May 29, 2008

Teacher's Pet (1958)

IMDB: Teacher's Pet (1958)

Plot:
James Gannon, the hardboiled city editor of a newspaper, believes that the only way to learn the business is by way of the School of Hard Knocks...



Above average romp doesn't quite convey a firm chemistry between Day and Gable, but still fun.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 02/10/2008]

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February 17, 2008

Teacher's Pet (1958)

IMDB: Teacher's Pet (1958)

Plot Summary:
James Gannon, the hardboiled city editor of a newspaper, believes that the only way to learn the business is by way of the School of Hard Knocks.



Light romantic fare, with a bit long-in-the-tooth Clark Gable doing his bit as the old-school curmudgeon to Doris Day's piquant teacher.


Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 02/10/2008]

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June 04, 2007

Music and Lyrics (2007)

IMDB: Music and Lyrics (2007)

Plot Outline:
A washed up singer is given a couple days to compose a chart-topping hit for an aspiring teen sensation. Though he's never written a decent lyric in his life, he sparks with an offbeat younger woman with a flair for words.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 06/04/07]

Cute, but no cigar. Grant and Barrymore could have mailed this in.

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May 13, 2007

Sabah (2005)

IMDB: Sabah (2005)

Plot Outline:
One day, when Sabah least expects it, she falls in love with the wrong man. She's Muslim, he's not. Unbeknownst to her family, she goes on a whirlwind affair before both culture and love collide.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 02/22/07]

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April 01, 2007

Rumor Has It... (2005)

IMDB: Rumor Has It... (2005)

Plot Outline:
Jennifer Aniston plays a woman who learns that her family was the inspiration for the book and film "The Graduate" -- and that she just might be the offspring of the well-documented event.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 01/16/07]

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January 13, 2007

Just Like Heaven (2005)

IMDB: Just Like Heaven (2005)

Plot Outline: A lonely landscape architect (Ruffalo) falls for the spirit of beautiful woman (Witherspoon) who used to live in his new apartment.

Rating: 6


[Viewing Date: 12/23/06]

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November 21, 2006

Prime (2005)

IMDB: Prime (2005)

Plot Outline: A career driven professional from Manhattan (Thurman) who is wooed by a young painter, who also happens to be the son of her psychoanalyst (Streep).

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Although the ending followed the reality schema, rather than the romantic comedy tact, I found it to be a fun film. Streep all but overshadows the rest of the cast, but manages to appear sympathetic nonetheless.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 11/04/06]

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June 25, 2006

Love Actually (2003)

IMDB: Love Actually (2003)

"Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely and interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England."

I think this is the fourth time I've seen this -- I found it the appropriate prescription for lifting my spirits after watching "Hillary and Jackie"

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 06/22/06]

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April 23, 2006

Must Love Dogs (2005)

IMDB: Must Love Dogs (2005)

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 03/14/06]

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