Reviewing a Movie for Romantics That’s Not a Hallmark Channel Creation

*** Readers of my blog, by now you are probably quite aware that I’m a self-proclaimed hopeless romantic and that I’m endlessly addicted to Hallmark Channel. I also write romance, so I decided to share a film with you that I just watched and thoroughly enjoyed. The movie is from 2015, and I knew nothing […]

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Missing Downton Abbey? 10 Light Period Films to Help Fill The Void

*** As Downton Abbey is gone and we are all missing the engaging period drama that filled our lives for the last six years, I thought I’d try to help fill that void for you by offering up some of the 10 best period films. Mind you—this list does not include all the heavier period […]

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Tears from the Heart

This past Friday night, I took my daughter to see Broadway Across America’s Phantom of the Opera in Baltimore at the Hippodrome. We were both excited for the show—she even more so than I because it was her first time seeing it. Truthfully, I’ve lost count as to how many times I’ve seen it. My […]

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Hollywood Comes to Annapolis in March

Who said neon lights and movie premieres can only take place in Hollywood? Next month, Annapolis will play host to the third annual Annapolis Film Festival (AFF) as it brings some bling to town from March 26th through the 29th. Movie lovers will get to see some edgy and intelligent films as Annapolis showcases some […]

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“Austenland”—Creative, Funny, and Just What the Doctor Ordered

As I’ve mentioned in past posts, I’ve hunkered down in an attempt to finish my second novel, so I’ve been a bit out of touch. I’m getting really close to completion, but in order to get there, I’ve had to put other things on hold. Unfortunately, blogging has been one such thing… But we all […]

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Disagreeing with the Critics—And Adam Lambert—About “Les Miserables”

He had me at “The King’s Speech.” Tom Hooper, director of the aforementioned film, has now tried his hand at directing a musical: the film adaptation of the Broadway sensation “Les Miserables.” To clarify, the gentleman did not just try his hand at directing this emotional musical based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, but he […]

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Why I Can’t See “Titanic” in 3D

Dear Readers, So it’s here: “Titanic” in 3D. It’s been 15 years since we’ve seen the film on the big screen, and now it’s back as that mogul James Cameron tries to lure film buffs to return to theatres to see it in a new way. The James Cameron 3D way. I’ve discussed “Titanic” with […]

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Romantic Comedies for Valentine’s Day

*** If you don’t want to fight-fight for a reservation at a restaurant or if you happen to be spending the holiday solo, have no fear. We can laugh and giggle at some great rom-coms that have been made over the years for our viewing pleasure. They may be light and airy, but that doesn’t […]

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Does “Harry Potter” Deserve an Oscar Nod?

*** As a movie enthusiast and an Oscar Party hostess for the last 20 years, it is my humble opinion that “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” should get an Oscar nod. My fingers are crossed for it. While I usually prefer book to film, the cinematic experience of seeing this novel come […]

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