Sunday, September 15, 2013

Group Round- Up: Movie Recommendations


Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world... this movie had to walk into mine. This is THE movie of all time; the film of films in my book. It changed how I felt about cinema-so much so that it was the first film we showed at an outdoor movie party, and it even had a place at our wedding. Considered on of the very best films of all time (second only to Citizen Kane according to the American Film institute) this is the film that will make you love classic Hollywood. Its got a little bit of everything- romance, intrigue, adventure, friendship and an exotic locale. Plus, there's Bogart making us swoon in his first romantic role.The script is a masterpiece with nearly every line being quotable (did you know this is where such gems as "Round up the usual suspects," "We'll always have Paris," and "Play it again, Sam" come from?) You can read my full review to find out more of the story behind this masterpiece, but if you haven't seen it yet, you must. And if you have seen it, well then- Here's looking at you, Kid.

I heard of this movie through blogger Tipa Tipa's review of it oh so long ago and had saved the name. I'm glad I still had it because my husband and I were both pleasantly surprised at how it humorously dealt with such serious themes. Oh, and the outfits are adorable. And it's a French film and on Netflix if you want to check it out! (Image via Tipa Tipa.)

Jen of JennifHsieh Recommends: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

This is one of the most beautiful films I've ever experienced and it's one I find myself coming back to time and time again. It tells the absolutely wonderful and the insanely heartbreaking story of Joel and Clementine's destructive and passionate relationship through a myriad of dreams and surreal memories. I feel like a part of me is drawn to the characters because of my personal experiences and no other movie has been able to capture that raw emotion as well as this one. Definitely a movie you shouldn't pass on.

 Katie of Butterfly Loves Snapdragons Recommends It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life is not just a Christmas movie anymore. My husband and I watch this gem all year round and it always brings a smile to our faces. Not only is Jimmy Stewart my favorite actor of all time, but this film has such a great message as well.  It tells the story of George Baily, a man who always had big dreams of traveling the world, but had to set them aside when his father unexpectedly dies, leaving him the ol' Building and Loan business to manage. When George is a bit older and looks back on his life, he wonders if he even made any difference at all and gets the opportunity to see how things could be changed if he were never born. I think it would be an eye opener if we could all experience such a thing!  Go ahead and get some popcorn and tissues for this wonderful movie :)

Erica of Sweets and Hearts Recommends: Clueless
You've probably seen this already (and if you haven't, what are you waiting for?!). Fun, frothy, and totally 90's, Clueless is probably my all-time favorite feel-good movie. It never fails to make me laugh, and all the designer clothes are quite amazing. Random fact: it's loosely based on Emma (cool, huh? You can never go wrong with a little Jane Austen). The writing is actually pretty clever if you listen closely (all that inventive slang used in the dialogue!) and young Paul Rudd is just too adorable. Sigh. If only my high school experience had been that colorful (and ~lavish). Image credit:

What have been some of your favorite films lately?


  1. love this! love your blog! i think my favourite films this year were perks of being a wallflower, kings of summer and argo!

  2. Ah Clueless! The good old days!


  3. Love this post! Casablanca is an all-time favourite, of course. Humphrey Bogart would make me crawl to get a piece of him.
    The most recent film that is still stuck on my mind... I would say "Stoker"!


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