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Key Largo
Wednesday, August 13, 2014      10 comments

We lost another star yesterday, 12 Aug 14 - Lauren Bacall passed away from a stroke just over a month shy of her 90th birthday. Lauren acted in 4 movies with Humphrey Bogart: To and Have Not (1944), The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947), an... Read more
Dude Looks Like a Lady
Tuesday, August 12, 2014      10 comments

From one of my favorite Robin Williams's movies. Mrs. Doubtfire, 1993. It was adapted from the 1987 novel, Alias Madame Doubtfire, by Anne Fine. Robin plays adivorced father (Daniel Hillard) who disguises himself as an older woman so he can be ... Read more
The Mask
Monday, August 11, 2014      8 comments

In the 1994 movie, The Mask, Jim Carrey plays Stanley Ipkiss, a shy, mild mannered bank clerk pushed around by almost everyone. He finds a mask of Loki (trickster Norse god), which magically transforms him into a green faced, cartoonish, uninhib... Read more
Smokey Bear
Sunday, August 10, 2014      10 comments

Smokey Bear turned 70! The longest running public service ad campaign in US history started 9 August 1944. Originally, Smokey Bear was created during World War II because there were fears enemies would set forest fires while the US firefighters... Read more
9 to 5
Saturday, August 09, 2014      12 comments

From the 1969 druggie, hippie biker movie of Easy Rider to the 1980 fun female empowerment movie, 9 to 5. Starring Dolly Parton (who wrote and sang the theme song), Jane Fonda and Lilly Tomlin as three hard-working office workers and Dabney Co... Read more
Easy Rider
Friday, August 08, 2014      10 comments

Easy Rider was a 1969 movie about 2 bikers riding thru the American Southwest and the South. Per Wiki, it "explores the societal landscape, issues, and tensions in the United States during the 1960s, such as the rise and fall of the hippie movem... Read more
The Real McCoys
Thursday, August 07, 2014      10 comments

The Real McCoys ran from 1957-62 on ABC, and a final year on CBS. The premise was a mountain family from West Virginia moving to California (sound familiar? It predated the Beverly Hillbillies which ran from 62-71). Walter Brennan played Grampa ... Read more
Stand By Me
Wednesday, August 06, 2014      13 comments

Stand By Me was a 1986 coming of age comedy-drama about 4 boys making a cross-country trek while looking for the dead body of a missing boy in 1959. The movie was based on a novella by Stephen King, The Body. The title of the film was taken fro... Read more
Tomorrow
Tuesday, August 05, 2014      3 comments

It's funny how when you think about something, suddenly you see/hear it everywhere. Yesterday I blogged on Footloose - heard it it mentioned in the movie Guardians of the Galaxy (the movie GOG was great!), Hoda Kotb turned 50 and sang it with ... Read more
Footloose
Monday, August 04, 2014      10 comments

The 1984 movie, Footloose, was loosely based on events that took place in Elmore City, Oklahoma, a small, religious rural community. In the movie, Ren McCormack (Kevin Bacon) moved from Chicago to the small town of Bomont. The Reverand Moore (Jo... Read more
Mike and Molly
Sunday, August 03, 2014      12 comments

Mike and Molly is a sitcom on CBS about a plus sized couple in Chicago. The show began in 2010, and has been renewed for a 5th season. Mike (Billy Gardell) is a police officer and Molly (Melissa McCarthy) was a fourth grade teacher until season... Read more
Sopranos
Saturday, August 02, 2014      8 comments

The Sopranos aired originally on HBO. It was about the fictional Italian-American New Jersey mobster, Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) as he tried to balance his family and professional (criminal) lives. Tony is a capo (chief of a branch of the ... Read more
Scrubs
Friday, August 01, 2014      7 comments

Scrubs was a quirky medical comedy-drama that ran from 2001-10. The setting was the fictional Sacred Heart teaching school. Zach Braff starred as Dr. J.D. Dorian, who had frequent daydreams as he would zone out and imagine incidents with his cow... Read more
Las Vegas
Thursday, July 31, 2014      6 comments

Las Vegas played on NBC from 2003-08. It revolved around the staff of the fictional Montecito Resort and Casino. All of the female staff were drop-dead gorgeous, and the men were pretty easy on the eyes, too. It starred James Caan as the Head of... Read more
The Highlander
Wednesday, July 30, 2014      10 comments

My first husband loved this show. I saw a few episodes, but I didn't get it. The TV show ran from 1992-98, and was based on the movie of the same name (1986). The gist was there are Immortals living among us. They don't know they're immortals un... Read more

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