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Ocean’s 11 (1960) – “The odds are always with the house, with the house!”


The best part about Ocean’s 11 is the ending. Which is not to say that the movie is bad, but there is a long, slow build-up before anything starts happening. That closing scene of Sinatra… Continue reading

Cat People (1942) – I honestly thought it was about people who liked cats.


Be warned, spoilers ahead. *meow* This is about a woman who fears intimacy with her husband. She’s Serbian (her husband is American), and her fear stems from her country’s fables about how a… Continue reading

Oklahoma! (1955)


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)


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!


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)


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

The Great Escape (1963)


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

Astaire or Kelly?


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

High Society (1956)


“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

White Christmas (1954)


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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