The Academy Awards are presented at the end of this month. In what started out as one posting, has now become ten as we countdown to Oscar night with my own personal favorite movies. These are movies that I could watch over and over and over again… and have!
7. The Majestic (2001) – Jim Carrey plays Peter Appleton, a screen writer who has fallen out of love both with the business of the movies and with 1950’s America and Communist red-baiting. He runs away, gets into an accident, and loses his memory. We trips into the town of Lawson where is he confused as Luke Trimble, one of the town’s many sons lost or missing from WW2. In the process within a Frank Capraesque told story, Appleton falls back in love with both movies and his country. That’s why we call it The Majestic. Any man, woman, child could buy their ticket, walk right in. Here they’d be, here we’d be. "Yes sir, yes ma’am. Enjoy the show." And in they’d come entering a palace, like in a dream, like in heaven. Maybe you had worries and problems out there, but once you came through those doors, they didn’t matter anymore. And you know why? Chaplin, that’s why. And Keaton and Lloyd. Garbo, Gable, and Lombard, and Jimmy Stewart and Jimmy Cagney. Fred and Ginger. They were gods. And they lived up there. (likewise enjoyed The Artist and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington) >> 6. Moneyball >>