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"TRUMBO" (2015) Review I tried to think of a number of movies about the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) and the Hollywood Blacklist I have seen. And to be honest, I can only think of two of which I have never finished and two of which I did. One... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Below is a list of my five favorite episodes from Season One of "THE MUSKETEERS", the BBC's historical action-drama based on Alexandre Dumas, père's 1844 novel. Created by Adrian Hodges, the series stars Tom Burke, Santiago Cabrera, Howard Charles and Luke Pasqualino: FIVE FAVORITE EPISODES OF "THE MUSKETEERS" SEASON ONE... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Below is a list of my five favorite episodes from ABC's "AGENT CARTER". Created by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the series stars Hayley Atwell as Agent Margaret "Peggy" Carter: FIVE FAVORITE EPISODES OF "AGENT CARTER" SEASON TWO (2016) 1. (2.02) "A View in the Dark" - SSR Agent Peggy... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"LINCOLN" (1974-76) Review During the first half of the Twentieth Century, poet and historian Carl Sandburg wrote a six-volume biography on the life of the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Years passed before David Wolper ("ROOTS", "THE THORN BIRDS", and the "NORTH AND SOUTH" TRILOGY) produced a... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Below is a list of my top five (5) favorite episodes from Season Four (1996-1997) of "BABYLON 5". Created by J. Michael Straczynski, the series starred Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle and Mira Furlan: TOP FIVE FAVORITE EPISODES OF "BABYLON 5" (SEASON FOUR: "NO SURRENDER, NO RETREAT") 1. (4.15)... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"POLDARK" (1996) Review Over seventy years ago marked the publication of author Winston Graham's first entry in his novel series about a former British Army officer who had served in the American Revolution and his life experiences following his return to home in Cornwall. The BBC aired a successful television... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"AND THEN THERE WERE NONE" (2015) Review Ever since I gave up reading the "NANCY DREW" novels at the age of thirteen, I have been a fan of those written by Agatha Christie. And that is a hell of a long time. In fact, my fandom toward Christie's novels have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Below is an article about the Polish dish known as Bigos: BIGOS When one mentions hunter's stew, dishes such as Burgoo, or Bruinswick Stew usually comes to mind. But there is one hunter's stew that dates back even further. I am referring to Bigos, which is a dish that originated... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"HAIL, CAESAR!" (2016) Review When I first that Joel and Ethan Coen was about to release a new film, I rejoiced. When I learned that this new movie - called "HAIL, CAESAR!" - would be set in old Hollywood, my joy increased. Then I discovered that this new film would... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Below is a list of my five favorite episodes from Season One of AMC" "TURN: WASHINGTON'S SPIES". Created by Craig Silverstein, the series stars Jamie Bell: FIVE FAVORITE EPISODES OF "TURN: WASHINGTON'S SPIES" SEASON ONE (2014) 1. (1.08) "Challenge" - Against the wishes of Abraham "Abe" Woodhull, one of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"CINDERELLA MAN" (2005) Review When I had first learned about Ron Howard’s biopic about boxing champion James J. Braddock, I was very reluctant to see the film. In fact, I did not even bother to go see it. Instead, I merely dismissed "CINDERELLA MAN" as a ‘"SEABISCUIT" in the boxing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Below is my current list of favorite movies set in the 1870s: TOP TEN FAVORITE MOVIES SET IN THE 1870s 1. "The Age of Innocence" (1993) - Martin Scorcese directed this exquisite adaptation of Edith Wharton's award winning 1920 novel about a love triangle within New York's high society during... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"STAR WARS: EPISODE VII - THE FORCE AWAKENS" (2015) Review During the fall of 2012, the media and many film fans were stunned by news of filmmaker George Lucas' sale of his production company, Lucasfilm, to the Walt Disney Company. I was flabbergasted. However, this sale led to Disney's plans... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"RIVER LADY" (1948) Review While perusing the Internet on the career of actress Yvonne De Carlo, I noticed that she made a handful of conventional costume pictures for Universal Pictures, after she had signed a long-term contract with them in 1946. One of those films was the 1948 movie, "RIVER... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS" (1974) Review Whenever the topic of Agatha Christie novels pop up, many critics and fans seem to rate her 1934 novel, "Murder on the Orient Express" as among her best work. This stellar opinion seemed to have extended to the 1974 movie adaptation. After all,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Last year, the WGN Network began airing a new series about a group of Georgia slaves who plan and conduct a daring 600 miles escape to freedom in the Northern states called "UNDERGROUND". However, it is not the first television production about American slaves making a bid for freedom. Below... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"THE FLAME TREES OF THIKA" (1981) Review Some might find this hard to believe, but I used to be an avid viewer of PBS's "MASTERPIECE THEATER" years ago. Even when I was a child. That is right. Even as a child, I was hooked on period dramas set in Great... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"STAR TREK VOYAGER RETROSPECTIVE": (3.24) "Displaced" I might as well be honest. I wish I could be objective about the ”STAR TREK VOYAGER” Season Three episode, ”Displaced”. But I cannot. My feelings for this episode are too strong. Let me explain. Lisa Klink wrote the teleplay for this episode about... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"THE ILLUSIONIST" (2006) Review Neil Burger wrote and directed this loose adaptation of Steven Millhauser's story called "Eisenheim the Illusionist". This story about a magician in turn-of-the-century Vienna starred Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti and Rufus Sewell. The movie’s plot focused upon the romance that had first formed between... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Below is an article about the French dessert known as Floating Island: FLOATING ISLAND Many people might find this odd, but the first time I ever heard about the French dessert, Floating Island, was in the 1994 comedy called "MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY". I have not thought about it for a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"PERIL AT END HOUSE" (1990) Review I just realized something. I have never read Agatha Christie's 1932 novel, "Peril at End House". I find this ironic, considering that I have seen the 1990 television movie adaptation of this novel at least three or four times. One of these days, I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL" (2003) Review Thirteen-and-a-half years ago, ”PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL” had burst upon the movie screens and to the surprise of many, became a major hit. Even more surprising, the movie ended up spawning a wildly successful... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Below are my top ten favorite episodes from HBO's "BOARDWALK EMPIRE" (2010-2014). Created by Terence Winter, the series starred Steve Buscemi: TOP TEN FAVORITE EPISODES OF "BOARDWALK EMPIRE" (2010-2014) 1. (2.11) "Under God's Power She Flourishes" - Following his wife Angela's death, Jimmy Darmody recalls his school days at Princeton... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Being a history buff . . . and a fan of the television adaptation of John Jakes' "North and South" Trilogy, I had decided to list below, some of the historical inaccuracies that I had discovered in the television miniseries: “NORTH AND SOUTH" TRILOGY - INACCURACIES 1. George and Orry's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL" (2008) Review As much as I enjoyed the last installment of the INDIANA JONES saga - 2008's "KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL", I had found myself perplexed by it. There was something about its tone that did not strike a similar... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog