Lost and Found: This Girl for Hire

I don’t know what the future of streaming media looks like, but I do know that we’re living in the golden age of choice when it comes to old movies and television. I’m always going to be a proponent of physical media (my bursting, buckling media shelves can attest to this), but sometimes you either … Continue reading Lost and Found: This Girl for Hire

A Sampling of Movies with Big Anniversaries This Year

As always, a new year brings with it new, milestone anniversaries. For instance, 2023 is the twentieth anniversary of Lost in Translation (2003), the thirtieth anniversary of Dazed and Confused (1993), and the fortieth anniversary of Scarface (1983). It’s also the twenty-fifth anniversary of The Last Days of Disco (1998), the thirty-fifth anniversary of two … Continue reading A Sampling of Movies with Big Anniversaries This Year

Calendar Girl: Julie London for January

In a career spanning more than forty years, Julie London (September 26, 1926 – October 18, 2000) was an American singer and actress. Members of my generation may remember her best as nurse Dixie McCall in the popular 1970s television drama Emergency! London was in her late 40s when she took on the role and, … Continue reading Calendar Girl: Julie London for January

Happy New Year

Susie Diamond: So, make any resolutions? Jack Baker: No, you? Susie: Nah, I figure all that stuff's a bunch of crap, anyway. You do what you do, right? Just as Christmas Eve stirred memories of Susie Diamond (Michelle Pfeiffer) and The Fabulous Baker Boys, so does New Year’s Eve. That’s because the film’s most famous … Continue reading Happy New Year

From the Vault: New Year’s Eve

This post originally appeared five years ago at my old site. I’ve revised and expanded it here in honor of another New Year’s Eve fast approaching. Every year when New Year’s Eve rolls around again, I can't seem to stop thinking about the end credits scene from Garry Marshall’s sweet ensemble rom-com, New Year's Eve … Continue reading From the Vault: New Year’s Eve