Movies

Your Day in Court

I’ve mentioned growing up watching TV on a black & white set.  Well, one of the first shows I remember watching is Perry Mason.  (Yes, I’m old.  Not older than dirt.  Just as old as dirt.) Now I was very young and don’t recall if I really followed the storyline; but since the rest of my family was glued to the tube, I watched, too.  Hey, I was a kid of the 50s-60s.  It was TV.  I was gonna watch.

San Diego Movie Marathon

San Diego While on vacation in San Diego, I discovered that some great movies were filmed there. Back in Houston, I began requesting movies mentioned during the trip from the HCPL catalog.

Talkin' Art

I feel incredibly lucky to live in Houston with its superb galleries and art museums – I could spend hours @ the Menil, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, or the Contemporary Art Museum. But whether or not I make it down to one of the museums, I can check out a number of DVDs through the Library:

BON LIRE AND BON APPETIT

MY LIFE IN FRANCEJULIA &JULIAI saw Julia and Julia over the weekend at the movies.

Peter and the Wolf

Ipeter and the wolff you remember this from your childhood,

The Awesomeness of Color Movies

Last time I wrote about how much I love black & white movies and recommended a few titles. This time I’d like to talk about color movies. Because, yes, I love them, too.

The Awesomeness of Black & White Movies

When your favorite movies are black & white, and you confess that to people, many of them look at you as if you're some kind of alien species.

"Black and white?! That's boring!"

I grew up with a television that had a dial and wires to an outside antenna and showed only black & white. We didn't get a color TV until I was 12 years old. So for me, entertainment began in glorious black, white, and gray. That could account for my love of the oldies.

IMDB's Top Rated Films of the New Millenium

IMDB, the popular movie site, has a new list of the 15 Top [User] Rated Films of the New Millennium. On the site, users can rate movies on a scale of 1-10. The following are the top five films:

Admitting to "Bad" Taste

I have a love/hate relationship with “Best” and “Worst” lists. This past week, while looking at the Worst Films of the 20th Century, I felt like the list was categorically telling me I had “bad” taste. Is it really that “bad” to have at one point enjoyed Ace Ventura or Caddyshack II

The Legendary Sounds of the West

Ennio MorriconeBack in the ‘60s composer Ennio Morricone, along with director Sergio Leone (both Italians) gave the western a whole new look, feel and soun

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