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Beauty and the Beast
Thursday, September 18, 2014      3 comments

Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 animated Disney classic. In a twist of the fairy tale, all of the inhabitants of the castle are enchanted, too, and become talking furniture, candlesticks, dishes, etc. ... Read more
Ghost
Wednesday, September 17, 2014      10 comments

I had a bone density scan scheduled today. No problems there, and I went back to the State Fair afterward. This time, I took my car. Free parking and free entrance. Can't beat that! Walked about 5 miles around the venues today - bit of a sprink... Read more
Walk Hard
Tuesday, September 16, 2014      14 comments

I walked to the State Fair grounds today, around the different venues, staggered back home, and after about 4 hours of rest, I dragged the pups on a walk. Total milage, 12. Total steps: 20817. Think I'll take is easy for Tuesday! ... Read more
State Fair
Monday, September 15, 2014      9 comments

State Fair is one of those movies with multiple incarnations, all based on a book by Phillip Strong. It started out as a straight movie in 1933, and became a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical in 1945, with a remake in 1962 starring Pat Boone and A... Read more
Pretty Woman
Sunday, September 14, 2014      6 comments

Pretty Woman is a 1990 romantic comedy starring Richard Gere as a wealthy business man, Edward Lewis. In Los Angeles for business meetings and social functions, he hires local prostitute Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts) to be his companion for a week... Read more
My Fair Lady
Saturday, September 13, 2014      6 comments

My Fair Lady is a1956 musical stage play that came from George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. It stared Rex Harrison as Professor Henry Higgins and Julie Andrews as the Cockney flower girl, Eliza Dolittle. In the 1964 film, Harrison again played Prof... Read more
Hung Over
Friday, September 12, 2014      7 comments

I put off walking the pups yesterday in the morning - just sooo tired. Woke up about 1300 (1PM), too hot then to walk the pups, so I started doing stuff around the house. My outside porch light had died - not the bulb - I'd already tried changin... Read more
Notting Hill
Thursday, September 11, 2014      10 comments

Notting Hill is a 1999 romantic comedy set in, wait for it, Notting Hill, London. It starred Hugh Grant a a divorced book store owner, Will Thacker. Julia Roberts is perfectly cast as a Hollywood superstar, Anna Scott. They "meet cute" when Anna... Read more
True Lies
Wednesday, September 10, 2014      8 comments

True Lies from 1994 is an action comedy film starring Arnold Schwartzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Tom Arnold. I LOVED this movie! It was on the TV today, and I had to watch it again. Helen (Jamie Lee) is a bored legal secretary housewife, marr... Read more
New York, New York
Tuesday, September 09, 2014      7 comments

New York, New York is a 1977 muscial drama starring Robert De Niro and Liza Minnelli. It did not do very well, but the theme song, "New York, New York", became Frank Sinatra's signature piece in 1978. Frank made some modifications in the fourth ... Read more
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Monday, September 08, 2014      10 comments

Breakfast at Tiffany's is a 1961 movie starring Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly, an eccentric society girl (gold digger) and George Peppard as her neighbor and one of her love interests. Audrey sang Moon River in the film, long before it becam... Read more
Singin' In the Rain
Sunday, September 07, 2014      11 comments

The 1952 musical comedy Singin' In the Rain starred Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, and Debbie Reynolds as Hollywood performers during the transition from silent films to "talkies" in the 1920's. Only a modest hit when it was first released, it has... Read more
Wizard of Oz
Saturday, September 06, 2014      10 comments

The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 musical fantasy movie. The movie begins in Kansas, in black and white. It starred Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale, a young woman picked up (with her little dog, Toto) by a tornado and transported to the Land of Oz. The ho... Read more
Goldfinger
Friday, September 05, 2014      9 comments

From the last James Bond starring Sean Connery to the third one, Goldfinger. Shirley Bassey sang this one, too. The plot has James Bond investigating Auric Goldfinger as a gold smuggler, and realizing Goldfinger planned to attack Fort Knox. An ... Read more
Diamonds Are Forever
Thursday, September 04, 2014      11 comments

From the 1971 James Bond 007 movie, 7th in the series, and the last one starring Sean Connery. Shirley Bassey sang the title song. Diamonds are forever They are all ... Read more

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