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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
Primary Colors
Tuesday, November 03, 2020      11 comments

Primary Colors was displayed in theaters in 1998. It was based on a book of the same name, written by Anonymous in 1996 (Later revealed to be Joe Klein, who followed the campaign & election of W. Clinton). In the reel story, Jack Stanton, wante... Read more
Mr. Magorium’s Magic Emporium
Monday, November 02, 2020      9 comments

Mr. Magorium’s Magic Emporium magically appeared in 2007. In case you didn’t know, an “emporium” is defined as “ a large retail store selling a wide variety of goods.” In this case, it’s toys and magic. Mr. Magorium is 243 yo. Still looks pretty... Read more
Little Miss Sunshine
Sunday, November 01, 2020      13 comments

Little Miss Sunshine came into theaters, showing us the fun in dysfunctional families. It started with Sherry, mother of 2, having to pick up her brother, Frank, from the hospital he tried to commit suicide). Without good insurance,Sherry had n... Read more
The Creature from the Black Lagoon
Saturday, October 31, 2020      11 comments

The Creature from the Black Lagoon swam into theaters in 1954 - going way back here, my friends! (I wasn’t able to watch it then, I was 4)i It was filmed in 3D, but those that only had bigger theaters would have had to watch in “flat” or 2D. An... Read more
Frankenweenie
Saturday, October 31, 2020      11 comments

Frankenweenie did not stay, but came into theaters in 2012. Yep, another Tim Burton movie! A brilliant kiddo, Victor Frankenstein, lived with his parents & his Bull Terrier, Sparky. He had some friends from school, Elsa Van Helsing, Edgar “E” Go... Read more
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Thursday, October 29, 2020      12 comments

The Nightmare Before Christmas hit the screens in 1993, when Jack Skellington, the leader oPumpkin Town, entered the wrong portal. There he was, just going back to home to Pumpkin Town, & he ended up in Christmas Town. Jack was intrigued, being ... Read more
Harry and the Hendersons
Thursday, October 29, 2020      16 comments

Harry and the Hendersons came into theaters in 1987. On the way back from a family camping vacation, Daddy George hit some -well, he thought it was a person. Nope, it was a huge hairy guy. They thought dad had killed this creature. It’s a Sasqua... Read more
Corpse Bride
Tuesday, October 27, 2020      10 comments

Corpse Bride, also known as “Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, played stop & go in the theaters in 2005. (It was filmed with stop-motion - I mean, really, Tim. Do you know there’s all this CGI stuff,...) Anyway, it was set in a Victorian age English vi... Read more
Snow Day
Monday, October 26, 2020      14 comments

The weather peeps were saying snow was coming for Monday. Well, by golly, they were right! During the night, we got lots of wind - howling all night, things going bump in the night. Pups did NOT want to go outside this morning - had to pick each... Read more
The Notebook
Sunday, October 25, 2020      14 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      13 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

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