I hesitate to call "A Christmas Puppy" a Mary Crawford film since technically the directorial credit is listed as David DeCoteau. Of course, David DeCoteau is Mary Crawford's real name, so it's all just semantics, really. Anytime Decoteau applies the Mary Crawford name to a film though, it tends to be pseudo-family oriented, while those directed … Continue reading A Christmas Puppy
"ALL THEY NEEDED WAS A MIRACLE... 16-year old Juliet lives on a ranch with her stepmother and two irritating stepbrothers. Since her father died the ranch has been struggling financially. In desperation, her mother is forced to entertain an offer from a businessman to pull their family out of debt. But one incredible secret just … Continue reading A Pony Tale
Using the tagline, "Picture of the generation" is a pretty lofty statement, but Cavalcade seemed to think it was accurate when it was plastered all across its promotional posters. To be fair, it's a good marketing technique. Who wouldn't want to watch a movie heralded as the defining picture of a whole generation?? Unfortunately, Cavalcade never even comes close … Continue reading Cavalcade (1933)
"Sometimes it takes a little help from a special cat to get people on course. In this case Duffy sets about to help two families enjoy each others' gifts..." -"A Talking Cat!?!" DVD box description Because the immaculate movie "A Halloween Puppy" left you desperate for more, I'm back with my second Mary Crawford film review, … Continue reading A Talking Cat!?!
Happy Saturday all! This isn't a regular review post, but just a quick update to let you know that I've officially launched a Facebook page for "Hippo Planet" where I'll be posting future updates and links to blog posts. Between that and my Twitter feed (where I post way too many stream-of-consciousness thoughts on comics … Continue reading Quick Update!
"Horror movie buff Adam Wilder's favorite holiday is Halloween, but this year promises to be different from usual when his best friend Molly (who'd like to be something more than that) accidentally turns his mom Linda's boyfriend Ted into a puppy when she attempts to cast a spell..." -"A Halloween Puppy" DVD description When I … Continue reading A Halloween Puppy
I've been thoroughly enjoying my journey through the Academy Award Best Picture Winners, but I find myself wanting to branch out a bit as well. The Oscar winners are considered classically "good" films, and while it's great to finally be able to say I've seen these movies, I want a bit of variety in life. I personally … Continue reading Coming Soon: The Mary Crawford Film Reviews
Let me just start this post by stating how happy I was to find that the next film on the list took place in the modern day (or at least, the modern day at the time of its release). The movies kept going farther and farther back in time that I half-expected the next one … Continue reading Grand Hotel (1932)
Apparently in the early years of the Oscars, the only films worthy of winning the "Best Picture" award were historical dramas. Two of the first three "Best Picture" winners were set in World War I. With Cimarron, the fourth winner of that coveted trophy, we head even further back in time, to 1889 and the settling … Continue reading Cimarron (1931)
Have you heard about DC's in-brand, DC Superhero Girls? Chances are you've come across them in one form or another. They have comics, an extensive toy collection, games, even a YouTube series. It's a line DC launched in 2015 as a means of reaching out to younger girls, ages 5-12 - a focus group long … Continue reading DC Superhero Girls – Exactly What DC Needs