Favorite things about… Close Encounters of the Third Kind

The favorite film: Close Encounters of the Third Kind, a 1977 sci-fi/drama directed and written by Stephen Spielberg The synopsis: Roy is on the job investigating a power outage in small-town Indiana when he suddenly has an odd encounter with what he believes is a UFO. After the incident, he begins hearing strange noises and … More Favorite things about… Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Summer in ‘cember: Favorite things about… Gidget

The favorite film: Gidget, a 1959 beach flick from Columbia. The synopsis: Francie Lawrence is a young girl who reluctantly heads off to the beach on a “man hunt” with her friends. Her friends have the eyes for a group of totally groovy surfer dudes, but Francie would rather swim than scope out the hot-tays … More Summer in ‘cember: Favorite things about… Gidget

Favorite things about… Riding in Cars with Boys

The favorite film: Riding in Cars with Boys, a 2001 comedy/drama from Columbia Pictures. The synopsis: Bev was born in 1950 and grew up in a working-class family. She’s bright, talented and full of ambition. She dreams of going to college in New York and getting published. But Bev also likes to have her fun. … More Favorite things about… Riding in Cars with Boys

Favorite things about… Midnight in Paris

The favorite film: Midnight in Paris (2011), a time-hopping romantic comedy directed and written by Woody Allen The synopsis: Gil, a Hollywood screenwriter working on a novel, and his fiance Inez have decided to tag along on her parents’ business trip and spend a little vacation in Paris. Inez doesn’t exactly buy into Gil’s romantic … More Favorite things about… Midnight in Paris

Favorite things about… Legally Blonde

The favorite film: Legally Blonde, a 2001 MGM romantic comedy that spawned a sequel (2003’s Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde), a straight-to-DVD spin-off that shall not be named and a hit Broadway adaptation. The film was directed by Robert Luketic, and adapted from Amanda Brown’s novel by screenwriters Karen McCullah Lutz and Kristen … More Favorite things about… Legally Blonde