The movie of Mr. Malcolm’s List follows generally all the same plot points as the book, except for removing some of the more outrageous scenes and trimming down the ending. But here is the major difference: the movie tries to be an actual romance and not a spoof….
REVIEW of Bridgerton (Netflix, 2020) and TOP TEN THINGS I learned from Bridgerton
TOP TEN THINGS I LEARNED FROM BRIDGERTON:
* If you are a young lady, and anyone anywhere says anything about you, you will be ruined forever!
* Men can do whatever they want. And women can’t. And life is unfair.
* Rolling up your sleeves is a breathtakingly alluring activity….
REVIEW of The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix, 2020)
The Queen’s Gambit tells the story of orphaned Beth Harmon, sent to live at the ultra-religious Methuen home for girls after the death of her mother in the 1950s. At the age of nine, she learns to play chess from the janitor, Mr. Shaibel, and immediately finds that she has an extraordinary talent for it. Chess becomes her escape, her purpose, and her raison d’être….
REVIEW of Emma (Focus Features, 2020)
Before the world was quarantined with COVID-19, I did something I have never done before. I went to the movie … More
REVIEW of Emma (BBC Film, 2009)
Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content to live in Highbury, managing the house for her hypochondriacal father. As the foremost lady … More
REVIEW of Outlaw King (Netflix Film)
The Scottish rebellion has failed. William Wallace is in hiding, and Robert the Bruce watches in helpless acquiescence as his … More
REVIEW of Watership Down (Netflix TV Show)
Hazel’s little brother Fiver has had a vision–their rabbit warren at Sandleford is about to be destroyed and the rabbits … More
REVIEW of Ekaterina: The Rise of Catherine the Great (TV Series)
What did it take for a woman to rule the ruthless world of Russia in the eighteenth century? In Ekaterina, … More
REVIEW of Bleak House, by Charles Dickens (DVD)
My favorite part about being home schooled was all the time I had to read. I was an avid reader … More