She’s Having A Baby – John Hughes Grows Up?

I had just graduated High School when I saw She’s Having A Baby for the first time. I went to see it because, I mean, this was Kevin Bacon – the guy who was in Footloose. And it was written and directed by John Hughes. C’mon! The guy who gave us so many great filmsContinue reading “She’s Having A Baby – John Hughes Grows Up?”

The Age Of Innocence – In Praise Of Martin Scorsese’s Most Violent Film

The year was 1993 and Martin Scorsese had just directed Cape Fear which was the follow-up to one of his most acclaimed films, Goodfellas. He was also about to direct another well-received film, Casino. But in 1993 he had set his sights on adapting an Edith Wharton novel (a romance!) into a feature film, TheContinue reading “The Age Of Innocence – In Praise Of Martin Scorsese’s Most Violent Film”

Sounder – A Simple Story About Family, A Complex Story About Humanity

To this point here at Movie Treasures Rediscovered we’ve written about pictures from a wide range of styles. We’ve looked at comedies and classics as well as westerns and films with a twist, all with the intent of examining several different genres of cinema to suggest for a rediscovery. But with today’s submission we’ll beContinue reading “Sounder – A Simple Story About Family, A Complex Story About Humanity”

The Big Country – A Movie As Big As The Title Suggests

In 1958 famed Director William Wyler and movie star Gregory Peck set out to produce a film together that became the offbeat western The Big Country. Though the picture featured a slew of big names and was directed by one of the greats, there’s no doubt it has receded into the background through the years.Continue reading “The Big Country – A Movie As Big As The Title Suggests”

Without A Clue – A Sherlock Holmes Story Turned On Its Head

Like most movie lovers, I have a few that I refer to as guilty pleasures. These are the films I return to again and again just for fun even though, in some cases, I know the movie isn’t really that good and that it just appeals to me. So, while I do number the 1988Continue reading “Without A Clue – A Sherlock Holmes Story Turned On Its Head”

Matchstick Men – Nicolas Cage And The Art Of The Con

It’s been 17 years since Matchstick Men played the big screen and though it has fallen somewhat into obscurity, I still return to it on occasion longing for the thrill of being tricked again. What is it about a movie with a twist? In Matchstick Men, the good guys never saw it coming. Do youContinue reading “Matchstick Men – Nicolas Cage And The Art Of The Con”

Mixed Nuts – Steve Martin Leads A Cast For The Ages

Mixed Nuts boasts an impressive cast that even now, 26 years later, looks like an all-star lineup of screen legends. Steve Martin was in the midst of a run of middling Box Office successes when he made Mixed Nuts with Nora Ephron in 1994. Featuring established stars including Martin, Rita Wilson, Madeline Kahn, Garry Shandling,Continue reading “Mixed Nuts – Steve Martin Leads A Cast For The Ages”

Bachelor Mother – Ginger Rogers Says Who Needs Fred Astaire?

Ginger Rogers! But instead of her longtime co-star Fred Astaire, a bouncing baby boy. Ginger Rogers wasn’t sure that the script for Bachelor Mother was going to make a very good movie. See, she had just wrapped filming her ninth picture alongside her beloved co-star Fred Astaire (a real snoozer called The Story of VernonContinue reading “Bachelor Mother – Ginger Rogers Says Who Needs Fred Astaire?”