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EAT PRAY LOVE
Saturday, November 28, 2020      8 comments

Eat, Pray, Love travelled the world in 2010. The movie was based on the memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert, which she wrote in 2006. Julia Roberts played Elizabeth “Liz”. We meet Liz in Bali - the medicine man , Ketut, read her past & present to her, ... Read more
The First Wives Club
Friday, November 27, 2020      13 comments

In 1996, The First Wives Club hit the theaters.It’s based on a novel of the the same name, 1992, written by Olivia Goldsmith. It was so good,a musical, sit-com & a Korean sit-com, too.OK, the movie started with 4 best friends had just graduated... Read more
Home for the Holidays
Thursday, November 26, 2020      12 comments

Home for the Holidays was where Claudia was reluctantly going for Thanksgiving 1995. Claudia, a single mom, art restorer who had just been laid off. As her daughter Kitt dropped her off @ the Chicago airport, she informed her mom she & boyfrie... Read more
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Wednesday, November 25, 2020      14 comments

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving came out in 1965. Contrary to most beloved holiday movies this was a direct to TV movie. The “Charlie Brown” holiday series were based on the Peanuts comic strips. Charlie Brown is a lovable loser. The movie starts w... Read more
Miracle on 34th Street
Tuesday, November 24, 2020      14 comments

Miracle on 34th Street may not sound like a Thanksgiving movie, but it started @ the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. The movie came out in 1947. The principle character was an elderly gentleman with a neatly trimmed beard. We first see him telling ... Read more
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Monday, November 23, 2020      15 comments

Planes, Trains and Automobiles is a Thanksgiving movie from 1987. It started with Neil Page, an uptight advertising executive, trapped in an office by his boss, who finally, finally releases Neil & his work partner.Neil rushes out, forgetting... Read more
National Treasure
Sunday, November 22, 2020      12 comments

The National Treasure hunt hit theaters in 2004. The first scene is set in 1974, where a grandfather (John Adams Gates) passes along the family lore to young Benjamin Franklin Gates. It was a dark & stormy night when the grandfather of his grand... Read more
Where, oh where did my blog go?
Sunday, November 22, 2020      20 comments

I was @ 95% done with the blog. Looking for last couple of quotes. Wait, where is my blog? OK, better luck nex time - shouldn’t take too long tomorrow ... Take care of yourselves... Read more
Poms
Friday, November 20, 2020      12 comments

Poms strutted on stage in 2019. The protagonist, Martha, canceled her chemo treatments & left New York to live in a retirement community called Sun Springs in Georgia. Beautiful, well maintained, & apparently controlled by the Southern Belle maf... Read more
Guarding Tess
Thursday, November 19, 2020      15 comments

Guarding Tess hit the theaters in 1992. Shirley MacLaine played Tess Carslile, the widow of a president who died during his presidency. It was well known to Washington, DC’s makers & shakers that Tess was the intelligence & push in her marriage... Read more
The Karate Kid
Wednesday, November 18, 2020      12 comments

The Karate Kid came out in 1984, & he waxed on & on. The movie starts with Daniel & his mother Lucille drove cross-country rom Newark, NJ to Receda, LA, CA. Mom had a new job, Daniel got new friends (more or less) in a new school. Yeah, the Cali... Read more
The Great Outdoors
Tuesday, November 17, 2020      13 comments

The Great Outdoors hiked into the theaters in 1988. Chet Ripley & his family, wife Connie, & 2 songs, Buck & Ben, are vacationing @ a Wisconsin lake resort. They’ve been there before & enjoyed it. Connie’s sister Kate & her family arrive uninvit... Read more
An Officer and a Gentleman
Monday, November 16, 2020      14 comments

An Officer and a Gentleman saluted the flag paid attention in 19 82. Young Zach Mayo did not have an easy life. His mother killed herself, & daddy had run away to the Navy in the Philippines to play a single guy with his loose lady friends. When... Read more
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Sunday, November 15, 2020      14 comments

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves swooshed into theaters like shooting an arrow through an apple on his son’s head. Oh, wait, the was William Tell ... wrong legendary bowman. There have been like a gazillion versions. Is this the one with the Fox a... Read more
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Saturday, November 14, 2020      14 comments

The 40-Year-Old Virgin came sidideling into theaters like the last unicorn. Andy lives in a large part meant, filled with collectibles (in the box!). He plays the tuba, marching around in the apartment, talking to his collectibles, painting his... Read more

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