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Men In Black
Tuesday, September 02, 2014      5 comments

From 1997 comes the UFO alien conspiracy comedy film Men In Black, starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. Love, love, love this film. Hohh! Here come the Men In Black It's the MIB's, uh, here come the MIB's Here come the Men In B... Read more
Takin' Care of Business
Monday, September 01, 2014      12 comments

It's Labor Day here in the US. In honor of that, here's Bachman-Turner Overdrive from 1973. You get up every morning From your alarm clock's warning Take the 8:1... Read more
Cocktail
Sunday, August 31, 2014      10 comments

I heard "Kokomo" on the radio while driving in to work. Makes me wish I had a housesitter for all of my critters, a current passport, and a few thousand $ extra - I'd go on a cruise. Sigh. ... Read more
Ghostbusters
Saturday, August 30, 2014      9 comments

Ghostbusters came out 30 years ago, and now there's a limited remastered release. In case you missed it, it starred Bill Murray, Harold Ramos, and Dan Akroyd as parapsychologists who start a ghost catching business. Sigourney Weaver is a client,... Read more
Rhinestone
Friday, August 29, 2014      9 comments

OK - this is the movie allegedly inspired by Rhinestone Cowboy. It's a 1984 muscial comedy flop, starring Sylvester Stallone as a New York city cabbie and Dolly Parton as a country singer stuck in a long term contract at an urban cowboy bar, Rhi... Read more
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

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