Category Archive: Movie Night

Grease 2 (1982) – So wrong, but it feels so right!

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Okay, it’s time to come clean. My family – unironically, genuinely – loves Grease 2. As my niece puts it, we are probably the only people in the world who voluntarily watch it… Continue reading

Oklahoma! (1955)

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I had never seen Oklahoma! and it finally seemed like a good time to get into it. The DVD was just lying there on the shelf, so I dove in. It’s a story… Continue reading

Daddy Long Legs (1955)

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Daddy Long Legs is the story of philanthropist Jervis Pendleton III (Fred Astaire) and his relationship with the orphan he puts through college, Julie Andre (Leslie Caron). The story gets started with Jervis’… Continue reading

Let’s talk about William Holden!

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My latest Old Hollywood crush is William Holden. This all came about because of an Instagram post celebrating his birthday last month. Which led me to an impromptu William Holden filmfest. First up – Sunset Boulevard.  Can… Continue reading

Easter Parade (1948)

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I can’t believe I’ve never seen Easter Parade before! For Classic Movies, I usually write about my favorites, which means movies I’ve seen so many times. So this is a first. The movie… Continue reading

Give My Regards To Broad Street (1984)

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The first thing to remember when watching Give My Regards To Broad Street is, you can’t look at it as a movie. Otherwise, even true-blue Paul McCartney fans – who are probably the only people… Continue reading

Austenland (2013)

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It took me a long time to write my thoughts about this movie, because I went through quite a roller coaster of emotions about it that I had to process it a bit. First… Continue reading

Ant-Man (2015)

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Let me begin this by apologizing to all Marvel fanatics out there: I’m sorry. I have never read a Marvel comic in my life. Zilch. And I completely understand how you feel if… Continue reading

The Great Escape (1963)

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Every few weeks we’d get stuck for a movie to watch on movie night, and the conversation would inevitably go like this: Witches’ coven: So, what are we watching tonight? Me: *pretends to… Continue reading

May The 4th Be With You

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Just in time for May 4th, we started re-watching the Star Wars movies. I’ve been pushing my niece to watch because I just can’t fathom how anyone can miss out on such a… Continue reading

Jesus Christ Superstar (1970)

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Holy Week is upon us, which in the Philippines means a week off work to observe religious rituals such as the Visita Iglesia, where you’re supposed to visit fourteen churches in one night;… Continue reading

Astaire or Kelly?

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This is probably an old debate, and one we’ll never get the answer to, but I think it’s a fun question to consider nonetheless. I haven’t done Classic Movie Monday in a while,… Continue reading

Wild (2014)

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You know those movies that show the triumph of the human spirit over insurmountable odds, that show the pain of losing yourself and the joy of finding your way back again, the power… Continue reading

Birdman (or: I Was Duped!) (2014)

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SPOILERS AHEAD. I went into this movie thinking it was going to be a straight up comedy, because it was in the comedy category at all the awards shows, right? Also, I really… Continue reading

My name is Iñigo Montoya…

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I had a crappy week last week and I just could not snap out of it. Then I came across this video. God bless The Princess Bride for banishing the blues. Hearing Iñigo… Continue reading

High Society (1956)

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“Just take that scenery floating by, we’re now approaching Newport, Rhode I..” This song by Louis Armstrong opens High Society, the musical adaptation of The Philadelphia Story. This is one movie loved by… Continue reading

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

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I have two words for The Battle of the Five Armies: E. PIC. Yes, it was so epic that it took me almost a month to put down my thoughts and feelings (of… Continue reading

White Christmas (1954)

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Is there a better Christmas musical than this? I think not. It stars Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, along with Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen. It again features the songs of Irving Berlin,… Continue reading

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