I recently came across The Darling Buds of May airing again on television. And while I wasn’t born when the show was originally on, I remember as a kid upon seeing it developing a crush on a young Catherine Zeta-Jones. I mean just look at her;
And this got me thinking about movie and television crushes we have over the years. So who for you is a crush from movie or television? It can be a recent crush or one from years ago.
More of mine include;
- The four Charmed Ones in Charmed
- Buffy Summers
- Jennifer Garner
- Jennifer Lopez
- Gemma Atkinson
I’ve spoken in the past of my love and support of women directors. So I thought for February, my blog should review mostly movies directed by females. I’m very much looking forward to doing this and reviewing some excellent movies, plus highlighting the sheer talent and work ethic of female directors.
Some of the films I’ll be checking out are;
- The Hitch-Hiker ( Ida Lupino)
- Viceroy’s House ( Gurinder Chadha)
- Belle ( Amma Asante)
- Blue Steel( Kathryn Bigelow)
- Our Kind of Traitor ( Susanna White)
- In the Cut( Jane Campion)
As anyone who reads my blog regularly knows, I’m a big champion of women. Especially when it comes to movies; I really like bringing to attention movies directed by ladies. There are so many fine movies directed by women to speak of that I decided to glean the thoughts of everyone else. So which movies directed by women are your favourites? I’m very much looking forward to your responses.
Ed Harris; that charismatic and ever so versatile character actor who has a knack for popping up in so many movies. I can honestly say I can’t think of a bad performance from him, that’s how reliable he is. I admire the guy a hell of a lot for his talent and ability. So which of his many performances really stands out to you?
After the fine response to my last royalty post, I thought it good to feature another one. Historical drama can sometimes feel too formal, which is why I’m sure things are often sexed up. And sometimes it is in keeping with various scandals of history involving royalty, which is even more fun. So which depictions of real life monarchy where the sexiest for you on television of in film. I have a feeling The Tudors is going to get a deserved mention.
And on a related note and after discussion with the fabulous Gill, I think that I should host a blogathon on celluloid versions of monarchy. Royalty in movie and television should make for fine posts. At the moment, I’m busy but in the nearby future, I promise to do a blogathon.
Anyone who knows me well, will be aware of my passion for history. It presents such interesting subjects and is amazing to read how times have changed over centuries. The monarchs of old always got my interest for their power and majesty, which has been presented many times on television or film. So which depiction of famous monarchy is your favourite? There’s a good many to take cues from and I may just discover some I wasn’t aware of yet. Below is a video with some suggestions.
After recently coming across a most excellent post by Suzanne on the Carry On movies and with a recent gift to me being the box set of the beloved comedy series, it seemed only right to begin a feature on here for it. Even if you’ve never seen a Carry On movie, you’ll know of the bawdy franchise of British comedies that contain copious naughtiness and a stalwart cast. I must admit that I’ve only seen two of them, which is pretty shameful. That’s why I’m taking it upon myself to watch and review the long running movie series for your reading pleasure. So keep your eyes out for Carry On reviews. And while I’m discussing them, what are some of your favourite Carry On movies?
Over the years, I’ve seen that a lot of bloggers make it their mission to see films that are ones everyone should have seen. I am no exception to this and will be doing just that. I mean we all have those movies that we should have seen but haven’t for whatever reason. Below is a list of films of that sort that I plan to watch and review to continue my learning as a student of cinema.