|1.||Siskel & Ebert
(1986 TV Series)
Episode: The A-Team/The Karate Kid/Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work/Killers/Agora/Winter's Bone (2010)
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "The A-Team", "The Karate Kid", "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work", "Killers", "Agora" and "Winter's Bone". In the 'Over/Under' segment, the critics choose their picks for the most overrated and underrated films of the 1980s. A.O. Scott picked 1989's "When Harry Met Sally" as his choice for the most overrated film, and 1987's "Ishtar" as his most underrated. Michael Phillips chose 1988's "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" as his pick for the most overrated, and 1985's "Runaway Train" for the most underrated.
|2.||There's Something About Romcoms
The stars, directors, producers and writers of Pretty Woman, When Harry Met Sally, Four Weddings, My Best Friend's Wedding, There's Something About Mary, Amelie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Bridget Jones, The Inbetweeners Movie, I Give It A Year, The Tall Guy, Notting Hill, Two Weeks' Notice, Muriel's Wedding and Love Actually reveal the untold stories behind these enduringly loved films.
It is a romantic comedy which is a combination of a charming and moving story of When Harry Met Sally with the craziness, humor and enchantment of Love Actually. It is a positive and optimistic story of two thirty-something people who are made for each other, Matylda and Bartek, who are needing and looking for love and closeness, but who are constantly missing each other in the course of their lives.
|4.||Meet Me on the Southbank
'Meet Me On The Southbank' evokes the spirit of classic romantic comedy films such as 'When Harry Met Sally', 'Four Weddings and a Funeral', 'Notting Hill' and 'Annie Hall'. Alan knows only once place he can go to escape his troubles: the London BFI South Bank, where he can indulge in his favourite classic films. Hopelessly single, the nearest Alan gets to a date is when his eccentric best friend Chris accompanies him to the cinema. But then by chance, or perhaps by fate, Alan encounters Clare. A young ingénue who also likes to go to the BFI alone. A match made in heaven you would think... Not quite. Clare is already in a relationship, and Alan has a tendency for romanticising life like it was a film. However, despite an unusual introduction, they strike up a friendship and start to meet regularly and only on the South Bank. Over the course of one year, we follow their story. Watching classic films, riding the London Eye, dancing like Fred Astaire, and eventually... falling in love. But as Alan and Clare find out, life isn't like a film, and love isn't simple. Will these two people, clearly made for each other, be able to exist together outside their South Bank romance?
Jack had his best friend Fred get him out of trouble many times in the past. But things are about to change. He's not only about to get entangled with a crazy Croatian mobster but also about to find out his ex-girlfriend Debbie is the woman of his life. And this time Fred can't help him; a long-lost secret has arisen in his life and that secret might put in danger the most precious thing he's got: His marriage with Cindy. Finding the right mix between the irreverence of Knocked Up and Superbad, the warmth of When Harry Met Sally and the wit of Annie Hall, Ship Happens will take you on a comedic cruise you won't want to return from.
(2014 Short Film)
Carla Porter has just made the riskiest move of her fashion career... opening her first boutique in Venice Beach, California. Nolan Johnson is a successful screenwriter who hates his work. Neither is looking for complication, so they stick to using their individual charms to date young, hot twentysomethings who, like them, are light on commitment. Of course, their best friends, Dennis and Jennifer Whitaker, who are closer to their age, know them better and set Carla and Nolan up a blind date that neither wants anything to do with. But one good-natured drink leads to the most amazing night either of them has ever had... something so amazing... it terrifies them. Carla and Nolan decide to lie to their friends, and themselves, forget about each other and move on. Dennis tries to keep Nolan's head on straight through his transition from mediocre screenwriter to accomplished novelist, only to be thwarted by Nolan's latest distraction; a young, damaged alcoholic beauty named Shannon... just another attempt of Nolan's to recreate what he lost when Maria, the woman he planned to married, died from terminal cancer. Carla finds herself involved with Graham, an entrepreneur wunderkind with designs on both Carla and her business. The closer they get, the closer Carla guards her secret... her 10 year old daughter Briana whom she relinquished custody of to her rich and still bitter ex-husband Patrick 10 years ago after having an affair. As Carla fights to stay in her daughter's life and Nolan continues to spiral from not dealing with the death of Maria, the two find themselves inexplicably drawn to each other again and again, forcing them to reevaluate their pursuit of love. But when Carla learns that Patrick is moving Briana to New York and Dennis puts his neck on the line for Nolan's new novel, will they grow up in time? A romantic homage to Woody Allen's "Manhattan" meets a uniquely modern twist on "When Harry Met Sally" with a nod to the classic romances of the Swing era, Pacific Standard is a new kind of romantic comedy for the hipster generation and beyond.
(2011 Short Film)
LOVE + 1 is an emotional romance screenplay. It is the story of two strangers with very different views on love and society, in the style of WHEN HARRY MET SALLY. Despite being generally light-hearted, some sombre and unchangeable truths unfold throughout to give a touching sadness akin to GHOST. The story takes places throughout London where the couple drop everything to spend a day and night together. If you argue it 'love' when you've convinced yourself to settle, what do you call it when you meet 'the one'?
|8.||More Than a Face in the Crowd
A filmmaker explores the life of her 100-year-old great-aunt, Jane Chung, an actress who made a career for herself at a time when Asian Americans faced widespread racism in Hollywood. Jane has had parts in over fifty films and TV shows including Chinatown, When Harry Met Sally, M.A.S.H. and I Love Lucy, yet most of her roles are uncredited. Through the story of Jane Chung's life and career, More than a Face in the Crowd reveals a larger untold story of Asian American actors and extras in Hollywood.
|9.||The Mitt and the Spatula Quartet
(2014 Short Film)
THE MITT AND THE SPATULA QUARTET is a romantic comedy about a blossoming friendship between an oven mitt and a spatula. Divided into four parts, the film describes their struggles to expand their reach into the wider world, and to acknowledge that friendship can lead to other things. Think 'When Harry Met Sally' among housewares with an important role played by the singing of pop standards. 'The world will always welcome lovers, as time goes by.'