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Nurse Betty
Saturday, May 09, 2020      9 comments

Nurse Betty checked into the theaters in 2000. It’s described as a dark comedy, &:it really was. Renée Zellweger played a Kansas waitress, (Betty) hooked on the hospital soap opera “A Reason to Live.” Infatuated with the lead actor (Greg Kinnea... Read more
A Fish Called Wanda
Thursday, May 07, 2020      11 comments

A Fish Called Wanda stole into the theaters in 1988. The story script was written by John Cleese, one of the Monty Python crew. It’s a comedy heist triple-cross film. Two Americans, Otto, a less than bright thug & Wanda, an attractive smart woma... Read more
The King’s Speach
Thursday, May 07, 2020      11 comments

The King’s Speech marched into theaters in 2010. Based on the true story of the future George VI of England (Colin Firth) and his Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). The future king was called Prince Albert of York, or “... Read more
Cinco de Mayo
Tuesday, May 05, 2020      9 comments

Cinco de Mayo, which, by the way, the Mayo is not pronounced as a short version for mayonnaise, but more like “sink-oh” (or the number 5 - see, 5 of May, so you always know what day it’s on.) ... Read more
Wag the Dog
Monday, May 04, 2020      11 comments

Wag the Dog flim-flamed into the movie screens in 1997, another POTUS gone bad. The phrase “wag the dog” comes from the 1870’s (possibly earlier)of “the tail wagging the dog” or a less important smaller group controlling a larger group.In this m... Read more
Dave
Sunday, May 03, 2020      12 comments

Dave took over the presidency in 1993. You don’t remember it? Well, it was a very hush-hush mission. It seems the the standing & lying incumbent (President of the United States - POTUS , Bill Mitchell)had a little dalliance, ending in a stroke ... Read more
Annie
Saturday, May 02, 2020      12 comments

Annie sang danced into the theaters in 1982 & 2014.Yep, it’s another movie that producers & directors love to make ( not to mention local schools, amateur plays ...). The screen & play versions are based on the Little Orphan Annie comic strips... Read more
Alice in Wonderland
Saturday, May 02, 2020      14 comments

Alice in Wonderland fell down the rabbit hole in 2010. This is the Tim Burton directed, over the top dark version, based very, very loosely on the Lewis Carroll’s book of 1865. I wonder what he would think about this version. There was also the ... Read more
Happy Feet
Thursday, April 30, 2020      14 comments

Happy Feet danced onto the movie screens in 2006. It’s a computer animated musical comedy, about singing penguins, coproduced by the USA & Australia. Plot: Emperor penguins sing to attract their heart mates (apparently, they don’t mess around w... Read more
Pitch Black
Wednesday, April 29, 2020      14 comments

Pitch Black is definitely NOT Pitch Perfect. Pitch Black, also called The Chronicle of Riddick: Pitch Black, the movie starring Van Diesel as Riddick, escaped into theaters in 2000. It’s a Sci-Fi action adventure horror movie set in the future.... Read more
How to Train Your Dragon
Tuesday, April 28, 2020      13 comments

How to Train Your Dragon slithered into theaters in 2010, based on the 2003 book of the same name, by Cressida Cowell. There are 2 more films in the HTTYD franchise. Plot: A young (13) Viking boy wants to carry on the tradition of hunting &... Read more
Avatar
Tuesday, April 28, 2020      11 comments

Avatar blue, Er, I mean blew into the theaters in 2009 - directed, produced & edited by James Cameron(who also directed Titanic). Set in the 22d century, on Pandora, a habitable moon of a gas giant planet in Alpha Centauri. Plot: In 2115, planet... Read more
Chicken Run
Monday, April 27, 2020      13 comments

Chicken Run clucked onto the screens on 2000. It’s a stop-motion film by British film company Aardman Animations with American DreamWorks Animation. Plot: The Tweedys have a chicken farm. The chickens try to escape, but are always caught. Mrs. T... Read more
Up
Saturday, April 25, 2020      11 comments

Up flew in with a wing & a prayer in 2009, another computer animated Pixar/Disney film. Plot: A little prequel has shy 8 yo Carl, in 1930, idolizes an adventurer, Charles F. Muntz. Muntz is accused of fabricating finding an exotic bird in Parad... Read more
Ice Age
Friday, April 24, 2020      11 comments

The first Ice Age movie migrated onto the theater scenes in 2002. Another computer animated film, with great vocal actors & story line. The major characters were Manny, a wholly mammoth, Sid the ground sloth, & Diego the saber-tooth tiger. Plot:... Read more

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