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We see this just before Christmas with friends while the big girls babysit.

We’ve been watching the old ones at home.  Getting the kids caught up on who Sean Connery was before he became Indiana Jones’ dad (Look, he was hot).  We are onto Roger Moore now.

Daniel Craig is great as Bond.  I loved this.

Adele’s theme song is brilliant.

 

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I am a big fan of Seth Rogen.  He’s funny laugh out loud and he’s clever, he’s smart.

So why this movie?  Where the hell did this come from?  Why did this 86 minutes of my life get taken away from me and get pooped on?  Why didn’t I stop at 36 minutes?  Forty two?  Fifty seven?

Ten?

I’m going to remember ’50/50′ Seth Rogen and take this other movie and erase it from my brain.  I’m not going to be mad.  I’m going to try to forget.

 

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coming home

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The night we spent at my parents, my kids slept in their spare room while my husband and I stayed in the rental suite. 

We said good night, went downstairs and made coffee and ate date squares and watched ‘Coming Home’.  It came out in 1978, directed by Hal Ashby, starring Jane Fonda and Jon Voight (they both won best acting Oscars for this movie).  Voight is a paralyzed war veteran, Fonda is the wife of a marine (Bruce Dern) who has just left to fight in Vietnam.  She volunteers at the veteran’s hospital and she meets Voight.

The soundtrack is killer (The Stones, The Beatles, Jefferson Airplane, Tim Buckley, Hendrix) but it does not steal focus; it lives in the story.  This movie makes no excuses.  It is beautiful and ugly, both, and when it ended, I actually felt like I was floating.  Carried away.  I didn’t know a movie could be made like this one.

Ashby directed Harold and Maude and Being There.  One of the most creative, sensitive, alone in his field directors, and very much of that time.   


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We go on a Pixar fest at home.  We watch the movies we’ve seen so many times before, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc and A Bug’s Life.

A Bug’s Life is particularly special.   My husband and I went to Ottawa for our honeymoon, stayed in a bed and breakfast, went to one of those most uncomfortable dinner theatre performances the first night.  The next afternoon, as we wandered the mall, we spotted A Bug’s Life at the theatre and went straight in, no discussion.

From here you all look like little ants.  I love this movie.

 

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