Thursday, August 31, 2006

Movies : Part 11

Movies I Always Seem to Forget About But When I See Them I'm Reminded of How Much I Love Them:

Return to me -This movie doesn't have an awful lot new to offer in terms of a love story plot outside it's "twist", but it's well done. Practically every character is very likeable, it's romantic, it's interesting, and..........well, you just can't help but like it.

Tombstone - gave a masterful performance as Doc Holliday, maintaining an exquisite balance between playful humor and force of will.

Witness - Good Crime Drama that doesn't primarily focus on the crime.

Matilda - I have seen it numerous times with my children and never seem to tire of watching it.

On Golden Pond - A golden movie.

Indian Summer - An endearing film about reconnecting with youth, friends, love and nature.

This Boys Life - This movie touches on sesitive issues but made me laugh. Great performances.

An Innocent Man - Underrated prison flick.

Crimson Tide - Awesome edge of your seat tension.

Con Air - A nonstop action thrill ride.

Misery - A brilliant cat and mouse game.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

I Am Contemplating Tickets

Bob Dylan with Modern Times coming out today, Google Video is hosting a career-spanning collection of clips. It looks like Bob will be having some good opening acts on tour including the Foo Fighters (acoustic) and the Raconteurs. I regret that I didn't get to see the Foo Fighters recently at The Hummingbird Theatre.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Movies : Part 10

Movies That Have a Way of Making My Bawl Like a Baby:

Edward Scissorhands - A sentimental fairy tale

Goodwill Hunting - I used a clip from this movie as a teaching aid when I was teaching oreintation staff at the hospital "How to establish a therapeutic relationship." After each time it played I would take a moment that I hope went unnoticed to gain my composure.

Frankie & Johnny - Simple and basic, but it hits you straight to the heart

Mississippi Burning - Remains powerful despite how many times I watch it

Titanic - Beuatiful and Tragic

1976 King Kong - This was the very first movie that I was conscious I was crying. I tried to stop thinking " Everyone is going to think I'm a baby." I couldn't stop and when the movie was over I noticed other people had been crying also.

Bridges of Madison County- "This kind of certainty comes but once in a lifetime."

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Spending The Day With Family

Yesterday afternoon was long overdue. I have three brothers and it is not often that we are able to coordinate our families schedules to spend time together. It ended up being a fun afternoon and the cousins played well together. Even the weather cooperated. Barbecue, Swimming, Hiking, Badminton, Sunshine, Camp Fire, Family = Good Day!

Short People Hold A Grudge

Sheila sent me this link this morning and I have to say....I must be an idiot.

I have my own theory about height, and I didn’t have to go to Princeton to figure it out. Since kindergarten, I have come to realize that anyone taller than me (the rest of the class) got noticed first, chosen first, and thus was privy to everything else in the room before I could get to it. If, by some miracle I did manage to get there first, that taller person was invariably able to take from me whatever I’d managed to get, and no one ever stuck up for me. That has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with taller being more intelligent. That simply has to do with taking up more space; therefore, being able to make a bigger spectacle of oneself sometimes with nothing more than brute strength.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Movies : Part 9

Movies That Hit Me So Hard That When the Credits Rolled I Couldn't Move:

- A celebration of the human spirit, and a classic film. As William Wallace said, "It's not how you die that's important, but how you live!"

Million Dollar Baby - A real tragedy that long after the last credit rolls, the images and themes remain lodged in your memory.

Schindler's List - Shows us the worst in humanity, but also the best as well.

American History X
- I remember thinking as I watched Ed Nortons character, there's some truth in what he says and that makes him dangerous. It's very easy to see how disaffected youth, bullied by gangs, could turn to the skinhead subculture.

Saving Private Ryan
- one of the best war movies ever made that will haunt you long after it ends.

Mystic River
- One of those films that gets you and keeps you thinking long after it's over.

The Shawshank Redemption
-A movie that always causes me to ponder, is it what happens to us or what we do with what happens to us that matters?

Crash -
Crash will remind us all that everyone is flawed and that racism is inescapable. I actually felt empathy for just about everyone.

The Green Mile
- It is a film about human relations, hope and second chances, trust, faith, friendship, and inner strength.

- The ending proves to be quite powerful, and after the credits are rolling, you'll be asking yourself many questions and be praising the movie's tight weave of suspense and drama.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

My Husband Is Reinventing Himself

Do you see the resemblance?

My husband has always taken interest in his looks and his hair has been his crowning glory. He spends more time primping and grooming than I do and he owns more hair products than I do. As much as I tease him I must admit I do like a well groomed man. So how on earth could he go from this:

TO THIS.........................................................................

He reminds me of someone and I'm not sure who........stay tuned