The Thrill of It All

The Thrill of It All


The Thrill of It All

Release year: 1963 Director: Norman Jewison Screenwriter: Carl Reiner, Larry Gelbart Starring: Doris Day, James Garner, Arlene Francis, Edward Andrews, Reginald Owen, Kym Karath, Brian Nash, Lucy Landay, Elliott Reid Moviegeek Sunday Classic #184, week 52 2017 When housewife Beverly Boyer (Doris Day) is suddenly selected as spokesperson for The Happy Soap Company, she must ..

Beyond Tomorrow

Beyond Tomorrow


Beyond Tomorrow

Release year: 1940 Director: A. Edward Sutherland Screenwriter: Adele Comandini, Mildred Cram Starring: Harry Carrey, C. Aubrey Smith, Charles Winninger, Alex Melesh, Maria Ouspenskaya, Richard Carlson, Jean Lawrence Moviegeek Sunday Classic #183, week 51 2017 When their guests for Christmas cancel at the last moment, millionaire friends Michael (Winninger), George (Carey) and Allan (Smith) throw ..

Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)

Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)


Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)

Release year: 2015 Director: Thomas Vinterberg Screenwriter: David Nicholls, Thomas Hardy (based on the novel by) Starring: Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge, Juno Temple, Jessica Barden, Tilly Vosburgh Independent and strong minded Batsheeba Everdene (Mulligan) has no desire to marry and when she inherits her uncle’s farm, she doesn’t need to. But ..

Infinitely Polar Bear

Infinitely Polar Bear


Infinitely Polar Bear

Release Year: 2014 Director: Maya Forbes Writer: Maya Forbes Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Imogene Wolodarsky, Ashley Aufderheide, Rating: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe: Best Actor – Comedy or Musical (Mark Ruffalo). A manic-depressive father (Mark Ruffalo) tries to win back his wife after a breakdown and agrees to take care of his two spirited ..

Barefoot in the Park

Barefoot in the Park


Barefoot in the Park

Release year: 1967 Director: Gene Saks Screenwriter: Neil Simon (screenplay based on his own play) Starring: Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Charles Boyer, Mildred Natwick, Herb Edelman, Mabel Albertson, Fritz Feld, James Stone Ratings: 1 Oscar nomination: Best Supporting Actress (Mildred Natwick). Newly married couple Corie (Jane Fonda) and Paul (Robert Redford) spent a passionately honeymoon ..

The Jane Austen Book Club

The Jane Austen Book Club


The Jane Austen Book Club

Release year: 2007 Director: Robin Swicord Screenwriter: Robin Swicord, Karen Joy Fowler (novel) Starring: Maria Bello, Emily Blunt, Kathy Baker, Amy Brenneman, Maggie Grace, Hugh Dancy, Marc Blucas, Jimmy Smits, Kevin Zegers When Sylvia’s (Amy Brenneman) husband (Jimmy Smits) unexpectedly dumps her, her friends Bernadette (Kathy Baker) and Jocelyn (Maria Bello) starts a book club ..

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies


Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Release year: 2016 Director: Burr Steers Screenwriters: Burr Steers, Jane Austen (novel), Seth Grahame-Smith (novel) Starring: Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote, Ellie Bamber, Millie Brady, Suki Waterhouse, Douglas Booth, Charles Dance The five Bennett sisters are highly trained in fighting zombies and must battle the undead while trying to find suitable husbands. Based on ..

Hope Floats

Hope Floats


Hope Floats

Release year: 1998 Director: Forest Whitaker Screenwriter: Steven Rogers Starring: Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick Jr., Mae Whitman, Gena Rowlands, Michael Paré, Connie Ray, Kathy Najimy, Cameron Finley After being dumped on national TV, former homecoming queen Birdee (Sandra Bullock) moves back in with her eccentric mother (Gena Rowlands) together with her daughter Bernice (Mae Whitman). ..

Charade

Charade


Charade

Release Year: 1963 Director: Stanley Donen Writers: Peter Stone (screenplay & story), Marc Behm (story) Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, Walter Matthau, James Coburn, George Kennedy, Ned Glass, Dominique Minot, Jacque Marin, Thomas Chalimsky Rating: Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best original Song (“Charade”). Nominated for 2 Golden Globes: Best Actress – Comedy or Musical (Audrey ..

Cat Ballou

Cat Ballou


Cat Ballou

Release Year: 1965 Director: Elliot Silverstein Screenwriter: Walter Newman, Frank Pierson, Roy Chanslor (based on the novel by) Starring: Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan, Dwayne Hickman, Nat ‘King’ Cole, Stubby Kaye, Tom Nardini, John Marley Ratings: 1 Oscar: Best Actor (Lee Marvin). 4 Oscar nominations: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Original Song, ..

Girls! Girls! Girls!

Girls! Girls! Girls!


Girls! Girls! Girls!

Release year: 1962 Director: Norman Taurog Screenwriter: Allan Weiss, Edward Anhalt Starring: Elvis Presley, Stella Stevens, Jeremy Slate, Laurel Goodwin, Benson Fong, Robert Strauss, Guy Lee, Frank Puglia Ratings: 1 Golden Globe nomination: Best Musical When his boss decides to retire young sailor Ross Carpenter (Elvis Presley) finds himself about to loose his job and ..

The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon


The Blue Lagoon

Release year: 1980 Director: Randal Kleiser Screenwriter: Douglas Day Stewart, Henry De Vere Stacpoole (based on the novel by) Starring: Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins, Leo McKern, William Daniels, Elva Josephson, Glenn Kohan, Alan Hopgood, Gus Mercurio Ratings: 1 Oscar nomination: Best Cinematography. 1 Golden Globe nomination: Best Male Newcomer (Christopher Atkins). Moviegeek Sunday Classic #164, ..