A to Z Challenge – Saving Mr. Banks

Saving Mr. Banks 2013 Directed by John Lee Hancock Quick synopsis... Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson bring to life the untold story behind Walt Disney's 20-year effort to transform the beloved book "Mary Poppins" into one of the most treasured movie classics of all time. This really is an interesting movie for me. There's so … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Saving Mr. Banks

My Favorite Movies #28 – Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump 1994 Directed by Robert Zemeckis Quick synopsis... Forrest Gump, a simpleminded man, finds himself in the middle of nearly every major event of the 1960s and '70s. Along the way, he makes friends, changes lives and yearns for his childhood sweetheart, Jenny. You know, I'm not certain what it is about this film … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #28 – Forrest Gump

My Favorite Movies #48 – Apollo 13

Apollo 13 1995 Directed by Ron Howard Quick Synopsis... Technical troubles scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1971, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew in director Ron Howard's chronicle of this true-life story, which turns a failed journey into a thrilling saga of heroism. This movie is based on actual events. … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #48 – Apollo 13

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 – Big

Big 1988 Directed by Penny Marshall Quick Synopsis... A 12-year-old yearns to be a grown-up, and when he makes that wish at a fortunetelling machine, he awakes the next morning as a 30-year-old man. He lands a job at a toy company, but despite his success, he finds himself pining for all he left behind. What … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Big

My Favorite Movies #61 – A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own 1992 Directed by Penny Marshall Netflix says... Two small-town sisters join an all-female baseball league formed when World War II brings professional baseball to a standstill. As their team hits the road with its drunken coach, the siblings find troubles and triumphs on and off the field. Remember how I'm doing … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #61 – A League of Their Own

10 Movies I’m Anticipating in 2019

I love movies. And I’ve taken time to look ahead at the year to come. There are a lot of movies coming out that I’m going to want to see when they hit theaters. However, I’m not made of money. And I discontinued my subscription to MoviePass toward the end of last year. So there’s … Continue reading 10 Movies I’m Anticipating in 2019

My Favorite Movies #70 – Sleepless in Seattle

Sleepless in Seattle 1993 Directed by Nora Ephron Netflix says... Fate and a tenacious 8-year-old boy conspire to unite lovelorn widower Sam Baldwin and unhappily engaged journalist Annie Reed in this Oscar-nominated romantic comedy inspired by the 1957 classic An Affair to Remember. Last week, I snarkily stated that You've Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle are back … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #70 – Sleepless in Seattle

My Favorite Movies #71 – You’ve Got Mail

You've Got Mail 1998 Directed by Nora Ephron Netflix says... In this valentine to modern romance, book superstore magnate Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) and independent book shop owner Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) fall in love in the anonymity of the Internet -- both blissfully unaware that he's trying to put her out of business. Director Nora … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #71 – You’ve Got Mail

My Favorite Movies #88 – Toy Story

Toy Story 1995 Directed by John Lasseter Netflix says: Cowboy-toy Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks) feels threatened when overblown space ranger Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) arrives with a suitcase full of bells and whistles. But both dolls are lost when the family moves–and finding their way home is only half the adventure. Director John Lasseter … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #88 – Toy Story