Category Archives: classic

Bobby Van’s ‘Take Me to Broadway’ number in ‘Small Town Girl’

 

Bobby Van’s commute to work in 1953’s ‘Small Town Girl’ is both endearing and astounding, all that hopping is sure to put a smile on your face and if it doesn’t the pup that hops along with him towards the end surely will I highly recommend this movie, if only for Van’s number.

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March 2012 Movies 60 – 75

I was travelling for two weeks out of march at the lovely SXSW Music Festival and then in Chicago for a week so my film list was a bit neglected but I tried to keep up. April will definitely be better :]

Mar 01 – A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Mar 02 – Win Win (2011)
Mar 07 – Take Care of my Cat! (Goyangileul Butaghae) (2002)
Mar 08 – Only You (1992)
Mar 09 – What a Way to Go! (1964)
Mar 13 – Maybe (Tokkiwa rijeodeu) (2009)
Mar 22 – Salmon Fishing the Yemen (2012)
Mar 23 – Star Trek Generations (1994)
Mar 23 – Saving Face Documentary (2012)
Mar 23 – Case de mi Padre (2012)
Mar 23 – Friends with Kids (2012)
Mar 24 – Game Change (2012)
Mar 25 – Tinker, Tailer, Solider, Spy (2011)
Mar 26 – Footloose (2011)
Mar 30 – If a Man Answers (1962)
Mar 30 – The Hunger Games (2012)

February 2012 Movies 34-59

Feb 01 – The Greatest (2009)
Feb 02 – Capote (2005)
Feb 02 – Just Wright (2010)
Feb 03 – The African Queen (1951)
Feb 04 – Fever Pitch (1997)
Feb 04 – White Palace (1990)
Feb 05 – Moneyball (2011)
Feb 05 – Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
Feb 05 – Masterpiece Classics Jane Austen’s Persuasion (2007)
Feb 06 – Velvet Goldmine (1998)
Feb 06 – Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942)
Feb 08 – Take Me Home Tonight (2011)
Feb 09 – Don’t Look Back (1967)
Feb 09 – The Six Wives of Henry Lefay (2009)
Feb 10 – Bob Dylan A&E Biography (2005)
Feb 14 – White Valentine (1999)
Feb 16 – Linda Linda Linda (2005)
Feb 17 – Wake (2009)
Feb 18 – The Artist (2011)
Feb 24 – The Harvey Girls (1946)
Feb 25 – Guess Who’s coming to Dinner? (1967)
Feb 25 – The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Feb 25 – Bullitt (1968)
Feb 25 – The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Feb 28 – Avenue Montaigne (20007)
Feb 29 – The Smiths : The Complete Picture (1992)

Little Women (1994) Gillian Anderson

I spent the weekend at my fathers house and let me tell you, movies look so much better on a 55-inch screen. Men and their TVs, I’m starting to think there’s something to it!

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Here’s a great piece of trivia, apparently Christina Ricci auditioned for the role of young Amy but it was given to Kristen Dunst instead, a decision I can understand, is easy to believe that a young Dunst would be more conventional beautiful than a young Ricci would once Amy finally marries Laurie.

And now for my favorite quote which is delivered by Susan Sarandon in the role as the mother ‘Mrs. March’ or ‘Marmee’.

If you feel your value lies in being merely decorative, I fear that someday you might find
yourself believing that’s all that you really are. Time erodes all such beauty, but what it cannot diminish
is the wonderful workings of your mind: Your humor, your kindness, and your moral courage.
These are the things I cherish so in you. I so wish I could give my girls a more just world.
But I know you’ll make it a better place.

The Adventures of Tintin

I have to say one of my greatest fears about Steven Spielberg’s and Peter Jackson’s The Adventures of Tintin is that it’s going to make me what to marry a CGI-created character for the first time in my life, because we know the film is going to be fantastic.

 

The Adventures of Tintin hits theaters everywhere in America on December 21st! What a marvelous holiday gift!