Tag: Movies

Dying is Easy, Comedy is Hard

One of my pet peeves about the Academy Awards (there are many!) is the ridiculous anti-comedy bias the members have towards movies that are comedies and the actors that star in them. It’s almost as if they believe it’s just harder to act in a drama.…

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St. Elmo’s Fire

One of my favorite movies and a vastly underrated one is “St. Elmo’s Fire” (1985). Yes, it featured what was then called the Brat Pack (under-handed slap in the face reference to the Rat Pack with Sinatra & Dean Martin). The Brat Pack consisted of young…

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Bolt

I took the boys to see “BOLT” last night and thoroughly enjoyed it as much as they did, perhaps even more. First, it was a visually stunning experience because we went to see the 3D version. Now, I’ve seen a lot of 3D movies in my…

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Schindler’s List

Everyone’s seen Schindler’s List (1993) by now and knows how incredible it is so I won’t go on and on about how important this movie is or how unforgettable it is. There’s no question that this is one of those rare cinematic experiences that you can…

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I Thought I Lost You

I was all set to take the kids to see the upcoming Disney movie “BOLT” anyway, but seeing this clip with Myley Cyrus and none other than John Travolta singing a song called “I Thought I Lost You” has me looking forward to seeing it too.…

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How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Guilty pleasure time! I LOVE “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days ”! Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson are wonderful together in this fun, funny and touching story. In short, it’s about two people trying to use the other for their own professional gain but…

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Pure Imagination

I’ve grown to love Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory more with time, especially since I’ve become a dad three times over and each child has fallen in love with the movie (along with the recent remake, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). Each time, I’ve fallen…

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Gladiator

Years later, I still think about Gladiator, the Oscar winning movie starring Russell Crowe who also won the Oscar for his amazing performance. It wasn’t just an action movie, even though there was plenty of that for sure. What stays with me are all of the…

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Fearless

The movie “FEARLESS” (1993) is another one of those films that stays with you forever. Every once in a while I’ll remember a scene from that movie starring Jeff Bridges. It’s another classic directed by Peter Wier who also did Witness, Dead Poet’s Society, Green Card…

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Apron Strings

Everything But the Girl’s “Apron Strings” is the other unforgetable song from the movie “She’s Having a Baby” (1988) that I’ve covered on here before (“This Woman’s Work”). It’s such a beautiful song about a common every day object that takes on monumental meaning. Every little…

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