Category Archives: movies

One Liners

He used one-liners from movies for everything. It was as if he never had an original thought, but could only regurgitate things he’d memorized. The strange thing was, it was always appropriate. It always worked in the context where he … Continue reading

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The Early Bird Show

Don’t you love the early bird matinee? If you go to a movie at 11 AM or noon, you can save a quarter on the admission price. Sunday at my local multiplex the early bird matinee for “Lee Daniels’ The … Continue reading

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Silkies

Silkies are seals who can shed their skin and walk the earth as women. If they want, they can slip back into their sealskin and become water creatures again. I saw The Secret of Roan Inish, a favorite movie, in … Continue reading

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The Phone

I entered the theater to watch “Much Ado About Nothing” and turned off the ringer on my phone. I stuffed the phone in my purse. A couple of hours later I dug it out to turn the ringer on. It … Continue reading

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Robot

May I recommend the delightful movie Robot & Frank for your viewing pleasure. Frank is a retired second story man who suffers from Alzheimer’s. His son gets him a health care aide who is a robot. If you are sick … Continue reading

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Go See It

Down at the multiplex today, every movie ever made is showing, for one day only. The one I urge you to go see is “The Secret of Roan Inish.” Irish mythology, no violence, a beautiful story. Yep. Go see it. … Continue reading

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Artists

The first lady of the United States presented the Oscar for best picture last night at the Oscars. She talked about how important the art and artists in Hollywood are to the country and the world. You know what? What … Continue reading

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The Movies

I love the movies. Movies have been hallmarks in my life, built my cultural background, provided thrills and joy, provoked thought, ignited discussion, and given me many a reusable line of dialog to apply in life’s daily situations. Yet, when … Continue reading

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Favorite Princess

I’m going with Brave’s Medira. She has her own agenda and isn’t interested in the usual Disney princess girly stuff. That makes her admirable in my book. That makes her an independent minded creator of her own life. Not too … Continue reading

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Favorite Movie

I called my sister while standing in front of the art house theater, reading the list of upcoming movies. It was 17 degrees in the sun, and I was in the shade. I clutched my arms to my sides for … Continue reading

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