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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 2 days ago 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 4 days ago 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
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"JOHN ADAMS" (2008) Review In a nutshell . . . "JOHN ADAMS" is an adaption of David McCullough’s bestselling, Pulitzer-Prize winning biography on the country’s second president, John Adams. Instead of beginning the story during Adams’ childhood or early adulthood, the miniseries began in the late winter/early spring of 1770,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"AGENT CARTER": FANS AND ROMANCE When "AGENT CARTER" first aired last year, some fans were speculating on who would become Peggy Carter’s future husband. After all, 2014′s "CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER" revealed that by 1953, she was married and had kids. Fans were wondering on whether Daniel Sousa or... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"MANGAL PANDEY: THE RISING" (2005) Review I have read several novels about the historic event known as the Sepoy Rebellion of 1857-1858 (aka The Indian Mutiny, or aka the First War of Indian Independence). And the main characters in each novel have been British. I have not seen one movie... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"INFAMOUS" (2006) Review I have heard a lot about the two movie biographies based upon Truman Capote’s experiences while working on his famous non-fiction novel, “In Cold Blood” – “CAPOTE” (2005) and “INFAMOUS” (2006). I have watched them both, but have decided to discuss the second one . . .... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2016 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"POLDARK" SERIES ONE (1975): EPISODES ONE TO FOUR A few years ago, I had tried a stab at the first episode of the 1975-1977 series, "POLDARK", which starred Robin Ellis. After viewing ten minutes of theatrical acting and dated photography in Episode One on You Tube, I gave up. Last... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2016 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
I don't think that "Batman v. Superman" was the best comic book hero movie. It has certainly become one of my favorites. I think I would rank it number four on my list. Not all of the Marvel films were light-hearted. I've noticed that the Captain America movies tend to end on a dour or bittersweet note. It's a pity that this didn't save the third Captain America movie for me.