Monthly Archives: September 2014

Theme: AFI top 100; Week: Oct. 3-9/14

So back in 1997 the American Film Institute released a top 100 list of the greatest American movies ever made. They  update it every ten years and it’s interesting to compare it to IMDb’s top 250. I tend to agree … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life

As I said in my previous post, I love biopics. Everything from Malcolm X to Erin Brockovich, I find them fascinating. I like asking people who they think Hollywood would choose to play them in a movie about their life. For … Continue reading

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Theme: Biographies; Week: Sept 26-Oct 2/14

I love biographies. There are many great ones on the IMDb top 250, but these ones come the closest to showing the character’s life story, as opposed to a particular event in their lives (like The King’s Speech). Who would play … Continue reading

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The day I saw a dead body

Inspired by Stand By Me, which is based on Stephen King’s novella The Body, the following tale is my own experience of witnessing my first dead body. Actually, my second time you might find even more interesting. You be the … Continue reading

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Decade: 80’s; Week: Sept 19-25/14

Ah, the 80’s. Glad to see you back. Here are the options:     Raging Bull (1980, #111)   The Thing (1982, #166)   Stand by Me (1986, #182)

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To Learn Beauty, Look Closer

I am in a precarious situation. I am a movie fan and a parent at the same time. I remember how much I loved Dumb and Dumber in my early twenties. The bathroom humour (literal) and innuendo made me laugh … Continue reading

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Theme: Lessons Learned; Week: Sept 12-18/14

School starting is old news now, but seeing my kids head off to the place where they spend 35 hours a week (plus homework) always gives me high hopes for their learning experiences. As Leo Da Vinci put it, learning never … Continue reading

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