Please Don’t Eat the Daisies (1960)

Please Don’t Eat the Daisies, based on the book of the same name, stars Doris Day and David Niven as Kate and Larry McKay, a housewife and her drama critic husband who live in New York City with their four children. They all live in a cramped urban apartment where there is plenty of opportunity for the four young boys to get in trouble, but … Continue reading Please Don’t Eat the Daisies (1960)

The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)

The Glass Bottom Boat (1966): 4/5 Doris Day and Rod Taylor star in this space age romantic comedy. Taylor is Bruce Templeton, an aerospace researcher. Day is Jennifer Nelson, a part-time “mermaid” and NASA employee who catches Bruce’s eye. The two meet while she’s on the job as a mermaid, after he catches her tail while fishing. Things get complicated Bruce’s coworkers begin to suspect … Continue reading The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)

Mixed bag: Cain and Mabel (1936), Tempest (1982), Send Me No Flowers (1964), Pillow Talk (1959), Tenth Avenue Angel (1948), Love Story (1970), Lover Come Back (1961)

Originally published on recollective.tumblr.com, January 7, 2012 Watched January 5, 2012 Cain and Mabel (1936): 3/5; This movie as a whole didn’t grab me. Clark Gable and Marion Davies are captivating as usual, but I could tell how the film was going to play out the minute I started watching (despite my DVR clipping the first few minutes). That’s not to say it isn’t an … Continue reading Mixed bag: Cain and Mabel (1936), Tempest (1982), Send Me No Flowers (1964), Pillow Talk (1959), Tenth Avenue Angel (1948), Love Story (1970), Lover Come Back (1961)

Mixed bag: You Kill Me (2007), Fuel (2008), It Happened to Jane (1959), We’re Not Married (1952)

Originally posted on recollective.tumblr.com, January 3, 2012 Watched January 1, 2012: You Kill Me (2007) – 2/5; You Kill Me follows a mob hit-man (Ben Kingsley) who is forced into Alcoholics Anonymous by “the family” after his drinking begins to hinder his ability to kill. While away from home to complete the 12-step program, he meets a woman with her own set of issues (Tea … Continue reading Mixed bag: You Kill Me (2007), Fuel (2008), It Happened to Jane (1959), We’re Not Married (1952)