The term "Southern Gothic" is often used to describe everything from literature to film and television. Originally derogatory, these stories are set in the South and generally have dark themes and events, bordering on horror or crime. There might be macabre elements but not necessarily including fantasy aspects like vampires, voodoo, or ghosts. Themes include family … [Read more...] about What is Southern Gothic?
Obviously, we're dealing with some tough times at the moment, staying home instead of out traveling. But that doesn't mean we can't plan future adventures! One of my favorite ways to gain inspiration is through movies and television shows. If you're subscribed to our email newsletter, you got a recent newsletter about the best Southern television shows and where to watch … [Read more...] about 28 Quintessential Southern Movies to Watch
Based on the book by the same name, Ender's Game tells of a futuristic society where children are recruited and trained to fight aliens in simulated games, or so they think. Ender shows great promise, despite his young age, and becomes one of the top-ranked commanders at his school. Newcomer Asa Butterfield stars as Ender, alongside Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail … [Read more...] about Film Friday: Ender’s Game
The Oscar-winning film Django Unchained has been named one of director Quentin Tarantino's best works, starring Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz and Kerry Washington. In this play on the spaghetti western, a freed slave in the antebellum South seeks out a German bounty hunter to save his wife from the clutches of an evil plantation owner in rural Mississippi. … [Read more...] about Film Friday: Django Unchained
Southern girl meets the big city and abandons her small-town life in Sweet Home Alabama, starring Reese Witherspoon, Patrick Dempsey and Josh Lucas. It's a harmless "chick flick" about the people who may leave your life, but never really leave your heart. Although the film is set in Alabama, much of it was filmed in nearby Atlanta and Florida. The famous re-enactment scene … [Read more...] about Film Friday: Sweet Home Alabama