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America’s Sweethearts
Tuesday, June 16, 2020      10 comments

America’s Sweethearts swanned onto the movie screens in 1992. It’s a tongue in cheek movie in a movie. Eddie Thomas (John Cusack) & Gwen Harrison (Catherine Zera-Jones) made the best movies as both a married couple & in the movies. Unfortunatel... Read more
My Cousin Vinny
Monday, June 15, 2020      13 comments

My Cousin Vinny, an arresting movie, came into the theaters in 1992. Two young men, Bill Gambini & Stan Rothenstein, were driving across the states to get to UCLA college. The boys were driving Bill’s 1964 metallic mint green Buick Skylark conve... Read more
Bridget Jones’s Diary
Monday, June 15, 2020      13 comments

Bridget Jones’s Diary entered 5e theaters with strong resolves. A 32yo spinster, Bridget (Renée Zellweger) makes New Years Resolutions - drink less, stop smoking, lose 20 pounds, get a boyfriend. Her path was not smooth - she had met Mark Darcy ... Read more
Meet Joe Black
Saturday, June 13, 2020      9 comments

Meet Joe Black came into theaters by way of a holiday, in 1998. (OK, my pun - it’s sorta based on the 1934 Death Takes a Holiday). It starts with boy (Brad Pitt) meets girl (Claire Forlani as Dr, Susan Parrish) in a coffee shop. Both are attrac... Read more
Practical Magic
Saturday, June 13, 2020      11 comments

Practical Magic charmed its way onto theater in 1998 (based on the book by the same name by Alice Hoffman in 1995). It starred Sandra Bullock as older sister Sally & Nichol Kidman as Gillian “Gilly” Owens. They had been raised by their spinster ... Read more
Ratatouille
Friday, June 12, 2020      12 comments

Ratatouille crawled out of the sewers into theaters in 2007. Remy always knew he wanted to be a chef - he has extraordinary senses of taste & smell. Unfortunately, Remy was a rat, a reel live furry 4 legged rat. Rémy, ( voiced by Patton Oswalt) ... Read more
The Sound of Music
Thursday, June 11, 2020      12 comments

The Sound of Music came singing & marching into movie theaters in 1965. The movie was based on the the 1959 stage musical which was based on the book by the real Maria van Trapp’s memoir in 949, the Story of the Trapp Family Singers. In 1938, Ma... Read more
Mrs.Doubtfire
Wednesday, June 10, 2020      10 comments

Mrs. Doubtfire barreled into theaters in 1992. Robin Williams starred as Daniel Hillard, a freelance voice actor. He had it all - a wife, Miranda (Sally Field) , & 3 children - Lydia, Chris, & Nataly. However, he has a bit of a temper - arguing ... Read more
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Monday, June 08, 2020      13 comments

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood came into theaters to be our friend in 2019. (I feel so lucky - it came out on STARS yesterday & I snatched it up, watched it today.) It’s based on the 1998 “Can You Say ... Hero?” by Tom Junod in Esquire maga... Read more
The Truman Show
Monday, June 08, 2020      11 comments

The Truman Show was on-air 24/7 for 30 years. You didn’t see it? Well, I only saw the short version from 1998. Truman Burbank is an ordinary guy, living his happy ordinary life in a little town of Seahaven Island. It seems stuck in the 50-60’s ... Read more
A League of Their Own
Saturday, June 06, 2020      10 comments

A League of Their Own hit a home run out of the park in 1992. This is another combination real & reel storyThere actually was a real All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAPBL), started in 1943. So many men were off to the war, ther... Read more
Men in Black
Saturday, June 06, 2020      11 comments

Men in Black swarmed onto the movie screen in 19977. This was the first of what became a franchise, all vaguely based on the comic book series. It stared Tommy Lee Jones as K, & Will Smith as J. Apparently, despite the huge number of apparent hu... Read more
Titanic
Thursday, June 04, 2020      13 comments

Titanic sailed into the movie theaters in 1997, after sinking in real life at 02:20 a.m. on 15 April 1912, 4 days into its maiden voyage. It starts with fortune hunters looking for the Titanic, & the legendary Jewel of the Ocean, a huge blue ... Read more
Mr. Holland’s Opus
Wednesday, June 03, 2020      10 comments

Mr. Holland’s Opus played out i the theaters in 1995. The premise was 30 year old Glenn Holland (Richard Dreyfuss) was a talented musician & composer. Thinking to gain more time for his wife Iris (Glenne Headley), & to get more time to compose, ... Read more
Feeling so much better today
Tuesday, June 02, 2020      6 comments

I want to thank everyone who reposted to my Cabin Fever blog yesterday. I was having pain behind my right shoulder blade - when I lifted it above about 40 degrees, put pressure on it, or used my arm to help push me up. Ouchies. The pain never ra... Read more

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