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The Graduate
Saturday, September 27, 2014      10 comments

The Graduate is a 1967 film starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, and Katherine Ross. Thirty year old Dustin played 20 year old Benjamin Braddock, newly graduated from college. Rather aimless, he is seduced by an older woman, Mrs, Robinson, pl... Read more
Risky Business
Friday, September 26, 2014      6 comments

Risky Business is a 1983 romantic comedy which launcehed Tom Cruise's career. High school student Joel Goodson(Tom Cruise) is left in charge of his wealthy parents' house when they go off on a trip. His father pointedly tells him to not touch t... Read more
The Sound of Music
Thursday, September 25, 2014      10 comments

The Sound of Music is a 1965 film from the 1959 musical play. Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. The story is based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, "The Story of the Trapp Family Singers". The musical and movie take... Read more
Fall has Fell!
Thursday, September 25, 2014      7 comments

My mulberry tree in the front yard is slowly starting to drop leaves. Getting cooler every day. Had to wait until the rain stopped to walk the pups after sunset - beautiful rainbow! ... Read more
Animals at the Movies
Tuesday, September 23, 2014      10 comments

Feeling tired today, so just some funny pix from Bing.com of critters watching movies. ... Read more
The Lion King
Monday, September 22, 2014      11 comments

From another Disney classic animated film, The Lion King, 1994, comes The Circle of Life. The story begins with King Mufasta and Queen Sarabi presnting their newborn son, Simba, to the gathered animals of the African Savannah. Mufasta's brother... Read more
The Little Mermaid
Sunday, September 21, 2014      7 comments

Based (loosely) on Hans Christian Anderson's Danish fairytale, The Little Mermaid is a 1989 animated musical classic by Disney. Sixteen year old mermaid princess Ariel is fascinated with the human world. Her father, King Triton, has forbidden co... Read more
Rango
Saturday, September 20, 2014      7 comments

Rango was on TV, so I had to watch it again. It's a 2011 computer animated comedy Western. Johnny Depp voiced Rango, a pet chameleon who lands in the desert when his terrarium fell out of a car. He spins yarns about his prowness, and is accepted... Read more
Days of Wine and Roses
Friday, September 19, 2014      6 comments

The Days of Wine and Roses is a 1962 movie starring Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick as a married couple who go from social drinking to full blown alcoholism. The song, Days of Wine and Roses, was written for the film by Hanry Mancini. I've always lik... Read more
Beauty and the Beast
Thursday, September 18, 2014      3 comments

Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 animated Disney classic. In a twist of the fairy tale, all of the inhabitants of the castle are enchanted, too, and become talking furniture, candlesticks, dishes, etc. ... Read more
Ghost
Wednesday, September 17, 2014      10 comments

I had a bone density scan scheduled today. No problems there, and I went back to the State Fair afterward. This time, I took my car. Free parking and free entrance. Can't beat that! Walked about 5 miles around the venues today - bit of a sprink... Read more
Walk Hard
Tuesday, September 16, 2014      14 comments

I walked to the State Fair grounds today, around the different venues, staggered back home, and after about 4 hours of rest, I dragged the pups on a walk. Total milage, 12. Total steps: 20817. Think I'll take is easy for Tuesday! ... Read more
State Fair
Monday, September 15, 2014      9 comments

State Fair is one of those movies with multiple incarnations, all based on a book by Phillip Strong. It started out as a straight movie in 1933, and became a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical in 1945, with a remake in 1962 starring Pat Boone and A... Read more
Pretty Woman
Sunday, September 14, 2014      6 comments

Pretty Woman is a 1990 romantic comedy starring Richard Gere as a wealthy business man, Edward Lewis. In Los Angeles for business meetings and social functions, he hires local prostitute Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts) to be his companion for a week... Read more
My Fair Lady
Saturday, September 13, 2014      6 comments

My Fair Lady is a1956 musical stage play that came from George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. It stared Rex Harrison as Professor Henry Higgins and Julie Andrews as the Cockney flower girl, Eliza Dolittle. In the 1964 film, Harrison again played Prof... Read more

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