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Jan 25 2014

Tom Hanks

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My husband and I recently viewed the movie, Saving Mr. Banks. It was an awesome movie. I already enjoy the history behind movies and so finding out how Mary Poppins came about was very cool.

Tom Hanks has certainly portrayed a vast array of characters. Just this afternoon, my husband and I watched the movie, Captain Phillips. Hanks portrayed Captain Phillips in this chilling story. The movie was based on the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. Hanks, along with the other actors, did an awesome job and I found myself on pins and needles waiting to find out how this story would end. Knowing it was a true story made it even more of a nail biter.

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Dec 28 2013

Talk About Going Back In Time!

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The holiday season is when my family goes to the theater. We pull ourselves away from studying homes for sale louisville ky and choose a movie that all of us will, hopefully, enjoy.

We chose American Hustle. I had no idea what the movie was about, as usual. I took a leap of faith and said sure when asked if I would go. I didn’t give hubby a choice. LOL

I enjoyed the movie. It was fun to be taken back to the days of gold chain, medallion necklaces and platform shoes. Hair was very important. These days, guys shave their heads to avoid being labeled as losing their hair. In the seventies, the comb over was prevalent and guys got perms!

I would like to watch the movie again when it comes out on DVD. I didn’t catch all the hustles.

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Jul 08 2012

Wow! What a Jumper!

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I rate the movie “Gone” a two jumper. That means that I jumped two times during the movie. Usually, I watch a movie with one eye. The other eye is working on blogging, sewing, reading or picking out holiday cards photos. This movie had my full attention.

I recommend watching Gone, starring Amanda Seyfried. It is intense! The ending is awesome and there is no swearing in the whole movie. Awesome.

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Sep 01 2011

This Will Become a Classic

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Just wanted to let you know my thoughts after having watched The Help. This movie was terrific.

I had been spared the awful tragedies of racism endured and projected in the sixties. Never having lived in the south, I had no idea these things happened. Of course, it might have been my age. I was probably around the age of 10 when these injustices were happening and I was unaware. I was probably roller skating, playing softball and watching Gidget on television. I know that I rolled my eyes every time my parents changed the channel so that they could watch the news.

That said, this movie is not sad. In fact, it is amazing how the subject was brought to light in such an informative manner yet entertaining in a joyous way. I was cheering on the characters and hoping they would fight for equality. Boy did they ever!

I enjoyed this movie and learned so much from it.

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Aug 27 2011

Let’s Go to the Movies!

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My husband and I are having a date day. We are going to the movies to see The Help. I have read the reviews and I am excited to see this movie. It might rate right up there with Fried Green Tomatoes as one of my favorites.

I look like a dork today. My left foot has been swelling up and throbbing. I don’t know what is causing it but yesterday, I started wearing tennis shoes that have better insoles. My foot felt a ton better last night. I am going to look into Enzo Angiolini shoes so that I can wear quality shoes and not look so dorky.

I hope everyone who is affected by the hurricane has found shelter and stays safe. I’m praying for you.

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Feb 12 2011

Tasks and Entertainment

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Today hopes to be a very productive one. Years ago, I put vinyl floor covering in my cupboards, remember we own a carpet store, and it is time to change it. The edges curl up and it has begun to drive me crazy! I also need to clean a few spots on the carpet. Poor Brody had an incident and I need to work at that spot.

We finally watched the movie, Secretariat. I highly recommend it as one the whole family will enjoy. I have always been a bit afraid of horses. They are so big! But, this movie showed a side of horses much like any other pet. The value of race horses is so high that I am sure equine horse insurance is a must in that industry. My health insurance is expensive, I cannot imagine the cost of horse insurance! Anyway, this movie showed how perseverance pays off. One might call the attitudes portrayed by several of the characters as stubborn. On a side note, I loved seeing the fashions of the 1950’s. Can you imagine wearing heels while cooking?! No cell phones in this movie. LOL

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Jan 30 2011

Glad I Didn’t Pay Full Price

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I would rather pay a few dollars to rent a movie, especially one that didn’t get good reviews. It costs around $8 to go to a movie theater in our area. That means $16 if both my husband and I go and more if we buy popcorn and a coke. Once in a while, I enjoy spending the money to go out to a movie. Most generally, we rent DVD’s. I sure am glad we didn’t see The American at the theater. I am also glad I wasn’t watching this dvd with friends or my mother in-law. It was terrible.

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George Clooney starred in this movie. I wonder if he is embarrassed by it.

The story could have been good. It begins with Jack, played by Clooney, ending his career as an assassin. He has to have one more assignment to enable him to leave the business. Here is what IMBD said about the story line:

Alone among assassins, Jack is a master craftsman. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, he vows to his contact Pavel that his next assignment will be his last. Jack reports to the Italian countryside, where he holes up in a small town and relishes being away from death for a spell. The assignment, as specified by a Belgian woman, Mathilde, is in the offing as a weapon is constructed. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto and pursues romance with local woman Clara. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.

I may be getting old and admit I have trouble hearing what the characters are saying. It seemed that the actors in this movie mumbled. When I finally caught on to the story line, I was exposed to nudity. I didn’t see the point of this. It added nothing to the story. The movie was slow and the ending was dumb. Anyway, in an effort to say something nice, the Italian scenery was beautiful.

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Nov 28 2010

Flipping Channels

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Hubby and I were getting frustrated last night as we were unable to find anything worth watching on television. We had seen the Country Music Awards so we didn’t want to watch that again. We had also watched all the cooking shows on the Food Network. We get over 600 channels! There should have been something.

We finally settled on an old Frank Sinatra movie, The Detective. From the website, IMDB; police detective Joe Leland investigates the murder of a homosexual man. While investigating, he discovers links to official corruption in New York City in this drama that delves into a world of sex and drugs.

This was an X rated movie in its day! If was so interesting to see how the subject matter was treated. Times have changed so much yet, many things have remained the same. Joe Leland’s wife received a self imposed dual diagnosis of being a nymphomaniac and mistreated human being, determined to set the world straight with her political agenda. Corruption in the city and police department was so bad that innocent men were jailed and executed because no one wanted to speak up. Looking from the outside, I wanted each person to do what was right. Knowing how, when pushed to do what is right, one worries about repercussion, I can understand how injustice continues.

This movie had a few twists and turns that have me questioning some things but not enough to make me want to re-watch. I hope there is something good on television tonight.

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Jul 11 2010

Media and War

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Hubby and I watched a good movie last night, Green Zone. Of course, I was farming on Facebook but I was still able to follow the story. I only asked once what was going on. The movie has me thinking about how wonderful the technology is that our soldiers are able to use today. Of course, the enemy probably has the same technology. The movie reinforced my thinking that we, as citizens, only hear what the media puts out for us to hear. I think media is used by the government to get what they want. They tell us that a battle occurred, our side won and we believe it. It is scary to think how events can be portrayed to us back at home. I was a teenager who was more worried about side effects of methylburn and lightening my hair when the war in Vietnam was taking place. I wonder how much hype my parents took to be true.

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Anyway, the movie was good.

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Jun 29 2010

My Review of When in Rome

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I watched a fun movie the other night. When in Rome is a romantic comedy starring Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel. Other parts are played by some of my favorite comedians including Kristen’s in real life boyfriend, Dax Shepard.

Kristen plays Beth, a career girl who has good business sense but doesn’t fare as well in the romance department. While in Rome to attend her sister’s wedding, she has a pity party for herself and while doing so, takes a few coins from a fountain. Not realizing that the coins were thrown into the fountain in order to perpetuate a love spell brings on a mess for herself. Yes, the fountain is the “Fountain of Love”.

Taking the coins results in her being pursued by an unusual band of suitors. Danny Devito, Dax Shepard, Will Arnett and John Heder each have a crazy part in the movie. Danny Devito is a sausage magnate who is mesmerized with Beth. Dax Shepard is obsessed with his body and feels that Beth should feel the same. The scenarios lead to several hilarious moments. Will Arnett portrays an artist who paints rather large and provocative paintings of Beth all around town and then there is John Heder. From making e cigarettes disappear to stealing watches, he is a street magician like no other.

While her suitors make her life crazy, a truer love waits. This is a fun movie.

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