What’s A Mother’s Movies To Do?: Bringing Up Bringing Up Baby

Well, kids, it has been a while, hasn’t it? Aside from work and family commitments, it has been tough to carve out some time to talk about…well, anything! So I thought I’d start up a new series idea that I will probably let flounder and eventually lose interest in, but hey, let’s give it the …

Almost Half A Baker’s Dozen Days of Christmas Movies: Day 5 The Bishop’s Wife

The merriest of Christmases to you and yours!  I thought that I would close out this series of admittedly wondrous blog posts with a doozy of a Christmas movie. Once again, I have received inspiration from my family and as they are watching the My Little Pony: A Very Minty Christmas special, I have been spurred to take pen …

There’s No Trouble With The Trouble With Harry

This post is part of The Bernard Herrmann Blogathon that The Classic Movie Muse is hosting from October 29 through October 31st! As the saying goes, “Dying is easy.  Comedy is hard.”  And a comedy coming from Alfred Hitchcock, the Master of Suspense? Well, that must be the hardest comedy of all.  The very idea …

Through The Decades With Dear Boris: Isle of the Dead (1945)

Well, here we are once again, diving headlong into the effervescent month of October.  This can only mean one thing and one thing only: The Protestant Reformation!  That’s right, I’m going to take a probing examination into the European world of the mid-1400s through the 1600s with a detailed analysis of Martin Luther and his contemporaries …

21 Years of Dealing with Death, The Quiet Man, and Camp Crystal Lake

Tomorrow on July 17, 2021, it will be exactly 21 years exactly since my mother, Anita Wink, passed away after an over two-year ordeal with cancer.  Wow.  Just to write that.  21 years ago.  Just over two decades ago.  If I wanted to be highfalutin and such, I would call it one score and one year ago, but I …

The 25 Or However Many Days of 007 DAY 25: Because “From The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics With Love” Was Too Long Of A Title

Before starting off today, let me be amongst those that wish for a very Merry Christmas to you and yours and everyone in between as well!  Hard to believe that 25 days have passed since I started this venture and for those of you that have stuck with me, it has been a study in the …

The 25 Or However Many Days of 007 DAY 10: Ready, Steady, No!

Huh?  Wha?  Oh, sorry!  Guess I didn’t see you standing there in my hallway!  Well, now that you’re here, pull up a pew and enjoy yet another disorganized daily examination of the James Bond film series!  Hard to believe we’ve made it this far after all.  We’re on an all-time high with a license to …