*** Either you have it, or you don’t. Either you find it, or you won’t. Gumption comes from way deep down, and sometimes it’s tough to identify. Sometimes, you have to do a little soul searching to find it. Take, for example, Iris in “The Holiday.” Iris had been in love with the same man, Jasper, for… Read More Do You Have Gumption?
* * * Last night I snuggled in and turned on the television, which is something I don’t normally do. I don’t watch a lot of TV, but during the months of November and December, I tell my husband to clear some room on the DVR because I record every Hallmark movie so I can… Read More Go Ahead—Call Me Corny
This hopeless romantic was very sad to learn of the death of actor Eli Wallach this morning. At 98, Mr. Wallach left this world, leaving behind a host of films for us all to enjoy. One of my favorite romantic comedies of all-time is “The Holiday,” and this scene is one of my favorites. He… Read More Farewell, Eli Wallach
If you’re like me and will be staying home on New Year’s Eve, I’ve compiled a list of movies that might suit you for that night. You can pop it in and be done with it just before the ball drops and the celebrations begin in Times Square. I picked lighter movies that in some… Read More Looking For A New Year’s Eve Movie With New Year’s Eve In It? Top 5 List From Steph’s Scribe…
Steph’s Scribe has chosen these seven as the best lines from Christmas Movies. Care to agree or disagree? 7. “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid.” — Santa from A Christmas Story 6. “The only people who grow old were born old to begin with.” — The Bishop’s Wife 5. “…And suddenly there was with the… Read More The Top 7 Best Lines from Holiday Movies
Ever since I saw the piece on “60 Minutes” about writer David McCullough, his process and his writing shed, I’ve been dreaming of a writing cottage of my own. I know it’s asking a lot. My office at home is fine; it’s got a chandelier, beautiful blue walls, pink curtains, and it does the job… Read More Dreaming of A Writing Cottage
I could watch “The Holiday” over and over, and it’s not just to see charming Jude Law in action. Nancy Meyers’s adorable flick became a rom-com favorite of mine because I especially love the relationship between Arthur Abbott (Eli Wallach), a retired Hollywood screenwriter, and Iris Simpkins (Kate Winslet), a British journalist on holiday in… Read More Lessons from “The Holiday” and James Cameron: Find Some Gumption