Carol Says : Another good movie. It is based on the true story of when Elvis met Nixon. I checked and it said much of the info in the movie is actual. The man playing Elvis, to me, was not a good fit as he didn’t really look like Elvis. However, the acting was good, just didn’t really look like him. That aside, we really enjoyed the movie and got some good laughs – good. Not laughing at – but funny parts. And interesting. I was glad to learn that the used the facts they knew. We had to rent it from Netflix – worth it.
Elvis & Nixon (2016) – The untold true story behind the meeting between Elvis Presley, the King of Rock ‘n Roll, and President Richard Nixon, resulting in this revealing, yet humorous moment immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives.
Director: Liza Johnson
Writers: Joey Sagal (screenplay), Hanala Sagal (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Stars: Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey, Alex Pettyfer
Carol says: Saw the movie. Had read the book.
The movie opens our eyes to the PTSD Sully had after the crash, which I don’t recall him writing about in his book. But I read the book about 5 years ago, and I couldn’t tell you “what I did yesterday” (as they say), so, it might be in the book. I had not thought of that while watching him on Letterman and other interviews, as he seemed so calm and composed. How could anyone not have PTSD after that experience? The movie focused on his PTSD, the crash, and how the review board thought he made the wrong decision but that got figured out at the end of the movie. It is amazing how they simulated the crash. I recommend this movie.
About the Movie- SULLY © 2014 Warner Bros
On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger (Hanks) glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.
Actors Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney
Director Clint Eastwood – Screenwriter Todd Komarnicki
Carol Says – “Florence foster Jenkins. Be sure to watch. Starts a little slow, 15 into it, we are on our way. Very good. Seems to follow the real life story. And we did laugh, and we liked the people.”
The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.
Director: Stephen Frears
Writer: Nicholas Martin
Stars: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg
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Long time friends meet up – Joyce White, Andy Ponta, Jane Hallman, Jim Taylor, Marian Kinzler.
They all grew up together (OK, Joyce being the youngest). Jim comes to town each year for his annual family reunion. Jim is proud of his 91 years and we love hearing his stories of growing up in Downieville.
USFS Recreation employee Karlee Bolle takes a break for lunch.
The Grand Seduction – Good movie. Good acting.
The first 15 minutes start slow, but then I got wrapped up in it. It is a lovely, quirky, little movie and so enjoyable. Remember, it is just a movie. Just enjoy it! Carol
The Grand Seduction 2013 Movie
Residents of a small fishing community in Newfoundland charm a doctor into becoming the town’s full-time physician in order to secure a vital factory contract.
Original release date: September 8, 2013 Rating: PG-13 Genre: Comedy
Director: Don McKellar Running time: 113 mins
So, I woke up this morning and found Boo Boo Bear chowing down at the very top of my cherry tree. What is weird is, the cherries are still green…..yuk! As he/she descended down the tree it spotted me standing on the front porch with the camera. It got a very guilty look on its face and began to slowly walk across the lawn like, you really don’t see me cause I’m too stealthy. It’s a young bear, probably a year old. No other bears around, so I assume mom kicked it’s brown hairy butt out to fend for itself. Yep, came right to my cherry tree. How nice. Anyway, I’m sure it will be back for more. Stay tuned. Lou The Wild Kingdom Guy