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The Electric Horseman
Thursday, August 28, 2014      6 comments

Robert Redford starred as a former rodeo champion cowboy, Sonny Steele, who had sold his soul for money. He's a huckster for a children's cereal, scheduled to ride a $12 million injured and doped retired race horse, Rising Star, in Las Vegas. A... Read more
Top Gun
Wednesday, August 27, 2014      8 comments

Top Gun is a 1986 action drama military movie starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Tom Skerritt and Michael Ironside. It's set at the "Top Gun" Navy Fighter Weapons School. Cruise played a F-14 Tomcat pilot, with Ed... Read more
The Rose
Tuesday, August 26, 2014      7 comments

Loosely based on Janis Joplin, The Rose is a drama about a self-destructive 1960's rock star. Bette Midler played the title role of Rose, whose "sex, drugs and rock & roll" lifestyle, combined with constant touring and loneliness caused a breakd... Read more
A Star is Born
Monday, August 25, 2014      8 comments

The 1976 movie, A Star is Born, was the second remake of the story of a rising young songstress-writer and a self-destructive and eventually declining established star. Previous versions were in 1937 and 1954. (Yes, children, the movies have bee... Read more
Saturday Night Fever
Sunday, August 24, 2014      9 comments

Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 disco dancing movie starring John Travolta as Tony Manero, king of the local discotheque. He escaped his mundane, dead-end life on weekends by dancing. His first partner is Annette, who wants desperately to be Tony... Read more
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Saturday, August 23, 2014      7 comments

It rained and rained yesterday - I actually walked the pups for an hour in the drizzle. "Princess" Shalako didn't like getting her toes wet, Samurai splashed thru the puddles on purpose, and the little weasel, Spartacus, wanted to be carried for... Read more
Rocky
Friday, August 22, 2014      10 comments

Sylvester Stallone wrote and starred in this 1976 sports drama about an underdog boxer, Rocky Balboa, who, for promotional purposes, gets a shot at the world heavyweight championship. Carl Weathers played Apollo Creed, the champion. This low bu... Read more
For Your Eyes Only
Thursday, August 21, 2014      8 comments

Roger Moore played James Bond in the 12th Bond film, "For Your Eyes Only", released in 1981. Sheena Easton sang the title song. For your eyes only, can see me thro... Read more
Flashdance
Wednesday, August 20, 2014      9 comments

In the 1983 movie Flashdance, Jennifer Beals plays "Alex" Owens, steelworker by day, dancer by night at a go-go type bar. She has dreams of becoming a professional ballet dancer. When the movie came out, I was stationed in Korea (at the 121 Hosp... Read more
The Bodyguard
Monday, August 18, 2014      11 comments

The Bodyguard is a 1992 romantic thriller starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston. Whitney starred as Rachel Marron, an Oscar nominated superstar chanteuse with a stalker and death threats. Kevin is her ex-Special Service professional bodygua... Read more
Enchanted
Sunday, August 17, 2014      13 comments

Enchanted is a 1997 film by Disney combining live action, musical numbers, GCI and animation. It was purposely designed to be a parody of, and homage to, conventional Disney animated classics. The story begins in the enchanted, animated land of ... Read more
There's Something About Mary
Saturday, August 16, 2014      9 comments

"There's Something About Mary" is a 1998 romantic comedy/gross-out by the free-wheeling Farrelly brothers (who brought us "Dumb and Dumber" and "Shallow Hal", among others). It starts in 1985, with Ted (Ben Stiller) getting ready to go to the p... Read more
Snow White
Friday, August 15, 2014      10 comments

From deep in the Disney vault, comes the 1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It was the first animated full length feature film. Quick - can you name all 7 dwarfs?* Someday My Prince Will Come -It was written by Larry Morey (lyrics) & Fra... Read more
Casablanca
Thursday, August 14, 2014      9 comments

Casablanca is a 1942 romantic drama set in Casablanca, Morraco in World War II. It tells the tale of 2 star-crossed lovers, Rick and Ilsa. They had been lovers in Paris, until Ilsa discovered her presumed dead husband was alive. She left Rick to... Read more
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

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