My Favorite Movies #23 – The American President

The American President 1995 Directed by Rob Reiner Quick synopsis... Widowed U.S. president Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas), one of the world's most powerful men, can have anything he wants -- and what he covets most is Sydney Ellen Wade (Annette Bening), a Washington lobbyist. But Shepherd's attempts at courting her spark wild rumors and decimate his … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #23 – The American President

My Favorite Movies #55 – Blast from the Past

Blast from the Past 1999 Directed by Hugh Wilson Quick synopsis... Following a bomb scare in the early 1960s, eccentric inventor Calvin seals himself and his pregnant wife in a state-of-the-art underground shelter. Thirty-five years later, their son Adam emerges. This movie is another one of those that I'm a little surprised that it's in my … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #55 – Blast from the Past

A to Z Challenge – Mannequin

Mannequin 1987 Directed by Michael Gottlieb Quick Synopsis... A struggling artist who lands a job as a department store window designer falls in love with a beautiful, realistic-looking mannequin who just so happens to be a reincarnated Egyptian princess. This movie starts with what I'm sure is an entirely accurate depiction of life in ancient Egypt. … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Mannequin

A to Z Challenge – Just Friends

Just Friends 2005 Directed by Roger Kumble Quick Synopsis... After being snubbed by his high school crush, an overweight nice guy moves to Los Angeles, where he slims down and blossoms into a womanizer. But when he's stranded in his hometown, he bumps into the girl who once broke his heart. Ryan Reynolds in a fat … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Just Friends

A to Z Challenge – Hitch

Hitch 2005 Directed by Andy Tennant Quick Synopsis... Smooth and sexy Hitch helps clueless clients make a great first impression with their dates so they can get to the second date. But when a lovely gossip reporter starts nosing around his business, Hitch has to figure out a whole new strategy to love. Right away, this … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Hitch

A to Z Challenge – Easy A

Easy A 2010 Directed by Will Gluck Quick Synopsis... Ambitious student Olive decides to boost her popularity by pretending to be the school slut. As the swirling rumor mill increases both her notoriety and her finances, Olive enjoys her newfound status but eventually must decide if it's all worth it. I'm not sure I like how … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Easy A

My Favorite Movies #60 – Love Actually

Love Actually 2003 Directed by Richard Curtis Netflix says... Writer-director Richard Curtis's charming treatise on romance and relationships is an all-star ensemble comedy that tells 10 separate (but intertwining) London love stories, leading up to a spirited climax on Christmas Eve. I was tempted to not do this one today. Because it's not available to stream … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #60 – Love Actually

My Favorite Movies #71 – You’ve Got Mail

You've Got Mail 1998 Directed by Nora Ephron Netflix says... In this valentine to modern romance, book superstore magnate Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) and independent book shop owner Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) fall in love in the anonymity of the Internet -- both blissfully unaware that he's trying to put her out of business. Director Nora … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #71 – You’ve Got Mail

My Favorite Movies #98 – It Could Happen to You

It Could Happen to You 1994 Directed by Andrew Bergman Netflix says... In this charming romantic comedy based on a true story, a coffee-shop waitress gets a life-changing tip when a beat cop comes up short on pocket change and promises her half of his potential winnings from a lottery ticket. Netflix might be right … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #98 – It Could Happen to You

AFI #46 – It Happened One Night

It Happened One Night 1934 Directed by Frank Capra Netflix says... Runaway socialite Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) is en route to the Big Apple to elope with a fortune-hunting flyboy. Along the way she meets a crusty newspaperman (Clark Gable), who's just been sacked and--unbeknownst to Ellie--plans to sell her story to get his job … Continue reading AFI #46 – It Happened One Night