Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodnight, But Not Goodbye

"Goodbye" is probably my least favorite word in the English language.  Although I must accept that everything does reach its eventual end, I don't always respect it.  When "Another World" ended in 1999, I wrote really derivative fan fiction about what happened to the characters a year later.  David Tennant's announcement that he was leaving … Continue reading Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodnight, But Not Goodbye

Review: “Beauty and the Beast” (2017)

Producer Don Hahn always called Beauty and the Beast the last of the red-hot fairy tales. When the Walt Disney Company finally released their version of the animated tale, forty-five years after Jean Cocteau's 1946 fantasy film, other versions had previously been released to varying degrees of success. A 1962 B-movie by United Artists turned … Continue reading Review: “Beauty and the Beast” (2017)

“A Lovely Night” in”La La Land” (2016): When Fred and Ginger (and Cyd (and Gene)) Met Ryan and Emma

The first film I watched in 2017 was, arguably, the best film of 2016: La La Land, a delightful modern musical that liberally borrows from plenty of classic films in order to lead viewers into (justifiably) believing that it, too, is as good as its predecessors.  They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, after … Continue reading “A Lovely Night” in”La La Land” (2016): When Fred and Ginger (and Cyd (and Gene)) Met Ryan and Emma