The Princess Diaries (Trailer)
An absolutely perfect franchise that I can find zero faults with. It’s personally offensive that the rotten tomatoes score is so low. On the brink of turning sixteen, Anne Hathaway finds out she’s the princess of a distant country and in order to secure her family’s rule, she must claim her right to the throne. What teenager wouldn’t want to be a princess? Well, Anne’s sort of on the fence with that one. The perfect franchise to marathon this weekend if you want to affix a permanent smile on your face.
The amount of times I’ve mentioned Shrek during quarantine is astronomic. Winner of the first ever Academy Award for an Animated Film (again, duh), Shrek pays homage to our favorite fairy tales, but also subverts them. Incredibly memorable scenes (uhm, Fairy Godmother singing ‘I Need a Hero’), kick-a** ladies (Princess Fiona can’t lose in a fight), and important themes of tolerance, friendship, and true love conquering all. And if you need further convincing…I’ll just leave this here.
In the Mood for Love (Trailer)
How’d they let me graduate art school without seeing this? It’s so well-done! Set in the 60’s, two neighbors in a crowded apartment building grow closer after they learn their spouses are having an affair. They decide to start an affair themselves! I would say “when in Rome!”, but this takes place in China. I’m also in complete awe over the fact that China – to this day – never misses a beat when it comes to fashion.
Beautiful Mind (Trailer)
I remember my biggest takeaway from this movie was that I wanted to be a code breaker but then I realized I wasn’t good at math (hence why I’m in entertainment). This movie is eye candy for someone who loves puzzles and code breaking. Based on a true story, Russell Crowe, a brilliant mathematician, becomes entangled in a mysterious conspiracy.