Archives for April 2011

Between Notes: A Classic Love Story With A Not So Classic Ending

One of the reasons I started a blog about chick flicks is because I love romantic movies. Sad love stories, funny love stories, it doesn't matter as long as the stories are good and real. There is something incredibly wonderful about the basic human story of boy meets girl that I enjoy. Will they fall in love? Will they stay together or break up? Will they live happily ever … [Read more...]

Water For Elephants: A Beautiful Love Story

Last week on the advice of a co-worker I picked up the book Water for Elephantsby Sara Gruen. She said it was a fantastic love story that she couldn’t put down. And while the love story is definitely appealing, with the boy hero, damsel in distress and evil villain, the surprising element was the fascinating circus history. Like all novels that get turned into movies, it was … [Read more...]

Potiche: Trophy Wife

Potiche was one  of the films I watched at the Dallas International Film Festival earlier this month. Starring the great Catherine Deneuve and directed by François Ozon, Potiche is my idea of a French Chick Flick.  In French, a potiche is a pretty vase or decorative object of little value and no real practical use. It is also the slang expression for  a 'trophy wife', a woman … [Read more...]

What I Learned at the Dallas International Film Festival

The past week have been a whirlwind of movies, film makers and movie stars at the Dallas International Film Festival. I tried to attend at least 2 movies each day, but with some of my chosen films playing at the Angelika Film Center in Plano, I fell a little short of my goal. If you don't live in Dallas, Texas you might not understand that what looks like a 15 mile drive from … [Read more...]

My Adventures at Dallas International Film Festival

I have finally arrived. I am officially a real  movie critic. I have a press pass to attend screenings at the Dallas International Film Festival!!! The festival  will run March 31 – April 10, 2011 and feature more than 200 movies, shorts and documentaries. This year, DIFF will honor writer, producer and director Scott Z. Burns (The Informant, The Bourne Ultimatum),  Texas … [Read more...]

New Chick Flicks & Movies in April 2011

April has several interesting movies with big stars like Source Code with Jake Gyllenhaal; much-anticipated Chick Flicks like Water for Elephants starring Reese Witherspoon and the Action Chick Flick, Hanna starring Saoirse Ronan. Several Oscar-winning and Oscar nominated movies are being released on DVD this month. If you missed them at the theater or want to see what all the … [Read more...]