Sunday, May 12, 2013

Hello, World!

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Did ya miss me? (Maybe you shouldn't answer that.)

Just in case you did wonder what happened to me, the answer is, no, I didn't fall off the face of the earth. You were close, but not quite there. No, I started college and simply didn't have the energy to keep up the blog, which I'm rather ashamed of, considering that I started this blog only to drop all activity so soon. Well, such is life.

Anyway, the semester is officially over (whoohoo!), and I'm ready to get back to all those things I've been longing to do since school started in September. And one of those things is getting the blog up and running again. I will be taking summer classes, but it's a light load, so this should be the perfect opportunity to buckle down and get things done around here because I have a lot to talk about. I may not have been updating, but that hasn't stopped me from watching movies and getting in some quality reading.

Here's hoping this burst of creative fervor lasts longer than my last one! ; )

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Sullivan's Travels (1941)

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Sometimes when I watch a movie, I just know: This is it. This is why I watch movies.

I watch movies for a myriad of reasons: to be entertained, to laugh and cry, to feel, to learn. Sometimes I watch a movie because I want to think, and sometimes I watch a movie so that I can stop thinking for a little while. So it's really no wonder that most of my favorite movies are the ones that can make me do all of that in less than two hours. (Hey, What's Up, Doc? may not be the most profound film you'll ever see, but it sure is fun.) And I'm glad to say that Sullivan's Travels is one of those movies.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Abduction (2011)

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Don't let anyone tell you that movies aren't funny anymore... whoever says that obviously hasn't seen Abduction. For the first thirty minutes, I was just confused, hoping that it was going to get better. Then - well, it didn't. It only got crazier, and I decided, "Okay, I might as well just roll with it." At that point, the movie was so bad, it was kind of awesome.

The disappointing part is that it had the potential to be a decent movie: if only it could have made up its mind. If it wanted to be a tougher version of

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunday in the '60s: The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)

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This is one of my favorite '60s movies. I know it's ridiculous, but I really don't care. There are some movies that you just don't watch for the plot but for the crazy antics and fun cast: The Glass Bottom Boat is one of those movies, and if you ask me, it's all the better for it.

It's the comic story of Jennifer Nelson (Doris Day), a clumsy but endearing young widow who works in the PR department at an aerospace research lab on Santa Catalina Island, but she sometimes dresses as a mermaid for the tourists on her dad's glass bottom boat (I know, I know - just roll with it). Jennifer catches the eye of

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Quick Reviews: Modern Movies

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Notting Hill (1999)
Directed by Roger Michell
Starring Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant
One of my all-time favorites. It offers an interesting glimpse into the celebrity world from the point of view of a normal guy. Insightful, slightly quirky, and very, very fun.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sunday in the '60s: Barefoot in the Park (1967)

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I tried to write a decent introduction to this one, but it just wouldn't come together properly, so let's pretend I said something clever and get down to business. Today I have seven well thought-out (not really, but they're still valid) reasons why you should watch Barefoot in the Park, whether you've already seen it or not. Because this one is worth repeat viewings.

1. Robert Redford. Now that alone should be enough to get your attention.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Quick Reviews: Cary Grant Edition

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I wanted to post something on the blog today, but I don't have anything to rant or rave about today, and I don't have any review ready for posting (although I do have a few in the works, so stayed tuned!). My solution? Quickie reviews of my favorite Cary Grant movies!

I hope to do these mini reviews with some of my other favorite actors in the future, and although I'm not going to be too strict about it, I'll probably just be reviewing about five at a time. Today, however, I just couldn't narrow it down because it's Cary Grant! How can you choose?

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sunday in the '60s will be making a comeback!

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I've missed this series. Sunday in the '60s is actually a series that I had for a little while on my last blog, and I always meant to bring it back but just never got around to it. Now, after two years, it's making a comeback.

The '60s are one of my favorite periods for film, for a myriad of reasons. First, I love how '60s films look, whether it's the crisp, almost stark black and white, or the rich colors that were somewhere between the bright, primary colors of the '50s and the increasingly

Friday, July 13, 2012

What's on TV?

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I've really been loving my TV shows these days. Here's a quick rundown of a few of the shows I've been watching:

Baby Daddy (ABC Family, Wednesday 7:30 C)
Remember that old Tom Selleck movie, Three Men and a Baby (1987)? Imagine it with twenty-something guys, without the mustache and drug-dealers, and in 30 minute episodes once a week, and you've got Baby Daddy.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Welcome to The House At Boo Corner

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Hello, and welcome to my new blog! I'm so excited about The Movie House At Boo Corner. I've been blogging for several years now, but sometimes a fresh start is needed. I loved my time at A Noodle In A Haystack, but after so many years, I started to feel confined by my own expectations for what should and should not be on the blog. The Haystack was originally conceived as an old movie blog, and I always felt a little guilty when I posted about anything else, like new movies, TV, or the random things that popped into my head. If I've learned anything, it's that nothing stifles creativity like self-imposed expectations, so I'm starting over.