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"JANE EYRE" (1943) Review




"JANE EYRE" (1943) Review

Many fans of Charlotte Brontë's 1847 novel, "Jane Eyre", are aware that numerous (probably over twenty) television and movie adaptations of it had been made over the past several decades. While perusing the Internet, I was surprised to discover that the opinion of the 1943 adaption seemed to be extremely divided. Fans either regard it as the best adaptation or the worst. There seemed to be no middle ground. Read more...Collapse )



"JERICHO" RETROSPECT: (1.14) "Heart of Winter"

The previous episode, (1.13) "Black Jack" focused on the town's need to find a way to stay warm during the winter. This need led Jake Green and three other people on a road trip to the Black Jack fairgrounds, which served as newly formed trading post for those living around Kansas and Nebraska. In this next episode, (1.14) "Heart of Winter", found Jericho's citizens searching for more food via various hunting trips. Read more...Collapse )

"MY FELLOW AMERICANS" (1996) Photo Gallery



Below are images from the 1996 political comedy, "MY FELLOW AMERICANS". Directed by Peter Segal, the movie starred Jack Lemmon and James Garner: Read more...Collapse )

"A POCKET FULL OF RYE" (2009) Review




"A POCKET FULL OF RYE" (2009) Review

While the producers of "AGATHA CHRISTIE'S POIROT" seemed to regard the 1930s as the "golden age" of Hercule Poirot mysteries, I get the feeling that the producers for both "MISS MARPLE" and the recent "AGATHA CHRISTIE'S MARPLE" regard the 1950s in a similar manner for those stories featuring Miss Jane Marple. Read more...Collapse )

"The Worship of Sally Draper"

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"THE WORSHIP OF SALLY DRAPER"

The following words regarding a certain character on the AMC series, “MAD MEN” is bound to result in me receiving a good deal of hostile responses … or none at all. I am so sick to death of fans putting Sally Draper on a pedestal. Read more...Collapse )

"LOVE & FRIENDSHIP" (2016) Photo Gallery



Below are images from "LOVE & FRIENDSHIP", the 2016 adaptation of Jane Austen's 1794 novel, "Lady Susan". Directed by Whit Stillman, the movie starred Kate Beckinsale: Read more...Collapse )

"VALKYRIE" (2008) Review




"VALKYRIE" (2008) Review

When I had first learned that ”VALKYRIE”, a movie about the final assassination attempt upon Adolf Hitler, would be released on Christmas Day, two years ago . . . I was surprised. Honestly. And my response had nothing to do any opinion I have about the film. Let me explain. Read more...Collapse )



THE "STAR WARS" PREQUEL MOVIES . . . AND MACE WINDU

I came across this article on the RETRO ZAP website about the "STAR WARS" Prequel movies called "Beyond Good & Evil in the Prequels", written by Michael O’Connor. And while I had no problems with most of the article, I had a problem when he centered his focus on Mace Windu. Read more...Collapse )

"POLDARK" Series Two (2016) Photo Gallery



Below are images from Series Two of "POLDARK", the 2016 adaptation of the following novels by Winston Graham - "Jeremy Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall, 1790-1791" (1950) and "Warleggan: A Novel of Cornwall, 1792-1793" (1953). Produced by Debbie Horsfield, the series stars Aidan Turner in the titled role: Read more...Collapse )

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