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Showing posts with label Movies Music and Books. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Movies Music and Books. Show all posts

18 October 2017

2,500 Movies Challenge | Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) (Reblog)

I love old movies. On the hunt for a recommendation and came across this movie review of "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" (1982) starring Steve Martin (of "Saturday Night Live" fame). This blog is published by "Dave" and he plans to review a total of 2500 movies. This reblogged movie review is Number 1060. It was posted in 2010. As of June 2014, he was still posting! So much for setting yourself an achievable goal.


2,500 Movies Challenge:
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid


FYI. Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid is available as an Amazon Instant Video.



Sunday, June 11, 2017
#2,367. A Night to Remember (1958)
Almost there!






Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017
#2,442. Fear, Inc. (2016)
Almost there!










13 October 2017

JACK AND DIANE: Saturday night movie pick? Watch at your own risk.

OK. OK! I get it! It's an awful movie. I'm convinced. Not gonna watch it. Not into horror movies anyway. Growing up, every Saturday AFTER 11 o' clock was the night to watch creepy scary horror movies. It wasn't a rule of my parents. It was a television programming decision made by our local stations that we all abided by. These days, occasionally, like if it's the Halloween season, a horror flick will be on my watch list. If a thorough critique and review of a horror film is needed, this is was my GO TO blog, "Written in Blood". Everything you need to know about horror films and some stuff you didn't even know you needed to know! Glad to have this blog to help me decide whether my time will be wasted or not. :)  Saturday night movie pick?  Watch at your own risk.

The blog publisher's review of this film was sort of like my review of NOAH (2014).  That movie was awful!  So bad you feel compelled to warn viewers in advance.

* * Apologies.  The blog owners decided to unpublish his blog.  Movie is available on Amazon Video, if interested.


Saving grace for the viewer?  Hmmm? On the plus side, neither movie was bad enough to ruin the joy of munching on a bowl or a box of buttered popcorn



JACK AND DIANE 


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12 October 2017

Where to Find Free Music for Halloween

Looking for something you can use as a background music (in addition to Michael Jackson's Thriller) that will create the spooky scary horror-full mood of the Halloween holiday?


Royalty Free Horror Soundtracks for Download (dailytwocents.com)



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09 October 2017

Halloween Movie : MANIAC COP (1988) ~ What's on Your Watch List?

Definitely out of the loop on this one. There's a Maniac Cop one, two and three, and I have yet to watch the first one!  It's a "late '80s urban horror/action" film and for me, the idea of a crazy cop is for real scary!  It's not at the top of my watch list.  But it is on my list.

Do you have a watch list of movies for Halloween?




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03 October 2017

Gift Shopping? Shop for Gifts in My Gold Mine

If you enjoy online shopping, this site might be of interest to you.  The site is Webnuggetz.com. The site owners describe their site as a place where you can find “gold”. This is a statement from their “About” tab:
“Nuggetz are tidbits of gold you find on the internet.”
The members or web page publishers are mainly of home-based business sellers who have their own stores on Zazzle, Etsy, eBay, etc. and affiliate advertisers or marketers like me.  Feel free to visit my Nuggetz. I have been an active member since 2014 and have published 50+ web pages.  Below is a sampling of some of my suggested gift ideas and a link for you to subscribe to my web page updates. Hope you like what you see in “my gold mine”. :)


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All I Got For Christmas Was a Lousy Christmas Stocking! :(
Kits to make your own Christmas stockings. Isn’t that fabulous idea? 
The product manufacturer contributes to various organizations such as the American Cancer Society, the Gwinnett County Women’s Shelter, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and the United Way.

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  • Gretta Curran Browne believes she was touched by angel.  She was raised in an orphanage and one of her caretakers, a nun, was certainly her guardian angel.  She gives her credit for becoming a writer because the sister taught here the art of telling a story.  She started her career writing short stories.   Dark Days, Dark Nights : Intro to the Writings of Gretta Curran Browne

  • Don't know many people who don't enjoy the writings of Charles Dickens.  But these two books are murder mysteries that are quick reads which follow the Dickens tradition.  In other words, if you like Dickens you can't help but like these books!   Dickens Junction Mystery Series

  • Gourmet food gifts are on my wishlist every year.  No matter what the event:  birthday, Christmas, Mother's Day.  Give me a food gift to make me happy.  Especially gourmet cheese.  Gourmet Food Gifts : Specialty Cheeses

  • In my house there need not be a season to be a reason to drink tea.  But according to a designated "tea aficionado", he seems to think that one should drink their tea according to the season of the year.   Hmmm?  He might be on to something!   Is a Season Your Reason to Drink Tea?


29 September 2017

A Quick Review of an Ottoman Detective TV Series

I always enjoy a good mystery TV series. Started watching one on Netflix that is set in 19th century Istanbul. I was happy to find this series because I am curious about Istanbul and I enjoy going back in time to view a recreation of life in previous centuries before we had cars and cell phones. I really like historical period series.

I must say this series makes it plain for you to see.

~ The good guys are really good. Noble and kindhearted. Fiercely dedicated to the pursuit of justice.

~ The bad guys and ladies (there is no discrimination or gender inequality) are extremely bad.

* * * NOTE: Content first appeared under the title: "Humor: Do Evil People Ever Stop Thinking?" at ForumCoin.  If you watch this series, you'll get why I ask the question: “Do Evil People Ever Stop Thinking?” * * *

Let's say the series paints a “true picture”. If so, to be a law enforcement officer in 19th century Istanbul, you never get any rest! Not only do you have to deal with the local scumbags, but you have to wrestle with the criminals from halfway around the world that bring their crime to your city. Oh my! The English, the French, the Russians, the Americans, the Germans, the Catholics! These people scheme and connive to do everything from murder and robbery to starting wars!

You know how a Shakespeare tragedy can't be tragic if there aren't dead bodies lying all over the place? Well! There was one episode where there are so many dead bodies and the crimes happened in such a short period of time, the police detective said: “Oy! It's raining corpses today in Istanbul!”

Yeah. It was that many dead people! More than in a Shakespeare tragedy!!

I'm like: Do evil people ever stop thinking? Do they ever just stop being cruel and ruthless, and just smell the roses? :)

The TV series I'm discussing if you're interested is "Filinta" or "Filinta Mustafa", the "first Ottoman crime show of television history". I immediately associated this guy with Sherlock Holmes and wouldn't you know it? Others have described him as “the Turkish Sherlock”.




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26 September 2017

Bollywood Movie Review: Karam (2005)

It never fails, no matter what online social blogging or writing community I join, the discussion always gets around to “favorites”. Favorite song. Favorite movie. Favorite book. And then, of course, the “faves” can vary. Favorite song from a movie. Favorite book adapted to film. Favorite soundtrack to a movie. On and on and on.

My husband introduced me to foreign films and in particular, to Bollywood films. If you watch Hindi movies you know that there are literally thousands (possibly even millions) of them with all kinds of wonderful music and songs. There is this one movie which stars Bollywood beauty Priyanka Chopra and Bollywood hunk John Abraham, where she sings the most beautiful haunting melody. Heard that song the first time and it hooked me! Instant favorite!! To me it was the best vocal performance ever by Ms. Chopra.





That's it. That's my review. This movie is a love story. It is intense! The bad guys are really bad. When the bad guys confront each other, you're happy you're not stuck in the middle. Your heart bleeds for every innocent victim that has the misfortune to cross paths with them. So when a bad guy is married to a good girl … ______. If I fill out the blank, it'll spoil the movie for those who may not have seen it. Even if you don't have time to watch the film, at least take a few minutes to listen to Ms. Chopra's performance of a song that is definitely on my favorites list.

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The 2005 film is “Karam”. The song is “Tinka Tinka”.


"Karam" (2005) with English subtitles


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Tinka Tinka (Video Song) | Karam | Priyanka Chopra


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Image credits: John Abraham and Priyanka Chopra

22 September 2017

Are Secret Societies a Threat?

Did you hear?  Beyoncé and Jay-Z are members of the lluminati.

Uh huh. And this strikes fear in me because … ???  ... WHY?

Well at least now I get Ray Romano’s joke about the most powerful couple in America. :)  But Jay-Z and his lovely wife, Beyoncé (who should star in her own TV show as Wonder Woman or some other "Super Woman type". - You heard it here! I’m trying to get this idea circulating!) are probably laughing way harder than everybody else.

Read an article about so-called secret societies – Freemasons, Rosicrucian Order, Illuminati, etc.

Top 5 Secret Societies |Wizzley.com

This provides a wealth of material if anyone wants something to write about it. But to take these groups seriously? WHY?







  • Are they dangerous??


  • Because they have a secret??


  • Because they are secretive??


  • Because they might have also have a lot of money and possibly some influence on persons in high places and can change the course of the world??!!!! And you have no control over it?? 

Gimme a break! Who doesn’t have a secret?? 

Rich or poor. Between dreaming and having your own secrets, can’t nobody control you!! **** Hmmm … this is kind of an afterthought but … UM … Such type organizations could be a threat to the members. Everything being so hush hush - if a crime were committed, where would they go for justice? Maybe the Cosa Nostra probably holds court on the weekends. (O.o)



The Illuminati in Hollywood: Celebrities, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies in Pop Culture and the Entertainment Industry


(This is my original content which was previously published at one of my other blogs which was discontinued.)





18 September 2017

World Cuisine : Indian Food : Hot n Spicy Samosas

Hot spicy and crispy samosas are a delicious fun food to prepare and eat any time;  oven-baked or deep-fried.  The only difficulty you'll face is how to restrain yourself from eating too many.  They are hard to resist.  :)

How to make irresistible hot n spicy samosas



How many samosas can you wolf down!?

Image below: Scene from the movie Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

Stars:  Actors: Shahrukh Khan, Anushka Sharma

A delightful romantic comedy.  Enjoyable to watch

but you may find yourself craving samosas. 

 




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Book Suggestions: Mystery , History or Ghost Story?

Peter Ackroyd is a writer, in more ways than one: biographer, historian, poet, novelist. People like to describe him as eccentricMr. Ackroyd is a bit of a recluse, likes to drink, and still writes longhand. Some people consider that type of behavior somewhat peculiar. But he is without a doubt a prolific writer and has written so many books you may not know where to begin.




Suggest you start with The Trial of Elizabeth Cree; it’s a murder mystery set in 1880 Victorian London.


Or … you could try to tackle his voluminous works of the History of England or his retelling of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.


If you like horror or spooky stories or you want to get into the spirit of the Halloween season, maybe his collection of English ghost stories might be fun!



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