30 Movies in 30 Days: The Princess and the Frog

Had I seen it before: Yes, but it had been a while. Year: 2009 Directors: Ron Clements & John Musker Writers: Ron Clements (story and screenplay), John Musker (story and screenplay), Greg Erb (story), Jason Oremland (story), Rob Edwards (screenplay), inspired by the story The Frog Princess by E.D. Baker. Where you can stream it now: Disney+ or Netflix What IMDb says: A waitress, desperate to fulfill her … Continue reading 30 Movies in 30 Days: The Princess and the Frog

30 Movies in 30 Days: Voyeur

Had I seen it before: No. Year: 2017 Directors: Myles Kane and Josh Koury Writer: N/A, it’s a documentary Where you can stream it now: Netflix What IMDb says: Journalism icon Gay Talese reports on Gerald Foos, the owner of a Colorado motel, who allegedly secretly watched his guests with the aid of specially designed ceiling vents, peering down from an “observation platform” he built in the motel’s … Continue reading 30 Movies in 30 Days: Voyeur

30 Movies in 30 Days: Brokeback Mountain

Had I seen it before: I think I tried to watch it on TV one time but the commercials made it a pain in the ass, so I didn’t even make it halfway through. Year: 2005 Director:  Ang Lee Writers: Annie Proulx (short story), Larry McMurtry (screenplay) and Diana Ossana (screenplay) Where you can stream it now: Starz What IMDb says: The story of a forbidden and … Continue reading 30 Movies in 30 Days: Brokeback Mountain

30 Movies in 30 Days: Singin’ in the Rain

Had I seen it before: No. Well, maybe? I remember clips of this being on when I was too young to really make sense of a whole movie. But this was basically the first time. Year: 1952 Directors: Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly Writers: Betty Comden and Adolph Green Where you can stream it now: HBO Max What IMDb says: A silent film production company and cast … Continue reading 30 Movies in 30 Days: Singin’ in the Rain

30 Movies in 30 Days: Jennifer’s Body

Had I seen it before: No. Year: 2009 Director:  Karyn Kusama Writeer:  Diablo Cody Where you can stream it now: Starz What IMDb says: A newly possessed high school cheerleader turns into a succubus who specializes in killing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror? Why I picked it: As alluded to in some prior posts, I love finding reasons to justify … Continue reading 30 Movies in 30 Days: Jennifer’s Body

30 Movies in 30 Days: Lady Bird

Had I seen it before: Yes, once while it was in theaters. Year: 2017 Director: Greta Gerwig Writer: Greta Gerwig Where you can stream it now: Netflix What IMDb says: In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California. Why I picked it: My mom had time to watch with me today, so I cued up the ultimate Mother/Daughter love story. Plus I remember … Continue reading 30 Movies in 30 Days: Lady Bird

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)