Happy Passover 5781/2021!

Posted on March 27, 2021 at 1:33 pm

Have a blessed Passover!  Whether you’re on Zoom or socially distant in person, enjoy the holiday devoted to family, freedom, and courage. Dayanu!

The story of the exodus is for all ages.

For family viewing: try It’s Passover Grover!, The Prince of Egypt, Rugrats Passover,  and The Ten Commandments

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Classic Movie Kisses for Valentine’s Day

Posted on February 14, 2021 at 7:00 am

Lady and the Tramp

Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant in “Notorious”

James Stewart and Donna Reed in “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Kirsten Dunst and Tobey Maguire in “Spider-Man”

Leonardo di Caprio and Claire Danes in “Romeo + Juliet”

And one of the great movie hugs — Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton in “Reds”



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Valentine’s Day with Real-Life Movie Romantic Couples

Posted on February 12, 2021 at 8:00 am

I love to recommend romantic movies for Valentine’s Day. This year, how about some movies starring real-life movie sweethearts?

Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward made several films together, including “The Long, Hot Summer” and “Rachel Rachel” (he directed, she starred).

Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn met on “Woman of the Year” and you can see them fall in love on screen.

Their last movie together was “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.” This speech, filmed just before Tracy’s death, feels as though Tracy is speaking about his love for his co-star.

Carole Lombard and Clark Gable were not yet a couple when they made “No Man of Her Own,” but it is fun to see them together.

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall famously fell in love making “To Have and Have Not.” I think the rest of us fall for her every time we see it.

Director Taylor Hackford met his wife, Helen Mirren, when they made “White Nights” together.

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton had a passionate, tempestuous relationship, including two marriages and divorces, that was reflected in their films together.

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Happy 2021! Movies for New Year’s Eve

Posted on December 31, 2020 at 10:00 am

Happy New Year! Wishing you and your families a happy and healthy and less stressful 2021.

Copyright 1999 Castle Rock

If you’re home tonight, try one of these:

Garry Marshall’s “New Year’s Eve” shows us a variety of happy, poignant, and romantic encounters on the night of December 31.

When Harry Met Sally” has a memorable New Year’s Eve dance.

In “Holiday,” Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn “step into a waltz as the old year dies” while the fancy society engagement party for him and her sister goes on downstairs.

Other movies with New Year’s Eve scenes: “About Time,” “The Holiday,” “The Godfather Part II,” “Rent,” and “The Apartment” — plus the completely bonkers Madam Satan. Here’s a glimpse:

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