Tuesday Thoughts – Dunkirk

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This movie is about Operation Dynamo which was the evacuation of Allied (before the USA were involved) troops from Dunkirk France after a horrific defeat. The movie focuses on the English evacuation where hundreds of their civilians sailed the less than 25 miles to the shore to get their men. They lost 68,000 men on that beach.  Let that sink in… 68,000.  This movie takes you to that beach and experience the desperation to get off the sea in front of you the enemy solidly at your back and you are getting mowed down from the air with no shelter to take from the enemy’s planes.  This movie lets you know what that looks like.

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Tuesday Thoughts – The Intern

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I’m very picky about comedies but I do like a ‘fish out of water’ comedy. You know the type someone is in a situation they are unfamiliar with but after some funny errors they make friends get into the groove then by their adapting they change the new place for the better and everyone wins. Yay. That is that I thought The Intern was going to be.

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Tuesday Thoughts – The Martian

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Okay I’ll admit it. I was skeptical about this movie. Finally, a friend of mine, Paula, raved about it. She convinced me to see it but alas the moving madness had begun. So it had to wait. Then no streaming of Netflix. Again waiting until we got the DVD to Tennessee then on Red Box rental we finally got to see it. Yes, it was worth the wait. Continue reading

Tuesday Thoughts – Money Monster

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When we were apartment camping without much internet or TV reception we went to the movies every weekend.  We saw several movies that normally I would have passed until they were on TV.  But given the situation we paid the price to get out, sit in chairs other than camping ones, see something other than DVDs and enjoy ourselves.  Money Monster was one of those movies.

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Tuesday Thoughts – Sequels and Remakes

This summer is yet another summer of sequels and remakes. Now don’t get me wrong, I like many a fangirl look forward to the next episode in some movie sequels. But honestly most would have stood better if left as the awesome first movie they were. As for remakes, I’m at the age now where I’m seeing my childhood shows and movies redone casting the next generation, except Spiderman that gets rebooted what every other year? While some remakes are great fun others pale in comparison. So here’s my take on three from this summer.

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Wednesday Wildcard – Let’s Do It All Again and Again with Bill Murray!

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We all know this movie. If you don’t please get thee to Netflix, Amazon Prime, Google Play, iTunes, or wherever you get your movies now that Blockbuster is busted and see it. It is fabulous and for my money one of the best comedies ever. I’ve seen it more times than Phil in the movie re-lived February 2nd. Every time I belly laugh. It’s a rare thing to have a movie like that. So here’s to the books, poems, paintings, photos, movies, tv shows that always bring us joy. I’m going to share just a few of mine.  One that like Phil and February 2nd I repeat again and again.  Continue reading

Tuesday Thoughts – There’s Something Wrong With Aunt Diane

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I just watched this documentary about a tragic incident that had been on the edge of my awareness.  I was traveling when the accident occurred saw it on a monitor with news while waiting at an airport gate.  I like so many thought ‘oh so horrible’ and went on with my life.  You know tragedy like that changes lives but we never really see how.  Then I watched this. Continue reading