Sunday, April 27, 2008
If you are a David Bowie fan at all, you absolutely must see Labyrinth. It is definitely one of the best Jim Henson movies of all time. It's a little scary when you are a kid, but now it is just hilarious. It includes great music and funny 80s fashion. This is a childhood favorite that should not be missed.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
The Cary Grant/Doris Day combo is pretty fantastic in this comedy. Day and Grant want very different things from their casual relationship, making for some very interesting consequences. That Touch of Mink follows a typical Day film plot, but the combination of her and Grant is of course too enticing to pass up.
This is obviously a much more recent classic, but a classic nonetheless. This film is the story of a group of misfits working in a record shop that is potentially going under. Their combined efforts to save Empire Records are the basis of a funny and quirky look at what it's like to be a teenager.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
This Clark Gable classic is hilarious. It's a sweet early romantic comedy. Gable discovers a young woman running away from her problems. At first, the two do not get along well, but soon they develop witty banter as their journey of mishaps continues. Gable fans will definitely appreciate this critically acclaimed comedy.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
This film is pure art. While the plot is very racy for its time, the music and the cinematography are perfect. The Graduate is the story of a young college graduate (played by Dustin Hoffman) who gets involved with the infamous Mrs. Robinson. The affair gets complicated when Hoffman falls in love with his lover's daughter. You will definitely be a Simon and Garfunkel fan after seeing this film.
This is one of many Marx brothers comedies. This film is one that people of my generation often cannot appreciate. The editing is not as advanced and the humor is purely slapstick and double entendres. I think that it's important for young people to see these types of early examples of comedy in film. The Marx brothers are pioneers in this genre.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Doris Day and Rock Hudson share a phone line in this comedy of mix-ups. Day is annoyed with her party line since Hudson is always on the phone and she is never able to make a call. Hudson is tired of being harassed by Day and decides to teach her a lesson. This movie is very sweet and funny and is definitely the best of the Day/Hudson pictures.