Tag Archive: Movies

Aug 29

The Dreamers of Dreams

Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompas

I really know next to nothing about the man Gene Wilder who died today at the age of 83.   We are the music makers… and we are the dreamers of dreams. ~ Willy Wonka But I do know that he left an indelible glowing and warm memory in my childhood: that of Willy Wonka …

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May 28

Big Screen TVs Squashed by UHD

The Fellowship of the Ring on a Big Screen TV: Samsung UN75F8000 75-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D Ultra Slim Smart LED HDTV

Bigger is Better if You can Stand it When I was a kid, the “cool” place to sit in a movie theater was in the very back row. As I got older, I realized that defeated much of the purpose of going to the movies: a larger than life BIG screen experience. By sitting at …

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Jul 31

Drive-in

Funnel Cake and Drive-in speaker

I hadn’t been to a drive-in since my early twenties. That’s some time ago. With summer at hand, and a plan to take Friday July 24th off of work, we found ourselves free to stay out late on a Thursday night (avoiding crowds), so we headed out to the Moon Township ‘Dependable’ drive-in. We drove …

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Jan 28

The Desolation of Peter Jackson

The Shadow of the Past As part of my considerable Lord of the Rings collection, I have the Minds Eye audio adaptation of the books. In the first few chapters of the collection, the rendition includes Elves speaking. – Speaking with pitched Keebler Elves voices. At that moment, an aficionado of the book can instantly …

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Jul 31

The Amazing Spider-Man

The Amazing Spider-Man Movie - 2012

“Amazing” is an overstatement, but “New and Improved Spider-Man” works for me. I finally saw the movie last night, – my second attempt. (My first attempted failed because it was the premier night of Batman Rises and the theater failed to update their listings and the fact that they closed a theater that had been …

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