Posts Categorized: Movies

I’m on a Cary Grant kick


Over the past week, I’ve watched two Cary Grant films that I had never seen before: To Catch a Thief and Arsenic and Old Lace. I didn’t intend to have such a Cary Grant-themed week — but after watching one (and remembering how much I loved North by Northwest and Charade and Vertigo), it got me researching…and off to the video store I… Read more »

A cute film about modern love


As you know, the video store in my neighborhood is the best. It’s the main way I stumble across films that I might not have heard about otherwise simply by scanning the shelves. Case in point: 5 to 7. This cute movie stars Anton Yelchin and Berenice Marlohe, and features pop-up (and hilarious) appearances by Glenn Close, Olivia Thirlby and Frank Langella. It’s… Read more »

Superhero movie alert


When Matt and I started dating, he used to have to beg me to go and see a Marvel comic book movie with him. Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain America, The Fantastic Four — for some reason, I always felt pretty meh about checking them out. But something has changed: When the latest Avengers movie hit theaters last weekend,… Read more »

Running inspiration


Over the weekend, I went and saw the new Disney movie McFarland, USA. My dad and Matt wanted to see American Sniper and — given my low tolerance for shoot ‘em up movies — seeing that film just wasn’t in the cards. So, this feel-good flick seemed like a good alternative for me and my mom. It had… Read more »