Saturday, March 19, 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016

What the Beck???


Thought for the Day

“Smile and use kind words. Roald Dahl once said, “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” This is so true! Inner beauty always radiates out.”

                  (Katie Wickersham in Real  March 2016)

Bucket List Update
Academy Award Best Picture Nominated Movies

****I am so excited, because I have reached the halfway point in my goal to watch all 528 movies. (I recently added the 8 movies for 2015 - 520 seemed better to me - but I always achieve my goals, so 528 it is)

1943   The Human Comedy
       starring: Mickey Rooney, Marsha Hunt, Frank Morgan, Van                        Johnson, Donna Reed, James Craig.
       plot –  This story is set during WWII in Itasca, California. This                  family shows what a regular family who had already                    lost their Dad, weather the storm of living through a                    World War.
        I loved this movie. The acting was wonderful and I felt the               emotion about how hard it would be to have to deal with loss             during wartime.

1945   The Lost Weekend
       starring:  Ray Milland, Jane Wyman
       plot – Milland plays a raging alcoholic who demonstrated                     rage, depression, defeat, frustration and sadness as he                   lives each day to drink.
       Thank Heavens I do not have to deal with this addiction.                  Milland plays the part in such a believable way.

1951   An American in Paris
       starring: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron
       plot – a musical with amazing dancing. Boy sees girl, but she is                 already taken by someone else. They continue to fight                   their attraction, but give in at the end.
        This was a good movie, but I get tired of all of the long                   dancing scenes.

1954   The Caine Mutiny
       starring: Humphrey Bogart, Fred MacMurray, Van Johnson,                        Jose Ferrer
       plot – Bogart plays a mentally ill Capt. Queeg whose men rid                   him of command of a mine sweeper during WWII.
       This was a well acted movie that I really loved. Humphrey              Bogart was amazing in this role. This is a movie I hope to see            again.

1957   The Bridge Over the River Kwai
        starring: William Holden, Alec Guiness, Jack Hawkins
         plot – POWS have to build a bridge for the enemy.
       This was an OUTSTANDING movie. I can’t believe I was so                entranced the entire three hours. A fabulously written and               acted story.

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