#TBT: Molly Ringwald Is 50

Fans of director John Hughes' iconic 1980s films may be startled to realize that actress Molly Ringwald is blowing out 50 candles on February 18!  Ringwald shot to fame as the star of Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink. To some, she remains an adorable redhead navigating the perils of teen angst in…
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Happy Birthday, Jane Fonda

With her 80th birthday coming up on December 21, and with her acting career as busy as ever, I'm paying my respects to Jane Fonda, wishing her a happy birthday, sharing an overview of some of her career highlights, and recommending some of my favorite Fonda films along the way. Let's start with Barefoot in the…
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Boxing Movies for Boxing Day

The day after Christmas, known as Boxing Day, does not refer to disappointed kids fueled by candy canes and sugar cookies wanting to slug it out! It was the day when many British service workers received their “Christmas Boxes” of gifts or gratuities and were allowed the day off to visit friends and family. But the…
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Justice League for Comic Newbies

Excitement and anticipation for the new Justice League film is surely circling right about now. The epic film, released November 17, 2017, likely evokes interest and enthusiasm for lovers of the comic book movie genre, and for others who aren’t familiar with the storylines, a standing curiosity.  The Justice League is a superhero team in…
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#TBT: Happy 75th, Casablanca

In November 1942, Casablanca was released in New York City. For this Throwback Thursday, let's look at what is, arguably, one of the most beloved films of all time and which remains influential.  Oscar darling La La Land subtly and overtly references many classic Hollywood movies and musicals including Casablanca, such as Mia's fascination with Ingrid Bergman. The…
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