‘Rebecca’ Review- Headed To Manderley

Ben Wheatley takes the director’s chair for ‘Rebecca‘ an adaption of the romantic thriller novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier. It was released in 2020 on Netflix. A young woman (Lily James) meets the wealthy widower Maxim de Winter (Armie Hammer), whose wife Rebecca died a year prior. After a whirlwind romance…

‘Enola Holmes- Mary Sue, My Dear Watson

‘Enola Holmes‘ is a Netflix adaption of the young adult mystery novels by Nancy Springer. None of which I have read. The film is directed by Harry Bradbeer and written by Jack Thorne. Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown) lives happily with her mother Eudoria (Helena Bonham Carter) where she learns all kinds of skills, both…

‘Emma’ Review- A Delightful Dramedy

‘Emma‘ is a 2020 adaption of Jane Austen’s Regency Era novel of the same name. It is the directorial feature film debut for Autumn de Wilde, a critically-acclaimed photographer and music video director. Emma Woodhouse (Anya Taylor-Joy) lives alone with her widowed father Mr. Woodhouse (Bill Nighy). She becomes friends with the shy Harriet Smith…

‘The Gentlemen’ Review- A Slick Gangster Comedy

Guy Ritchie produces, writes, and directs ‘The Gentlemen,’ a British action-comedy that premiered at the Curzon Mayfair Cinema and was one of the few films to make it to theaters in 2020. It was made by Miramax and released in the United States through STXfilms. American gangster Michael ‘Mickey’ Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) angers British tabloid…

Retro Film Review- Asylum (1972)

Released by Amicus Productions, “Asylum” also known as “House of Crazies,” is a horror anthology film directed by Roy Ward Baker and released in 1972. It was produced by Milton Subotsky and written by Robert Bloch, a popular horror writer at the time. Dr. Martin (Robert Powell) arrives as an asylum for the “incurably insane.”…

‘Sherlock: A Case Of Evil’ Review- Not So Elementary

‘Sherlock: A Case Of Evil’ is a different take on the classic character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The TV movie was released in America on the USA Network and is currently owned by Multicom Entertainment Group. A young consulting detective named Sherlock Holmes (James D’Arcy) is approached by a woman named Rebecca Doyle…

‘The King’ Review- Heavy Is The Head That Wears The Crown

The King is a partial adaption of William Shakespeare’s “Henriad” (a collection of plays regarding Henry IV and Henry V) directed by David Michôd who co-wrote it with Joel Edgerton. In England, Prince “Hal” Henry (Timothée Chalamet) is told by his father, the warmongering King Henry IV (Ben Mendelsohn) that his younger brother Thomas (Dean-Charles…

‘Fighting With My Family’ Review- Family, Fun, And Fights

Stephen Merchant directs Fighting With My Family, a biopic telling the story WWE Smackdown Diva Champion Saraya-Jade Bevis, better known by her ring name Paige, originally known as Britani Knight in the World Association of Wrestling. Saraya-Jade Bevis (Florence Pugh) is growing up in England with her wrestling parents, father Patrick “Rowdy Ricky” Knight (Nick…

FDR’s D-Day Prayer

On June 6th, 1944, the Allied Nations, including the United States, Britain, Canadian, and several other soldiers from various nations came together to launch an ambitious attack on the beaches of Normandy, France in occupied Nazi Germany. Troops from America landed on what became known as Omaha Beach to assist with the invasion. This helped…

#AmReading- Architects of Betrayal By Jack Buckby

Architects of Betrayal: How Parliament Tried to Thwart Brexit, from Chequers to the Meaningful Vote by British commentator Jack Buckby discusses the Brexit resolution which saw the British people vote to leave the European Union. According to Amazon: Architects of Betrayal chronicles the everyday betrayals by the British Parliament following the referendum decision to leave…

StudioJake: #FreeTommy

This past weekend we celebrated Memorial Day. It was a day where most of the United States of America reflected on the sacrifice of our brave men and women in uniform who fight to keep us free. I dedicated the first part of this weekend’s episode of StudioJake to commemorate the holiday by listing ten…

Movie Review- Dunkirk

Dunkirk is the latest masterpiece by my favorite director Christopher Nolan. I’m so excited to finally write a review about it. It tells the story of the fallout from the disastrous 1940 battle of Dunkirk during World War 2 as the Nazis took control of France.  It features an ensemble cast including Tom Hardy, Fionn Whitehead,…

Interview With Author Sheila Deeth

Author Sheila Deeth does not limit herself to one genre or age group. She explores mystery, spirituality, children’s fiction, and even nonfiction books on faith. I had the privilege to interview her and get to know her better.  She had some very interesting things to say on writing and especially her works. See our discussion below.…

9 Movies With Troubled Histories

When a film comes out, we sometimes do not think of the process that goes into it. While some films can get to the editing floor with only a little bit of drama, some films have trouble just getting the cameras rolling. There are a lot more than you think. As a film history amateur, I…

Movie Review- Spectre

Daniel Craig returns as James Bond aka 007 in Spectre, directed by Sam Mendes, who also directed Skyfall. It features an all-star cast including Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Dave Bautista, Andrew Scott, Monica Bellucci, and a whole host of others. James Bond is on the trail of the mysterious Pale King…

Interview with actress Kathleen Longazel

Ever since I started interviewing people, I have met some very gracious and talented people. Today, I am so excited to show you my interview with actress Kathleen Longazel who has appeared Mysteries of Laura, Royal Pains, and on the stage in The Crucible among other things! Check out our interview below! For once, the questions are…

Interview with author Carrie Lloyd

  March is Women’s Appreciation Month on Lone Star Inspirations. One of the coolest things we are doing is interviewing women who are doing extraordinary things. This week’s interview features author, speaker, blogger, and pastor Carrie Lloyd, author of Prude: Misconceptions of a Neo-Virgin. You can check out her blog Her Glass Slipper and her…

Movie Review Flashback- The World’s End

The World’s End, released in 2013, is the final comedy film in director Edgar Wright’s “Three Flavours Cornetto” trilogy, kicked off by the zombie parody Shaun Of The Dead. Of course, these movies are unrelated except for similar casting and all three feature Simon Pegg as the lead actor. It is worth noting the film…

My Favorite World War 2 Movies Volume 1

The Second World War was one of the most tumultuous times of the West. It saw the Allied Forces take on Nazism, fascism, and socialism in a brutal war that spanned four continents. Though no film can truly capture the events, many filmmakers have tried to put forth a decent attempt. Here is volume 1…

Thanksgiving 2015 (Updated and Revised)

I am going to dispense with the politically correct version of the first celebrated Thanksgiving Feast, and tell it how I believe it happened based on my own studies on the matter. A band of Pilgrims, seeking freedom from religious persecution, fled from the British Empire and set sail on the Mayflower. They endured harsh…

Happy Birthday, George Orwell

Eric Arthur Blair, known by his pen name George Orwell, is one of the most celebrated authors of all times. He was born in India in 1903, but died on January 21, 1950 in London, England. Though he was what he called a “democratic socialist,” he spoke out against socialists and liberty-minded folks about becoming…

Movie Review Flashback- Hot Fuzz

Comedy duo team director Edgar Wright teams-up with actor Simon Pegg once again for 2007’s Hot Fuzz, the second installment in the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy. Taking a break from zombie films, it then flips to action comedy. London Metropolitan Police Service PC Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is an exemplary member of law enforcement with…