Happy Birthday, Phoebe Cates. She’s 48 today and got to say one of the most immortal lines from 1980’s television in “Lace”:
I also loved her in “Shag”
She made several more popular films in the 1980’s- early 1990’s ,”Gremlins” and “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” among them, before becoming Mrs. Kevin Kline and putting her career on hold to raise a family.
Another of my favorite actresses from that era, Elizabeth McGovern, recently came back and made a big splash in “Downton Abbey”.
I hope the same will happen one day soon for Phoebe Cates.
We saw “Midnight in Paris” this afternoon. This is the best movie Woody Allen has done in years.
I’m not an Owen Wilson fan, but he was very good in this film. Marion Cotillard was luminous. Every time I see her, I am just amazed by both her talent and her beauty. There were too many excellent supporting performances to mention. Beautifully done.
And Paris. This film is a love song to Paris and Allen shows her at her best. After seeing this film, I can’t wait to go back there again…I need to go back there again.
And as an added benefit, which isn’t clear in the trailer, there is a time travel element. You also get to experience Paris in the 1920’s with Hemingway, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Salvador Dali, Cole Porter and Gertrude Stein, among others. And a brief visit to La Belle Époque Paris with Talouse Lautrec and the crowd at Maxims.
If you love Paris, or you love Woody Allen at his best, you will love this film.
Another childhood star is ready to collect Social Security.
Hayley Mills made a lot of films in the 1960’s for Disney and other Studios….
Two of my favorites were the original “The Parent Trap” and “The Trouble with Angels”.
She still works today- she had a very successful tour as Anna in “The King and I” a few years ago…
I hope another certain young, actress who was in the remake of “The Parent Trap” gets her act together and becomes professional enough to enjoy a career as long and enjoyable as the original “Parent Trap” Star…
We just finished watching this weeks episode of “True Blood”, a show I just love. It’s the only TV show I watch. It reminded me of a conversation we had earlier today about Vampire Movies. Which made me want to mention “Let the Right One In.”
This is a truly great vampire film. I think it’s Swedish. It’s about a little girl vampire and it is mesmerizing. This is no “Twilight”. It’s very much a moody art film that draws you in slowly, but completely. They are making a U.S. version for release later this year, but I can’t imagine it will be as good as the original.
“Let the Right One In” is out on DVD and I strongly recommend you Netflix it or even buy it…