Christopher Robin (2018)

Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) is now long grown up, with a wife (Hayley Atwell) and a child.  He spends all of his time trying to provide for his family, by working long hours at a luggage making company.  When he must stay in the city and work the holiday weekend that he and his family were to go to his family home in the country, Christopher Robin is suddenly confronted by his old friend Winnie-the-Pooh.  Together they must search for Poohs’ other friends, as well as find the happiness that seems to elude Christopher Robin.

1hr. 44min.

Gone with the Wind (1939)

David O Selznick produced this sweeping epic, which spans twelve years in the life of a spoiled, clever and beautiful southern belle, Scarlett O’Hara, played to perfection by Vivian Leigh.  The story begins during the heyday of the plantation owners in the Deep South, continues through the horrors of the civil war and concludes with the rebuilding of more than homes during the post war era. Clark Gable also stars as the rogue and hero, Rhett Butler.

This film swept the oscars that year, winning eight academy awards. It was the first film to do so.

3hrs. 45min.

The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)

Selfish Emperor Kuzco (David Spade) has it all, but when he fires his advisor Yzma (Eartha Kitt) she takes her revenge. Through a complicated turn of events, instead of being poisoned, Kuzco is turned into a llama and found miles away from his palace by a pesant named Pacha (John Goodman). The two form an unlikely alliance, as they make their way back to the city.  Along the way they must overcome the elements and each other.

1hr. 17min.

The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

Moments after Kermit, Gonzo and Fozzie join the Chronicle a left of Lady Holiday’s (Diana Rigg) jewels have been committed.  In order to get a follow up interview with Lady Holiday, and save their jobs, the gang head to London where they quickly become involved with an even more complicated plot that seems to be centered around an aspiring model (Miss Piggy).

Featuring giant musical numbers and several cameos, this is one of the Muppets best films.

1hr. 37min.

Balto (1995)

Balto (Kevin Bacon) is a part husky/wolf outcast living in the small city of Nome, Alaska in the 1920s. He is feared and mistrusted by everyone except a goose named Boris (Bob Hoskins) and a female husky named Jenna (Bridget Fonda). When the children of the town start to succumb to a Diphtheria outbreak, it’s up to Balto to lead a team of dogs to retrieve the medicine.

Based on a real life incident, this film is full of humor, adventure and warmth.

1hr. 17min.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

When young Milly (Jane Powell) agrees to marry Adam (Howard Keel) she has little idea that he is bringing her to his ranch AND 6 younger brothers.  Not wanting to be cook and cleaner to all of them, she decides to clean them up and teach them some manners so they can find wives of their own.  Milly is not quite prepared for the mayhem that follows as the girls in town do indeed fall for the backwoods brothers, much to the jealousy of the townsmen.

Filmed on location in Oregon, this film features memorable songs and show-stopping dance numbers.

1hr. 42min.

Sherlock Gnomes (2018)

Gnomeo and Juliet are at last together and are starting a new life in a new garden, when suddenly they find themselves in the middle of a crime wave involving the kidnapping of garden gnomes.  When their families are taken, Gnomeo and Juliet must join forces with the legendary Sherlock Gnome and the faithful Watson.  As their search takes them across London, Gnomeo and Juliet learn some timeless lessons about friendship and love.

Featuring the voice talents of James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

1hr. 26min.

The Major and the Minor (1942)

Susan Applegate (Ginger Rogers) has been living in New York for the past year and has decided she wants to return to her hometown in Iowa. Unfortunately the train fare has gone up and not wanting to stay in NYC a day longer she decides to pose as a 12 year old to get a half priced ticket.  She is befriended by a kindly solider Major Philip Kirby (Ray Milland) and when the train is stranded because of a mud slide, he decides to take the “little girl” with him to his fiancé home. All chaos breaks out, when her home turns out to be amidst an all boy West Point like school, who are all too eager to impress young Susan. Things get more complicated when Susan starts to develop feelings for Philip.

1hr. 40min.

Anna and the King of Siam (1946)

Based on a true story this film chronicles the up and down relationship between Anna Leowens (Irene Dunne), a British teacher and widow who’s come to Siam in the 1860’s, and the King (Rex Harrison), who’s many children she has come to teach. Along with the vast cultural differences, Anna and her son must face the realities of injustice and almost tyranny that the king levels towards his people and in particular towards women. Despite all this the two become unlikely friends as they try to bring a new future to the country.

This inspiring story was later made into a broadway musical and then the classic film, “The King and I”.

2hr. 8min.