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MAY: s/chool’s out!

Better Off Dead (1985), dir. Savage Steve Holland

George Washington (2000), dir. David Gordon Green

Dirty Dancing (1987), dir. Emile Ardolino

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), dir. Amy Heckerling

JUNE: s/ummer romance!

Saawariya (2007), dir. Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Romancing the Stone (1984), dir. Robert Zemeckis

You’ve Got Mail (1998), dir. Nora Ephron

Roman Holiday (1953), dir. William Wyler

 

sta/ff recommendations

Hotaru’s Pick! Spirited Away (2001), dir. Hayao Miyazaki

This is my favorite Miyazaki movie. I can’t count how many times I’ve watched it since it was released in 2001. His movies are not just anime, if that’s what you’re thinking.

10-year-old Chihiro and her parents get lost in another world and Chihiro has to help her parents get back to their original world. She works hard and she almost gives up doing it. Her effort makes me cry (good way).

Secret fun fact:  When Chihiro made a contract with Yubaba, Chihiro wrote down a different name on the paper. Why?

  1. She knew if she gave her real name to Yubaba, she would never come back to the original world.
  2. When Chihiro met Haku, he cast a spell on her so that she couldn’t tell her real name to Yubaba.
  3. She already forgot her real name because she is in another world.

BUT, these are just thoughts. Hayao Miyazaki never talks about it. Did she do it on purpose or did she have a reason…

What do you think? Please tell me which camp you are in!

Fun fact about me: My name is Hotaru. My name means Firefly in English.

 

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