Archives for October 2009

Mysterious Ways: Hitchcock’s Women

Grace Kelly (, Joan Fontaine (Suspicion, Rebecca), Ingrid Bergman (Spellbound, Notorious), Eva Marie Saint (North By Northwest), Janet Leigh (Psycho), Tippi Hedren (The Birds, Marnie), Doris Day, Vera Miles (Psycho), Kim Novak (Vertigo) October... A time for autumn leaves, cooler weather, Oktoberfest,  beer and scary movies. There is no shortage of movies to frighten you … [Read more...]

Classic Chick Flicks 101: The Philadelphia Story

Released: 1940 Director: George Cukor Screenplay: Donald Ogden Stewart (based on a play by Philip Barry) The Perfect Cast The great Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart. The perfect cast for my all time favorite Classic Chick Flick, The Philadelphia Story. The movie was based on a Broadway play by Philip Barry, who wrote it specifically for Miss Hepburn.  On … [Read more...]

Just Chick Flicks Movie Preview: Red Cliff

Action Chick  Flick You guys know I like Kung Fu movies. Come on...don't hate. These movies actually qualify as chick  flicks. If you have seen  other Asian films like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon or House of Flying Daggers, then you know that the best action scenes are between the women. Actresses like Michelle Yeoh are also martial arts experts who know how to handle … [Read more...]

Classic Chick Flicks 101: The Essentials

It has been almost a year since I started my blog, Just Chick Flicks. But why 'just chick flicks'? I love all types of  movies;  science fiction, mysteries, action.  I will watch almost anything, except horror. When I think of chick flicks, I think not only about today's quirky love stories, but about the movies that old Hollywood moguls used to call "women's … [Read more...]

Chick Flick Reviews: Where The Wild Things Are

A guest post by Jenna at Chick Flick Reviews. Where The Wild Things Are Like most people, I have been looking forward to Where the Wild Things Are since I first saw the trailer months ago (after which I listened to the Arcade Fire’s song “Wake Up” on repeat for weeks).  I am pleased to report that Screenwriter Dave Eggers and Director Spike Jonze do not disappoint.  Where the … [Read more...]

Just Chick Flicks Movie Preview: The Box

What Would You Do? Cameron Diaz and James Marsden star as a suburban couple with mounting debts and financial problems.  One day a plain wooden box arrives on their doorstep. Soon after, stranger arrives  and  promises to give them $1million when they the press the  button.  However, there is one stipulation: Someone will die. Someone that you do not know, somewhere in the … [Read more...]