Category: romantic comedy


Here is a list of some of my favorite Christmas movies and cds! All of the movies are available on DVD!

it_a_wonderful_life_dvd_large“It’s a Wonderful Life” Starring James Stewart and Donna Reed. This is a classic, black and white Christmas movie!

images“White Christmas” Starring Danny Kaye, Rosmary Clooney, and Bing Crosby. This is one of my favorite Christmas movies! It has the best music, and great dances!

“Holiday Inn” Starring Fred Astair and Bing Crosby. This is a great Christmas, or any holiday movie! It’s a classic black and white, musical.

e52“Holiday Affair” Starring Robert Mitchum. This is such a good movie! They also re-made it in the 90′s. Both versions are great, but I think I like the original the best!

i“Gremilns” Ok, this isn’t exactly a Christmas movie, but it does take place during Winter, and during Christmas!

3243“Noel By Josh Groban” This is Josh Grobans first Christmas cd! It’s really great, and I’m not even a Christmas music type of person!

images1Ashley Tisdales “Last Christmas” single. You can get this song on ITunes! It’s really good!

yrt“Bishop’s Wife” Starring Cary Grant and Loretta Young. This is a really good, fun Christmas movie!

images2“Christmas in Connecticut” Starring Barbara Stanwyck. This is such a funny movie! It’s one of my favs!

yrt1“Mrs Santa Claus” Starring Angela Lansbury. This is a cute Christmas musical! Angela Lansbury is really good in it!

Troy Bolton: “East High is a place where teachers encouraged us to break the status quo and define ourselves as we choose. Where a jock can cook up a mean crème brulee, and a brainiac can break it down on the dance floor. It’s a place where one person, if it’s the right person, changes us all. East High is having friends we’ll keep for the rest of our lives, and that means we really are ‘all in this together’. Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat ! “

This is probably the last HSM, or at least the last one with the original cast. They really seemed to step it up for this one! The music numbers are so much better then the other 2, and the music is great.

 A lot happens in this movie. It’s the last year for Troy and the gang. They have finals, prom, graduation, and even the last musical they’ll ever do at East High. Troy struggles with what he wants to do with his life, and so does Gabriella. Troy finds out that he has been entered to get a scholrsip at Julliard, but his whole life, he and his dad have dreamed of him becoming a basketball star.

Gabriella always thought that she would go to a college, but she starts to question herself about going, because the she would have to leave Troy and all of her friends behind.

Sharpay is her usual selfish self! But she’s calmed down a little! Sharpay has a great music number, “I Want It All’, that is quite a bit better then “Fabulous” It’s very 1940′s, with the type of music, props, and dance! I was really disappointed though that Sharpay, played by Ashley Tisdale, wasn’t in the movie very much. And Ryan, played by Lucas Grabeel wasn’t either!

And now, we find that their are 3 new kids, which makes it look like they are going to make a 4th one. The new kids are: Tiara, played by Jemma McKenzie-Brown, Jimmy “The Rocket”, played by Matt Prokop, and Donny, played Justin Martin. I don’t think any of them are that great though. But it’s pretty obvious that they will be the new “HSM kids” in a 4th movie. It looks like Tiara will take over Sharpays character, and Jimmy will probably be the new Troy.

 Another great music number was “Take My Hand” sung by Troy and Gabriella. They did a beautiful waltz!

“A Night To Remember” is done by the cast of the last musical. It’s about the prom, and getting ready for it.  I wish they would have done a ‘real’ prom number though, and not just the stage performance. But the song, and the dance was really amazing!

 

One of my favorite musical numbers was “Scream” sung by Troy. After he finds out that Gabriella won’t come back from college to go to the prom. He’s pretty upset, so he goes to East High, and sings about how he’s so confused. Some people in the theater were laughing, probably because it is a little ‘over the top’, but I liked it anyway! They even used a old trick, making the whole room spin, so that Troy is walking on the wall, and ceiling. That was first used in a Fred Astaire movie, “Royal Wedding”!  Audiences thought that is was just amazing back then, but I guess if it’s not CGI, it’s not that cool!

The last music number, “We’re All In This Together, the Graduation” was really good to. But a little sad, since it’s the last time we’ll see Troy, Gabriella, Chad, Taylor, and Sharpay for the last time!

I LOVED this movie! I really think it’s the best of the 3. I don’t think that Vanessa Hudgens, Gaberilla, did that great of a job though. She’s a great singer and dancer, but just not a great actress. I loved all the music numbers, except “Right Here, Right Now” just didn’t seem to fit. And it really annoyed me that they had 3 new kids in it, it’s so obvious that they will be the new cast, and none of them are even that good! But all and all, I give this movie 9/10 stars!

This comedy stars Tyrone Power and Gene Tierney. This was such a funny movie!

Tyrone Power plays Thomas Jefferson Tyler, a ace reporter who wants the inside scoop on heiress, Sara Farley (Tierney). Tierney falls in love with him, but once she sees what he wrote about her, she gets just a little upset! So as payback, she decides to tell all the newspapers that she and Thomas are married! She goes on with this little joke through the whole movie, even though he keeps begging her to tell the truth! This was SUCH a funny movie! I really recommend it! Tyrone Power and Gene Tierney were very good together. They were also in “Razors Edge”. I give it a A!

This movie stars Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Jimmy Durante, Peter Lawford, and Gloria Graham.

Sinatra plays Danny Miller, a guy returning from the army to his hometown, Brooklyn. Before he leaves, he meets Jamie Shellgrove (played by Peter Lawford). Jamie is a piano writer, but he’s music is square (old fashioned). Danny decides to try to help him get in the grove by updating his music. He then leaves for his hometown, but he finds out that Brooklyn has changed. As soon as he gets there, he meets a Anne Fielding (played by Kathryn Grayson). She is a music teacher who wants to become a professional opera singer, but she keeps getting turned down. And Danny is trying to get a job singing in a music store, but he’s to afraid to try. So Nick Lombardi (played by Jimmy Durante) decides to help him. (Nick was a janitor in the school that Danny went to when he was a boy).

 

Danny gets the job, and decides to try to help Ann get a job in opera, and tries to get Jamie a girlfriend (Jamie decided to come and pay Danny a visit in Brooklyn). But, as time goes by, Jamie starts to fall for Ann, even though Danny likes her! Everything does turn out alright though, just as all these types of movies do!

I LOVE this movie! I don’t know exactly why, I just love it! I love the songs that Frank Sinatra sings, such as; “Time After Time”, “The Song’s Gotta Have Heart”, “I Believe”, and “Who’s Baby are You?”. Graysons songs are very good, but her voice dosen’t sound as good as in her other movies, it’s much more quite, and not as powerful. Even Peter Lawford ‘tries’ to sing “Who’s Baby Are You?”!  

*Spoiler* I thought it was kind of sad that Danny didn’t get Ann in the end though! For some reason, in  three out of four movies they are in, they never are a couple in the end, even though they seem the best together! I give this movie a A. It’s just a nice, fun movie!!

This comedy stars Ginger Rogers, George Murphy, Burgess Meredith, Alan Marshall, and Phil Silvers. Rogers plays a girl who has big dreams of meeting a millionaire and marrying him. She meets 3 guys, a dependable one who’s slowly on his way (Murphy). A kind and caring, but poor guy (Marshall). And a millionaire (Meredith). She has to choose between the three, but she just can’t make up her mind! This is a really funny movie! I give it a B-.

This comedy stars Myrna Loy and Cary Grant. Loy and Grant play a married couple with two girls who are living in a small apartment in a big city. Tired of always bumping into each other in their tiny apartment, they decide to buy a big old house in the country. It doesn’t go as well as they hope! They find out that they have to tear the house down, and build a new one. But it’s not as easy as it sounds! Every minute something goes wrong, from having no windows to not finding any water for their well! This is one of the funniest movies ever!!!! Grant and Loy are GREAT together! I give this movie a A+++!!!

 

 

This movie stars Joan Crawford and Michael Wilding with Gig Young. Crawford plays a temperamental musical star, who meets a blind piano player, and falls in love with him. This was a really good movie, but Joan’s singing voice was dubbed. I give it a A-.

 

This movie stars William Powell and Myrna Loy with Gail Patrick, Jack Carson, and Florence Bates. Powell and Loy play a married couple. On the evening of their 4th wedding anniversary, Loy thinks that her husband is seeing his old girlfriend. So she files for a divorce. He decides to act insane to postpone the proceedings and to have time to prove that she was wrong! This is one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen! It’s just great! I give it a A++!!

This comedy stars Charles Boyer and Margaret Sullavan. Boyer plays a playwright and Sullavan is a doctor. They fall in love and decide to get married on a impulse. This is a really funny movie! I give it a B+!

                            

This movie stars Clark Gable, Lionel Barrymore, Walter Pidgeon, and Jean Harlow in her last film. Harlow plays a girl who tries to help her family out of debt by becoming engaged to a wealthy guy. But then bookie (Gable) starts to fall in love with her. This was a really good movie! I give it a A++!

 

This Alfred Hitchcook movie stars Farley Granger, Ruth Roman and Robert Walker. Granger plays a tennis star who half-jokingly kids about killing his wife with a guy he meets on a train (Walker). Little does he know that Walker really believes him! This is a GREAT movie! I give it a A++!!

the darling daughtersThis movie stars Jane Powell, Jeanette MacDonald, and Jose Iturbi. MacDonald plays a mom of 3 daughters. She becomes over worked, so she goes on a vacation. Then she meets Iturbi. She marries him, but dosen’t tell her daughters! This is a GREAT movie with GREAT music!! I give it a A++!~

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This fairy-tale, musical stars Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Timothy Spall, Idina Menzel and Susan Saradon. The movie stars out as a cartoon, but after the evil queen pushes Giselle into a well, she becomes a real person in New York. This was not the best movie I’ve ever seen! I really disliked it! It wasn’t very good acting, and it was VERY boring! I give it a D-.

This comedy stars Ginger Rogers, and Ray Milland. When Susan (Rogers) decides to go back to her hometown, after trying, and failing, to get a job in New York, she finds out that the train fair has gone up. She doesn’t have enough money, so she disguises herself as a 12 year old! Later on the train, she meets a major (Milland)! She starts falling in love with him, but he still thinks she only 12!! This is a really funny movie!!! I LOVE it! I give it a A++!!!

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This movie stars Cary Grant and Leslie Caron. Grant plays Walter Eckland, a guy who lives on a island, and is persuaded to spy on planes. One day, a schoolteacher (Caron) lands on the island with a group of her girl students! This is a REALLY funny movie! I LOVE it! I give it a A+!!

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This movie stars Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn with Gig Young and Joan Blondell. Hepburn plays a lady who works in a library research place. Tracy comes in and wants to computerize everything, but by doing that, everyone will be out of a job. This is a really funny movie, and Tracy and Hepburn are GREAT together on screen!! I give this movie a A!

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This light hearted comedy stars Cary Grant and Irene Dunne. Grant and Dunne play a married couple who don’t trust each other to much, so they decide to get a divorce. And then they both try to find new boyfriend/girlfriend!! They own a dog, and Dunne wins costudy of the dog, but Grant gets visitation rights, so they keep having to see each other! This is a REALLY funny movie! It’s a must see!! I give it a A++!!!

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This color musical stars Gene Kelly and Judy Garland! Garland plays a gal who is in love with a legendary pirate, Macoco. Kelly plays a travling singer, and by accident, Garland mistakenly thinks that he is Mococo, and falls in love with him, even though she’s engaged! This movie did not do very well when it came out, I don’t know why! I LOVE it, it’s a great movie! Kelly and Garland are a GREAT team, it’s a good story, and has great music numbers like “Nina”, “Mack the Black”, “Love of My Life”, “You Can do No Wrong”, and “Be a Clown”. I give this movie a A! 

This movie stars Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. Rooney plays a rich boy who’s ‘girl crazy’. His dad decides to send him to a male-only college to try to get his mind off of girls, and more on his studies!! When he gets there, he finds that the college is failing. He also meets the only girl, Garland, who delivers the mail! This is one of my favorite Mickey and Judy movies! It has GREAT music numbers including, “Treat Me Rough”, “Embraceable You” and “I Got Rhythm”! I give this movie a A++!!

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This musical-comedy stars Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Angela Lansbury, and Cecil Parker. Kaye plays a a jester who tries, with some outlaws, to overthrow the king. This is movie was okay. I give it a C+.

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This movie stars Cary Grant and Jean Arthur with Richard Barthelmess, Rita Hayworth, and Thomas Mitchell. Grant plays a tough-guy mail pilot, who falls in love with Arthur, even though he said “He won’t get burned in the same place twice” and that  “He’ll never ask any women to do anything”, cause he thinks no gal could handle seeing him flying under dangerous circumstances. This is a very good movie! I give it a A-!

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This movie stars Rita Hayworth and Fred Astair. Hayworth plays the eldest daughter, who has a old-fashioned dad who won’t let her other sisters get married until she does. Astair comes along, but her dad can’t stand him! I really like this movie, and it has some great dancing numbers. I give it a A-!

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This movie stars Cary Grant and Grace Kelly with Jessie Royce Landis and John Williams. It was directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Grant plays a ‘reformed’ jewel thief who falls in love with a rich heiress (Kelly), who’s mother has a lot of jewels! This is not one of my favorite movies, but both Grant and Kelly did a very good job! I give it a D.

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The comedy stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz with Marjorie Main, and Keenan Wynn. This is one of my favorite comedy movies! Ball and Arnaz play  newlyweds on their honeymoon. They deciede to buy a trailer, so that they can just travel anywhere they want to, with the comforts of home! But, it’s not quit as easy as it seems! They get into a mess of trouble along the way! I LOVE this movie and I give it a A++!!

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This color movie stars, Debbie Reynolds, Leslie Neilsen, Walter Brennan, Mala Powers, and Sidney Blackmer. Tammy (Reynolds) plays a girl who lives on a Mississippi river boat. She falls in love with a rich southern gentleman after her grandpa rescues him from a plane crash. I give this movie a A-.

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