Bridal Suite (1939)

Neil McGill (Robert Young) is set to marry Abbie Bragdon (Virginia Field), but things don’t go quite as planned. The marriage is called off by the bride-to-be’s father, who is fed up with Neil’s nonchalant attitude toward the marriage. You see, Neil completely forgot about the wedding. He never showed! Neil’s own father is fed up, too, and has decided to cut his son off financially. … Continue reading Bridal Suite (1939)

Mill Creek Musings: Love Island (1952)

Lieutenant Richard Taber (Paul Valentine) is a US Navy pilot who miraculously survived a crash-landing on an island in the South Pacific. The name of the island that he lands on translate to “love island” in English, and sure enough he gets himself into some romantic complications during his four-day stay before being rescued. Richard befriends a beautiful woman named Sarna (Eva Gabor), the first … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: Love Island (1952)

Mill Creek Musings: Certo, certissimo, anzi… probabile (1969)

Marta (Claudia Cardinale) and Nanda (Catherine Spaak) are a couple of young, hip ladies sharing an apartment until they can make their way up in the world. Marta works as a telephone operator, Nanda as a manicurist. Both girls are trying to find husbands, but for very different reasons. Marta hopes to find true love, while Nanda is after a wealthy man who can provide … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: Certo, certissimo, anzi… probabile (1969)

To Paris with Love (1955)

Colonel Sir Edgar Fraser (Alec Guinness) is a wealthy widower who lives a quiet, secluded life with his son (Vernon Gray) at a beautiful estate in Scotland. Worried that his son John has been too sheltered and needs to experience life outside of their blue-blooded realm, Edgar decides to take a trip to Paris, where his son can experience the city and hopefully find himself a … Continue reading To Paris with Love (1955)

Invasion of the Star Creatures (1962)

A note from Lindsey: This review was written part of a tiny two-blog blogathon. Todd of Cinema Monolith posted a review on the same day as I. Check out his piece, in which he describes Invasion of the Star Creatures as “incredibly asinine and woefully mistitled.” Also, TYPO ALERT: I accidentally listed the release year as 1952 when this was originally posted. My apologies! I … Continue reading Invasion of the Star Creatures (1962)

Reviews in a line or two: Mean Girls 2, Clue and the Footloose remake

Mean Girls 2 (2011) dir. Melanie Mayron starring Meaghan Martin This flop of a sequel to the often-quoted 2004 hit has a few amusing moments but is overall poorly acted, predictable and wooden. The score: 0.5/5 Clue (1985) dir. Jonathan Lynn starring Eileen Brennan, Madeline Kahn and Tim Curry A comedic-mystery take on the classic board game, Clue is an absolute riot to watch. Tim … Continue reading Reviews in a line or two: Mean Girls 2, Clue and the Footloose remake

Reviews in a line or two: Nine to Five, Descendant and The Man Who Wasn’t There

Nine to Five (1980) IMDb synopsis: “Three female employees of a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot find a way to turn the tables on him.” dir. Colin Higgins starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton Straight Talk will always be my favorite Dolly movie, but this one is a lot of fun. It successfully sets up the character of Frank as worthy of revengeful … Continue reading Reviews in a line or two: Nine to Five, Descendant and The Man Who Wasn’t There

Reviews in a line or two, terrible trio edition: House of Voices, Breaking Dawn and LOL

“Every house has a secret.” House of Voices (also known as Saint Ange) (2004) dir. Pascal Laugier, written by Pascal Laugier starring Virginie Ledoyen, Lou Doillon and Catriona MacColl This film is proof that a nice use of sound and pretty cinematography can’t save a sinking ship. While it does deliver a few small thrills, suspense is low and the film overall comes off as … Continue reading Reviews in a line or two, terrible trio edition: House of Voices, Breaking Dawn and LOL

Reviews in a Line or Two: Peggy Sue Got Married; Shake, Rattle and Rock; Like Crazy

Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) – Kathleen Turner is Peggy Sue, a soon-to-be divorcee who takes a little time travelin’ trip back to her high school days after attending a reunion party. This film has a lot going for it: a great soundtrack (which includes a personal favorite of mine, Dion and the Belmonts), cheesy mockery of late ’50s/early ’60s teen life (complete with some … Continue reading Reviews in a Line or Two: Peggy Sue Got Married; Shake, Rattle and Rock; Like Crazy