Hi everyone! I hope you're all safe! I know that these last few months have been tough for everyone because of COVID-19, we all just need to stick together, and help each other out! Now, it can get boring, being stuck at home 24~7, so I've put together a nice little list of older movies to watch! (They are all PG by the way :))
1. Some Like It Hot
A comedy starring, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis!
After two Chicago musicians, Joe and Jerry, witness the the St. Valentine's Day massacre, they want to get out of town and get away from the gangster responsible, Spats Colombo. They're desperate to get a gig out of town but the only job they know of is in an all-girl band heading to Florida. They show up at the train station as Josephine and Daphne, the replacement saxophone and bass players. They certainly enjoy being around the girls, especially Sugar Kane Kowalczyk who sings and plays the ukulele. Joe in particular sets out to woo her while Jerry/Daphne is wooed by a millionaire, Osgood Fielding III. Mayhem ensues as the two men try to keep their true identities hidden and Spats Colombo and his crew show up for a meeting with several other crime lords.
2. Singing In The Rain
A classic movie starring, Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds!
1927 Hollywood. Monumental Pictures' biggest stars, glamorous on-screen couple Lina Lamont and Don Lockwood, are also an off-screen couple if the trade papers and gossip columns are to be believed. Both perpetuate the public perception if only to please their adoring fans and bring people into the movie theaters. In reality, Don barely tolerates her, while Lina, despite thinking Don beneath her, simplemindedly believes what she sees on screen in order to bolster her own stardom and sense of self-importance. R.F. Simpson, Monumental's head, dismisses what he thinks is a flash in the pan: talking pictures. It isn't until The Jazz Singer (1927)becomes a bona fide hit which results in all the movie theaters installing sound equipment that R.F. knows Monumental, most specifically in the form of Don and Lina, have to jump on the talking picture bandwagon, despite no one at the studio knowing anything about the technology. Musician Cosmo Brown, Don's best friend, gets hired as Monumental's ideas man and musical director. And by this time, Don has secretly started dating Kathy Selden, a chorus girl who is trying to make it big in pictures herself. Don and Kathy's relationship is despite their less than friendly initial meeting. Cosmo and Kathy help Don, who had worked his way up through the movie ranks to stardom, try make the leap to talking picture stardom, with Kathy following along the way. However, they have to overcome the technological issues. But the bigger problem is Lina, who will do anything to ensure she also makes the successful leap into talking pictures, despite her own inabilities and at anyone and everyone else's expense if they get in her way, especially Kathy as Don's off screen girlfriend and possibly his new talking picture leading lady.
Another amazing classic movie, one of the greatest of all time! Starring, Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid.
During World War II, Europeans who were fleeing from the Germans, sought refuge in America. But to get there they would first have to go Casablanca and once they get there, they have to obtain exit visas which are not very easy to come by. Now the hottest spot in all of Casablanca is Rick's Cafe which is operated by Rick Blaine, an American expatriate, who for some reason can't return there, and he is also extremely cynical. Now it seems that two German couriers were killed and the documents they were carrying were taken. Now one of Rick's regulars, Ugarte entrusts to him some letters of transit, which he intends to sell but before he does he is arrested for killing the couriers. Captain Renault, the Chief of Police, who is neutral in his political views, informs Rick that Victor Laszlo, a resistance leader from Czechoslovakia, is in Casablanca and will do anything to get an exit visa but Renault has been "told" by Major Strasser of the Gestapo, to keep Laszlo in Casablanca. Laszlo goes to Rick's to meet Ugarte, because he was the one Ugarte was going to sell the letters to. But since Ugarte was arrested he has to find another way. Accompanying him is Ilsa Lund, who knew Rick when he was in Paris, and when they meet some of Rick's old wounds reopen. It is obvious that Rick's stone heart was because of her leaving him. And when they learn that Rick has the letters, he refuses to give them to him, because "he doesn't stick his neck out for anyone".
Here are some other "older" movies definitely worth looking in to!
Back To The Future
The Odd Couple
Breakfast At Tiffany's
And here are some amazing "newer" movies
Despicable Me 1, 2, 3
Surfs Up 1, 2
All the Star Wars Movies (Also if you have Disney+ a great series is The Mandalorian)
All Marvel Movies
All DC movies
Old Disney Movies Out of The Vault
There are so many more movies to watch!
The older movies are all really great, I love watching them and always will. This is a blog post for my grandfather, who we call Boompa (A name from an older movie that my brothers, cousin and I have just always called him). My grandfather loves watching all the best movies, and I love to watch them with him, it's my favorite thing to do when I go over to my grandparents house. The memories I have of watching the movies with my grandparents, are memories I never will forget. It's the greatest thing in the world to see them laugh, and the movies are so funny, I even laugh too! Enjoy! Stay safe! And we'll see you next time!