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The Sound of Music
Thursday, June 11, 2020      12 comments

The Sound of Music came singing & marching into movie theaters in 1965. The movie was based on the the 1959 stage musical which was based on the book by the real Maria van Trapp’s memoir in 949, the Story of the Trapp Family Singers. In 1938, Ma... Read more
Mrs.Doubtfire
Wednesday, June 10, 2020      10 comments

Mrs. Doubtfire barreled into theaters in 1992. Robin Williams starred as Daniel Hillard, a freelance voice actor. He had it all - a wife, Miranda (Sally Field) , & 3 children - Lydia, Chris, & Nataly. However, he has a bit of a temper - arguing ... Read more
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Monday, June 08, 2020      13 comments

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood came into theaters to be our friend in 2019. (I feel so lucky - it came out on STARS yesterday & I snatched it up, watched it today.) It’s based on the 1998 “Can You Say ... Hero?” by Tom Junod in Esquire maga... Read more
The Truman Show
Monday, June 08, 2020      11 comments

The Truman Show was on-air 24/7 for 30 years. You didn’t see it? Well, I only saw the short version from 1998. Truman Burbank is an ordinary guy, living his happy ordinary life in a little town of Seahaven Island. It seems stuck in the 50-60’s ... Read more
A League of Their Own
Saturday, June 06, 2020      10 comments

A League of Their Own hit a home run out of the park in 1992. This is another combination real & reel storyThere actually was a real All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAPBL), started in 1943. So many men were off to the war, ther... Read more
Men in Black
Saturday, June 06, 2020      11 comments

Men in Black swarmed onto the movie screen in 19977. This was the first of what became a franchise, all vaguely based on the comic book series. It stared Tommy Lee Jones as K, & Will Smith as J. Apparently, despite the huge number of apparent hu... Read more
Titanic
Thursday, June 04, 2020      13 comments

Titanic sailed into the movie theaters in 1997, after sinking in real life at 02:20 a.m. on 15 April 1912, 4 days into its maiden voyage. It starts with fortune hunters looking for the Titanic, & the legendary Jewel of the Ocean, a huge blue ... Read more
Mr. Holland’s Opus
Wednesday, June 03, 2020      10 comments

Mr. Holland’s Opus played out i the theaters in 1995. The premise was 30 year old Glenn Holland (Richard Dreyfuss) was a talented musician & composer. Thinking to gain more time for his wife Iris (Glenne Headley), & to get more time to compose, ... Read more
Feeling so much better today
Tuesday, June 02, 2020      6 comments

I want to thank everyone who reposted to my Cabin Fever blog yesterday. I was having pain behind my right shoulder blade - when I lifted it above about 40 degrees, put pressure on it, or used my arm to help push me up. Ouchies. The pain never ra... Read more
When Harry Met Sally
Tuesday, June 02, 2020      12 comments

When Harry Met Sally examined the question “can men & women be just friends?” when it came into the theaters in1989. Staring Billy Crystal & Meg Ryan(guess who played whom). They met when the 2 characters ride-sharing from Chicago University t... Read more
Cabin Fever
Monday, June 01, 2020      13 comments

My head is fuzzy. Why? Got some weird ache behind (under?) the bottom of my right shoulder blade. Started yesterday, but I could ignore it. I’ve been doing the Walking With Leslie Sansone YouTube tapes. Today, when she would say “lift your arms... Read more
Steel Magnolias
Monday, June 01, 2020      12 comments

Steel Magnolias charmed its way onto the movie screens in 1987.Set in a Louisiana southern town, it opens of the day of Shelby’s wedding (she’s a t... Read more
Kindergarten Cop
Saturday, May 30, 2020      12 comments

Kindergarten Cop shot into the theaters in 1990. It was an odd mix of vicious crime & a cutesy kindergarten film. Arnold Schwarzenegger played John Kimball, a tough detective, obsessed with capturing a very bad man (drugs, murders, just pretty n... Read more
Hulk
Saturday, May 30, 2020      13 comments

Hulk, not to be confused with The Hulk or Incredible Hulk, stomped into theaters in 2003 (although, yeah, they were all remakes.) This one has more backstory - it was his dad that experimented on himself, deliberately. Happy, happy hubby & wife ... Read more
In & Out
Friday, May 29, 2020      13 comments

In & Out danced onto theater screens in 1997. Well liked English teacher in Greenleaf, IN, Howard Bracket (Kevin Kline) is three days away from being married to his long-time girlfriend Emily (Joan Cusack). The whole town is excited about the up... Read more

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