Thursday, April 7, 2011

Fave Films

I haven't added anything to this blog in a long time but thought I'd add a quick list of some of the films that I thought stood above the rest that I've seen. My list includes those films that linger with you for days afterward, or those that have sentimental meaning from childhood faves to newer films that break the mould.

[Most of my fave films are period dramas.
That list is found on Enchanted Serenity of Period Films.]

500 Days of Summer
A Little Princess
All the President's Men
American President, The
American Rhapsody
Anna and the King
Anne of Green Gables
Apollo 13
August Rush
Bend it Like Beckham
Big Chill, The
Born Free
Bucket List
Chronicles of Narnia
Cry Freedom
Dan in Real Life
Daniel Deronda
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Ever After
Finding Nemo
Forrest Gump
Forsyte Saga
Good Will Hunting
Horton Hears a Who
Iron Jawed Angels
Knight’s Tale
La Grande S├ęduction
Lake House, The
Legends of the Fall
Life is Beautiful
Little Miss Sunshine
Lost Prince
March of the Penguins
Marguerite Volant
Mission, The
Moulin Rouge
Mr. Holland's Opus
Nine Lives
Notting Hill
Ocean's Eleven
Om Jai Jagadish
Parent Trap
Pretty Woman
Pride & Prejudice
Remains of the Day
Runaway Bride
Schindler's List
Sense & Sensibility
Shakespeare in Love
Simon Birch
Sleepless in Seattle
Sliding Doors
Sound of Music
Sting, The
Waking Ned Devine
Winslow Boy
Wives & Daughters
Wizard of Oz
You Can Count on Me
You've Got Mail

Saturday, July 24, 2010

500 Days of Summer


Cute movie! 
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel are charming to watch.  

This is a story of boy meets girl, begins the wry, probing narrator of 500 DAYS OF SUMMER, and with that the film takes off at breakneck speed into a funny, true to life and unique dissection of the unruly and unpredictable year-and-a-half of one young man's no-holds-barred love affair. [Rotten Tomatoes]



I would definitely include this film in my category of quintessential and would urge anyone thinking of going to see it to do so before too much buzz leads to people mentioning spoilers! As much as I like movies, I don't venture out to the theatre that often but felt compelled to see this when I saw the trailer and was not disappointed!

Trailer #3, the one that made me run out to see it!

The soundtrack for this is Hans Zimmer

One of Edith Piaf's songs is used in the film, in more ways than one...
(not a spoiler but this makes more sense after you've seen it)

Leo Dicaprio

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Marion Cotillard

Tom Hardy

Ken Watanabe

Ellen Page

Cillian Murphy

My only disappointment with the film was not seeing more of Michael Caine!

-> Live stream of movie premiere
(interviews with cast on red carpet as well as a performance of awesome soundtrack)

Webcam chat at Ustream

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Waiting for Superman (2010) - trailer

Upcoming film that looks interesting...

For a nation that proudly declared it would leave no child behind, America continues to do so at alarming rates. Despite increased spending and politicians promises, our buckling public—education system, once the best in the world, routinely forsakes the education of millions of children. Oscar®—winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) reminds us that education statistics have names: Anthony, Francisco, Bianca, Daisy, and Emily, whose stories make up the engrossing foundation of WAITING FOR SUPERMAN. As he follows a handful of promising kids through a system that inhibits, rather than encourages, academic growth, Guggenheim undertakes an exhaustive review of public education, surveying drop—out factories and academic sinkholes, methodically dissecting the system and its seemingly intractable problems. However, embracing the belief that good teachers make good schools, Guggenheim offers hope by exploring innovative approaches taken by education reformers and charter schools that have—in reshaping the culture—refused to leave their students behind.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Glee - behind the scenes

Amused by Cory Monteith's description of the show...

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Don't Stand So Close to Me

Will Schuester tries to send a message to Rachel but woos both Emma and Rachel in the process...

Glee - Sue Sylvester

Entertainment Weekly has 20 quotes with pics by Sue Sylvester
(played by the indomitable Jane Lynch)

''You think this was hard? Try auditioning for Baywatch and being told
they're going in another direction. That was hard.''

What would Glee be without the antics of Sue Sylvester?!