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Author Archives: Vera Marie Badertscher

Vera Marie Badertscher
Vera Marie Badertscher first went to the movies at the Duncan Theater in Killbuck, Ohio, when her grandmother was selling tickets. Now she watches Netflix and TV movie channels more often than movies in theaters, but she loves to rediscover old favorites. When she's not at the movies, she's reading and traveling and writing at A Traveler's Library and Ancestors In Aprons. Follow her on Twitter at @pen4hire.

‘Genealogy Roadshow’ on PBS Seeks Drama in Family History

On Genealogy Roadshow, Graham McDougal and genealogist Mary Tedesco

Genealogy is a popular past-time and guarantees an audience for "Genealogy Roadshow," PBS' new version of "Antiques Roadshow," centered on family history.

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Who’s Taller – Harry Potter or Daniel Radcliffe? Check the Infographic

Actor Height Infographic

Who's taller -- Harry Potter or Daniel Radcliffe? Bilbo Baggins or Martin Freeman? This fun infographic reveals all.

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Book Review: John Fusco’s New Comic Thriller ‘Dog Beach’ Imitates Film Life

John Fusco

Screenwriter John Fusco draws on his own filmmaking life in comic thriller book "Dog Beach" that satirizes the life. Read Vera Badertscher's review.

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V.C. Andrews’ ‘Petals on the Wind’ Coming to Lifetime


V.C. Andrews' "Petals on the Wind" will premiere on Lifetime May 26, with two more movies to follow. Heather Graham, Ellen Burstyn and Wyatt Nash star.

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Book to TV Movie: ‘Making of a Lady’ is More Fun Than the Book

LadyLady Maria in Making of a Lady

Vera Marie Badertscher reviews "The Making of a Lady," and finds the British ITV/PBS made-for-TV movie better than the book.

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Why ‘Walter Mitty’ Should Never Have Been Made Into a Movie

walter mitty

From Danny Kaye to Ben Stiller, Vera Marie Badertscher reveals why she believes "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" should never have been made into a movie.

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Vera Rants: Giant Pop-up Book in Hollywood Promotes Hobbit’s New Zealand

Book of New Zealand

Vera rants that a hokey pop-up book in Hollywood does not do New Zealand justice. Flaks promote The Hobbit's New Zealand, but the lovely country deserves better.

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Book Review: ‘Making Masterpiece’ – The Road to Downton Abbey

Rebecca Eaton, executive director of Masterpiece Theatre, explains what goes on behind the scenes at the TV powerhouse that makes Downton Abbey.

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Vera Raves: Le Week-end & Other Films Celebrate Love Over 60

Vera Marie Badertscher raves about the fact that Hollywood is finally realizing that life does not stop at 30. "Le Week-End" is the latest film of note.

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Book Review: Margaret Talbot Recounts Classic Film Era in The Entertainer

The Entertainer- Lyle Talbot

Author Margaret Talbot's delightful book, "The Entertainer," uses Lyle Talbot's life to focus on changes in Entertainment in America in the 20th century.

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Vera Rants: Breaking Bad vs. Broadchurch

Vera Marie Badertscher is perplexed that "Breaking Bad" is getting all the praise, while BBC America's "Broadchurch" shows viewers true humanity.

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Genealogy Roadshow, Who Do You Think You Are Explore Roots

Genealogy is so old that it's new. TV shows cashing in on the craze include TLC's "Who Do You Think You Are?" and PBS' "Genealogy Roadshow."

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