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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: 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: Marie Antoinette’s Equivalent of Martha Stewart’s Turkey Hill

March 31st, 2010 · 2 Comments · Blog posts by Betty, Travel Movies We Love

#8. “Marie Antoinette” (2006) If I could find the modern-day travel-writer equivalent of Sofia Coppola, I’d be ecstatic. She basically took the tried-and-true formula of period pieces and turned it upside down. And not without a serious fight. We need the same for travel. “Marie Antoinette” garnered more headlines for being booed during the Cannes film [...]

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Travel Movies We Love: The Giveaway!

March 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Novelty, Travel Movies We Love

We love movies that inspire us to travel almost as much as we love travel itself. We’re counting down our top 10 travel films and would like you to be a part of it. Post a comment on any of the 10 movies as we count them down or tweet out a link to these [...]

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