An Open Letter to Baby Houseman Re: Your Relationship with Johnny Castle

I've been struggling with whether or not to write this, because a) how irrelevant can one get, and 2) really, who cares?But it keeps knocking around in my head, so I am going to go for it.How many times have you seen Dirty Dancing? Ten? Fifteen? A hundred? For most of us, it's somewhere within that range. Remember the romance? The intrigue? The lurve?...more

The Terminator Taught Me About Sex and Other Things I Learned From 80s Movies

All right, I’m sure I’m breaking old news to you, but Tuesday was the 25thAnniversary of Dirty Dancing. I know, right? We had the time of our lives, blinked, and now we’re all super-old making Baby references that the interns at work don’t understand. It’s very disorienting....more
I could've written this post! "She got knocked up, Baby." - I used to think, "Oh no! She got ...more

Dirty Dancing... Is it Just Patrick Swayze in Tight Pants?

Dirty Dancing… Is it Just Patrick Swayze in Tight Pants?   Leave a comment...more
Apropos of nothing, I love Colin Firthmore

Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner. (Last Fireworks Part 2)

 Last night the sky filled with what was advertised as "last fireworks of the season" that I blogged about a few days ago.  We made it down to the beach exactly as they began.  And they were beautiful. (The lobster rolls and bottle of wine we consumed, helped as well).    ...more
The perfect lobster roll sounds pretty good to me!more


I have an obsession. With movies. I personally own over 300 DVD's. That doesn't include my TV shows on DVD, my daughter's DVD's or all the VHS tapes I used to own (over 300 of those at one point, as well). I "heart" movies. I love the feeling of disappearing into another World for approximately 2 hours. A World that I don't live in. A World that at times I'd like to live in (Princess Bride anyone?) and a World that I wouldn't like to live in (Donnie Darko anyone?). Especially Donnie Darko since it has Jake Gyllenhaal. I can't stand that kid. ...more

Lila's Weekly Friday Top 5 List - Best Movie Lines Ever

A new list every Friday, see if you agree with me. Today is: Best movie lines of all time. Could mean the most moving, the most quoted, the most hilarious, what are your top 5? This is my list: 1. “Get busy livin’, or get busy dying.” The Shawshank Redemption. This entire movie about hope, is a touching soulful story. This line marks the point in the movie where you’re not sure if Andy has lost his hope, or has gone mad, or has a scheme planned. No one could really predict just how beautifully he kicks prison-ass and makes the world right again. ...more