Wednesday, February 20, 2019


Good afternoon, everyone.

  • You need a folder for handouts; do you have one?
  • You need a notebook for taking notes; do you have one?
  • You need a gmail account; did you make one?
  • Record your user name and password somewhere so you don't forget it!
  • New students; get the Schedule and Grading Policy from Kevin

Today's activities:
  • Review characteristics of Action/Adventure
  • James Bond slideshow (from Action/Adventure; we didn't have time last week) 
  • Jack Reacher: Never Go Back handout from last week
  • Characteristics of Romance genre
  • Romance Movies slideshow; this will be on the next quiz!
  • Roman Holiday, a famous romance movie
  • Send Kevin your gmail address. The address is on your schedule.
  • Try email and test quiz #1; homework sent by email
  • Homework #1; by email, due no later than April 25 before Screen English class

Roman Holiday
Gregory Peck & Audrey Hepburn in 'Roman Holiday'

At the Mouth of Truth in Rome

About Roman Holiday
Roman Holiday is a 1953 American romantic comedy film directed and produced by William Wyler. It stars Gregory Peck as a reporter and Audrey Hepburn as a royal princess out to see Rome on her own. The movie is famous for featuring famous sightseeing spots in Rome, such as Trevi Fountain and the Mouth of Truth. Hepburn won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance. 

From Wikipedia
ローマの休日は1953年アメリカのロマンチックなコメディ映画です。ウィリアム・ワイラーが製作・監督した。記者としてグレゴリーペックと王室の王女としてオードリーヘップバーンを主演イタリアのローマを表敬訪問した某国の王女と、彼女が滞在先から飛び出し一人でローマ市内に出て知り合った新聞記者との、切ない24時間の恋を描いている。トレビの泉や真実の口など、ローマの名だたる観光スポットを登場させていることでも有名である。 ヘップバーンはベスト女優のアカデミー賞を受賞しました。

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Make a comment in the comment box below. You can comment on ...
  • any action adventure movie
  • any romance movie
  • use your Gmail log-in; be sure to write your name in romaji at the end of your comment
  • your comment should be at least 4 sentences long
  • make your comment in a paragraph (don't use the Enter key after each sentence)
Here's an example of a good student comment from two years ago (but this one is about a Fantasy movie, not Action Adventure or Romance).

The Fault in Our Stars (2014) trailer

Brooklyn (2015) trailer

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Coming to a theater near you in 2019!

You'll probably have some free time in the spring of 2019, so why not go to the movie theater for one of these upcoming shows? Some of them have already been released in the U.S. or Europe, and some have been nominated for awards. In particular, let's watch out for some directors we know.

A Star is Born (2018) - trailer; drama, starring Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper; in theaters now! Won Golden Globe for Best Original Song by Lady Gaga
The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) - trailer; suspense, mystery; Japan release Jan. 11, 2019
The Wife (2018) - trailer; drama; starring Glen Close; Japan release Jan. 26, 2019
The Front Runner (2018) - trailer; true drama; starring Hugh Jackman; Japan release Feb. 1, 2019
First Man (2018) - trailer; historical drama re. astronaut Neil Armstrong; Japan release Feb. 8, 2019
The Favourite (2018) - trailer; historical drama; starring Emma Stone; Japan release Feb. 15, 2019
Alita: Battle Angel (2018) - trailer; action; screenplay James Cameron; Japan release Feb. 22, 2019
If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) - trailer; drama; Japan release Feb. 22, 2019
Green Book (2018) - trailer; historical drama; Japan release March 1, 2019
The Mule (2018) - trailer; drama; directed by Clint Eastwood; Japan release March 8, 2019
BlacKkKlansman (2018) - trailer; historical drama; directed by Spike Lee; Japan release Mar. 22, 2019
The Irishman (2019) - Crime drama; directed by Martin Scorsese; starring Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro; Netflix release 2019
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) - Based on the Manson murders; directed by Quentin Tarantino, starring Leonardo Di Caprio, Brad Pitt; expected in 2019

Mary Poppins Returns (2018) - trailer; starring Emily Blunt; Japan release Feb. 1, 2019
Dumbo (2019) - trailer; directed by Tim Burton; Japan release March 29, 2019
Aladdin (2019) - teaser trailer; Japan release June 7, 2019
The Lion King (2019) - teaser trailer; Japan release July 20, 2019

Toy Story 4 (2019) - Japan release July 12, 2019

Comic Fantasy
Aquaman (2019) - trailer; a DC comic series movie; Japan release Feb. 8, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) - trailer; a Marvel comic series movie; Japan release March 15, 2019

Also ...
WatchMojo - Top 10 Best Movies of 2018

Top 10 Anime of 2018