What: a musical drama from 1980 Starring: Eddie Barth, Irene Cara, Paul McCrane, Barry Miller, Maureen Teefy General Plot: auditions and 4 years of high school at a performing arts school in New York My Thoughts: While it’s a fairly decent film I wouldn’t call it a musical. There a total of maybe 4 songs and none of them are all that inspiring, catchy or adding to the movie. ...
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s tragic death. Many magazines have come out on the subject of her death. Some say suicide, some say murder plotted by the Kennedy’s others say accidental drug OD. Whatever it was it’s safe to say she went too soon. I was never a huge fan of Ms. Monroe, thinking she was just another dumb blond. but i have recently learned a...
The Dirty Dozen
What: War dramady from 1967 Starring: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, Jim Brown, John Cassavetes, Richard Jaeckel, George Kennedy, Trini Lopez, Ralph Meeker, Robert Ryan, Telly Savalas, Clint Walker, Robert Webber, Donald Southerland. General Plot: Major Reisman (Lee Marvin) is assigned a dozen army convicts to train and send on a mass assassination mission behind enemy lines in...
Singing In The Rain
What: Musical Comedy from 1952 Starring: Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds General Plot: The Talkies have just come out and Don Lockwood is a famous silent movie star along with his co-star Lina Lamont. Everyone is excited for the new innovation in film, that is until Lina opens her big mouth. Hilarity ensues. My Thoughts: This is a visually stunning movie. One of my...
The Nun's Story
What: A Drama from 1959 Starring: Audrey Hepburn General Plot: Gabriel (Audrey Hepburn) is a doctor’s daughter in 1930. When she’s a young woman she decides to enter into a convent. By entering the convent she hopes to travel to the Congo to help the sick. Instead the reverend mother sends Sister Luke (aka Gabriel) to an asylum for the mentally ill and deranged. Eventually she is sent to the...
Once again loyal followers (all three of you) I have to apologize for my tardiness. Please know that the month of November was ridiculous! All my days off were accounted for due to bridal showers and other stuff to get done for my wedding. Including getting married! That’s right loyal followers (all three of you) I’m married, going on 1 week now. I hope you’ll excuse my tardiness....
Breakfast at Tiffany's
What: a Dramedy from 1961 Starring: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard and Mickey Rooney General Plot: Holly Golightly is a socialite in New York who meets Paul when he moves into her building. They become fast friends when Holly breaks into Paul’s apartment one evening. Paul a sensible man gets caught up in Holly’s flighty ways and finds himself in love and having to stand by while watching Holly...
The King and I
What: Musical/Drama from 1956 Starring: Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr General Plot: Anna Leonowens goes to Siam to teach King Mongkut’s heir Prince Chulalongkorn. Somewhere along the way she manages to displease the king and as a punishment he demands that she then teach all (or in this case a small amount) of his children and wives and concubines. Eventually Anna and Mongkut have a deep respect...
What: A Disney Musical from 1950 Starring: Cartoon people voiced by no-one you’d know. Although you may recognize Lady Tremaine’s voice if you watch “Sleeping Beauty” General plot: A widowed man remarries to secure a future for his daughter. After he and his new wife marry he dies. The step-mother jealous of her step-daughters good looks and personality forces her to become a slave in her...
Hello my humble followers. A) thank you for following my Tumblr. I didn’t think anyone would actually be interested in what i had to say about movies most people of my generation had no idea excisted. B) sorry for the delay in posts. I recently moved and am preparing for an up coming wedding. I’ll do my best to have another movie up and reviewed by the end of next weekend. Thanks...
How To Steal A Million
What: Heist Comedy from 1966 Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Peter O’Toole, Hugh Griffith General Plot: Nicole (Hepburn) is the daughter of an art forger, in a semi long line of forgers. A piece of art that her grandfather made is on display and it is going to be tested, which means prison if they’re found out. Simon is a burglar whom Nicole happens to find trying to steal from her and her father one...
What: Romantic dramdey from 1940 Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart General Plot: Tracy (Hepburn) is heiress to one of the oldest and richest families in Philadelphia and is getting married for the second time after a whirl-wind marriage to Dexter (Grant). Connor (Stewart) is a journalist who wants to be taken seriously but is being used as a tabloid reporter who ends up...
What: Musical comedy from 1948 Starring: Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Ann Miller General Plot: Fred Astaire, Don, and Ann Miller, Nadine, are a ballroom dancing couple until Nadine decides to leave when a better offer comes along. Don was in love with her and now feels scorned but his supposed love. So in an angry slightly drunken stupor he vows he can make anyone as good a dancer as Nadine,...
Arsenic and Old Lace
What: Comedy from 1944 Starring: Carry Grant, Peter Lorre, Priscilla Lane General Plot: It’s Hallowe’en and Carry Grant and Priscilla Lane are getting married, but first Carry Grant has to stop at home to say hi to his aunties and brother with a few screws loose. When he goes home though he finds his aunties arn’t as sweet as he thought they were. And soon its a family...
The Great Race
What: Comedy from 1965 Starring: Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Natalie Wood General Plot: A race around the world to promote a new automobile ;) and the Great Leslie, a turn of the century dare devil. The great Leslie is constantly the rival of Professor Fate, his arch nemesis, who tries to out-do the great Leslie and foil all his plans to make himself look better. On the “amazing” race Natalie...
What: A musical from 1957 Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire and Kay Thompson General Plot: A magazine looking to revitalize themselves discovers a no body in a book store who they make their new “it girl”. At first she’s resistant to becoming a model because she has a brain, but soon we discover she’s a natural model. And of course there’s a romance between an older man and a younger...
ON A Clear Day You Can See Forever
What: Musical from 1970 Starring: Barbra Streisand and Yves Montand (with appearances by Bob Newhart and Jack Nicholson) General Plot: A 22 year old women, Daisy, seeks the help of a professor, Dr. Chabot, to help her stop smoking for the sake of her up-tight fiancé; she hopes the professor can help her through hypnotism. Along the way the Dr. Chabot discovers that the 22 year old woman can...
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