My others movies of the past week have all been on DVD or Netflix:
It’s a Great Feeling (DVD) (David Butler, 1949), one of Doris Day’s earliest films, is a send up of the superficiality and back-stabbing of Hollywood - even then! – and has an amazing array of cameo performances, making the movie worth watching just for them alone. These include by Danny Kaye, Errol Flynn, Sydney Greenstreet, Patrician Neal, Edward G. Robinson, Ronald Reagan, Jane Wyman, and Joan Crawford doing a parody of her classically angry film roles. Who knew this little obscure movie was such a gem.
Serendipity (Netflix) (Peter Chelsom, 2001) has Kate Beckinsale (Sara) and John Cusack (Jonathan) playing lovers who meet by, how else, serendipity? The entire movie plays on the theme of chance meetings and misses as the would be lovers pursue one another over time and geography. It’s a bit corny and the scenes sometimes clumsy and no doubt you’ve seen this type of thing before, but there’s still a little spark that keeps it moving along
And I finally remembered to bring my SCENE card with me to a Cineplex theatre, after obtaining the card three or so years ago. Usually I forget. Now, only one or two more movies until I get a freebee!