My Favorite Movies #13 – It’s a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life 1946 Directed by Frank Capra Quick synopsis... It's a wonderful film. Frank Capra's inverted take on A Christmas Carol stars Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, a good man who's spent a lifetime giving up on his dreams in order to keep life in his small town humming. When a guardian angel … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #13 – It’s a Wonderful Life

My Favorite Movies #14 – The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music 1965 Directed by Robert Wise Quick synopsis... Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical inspired this story of the governess who won the heart of the Von Trapp family and whose courage led them across the Alps in their 1938 flight to freedom. Let's start at the very beginning.It's a very good place to … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #14 – The Sound of Music

A to Z Challenge – The Parent Trap

The Parent Trap 1961 Directed by David Swift Quick synopsis... Susan and Sharon are identical twins separated at birth. Neither knows the other exists until a simple twist of fate finds them at the same summer camp, where they switch places in hopes of getting their divorced parents back together. Yes, I do believe this … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – The Parent Trap

My Favorite Movies #25 – Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939 Directed by Frank Capra Quick synopsis... When idealistic junior senator Jefferson Smith (James Stewart) arrives in Washington, D.C., he's full of plans and dazzled by his surroundings -- qualities he retains despite widespread corruption among his cynical colleagues. Jean Arthur puts in a sharp performance as Smith's streetwise secretary, who … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #25 – Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

My Favorite Movies #39 – To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird 1962 Directed by Robert Mulligan Quick synopsis... Southern comforts abound in this big-screen adaptation of Harper Lee's novel as lawyer Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck, in an Oscar-winning role) defends an innocent black man (Brock Peters) against rape charges but ends up in a maelstrom of hate and prejudice. Meanwhile, with help from … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #39 – To Kill a Mockingbird

My Favorite Movies #50 – Rear Window

Rear Window 1954 Directed by Alfred Hitchcock Quick synopsis... As his broken leg heals, wheelchair-bound L.B. Jefferies (James Stewart) becomes absorbed with the parade of life outside his window and soon fixates on a mysterious man whose behavior has Jefferies convinced a murder has taken place. Meanwhile, other windows reveal the daily lives of a dancer, … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #50 – Rear Window

Old Movies on the Big Screen

Kids, last Sunday I got a chance to see one of my favorite movies of all time on the big screen for the first time in my life. I don't want this to sound like a commercial, but it's going to anyway. Thanks to Fathom Events, I got to watch Superman: The Movie the way it … Continue reading Old Movies on the Big Screen

My Favorite Movies #75 – Swiss Family Robinson

Swiss Family Robinson 1960 Directed by Ken Annakin Netflix says... After being shipwrecked, the Robinson family is marooned on an island inhabited only by an impressive array of wildlife. In true pioneer spirit, they quickly make themselves at home but soon face a danger even greater than nature: dastardly pirates. A rousing adventure suitable for the … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #75 – Swiss Family Robinson

My Favorite Movies #78 – Casablanca

Casablanca 1942 Directed by Michael Curtiz Netflix says... In this Oscar-winning classic, American expat Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) plays host to gamblers, thieves and refugees at his Moroccan nightclub during World War II... but he never expected Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) - the woman who broke his heart - to walk through his door. Ilsa hopes … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #78 – Casablanca

My Favorite Movies #81 – 12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men 1957 Directed by Sidney Lumet Netflix says... Knowing full well that a guilty verdict means death, a jury of 12 men (including Jack Warden and Jack Klugman) must decide the fate of an 18-year-old boy accused of fatally stabbing his father. But only one juror (Henry Fonda) wants to take the time to … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #81 – 12 Angry Men