Review of The Day After Tomorrow – Silly climate change

day-after-tomorrow-frozen-statue-of-libertyPlot: The plot is outlandish. Climate change hits with a vengeance. A hole in the atmosphere opens up and a vaccum is created where the cold of space is funneled down into earth. The instant cold acts like a super freezer and everything is frozen. It stars Randy Quaid as the father of Jake Gyllenhaal. I’m not a Jake fan, so I didn’t really like his character.

Quaid plays a climatologist who is sounding a warning of future problems. In typical fashion, the government doesn’t listen to him until tornadoes tear through Los Angeles, California. Yeah, tornadoes. Problem is it’s too late to do anything about it.

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Free kids movies this summer

free-kids-movies-photoGoing to the movies was much easier when I was a kid. You didn’t have 14 choices at the local theater, you had two.

They were always times so that the adults could watch one movie and then the kids another.

Things change, but even when my daughter was young, the local theater would run Saturday morning specials. Older movies shown at a reduced rate, but it was great to spend time with my daughter.

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The list of the best teenage movies produced

teenage-movie-awardsNational Public Radio (NPR) recently published a list of their top teenage movies. It’s an odd assortment of movies, but it’s representative of a great swath across generations.

I’m an 80′s child, so I’ve always thought of teenage movies to be an invention for my generation. I know it’s silly to think that, but with John Hughes , you have the perfect mastermind. The following is the list and my comments about the movies.

  • Bernadine: I have never seen it, nor have I heard of it.
  • Love Letters in the Sand: Ditto. You’d think I’d know more about these movies.
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The Terminal – Tom Hanks lives in an airport

the-terminal-airport-mall-photoOne could easily make the argument that Tom Hanks is over exposed. Sure, he’s a great actor, but all the movies. This is especially true when he plays oddballs. In The Terminal he plays Viktor Navorski from the country of Krakozhia. He ends up being trapped in a New York airport due to his passport being invalid. Yes, it was valid when he left his country, but by the time he landed in the US his country was overthrown.

I had no idea customs worked like that.

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Movie Review – French Kiss (Meg Ryan, Kevin Kline)

meg-ryan-gas-fartAn interesting selection as the first movie reviewed on this site. Believe me, I didn’t choose it, it chose me. Chose me as in I Tivoed it and it was playing.

Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline star in this romantic comedy about a woman who is on a mission. A mission to France to hunt down her former fiance who thinks the grass is greener with another woman. The former fiance is played by Timothy Hutton, which is an odd casting choice.

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