Author: Bailey Cavender

I Dream of Jeannie – A Classic Magical Romantic Comedy

In 1965, I Dream of Jeannie aired on NBC and would run for five seasons.  I Dream of Jeannie ran at the same time as Bewitched and The Monkees. The first season was in black and white, but the later seasons were in color. The show starred Barbara Eden and Larry Hagman. Eden starred as Jeannie the genie and Hagman starred as Major Tony Nelson, Jeannie’s reluctant master. I Dream of Jeannie Plot In the pilot episode, we meet Major Tony Nelson, a young and handsome astronaut. Engaged to the General’s daughter and about to set out on a...

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Stonehearst Asylum (2014) – a Dark and Gripping Gothic Period Drama

Stonehearst Asylum Review Although Edgar Allan Poe is known for his horror stories, he also wrote several mysteries and adventure stories. Some of his stories were a mixture of several genres and those have always been my favorites. There is something about a well-paced mystery that draws you in, and Poe was a master. One of his stories, The System of Doctor Tar and Professor Fether, was published in November of 1845. This story would be adapted into a film called Stonehearst Asylum in 2014, though it was originally titled Eliza Graves. The Story Our story begins in a medical...

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Boys Over Flowers, a Fun and Fluffy Bingeable K-Drama With Romance and Heart

When I was a senior in college, one of my housemates introduced the rest of us to a show she enjoyed. It was a Japanese drama called Hana Yori Dango, or Boys Over Flowers. Quickly, we all became obsessed with the story. So, when I learned there was a 2012 Korean version of the same story, I knew I had to check it out. The Story The story opens with an explanation of what the Shinhwa schools are: schools for the children of the wealthiest families in Korea. Boys Over Flowers then follows a young high schooler named Jan-di who...

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The Glass Spare – A Dark YA Fantasy With Princesses, Curses, and Romance

The Glass Spare-October 2017 Recently, I decided to sign up for a monthly book subscription box. The first month, I was excited because the book promised to be a fantasy that dealt with princesses, curses, adventure, love, and family. The book that I got was The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano, and it did not disappoint! This is a dark fantasy that made me think about family, corruption, and warfare. I loved every minute of it. The Plot The Glass Spare is set in the kingdom of Arrod and the surrounding lands. The king of Arrod is constantly looking...

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The Great Wall – An Epic Historical Fantasy

The Great Wall-2016 The Great Wall of China is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is something that stretches out over five thousand miles of China. There are towers, walkways, and it is widely agreed to be a very impressive structure to behold.  In 2016, director Yimou Zhang, the director of films such as House of Flying Daggers and Hero, worked with a team to bring the historical fantasy action/adventure drama The Great Wall to life. The movie was filmed mostly in China, with some parts being filmed in New Zealand. The Great Wall itself, however,...

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The Forgotten Room: A Bittersweet Romantic Mystery

Book Review: The Forgotten Room (2016) There are few authors whose books I buy before reading them, and Lauren Willig is one of those authors. And when I saw that she had written a novel with Karen White and Beatriz Williams, I got excited. The Forgotten Room did not disappoint. THE STORY A strange but wonderful hybrid of romance and mystery, the story of The Forgotten Room stretches across three generations of women, (Olive, Lucy, and Kate), and one unique New York house which ties each woman together even more. Having the house and the hidden attic room play...

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The Wizard of Oz: A Magical Musical Adventure

Vintage Film Review: 1939’s The Wizard of Oz: A Magical Musical Adventure In 1939, two major movies were released that would go down in history as two of the most beloved movies of all time – Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz. I’ve always thought that this was fascinating because both films made good use of the new Technicolor technology. Gone With the Wind captures the scope and colors, while The Wizard of Oz uses color to make Oz look more magical (compared to Kansas). I hadn’t realized, however, that directors George Cukor and Victor Fleming...

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Book Review: Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen’s Rakes & Gentlemen Rogues

I received a free copy to write an honest review on The Silver Petticoat Review. I was not financially compensated for this post and all opinions are my own. It is a truth universally acknowledged that the works of Jane Austen are beloved. She managed to create fascinating characters, from the swoon-worthy leading men to the heroines that we can either relate to or that we want to become. Jane Austen also created some of the best rogues and rakes that have ever appeared in literature, from Tom Bertram to John Willoughby. Published on the 7th of November, Dangerous...

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Reviewing the Indiana Jones Films – A Nostalgic Overview

Indiana Jones Film Reviews Ever since I was a little girl, I loved Indiana Jones. Other kids grew up watching Star Wars; I grew up obsessed with Indiana Jones (of course, I also loved Star Wars, but that’s neither here nor there). We had an old VHS tape of the first movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and I loved it. Maybe because of this, I always wanted to be an archaeologist. However, I decided that it was just too dangerous, with all the Nazi-fighting and snakes around. When I realized that Indiana Jones wasn’t actually an archaeologist; he’s...

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Book Review: Don Quixote & Candide Seek Truth, Justice, & El Dorado in the Digital Age

We may receive a small commission if you purchase an item using an affiliate link on this post.   (I received a free copy of Don Quixote and Candide Seek Truth, Justice, and El Dorado in the Digital Age to write an honest review on The Silver Petticoat Review. and was not financially compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.) I enjoy reading classic literature. I also love novels that take the characters and tropes of classic literature and turn them on their heads. When I heard about Don Quixote & Candide Seek Truth, Justice, & El Dorado...

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Miss Congeniality Film Review – A Feel Good Comedy With A Side of Romance

We may receive a small commission if you purchase an item using an affiliate link on this post. Miss Congeniality Review Whenever I’m feeling particularly blue, there is one movie that always puts a smile on my face. This movie is 2000’s Miss Congeniality, starring Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, and Benjamin Bratt. Miss Congeniality is equal parts humor and heart, with action and romance thrown in there for good measure. The Plot Gracie Hart is a tough-as-nails FBI agent. She is determined to do as much good as she possibly can. Her ability to think outside the box both...

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Romantic Moment of the Week: Han Solo and Princess Leia from ‘The Empire Strikes Back’

 SPOILERS The Film: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back  (1980) The Pairing: Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) The Moment: Princess Leia Admits Her Love THE BUILD UP: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK The Empire Strikes Back, also known as Star Wars Episode V, follows after the events of the previous film, A New Hope. The Rebel Alliance has set up base on the ice planet of Hoth, with the evil Empire pursues them. Our heroes, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and Luke Skywalker, have been working with the other rebels to defeat the Empire. There are many adventures that happened between...

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