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The Karate Kid
Wednesday, November 18, 2020      12 comments

The Karate Kid came out in 1984, & he waxed on & on. The movie starts with Daniel & his mother Lucille drove cross-country rom Newark, NJ to Receda, LA, CA. Mom had a new job, Daniel got new friends (more or less) in a new school. Yeah, the Cali... Read more
The Great Outdoors
Tuesday, November 17, 2020      13 comments

The Great Outdoors hiked into the theaters in 1988. Chet Ripley & his family, wife Connie, & 2 songs, Buck & Ben, are vacationing @ a Wisconsin lake resort. They’ve been there before & enjoyed it. Connie’s sister Kate & her family arrive uninvit... Read more
An Officer and a Gentleman
Monday, November 16, 2020      14 comments

An Officer and a Gentleman saluted the flag paid attention in 19 82. Young Zach Mayo did not have an easy life. His mother killed herself, & daddy had run away to the Navy in the Philippines to play a single guy with his loose lady friends. When... Read more
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Sunday, November 15, 2020      14 comments

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves swooshed into theaters like shooting an arrow through an apple on his son’s head. Oh, wait, the was William Tell ... wrong legendary bowman. There have been like a gazillion versions. Is this the one with the Fox a... Read more
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Saturday, November 14, 2020      14 comments

The 40-Year-Old Virgin came sidideling into theaters like the last unicorn. Andy lives in a large part meant, filled with collectibles (in the box!). He plays the tuba, marching around in the apartment, talking to his collectibles, painting his... Read more
Julie & Julia
Friday, November 13, 2020      11 comments

Julie &Julia is a movie about 2 real women, Julia Child, played by Meryl Streep, & Julie Powell, a NY blogger , played by Amy Adams. The storyline was written by Nora Ephron based on 2 books - “My Life in France” Child’s autobiography & “Julie... Read more
The Hunt for Red October
Thursday, November 12, 2020      13 comments

The Hunt for Red October started in 1990 - based on the book by the same name by Tom Clancy in 1984. (Trivia: this was the first movie with the protagonist of Jack Ryan. Alec Baldwin starred as Jack in this movie. There have been at least 4 act... Read more
Headaches
Wednesday, November 11, 2020      14 comments

Got myself a low grade headache this evening. Not horrible, but ... walked the dogs for 90 minutes around 1 - 2:30 pm (or 1300-1430. No problem @ the time, but I just felt wiped out. Drank a lot of water, figuring I might have been dehydrated. ... Read more
RED
Tuesday, November 10, 2020      12 comments

RED came into theaters in 2010. After blogging on The Bourne Identity, today I give you a movie about retired agents of multiple agencies - all experienced with “wet work” (assassins). They were very good @ their jobs, are retired from active se... Read more
The Bourne Identity
Monday, November 09, 2020      11 comments

The Bourne Identity came into theaters in 2002, but nobody knew him. The movie started with a group of men speaking in Italian. They were on a commercial fishing boat. A man was found floating in the Mediterranean Sea, 60 miles off shore. Fortu... Read more
On Golden Pond
Sunday, November 08, 2020      12 comments

On Golden Pond scattered beautiful lights in 1981. (Seriously, there were lots of exquisite scenes). The movie was adapted from the play of the sam... Read more
Arsenic and Old Lace
Saturday, November 07, 2020      11 comments

Arsenic and Old Lace was served up in 1944, based on the 1941 play o the same name. Trivia: the movie was filmed n 1942. By previous agreement, the theatrical version was not released until the play finished its Broadway run. The lay was a hit, ... Read more
Harvey
Friday, November 06, 2020      13 comments

Harvey came into theaters in 1950. I didn’t see him. Harvey was the invisible 6 foot 3.5 inch white rabbit. Harvey’s’s best friend was Elwood P. Dowd. Elwood was a middle aged, friendly man. He drank a bit, you know. He had favorite bar where El... Read more
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
Thursday, November 05, 2020      10 comments

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey wandered into theaters in 1993. This movie was based on the movie The Incredible Journey, based on a book, which was based on pet animals that made their way home through the Canadian Wilderness. Lots of ch... Read more
My Fellow Americans
Wednesday, November 04, 2020      11 comments

My Fellow Americans elected to hit the movie heaters in 1996. It started with 2 politicians fighting to be POTUS. The first election had Senator Russell Kramer (Republican, Ohio) squeaking by his arch enemy, Governor Matt Douglas (Democrat, Indi... Read more

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