Category Archives: Movies and TV

“Dressing Downton” ~ Part Two

“Dressing Downton” ~ Part Two

Time for more images from my awesome experience at the “Dressing Downton” exhibit at Cheekwood Mansion in Nashville. Here are the links to all the blogs on “Dressing Downton” —  “Dressing Downton” ~ Part One “Dressing Downton” ~ Part Two “Dressing Downton” ~ Part Three “Dressing Downton” ~ Part Four “Dressing Downton” ~ Part Five… CONTINUE READING…

Summer 2017 Movie Reviews

Summer 2017 Movie Reviews

As everyone surely knows, the summer months are the “blockbuster” season when it comes to cinema. Historically, most of the big popcorn movies are released in May, June, and July. This year is no exception. What is unique, versus recent years, are the number of remakes/sequels/revamps/etc. on the list. So far 2017 has welcomed the… CONTINUE READING…

A Tribute to Gene Wilder

A Tribute to Gene Wilder

I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Gene Wilder. Granted, he hasn’t been in anything recently, and indeed his wealth of classic movies will endure forever, yet it is always a shame when someone so supremely talented passes on. Rest in peace, Mr. Wilder, hopefully in the company of your beloved wife… CONTINUE READING…

Ladyhawke & Ever After: Romantic Movies with a Medieval Twist

Ladyhawke & Ever After: Romantic Movies with a Medieval Twist

Today I am sharing two of my favorite happily-ever-after romance movies, both set in an indeterminate past with a Medieval flavor. One is clearly fantasy laced, while the other is a well-known fairytale given a rational explanation. Each have humor, fantastic supporting characters, a fair amount of suspense, and the oh-so-necessary celebratory kiss. Both are “must-see”… CONTINUE READING…

My Speech on Jane Austen’s Influence

My Speech on Jane Austen’s Influence

Last week, on Thursday the 12th of March, I was invited to talk about the far-reaching impact of Jane Austen. The event was hosted by Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington, Kentucky as part of a community outreach in association with Woodford Theatre, a local theater presenting Sense and Sensibility later this month. My 25-minute speech was… CONTINUE READING…

Matthew is 40 and still FINE!

Matthew is 40 and still FINE!

David Matthew Macfadyen was born on October 17, 1974 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, the son of Meinir, a drama teacher and former actress, and Martin Macfadyen, an oil executive. His paternal grandparents were Scottish and his maternal grandparents were Welsh. Macfadyen was brought up in a number of places, including Jakarta, Indonesia, as a result of his father’s… CONTINUE READING…

Trivia Time: Star Wars

Trivia Time: Star Wars

I am an avowed, proud Star Wars geek. Yes, I was one of those who stood in line on opening night, gasped in shock at “I am your father!”, and was blindsided by the Luke and Leia sibling reveal. I have read most of the fan fiction novels, and while I didn’t love the newer… CONTINUE READING…