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Terms of (Not So Much) Endearment

Remember the 1983 movie “Terms of Endearment”? It was a classic tearjerker that I loved when I first saw it although now I’m not so crazy about as it’s yet another in an endless line of films where the mom dies. 780 more words


Review: The Choir

Title:                         The Choir

Certificate:               PG

Director:                   Francois Girard

Major Players:         Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates, Eddie Izzard

Out Of Five:             3

Music seems to have got under Dustin Hoffman’s skin in his later years, certainly as far as his films are concerned. 666 more words

Film Review

Leap Of Faith

Starring: Steve Martin, Debra Winger, Liam Neeson, Lolita Davidovich, Lukas Haas, Meat Loaf, Philip Seymour Hoffman, MC Gainey, LaChanze
Directed By: Richard Pearce

Well, obviously you can see the ending coming a mile away. 384 more words

Movie Review

Terms of Endearment

I don’t know why I expected this movie to be very sad. It’s really not- sure her father dies in the first few minutes and her marriage falls apart, but there’s something very balanced and real about the writing. 312 more words


Daily Dose: An Officer and a Gentleman and the I GOT NOWHERE ELSE TO GO Moment

The One-Line Summary: When Zachary “Zack” Mayo (Gere) comes to the Navy’s Aviation Officer Candidate School, he isn’t exactly cut out for the role, lacking real integrity and honor due to his seamy upbringing from a whore-chasing alcoholic father, so drill instructor Marine Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley (Gossett, Jr.) recognizes right away that “Mayo-naisse” is someone who needs some special attention, and by special attention I mean 13 weeks of in-your-face insults, shaming, borderline torture, verbal and physical abuse and all around dickishness to either get the deadbeat loser to quit or turn himself around and get up where he belongs (see what I did… 375 more words


Inspiration from a spiritual source

At church this morning, I copied down a congregational reading that resonated so strongly with me that it gave me an insight on one whole arc of the book (an over-arc really) being Janice’s cancer/healing/spiritual journey juxtaposed against her physical/outer space/career journey. 309 more words

Janice Voss

Urban Cowboy

Urban Cowboy (1980) Directed by James Bridges Written by Aaron Latham, James Bridges Starring: John Travolta, Debra Winger, Scott Glenn

When Bud (Travolta) arrives in Pasadena, Texas he’s looking to make a life for himself. 525 more words