Posts in category "Movies"

If my favorite 80's and 90's movie characters had iPhones

I once asked author Jennifer Weiner a question on Twitter about whether she feels the need to incorporate social media in her books now, as opposed to her first book that came out in 2001 before the days of Facebook and Twitter.  She kindly tweeted me back, stating that she actually does because a book... Read more »

Queen of Versailles: A Story of Gratitude?

In Queen of Versailles, documentary filmmaker Lauren Greenfield set out to tell the story of billionaire David Siegel and his wife Jackie’s efforts to build the largest house in America – a 90,000 square foot home, modeled after the royal chateau. Then, well, the fall of 2008 happened and … Construction stopped. Perspective gained. I... Read more »

Oscar Speeches: 8 Notable Lines from Oscar Acceptance Speeches

Oscar Speeches: 8 Notable Lines from Oscar Acceptance Speeches
Today, I am reminded of this entry from the Archives. And, since this is Stop and Blog the Roses, today I am grateful for celebrities ~ they say the darndest things. And make us look normal. ~~~~~~~ Thank you for reading Stop and Blog the Roses.  Follow me on Twitter @fernronay and on Facebook here.... Read more »
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7 reasons to see The Fighter

1/ Mark Wahlberg ~ I’m married. I’m not blind. 2/ Christian Bale ~ I may have scolded him on this blog for being a jerk but to say he can act is the understatement of the century. 3/ Melissa Leo as trashy, bleached, chain smoking Alice Ward4/ The seven women who play Micky Ward’s trashy,... Read more »

Movie Night at the Fernicola Ronay House

Big Fan (2009) 4 thumbs up (mine and H’s) 1. Even if this movie was about absolutely nothing, I still could have watched Paul from Staten Island and his mother and brother and the rest of his family for hours.  2. A week from now, I’ll still be laughing over the 7 year old nephew’s... Read more »

My first grade reading teacher was a witch

My first grade reading teacher was a witch
She used to fly into class on her broom with her pointy hat barely missing the doorway.  And, she had a wart on her nose.  And, she smoked a pipe. Ok, not really. But, she was not a very nice lady.  She – let’s call her Mrs. X – seemed to take pleasure in screaming... Read more »
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Calling All Die Hard SATC Fans - What do you think of The Carrie Diaries?

Dear Candace Bushnell: I am writing from the corner of Fern’s brain dedicated to all things Sex and the City (taking up a lot of space here) and we’re pretty sure that she is not the only fan who: 1. is currently reading The Carrie Diaries, and 2. who remembers every detail of every episode... Read more »