Fifth Golden Sunshine Blogger Award!

Last month, 18 Cinema Lane was nominated for a fifth Sunshine Blogger Award! Because the nomination was given to me around the start of The Legends of Western Cinema Week, I postponed my award post until that week had passed. Now that I found some time to write and publish this post, it’s time to accept another award! This nomination comes from animegoodreads from the blog, animegoodreads! Their award-winning site covers various anime titles and discusses non-anime topics from time to time. If you’re interested, you can check out animegoodreads’ blog at this link:

https://animegoodreads.wordpress.com/

Thank you animegoodreads for my fifth Sunshine Blogger Award, as I appreciate your thoughtfulness! Before the award post officially begins, I need to list the rules, which are:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you in the blog post and link back to their blog.

2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.

3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.

4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

  1. As a blogger, what is more important to you other than just writing blog posts?

Something I have always strived to do is give recognition to those who don’t often receive it. This is why you’ll see me talk about lesser known subjects from time to time. I hope by addressing these people, films, and topics, they can finally achieve recognition.

2. If you were to create your own anime, then explain how would the “protagonist” would look and behave like?

An anime that I like is Sailor Moon. Throughout the series, the audience gets to see Serena/Usagi grow as a person and hero over time. For my anime, I would create a character that grows and adapts as the series went on. This would be a relatable concept, as people can change throughout the journey of life. As for the look, the protagonist would have more realistic looking features. They would also dress in age-appropriate attire.

3. Any best moment or scene from an anime/movie/drama show that you would like to share with us?

A scene I’ll choose for this question comes from the best movie I’ve seen this year so far, The Boy Who Could Fly. The scene features the protagonist, Milly, watching home videos with her mother and brother. Milly’s friend, Eric, also watches these videos, as he was invited to her house for dinner. These videos cause an emotional reaction from the family, as they feature the family’s father who had died prior to the film’s events. Eric also experiences an emotional reaction, even though he had never met Milly’s father. This is an important moment for Eric because he made a personal breakthrough, as it shows Eric is capable of forming connections with others.

4. Are you a gamer? If yes, then which types of games do you prefer to play the most?

I don’t play many video games, so I wouldn’t consider myself a “gamer”. In terms of board games, however, I’ve enjoyed playing the Blockbuster party game!

5. What is more important to you, sports or academics?

I’d say academics. Sports offer no guarantee for longevity, as many different factors can come into play. I have heard of athletes experiencing injuries that have ended their careers. For every superstar in the world of sports, there are probably five athletes who don’t enjoy success or fame. Once you receive an education, no one can take that knowledge away from you. You can apply it to any area of your life and can even create a career of your choosing.

6. Any thrilling childhood experience that you had with your friends or family, maybe an adventure or a memorable trip? If yes, then please share!

As I’ve mentioned before in an award post, I’ve ridden on an elephant! This happened many years ago while I attended the circus. I haven’t been to the circus for a long time, so I would like to attend one (after the Coronavirus passes) if there are any around. If given the opportunity, I’d also like to ride on an elephant again!

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7. Your thoughts on the current “COVID” scenario. (Very Odd Question)

I’m not one to be envious of other people. But when I see posts on the internet of fellow movie-goers returning to the cinema, I can’t help feeling a little jealous. This is because, where I live, the theaters are not open or the drive-ins aren’t showing many new titles. I know I can wait until newer films are available for rent. However, if I were to summarize my feelings in a nutshell, it would be frustration.

8. Some skillful dreams that you want to accomplish (Ex. Riding a horse, Mountain Climbing etc)?

As I’ve said in a previous award post, I’d like to improve my swimming skills. I also want to become a better roller-skater. I hope to focus on these skills after 2020.

9. Any countries or places where you want to visit just to relax and chill?

For years, I’ve wanted to travel to Hawaii. I knew someone that decided to take a vacation there and they ended up having a good experience. Hawaii seems like one of those places where pictures and videos don’t do it justice!

10. Arrange the following points based upon the priority (high to low) that you consider the most while watching an anime. The points are : Story, Characters, Animation, Music and Dialogues.

I’ll admit I don’t watch a lot of anime. But if I did choose to watch an anime, here are how I’d arrange these points:

  • Story
  • Dialogue
  • Characters
  • Animation
  • Music

11. In the future, will you change the ‘prime niche’ of your blog or continue to write on the same topic?

For now, I don’t plan on changing 18 Cinema Lane’s ‘prime niche’. However, I will continue to publish content that is different from the niche, such as re-caps of When Calls the Heart and Chesapeake Shores. This will be done in an attempt to create a sense of variety on my blog.

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Nominees

Asra Anime from key of knowledge

Irina from I drink and watch anime

Lacie from Building The Love Shack

Sofia from Live Sofiabulous

Anketsu from Anketsu

Paul from Paul’s Pages Too

Ania Juzak from Holiday Royal Way

Kristen from KN Winiarski Writes

Jessica from Comet Over Hollywood

MovieCritic from Movies Meet Their Match

Little Miss Traveler from Love Travelling Blog

During The Legends of Western Cinema Week, I won Heidi’s, from Along the Brandywine, giveaway, where I won the John Wayne playing cards in the photo above. This is honestly the nicest set of cards I’ve ever received! The gnome in the picture was not included.
  1. What is the most creative blog post idea you’ve ever thought of?
  2. When was the last time you left a comment on someone else’s blog?
  3. Is there a movie or tv show other people like that you don’t? If so, what is it?
  4. Do you like reading? If so, what book are you currently reading?
  5. What is a movie related opinion you and your friend see eye-to-eye on?
  6. Is there any advice your family has given you that has be applicable to your blog?
  7. Has Coronavirus affected your blog in any way? How?
  8. What was the most recent gift you purchased for a loved one?
  9. Have you come across a character from media that you found relatable? Who and why?
  10. If given the opportunity, which movie scene would you re-do?
  11. What are your thoughts on time travel?

Have fun at the movies!

Sally Silverscreen

Here Comes Sunshine Blogger Award Number Four!

Four days ago, Eggsandwich04 from KS Blogs was kind enough to nominate me for my fourth Sunshine Blogger Award! On their blog, Eggsandwich04 spends their time discussing Anime and Manga. They even wrote an article featuring the Unpopular Opinions Tag! If you’d like to check out this post or others, you can visit Eggsandwich04 at this link:

https://theksblogs.wordpress.com/

Thank you, Eggsandwich04, for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Your kindness is appreciated!

The Sunshine Blogger Award logo found on https://theksblogs.wordpress.com/2020/08/08/its-sunshine-time/.

Before I begin, I need to list the Sunshine Blogger Award’s official rules. I’ve already completed rules 1 and 4, but I’ll still include them in the list below.

Rules

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you in the blog post and link back to their blog.

2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.

3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.

4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

Now, it’s time to answer Eggsandwich04’s questions!

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Answers

  1. What’s the most repeated song you’re listening to in quarantine?

Lately, I’ve been listening to Nightcore remixes on Youtube. If you don’t know, Nightcore is when a song is played at a slightly higher tempo, in order for the song to have a faster beat. The Nightcore remix of Courtesy Call is the one that I have recently put on repeat.

2. Tell us how your friends describe you in three words

I’d say these words would be kind, funny, and clever.

3. What is number one on your bucket list?

Something that has been on my bucket list for so long is to attend the Cheerleading and Dance Worlds! But I don’t know if spectators are able to purchase tickets. According to the International Cheer Union’s official website, however, spectators are given two opportunities to purchase tickets.

4. Which anime/cartoon/sitcom you’re most interested in right now?

I watch more movies than television shows. But when it comes to sitcoms, the only current one I regularly watch is Last Man Standing. While the show has been renewed for another season, I don’t know when it will go back into production.

5. Which genre do you prefer?

A deciding factor when choosing which movies I watch is whether the story sounds interesting. It doesn’t matter what genre a film is classified under, it all comes down to how compelling the story itself is.

6. What do you enjoy doing most other than blogging?

Reading is one thing I like to do outside of blogging. I’m currently reading My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris.

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7. What’s your guilty pleasure?

Personally, I don’t see this as a “guilty pleasure”. But for this question, I will say that I like to watch video compilations of television show pilots from years past. I haven’t watched these videos in a while, but I think it’s interesting to see which shows found success and which ones were forgotten by time.

8. Your favorite music artist

Definitely Trans-Siberian Orchestra! I would love to see them create a Christmas movie musical, in order to make up for the disappointment that was The Ghosts of Christmas Eve. I also hope they release an album in honor of their first album’s 25th anniversary.

9. The best manga/book you read so far

So far, the best book I’ve read this year is Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton! It’s one of the few books I’ve given a five out of five stars to and I’m definitely looking to the upcoming film adaptation!

10. How would your perfect day be?

To quote Miss Rhode Island from Miss Congeniality, “I’d have to say April 25th. Because it’s not too hot and not too cold. All you need is a light jacket”.

11. The best moment of your life

Because I don’t feel like I’ve lived my life to the fullest yet, I don’t really have a “best moment”. However, I will say that the day 18 Cinema Lane received its first five followers became a special moment.

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Nominees

  1. Animegoodreads from animegoodreads
  2. Aizen_Kuro from It’severythinganime
  3. JulieG from Darkside Creative
  4. Bill from Lylelife
  5. Lady Kelleth from Lady Kelleth
  6. Michaela from Love Letters to Old Hollywood
  7. Rachel from Hamlette’s Soliloquy
  8. Heidi from Along the Brandywine
  9. Terence from A Shroud of Thoughts
  10. J-Dub from Dubsism
  11. Ospreyshire from Iridium Eye Reviews

Questions

  1. What is your favorite snack?
  2. Is there a television show episode that you like, but other people do not?
  3. What was the last movie you saw?
  4. Are there any blog posts that you plan on publishing in 2021? If so, what will it be?
  5. Which book would you tell your friends to stay away from?
  6. Did you perform a random act of kindness lately? If so, what was it?
  7. Has there been a moment where you’ve stepped out of your comfort zone? If you want, share your experience!
  8. What was the last thing to make you laugh?
  9. Which movie scene is your favorite?
  10. What is your least favorite Christmas song?
  11. Is there a theatrically released film you’d like to see when it’s a little safer (due to less Coronavirus cases) to visit the cinema?
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Have fun at the movies!

Sally Silverscreen

My third Sunshine Blogger Award of 2019!

Last month, I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Annlyel from Annlyel Online. However, because I’ve recently taken two out of town trips and had several blogging related things on my plate, I wasn’t able to accept the award as soon as I had wanted to. Now, I have set aside some time to finally publish my blog post for my third Sunshine Blogger Award! Before I list the rules, as well as the questions with my answers, I want to thank Annlyel for choosing to nominate me for this award! I still can’t believe that I’ve won five awards within the one year that I have been blogging! What really makes the awards I’ve won so special is that each of the nominators had believed in me, as a blogger, enough to want to give my blog the time of day. This amount of belief gives me the confidence to be as great of a blogger as I can be!

Check out Annlyel’s blog at this link: https://annlyelonline.wordpress.com/

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Sunshine Blogger Award banner found at https://annlyelonline.wordpress.com/2019/05/14/ive-been-nominated-for-the-sunshine-blogger-award/.

The Rules

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Answer the eleven questions from the blogger who nominated you.
  3. Nominate eleven bloggers.
  4. Create eleven new questions for your nominees to answer.

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Annlyel’s Questions and My Answers

  1. If you can, which movie is your favorite of all time? There are several movies that I absolutely love. But since I have to pick one for this question, I’ll go with Atlantis: The Lost Empire! Among Disney’s collection of animated films, Atlantis: The Lost Empire is a very different kind of story. However, it still has that familiar sense of “Disney magic”!
  2. Have you been to Disney World? If so, what’s your favorite park? Yes, on more than one occasion, in fact! There are so many great locations in this Orlando, Florida amusement park. But, when it comes to favorites, it’s a tie between Disney M.G.M. Studios (or as it’s now known as Disney Hollywood Studios) and Magic Kingdom. As a fan of movies, I think it’s so cool that Disney created a whole “land” dedicated to this topic. With the Magic Kingdom, you can’t go wrong with an original classic.
  3. Who’s your favorite Star Wars character? I’m not as invested in the Stars Wars franchise as I am with other film series. I have seen the films from the original trilogy, though, so I’ll choose Yoda and the Ewoks. The Ewoks are so fierce and adorable, while Yoda is kind and wise. Frankly, I’ve always wished that I could give Yoda a hug!
  4. Who’s your favorite Marvel superhero? Definitely Bucky Barnes! I’ve talked about him plenty of times on this blog, so I don’t really need an explanation.
  5. Who’s your favorite DC Comics superhero? When it comes to superheroes in film, I have found myself more invested in the MCU heroes than those from DC. For this question, though, I’ll say Batman is my favorite DC hero. Over the years, I have enjoyed watching the Batman film from 1989. I also think that Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy has, for the most part, been solid. It’ll be interesting to see what Robert Pattinson has to offer, talent wise, to the iconic role.
  6. What’s your favorite guilty pleasure, pertaining to food? In my life, I don’t really have any “guilty pleasures” because I don’t feel guilty about liking the things that I do like. However, I will say that this edible “guilty pleasure” is mustard potato salad. Trust me, this dish is more delicious than it sounds!
  7. What city is on your bucket list to visit? Definitely Kansas City, Missouri! I’d love to see the Hallmark Headquarters in person!
  8. What’s your favorite pastime activity? Ever since I could remember, I have always loved reading! I’m currently reading The Secret Garden in preparation for an upcoming blog post. This is my second time reading it, and so far, it’s a good book!
  9. Wakanda, Coruscant, or Hogwarts; which of these fictional worlds would you love to visit? Out of these three locations, I’d pick Wakanda. Since Bucky has spent some time there, he could give me a tour of some of his favorite spots. He could also introduce me to some of his newer friends, like T’Challa and Shuri. Then, we could all join forces and figure out how to have Wakanda become the host country for the Summer Olympics (this should totally be a plot point for either Black Panther 2 or Bucky and Sam’s show on Disney+).
  10. What’s your favorite novel of all time? I actually have several favorite books. But the one that I will share is A Little Princess! Sara is such a great protagonist and the “all girls are princesses” message still holds true!
  11. What’s your favorite sporting event? No doubt, it’s the Cheerleading and Dance Worlds! Competitive cheer and dance are my favorite sports, so this particular event is the biggest event for them. I’m hoping that in the 2020 Summer Olympics, cheer and dance teams can be included into the overall athletic program.

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My Eleven Nominees

  • Gill from Realweegiemidget Reviews
  • Ailish from Ailish Sinclair
  • Lee from Lee’s Movie Reviews
  • Eric from Diary of A Movie Maniac
  • Hisfamestilllives from His Fame Still Lives
  • 70srichard from 30 Years On: 1984 a Great Year for Movies
  • Delaram from Delaram Art & Design
  • Allie from Often Off Topic
  • Rebecca from Taking Up Room
  • Debbie from MOON IN GEMINI
  • Rob from MovieRob

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My Eleven Questions

  1. Which fictional, mythical, or extinct creature/animal would you want to have as a pet?
  2. Have you ever watched a Hallmark movie? If so, which one was it?
  3. What is the one TV show that you wish hadn’t been cancelled?
  4. There’s a pop culture themed exhibit at you nearest museum! If you could suggest a piece of movie, television, literary, or theatrical memorabilia to include in the exhibit, what would you choose?
  5. Which two movies or television shows would you love to see have a crossover event? This can be any two films or any two television shows (cancelled or current).
  6. Is there a remake, sequel, or franchise continuation that you wish never existed? If so, what is it?
  7. If you could be an audience member at any sports event, what would it be?
  8. What was your last blog post about?
  9. Which party theme is your favorite (example: Movie theme, Halloween theme)?
  10. Do you have a blogging tip that has helped you as a blogger? If so, share it with your readers!
  11. What was the best purchase you made at a garage sale, rummage sale, flea market, thrift store, etc.?

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Congratulations to all eleven nominees!

Sally Silverscreen

I won the Sunshine Blogger Award!

Last week, I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by K from K at the Movies! Since I had to devote time to the Gold Sally Awards, a Word on the Street story, and a movie review, I decided to publish my award entry this week. During that time, I was nominated again by Cameron by The Blog Complainer! Because I was nominated by two people within the same month, I decided to combine some of K’s questions and some of Cameron’s questions into my overall list of questions. Before I begin this post, I wanted to take the time to thank both K and Cameron for their nominations. I’ve never received the Sunshine Blogger Award before, so it’s an honor to be recognized for such an honor like this! Now that introductions are out of the way, let’s officially start this award entry!

Here are the links to K’s and Cameron’s blog:

https://theblogcomplainer.com/

https://katthemovies.wordpress.com/

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The Award Rules:

  • Thank the person(s) for nominating you as well as provide a link to their respective blogs
  • List all of the rules and post the award logo somewhere on your blog
  • Answer all 11 questions
  • Nominate another 11 people and ask them a series of 11 questions
  • Share the exciting news with the nominee in the comment section of one of their blog posts

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The Questions of the Sunshine Blogger Award:

  1. What is your favorite Score or Soundtrack to a film or television show (I will accept an Album or any collection of music if you find this question difficult to answer)? There are so many great soundtracks that I’ve heard in my life! If I had to choose one, however, I would pick the soundtrack from The Bodyguard. This is one of my favorite movies of all time, with the music being just as good as the film itself. I’m so glad that Whitney’s music was incorporated into the film as well as to her individual character. Her songs are such a timeless addition to any playlist. This soundtrack is so good, I not only still listen to it (over 20 years later), but I can name which scenes each song appeared in.

 

  1. What is one piece of media you would like to see adapted to a different medium? One of my favorite Christmas songs is “Christmas Through Your Eyes” by Gloria Estefan. For years, I have always wanted to know who the narrator was talking to and how much of an influence this person had on the narrator. Based on the lyrics, it seems like a great story could come from this song. So, to answer K’s question, I would love to see Gloria’s song adapted into a movie! I’ve always thought that “Christmas Through Your Eyes” would make a great Hallmark Hall of Fame film! If this movie were to become a reality, I wonder if Gloria herself would make an on-screen appearance?

 

  1. What’s your favourite type of weather? As it was said in Miss Congeniality, my favorite type of weather is “not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light jacket”.

 

  1. What is one post or article you’ve written that doesn’t get enough love, you feel is underrated that’d you like more people to see? (Yes, shamelessly plug yourself) Like Cameron said in their Sunshine Blogger Award post, you have very little control over what people read and view on your blog. On 18 Cinema Lane, I’ve been very fortunate to have good viewership numbers on my various posts. However, I feel like my editorials should receive a little more recognition. I don’t write them often because they are long and require a significant amount of work. However, compared to the other content on my blog, it seems like these posts aren’t sought out. So, if anyone is interested, I will include a link to each of my four editorials into this post!

Blockbuster leaving Alaska; the Saddest Movie Related Article I’ve Read This Year

Bucky Barnes and Matthew Rogers: Paralleling Stories of Disability

What makes a Shirley Temple movie a “Shirley Temple movie”?

Toxic Valentine: Why Lestat and Akasha’s relationship is very problematic in Queen of the Damned (2002)

 

  1. A movie studio decides to make a movie based on your life. Who would you like to play yourself? I had to give this question a little bit of thought. But, after thinking about it, I decided that I would like to see Laci J. Mailey from Chesapeake Shores portray me in a movie based on my life! She is one of the most talented actresses in the Hallmark community. Plus, her acting abilities would be compatible with comedic and dramatic material. As far as I know, Laci has never led a film before. So, if this movie were to be a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, this would be her first starring role in a Hallmark project!

 

  1. “Your Childhood is Ruined!” When someone decides to make a terrible reboot or remake of what? Two of my favorite animated films of all time are Atlantis: The Lost Empire and Anastasia (1997). Since Disney has the ability to remake almost anything and since they have recently purchased the movie rights to 20th Century Fox films, any of these two films have the potential to get remade. But, lately, it seems like Disney is remaking their movies just for the sake of receiving money. Like I said in my review of The Bad Seed (2018), a good remake should do two things: 1. Respect the original film and 2. Do something new with the story and provide your own voice to the narrative. While Kim Possible (2019) did a good job at following these two rules, there’s no guarantee that a remake of Atlantis: The Lost Empire or Anastasia (1997) will apply these rules to their project. Besides, why remake a movie that was already good to begin with?

 

  1. You have been given the chance to go on the holiday you have always dreamed of. Where are you going? For the majority of my life, I have always wanted to go on a cruise. From what I’ve heard about them, they sound like fun as well as a unique experience. Every year, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) hosts a cruise to celebrate classic cinema. However, I’ve haven’t had the money or time to attend one of these cruises. Another place I’ve wanted to visit is Dollywood. Ever since the cast of Home & Family spent an entire week filming at the theme park, it seemed, to me, like such a fun place! There are other attractions around that area that sound just as interesting. Going to Dollywood for vacation would be such a great experience!

 

  1. If you could go back in time and tell your younger self something important, what would you tell him/her? The one thing that I would tell my younger self is that it’s ok to expand your pop cultural horizons. Years ago, the only piece of superhero pop culture that I truly cared about was Sailor Moon. Today, my favorite superhero is Bucky Barnes. Because I chose to expand my horizons when it comes to pop culture, I became invested in characters and stories that I might not have cared about otherwise.

 

  1. What is an unsolved mystery that you wish you knew the answer to? As I mentioned in my post about My Top 5 Dream Double Features at the Cinema, I have always wondered why Kida (from Atlantis: The Lost Empire) and Chel (from The Road to El Dorado) share some similarities between each other, even though they were created by two different animators from two different animation companies. I would love to receive an answer to this question that I have been asking for over fifteen years.

 

10. You are given a magic phone with a T-Mobile Fave 5 plan that allows you unlimited calls to any fictional characters. Who’s in Your 5? I’m not going to lie, this question, for me, required a significant amount of thought. However, I was able to create this short list that made me happy! The characters in my Fave 5 plan are:

  • Bucky Barnes – from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU): For me, this choice was a no-brainer. Like I’ve mentioned before, Bucky is my favorite superhero in the MCU. So, of course, I would want to grant him a special spot on this plan.
  • Moon – from Cedar Cove: Out of all the characters that have ever stepped foot in the town of Cedar Cove, Moon has always been my favorite! Because he doesn’t have any known family and since the other characters from Cedar Cove could be busy dealing with their own situations, there might be times when he could be lonely. So, Moon would have a chance to call me if he wanted to reach a friend.
  • Jiggy Nye – from Felicity: An American Girl Adventure and the Felicity Merriman series from American Girl: Anyone who has read the books or seen the movie would know that Jiggy Nye is the antagonist of this particular story. However, he evolves over the course of the series/movie into a hero. Similar to Moon, Jiggy doesn’t have any known family. He also could become lonely due to the other characters from the series/movie possibly dealing with their own situations. Giving Jiggy a piece of this plan would be a good way for him to connect with, at least, one friend.
  • Karen Brewer – from the Baby-Sitters Little Sister series: Years ago, Karen Brewer became one of my favorite literary characters. Since she was a child when this series began in 1988, Karen would likely be an adult in 2019. This means that she has more life experience now than she had 31 years ago. By granting her a piece of this plan, I would get to learn more about her life as well as see how some of her life experiences compare to my own. Based on the books, Karen seemed to have an interesting life. So, it would be fascinating to hear about her adventures that would have never appeared in the books.
  • Debbie Thornberry – from The Wild Thornberrys: In my review of Rugrats Go Wild, I shared that Debbie is my favorite character from The Wild Thornberrys. Similar to Karen Brewer, Debbie was a teenager at the start of the show. Therefore, it’s highly likely that she would be an adult by now. I would to love to hear how her life turned out after the Thornberrys traveled the world. Had she planted roots or become an explorer of her own? If I gave Debbie a piece of this plan, I would hopefully get answers to these questions.

 

  1. The thing you’re most proud of? For several years, I had been considering starting a blog. However, I was always met with self-doubt and poor timing. But, last February, I finally took the first step in creating 18 Cinema Lane. Starting my blog is what I’m most proud of because it has given a sense of confidence that I didn’t think I had. In fact, I wouldn’t be receiving this award had I not made that decision to, finally, become a blogger.

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The next 11 nominees are…

  1. James J. Cudney IV from This Is My Truth Now
  2. Ruth from Silver Screenings
  3. Up On The Shelf from Up On The Shelf
  4. Tari Hann from Cuddle Up With a Cozy Mystery
  5. Kim from Tranquil Dreams
  6. Silver Screen Classics from Silver Screen Classics
  7. Donald McKenzie from Dining with Donald
  8. Justin from Today I Watched a Movie
  9. Ivana from Diary of Difference
  10. Garden Illustrations from Garden Illustrations
  11. Drew from Drew’s Movie Reviews

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My 11 Questions:

  1. What was your first blog post and how does it compare to your latest blog post?
  2. The last movie you saw is your new adventure! Where does this journey take you?
  3. What piece of media (movie, music, book, television show, or video/computer game) would you like to see receive more attention?
  4. Which tv show would you not recommend to someone?
  5. Who was the last person to follow your blog?
  6. The last book you read vs. the last television show you watched. How does this battle play out?
  7. What is your favorite candy?
  8. Which movie do you wish you never saw?
  9. Which movie quote is your favorite?
  10. What is the best blog related advice you’ve ever received?
  11. Where would you like to see your blog in 5 years?

 

Have fun at the movies!

Sally Silverscreen

Word on the Street: Hallmark Channel’s “A Gift to Remember” will receive a sequel and other Hallmark-related movie news

When it comes to Hallmark related movie news, most of my topics have been based on things that I found on What’s Filming, a Canadian website that lists the production dates for upcoming movie and television projects. However, I recently found some interesting pieces of movie news on IMDB and a news article from Florida. All of these stories in this Word on the Street post are about projects that are either confirmed or speculated to be Hallmark movies. While two of these movies will likely premiere during the Christmas season, one of them has no known seasonal affiliation. As usual, I will report on the movie news and share my thoughts on each news story. So, let’s begin talking about these exciting movie details!

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While doing research for a potential Word on the Street topic, I came across an upcoming Hallmark film that was listed on IMDB. It looks like 2017’s A Gift to Remember will receive a sequel! According to the official IMDB page for the film, some of the cast members from the first movie will return for the continuation. At this time, Hallmark has not made any announcements about this film or its potential release date. I am surprised that out of all the Christmas movies that were released on Hallmark in 2017, A Gift to Remember would be the one to receive a sequel. I haven’t seen this film, but based on the synopsis, the story doesn’t seem to lend itself to a second chapter. However, I felt the same way when Christmas in Evergreen received a sequel. The film, Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa, exceeded my expectations. It was not only the best newly released Christmas movie I saw last year, but it was also one of the best movies I saw in 2018!

You can check out the official page for “A Gift to Remember 2” on IMDB.

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Yesterday, I found an article from the website, WFLA 8. In this article, it was reported that a Hallmark movie called “Love in the Sun” would be filming in the Safety Harbor area. According to WFLA 8, the movie is “a G-rated love story and Safety Harbor will be depicted as the female star’s hometown”. No other details have been revealed about the film. Off the top of my head, I can’t recall a Hallmark movie that has been filmed in Florida. So, this change in scenery will be very interesting to see when this movie finally premieres. Because this film will be a “love story”, it is likely that “Love in the Sun” will be a Hallmark Channel production.

If you want to check out the reference from this story, you can visit this link:

https://www.wfla.com/news/pinellas-county/safety-harbor-hallmark-movie-shoot-begins-monday/1873164448

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Earlier this month, I talked about an upcoming Christmas movie called “A Ring for Christmas”. The reason why this movie was speculated to be a Hallmark film was because the network was referenced in several Instagram photos containing the hashtag #aringforchristmas. Recently, I came across the official IMDB page for this film. While it’s still unknown if this project will belong to Hallmark, we now know what the movie will likely be about. Featured below is the film’s synopsis that was found on “A Ring for Christmas’” official IMDB page.

 

“Spoiled single girl Angie Moore gets cut off 25 days before Christmas. When she discovers the existence of a sizeable trust fund that she will inherit once she gets married, Angie decides to find a man to marry – by Christmas”.

 

Personally, I would be surprised if this became a Hallmark movie. Based on the synopsis, it sounds like the protagonist is very deceitful and self-centered. This is quite different from the friendly and down-to-earth personalities that are usually seen from Hallmark protagonists. Not only has the official cast been listed on the IMDB page, but also an expected release date. As of late March 2019, “A Ring for Christmas” is scheduled to premiere on December 19th. Both the release date and synopsis could change as time goes on.

You can check out the official page for “A Ring for Christmas” on IMDB.

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What are our thoughts on these movie news stories? Are you excited about any of these movies? Share your thoughts in the comment section!

 

Have fun at the movies!

Sally Silverscreen