Monthly Archives: July 2015

Pick your movie of the week: Musicals of the 80’s and 90’s (July 31-Aug 6/15)

Last time we showcased the musicals of the last two decades, and this time we focus on the 80’s and 90’s. Which is your pick for Movie of the Week? 1. Newsies (1992) 2. The Blues Brothers (1980) 3. Annie (1982)   Advertisements

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What do you want me to do? Dress in drag and do the hula?

When I was just 6 years old I figured out the sure-fire way to steal a show. At least at Halloween. Every year at my childhood school there was not just a class Halloween party, but a school-wide Halloween party. And … Continue reading

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Pick your movie of the week: the 50’s! (July 24-30/15)

Three classic films from a decade that was classic all on its own. Which one do you think should be our movie of the week? 1. Ben-Hur (1959, IMDb #186) 2. Some Like It Hot (1959, IMDb #111) 3. Singin’ in the Rain … Continue reading

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Saggy Pants and the Russian Circus: a lesson in crossing a culture

  In July of 1998 I had two incredible experiences, and they both happened in the span of two weeks. The first was a trip to Russia. The second was way better, but before I get to that one, I … Continue reading

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Pick your movie of the week: Akira Kurosawa! (July 17-23/15)

Ok, many of you are wondering, “Who the blazes is Akira Kurosawa??” He was a Japanese filmmaker, but you’re probably still wondering why these old movies of his are the theme this week. Well, he was highly influential in movie making … Continue reading

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Walking in a dystopian wonderland

Dystopia (dis-TOH-pee-uh) – a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding. As I said before, one of my daughter’s favourite movies is Divergent, and I have to agree is very good. And here is a cool thing … Continue reading

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Pick your movie of the week: Dystopian society! (July 10-16/15)

This week I watched Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part I with my wife and daughters. Thinking of this movie and how my daughter Erika loves the Divergent series (books and movie both) I thought this would be a good category to choose from. … Continue reading

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