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I spend a lot of time at either the cinema or theatre. You will then find reviews from these films and shows!

Posts tagged “Bette Midler

Blogathon: 7 Films That Make Me Cry

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This post is part of the “No You’re Crying!” Blogathon, which is taking a look at all of the different films that have moments that make us cry! Let’s face it we just love to have a good cry at a film, it really does help at times! At one point they did not really effect me very much, but now I cry for all different reasons when watching a film. So with this list I have tried to pick the seven films which have made me cry (and sob) the most considering the list in general would be rather long now. I have mixed it up a little bit with the truly sad and extremely romantic moments.

I must also warn you that due to this blog post looking at different parts of films it therefore will contain some SPOILERS.

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Broadway – Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly!

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Bette Midler is back on Broadway in Hello, Dolly! A few days ago the first productional photos were released for the show which has started previews this week and opens in April. The best thing about this though? I have tickets for my birthday in July when I am in NYC, on Sunday 16th July. I mean we probably won’t be able to see much as we are so high up but we will be in the Theatre.

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My 7 Favourite Garry Marshall Films

I have just woken up to the sad news that Garry Marshall has passed away so decided as a tribute I would pick my 7 favourite of the films he directed for this blog post. RIP Garry Marshall a man who really changed the Romantic Comedy genre!

Beaches (1988) Review

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7 Worst Film Mothers

As it is Mother’s Day (in the UK at least) I decided that I would then pick my 7 worst film mothers. You certainly would not want any of these to be your mother as they certainly did not help their children have, but some of them might just redeem themselves in the end?

Kate – Home Alone

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Leaving your son behind when heading on holiday is a pretty awful thing to do. Kevin had an amazing time being home all alone after his whole family jetted off for Christmas without him. We will give it to Kate that she had a feeling something was wrong, but not checking you have all your children was a very bad move. I guess airports have changed a lot since the early 90s and they wouldn’t get that far to this day. We will give her points for doing everything she can to then get back to Kevin as soon as possible.

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Musical Moments – Halloween – Hocus Pocus

I have decided to do a Halloween special for the Musical Moments feature . . . Considering I usually do those posts on a Monday but thought this absolute brilliant moment from Hocus Pocus was well worthy of a slight change. I will feel the need to try and watch the full film today, but here is the little musical number. Slight Gypsy reference from Bette Midler as well? Ok yes I am a total geek I know! This was always a film that I liked a kid and didn’t find it too scary. A total guilty pleasure now 🙂


7 Films you forgot Sarah Jessica Parker was in!

My previous blog post about Sarah Jessica Parker’s new film ‘I Don’t Know How She Does It’ got me thinking about her career on the silver screen. She has been in quite a lot of films now, but can you actually remember many of them? I am guessing for a lot of people the answer will probably be known. Most well-known for her role as Carrie Bradshaw in the Sex and the City TV Show.

When looking at her different roles to make this list, one thing that I seemed to notice is that not many of her characters are liked by the other characters. So that probably means that audiences aren’t really too fond on them either. That could possibly be a reason why SJP is not very well received by critics and movie watchers. Although I will always consider myself a fan after Sex and the City, and always hope that she gets some good movies to appear in.

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Desert Island DVDs

Whilst trying to decide which films to include, I decided the biggest factor had to be if your able to watch it over and over again. I mean your only going to have 8 DVDs to chose from. Pointless having DVDs in there if you could not watch them over and over.

In putting together my list they had to have a good story, acting and interesting characters who you could either relate to or are very likeable.

My initial idea was to narrow it down towards the 8 films by separating the films into different genres. Then attempting to have at least one from each genre, giving a wider variety of film choice. But I am not entirely sure that actually happened when I look at my finished list.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

  • Thought provoking and complex with a very interesting concept.
  • Brilliant performances from Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey
  • Has to be watched many times for you to really notice a lot of things in it.
  • Makes you wonder if you would erase someone
  •  Confuses you so much throughout

American Beauty

  • “Look Closer . . . ” – tagline really explains it all, that you must look closer as life isn’t always what it first appears.
  • You must look closer at everything.
  • Brilliant performances from all members of the cast, who work so well together.
  • How midlife crisis can go
  • You will never look at a plastic bag blowing in the wind in the same way again!

The Sound of Music

 

  • Feel good film you can sing along to and enjoy at any ages.
  • The love story, between Maria and the Captain.
  • This is the film I watch when I feel a little down or ill, as it makes me smile.
  • Julie Andrews being just amazing
  • Heartwarming

The Dark Knight

  • Amazing performances and storyline
  • I saw it 3 times at the cinema (holding the record for most cinema viewings for a film)
  • The Joker & Batman
  • Thought provoking in the sense of terrorism
  • Amazing Batman installment

Million Dollar Baby

 

  • I tried to resist all temptation of including my favorite film in this list, but the pressure got to me and I decided to include it.
  • Amazing performances and a storyline which really got to me.
  • The score by Clint Eastwood is just brilliant
  • The trio of Swank/Eastwood/Freeman
  • Best Picture Oscar winner

As Good As It Gets

  • Jack Nicholson at his very best in a best actor winning role.
  • Such a funny film with sarcastic and very witty humour used.
  • Helen Hunt in an Oscar-winning role
  • The dog – amazing in so many ways
  • The amazing lines Nicholson delivers

Beaches

  • The ultimate tale of friendship lasting and how you get past disagreements and heartache.
  • Tear-jerking
  • “Wind Beneath My Wings”
  • Bette Midler putting in a believable and brilliant performance
  • Totally heart-breaking

Rocky Horror Picture Show

  • Yes I am very much part of the Rocky Horror fan club
  • This has to be one of the ultimate cult films.
  • Launched the Time Warp
  • Brilliance of Tim Curry in Drag
  • “Give yourself over to absolute pleasure”

Beaches (1988) Review

This is a story about a friendship which lasted forever, a friendship which was formed in childhood and kept through letters, it had ups and downs, they had fall outs, they did not speak after different events, but in the end they were there for each other when it really mattered.

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Then She Found Me (2007) Review

My intial thoughts before watching this movie was wow, what a fantastic lead cast of Helen Hunt, Bette Midler, Colin Firth and Matthew Broderick. They certainly did not disappoint, I found this movie to be heartfilled and rather lovely.

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News: Midler Calls For First Wives’ Club Sequel

I caught Bette on Rachael Ray yesterday and they were talking about this saying that she wished they had got the chance to do it not long after the original movie. I for one would love to see the sequel as adore this movie.

Actress Bette Midler wants to reunite with Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton for a sequel to 1996 comedy movie The First Wives’ Club.

The trio played three spurned women who seek revenge on the husbands who left them for younger women, in the comedy hit.

Midler insists Hollywood sexism prevented them from making a follow-up sooner, but she’s not given up hope – and is hoping to bring the story up to date on the big screen.

The star says, “I really do regret the fact that we didn’t get to do a sequel earlier and it’s funny when women have a big success, they say, ‘Ah, it’s a fluke’, but when men have a big success they bring a sequel straight out. We had a huge hit but then they couldn’t get it together for a sequel, it wasn’t organised enough to get it done again. So it really broke my heart.

“I was actually thinking in the shower the other day, has it been too long? Will people remember? It’s been two generations! I think if they got it together I think the crowd would come out for it, I really do.”