Movie Quote #19: “The Devil Wears Prada”

“I’m just one stomach flu away from my goal weight.”

From the movie The Devil Wears Prada (2006), I found out that The National Science Teachers Association encourages biology and life sciences teachers to use this line to start a conversation about body image, nutrition and digestion among teenagers. Interesting! This film, starring Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep, focuses on body image and appearance in an entertaining way.  A must-see-film for teenage girls (and boys)! ~~LMMolina

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Video Clip #19: “Some Like It Hot”

In England, women were never allowed to perform on stage until after 1660. The roles of women were played by young men or boys. When we watch a female performance played by an adult male, we tend to find it comedic. In this 1959 film, we see two male musicians masquerading as female musicians in order to escape from the mob after witnessing a murder. This black-and-white film won numerous awards in many categories. It’s a highly entertaining comedy starring well-known actors, among which is the famous Marilyn Monroe. A classic in its own right! ~~LMMolina

Movie Review #18: “Beauty and the Beast”

I must admit I wasn’t sure what to expect when I heard that a new version of Beauty and the Beast was coming out in March of 2017. When I told my students that we were going to the theater to view the movie, I got mixed reactions, especially from the males! However, we were all pleasantly surprised! Overall, both of my Movies and Films sections enjoyed this latest edition.

This version exceeded my expectations. I thought the film was colorful, moving and had more action than I expected. The singing and acting were a delight!

This film will definitely be added to my video library and be a part of my course for next year. It is one I highly recommend for all ages. ~~LMMolina

Movie Review #17: “Walking with Dinosaurs”

Telepathic dinosaurs? That’s one person’s view. The images and sounds (apart from the talking) I thought were unique.  It was definitely an educational film. I learned facts that I was not familiar with. It’s been classified as a family film but there were some parts that might not be appropriate for little ones. But who knows? Maybe they’re used to seeing scary creatures from the past. ~~LMMolina

Movie Review #16: “Casablanca”

A story of two people who fall in love and are torn apart by a war. Sound familiar? Maybe. But these lovers are a bit different. Our hero Rick is somewhat bitter and cynical but when he sees his former lover, Ilsa, his world changes and he along with it. Ilsa struggles with her emotions as she tries to convince Rick that her feelings towards him have not changed even though she is married. We are kept in suspense throughout the film and are surprised by the turn of events at the end.

Both actors give a superb performance and we understand why this film won best picture for 1943. It will always remain a true classic! ~~LMMolina