Happy New Year

Susie Diamond: So, make any resolutions? Jack Baker: No, you? Susie: Nah, I figure all that stuff's a bunch of crap, anyway. You do what you do, right? Just as Christmas Eve stirred memories of Susie Diamond (Michelle Pfeiffer) and The Fabulous Baker Boys, so does New Year’s Eve. That’s because the film’s most famous … Continue reading Happy New Year

From the Vault: New Year’s Eve

This post originally appeared five years ago at my old site. I’ve revised and expanded it here in honor of another New Year’s Eve fast approaching. Every year when New Year’s Eve rolls around again, I can't seem to stop thinking about the end credits scene from Garry Marshall’s sweet ensemble rom-com, New Year's Eve … Continue reading From the Vault: New Year’s Eve

Susie, Jack, and the Christmas Eve Coffee That Never Was

This Christmas Eve my mind wanders to a Christmas Eve past. It was the late eighties, in Seattle. Musician Jack Baker (Jeff Bridges) had just asked singer Susie Diamond (Michelle Pfeiffer) out for coffee after the two of them played a Christmas Eve gig with Jack’s older brother Frank (Beau Bridges). Strictly business partners up … Continue reading Susie, Jack, and the Christmas Eve Coffee That Never Was

Have Yourselves a Bewitching Little Christmas

Ever since childhood, when I watched a steady diet of Bewitched reruns, I’ve held the belief that Elizabeth Montgomery is one of the most beautiful humans to ever grace this earth. While certainly a stunner, Montgomery also exuded great warmth and true inner beauty, both on and off screen. In old fashioned parlance, she was … Continue reading Have Yourselves a Bewitching Little Christmas

Christmas on Film

I love the look of Christmas season. The more bright, colorful lights strewn about the better, in my opinion. Mistletoe and holly and candy canes, oh my! Keep it coming. So I thoroughly enjoy when Christmas movies go all in with their yuletide vibes. In the best Christmas movies, the seasonal trappings are a key … Continue reading Christmas on Film