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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Summer movies for families.


An on-line article (7 must-see summer 2015 movies for every family) ranked the movie titles listed below. Most of them sound fun!
  1. Inside Out ◆ My six-year-old granddaughter talked about this movie for months before it finally released. She saw it last weekend and loved it, as did her parents and younger siblings. Animated emotions. I lived it during menopause, but still want to see the film.
  2. Shaun the Sheep  What??? This is coming to the big screen! My grandchildren introduced me to the clever TV show, and I look forward to the movie releasing in August.
  3. Batkid Begins  A documentary slated to hit the theaters this weekend. Not sure how I missed the news about San Francisco becoming Gotham City to grant a wish to a 5-year-old with cancer, Miles Scott, who wanted to be Batman for a day.
  4. Minions  Another animated film I look forward to! This one releases in July. I get a kick out of the minions in Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2, however, a different screenwriter wrote Minions, so hopefully the characters remain lovable.
  5. Paper Towns ◆ A mystery flick fit for teens due out July 24. The story sounds interesting, but I will wait for more information on content before deciding if it's a must-see for me.
  6. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. ◆ I'm interested in the movie, for sure, since I used to watch the TV series years ago… but, again…I await more information on the film content.
  7. Jurassic World  This one already opened, but it doesn't interest me. I posted about how the characters in Jurassic Park should say "no" to going again. (Nooooo! Say "no" to these things!) Well, I say "no" to seeing yet another Jurassic movie.
I added most of these movies to my busy summer plans. Laughing in an air conditioned theater sounds like a fun way to beat the heat.

Monday, June 1, 2015

June and July video prompts.

The deadline for May's video challenge passed with no submissions. That's okay. It was the first month of hosting the challenge, and hopefully it will grow. If you know anyone who might be interested in participating, please share the link to this page. 

Upcoming prompts:

June (Deadline: June 30, 2015)
A plot or subject of your choosing, but must end with the dialogue: "And that's how it happened."

July Deadline: (July 31, 2015)
Character: bus driver
Location: stairwell
Prop: camera

(You choose the storyline, but at some point we need to see a bus driver, a stairwell, and a camera. They do not need to appear at the same time or throughout the entire video.)

For guidelines (including the email address for submissions) click the Video Challenge button on the sidebar.

I look forward to viewing the videos!