Thursday Movie Picks - Movies With Seasons in the Title

This week's theme from Wandering Through The Shelves is films with seasons in the title. I love title themes and the picks below immediately came to mind. 

1) Winter Passing -
Remember when Zooey Deschanel was the queen of indie movies? This was one of my favorites from her. It also features a softer role from Will Ferrell. 

2) Captain America: The Winter Soldier -
I can't not think of Bucky when I hear "winter" This is still one of the best Marvel movies out there. 

3) Spring -
While I didn't *love* this movie, I think Lou Taylor Pucci is a very underrated actor and he was very good in this admittedly messy film.


  1. Spring is the only film in that list I haven't seen but I do think Lou Taylor Pucci remains undervalued. Winter Passing I thought was pretty good and it reminds me of what Zooey Deschanel can do when not playing twee while what else is there to say about The Winter Soldier. I want to read Elliot Page's book as I don't want anyone to defame him. He Bullet Club 4 Life. I would love to have been a fly in the wall to see what he and Olivia Thirlby have been doing. :)

    1. So far I'm enjoying it. Was not expecting to learn so much about Nova Scotia while reading it. lol

  2. I've only seen Captain America: the Winter Soldier but I did really enjoy it. I have superhero burnout regarding most of the stuff being churned out today, but Chris Evans is so charismatic I make an exception for his films.

    I've heard of Winter Passing but I'm not a big fan of either Ferrell or Zooey Deschanel (I do like her sister Emily though) so I've never tried to seek it out. I'm unfamiliar with the movie Spring.

    So many ways to go but since summer is right around the corner, I'll go with three that reference that season.

    A Summer Place (1959)-When successful businessman Ken Jorgenson (Richard Egan) in an unhappy marriage to controlling witch Helen (a marvelously venal Constance Ford) take their teenage daughter Molly (Sandra Dee) to a New England Island resort for their summer vacation he discovers it is run by his former love Sylvia Hunter (Dorothy McGuire) also in an unhappy marriage to the drunken Bart (Arthur Kennedy) who likewise have a teenage son Johnny (Troy Donahue). Sparks fly between the former couple and their offspring leading to romance and drama for all. Beautiful settings and a theme song that became an enormous hit (spending 9 weeks! at #1 on the Billboard charts) helped this earn a small mint on its release and turn Sandra Dee & Troy Donahue into box office stars overnight.

    Summertime (1955)-David Lean directed story of a single and lonely American secretary Jane Hudson (Katharine Hepburn) on vacation in Venice who unexpectedly finds love with Italian antiques dealer Renato (Rossano Brazzi) only to discover he is married. Gorgeously shot on location in Technicolor and full of dreamy heartache. Both Hepburn and Lean were Oscar nominated. Kate performed her own stunt of falling backward into a Venice canal forgetting to take proper precautions to protect her eyes, contracting a pernicious eye infection that lasted the rest of her life!

    And just for you Brittani the film you have been moving around on your Blind Spot list for as long as I can remember: Suddenly Last Summer (1959)!
    Surgeon Dr. John Cukrowicz (Montgomery Clift) is assigned the case of Catherine Holly (Elizabeth Taylor) a young woman whose aunt Violet Venable (Katharine Hepburn) wants her lobotomized to cover up a family secret. It’s Tennessee Williams set in the South, so you know there are big emotions and secrets aplenty (and considerable drama behind the scenes as well!) Both Kate and Liz were Oscar nominated as was the art direction.

    1. LOL Yes - Suddenly, Last Summer. My unicorn that I can never find on streaming or at the library. Some day.


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