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June 25, 2019 at 6:16 pm #1202951812
Watching “The Moon-Spinners” (1964), a Disney movie I have never seen before that stars Hayley Mills and Peter McEnery (why didn’t he become a bigger star?). Eli Wallach plays a despicable evil villain expertly. Crete is lovingly photographed. The film is suspenseful and enjoyable. Hayley Mills a delight, as usual! (: It’s always fun when I see something I never have seen before that’s really good! (:June 25, 2019 at 9:53 am #1202951110
Of course Shiloh wins but I don’t get how his winning gets him anywhere if they have removed that part of the birth record? Someone mentioned that it would reveal that the birth record had been tampered with but I am uncertain as to how that would be the case? The irony, of course, is that it isn’t Shiloh’s baby at all! It’s Michael and Nelle’s baby! So the baby all this fuss is about is dead! It’s been an interesting ‘umbrella’ story in that so many characters have been involved and it gave a storyline for Lucas and Brad, who had been on the backburner for such a long time (I just don’t want them to break up permanently; a separation but then get back together please!) Parry Shen has been my favorite in this particular storyline.
Will Ava do a seance to get in touch with Kiki? I found it quite poignant when she pressed “Yes” to the RSVP for the dinner with Kiki.
I get the feeling we are in for a big drama on The Haunted Star with the party for Franco and Liz! (:
I would enjoy a friendship between Ava and Maxie, they have a nice chemistry in their recent scenes together.
Shiloh is so smirky, I want to wipe that smugness off of his face! (;
The show isn’t perfect but it has been quite compelling to watch lately!June 24, 2019 at 2:38 pm #1202950266
Zander and Ted’s scenes were interesting but I am wondering how Zander can get away with double-crossing insane Kristen?
Sami and Kate are both growing suspicious of “Nicole” – Sami getting a hold of the mask was hilarious! (;
I still just plain don’t like Sarah at all and don’t care about her or her storyline ):
Trying to remember what else happened on today’s episode…June 23, 2019 at 2:09 pm #1202948877
On Noir Alley today they showed “Shadow on the Wall” (1950) – a rare MGM noir movie that stars Ann Sothern, Zachary Scott, the wonderful child actress Gigi Perreau and Nancy Davis (Reagan). I have never heard of the director, Patrick Jackson, but he does a really remarkable job keeping the suspense up. Kristine Miller was also really good as the murder victim step-mother of the child. Quite well photographed, written, directed and acted. Edward Muller, the host, mentioned that critics at the time had a hard time accepting Ann Sothern in such a different dramatic role as she was best known for playing Maisie in a series of films. So glad Noir Alley exists and that they show lesser known yet great noir films! (:June 23, 2019 at 12:09 pm #1202948806
Everybody Knows (2018) directed by Asghar Farhadi. Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem star in this Spanish film about a kidnapping of a teenaged girl and it’s effects on a family and a community in a wine-growing region of Spain. Lots of twists and turns, suspenseful and beautifully photographed. Definitely worth watching and so much better than I had been led to believe based on reviews I had read last year.June 23, 2019 at 6:55 am #1202948580
Late Night (2019) contains a superb performance by Emma Thompson that deserves awards recognition throughout the awards season next year. The film is wonderful, not great cinema, but an enjoyable, entertaining fun film. Mindy Kaling and John Lithgow give excellent performances. It is crisply directed and written and a joy to watch! (:June 21, 2019 at 7:37 am #1202946698
I have a feeling that all of the returnees will be leaving quickly and saying their goodbyes ): I wish Sami would come back permanently but I understand that Alison wants to do other things.
I was miffed that they didn’t dedicate yesterday’s episode to Peggy McCay ):
I’m guessing they will get back to Ted’s predicament soon.
Still hoping that the real Nicole returns to Salem and unmasks the fake Nicole! (:
btw where exactly is Holly?June 21, 2019 at 12:57 am #1202946427
I think Dev will be Josslyn’s new love interest eventually (:June 20, 2019 at 11:36 am #1202945761
Tried to get through the first half hour of Y&R today but found myself totally bored ): IDK why I haven’t been enjoying the show very much lately? The acting is fine but the writing just isn’t doing much for me as a viewer. I am not feeling compelled to watch, which I certainly have felt at different times in the past.June 20, 2019 at 11:05 am #1202945737
The family connections on Days continue to be strong and meaningful. This episode was mostly really good. I do wish there had been more clips of Caroline though. But overall it was a very touching sendoff for an iconic character. She was on the show for over 30 years and had connections to almost every other important character!
While at first I found it odd that Hope was with Victor it made sense when I realized that he was the biological grandfather of Hope’s children. His saying that Caroline was the love of his life, and yet recognizing that she belonged with Shawn was very moving.
I wonder if Ciara will tell Hope the real truth of what is going on?
I hope we get a scene between Maggie and Victor but I doubt we will ):June 20, 2019 at 8:49 am #1202945562
Was Laura ever married to a Cassadine? I think her full name might be Luara Vining Webber Baldwin Spencer (Spencer Baldwin Spencer) Collins? Have I missed any husbands? (:
Yesterday’s show was entertaining and held my interest.
I wish Heather would return to the show, I miss Robin Mattson very much.June 19, 2019 at 12:57 pm #1202944572
I think we know now who Josslyn’s new love interest will be!
I love Kevin and Laura as a couple. Genie Francis always makes me happy! I was trying to think what Laura’s maiden name would be? She was Lesley’s biological daughter but was raised by another family, so I assume her maiden name would be theirs?
The show was pretty good today.June 19, 2019 at 11:06 am #1202944418
Today’s episode was wonderful! I particularly loved the directorial achievement, as I was invested in every single scene. They did a great job with the extra playing Caroline, made her look enough like her despite being obscured, and the use of Peggy McCay’s voice-over was a nice touch too.
Sami brought a gravitas to the episode and her prayer was well done.
I also thought they did a good job with the Claire/Tripp/Ciara scenes in that they didn’t interrupt the flow of the more important story.
For some reason I thought Kayla would find Caroline and not Kimberly; I must have missed that Caroline has been with Kimberly lately.
Chandler Massey’s Will just melts my heart (:
I love the bond between Kate and Marlena – Deidre Hall always shines in all of her scenes of this type with everyone.
I do wish Adrienne was there supporting her son and son-in-law though.June 18, 2019 at 11:04 am #1202942924
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Best Actor: Chandler Massey (Will)
Best Actor: Freddie Smith (Sonny)
Best Supporting Actress: Lauren Koslow (Kate)
Best Guest Performer: Bryan Datillo (Lucas)
Best Guest Performer: Alison Sweeney (Sami)
The wedding is over and Sami and Lucas return to Salem as Will is likely to die again. Strong performances were delivered by everyone but the chemistry between newlyweds Sonny and Will as they cope with the possibility of losing their future together combined with the return of Will’s parents – who both have strong scenes and personalities – made for wonderful acting opportunities. Both Sami and Lucas ran true to form, getting themselves in the way with self-recrimininations. Meanwhile, Kate had wonderful scenes esp with Lucas as they discuss how Kate treats Will like a son and not just as a grandson. Super strong performances! (: