Top 5 must buy during the CC Barnes& Noble sale: Fall 2018

Hello Friends!

Long time no write! I just need to take a personal writing break due to many personal events that took place in October. But I am back just in time to write about Barnes and Nobles Criterion Collection 50% off sale!!! I know that these sales might be overwhelming and often are left wondering how to choose over 700 titles that ones you want to add to your movie collection. So I offer some titles you may not think of right away or want to stray off your normal movie buying routine….

Here in no particular order…

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The Princess Bride (number #948) Directed by Rob Reiner 1987)- I remember the first time I watch this was on cable TV when I was eight years old and it started my fascination of Andre the Giant. It also spark my fantasy of having a grandparent who would stay with me when  I was sick and tell me fairy tales.

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Shampoo (number #947) Directed by Hal Ashby 1975)- Hal Ashby is one of my favorite directors. I always felt he was able to successfully capture these off beat random characters of people and show them with such heart on the screen. Shampoo is a mixture of kind a mockumentary and dark comedy rolled into one movie.

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And the ship Sails on (#50 directed by Federico Fellini 1984) this is one of my favorite Fellini movies. The first ten minutes of this movie is in black and white and totally silent perhaps as a homage to silent film. Like all of  Felllini’s movies it offer it’s array of usual characters and I feel like they draw in your attention so much that you feel like you are part of the movie.

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Some like it Hot (# 950 directed by Billy Wilder 1959) (Release date is 11/6/2018) I remember that this was the first movie I watched on Turner Classic Movie channel and it was so funny! And I have been an avid fan of Billy Wilder ever since and this is one of his movies that every time I have watched I noticed something new. So when the Criterion Collection announced that this movie was going to be part of their collection I was so excited to pre- ordered it.

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Bigger than Life (#507 directed by Nicholas Ray 1956) One of my favorite actors is James Mason and he is fantastic in this movie. This movie kind of stood out in the 1950’s because it dealt with James Mason playing a teacher who deals with prescription drug problem.

 

The sale will last until December 3rd so you have a couple of weeks to figure out what you might want go with or indulge because this sale happens here maybe up to 4 times a year?

Happy shopping!!!!

Until next time!!!

 

Movie of the Day: Mermaids

Today’s movie of the day is Mermaids (1990) directed by Richard Benjamin and stars Bob Hopkins, Cher, Winona Ryder and Christina Ricci in her first staring role.

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This cute comedy focuses on the Rachel Flax (Cher)  and her two little girls (Ricci and Ryder) and there eccentric family life in the early 1960’s.

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The family tends to move around a lot due to Miss. Flax’s romatic flings. There latest place of residence is in Massachusetts and numerous life changing events happen to the girls which test the bonds of family.

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This is super cute movie and each performance is strong in this. I highly recommend this movie if you are ever in the mood to have a good chuckle.

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Until next time!

Book Worm

Hello here are my five must reads for the month of May!

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  1. During the year 1968 five groundbreaking movies were in a competition for Best Picture. Although this is a very thick book I couldn’t put it down!25_kubrick_archives_fp_gb_3d_44804_1503121754_id_907654
  2. This stunning book is chalkful of pictures of the director movies and information on how the movies were made.1200
  3. John Water’s 2015 commencement speech to the graduating class of  Rhode Island’s  School of Design. He give some great advice on how to make trouble!Looking-For-Mister-Goodbar
  4. Based on  the brutal murder of Roseann Quinn. “Looking for Mr. Goodbar”s author Patricia Quinn was not planning to write this novel however a rejection from Esquire Magazine on this subject propel her to write it.purple
  5. One of my more recent reads from the frequently challenged Banned Book list. I can understand why this book was part of the list. However it is beautifully written and definitely worth reading . Alice Walker actually won the Pulitzer Prize for writing this novel in 1963

Movie of the day: Harvey (1950)

Harvey (1950) directed by Henry Kosner stars James Stewart as Elwood a man who is convinced that he has a six foot tall rabbit named Harvey as his best friend. As his family and friends think Elwood is crazy about his imaginary friend they are some signs to prove that his bunny friend is in fact real.

8KXWJDh1-e1424824365763-718x405Harvey is one of my favorite movies due to the fact Elwood still believe that the impossible is in fact possible in a grown up world. Regardless of what people think of him as long as he is enjoying his life he doesn’t care what else anyone thinks.

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Yes everyone views Elwood as a crackpot and his sister thinks that he is an embarrassment to the family but Elwood is content living his eccentric life which makes this movie really relate able to me. One of my favorite quotes from this movie is ” I always have a wonderful time, wherever I am, whomever I’m with.”  After watching this movie I feel like we need to be a little more like Elwood and not let the world get to us.

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Movie of the Day: Valley of the Dolls

Today movie of the Day is Valley of the Dolls (1967) directed by Mark Robson.

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I actually read the book first before diving into the movie. And to be honest I am a huge fan of both! The over the top songs, scenarios and acting made me a fan!

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It is a remarkable journey of three ladies trying to make a life for themselves in the bright lights of board way but pills, booze, fame and men get in their way.

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