‘The Love Letter’ Changes Lives Centuries After It Is Written [REVIEW]

Golden light kiss

When a Hollywood actress meets the screenwriter of an epic love story, she is surprised to discover he based the script on a love letter written by one of his ancestors. (Photo by Adrian Fallace, Flickr)

An actress acclaimed for her death scenes seeks a career reboot by accepting the leading role in a feature film based on a centuries-old love letter. But will this role of a lifetime change more than just the trajectory of her career? Find out in Rachel Hauck’s The Love Letter. Read more of this post

The Art of the Letter [GUEST POST]

Letters

Few things are as treasured as a personal letter received from someone we love. (Photo by Suzy Hazelwood, Flickr)

 

Letters. You know, the kind we get from a dear friend or relative on those rare occasions someone takes the time to put pen to paper and contact us through good old-fashioned snail mail. We love getting them, but these days our correspondence seems to have been reduced to nothing more than short-hand texts or emojis. That is why we love Rachel Hauck’s new novel, The Love Letter, a story which celebrates letters and their impact on us over time. In today’s guest post, she shows why they are still so important and how they connect us like no other medium. Enjoy! —Jathan & Heather Read more of this post

Meet the Real Nora Ephron in ‘I’ll Have What She’s Having’ [REVIEW]

Nora Ephron and her three biggest hits

Nora Ephron stole America’s heart with three of the most beloved romantic comedies ever produced.
(Photo of Nora Ephron by David Shankbone, Flickr/When Harry Met Sally… poster courtesy Columbia Pictures/Sleepless in Seattle poster courtesy TriStar Pictures/You’ve Got Mail poster courtesy Warner Bros.)

How does a tough-as-nails New York journalist become one of the most powerful players in Hollywood? Find out in Erin Carlson’s revealing new book about the one and only Nora Ephron, aptly titled I’ll Have What She’s Having: How Nora Ephron’s Three Iconic Films Saved the Romantic Comedy.  Read more of this post

What to Watch on Netflix: October 2016

Netflix October 2016 films

Netflix is bringing back some of our all-time favorite movies this October. (Pictured left to right: Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in Titanic, and Dustin Hoffman and Sharon Stone in Sphere. (Photos courtesy Paramount Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, and Warner Bros.)

Since we ditched cable and decided to stream television shows and movies via Netflix, we look forward to seeing how the service changes up its lineup each month. This October, some of our favorites return for what should be a very entertaining month. Read more of this post

A Thrilling Barbara Stanwyck Double Feature

Barbara Stanwyck

Studio portrait of American actor Barbara Stanwyck (1907 – 1990) leaning forward on an ottoman and wearing a fur coat and diamond necklace,1949. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

One of my favorite film actresses of all time is the inimitable Barbara Stanwyck. If you’re not a classic movie buff like I am, you may not remember that she was once more than just a television star. TV audiences likely recognize her for playing iconic roles like Constance Colby Patterson in The Colbys (a spinoff from the 1980s hit Dynasty with Joan Collins) and Victoria Barkley in the 1960s western series The Big Valley (with Linda Evans). But before she turned to television, Stanwyck led a very successful career as a movie star and was nominated for the Oscar four times. Read more of this post