Monday, December 10, 2018

Jigsaw puzzles.

Monday: Dialogue, Lines, or Quotes

In an earlier post titled Art is Subjective I wrote, "... I find satisfaction in balancing to the penny; it means I did something exactly right. It's either right or it's wrong. No guessing. No whims."

And that's why a particular line in the movie Puzzle (2018) resonates with me as Robert (Irrfan Khan) explains his attraction to jigsaw puzzles...
Robert
...There's nothing we can do to control anything. But when you complete a puzzle, when you finish it, you know you have made all the right choices. No matter how many wrong pieces you tried to fit into a wrong place, but at the very end, everything makes one perfect picture.
I, too, love putting together jigsaw puzzles and now I have deeper understanding as to why. Similar to balancing the budget to the penny, it's another area where I can do something exactly right. No guessing. No whims. That's refreshing.

(Click here for my review of Puzzle.)

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Something old turned new.

Wednesday: Point of View

I recently reviewed two wonderful movies (linked below) which seemed fresh in their respective genres despite having age-old plots.
Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another. (Voltaire)
Good story-tellers can turn something old into something new, but I get a chuckle out of this comedy sketch...

Studio C: Teddy's Story Joint


Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it. (C.S. Lewis)
I certainly enjoy films that keep me guessing, but I also appreciate movies with their own spin on tried and true plots. How about you?



Links to the reviews referenced above:

  • Alpha (2018) - similar to other adventure stories and worth watching.
  • Crazy Rich Asians (2018) - similar to other romantic comedies and lots of fun!


Monday, November 12, 2018

Habit interrupted.

Monday: Dialogue, Lines, or Quotes

(I originally posted this on September 10, 2012 and, sadly, it still applies.)
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.  ~Jim Ryun
Life keeps kicking the snot out of my writing habits. Why does it feel like once habit is interrupted, it takes forever to get it back? Today I need both: motivation and habit.


Monday, September 24, 2018

Keep playing.

Monday: Dialogue, Lines, or Quotes

I recently reviewed the movie Tag (2018) for ClearPlay. It won't go down on my list of favorite comedies, but I'm glad I had the chance to watch the filtered version. The movie is based on an actual group of friends who have been playing an annual game of tag for decades. I don't know if the real Tag Brothers use this quote by George Bernard Shaw, but the movie characters are inspired by it:
We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.  
Looking around my office I see my hula hoop, coloring books, jacks, and marbles reminding me it's playtime! I hope to never grow old.

(Click here for my review of Tag.)

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Take 38: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Tuesday: My "take" on a film.




I read the book by the same title several years ago and had difficulty getting into the story due to its format -- a series of letters from multiple correspondents. I'm glad I persevered in reading it since it turned out to be a beautiful story. 

When Goodreads recently sent an email announcing the movie is available on Netflix, I was thrilled.

Set shortly after World War II, Elizabeth McKenna (Jessica Brown Findlay) is a published author living in London. She receives an unexpected letter from a stranger living on Guernsey Island, Dawsey Adams (Michiel Huisman). He belongs, he tells her, to The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society--a book club. 

Intrigued by the name of the group, Elizabeth corresponds with Dawsey and learns how the club was formed and named under a peculiar circumstance during the German occupation. Sensing a story, Elizabeth packs a bag and her typewriter and heads to Guernsey Island where she grows fond of the land and people.

The movie is much easier to follow than the book and still contains the delightful story.

Trailer: The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

Notes on content:
  • No nudity or sex.
  • No profanity.
  • Small amount of violence shown, and some violence not shown but understood in narrations of the war.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Opportunities for growth.

Monday: Dialogue, Lines, or Quotes

Challenges, difficulties in life, give opportunities for growth. We have divine attributes (humility, charity, compassion, hope, faith...) that stay dormant when we don't use them. Consider patience for example. If I pray for patience, I can expect to have situations arise to sorely vex me. This is not due to God's sense of humor (which He does have, by the way). This is because I already have the attribute but it's weak from lack of use, so when I pray for patience I'm given opportunities to exercise it.

When life throws a curveball, perhaps it's time for one of my dormant attributes to step up to the plate, so to speak.

Consider the following dialogue from The Miracle Season (2018) (based on a true story)...

Grief nearly destroys a high school volleyball team after their captain (Caroline "Line" Found) dies in a tragic accident. In this scene, Kelley (Line's best friend) and her mother converse.

KELLEY (Erin Moriarty)
Brez thinks that people are looking
to me to keep the team going.

MOTHER (Carolyn Adair)
Well, what do you think?

KELLEY
I think that Line could do it if it was her,
but I'm not as strong as her.

MOTHER
Line brought out your inner strength.
She really did. But, remember,
you can't bring out something
that isn't already there.

Have you faced a challenge and discovered strength or other attributes deep within?


(Click here for my review of this film.)

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

A stand for concessions

Wednesday: Point of View

Image from storyblocks.com
A friend told me about going to the movie theater three times in one week and quipped, "That's a lot of popcorn!"

There's something about popcorn and movies. They go so well together.

However, I don't always get popcorn at the theater, because... well, it's not that great. Too dry and salty, so I add the unnatural butter-flavored stuff and end up feeling nauseated from the oil.

That's why I only purchase theater popcorn when I am desperately hungry or have the illusion that it will taste good this time.

And I feel bad about that because... well, I don't eat candy and I don't drink soda so that means all the theater gets from my wallet is the price of admission.

That sounds like a good thing, right? It's a good thing for my personal health, but not for the health of the local cinema. You see, concession sales keep movie theaters in business and I happen to like movie theaters!

Now. Here's my stand for concessions: I make scrumptious popcorn. That's right... homemade, stove-top, pan-popped kernels made with coconut oil and drizzled with real butter, and it's against my principles to sneak it into the theater but I would gladly pay the theater for the privilege to bring it in. They would still make money to stay in business and I would get to eat the good stuff! Win-win!

I'm curious. Am I alone in this? Would you be willing to pay a concession fee to bring in your own popcorn?

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Take 37: Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont

Tuesday: My "take" on a film.





One chance meeting. Two changed lives.

Mrs. Palfrey (Joan Plowright) moves to London and books a room at the Claremont, a residential hotel-style retirement center. Her grandson also lives in the city, but he doesn't return her calls. With a literal misstep, she stumbles into an endearing friendship with a young man, Ludo (Rupert Friend). She invites him to dine with her at the Claremont and when the quirky residents learn she will have a young male guest, they assume it is her "mythical" grandson... and she doesn't correct them.

Thanks to Leonard Maltin's 151 Best Movies You've Never Seen for recommending this lovely film. He states, "If you refuse to accept the premise that a man in his twenties could express genuine friendship for a woman in her seventies, this is not your kind of story."

Well, I accept that premise, especially when I reflect on the young whipper snappers who befriended me when I returned to school at age fifty. Besides, Mrs. Palfrey is kind, gentle, and wise...

MRS. PALFREY
But, you know, things are meant to happen.
Destiny might lead us to the path, but the
rest of it is up to us. Always remember to
make the most of every moment. It's the
single most important lesson of my life.

...I want her for my grandmother and friend, too!

Notes on content:
  • No profanity.
  • No violence.
  • A young man and his girlfriend are shown in bed together, kissing, with bare upper bodies visible but no private parts revealed. Also a scene with a bare-chested young man sitting at a desk, typing.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Writing deep.

Monday: Dialogue, Lines, or Quotes

I reviewed the movie I Can Only Imagine (2018) for ClearPlay. A tagline for the film states: The song you know. The story you don't. 

And what a difference that story makes!

Telling a painful story is not an easy task. I know, because I'm working on mine at a pace that a snail could zoom past.

The following scene hit me with power and still lingers on my mind... the band's manager, Scott Brickell (Trace Adkins), confronts the lead singer, Bart (J. Michael Finley), who is ready to give up.

BRICKELL
Let me ask you something, Bart.
What're you running from? 

BART
My dad. He, uh -- he --

BRICKELL
He beat you, didn't he? 
Ya ain't got no poker face, kid.

BART
And I carry that. I have to live
with that. You know? I always will.

BRICKELL
Then write about it. Stop running from it.
Let that pain become your inspiration.
And then you'll have something people
can believe in. But to do that, you got
to face your fears, son.

Bart followed that wise advice and it led him to write the song I Can Only Imagine which became a multi-platinum hit.

I was not abused by my father but can relate to Bart's story in other ways and I appreciate movie dialogue that prods me.

How about you? Do you have a story that needs told? Do you have a difficult time facing those fears or writing deep?

(For my ClearPlay review of the film, click here.)

Friday, June 29, 2018

Salad dressing on the side.

Friday: Comic Relief

Humor abounds in Peter Rabbit (2018), and as one who struggles with weight loss, I got a kick out of this...


BENJAMIN BUNNY
I'm still so out of shape.

PETER RABBIT
How's it working with the putting
the dressing on the side?

BENJAMIN BUNNY
Good. But, I don't understand why it's
healthier to drink it all at once.



Monday, June 25, 2018

Part of a divine design.

Monday: Dialogue, Lines, or Quotes

I love when dialogue resonates.

In the film A Wrinkle in Time (2018), Meg (Storm Reid) experiences discomfort and pain when she "tessers" (goes from one dimension to another) and Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey) probes into Meg's reasons, stating that perhaps she wishes to return as someone other than herself. Meg wonders if it's possible, maybe she could return as someone she would like.

The profound response:
MRS. WHICH
Do you realize how many events and choices that had to occur since the birth of the universe... leading to the making of you... just exactly the way you are?

(Click here for my review of the film.)

Friday, May 25, 2018

Not a money pit... so far.

It's Friday and I need a good laugh.

As mentioned in the previous post, we recently moved. While searching for a home, the realtor asked me what features I hoped for and I told him the only deal-breaker would be a fixer upper. We had one of those in Tennessee some years back and I swore I would never do that again. I'm older now, and tireder.

And yet, a fixer upper is what we bought. Why? Because I fell in love with the office where I now sit surrounded by newly painted walls and unpacked boxes.

Thankfully the house mainly needs cosmetic work, and we saved enough on the price of the home that we could afford a contractor to take care of some of it before we moved in. (Who invented popcorn ceilings, by the way?)

Still, our first week here had some glitches. It took several phone calls and a couple visits by a technician to get cable and internet working. We have a temperamental loud ceiling fan that runs only when it wants to, a washing machine that walks across the floor during the spin cycle, a fridge that keeps things luke-cool (not warm but not cold), and a busted water softener that flooded the garage.

But I'm loving it here. And whenever I think less than kind thoughts about our fixer upper, I remind myself it could be worse. It could be...

"The Money Pit... If they've got what it takes, it's going to take everything they've got."

 Fandanago Movieclips Classic Trailers: The Money Pit (1986)

So far our home is not a money pit, but I gotta tell ya... as I waded into the pond of water in the garage, my anxiety level lowered greatly when I mimicked Walter's (Tom Hanks) laugh...

(The laugh begins around 2:17.)
Fandango Movieclips: Walter's Laugh 

Friday, May 11, 2018

Reflections 2018 A to Z Challenge



I can barely type, my knuckles are stiff from packing boxes. An unexpected opportunity to move to Arizona came upon us and we seized it. The past several weeks contained a flurry of semi-controlled chaos. Traveling back and forth between Utah and Arizona. Selling a condo, buying a house. Purging junk and packing stuff.

Luckily, I had my blog posts ready and scheduled... that's the only way I was able to complete the April Blogging from A to Z Challenge. However, I had very little time to visit other blogs and leave comments, and I really missed that!

This was my fourth consecutive year of participating in the A to Z Challenge, and I plan to jump in again next year. I have April 2019 blocked off... but so was April 2018 and look what happened. Life!

The physical move happens this week, followed by unpacking. At least I won't be under a time crunch, meaning, maybe I'll be unpacked by next year's challenge!

Monday, April 30, 2018

Guess the movies from the taglines: Z

Blogging from A to Z Challenge
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Tagline... you're it! 

I'll give the taglines, you guess the movie titles.


Hint #1: today's movies start with the letter...


(Spoiler alert: these are linked to the IMDb list of taglines for the movie.)


Theater 1
3% body fat. 1% brain activity.

Theater 2
They're going to save the world... as long as they're home for dinner.

Theater 3
There's more than one way to lose your life to a killer.

Theater 4
The gave all they had to save all they could.


Another hint coming up...




Hint #2: The taglines belong to these movies...

A. Zodiac (2007)
C. Zoolander (2001)
D. Zoom (2006)

(Not all movies referenced during this challenge are quality films, but I appreciate their witty taglines.)

Answers coming up...




Answers:
Theater 1: C
Theater 2: D
Theater 3: A
Theater 4: B

How did you do? Have you seen any of the movies? Which one is your favorite? Which tagline is your favorite?

I've seen The Zookeeper's Wife and Zoom. 

My favorite of the taglines: 3% body fat. 1% brain activity.

My favorite of the movies: The Zookeeper's Wife. (Click here for my review.)


Saturday, April 28, 2018

Guess the movies from the taglines: Y

Blogging from A to Z Challenge
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Tagline... you're it! 

I'll give the taglines, you guess the movie titles.


Hint #1: today's movies start with the letter...


(Spoiler alert: these are linked to the IMDb list of taglines for the movie.)


Theater 1
One word can change everything.

Theater 2
Lather. Rinse. Save the world.

Theater 3
Meet your ancestors.

Theater 4
What doesn't kill you... is going to marry your brother.



Another hint coming up...




Hint #2: The taglines belong to these movies...

A. Year One (2009)
B. Yes Man (2008)
C. You Again (2010)

(Not all movies referenced during this challenge are quality films, but I appreciate their witty taglines.)

Answers coming up...




Answers:
Theater 1: B
Theater 2: D
Theater 3: A
Theater 4: C

How did you do? Have you seen any of the movies? Which one is your favorite? Which tagline is your favorite?

I've seen Yes Man and You Again.

My favorite of the taglines: What doesn't kill you... is going to marry your brother.

My favorite of the movies: Neither of the two I've seen are memorable enough to list as a favorite.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Guess the movies from the taglines: X

Blogging from A to Z Challenge
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Tagline... you're it! 

I'll give the taglines, you guess the movie titles.


Hint #1: today's movies start with the letter...


(Spoiler alert: these are linked to the IMDb list of taglines for the movie.)


Theater 1
If you want someone to save the world, make sure it's someone who likes the world as it is.

Theater 2
Trust a few. Fear the rest.

Theater 3
Take your greatest fear and multiply it by X.

Theater 4
Where time stops and the magic never ends.




Another hint coming up...




Hint #2: The taglines belong to these movies...

A. The X-Files (1998)
B. X-Men (2000)
C. xXx (2002)
D. Xanadu (1980)

(Not all movies referenced during this challenge are quality films, but I appreciate their witty taglines.)

Answers coming up...




Answers:
Theater 1: C
Theater 2: B
Theater 3: A
Theater 4: D

How did you do? Have you seen any of the movies? Which one is your favorite? Which tagline is your favorite?

I've seen X-Men and xXx (Click here for my review of xXx and xXx: State of the Union.)

My favorite of the taglines: Frankly, none of them grab me, but I had limited choices for movies starting with X.

My favorite of the movies: Of the two I've seen, X-Men.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Guess the movies from the taglines: W

Blogging from A to Z Challenge

Tagline... you're it! 

I'll give the taglines, you guess the movie titles.


Hint #1: today's movies start with the letter...


(Spoiler alert: these are linked to the IMDb list of taglines for the movie.)


Theater 1
You can't try and blend in, when you were born to stand out.

Theater 2
After 700 years of doing what he was built for - he'll discover what he's meant for.

Theater 3
Four guys from the suburbs hit the road... and the road hit back.

Theater 4
Instant hero. Just add water.


Another hint coming up...




Hint #2: The taglines belong to these movies...

A. WALL-E (2008)
B. The Waterboy (1998)
C. Wild Hogs (2007)
D. Wonder (2017)

(Not all movies referenced during this challenge are quality films, but I appreciate their witty taglines.)

Answers coming up...




Answers:
Theater 1: D
Theater 2: A
Theater 3: C
Theater 4: B

How did you do? Have you seen any of the movies? Which one is your favorite? Which tagline is your favorite?

I've seen all four movies. 

My favorite of the taglines: Four guys from the suburbs hit the road... and the road hit back.

My favorite of the movies: They are all good, but Wonder wins. (Click here for my review.)

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Guess the movies from the taglines: V

Blogging from A to Z Challenge
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Tagline... you're it! 

I'll give the taglines, you guess the movie titles.


Hint #1: today's movies start with the letter...


(Spoiler alert: these are linked to the IMDb list of taglines for the movie.)


Theater 1
[Actor] and [Actor] are building a bridge between two cultures... even if no one wants it.

Theater 2
The coast is toast.

Theater 3
A comedy that goes first class.

Theater 4
History's most unlikely friendship.


Another hint coming up...




Hint #2: The taglines belong to these movies...

A. Victoria & Abdul (2017)
B. View from the Top (2003)
C. Volcano (1997)
D. Volunteers (1985)

(Not all movies referenced during this challenge are quality films, but I appreciate their witty taglines.)

Answers coming up...




Answers:
Theater 1: D
Theater 2: C
Theater 3: B
Theater 4: A

How did you do? Have you seen any of the movies? Which one is your favorite? Which tagline is your favorite?

I've haven't seen Victoria & Abdul. I hope to see it soon.

My favorite of the taglines: The coast is toast. Catchy phrase.

My favorite of the movies: Maybe later when I see Victoria & Abdul, it will take top spot, but for now my favorite of these films is View from the Top. I was pleasantly surprised by this movie and enjoyed it more than I expected to.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Guess the movies from the taglines: U

Blogging from A to Z Challenge
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Tagline... you're it! 

I'll give the taglines, you guess the movie titles.


Hint #1: today's movies start with the letter...


(Spoiler alert: these are linked to the IMDb list of taglines for the movie.)



Theater 1
You won't come up for air until it's over!

Theater 2
Some things are only revealed by accident.

Theater 3
1,000,000 tons. 100,000 lives. 100 minutes.

Theater 4
It's not a dead end if it takes you somewhere you needed to go.


Another hint coming up...




Hint #2: The taglines belong to these movies...

A. U-571 (2000)
B. Unbreakable (2000)
C. Unconditional (2012)
D. Unstoppable (2010)

(Not all movies referenced during this challenge are quality films, but I appreciate their witty taglines.)

Answers coming up...




Answers:
Theater 1: A
Theater 2: B
Theater 3: D
Theater 4: C

How did you do? Have you seen any of the movies? Which one is your favorite? Which tagline is your favorite?

Another tough letter for movies and taglines. Titles are so similar... un-this and un-that... it's hard to keep them straight.  I've seen U-571 and Unbreakable.

My favorite of the taglines: Some things are only revealed by accident. Fits the movie perfectly

My favorite of the movies: Of the two I've seen, U-571 is my favorite, but I really liked Unbreakable too.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Guess the movies from the taglines: T

Blogging from A to Z Challenge
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Tagline... you're it! 

I'll give the taglines, you guess the movie titles.


Hint #1: today's movies start with the letter...


(Spoiler alert: these are linked to the IMDb list of taglines for the movie.)


Theater 1
You can't handle the tooth.

Theater 2
On the air. Unaware.

Theater 3
When he said I do, he never said what he did.

Theater 4
The thing that won't die, in the nightmare that won't end.


Another hint coming up...




Hint #2: The taglines belong to these movies...

A. The Terminator (1984)
B. Tooth Fairy (2010)
C. True Lies (1994)
D. The Truman Show (1998)

(Not all movies referenced during this challenge are quality films, but I appreciate their witty taglines.)

Answers coming up...




Answers:
Theater 1: B
Theater 2: D
Theater 3: C
Theater 4: A

How did you do? Have you seen any of the movies? Which one is your favorite? Which tagline is your favorite?

I've only seen the last quarter of Tooth Fairy, but I've seen all of the others.

My favorite of the taglines: When he said I do, he never said what he did.

My favorite of the movies: The Truman Show (Such an interesting concept!) 

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Guess the movies from the taglines: S

Blogging from A to Z Challenge
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Tagline... you're it! 

I'll give the taglines, you guess the movie titles.


Hint #1: today's movies start with the letter...


(Spoiler alert: these are linked to the IMDb list of taglines for the movie.)


Theater 1
What if someone you never met, someone you never saw, someone you never knew was the only someone for you?

Theater 2
Laugh. Cry. Share the pants.

Theater 3
For years, lines have been drawn... and then colored in yellow.

Theater 4
What does it take to find a lost love? A. Money B. Luck C. Smarts D. Destiny



Another hint coming up...




Hint #2: The taglines belong to these movies...

A. The Simpsons Movie (2007)
D. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

(Not all movies referenced during this challenge are quality films, but I appreciate their witty taglines.)

Answers coming up...




Answers:
Theater 1: C
Theater 2: B
Theater 3: A
Theater 4: D

How did you do? Have you seen any of the movies? Which one is your favorite? Which tagline is your favorite?

I've seen all of these movies.

My favorite of the taglines: For years, lines have been drawn... and then colored in yellow.

My favorite of the movies: Slumdog Millionaire

Friday, April 20, 2018

Guess the movies from the taglines: R

Blogging from A to Z Challenge
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Tagline... you're it! 

I'll give the taglines, you guess the movie titles.


Hint #1: today's movies start with the letter...


(Spoiler alert: these are linked to the IMDb list of taglines for the movie.)


Theater 1
Pals forever. If they can get past today.

Theater 2
Go ahead. Have the cheeseburger.

Theater 3
Still armed. Still dangerous. Still got it.

Theater 4
He's going to the wildest, most magical place on earth... home.



Another hint coming up...




Hint #2: The taglines belong to these movies...

A. RED (2010)
B. Repo Men (2010)
C. Rio (2011)
D. Rush Hour (1998) 

(Not all movies referenced during this challenge are quality films, but I appreciate their witty taglines.)

Answers coming up...




Answers:
Theater 1: D
Theater 2: B
Theater 3: A
Theater 4: C

How did you do? Have you seen any of the movies? Which one is your favorite? Which tagline is your favorite?

Out of these four movies, I haven't seen Repo Men

My favorite of the taglines: Because of Repo Men's concept (they repossess organ transplants if you fall behind on payments), I like their tagline... Go ahead. Have the cheeseburger.

My favorite of the movies: RED 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Guess the movies from the taglines: Q

Blogging from A to Z Challenge
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Tagline... you're it! 

I'll give the taglines, you guess the movie titles.


Hint #1: today's movies start with the letter...


(Spoiler alert: these are linked to the IMDb list of taglines for the movie.)


Theater 1
He traded in his three-piece suit for a ten-speed and the streets.

Theater 2
Fifty million people watched, but no one saw a thing.

Theater 3
In this town, you're either one or the other.

Theater 4
Tradition prepared her. Change will define her.


Another hint coming up...




Hint #2: The taglines belong to these movies...

A. The Queen (2006)
C. Quicksilver (1986)
D. Quiz Show (1994)

(Not all movies referenced during this challenge are quality films, but I appreciate their witty taglines.)

Answers coming up...




Answers:
Theater 1: C
Theater 2: D
Theater 3: B
Theater 4: A

How did you do? Have you seen any of the movies? Which one is your favorite? Which tagline is your favorite?

I've only seen The Queen and The Quiz Show.

My favorite of the taglines: Fifty million people watched, but no one saw a thing. But I like the way In this town, you're either one or the other ties into the title... you're either quick or dead.

My favorite of the movies: Out of the two I've seen... The Queen. I also read the screenplay.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Guess the movies from the taglines: P

Blogging from A to Z Challenge
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Tagline... you're it! 

I'll give the taglines, you guess the movie titles.


Hint #1: today's movies start with the letter...


(Spoiler alert: these are linked to the IMDb list of taglines for the movie.)


Theater 1
Not your garden variety hero.

Theater 2
The story of an underdog. And his dog.

Theater 3
Having a wonderful time, wish I were here.

Theater 4
What he really wanted was to spend Thanksgiving with his family. What he got was three days with the turkey.


Another hint coming up...




Hint #2: The taglines belong to these movies...

A. The Peanuts Movie (2015)
B. Peter Rabbit (2018)

(Not all movies referenced during this challenge are quality films, but I appreciate their witty taglines.)

Answers coming up...




Answers:
Theater 1: B
Theater 2: A
Theater 3: D
Theater 4: C

How did you do? Have you seen any of the movies? Which one is your favorite? Which tagline is your favorite?

I've only seen two of the four (The Peanuts Movie and Planes, Trains & Automobiles). I hope to see Peter Rabbit soon.

My favorite of the taglines: They are all witty, so it's hard to choose. What he really wanted was to spend Thanksgiving with his family. What he got was three days with the turkey. 

My favorite of the movies: Maybe that's my favorite tagline because Planes, Trains & Automobiles is my favorite of the movies. I caught an edited version on television and laughed myself silly.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Guess the movies from the taglines: O

Blogging from A to Z Challenge
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Tagline... you're it! 

I'll give the taglines, you guess the movie titles.


Hint #1: today's movies start with the letter...


(Spoiler alert: these are linked to the IMDb list of taglines for the movie.)


Theater 1
When you weigh four tons, it's hard to be a secret weapon.

Theater 2
She was having a perfectly bad day... Then he came along and spoiled it.

Theater 3
They have a plan, but not a clue.

Theater 4
He's one cell of a guy, and his partner's a real pill.


Another hint coming up...




Hint #2: The taglines belong to these movies...

B. One Fine Day (1996)
D. Osmosis Jones (2001)

(Not all movies referenced during this challenge are quality films, but I appreciate their witty taglines.)

Answers coming up...




Answers:
Theater 1: C
Theater 2: B
Theater 3: A
Theater 4: D

How did you do? Have you seen any of the movies? Which one is your favorite? Which tagline is your favorite?

I've seen all four. 

My favorite of the taglines: He's one cell of a guy, and his partner's a real pill. (Clever tie-in to the story.)

My favorite of the movies: O Brother, Where Art Thou? And One Fine Day comes in second. Both star George Clooney, but don't read anything into that (okay, well, maybe...)!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Guess the movies from the taglines: N

Blogging from A to Z Challenge
(Click here for my theme reveal.)

Tagline... you're it! 

I'll give the taglines, you guess the movie titles.


Hint #1: today's movies start with the letter...


(Spoiler alert: these are linked to the IMDb list of taglines for the movie.)


Theater 1
His life just got put on paws.

Theater 2
He's not lean. He's not mean. He's nacho average hero.

Theater 3
You'll learn to love her. Warts and all. 

Theater 4
He's out to prove he's got nothing to prove.


Another hint coming up...




Hint #2: The taglines belong to these movies...

A. Nacho Libre (2006)
B. Nanny McPhee (2005)
C. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
D. Nine Lives (2016)

(Not all movies referenced during this challenge are quality films, but I appreciate their witty taglines.)

Answers coming up...




Answers:
Theater 1: D
Theater 2: A
Theater 3: B
Theater 4: C

How did you do? Have you seen any of the movies? Which one is your favorite? Which tagline is your favorite?

If I watched Nanny McPhee, I don't remember it, but I've seen the others.

My favorite of the taglines: His life just got put on paws. (It fits the movie's concept spot-on.)

My favorite of the movies: Napoleon Dynamite. I watched nearly 3/4 of the movie before I caught the humor the first time I watched. So I immediately watched it again and howled with laughter throughout.