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Travel Movies We Love: Pardon, But Is This Balmoral?

April 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Travel Movies We Love

This week on newelty, we’re indulging in all things British to celebrate the Wills & Kate-athon. Evidently, a million stories are released every single day about them and the wedding. Yeesh! But it is a fun bit of escapism that reminds most Americans of everything we like about the Brits. Which is why “The Queen” [...]

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Travel Movies We Love: 2010′s Best

February 7th, 2011 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Travel Movies We Love

Earlier last year, Betty and I recapped our favorite travel movies of all time. Here’s a new one for the list: Exit Through the Gift Shop which made me want to visit London and encapsulated something intrinstic about Los Angeles better than 1,000 Hollywood-directed flicks. I’ll admit that for the first thirty minutes I thought I [...]

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Travel Movies We Love: Eat Pray Love Shop

August 19th, 2010 · No Comments · Travel Movies We Love

To come clean, we are opinionated about the travel movies we love. For that matter, we’re opinionated about exotic-locale movies we hate, based just on the preview. But after we posted our snarky “SATC2″ piece, we noticed that the collective girl-movie-bashing may be getting a squinch overheated (we’re looking at you, Lindy West).

Other people have made this point, of course, including the always-brilliant Emily Nussbam and the Guardian. We knew, going in, that “Eat Pray Love” was doing to fit all the stereotypes of a chick flick, and as Jezebel and EW so aptly summarized, “if women like it, it must be stupid.”

So–what did we actually think of the movie, the book, the whole Elizabeth-Gilbert-theme park that is “Eat Pray Love”?

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Travel Movies We Love: We Are For…Bath

April 8th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Blog posts by Lia, Travel Movies We Love

#1. Persuasion (1995) Sense and Sensibility had Emma Thompson and an Oscar, while Pride and Prejudice has Mr. Darcy. Most Jane Austen die-hards have seen the movie version of Mansfield Park and even Emma. Persuasion, in my experience, causes people to scratch their heads. Persuasion? The movie has no marquee stars (although Ciarán Hinds has [...]

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Travel Movies We Love: Wide Ties and Rotary Phones

April 7th, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Betty, Travel Movies We Love

#2. ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN (1976) Whenever I’m in Washington D.C., I walk through the National Mall. It’s expansive and intense, and I always feel something that falls somewhere between nostalgia, pride, and extreme power. It’s the backdrop for so many of America’s stories, both good and bad. And it’s one of the settings in [...]

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Travel Movies We Love: Madness in La Mosquitia

April 7th, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Betty, Travel Movies We Love

#3 THE MOSQUITO COAST (1986) Clearly, Lia and I have a thing for Harrison Ford.   Based on the book by Paul Theroux, “The Mosquito Coast” tells the story of an eccentric patriarch who drags his family to Central America in hopes of creating a Utopian society away from America’s capitalistic grip. Ford plays Allie [...]

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Travel Movies We Love: On the L with the One-Armed Man

April 6th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Travel Movies We Love

#4. The Fugitive (1993) Chicago. The first time I remember ever paying attention to it as something distinct (unlike, say, St. Louis), was when I saw The Fugitive, and Harrison Ford made a phone call from some skyscraper-heavy downtown…that didn’t look like NYC. It looked just as it does in this photo above–which I took [...]

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Travel Movies We Love: The Girl with the Perfect Plan for Scotland

April 4th, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Travel Movies We Love

5. I Know Where I’m Going! (1945) Joan Webster could teach Carrie Bradshaw a thing or two about style. She may be headed to the moody, rainy Hebrides, but she’s a girl who wears her leopard pillbox hat–with matching clutch, natch–for an arduous day of trains, boats, and ferries. She’s the “I” in I Know [...]

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Travel Movies We Love: Sign Us Up for Communist Kitsch

April 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment · Blog posts by Lia, Travel Movies We Love

6. Good Bye Lenin! (2003) Alex lives in East Berlin. It’s 1989. His mom falls into a coma for a few months, and in that time the Berlin Wall falls. Mom wakes up, and because she’s a true believer in Communism, he painstakingly recreates all the aspects of East Berlin that are quickly evaporating in [...]

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Travel Movies We Love: Che, Chaps, and Chile. Yes, Please.

April 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment · Blog posts by Betty, Novelty, Travel Movies We Love

#7. “The Motorcycle Diaries” (2004) “The Motorcycle Diaries” is the film adaptation of Ernesto “Fuser” (Better known as Che) Guevara’s journals that recount his amazing motorcycle South America road trip right before college graduation. Beginning in Buenos Aires, Che and his buddy Alberto Granado spend months making their way up the continent on their beloved [...]

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