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MOTW – Groundhog Day

February 2, 2018

Phil: Do you ever have déjà vu, Mrs. Lancaster?

Mrs. Lancaster: I don’t think so, but I could check with the kitchen.

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Since today is February 2nd and I am a few “Movie of the Week” posts behind, I decided that it was a good time to write about Groundhog Day. The IMDb entry is at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107048/.

Groundhog Day is one of the two movies starring Bill Murray that I picked as my MOTW selections. I have seen this movie many times and I highly recommend it. I am always left feeling positive and contemplative after watching it. Groundhog Day is a movie that challenges me to be a better person, to understand the meaning making of my own life, and to work to improve myself and the lives of others.

Here’s the original trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LFdjZnU57A. If you have never seen the movie, skip the trailer because it gives too much of the story away. Go get the DVD and watch it. We have a copy at the library.

For more Groundhog Day articles, you could read the Roger Ebert review at https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-groundhog-day-1993 and this one from the Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/feb/07/groundhog-day-perfect-comedy-for-ever.

 

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I randomized the list of 50 remaining movies with https://www.randomlists.com/random-numbers. Watch for a few more posts until I catch up.

Coming soon – Movie of the Week

January 6, 2018

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During 2018, I am going to do 52 posts about movies that have influenced my life. Some are great movies, some are dreck. They are films that either because of the content, timing in my life or both, have lingered in my psyche.

I am planning my first movie post for January 13th, but then there should be a new post weekly. At first, I was going to do them alphabetically, but I am going to use a random number generator to create the order of the posts.

I will try to include some links about the film for further discovery and fun.

Anansi Boys

January 4, 2018

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“The stories spread and as people tell them, the stories change the tellers because now they starting to dream about a whole new way to live.”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09ghv0c

I spent the morning listening to the BBC production of Anansi Boys. It was a great performance. You can listen to the link above for free for the next few weeks.

“Then Anansi comes along. Now If I started to tell you how clever and charming and cunning Anansi was, I could start today and not finish until next Thursday.”

Jacob Anderson, Grey Worm on Game of Thrones, plays Charlie Nancy. This link http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05qcprg is to him singing a song from the final episode.