30 Movies in 30 Days: Brink!

Had I seen it before: Yes, but it’s been A LOOOOOONG time. Probably at LEAST 14 years. Which is a shame because it was one of my favorite DCOMS growing up. Year: 1998 Director: Greg Beeman Writer: Jeff Schechter Where you can stream it now: Disney+ What IMDb says: Andy “Brink” Brinker and his in-line skating crew–Peter, Jordy, and Gabriella–who call themselves “Soul-Skaters” (which means they skate … Continue reading 30 Movies in 30 Days: Brink!

30 Movies in 30 Days: Passport to Paris

Had I seen it before: Maybe? I remember bits and pieces of it, but I don’t think I ever saw the whole thing. Year: 1999 Director: Alan Metter Writer: Elizabeth Kruger and Craig Shapiro Where you can stream it now: Hulu What IMDb says: Sent to Paris to visit their grandfather, the twins fall in love with France, not to mention two French boys. What I liked: The … Continue reading 30 Movies in 30 Days: Passport to Paris

30 Movies in 30 Days: Uncorked

Had I seen it before: No Year: 2020 Director: Prentice Penny Writer: Prentice Penny Where you can stream it now: Netflix What IMDb says: Elijah must balance his dream of becoming a master sommelier with his father’s expectations that he carry on the family’s Memphis BBQ joint. Why I picked it: Not only have I been on the whole “watch more things from black filmmakers” bandwagon lately, but … Continue reading 30 Movies in 30 Days: Uncorked

30 Movies in 30 Days: The Little Mermaid (OR Why Sebastian Has the Best Disney Sidekick Arc of All Time)

Had I seen it before: Yes. Many times. Because it’s The Little Mermaid. Year: 1989 Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker Writers: Ron Clements, John Musker, based on the fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen. Additional dialogue credits for Howard Ashman, Gerrit Graham, Sam Graham, and Chris Hubbell. Where you can stream it now: Disney+ What IMDb says: A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain in an attempt to become human … Continue reading 30 Movies in 30 Days: The Little Mermaid (OR Why Sebastian Has the Best Disney Sidekick Arc of All Time)

30 Movies in 30 Days: Da 5 Bloods

Had I seen it before: No. Year: 2020 Director:  Spike Lee Writers: Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo, Kevin Willmott, and Spike Lee, Where you can stream it now: Netflix What IMDb says: Four African American vets battle the forces of man and nature when they return to Vietnam seeking the remains of their fallen squad leader and the gold fortune he helped them hide. Why I picked … Continue reading 30 Movies in 30 Days: Da 5 Bloods

30 Movies in 30 Days: Little Shop of Horrors

Had I seen it before: No, nor had I seen the 1960 movie on which the musical is based. Year: 1986 Director: Frank Oz Writers: Okay, these writing credits take some extra explaining. Howard Ashman is the main writer here, and he also wrote the stage musical on which this movie is based. However, that stage musical is based on a non-musical film from 1960 by … Continue reading 30 Movies in 30 Days: Little Shop of Horrors

30 Movies in 30 Days: Center Stage

Had I seen it before: No. Year: 2000 Director: Nicholas Hytner Writer: Carol Heikkinen Where you can stream it now: Netflix or IMDb TV (free w/ads) What IMDb says: A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead … Continue reading 30 Movies in 30 Days: Center Stage

30 Movies in 30 Days: Philadelphia

Had I seen it before: No. Year: 1993/1994 (IMDb lists a 1994 release date, but I know it was eligible for 1993 Oscars, so it depends on if we’re talking wide release or limited release) Director: Jonathan DemmeWriter: Ron NyswanerWhere you can stream it now: Netflix (leaving June 29) What IMDb says: When a man with HIV is fired by his law firm because of his … Continue reading 30 Movies in 30 Days: Philadelphia

30 Movies in 30 Days: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Had I seen it before: No. Year: 1969 Director: George Roy HillWriter: William GoldmanWhere you can stream it now: Starz What IMDb says: Wyoming, early 1900s. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid are the leaders of a band of outlaws. After a train robbery goes wrong they find themselves on the run with a posse hard on their heels. Their solution – escape to Bolivia. Why … Continue reading 30 Movies in 30 Days: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

30 Movies in 30 Days: The Little Hours

Had I seen it before: No. Year: 2017 Director: Jeff Baena Writer: Jeff Baena, based on the book The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio. Where you can stream it now: Netflix or Kanopy What IMDb says: In the Middle Ages, a young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns. Introduced as a deaf mute man, he must fight to … Continue reading 30 Movies in 30 Days: The Little Hours