what a character

Name the movie where Judy Garland played:

1. Esther Smith

2. Betsy Booth

3. Cricket West

4. Hannah Brown

5. Dorothy Gale

6. Sairy Dodd


color or black and white?

Do you prefer color...

...or black and white movies?


quotes: NYC

Name the movie:

1. Well, Denham, the airplanes got him.

2. I know a place right across the Brooklyn bridge where they'll never find us.
Where is it?

3. Would you not agree that Mindy's cheesecake is the best cheesecake alive?

4. The Empire State Building is the closest thing to heaven in this city.

5. Well, when I get it the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany's. Calms me down right away.

6. Where to?
Yonkers, New York, to handle a highly personal matter for Mr. Horace Vandergelder, the well-known, unmarried, half-a-millionaire.


guess who.

He was of Russian, German, French, Italian and Ethiopian descent, with ancestral connections to Russian nobility as well as the Ethiopian Royal Family.

He served as a private soldier with the British Army's Royal Sussex Regiment, during the Second World War. He was batman for David Niven and the two became life-long friends.

He had a career as an actor, director, and writer, appearing in more than 100 film and television productions.

He received an Oscar for his role in Spartacus.

He was a regular guest of numerous talk shows and late night comedians.

He made a comedy record in the late 1950s, "Mock Mozart" and "Phoney Folk Lore". He had been performing these as party pieces. Overdubbing allowed him to sing multiple parts.

He was also an internationally acclaimed TV journalist.


they should remake...

...Moon Over Miami.

Kay Latimer (a single girl whose rich uncle's inheritance didn't pan out) poses as a jet setting socilaite...

...and her kind-hearted sister Barb (equally broke) poses as Kay's personal assistant...

...as they try to find Kay a rich husband.

And who should Kay be pursued by, but...

Jeffrey Bolton III, a likeable millionaire who, despite his father's insistance, would really like to quit the family business and do something meaningful with his life...

...and Phil O'Niel, an - unknown to Kay - (broke) poser who eventually beats out Jeff to win Kay's heart...

...which forces Kay (and Paul) to decide if money or love is more important - and gives Barb an opportunity to appreciate Jeff for who he really is.

What do you think? Would you watch it?


director: vincente minnelli

In addition to having directed some of the most famous and well-remembered musicals of his time, Minnelli made many comedies and melodramas. He was married to Judy Garland from 1945 until 1951; they were the parents of Liza Minnelli.

He's most well known for Meet Me in St. Louis, Gigi, and An American in Paris, but he also directed The Reluctant Debutante, The Clock, and Father of the Bride.

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
Daisy Gamble, an unusual woman who hears phones before they ring and does wonders with her flowers, wants to quit smoking to please her finacee, Warren. She goes to a doctor of hypnosis to do it. But once she's under, her doctor finds out that she can regress into past lives and different personalities, and he finds himself falling in love with one of them.

Bells Are Ringing
Ella Peterson is a Brooklyn telephone answering service operator who tries to improve the lives of her clients by passing along bits of information she hears from other clients. She falls in love with one of her clients, the playwright Jeffrey Moss, and is determined to meet him. The trouble is, he only knows here as an old woman whom he calls "Mom."

Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship...but it may not stay platonic for long.

The Band Wagon
A pretentiously artistic director is hired for a new Broadway musical and changes it beyond recognition.


abc's: x,y, and z

You Were Never Lovelier


Yours, Mine and Ours

You've Got Mail

What are your favorite X, Y, and Z movies?


best of: cary grant

Father Goose

Operation Petticoat

Arsenic and Old Lace:

An Affair to Remember:



North by Northwest:


no reservations

the year: 2007

the genre: drama

the cast: Catherine Zeta-Jones (Kate); Aaron Eckhart (Nick); Abigail Breslin (Zoe); Patricia Clarkson (Paula)

the plot: A master chef, Kate, lives her life like she runs the kitchen at upscale 22 Bleecker Restaurant in Manhattan--with a no-nonsense intensity that both captivates and intimidates everyone around her. But Kate's world is rocked when her only sister dies and her ten-year-old niece, Zoe, comes to live with her. As Kate struggles to be a parent to a grief-stricken child, the one world she used to control - the restaurant kitchen - is changed by the restaurant's hiring of a second chef, the loose, operatic, Italian-trained Nick, who claims it's an honor to work in Kate's kitchen but who she suspects wants to replace her. Can the music of Puccini and the taste of good pasta soften Kate's heart?

don't miss: when Nick and Zoe meet.

listen for: "What are we going to do about work?" "What we always do. You tell me what to do and then I'll go behind your back and do whatever I want."

did you know: Aaron Eckhart accidentally sliced off one of his fingernails while filming a scene cutting onions, and didn't notice until Abigail Breslin screamed at the blood.

extra bonus points: if you know what tiramisu really means. (It's not food of the gods" like Nick jokingly tells Kate.)

also listen for: "He's late... Men!"


abcs: w

A Walk to Remember (Sorry, guys - I couldn't find a photo with the pink sweater.)

A Weekend in Havana

While You Were Sleeping

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

White Christmas

What's Up Doc?

We're No Angels

Walk, Don't Run

What are your favorite "W" movies?