So I’m busy watching Roman Holiday right now, which, if you didn’t know, is currently in the works as a Broadway musical. Brief Encounter, Sunset Boulevard, and many other Hollywood classics have found their way onto the Broadway stage. So it got me thinking. What old Hollywood films would I like to see as Broadway musicals? Here are just a few…Read More →

Have I talked about Moulin Rouge on here before? Maybe? Probably. So I’m sorry if you’re sick of it, but it’s my very favorite movie. It has been for 17 years. Here are just a few reasons that I love it… The music. As a 12 year old, a lot of these songs were new to me. As an adult, they are songs that I recognize are some of the greatest ever written. I could listen to the soundtrack over and over again and not get sick of it. The actors. What a phenomenal cast. From the leads (how dreamy was Ewan McGregor?) to theRead More →

Hello fellow bloggers! After an unexpectedly long summer hiatus, I am back! And better than ever. Even dealing with a heat wave and no AC. I’ll be back with real blogs next week, so what topics would you like to see? And how was your summer?Read More →

Do you ever envision Hollywood’s top movies as musicals? And then picture your favorite Broadway actors and actresses in the lead roles?  No? Just me? Well, okay then. It’s a fun, sometimes infuriating habit I have. This year, I thought I’d share who I would cast in the inevitable Broadway musicals of the winning movies. So without further ado, the winning Oscar performances, cast for Broadway musicals.Read More →

  I really like Halloween.  When I was a kid, I didn’t like candy, but I loved getting dressed up and trick-or-treating.  I love the costumes and the details.  However, I am not a fan of Halloween movies.  Everyone I know has one (or in the case of my brother, tons) of Halloween movies that they can watch again and again.  With the exception of Young Frankenstein, I’ve never really had a Halloween movie.  So today I am writing about alternative Halloween movies.  Movies that showcase some kind of change, but without the Halloween aspect.Read More →

I’ve been doing a lot of research lately on the story of Lancelot and Guinevere for my current WIP (no, it’s not a telling of their story… but my main protagonists are movie stars who met in a film about them), and it got me thinking about love stories. I’ve been reading and watching a lot of them lately, for inspiration, and it makes me realize that I REALLY like love stories (I am a romance writer, after all), so here it is. The first in my many part series: My favorite fictional love stories.Read More →

Here’s a break from your regularly scheduled blogging for you… I don’t check into this site as much as I should, but with summer break on the horizon, I want to turn that around. So what blogs should I follow?  What blogs should I read?  I love books, teaching, writing, pop culture, movies, Broadway, adulthood struggles… You name it. Tell me what to check out.  Comment here.  Promote yourselves if you want to.  Why should I check out your blog?  I want to!  Here’s me breaking out of my shell.Read More →

I love historical movies.  Good or bad.  If there’s a period costume, I’m there. Unfortunately, I was a history major in college.  Which makes me a history buff.  Which makes me pick apart those movies I love. For example, I am currently watching The Other Boleyn Girl for the first time since I read the book.  And it’s not a faithful adaptation of the book (nor was the book entirely faithful to real life events), but the thing that drives me the most crazy?  Not the bad accents or the cheesiness.  No.  WHY ISN’T HENRY’S HAIR RED? Yes, that is what is bothering me. It’sRead More →