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The new now
Friday, July 17, 2020      12 comments

I feel like I’m having a brain fog today. Had many plans, didn’t get a lot crossed off. Started a couple of movies, but I’m just not feeling it. So, a quickie bunch of corona virus (or corvid-19) . So many changes this year! ... Read more
While You Were Sleeping
Thursday, July 16, 2020      12 comments

While You Were Sleeping rushed into theaters in 1995, with Lucy (a Chicago Transit Authority ticket worker), who had saved a handsome man (her secret crush). Peter (she found out his name later) was mugged & knocked onto the train tracks. She sa... Read more
Pity Party
Tuesday, July 14, 2020      16 comments

I am so irritated! (I would say “so angry” but then you would know I’m a big baby). My super- dooper tri-focal transition glasses. I got home from walking the dogs yesterday. They felt wobbly- got home & they looked like they were about to fa... Read more
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Tuesday, July 14, 2020      12 comments

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day stumbled into the theaters in 2008, a romcom set in pre-WWll times (close enough to have air raid drills). The director tried to get a 1930’s flair to the flirty-flitty movie. It’s based on a novel of the same nam... Read more
Pleasantville
Monday, July 13, 2020      10 comments

The movie Pleasantville, hit the theaters in 1998. Pleasantville was the name of a 1950’s Black & White TV show (emphasis on white). A perfect town, perfect students, when the high school basketball team threw their basketballs @ the same time, ... Read more
Always
Sunday, July 12, 2020      10 comments

Always flew into theaters in 1989.The movie was loosely based on an 1943 movie, “A Man Named Joe”, set one WWII. Basic plot here: Pete, a an expert pilot, flies water tankers to dump on the forest fires. He’s heroic, saving a lot of ground firef... Read more
A. I. Artificial Intelligence
Friday, July 10, 2020      10 comments

A.I. Artificial Intelligence came to theaters in 2001.Another Steven Spielberg movie, with Stanley Kubrick (of 2001 Movie fame) pushing the limits, as usual. I really wanted to like this movie, but I found it confusing with a hopeless ending. OK... Read more
Fried Green Tomatoes
Friday, July 10, 2020      10 comments

Fried Green Tomatoes came whistling in on train tracks into theaters in 1991. In the 80’s, Evelyn met Ninny @ a nursing home. Evelyn was a Southern’80’s woman. She’s taken class after class, trying to get her husband’s attention. Nothing works. ... Read more
Four Weddings &a Funeral
Wednesday, July 08, 2020      11 comments

Four Weddings and a Funeral strolled up the wedding aisles onto the movie screens in 1994. It’s a wonderful British comedy starring Hugh Grant as Charles. He & his group meet @ 4 weddings ... & a funeral, as disclosed in the title. The story st... Read more
The Edge of Tomorrow
Wednesday, July 08, 2020      9 comments

In 2014, space aliens invaded planet Earth. Remember this? Let me refresh your memory. “Mimics” (don’t know why they’re called that) have begun a program to wipe out humans & take over the world. Despite the most up to date exo-body armor, mult... Read more
Jaws
Tuesday, July 07, 2020      10 comments

Jaws scared the poop out of theater goers in 1975. Normally rational people refused to go into bodies of water - oceans, fresh water, ponds - some people told me with a straight face “nothing bigger than a bathtub, & I may switch to a shower”. R... Read more
Big
Monday, July 06, 2020      11 comments

Big danced & played onto movie screens in 1988. Tom Hanks played the “adult”; Josh Baskin was the 12 yo boy. So, plot - Josh was one of those boys that didn’t get an early growth spurt. He was embarrassed when he was too short to get on a carni... Read more
Robots
Sunday, July 05, 2020      13 comments

Robots clinked & clanked onto movie theaters in 2005. The whole planet is run by sapient robots. To have a child, a baby kit is delivered to the parents home, & they put it together. As the child grows, they swap in larger parts. The Copperbotto... Read more
Joe Versus the Volcano
Saturday, July 04, 2020      12 comments

Joe Versus the Volcano erupted into theaters in 1993. It starred Tom Hanks as Joe Banks, an officer worker in a dreary grey office in a grim office. Joe was a hypochondriac - but after years of every kind of test, his doctor says he has a “brain... Read more
Groundhog Day
Thursday, July 02, 2020      11 comments

Groundhog Day popped up in theaters1993. Cynical weatherman, Phil (Bill Murray) & his team are sent, once again, to do a quick intro on Punxsutawney Phil, the mythical weather casting groundhog. He & his interpreters (humans) predict if there wi... Read more

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