Our new Star of the Week is Spencer Tracy! To start off, let's post reviews that connect him to our previous star, two of my favorite of his movies: Father of the Bride and Father's Little Dividend. Also posted is a review and video clip from Adam's Rib. Enjoy, and come back to his page every day for new reviews!
What does the fall represent, besides beautiful scenery, the start of the holiday season, and the time to exchange sweaters for tank tops? School! See, back in the old days, kids started school in September, not the second week of August. For that reason, I always find it fun to read books set in high school in September. Here are three fun ones I enjoyed at the start of the season:
The Truth About Alice – a cautionary tale
Pretending to be Erica – a thriller about finding yourself
Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn’t Have) – fun, funny fluff
Steve Martin's week has come to a close, and all 36 reviews are now posted to his page, as well as two of his novels. What a fun time we've had here at The Rag this year. Foreign movies, comedies, and now back to the classics. Did you know that Steve Martin was in 13 remakes? Next week's star played his original role in two of them.
Do you know who he is? Check back on Sunday to find out.
I’m always on the lookout during a movie’s opening credits to see what medium it was based off. When a novel was the original inspiration, sometimes I’m curious to pick it up to see the differences from page to screen. Check out my reviews of The Jane Austen Book Club, Dances with Wolves, and How to Make an American Quilt.
It seems like just yesterday that I posted Sweet Valley University book reviews. . . And it was! But since I’ve been sticking with this series for years now, I wanted to get you caught up. Today’s batch includes three of the summer editions and two thriller editions—perfect for recapping the summer and heading into fall. For me, the summer books weren’t that great, but the spooky ones were my favorites of all the thriller editions!
I haven’t shared a post of book reviews from the Sweet Valley University series in a while, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading them. Here are a few to keep you going as summer turns into fall, but be prepared for some tears. These three books are sad! Check the SVU series page for reviews of Elizabeth and Todd Forever, Elizabeth’s Heartbreak, and One Last Kiss.
Our new Star of the Week is Steve Martin! Let's start with reviews of the Cheaper by the Dozen movies, since the second one was set during Labor Day. Also posted to his page is a video clip from All of Me. Enjoy, and come back every day for new reviews!
Gérard Depardieu's week has come to a close, but you shouldn't be too sad, because he took up far longer than a week. All 53 of his reviews are now posted to his page, as well as the 2 book reviews.
Take off those reading glasses because the next star has never made a subtitled movie. Here's your clue:
Gérard Depardieu and next week's star are connected by their noses. . . They played the same classic role, only next week's star made his version in a modern setting. Do you know who he is? We're taking a little vacation here on The Rag, so check back next Wednesday to find out who the next star is.
A toast to our new Star of the Week, Gérard Depardieu! He's one of my favorite celebrity crushes, so I'm planning on reviewing over 50 of his movies. In other words, get ready for a lot of subtitles.
To start out, we've got reviews posted to his page for three of my favorites: Green Card, Last Holiday, and The Count of Monte Cristo, as well as a video clip from Cyrano de Bergerac. Enjoy, and come back every day for two new reviews!
Andie MacDowell's time has come to a close, and all 29 of her reviews are now posted to her page. Are you ready for your clue to help you guess next week's star? Here you go:
In one of my favorite movies of all time, Andie MacDowell acted alongside France’s most famous actor in his American debut.
I'm sure you know who it is. That was one of the easiest clues I've ever given you! But just to make sure you're right, come back on Thursday!
A toast to Andie MacDowell, the face of L'Oreal and our new Star of the Week! Now, you know I don't review television series on the Rag, but you've got to check out her three years on Cedar Cove, one of my favorites. I own the entire collection, and my mom and I watch a season every summer.
To start with, we've got a video clip and review posted to her page of Groundhog Day, as well as reviews for two of my favorites: Beauty Shop and The Muse! Enjoy!
What are you reading this summer? I’m enjoying my usual host of Sweet Valley University books, which I’m sure I’ll post about soon, but I’ve also been chewing up some great novels. These three aren’t beach reads, but they’re great to read out on a lounge chair or a hammock. Check out Absalom’s Daughters, Into White, and The Housemaid’s Daughter, three very varied African-American fiction books. One’s a period piece in the early 20th century, one’s a road trip in the 1960s, and one’s set in a high school. I liked all three!
Bruce Willis's week has come to an end, and all 45 reviews are now posted to his page. Are you ready for the next star? Here's your clue:
Next week's star can be found in a Bruce Willis comedy, and you can also find her in L'Oreal beauty advertisements, where's she's been modelling for thirty years.
Know who she is? Check back on Thursday to find out if you're right.
A toast to Bruce Willis, our new Star of the Week! To start things off, we've got reviews posted for three classics: Die Hard, The Sixth Sense, and Look Who's Talking. Plus, you can watch a video clip from Die Hard on his page, too. Enjoy! Now you know there's no tv on the Rag, but you've got to check out his 5 seasons of Moonlighting from the '80s!
Since I reviewed the novel Sense and Sensibility after Kate Winslet’s week, you probably saw it coming that I’d review the Harry Potter novels after Alan Rickman’s week. These are sentimental books for me, and for most other readers my age, since I grew up reading them. As an adult, picking them up for the first time would be a different experience, one I can’t really imagine. So as you read my reviews, keep in mind they were written with my very thick sentimental glasses on. Enjoy!
Alan Rickman's week has come to a close, and all 33 of his reviews are now posted to his page. Here's your clue for the next Star of the Week:
He's primarily known for his action movies, like the classic he made with Alan Rickman.
I bet you know who it is, huh? Check back on Friday to see if you're right!
A toast to Alan Rickman, our new Star of the Week! To start things off, we've got reviews of three famous villainous roles, Die Hard, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, as well as a video clip from Sense and Sensibility posted to his page. Come back every day for new reviews, and enjoy!
Kate Winslet's week has come to a close, and all 24 of her reviews have been posted to her page. Here's your clue for next week's star:
Although best known for playing villains, you can find next him in a Jane Austen classic alongside Kate Winslet.
Pretty easy, huh? You probably know who it is, so check back on Thursday to see if you're right!
Kate Winslet is our new Star of the Week! To kick things off, we've got a video clip posted to her page from The Holiday, as well as reviews for three of my favorites: Carnage, Labor Day, and The Holiday. Come back every day for new reviews, and enjoy!
Since I just finished reviewing one version of Mildred Pierce and will be reviewing the other in the next couple of days, I thought this would be a good time to review the original novel.
I rented a three-volume collection of James M. Cain stories from my college library. I had a long weekend, and just in case I finished one book, I wanted another ready for me so I wouldn’t have to take the bus back to school mid-Saturday. (My apartment didn’t have WiFi, as crazy as it sounds.) Before class on Monday, I’d read all three books and headed back to the library for a fresh batch of novels for the week. James M. Cain is hard to put down!
For steamy romance lovers who like a hint of murder in their stories, check out Double Indemnity and The Postman Always Rings Twice.
Too tired for all that excitement? Mildred Pierce is the one for you. If you identify with the Mama Rose character in the musical Gypsy, an overworked, sacrificing mother who gets nothing in return, you’ll love this one.
Joan Crawford's week has come to an end, and all 35 reviews are now posted to her page. Are you ready for your next clue?
Time to get back in that time machine, folks. Next week’s star took on Joan Crawford’s Oscar-winning role in a remake that won her a Golden Globe and an Emmy.
Do you know who she is? Check back on Monday to find out if you're right!
Joan Crawford is our new Star of the Week! To start things off, we've got a video clip and review posted to her page from Mildred Pierce, as well as a review for an earlier classic The Gorgeous Hussy. Enjoy, and come back every day for new reviews!
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