Movies like old classic films. Movies starring great actresses like Kathryn Hepburn, Bette Davis, Meryl Streep. Romantic comedies with Meg Ryan or Sandra Bullock. You name it. I love movies, especially Chick Flicks.
My name is Clara, but you can just call me Clarabela. I started this blog a few years ago to share my love of movies with the world.
The topic is generally ‘chick flicks’, but as you will see, Just Chick Flicks uses a very broad definition of that term.
Why Chick Flicks?
I want to redefine the term ‘chick flick‘ to mean not only movies that feature women in a positive way, but also movies that appeal to women. Just Chick Flicks explores, discusses, and reviews the movies women love, and even some that we hate.
There are movies that touch your heart and appeal to your emotions, movies that focus on women’s issues, movies that help women have better self-images, and movies that entertain us and make us laugh, cry and think.
Yes, sometimes even sci-fi and Kung Fu movies. The definition is limitless. This is the place for movies that women love. The romantic comedies, the tear-jerker, the fairytale fantasies, the movie that stars a gorgeous man. All of them in one place.
And that’s what Just Chick Flicks explores, the world of the CHICK FLICK!
Chick Flicks Essentials
Not only will you get a taste of your favorite romantic comedies, but you will get a hefty dose of the classics, a few musicals some Hollywood hunks (hello, Hugh Jackman!), an action chick flick, and yes, even Star Trek movies. (What, you didn’t know Star Trek movies are chick flicks? Oh yes they are!)
One of the wonderful things about Hitchcock is the way he featured women in his movies.
Hitchcock’s women were always stunningly beautiful blonds who got involved in mysteries, murder, and mayhem, all while remaining impeccable dressed. [Read More…]
Great actresses like Katherine Hepburn, Barbara Stanwick, Bette Davis, and Judy Holliday were stars who played women who could handle their business. They wanted love, but only on their own terms. These movies were made in the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s are classics.
Many of them, like Stella Dallas, Sabrina, and others have even been remade to appeal to our modern tastes, but the originals are still the best. Let’s think of these movies as your basic education in Classic Chick Flicks. Check out this list of 25 Classic Chick Flicks…
Get our your tissues and prepare yourself for a good old-fashioned cry. This is the very first article I wrote for Just Chick Flicks, inspired by Imitation of Life. I know, this is schmaltz at its best/worst. But sometimes a girl just needs to cry and they just don’t make sad chick flicks like this anymore.
In honor of the many tears I’ve cried at movies, here is a list of some of the saddest chick flicks ever. [Read more...]
The Princess Bride is truly the perfect Chick Flick. Why? Because it’s about true love. ‘Do you think that happens every day?’
You can’t really call yourself a true lover of Chick Flicks unless you have seen The Princess Bride at least 5 times and can quote all the great lines.
Back in the ’60s when the world was a crazy place, with segregated schools, civil rights marches, and the Vietnam War,wrote a script about a time when such things were unheard of.
I don’t want to get all philosophical on you, but the original series had several episodes with thinly veiled anti-war messages. That being said, I like Star Trek for other reasons.
No. I don’t wear the pointy ears, have a USS Enterprise uniform, nor can I do that “Live Long & Prosper” Vulcan thing with my fingers. But I love Star Trek. From the original series with William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy to the fantastic reboot, directed by J.J. Abrams. [Read More…]
A review of Penelope, starring Christina Ricci and James McAvoy. This is a very cute romantic movie that has some interesting things to say about beauty and how we can find it in ourselves.
From childhood we are told that if a guy ignores you, is mean to you, treats you badly, doesn’t call you when he says he will, or in any other way acts like a real jerk–Well, it’s obvious, he likes you.
Jackman, who was chosen as People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive, redefines rugged manliness as the character “The Drover” in this Australian Chick Flick directed by Baz Luhrman.
If you have not seen this incredible award-winning show on AMC, you are missing one of the best-written and best-written series ever! – Catch up with the handsome ad man, Don Draper, and the office politics at Sterling, Cooper, Draper, Pryce.