worst in the history of the blog! Most of what I watched was for background noise, with the exception of the couple of … More April 2018 in Film

Out of the Fog (1941)

Jonah Goodwin (Thomas Mitchell) and Olaf Johnson (John Qualen) are a tailor and a cook, living in Brooklyn. Life isn’t rosy, but the men have one thing that keeps them going: the fishing trips they take together after work. They dream of buying a larger boat, which would allow them to leave their jobs and … More Out of the Fog (1941)

January 2018 in Film

Usually I’m the type to think, “Wow, I can’t believe it’s already [insert month]! Time is flying!” when I make these monthly wrap-ups. But for some reason, January felt super long and slow! February brings tax reporting and Hallmark holidays, but hopefully it’ll have a bit more pep in its step than January. Though it … More January 2018 in Film

Until They Sail (1957)

“Eat, drink, and make love, for tomorrow, we die.” -Capt. Jack Harding Barbara (Jean Simmons), Delia (Piper Laurie), Anne (Joan Fontaine), and Evelyn Leslie (Sandra Dee) are sisters living in Christchurch, New Zealand. The town is preparing for war, and just about every man — including their brother Kit, and newlywed Barbara’s husband Frank — … More Until They Sail (1957)

Happy Valentine’s Day from TMP! Mom’s Sparks ranking + My classic hate-to-love favorites

Valentine’s Day is not usually a day I care much about, as a perpetually single gal. But despite my life’s own lack of romance, I have a soft spot for romantic films. Tuesdays are usually a quiet day on TMP, but to bring some sweetness into the world for a moment, the blog is dedicating itself … More Happy Valentine’s Day from TMP! Mom’s Sparks ranking + My classic hate-to-love favorites