Author: Dixie-Ann Belle

Shattered Roses Book Review – A Beauty and the Beast Story Within A Story

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. The Tale When Megan goes for an interview at a residential home, she has one primary concern. She hopes to get a volunteer position and work with the residents to help with her career ambitions. When she’s assigned to one of the residents, she is delighted to begin visiting her charge on a regular basis. Little does she know that her encounters with the elderly woman who has lived in...

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Vintage Film Review: Experience The Allure of The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)

We may receive a small commission if you purchase an item using an affiliate link on this post. They seek him here In the grand tradition of classic heroes, The Scarlet Pimpernel stands tall among many favourites in his perfectly tailored suits. He combines many of the most fun and admirable heroic traits: the daredevil antics of the Dread Pirate Roberts; the unselfish deeds of Robin Hood; the secret life of Zorro and even the guile and cunning of Batman. If you’re in search of stories of tense adventures full of daring exploits, surprise twists and intimidating villains. If...

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Movie Review: There’s Something Special about Something New

“Let Go and Let Flow” At the beginning of the romantic comedy, Something New, four African American professional women sit in a fancy restaurant toasting each other as they celebrate Valentine’s Day. The celebration is a familiar one for the four as they are all single. However, Accountant Kenya McQueen is confident that eventually she and her friends will find fulfilling relationships with their ideal partners. Her friend Suzette, is a bit skeptical. She is familiar with a study that 42.1% of African American women don’t find their ideal mates. Most of them are professional African American women like...

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Movie Review: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – A New Look at a Legend

Young man came from hunting faint, tired and weary What does ail my Lord, my dearie? Oh, brother dear, let my bed be made For I feel the gripe of the woody nightshade If you’re a dedicated fan of the King Arthur legends and its characters, the new movie King Arthur: Legend of the Sword might affect you in two different ways. Either you’ll be interested in seeing a new take on the much-loved stories of King Arthur and the other characters of legend or you will be rather apprehensive, expecting a story that strongly deviates from the classic...

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Romantic Moment of the Week: Spock and Uhura – “What Do You Need?

Romantic Moment of the Week: Spock and Uhura – “What Do You Need? SPOILERS! THE MOVIE: Star Trek (2009) THE PAIRING: Spock (Zachary Quinto) and Uhura (Zoe Saldana) THE MOMENT: Uhura comforts Spock after a tragedy Most people are familiar with this classic, influential science fiction TV show which featured the adventures of Captain Kirk and his crew as they traveled the universe in the Starship Enterprise. The 2009 film adaptation of the show featured new actors in the iconic roles with some truly inspired casting. This and the new adventure, with some delightful surprises, inject a freshness to...

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Classic Movie Review: Wonder Man – Danny Kaye Times Two Equals Double the Fun

Wonder Man Classic Film Review In this day and age, a movie with the title Wonder Man might conjure up visions of superheroes. Surprisingly, the 1945 Danny Kaye comedic fantasy is not about a male counterpart to Wonder Woman, but it does have a lot of excitement and action, and some very interesting special effects. If you are a fan of Danny Kaye, you’ll have an idea of some of the fun this movie has to offer, but you might still get some surprises. If you’re not familiar with his work, prepare yourself for an entertaining, fun, and silly...

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YA Book Review: Become Enchanted by The Chronicles of Chrestomanci by Diana Wynne Jones

  YA Book Review: Become Enchanted by the Chronicles of Chrestomanci If you know anything about fantasy and science fiction, you must be familiar with the idea of multiple worlds. Surely you may have wondered what it would be like if there was another place with another you. Perhaps they’re married while you are not. Perhaps they really like macadamia nut cookies and you’re allergic. If your imagination really goes wild, perhaps you think the other you could be a lazy vampire.  One who prefers to pay people to feed on instead of stalking the night for victims when...

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Delve Into Fairy Tales, Fantasy and Romance as You Settle Down Before The Fire With Jim Henson’s The Storyteller

The Story of Jim Henson’s Storyteller Begins… “When people told themselves their past with stories, explained their present with stories, foretold their future with stories, the best place by the fire was kept for… the Storyteller.” ~ The Storyteller Once upon a time, there was a magician named Jim Henson. This man could create magical creations with his mind. He inspired others to bring them to life on the big and small screen. Jim Henson could come up with the most astonishing stories about these creatures that would leave you enchanted and wanting to see the story again and...

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Six Reasons Remington Steele is Perfect for Fans of Classic Romantic Comedy

“Try this for a deep dark secret,” says Laura Holt in the opening narration of the ’80s detective show, Remington Steele. As was pretty common at the time, the voice over does an excellent job of summing up the plot of the show that ran from 1982 to 1987. “The great detective Remington Steele? He doesn’t exist. I invented him. Follow,” she goes on. “I always loved excitement, so I studied, and apprenticed, and put my name on an office. But absolutely nobody knocked down my door. A female private investigator seemed so… feminine. So I invented a superior....

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Follow the Breathtaking Journey of Kubo and the Two Strings

Kubo and the Two Strings Review “If you must blink, do it now. Pay careful attention to everything you see and hear, no matter how unusual it may seem. And please be warned: If you fidget, if you look away, if you forget any part of what I tell you – even for an instant – then our hero will surely perish”, says the little storyteller Kubo (Art Parkinson) as the animated movie Kubo and the Two Strings begins. The boy Kubo is setting the stage to tell a story to the villagers where he captivates them every day...

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Romantic Moment of the Week – Suite Française: Lucille and Bruno

THE FILM: Suite Française THE PAIRING: Lucille and Bruno THE MOMENT: Lucille comes to Bruno to ask him for a travel pass. It is a fact that the extreme conditions of war can encourage the worst in people. A look at the horrific events of World War II proves this without a doubt. So much so that it’s easy to forget that wartime is also a setting for acts of unbelievable bravery, heroism, and love. All of these come to life vividly – sometimes painfully – in the excellent 2015 drama Suite Française starring Michelle Williams and Matthias Schoenarts....

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Vintage Film Review : The Adorable Absurdity of The Divorce of Lady X

The Divorce of Lady X Review At the beginning of 1938 movie The Divorce of Lady X, things couldn’t be better for Everard Logan (Sir Laurence Olivier), a promising young divorce lawyer. His future looks bright. He has infatuated ladies vying for his attentions. Even on a night when there is so much fog in London that cabs cannot take passengers home, he manages to find a room to himself in a crowded hotel. However, his happy existence takes an unexpected turn that foggy London night. There is a huge masquerade ball going on in the hotel, and the guests...

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