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The Beautician and the Beast
Sunday, February 21, 2021      9 comments

The Beautician and the Beast is a romcom movie that came out in 1997. Joy Miller was the beautician. She taught cosmetology in the evenings, in a science lab. One of her students accidentally set fire to the classroom. (Note to self - smoking ci... Read more
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Saturday, February 20, 2021      17 comments

The Invasion of the Body Snatchers hit the theaters in 1979. It was a remake of the movie in 1956. It started with a gelatinous rain in San Francisco. The glop turned into fragment pink flowers, of a new type. Elizabeth, a botanist, found one of... Read more
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Friday, February 19, 2021      14 comments

OK, I bit off more than I could chew with this movie. I had watched it in the theater in 2016. I remembered the plot, & hought it was confusing. I thought with watching it again, & reading the synopsis, I could figure it out, & I’m still confus... Read more
The Others
Thursday, February 18, 2021      17 comments

The Others wandered through movie theaters in 2001. It was a period piece of a haunted house, set @ the end of WWII. The spooky house was set in a remote part of Jersey. The movie started with Grace Stewart waking up from a nightmare. Her 2 chil... Read more
Cool Runnings
Wednesday, February 17, 2021      17 comments

Cool Runnings was loosely based on the Jamaican national bobsleigh team, who debuted in 1988 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Yes, this was no joke., although the movie was a comedy which hit the theaters in 1993. In the movie, during the Olympic 1... Read more
Dracula
Tuesday, February 16, 2021      14 comments

Dracula is a classic tale of horror, based on the 1897 book by Bram Stoker. This reincarnation st d Frank Langella as the infamous Count in this 1979 film - Frank also helped to make it more of a romance story. They pulled out all of the st... Read more
Black Panther
Tuesday, February 16, 2021      14 comments

Black Panther came into theaters in 2018, based on one of many Marvel characters. Thousands of years ago, the native inhabitants of several tribes fought over a meteor containing vibranium. One of the men ate a “heart shaped herb” & became the ... Read more
Nanny McPhee Returns (Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang in the UK)
Sunday, February 14, 2021      12 comments

Nanny McPhee Returned to theaters in 2010. Once again, a.harassed parent with unruly children is whipped into shape by the best nanny ever.. This time, it’s a mother,Isabel, with 3 children of her own, plus her children’s cousins. Her husband ... Read more
The Day After Tomorrow
Sunday, February 14, 2021      17 comments

The Day After Tomorrow froze most theater goers in 2004. The premise is a paleo climatologist, Jack Hall studies ive core to see what kind of massive (or minor) changes have changed our little blue marble of Earth. He & his compadres Jason & Fra... Read more
Let Me Look at That
Friday, February 12, 2021      16 comments

Saw my optometrist yesterday. He kicked both near & distance on my trifocals. Whine number 1 - can’t see very well unless I enlarge the Kindle fonts, & I squint @ the TV in the evening. Also I can’t read the little numbers on credit cards very... Read more
Gremlins
Friday, February 12, 2021      15 comments

Gremlins came into theaters in 1984. The original creature was a mogwai, a cute little critter the murmured & giggled. An incompetent inventor was searching for a gift for Christmas. He saw the mogwai in a Chinese shop. Cute, cuddly, furry - wha... Read more
The Devil Wears Prada
Wednesday, February 10, 2021      15 comments

The Devil Wears Prada came into theaters on the catwalks (& there were a lot of catty people & catty comments). It starred Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly, editor-in-chief of Runway magazine, THE fashion magazine in NYC & beyond. Young Andrea (... Read more
Gremlins have struck again!
Tuesday, February 09, 2021      13 comments

OK, OK. I’ve started a blog twice, & lost it both times! I give up for today. I’m a a little afraid I’ll drop my iPad & crack it. (It makes the... Read more
Jack Frost
Monday, February 08, 2021      9 comments

Jack Frost was a hardworking leader of a band, just on the cusp of making the big time. He has a beautiful loving wife & an 11 yo boy, Charlie. Jack adores his family, but he tends to over promise& under deliver. He forgot Charlie’s hockey game... Read more
Leatherheads
Sunday, February 07, 2021      12 comments

Leatherheads came busting into theaters in 2008. It’s about the early years & development of professional football players. (I looked it up - it seems football developed out of rugby). It seems football was taken up in colleges, non-professional... Read more

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