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#DVDChat Tearjerkers

I love to participate in DVD Netflix chats on Twitter. If you're on Twitter, search the hashtag #DVDChat. You'll find some fun questions and answers. I decided to take a few of those questions and expand on them a bit. A while back, they asked about ‘tearjerker films. ‘I both love and hate a good sad movie. Sometimes you need a good cry, and it feels great to watch an excellent film that will deliver that kind of emotional purge. However, I also hate falling into a great movie that is so sad it puts me down for the rest of the day/week. There are a few really great classic films that have knocked me on my rear. What's so upsetting is that I love them, and they're great movies, but I have them placed on a specific part of my shelf that is deemed 'DON'T TOUCH UNLESS YOU'RE DOWN TO EMOTIONALLY CUT YOURSELF TODAY.' Last year when A Star Is Born came out; I quickly went to see it. I mean, I drove an hour to a small town theater that held about 30 se

TCMFF 2019 - Day Two

I woke up a little worse for the wear on the first ‘official’ day of the Turner Classic Film Festival, but nothing could keep me from having a fantastic day. A night of sugary drinks while looking at the brilliant cast of Vanderpump Rules was precisely how I wanted to start my fourth trip to Los Angeles. We were more than ready to kick off the first official day of the Turner Classic Film Festival. Since the first year, I attended the festival, I've sat on the Red Carpet opening night to watch the celebrities. My friend Angela suggested I join her during my first year, and I loved it. Sitting at the end of the red carpet set up on Hollywood Boulevard is so exciting. Looking around and seeing the celebrities, Grauman's Chinese Theater and The Hollywood Roosevelt is surreal. I have been lucky enough to see Alec Baldwin, Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Ted Turner, and countless other celebrities. The most exciting part is waiting for them to make their way through the press and o

TCMFF 2019 - The time Jeff Goldblum blew kisses at us

Near the beginning of the year, Turner Classic Movies announced that they would have Jeff Goldblum on a panel for the showing of Nashville . I guess you could say I lost my mind. I have been a Jeff Goldblum faithful for years since I was a kid. I can honestly say that I loved him before it was cool. I bet I watched Independence Day one-hundred times after it came out on VHS. Waiting for that tape to rewind was absolute torture for a 12-year-old girl. I didn't care about anyone else in that movie except Goldblum; he was it for me. In the end, when he gets off the UFO after saving the world and his ex-wife runs up to him and jumps-SWOON. I thought that was the height of romance. Flash forward twenty-four years to 'Jeff Goldblum Day.' I knew that Saturday, April 13, 2019, would be one of the most incredible days of my life. I was right. I had spoken to my fellow Jeff Goldblum lover and all-around amazing lady, Diana, about waiting in line together. We both knew we

#FlatRaquelTCMFF

If you’re a TCMFF or Classic Film fan and you were on Twitter you may have seen this Hashtag floating around the during the film festival this past April.  Months before the Festival Raquel over at Out of the Past announced that she wouldn't be able to attend because she had the opportunity to cover some SXSW. We were all sad and tried to make light of the fact that we would miss seeing her always present face around the Roosevelt and Hollywood Boulevard this year.  I made the joke about making a #FlatRaquelTCMFF to bring to the Festival this year and kind of laughed it off but took the temperature of the room. You know those big heads you see at basketball games? The photo that has been enlarged and cut out to hold up during sporting events? I thought it would be fun to make one of Raquel and carry it around the Festival to take photos with and give her a TCMFF experience so she felt like she was kind of there and missed. It started as a joke, like "Wouldn't it be

TCMFF 2019-TCM Backlot visit to the Margaret Herrick Library

The 2019 Turner Classic Film Festival was held in Hollywood, April 11-14. This year, like each year prior, we landed and hit the ground running. As a member of TCM Backlot, I entered a contest to win a chance to take a private tour of the Margaret Herrick Library. The Library, located in Beverly Hills is an extensive collection of memorabilia including artwork, special collections, photographs, research materials, and so much more. After meeting up with some friends in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel lobby, I met with Angela (Hollywood Revue ) for our annual lunch at 25 Degrees. I invited Angela to be my guest on the tour of the Library, so after lunch, we headed for Beverly Hills. The Margaret Herrick Library is the main repository of materials of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Library contains a digital repository full of historical documents including those related to the Oscars award show. Created in 1928, soon after the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts

Classic Movie Tag

Tag!  I’m back, and I’m a few weeks behind-don’t tell anyone that this is the story of my life. I have been so excited to participate in Raquel’s #ClassicMovieTag since she announced it on her blog, Out Of The Past last month. I had planned to do a video, but I  have not been able to get myself together and get it done.  Now, on to the show!  Here are the ‘rules.’ Raquel had ten movie prompts and encouraged people to participate any way they would like whether it be by blog, YouTube, Twitter Thread, Facebook, Podcast, etc., just use the tag #ClassicMovieTag and give the girl credit! I mean she should enjoy the answers, right? Now for real on with the show!  1)    What’s one classic movie that you recommend to people over and over and over again? I am going to break the rules right out of the gate and give two movies. I really wish I would have done this on video so you could have seen me swoon and passionately plea with you too, (my hands are clasped t

TCMFF 2019, Day one in L.A.

This year's Turner Classic Film Festival got off to a different start than the previous four. It wasn't raining for the first time ever as we left the house at 2:30 a.m for the airport, ironically we had a much longer drive this time as recently floods had washed out bridges and roads on our usual route. We actually just made it to our gate as they started to line up to board. My luck with airports lately has been rough. The weather was beautiful this time around but windy for takeoff and landing. The landing was so rough that the pilot had the flight attendants sit down and not come around to gather trash and check to make sure seatbelts were buckled. It was the first time I've seen that happen on a flight during landing; however, I was on a flight in January that had attendants sit down during take-off and not come around for drink service until mid-flight because it was so turbulent due to high winds. What is going on with the winds, ya’ll? We landed in su