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The Notebook
Sunday, October 25, 2020      13 comments

The Notebook came into theaters in 2004, based on the book by Nicolas Sparks from 1996. I started slowly, with Duke, an elderly gentleman, reading a romance to a woman in a nursing facility. And why a story, about Allie Hamilton, a high spiri... Read more
Only the Brave
Sunday, October 25, 2020      12 comments

Only the Brave flamed into the theaters in 2017. It’s the story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots. It was the first municipal (city based) hotshot team, I’n Prescott, Arizona. All of the others were Federal based. The training team were actuall... Read more
The Blind Side
Saturday, October 24, 2020      14 comments

The Blind Side pushed & shoved into theaters in 2009. It’s about a young man, nearly lost in the Tennessee system, who made it to become a first draft pick to the Baltimore Ravens (NFL). It’s not really a sports story. (I will freely admit I do... Read more
Calendar Girls
Thursday, October 22, 2020      13 comments

Calendar Girls bloomed in theater screens in 2003. It was based on the actual incidents around .the local Women’s Institute (WI) local in the village of Knapely, Yorkshire, England. John, the husband of Anne, had leukemia & died of it. Her best ... Read more
Passengers
Thursday, October 22, 2020      14 comments

Passengers crashed into theaters in 2016.The movie is set in the future ... how far? No information. All we know is the Avalon sleeper transport to... Read more
The Accountant
Wednesday, October 21, 2020      10 comments

The Accountant hit the theaters in 2012. It’s a dense story (@ least I thought it was dense - maybe I’m dens. I did like it, thought). Lots of flashbacks, murky photography @ times.”Chris” started out as a high-functioning type of autism. His... Read more
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

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