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Movie Madness And/Or Mania: My Mother Was Never A Kid [Hangin’ Out With Cici] (1980)

As this site concludes its tenth (!!!) year, we’re going to do a true Throwback Thursday, revisiting the very first title we reviewed, Francine Pascal’s time-traveling mother-daughter epic (and start of the Victoria Martin trilogy) Hangin’ Out With Cici. A … Continue reading

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Checking In With The Imaginary Summer Book Club: Endless Love By Scott Spencer

(Click here for information on the 2021 edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature.  This week, the second selection, Endless Love By Scott Spencer)  Starting with a peak behind the blog-curtain: one of the more popular … Continue reading

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Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night By Joanna Lee and T.S. Cook

Rowena Harper is a rich, spoiled, and emotionally disturbed young mother who can’t cope with the problems of raising her child. That’s why…. I mentioned this title in passing in the review for Willo Davis Roberts’s Don’t Hurt Laurie, but … Continue reading

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Movie Madness and/or Mania: Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (1939)

For the fourth and final entry in Warner Bros. 1938-39 series of Nancy Drew films, we finally get to a credited adaptation of an actual Nancy Drew book. Now, I have not read The Hidden Staircase, the second book in … Continue reading

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Movie Madness and/or Mania: Back Door To Heaven (William K. Howard, 1939)

The 1950s might have been the golden age of Juvenile Delinquent movies, but the concept stretches back to the 1930s: Dead End and its subsequent spin-offs, and William Wellman’s Wild Boys of the Road dealt with teenagers on their own … Continue reading

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Checking In With The Imaginary Summer Book Club: Red-Headed Woman By Katharine Brush

(Click here for information on the 2018 edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature. As all of the four selected titles have filmed adaptations, we will be looking at the movie versions as we go along. … Continue reading

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To All My Fans, With Love, From Sylvie By Ellen Conford

For Sylvie, movies weren’t just stories. They were a way out. A few years ago I reviewed Conford’s And This Is Laura, and recalled it as pleasant, but largely unremarkable. So I was surprised to find Sylvie a much more sophisticated piece of work, … Continue reading

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Checking In With The Imaginary Summer Book Club: Heartburn By Nora Ephron

(Click here for information on the 2015 edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature. As all of the four selected titles have filmed adaptations, we will be looking at the movie versions as we go along. … Continue reading

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Movie Madness and/or Mania: Girls Town (Charles F. Haas, 1959)

While Father Flanagan may have claimed that “there are no bad boys”, its opposite number begs to differ. With a cast led by eternal bad girl Mamie Van Doren, the girls of Girls Town are born to be bad… So … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up The Imaginary Summer Book Club: The Stepford Wives (Bryan Forbes, 1975)

(Click here for information on the 2013 edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature.  As three of the four selected titles have filmed adaptations, we will be looking at the movie versions as we go along. This … Continue reading

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