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Home Alone
Sunday, October 04, 2020      12 comments

In 1990, the McCallister family were getting ready to fly to Paris, France. ( Don’t go thinking I’m talking about Paris, Texas). The parents, Peter & Kate, had 5 children- Buzz, Jeff, Megan ,Lenny & youngest son Kevin . Tonight is the last nigh... Read more
Edward Scissorhands
Saturday, October 03, 2020      14 comments

Once upon a time (1990 in our time) in a small subdivision, lived a a young child & her grandmother. The child begged for another story. The grandmother told her about Edward Scissorhands. In this tale, a door to door Avon woman, Peg Bogg, was l... Read more
The Mask of Zorro
Saturday, October 03, 2020      12 comments

The Mask of Zorro swashbuckled onto movie screen in 1998.It was set in 1821, in the Las Californias region. Many of the “Dons” (upper class landowners) were corrupt. They wanted to seize the Californian territories, by hook or by crook. They o... Read more
Pocahontas
Thursday, October 01, 2020      16 comments

Pocahontas came into theaters is 1995, hair blowing in the wind. The movie was very (very, very) loosely based on the real Pocahontas, her father Powhatan (the chief), & John Smith, an Englishman. In real life, Pocahontas would have been about 1... Read more
Legally Blonde
Wednesday, September 30, 2020      11 comments

Legally Blonde bubbled onto theater screens in 2001. Elle Woods, a pink loving, Delta Nu sorority sister with a 4.0 GPA (in fashion design, but, hey she still earned it) was graduating. She went to dinner with her boyfriend, Warner, fully expect... Read more
Moonstruck
Wednesday, September 30, 2020      14 comments

In 1987, a huge glorious moon shone into the night overBrooklyn Heights, NY. Loretta, a 37 yo Italian-American widow, works as a bookkeeper. She lives with her parents, Rose & Cosmo, & her paternal grandfather (& his huge pack of dogs - there’s ... Read more
Heaven Can Wait
Monday, September 28, 2020      12 comments

Heaven Can Wait arrived in theaters in 1978, but the protagonist refused to move on. Yep, an inexperienced Escort jumped the gun & collected the soul of Joe Pendleton, backup quarterback of the LA Rams. See, Joe was a well toned athlete, when he... Read more
Moana
Monday, September 28, 2020      12 comments

Moana sang & danced into theaters in 2012 - it’s a Disney movie - of course they sang & danced! It Once upon a time, in the Polynesian islands of Motunui, the goddess Te Fiti was worshipped by the people. Then, Maui, a shapeshifting demigod stol... Read more
Sweet Home Alabama
Sunday, September 27, 2020      14 comments

Sweet Home Alabama was a 2002 movie that came out dripping in Southern drawls. Melanie Ca is a transplanted Southern magnolia. Seven years ago, she shook off the Alabama mud from her feet, left her husband Jake) with a divorce to sign, & rebrand... Read more
Where did the day go?
Friday, September 25, 2020      11 comments

Just another day without much to show for it. I should have had lots of sleep, but every time I sat down, I just wanted to take a nap. Dogs loved... Read more
Lady & the Tramp
Thursday, September 24, 2020      9 comments

Another Disney story - Lady & the Tramp came out in 1955. This the animated version, of course (there was a live-action/CGI version out in 2019. I haven’t seen it). So, in tail, er, tale, Lady was given to “Darling” by “Jim Dear” on Christmas Ev... Read more
Beetlejuice
Wednesday, September 23, 2020      13 comments

Beetlejuice slipped into theaters in 1988. In the story, Adam & Barbara Maitland lived in Connecticut in an old country home they loved. Barbara’s cousin Jane, a real estate agent, pushed them to sell their home. They refused. Driving home over ... Read more
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Tuesday, September 22, 2020      15 comments

Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs came whistling & singing into theaters in 1938. It opened in 1 theater in LA 21 Dec 1937, but opened widely in 4 Feb 1938. It was the first full movie from Walt Disney. No computers @ that time - the animation ca... Read more
Footloose
Monday, September 21, 2020      11 comments

Footloose came dancing & writhing into theaters in 1984. Teen aged Ren McCormick (Kevin Bacon, in his breakout role) moved to Bomont, OK from Chicago. Talk about culture shock! Reverend Moore is the big dude in town, preaching against loud musi... Read more
Crocodile Dundee
Sunday, September 20, 2020      10 comments

crocodile Dundee came slithering onto movie screens in 1996. Believe it or not, it was inspired by the real life stories of Rod Ansell (who later came to a bad end). Anyway - Sue is a NYC journalist. Her father owns th3 company & her boy friend’... Read more

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