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Rapunzel vs Tangled
Wednesday, April 08, 2020      9 comments

“Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair.” The Grimm brothers recorded the story in 1820, but it tracks back to at least to 1634. “Rapunzel” is a green salad vegetable, also called “rampion”. A bit of background - a lonely couple desperately want... Read more
Grumpy Old Men
Wednesday, April 08, 2020      12 comments

Grumpy Old Men stomped into the theaters in 1993. Premise: 2 retirees, John Gustafson, Jr (Jack Lemmon) & Max Goldman (Walter Matthau) are long time neighbors in the small town of Wabasha, Minnesota. They are both widowers, with adult children... Read more
Despicable Me
Monday, April 06, 2020      8 comments

Despicable Me skulked into the theaters in 2010. Another computer animated comedy, about a grumpy guy,Feloniois Gru, a supervillain! Again, great voice actors - Steve Carrell voiced Gru; Russell Brand was Dr. Neverio; the nuts & bolts scientist... Read more
Shrek
Sunday, April 05, 2020      10 comments

Shrek grumped his way into our hearts in 2001. A computer generated movie, starring Mike Meyers as Shreck, Eddie Murphy as Donkey, Cameron Diaz as Princess Fiona, & John Lithgow as evil Lord Farquaad. Did you know the movie was loosely based on ... Read more
Raiders of the Last Ark
Saturday, April 04, 2020      14 comments

Raiders of the Lost Ark (Later called Indiana Jones & the Raiders of the Lost Ark) rolled out in the theaters in 19181 - another Steven Spielberg film. Who can forget the opening scene, deep in a cave, he juggles a weighted bag in one hand, & a ... Read more
Monsters, Inc
Friday, April 03, 2020      10 comments

Monsters, Inc slithered onto movie screens in 2001. It was a animated film, with terrific voice actors. James P.”Sulley “ Sullivan, who looks like a big blue bear with horns, was voiced by John Goodman. His best buddy, Mike Wazowski, who looks l... Read more
Dr. Dolittle
Friday, April 03, 2020      11 comments

Apparently, people love the movie story of veterinarian Dr. Dolittle so much, they recreate the film about every 20-30 years. The first one I saw starred Rex Harrison, 1967. The second one I saw had in 1988 starred Eddie Murphy in the role, with... Read more
Babe
Thursday, April 02, 2020      11 comments

In 1995, Babe charmed his way onto the theater screens. This is the story of the little pig that could (not to be confused with Charlotte’s Web)The little pig was the prize for guessing the piglet’s weight @ the county fair. Farmer Hoggett won h... Read more
The Princess Bride
Wednesday, April 01, 2020      11 comments

The Princess Bride tripped into theaters in 1987. Based on a 1973 book of the same name by William Goldman. The book cover gives credit to ‘Morgenstern’ , by says this book is abridged “for the good parts”. Goldman worked on the screen play fo... Read more
Poltergeist
Tuesday, March 31, 2020      11 comments

Poltergeist spooked us in the theaters in 1982. It was produced by Steven Spielberg, who was directing E.T. @ the same time - a clause in his E.T. Contract prohibited him from directing another movie @ the same time. The premise is a typical Ame... Read more
E. T. - The Extra-Terrestrial
Monday, March 30, 2020      12 comments

E. T. - the Extra-Terrestrial flew into the theaters in 1982. It was produced & directed by Steven Spielberg. This was a science fiction film, with humor, tension, spooky men in silhouette, a lost creature, unlikely friendship & redemption. Pr... Read more
The Towering Inferno
Sunday, March 29, 2020      16 comments

The Towering Inferno flashed into the theaters in 1974. It was the second highest gross earning movie that year Blazing Saddles earned a bit more, like &3 million’ Typically, there was a star-studded cast, starting with Paul Newman as Doug Rober... Read more
Sharknado
Friday, March 27, 2020      11 comments

OK, for the last week or so, I’ve been blogging on disasters. Leading off with Outbreak, which we kinda have now, to tornadoes, asteroids hitting the Earth, space aliens, volcanoes, fires, floods, etc. This one, I can guarantee will NEVER, ever... Read more
The Poseidon Adventure
Thursday, March 26, 2020      13 comments

The Poseidon Adventure sailed into theaters in 1972. A soon to be retired luxury cruise ship was on her last hurrah. On New Year’s Eve, the party is in full swing. The captain of the ship reluctantly has the ship running @ full speed, as directe... Read more
Firestorm
Wednesday, March 25, 2020      10 comments

Firestorm burst into the theaters in 1998. Howie Long (the American football player) starred as smokejumper Jesse Graves. The opening act had Jesse & his mentor, Wynt Perkins (Scott Glenn), in Wyoming. They rescue a woman trapped in forest fire... Read more

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