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Under the Tuscan Sun
Tuesday, October 20, 2020      10 comments

Under a Tuscan Sun started out as a memoir by Frances M... Read more
Along Came a Spider
Sunday, October 18, 2020      13 comments

Along Came a Spider crawled into theaters in 2001. It was (loosely) based on the book, Along Came a Spider by James Patterson. So, the movie started with a police sting. It went dreadfully wrong & his partner died. Eight months later, Ale... Read more
Aladdin
Sunday, October 18, 2020      14 comments

Aladdin snuck into theaters in 1992. Once upon a time, in the desert city of Agrabah, lived the Royal Vizier, Jafar. He wasn’t a very nice vizier, but he had a fairly nasty parrot, Iago. They wanted to rob the Cave of Wonders - specifically, a ... Read more
Clue
Friday, October 16, 2020      11 comments

It was a dark & stormy night when Clue entered the theaters in 1985. It was based on the card & deduction hame “Clue”. This, of course, was way before hand held computers or tablets. We had to physically pull cards, make guesses, & keep track. T... Read more
Two Weeks Notice
Thursday, October 15, 2020      11 comments

In 2002, Two Weeks Notice made punctuation police cringe ( was 1 of them - where was the apostrophe?) & laugh@c (I was 1 of them, too.) It ‘s the story of George, a wealthy real estate developer, man boy (George) who met a sharp as nails Harvey... Read more
PrettyWoman
Wednesday, October 14, 2020      13 comments

Pretty Woman pranced onto screens in 1990. OK, another richer than Midas guy is tootling around in Hollywood. Edward Lewis, a high-powered corporate raider from NYC , has a standby girlfriend that dumps him - she was tired of being the girlfrien... Read more
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Wednesday, October 14, 2020      15 comments

My Big Fat Greek Wedding came yelling, & dancing & eating to theaters in 2002. It was based on a comedy sketch by Nia Vardalos, based on her life. She also wrote the scrip & played the part of Fotoula "Toula" Portokalos, the bride of the story.... Read more
Death Becomes Her
Tuesday, October 13, 2020      15 comments

Death Become Her came into theaters In 1992, This was about the beginning of CGI & other special effects. This was also before the word “frenemies” was a word, either, but it’s perfect to describe the female leads in this movie.It’s listed as a... Read more
Overboard
Monday, October 12, 2020      13 comments

In 2017, Overboard went, well, overboard. It was based on the 1987 movie of the same name, but with a gender flip. This time, we have a struggling young widow, Kate , raising 3 daughters, & working 2 jobs & studying for her nurse board exam. She... Read more
Night at the Museum
Sunday, October 11, 2020      13 comments

Night at the Museum came to life in 2006. Larry, a divorced father of a 10 yo son, Nick, had a lot of trouble keeping jobs.He tried a variety things, but they never really worked out. Now Larry is worried that Nick respects his step-dad more tha... Read more
Air Force One
Friday, October 09, 2020      11 comments

Air Force One f(AF1) lew into theaters in 1997. President James Marshall was in Russia (with his wife & daughter) @ a diplomatic dinner. He & the Russian politicos are are celebrating the capture of a terrorist , General Radek, by a American-Rus... Read more
Not sick - just tired.
Thursday, October 08, 2020      9 comments

I tried a couple of movies - the one I liked best had very few memes & quotes. Gave up.Tried another & couldn’t find much for it, either. Decided it was time to really go for the sleep hours. I wake up a lot, so my sleep tracker doesn’t give me ... Read more
The Terminator
Wednesday, October 07, 2020      11 comments

The Terminator blasted onto screens in 1984.Coincidentally, (or was it?) the movie was set in 1984 in LA . And as we know now, the cyborg & the human freedom fighter, Reese, came back in time from 2029 - not so far away now is it? The terminat... Read more
My Girl
Wednesday, October 07, 2020      18 comments

My Girl hit the theaters in 199, set in Madison, Pennsylvania in 1972. Young Vada lived in a funeral home.Vada had a lively imagination. She knew there were dead people in the working part of the house, & listened to the discussions of how they ... Read more
Tombstone
Tuesday, October 06, 2020      13 comments

Tombstone came rip-raring onto the screens in 1993, set in Tombstone, Arizona in the 1880’s. Wyatt Earp, a retired peace officer & his brothers, Virgil & Morgan & their wives all came to Tombstone, looking for a place they could get some money. ... Read more

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