My Favorite Movies #24 – Parenthood

Parenthood 1989 Directed by Ron Howard Quick synopsis... Director Ron Howard teams with Steve Martin for a heartwarming comedy about life's most rewarding occupation: parenthood. Gil (Martin) and Karen Buckman (Mary Steenburgen) are facing the age-old dilemma of trying to raise their children the "right" way. But as Gil and the rest of his clan (including … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #24 – Parenthood

A to Z Challenge – The Journey of Natty Gann

The Journey of Natty Gann 1985 Directed by Jeremy Kagan Quick synopsis... America is in the depths of the Great Depression. Families drift apart when faraway jobs beckon. In this masterful, atmospheric adventure, a courageous young girl confronts overwhelming odds when she embarks on a cross-country search for her father. I know I watched this … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – The Journey of Natty Gann

My Favorite Movies #54 – Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan 1998 Directed by Steven Spielberg Quick Synopsis... As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger Capt. John Miller and seven of his men are ordered to penetrate German-held territory and bring the man home. I'm pretty sure Saving Private … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #54 – Saving Private Ryan

A to Z Challenge – We Bought a Zoo

We Bought a Zoo 2011 Directed by Cameron Crowe Quick Synopsis... In this adaptation of Benjamin Mee's memoir about buying and saving a run-down zoo, the locale shifts from Britain to southern California. However, the wacky spirit of the original is retained, complete with escaped tigers and a zoo crew of misfits. Meet the Mee family. … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – We Bought a Zoo

A to Z Challenge – Passengers

Passengers 2016 Directed by Morten Tyldum Quick Synopsis... During the 120-year journey of the "Starship Avalon" to a distant planetary colony, a computer glitch rouses mechanic Jim Preston from hibernation decades ahead of schedule. Desperate for company, Preston wakes up female journalist Aurora Lane. This movie really had so much going for it. I mean, it … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Passengers

A to Z Challenge – The Intern

The Intern 2015 Directed by Nancy Meyers Quick Synopsis... Agreeing to participate in a community outreach program, e-commerce entrepreneur Jules Ostin hires a 70-year-old intern -- who ends up bringing his special brand of business savvy to her fashion enterprise. This is one of those really touching movies that kind of makes you want to appreciate … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – The Intern

A to Z Challenge – Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams 1989 Directed by Phil Alden Robinson Quick Synopsis... Kevin Costner stars as an Iowa farmer who hears a mysterious voice telling him to turn his cornfield into a baseball diamond. He does, but the voice's directions don't stop -- even after the spirits of deceased ballplayers turn up to play. James Earl Jones … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Field of Dreams