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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
Star Wars
Friday, April 24, 2020      12 comments

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away ... the opening to Star Wars, as this message rolled & seemed to fly upward & away, it ends with Episode 4, A New Hope. If you were like me, you were amazed, & confused with the “Episode 4 bit. I was sw... Read more
Jurassic Park
Thursday, April 23, 2020      12 comments

Jurassic Park came screaming & clawing its way to the theaters in 1993, based on the 1990 book by Michael Crichton. Four studios put out bids for the film rights BEFORE the novel was even published. Premise: A wealthy businessman, John Hammond,... Read more
Toy Story
Wednesday, April 22, 2020      18 comments

In 1995, Toy Story strolled, rolled & flew into the theaters & our hearts. Another Pixar/Disney production. It was the first computer-animated movie, & the first from Pixar. Premise: when people aren’t in the room, the toys animate, talk & move... Read more
Wreck-It Ralph
Monday, April 20, 2020      10 comments

Wreck-It Ralph rambled into theaters in 2012, a fully 3-D computer-animated film about arcade games. I really the actor John C. Reilly, the voice of Ralph. (As usual, great voice actors) In the plot, Wreck-It Ralph is, well a wrecker. He breaks ... Read more
A Bug’s Life
Sunday, April 19, 2020      14 comments

A Bug’s Life swarmed into the theaters in 1998. A huge ant colony is forced, ever year, to give the grasshopper swarms their food. Flik, an ant wanna-be inventor, accidentally knocks the offering into the water. In punishment, the leader of the ... Read more

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