Eighties movies are rife with theme, but let’s face it, some of them suck. Some messages that the eighties boasted that still ring true today. Here are eight thematic, cinematic gems we hope you carry with you forever.Read More
The Princess Bride
I’ve been on a bit of a behind-the-scenes kick in my reading lately and my latest book that added to my Fun Facts arsenal is “As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride” by Cary Elwes (with Joe Layden). The Princess Bride (1987) is one of my favorite childhood movies, so I was so excited to read about the making of the movie that I basically devoured the book.
And then – of course – after reading the book, it was necessary for me to re-watch the movie for the 1,019th time (may be a slight exaggeration… slightly).
First, let’s have a little refresher, starting off with adding The Princess Bride to your queue:Read More
I approached the transportation coordinator and asked, “Do you want me to drive Christopher Guest?” He smiled and said, “Yup”. I was thrilled, being a huge fan of the filmmaker’s work.
On Saturday morning I drove to the hotel to pick up Guest and Shearer. I took the men to a sound check, the awards ceremony and their acoustic set at the local jazz club. They were kind, funny and conversational. The acoustic set was fantastic and I got a taste of what celebrities go through, when our car was surrounded by fans in the parking lot of the venue. I used all back entrances after that. It was a memorable day. And that was that, I thought.Read More
What is "Worst Saturday?" A group of friends gathering to watch movies that are so bad, they're good. And sometimes they're really hard to track down.... unless you have DVD Netflix.Read More
By Joules Dellinger
One of my friends recently posted the movie trailer for Ready Player One. She said the book was so awesome and she was worried about the movie totally ruining the story. I’m typically one of those "book is always better" people, so I decided to read the book before the movie comes out so I can compare it for myself.
This bit of homework made me think… what movies were actually BETTER than the book they were based on? In my totally biased opinion, here are my top 5:Read More