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  • You've Got Mail

    You've Got Mail

    ★★★★★

    Day 2, movie #5 with the parents.

    This is my favorite Hanks/Ryan pairing. It's one of the best adaptations/modernizations of Pride and Prejudice and I can quote almost the entire thing straight through.

  • Sleepless in Seattle

    Sleepless in Seattle

    ★★★½

    Day 2, movie #4 with the parents.

    This isn't my favorite Hanks/Ryan movie (that one is coming). And I do like this movie, but the parts I love are Sam and Jonah having dad/son scenes (and the radio-show monologue Tom Hanks gives is some of the best romantic writing on the screen). But the Annie portions are not my favorite. Still sweet though.

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  • The Court Jester

    The Court Jester

    ★★★★

    My parents taped this off cable when I was a child and we watched it over and over simply to hear Danny Kaye completely talk himself into then out of the correct rhyme to remember the right cup to drink (They broke the flagon with the dragon!). And there was singing and dancing. And I'm pretty sure my brothers had the hots for Angela Lansbury and Glynnis Johns (who were probably around 19 or 20 when the movie was shot).

    And Basil Rathbone skulks about.

    Now that I'm a grownup I have it on DVD and can watch as much as I like!

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    ★★★★★

    I picked this up in the BN Criterion sale today and almost immediately went home and watched it. I haven't seen Dr. Strangelove since perhaps high school so was long overdue for a re-watch.

    Clearly, the most memorable part of the movie is Peter Sellers's Dr. Strangelove, with his right hand still loyal to the Fuhrer, followed by his performances as RAF G/C Mandrake and US President Muffley. But George C. Scott and Sterling Hayden both turn in stellar performances…