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For Your Eyes Only
Thursday, August 21, 2014      8 comments

Roger Moore played James Bond in the 12th Bond film, "For Your Eyes Only", released in 1981. Sheena Easton sang the title song. For your eyes only, can see me thro... Read more
Flashdance
Wednesday, August 20, 2014      9 comments

In the 1983 movie Flashdance, Jennifer Beals plays "Alex" Owens, steelworker by day, dancer by night at a go-go type bar. She has dreams of becoming a professional ballet dancer. When the movie came out, I was stationed in Korea (at the 121 Hosp... Read more
The Bodyguard
Monday, August 18, 2014      11 comments

The Bodyguard is a 1992 romantic thriller starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston. Whitney starred as Rachel Marron, an Oscar nominated superstar chanteuse with a stalker and death threats. Kevin is her ex-Special Service professional bodygua... Read more
Enchanted
Sunday, August 17, 2014      13 comments

Enchanted is a 1997 film by Disney combining live action, musical numbers, GCI and animation. It was purposely designed to be a parody of, and homage to, conventional Disney animated classics. The story begins in the enchanted, animated land of ... Read more
There's Something About Mary
Saturday, August 16, 2014      9 comments

"There's Something About Mary" is a 1998 romantic comedy/gross-out by the free-wheeling Farrelly brothers (who brought us "Dumb and Dumber" and "Shallow Hal", among others). It starts in 1985, with Ted (Ben Stiller) getting ready to go to the p... Read more
Snow White
Friday, August 15, 2014      10 comments

From deep in the Disney vault, comes the 1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It was the first animated full length feature film. Quick - can you name all 7 dwarfs?* Someday My Prince Will Come -It was written by Larry Morey (lyrics) & Fra... Read more
Casablanca
Thursday, August 14, 2014      9 comments

Casablanca is a 1942 romantic drama set in Casablanca, Morraco in World War II. It tells the tale of 2 star-crossed lovers, Rick and Ilsa. They had been lovers in Paris, until Ilsa discovered her presumed dead husband was alive. She left Rick to... Read more
Key Largo
Wednesday, August 13, 2014      10 comments

We lost another star yesterday, 12 Aug 14 - Lauren Bacall passed away from a stroke just over a month shy of her 90th birthday. Lauren acted in 4 movies with Humphrey Bogart: To and Have Not (1944), The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947), an... Read more
Dude Looks Like a Lady
Tuesday, August 12, 2014      10 comments

From one of my favorite Robin Williams's movies. Mrs. Doubtfire, 1993. It was adapted from the 1987 novel, Alias Madame Doubtfire, by Anne Fine. Robin plays adivorced father (Daniel Hillard) who disguises himself as an older woman so he can be ... Read more
The Mask
Monday, August 11, 2014      8 comments

In the 1994 movie, The Mask, Jim Carrey plays Stanley Ipkiss, a shy, mild mannered bank clerk pushed around by almost everyone. He finds a mask of Loki (trickster Norse god), which magically transforms him into a green faced, cartoonish, uninhib... Read more
Smokey Bear
Sunday, August 10, 2014      10 comments

Smokey Bear turned 70! The longest running public service ad campaign in US history started 9 August 1944. Originally, Smokey Bear was created during World War II because there were fears enemies would set forest fires while the US firefighters... Read more
9 to 5
Saturday, August 09, 2014      12 comments

From the 1969 druggie, hippie biker movie of Easy Rider to the 1980 fun female empowerment movie, 9 to 5. Starring Dolly Parton (who wrote and sang the theme song), Jane Fonda and Lilly Tomlin as three hard-working office workers and Dabney Co... Read more
Easy Rider
Friday, August 08, 2014      10 comments

Easy Rider was a 1969 movie about 2 bikers riding thru the American Southwest and the South. Per Wiki, it "explores the societal landscape, issues, and tensions in the United States during the 1960s, such as the rise and fall of the hippie movem... Read more
The Real McCoys
Thursday, August 07, 2014      10 comments

The Real McCoys ran from 1957-62 on ABC, and a final year on CBS. The premise was a mountain family from West Virginia moving to California (sound familiar? It predated the Beverly Hillbillies which ran from 62-71). Walter Brennan played Grampa ... Read more
Stand By Me
Wednesday, August 06, 2014      13 comments

Stand By Me was a 1986 coming of age comedy-drama about 4 boys making a cross-country trek while looking for the dead body of a missing boy in 1959. The movie was based on a novella by Stephen King, The Body. The title of the film was taken fro... Read more

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