2010 NR 90 minutes
See You in September
Feeling abandoned by her therapist who's gone on an extended vacation, beautiful Lindsay (Estella Warren) gets help with her fear of commitment from an ad hoc support group formed by other New Yorkers also left high and dry by their shrinks. But when her pals dare her to date fellow group member A.J. (Justin Kirk), Lindsay begins to wonder if she's finally found her match. Tamara Tunie directs this charming romantic comedy.
Never heard of this one, but it sounded okay when I couldn't find anything else to watch. - Turned out to be a really good movie with a sweetly romantic plot.
1998 PG-13 122 minutes
The Newton Boys
Four Texan brothers (Vincent D'Onofrio, Ethan Hawke, Matthew McConaughey and Skeet Ulrich) ignite a crime spree in the 1920s, robbing more than 200 banks across the nation -- without ever killing anyone. In a career highlight, the unexpectedly compassionate team pulls off the largest train robbery in U.S. history. Richard Linklater (School of Rock) directs this heist film, based on a true story, that focuses more on characters than mindless action.
I'm not a fan of Matthew McConaughey, but this one must have been made before his "banging the bongo drums naked" craze. (If you don't know, don't ask. LOL) - This one is a really well acted true story. I especially enjoyed seeing old interview footage of the brothers.
1969 G 99 minutes
The Italian Job
In director Peter Collinson's Golden Globe-nominated caper flick, enterprising swindler Charlie Croker (Michael Caine) hatches an ingenious plan to steal a huge cache of Chinese gold en route to Turin, Italy, as collateral for a new Fiat plant. The diversion for the heist: A gigantic traffic jam during an Italy-Great Britain soccer match. Incarcerated criminal genius Mr. Bridger (Noel Coward) helps Croker get financing -- from his jail cell.
I love the remake with Mark Wahlberg, but the original is just as great. Very '60s camp, but fun.
2010 PG-13 89 minutes
Love's Kitchen(No Ordinary Trifle)
After the tragic loss of his wife, a down-on-his-luck London chef starts afresh by pouring his energies into a fixer-upper eatery and attracting the attention of an American food critic with a decadent dessert: a mouth-watering trifle.
Despite the cover - Gordon Ramsey is hardly in this....which is a good thing because although I idolize him as a Chef, he sucks as an actor.
Any movie that combines romance with cooking is okay by me, but this one I especially liked. :)