Pinocchio, Show Me Your Strings!

  When I began my research for this post, I managed to dig out my worn copy of Turning Points in Film History by Andrew J. Rausch (a book I recommend, but one that was out of print and difficult to acquire when I purchased it for a college course … Continue Reading →


THE DOCTOR STRANGE TRAILER IS HERE.

And it’s beautiful. Three cheers for Tilda Swinton and Benedict Cumberbatch! And was that an American accent I heard? There has been some question as to whether they would make Strange American or English–perhaps both, as Doctor Strange will undoubtedly do whatever the heck he wants. Just in case we need to brush … Continue Reading →


New Year, New Experiences: The Stages of Grief

The ships have come to carry you home. So far, 2016 really sucks. I’m calling it Twenty Sux-teen. Such an onslaught of loss is new to me. We have all experienced tragedy, whether global or personal, but, most of the time, that tragedy is all at once. The loss of a … Continue Reading →


Big Scares in Small Packages: PLAYING WITH THE DEVIL

Okay, LadyNerders, we’ve made it to the final Monday in October. All Hallow’s Eve grows nigh, and the spoops are getting spoopier. If you’ve missed the other entries in this series, you can find them here, here, and here. WARNING: MIGHT MAKE YOU NEVER SLEEP IN THE SAME ROOM AS … Continue Reading →


The Most Terrifying Characters in Film

I grew up watching horror films. A close family member of mine is a fan of the genre, and we grew up watching everything from Salem’s Lot to Dead Alive (I still can’t keep my food down with that second one). I loved best the films that left a lot to the imagination instead … Continue Reading →