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Dragnet
Monday, May 18, 2020      9 comments

Dragnet shot onto the movie screens in 1987, (obviously)some what based on the on the radio & TV show. Dragnet. LAPD Joe Friday (Dan Aykroyd), a nephew of the original Joe Friday, spoke in clipped, monotone words, definitely b-the-book character... Read more
Forrest Gump
Monday, May 18, 2020      13 comments

Forrest Gump ran into the theaters in 1994. Set in 1981, Forrest (Tom Hanks) sat on a bus stop bench in Savannah, GA, sharing his history with strangers. Born in Alabama, young Forrest had many strikes against him - borderline IQ, slow speakin... Read more
The Martian
Saturday, May 16, 2020      10 comments

The Martian stormed onto theaters in 2015. Plot: In 2035, a small team of astronauts (6) are exploring Mars, on Solar day (Sol) 18 out of a 31 Sol mission. (As it really happens on Mars) very strong storm winds kick up, threatening to blow over ... Read more
Back to the Future
Saturday, May 16, 2020      12 comments

Back to the Future flew into theaters with 1.21 gigawatts of power. Wham! In 1985, “ Doc” Brown (Christopher Lloyd) has invented a time machine - in a DeLorean, with some modifications - like a plutonium powered engine & the time machine. He wan... Read more
Splash
Thursday, May 14, 2020      11 comments

Splash splashed out of the water in 1984, naked @ Ellis Island. Boy meets girl, girl swims away, boy grows up, gets knocked in the head, meets the girl of his dreams (again). OK, you want more info? When he was 8 years old, Allen fell out of... Read more
Sleepless in Seattle
Thursday, May 14, 2020      10 comments

Sleepless in Seattle broadcast in the theater screens in 1993. Plot: A year & a half after losing his wife to cancer, Sam (Tom Hanks) is still mourning her. He is an architect, Unable to stand the grief, he & his young son relocate to Seattle. J... Read more
Phenomenon
Tuesday, May 12, 2020      12 comments

Phenomenon flashed into theaters in 1996, a fantasy drama movie. George (John Travolta) walks out of a bar after (over) celebrating his birthday. He sees strange lights in the sky, hears a loud noise, & is knocked down by the lights. No one in ... Read more
City Slickers
Monday, May 11, 2020      13 comments

City Slickers rampaged into the theaters in 1991. Three men are best friends, having grown up together in NY They’re on the cusp of 40. Every year, they plan & go on some chest-beating “We are MEN!” vacations. Last year, it was running with the... Read more
The Birdcage
Monday, May 11, 2020      11 comments

The Birdcage sashayed into theaters in 1996. Plot: Armand Goldman (Robin Williams), an openly gay man, & his life partner, Albert (Nathan Lane) own The Birdcage. Albert performs as the headliner diva @ The Birdcage. They have a flamboyant house... Read more
Soapdish
Sunday, May 10, 2020      11 comments

Soapdish bubbled onto theater screens in 1991. It’s a movie about actors in a soap opera (or, as they liked to call it, daytime drama). Obviously, the day time drama had lots of tension, cheating, lust, etc, but the lives of the actors & support... Read more
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

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