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Courtney Caughey-Stambul: Some anticipated movie releases in February
Some of the films I am going to mention in this post may not be anticipated by anyone other than me. I'm just letting you know that now. Let's start with "A Good Day to Die Hard." Bruce Willis is back yet again as John McClane.
Courtney Caughey-Stambul: A look back at Nickelodeon theatres
The first exhibition spaces created solely for screening films were known as Nickelodeon theatres. From 1905 until around 1915, these small storefronts converted into theaters, charged five cents to see a film. Hence the "nickel" in Nickelodeon.
Courtney Caughey-Stambul: Movie adaptions of Stephen King's works are a must-see
In my first movie post a few weeks ago, I quoted Stephen King. I am a fan of his work. As you probably know many of his short stories and novels have been turned into very successful films. I've decided to compose another top 10 list this week- my top 10 films based on the writings of Stephen King.
Courtney Caughey-Stambul: The Many Faces of ‘A Christmas Carol’
We all know the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, the greedy and grumpy money lender featured in the Charles Dickens novel, "A Christmas Carol."
Courtney Caughey-Stambul: My favorite Christmas movie
There are so many great Christmas movies, it is difficult to choose a favorite. I've been watching "Rudolph" every year for as long as I can remember. As a child, I couldn't wait for "Disney's A Christmas Carol" to air.
Courtney Caughey-Stambul: ‘Santa Claus’ way ahead of its time in 1898
In 1898, George Albert Smith directed the film short, "Santa Claus." It is one of the earliest Christmas films ever produced. George Albert Smith, also known as G.A. Smith, was a portrait photographer with an interest in film. He directed, produced, and filmed numerous shorts and documentaries throughout the younger years of his life.
Courtney Caughey-Stambul: Moving on to the movies
How was your Thanksgiving? Mine was great! My mother put together quite the feast this year. She went all out, especially when it came to dessert. I wish I would've taken some photos as she baked a double layer pumpkin pie, a half dozen strawberry and cream cheese filled pastries and even a few chocolate lava cakes, filled with pudding and whipped cream.
Courtney Caughey-Stambul: Giving thanks for care center feast
Thanksgiving is still a week away, but I've already enjoyed more than my share of the turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. This week, I visited Jameson Care Center in Neshannock Township to partake in their annual Thanksgiving dinner, which is prepared by the residents in the center's cooking club.
Courtney Caughey-Stambul: Turkey Day — preparing for the Big Meal!
We are only two weeks away from the biggest food-related holiday of the year. Are you prepared? If not, allow me to offer some suggestions to make this Thanksgiving your best one yet.
Courtney Caughey-Stambul: What’s happenin’ for breakfast? Hotcakes!
My husband Dave and I had a great mini-vacation in Pittsburgh at the beginning of this week. We stopped by the Dor-Stop Restaurant in Dormont, Pa., which is a small diner known for its awesome hotcakes. It was even featured on the Food Network's "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives."
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