From the Vault: Re-Viewing Old Favorites

In addition to indulging in some fun first-runs at the theater, we’ve been digging out old favorites for another viewing.  Here are a few that I enjoyed the most!

Sinfully Delicious

Chocolat

Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp star in this charming fairy tale about mysterious Vianne – a sensual chocolatier who seems to know exactly what each of the curious villagers needs and desires most.  A romantic story of magic and transformation, this cinematic confection is a delight and may bring out the gypsy in you.

Dead Poets Society

A deeply moving story of a teacher (John Keating, played by Robin Williams) who challenges his boarding school students to explore new perspectives, live fully and find their passion, this film is an invitation to viewers to re-engage and seize the day.  With brilliant performances by Williams and the students, Dead Poets Society is both inspiring and tragic and gets me every time.  Carpe Diem!

Shakespeare in Love

A witty and compelling story combined with fabulous costumes and great performances from an all-star cast…what’s not to love?  The film begins with a young Will Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) who’s not exactly at the top of his game, but his genius is re-ignited by the intriguing and unconventional Viola (Gwyneth Paltrow) whose passion for the theater is an exhilarating inspiration.  A blend of love, comedy and a clever script make this a real pleasure.

High Fidelity

Loved Nick Hornby’s book, and while the movie is different (the setting change from London to Chicago does change things), it always makes me laugh.  John Cusack is great as an underachieving music geek who is seriously challenged in the relationship department, and the role of Barry – the obnoxious but hilarious music snob – was just made for Jack Black.  I dare you not to laugh during the “Walking on Sunshine” scene and Black’s musical talent may surprise you.  Watch this movie if you’re down in the dumps and feeling sorry for yourself or just need a good laugh.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. passport2bliss
    Aug 26, 2012 @ 23:04:37

    Oh I love Dead Poet’s Society…one of my favorite movies!!! It gets me every time too!!

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