Here we go…I started this on the 6th and am finally posting it. Oh well...hahaaa
This is a true story based on an African American man sent to France for formal education when he shows an amazing ability with the violin to his white Americanslave owner dad. He could create music as well but we never heard of him because...guess. it's really quite a good film.
2. RUNAWAY JURY- 2003
This stars John Cusack, Gene Hackman and Rachel Weisz in a courtroom thriller that has many twists and turns and you wish this would happen. Thats all I'm going to say.
3. SIXTEEN CANDLES-1984
I stayed up and watched this teen show, from my time, although I was 20, not 16. Its not bad even though I am not a Molly Ringworm fan. Basically, she turns 16 and her family has forgotten because her older sister is getting married. She also has the hots for this guy who is a jock not knowing he has noticed her. It's dumb but I like the music and, I think, the actress, who plays her sister, and the actor who plays the foreign exchange student, steal the picture.
4. MY COUSIN VINNY-1992
I finally saw this comedy, which is pretty funny, about 2 young teens arrested for robbery and the one calls his Uncle Vinny to be his lawyer. To say he is uncouth is a mouthful and his brooklyn girlfriend would agree. It's a sweet comedy but I'm still in disbelief that Marisa Tomei won the Oscar for her role.
5. EQUALIZER 3-2023
I enjoyed this film just like I did the first and second one. Denzel is great as the man who can't be stopped. He ends up in a small Italian town on the Amalfi Coast that is bullied by a big, mean bad guy. He's not, literally, big, but this bad guy is rich. It is a good action thriller with heart.
6. LIFE ITSELF-2014
This is a documentary on one of the best film critics, Roger Ebert, who, with his TV partner, Gene Siskel, made film critics fun. We see Ebert in the last few months of his life when, to be honest, is difficult to see because he no longer has any jaw and can no longer eat or drink due to cancer. He can still write and you find out about his life and his love of film and his love for his wife. It's quite compelling especially learning more about his relationship with Siskel.
1. DIGGING FOR BRITAIN-2010-2020
I love archeology and this show is great! It's from the U. K. and Alice Roberts narrates and stars in this program showcasing some great finds from the ancient world and even the more recent, like World War 2.
2. QUANTUM LEAP-2022-PRESENT
I finally saw the new series of a show I love from the late 80s/early 90s starring Scott Bacula and Dean Stockwell of the same name. This show is the same but more to it and I'm enjoying it. I like the actors and the new premise built on an old one.
3. 10 STEPS TO DISASTER-2023-PRESENT
I love watching shows about actual disasters...I'm a bit weird that way. This is well done because it goes through each part step by step. They had programs on the Boston marathon bombing, Mount St. Helen's and the earthquake In Japan. Well thought out.
4. STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS-2022-PRESENT
This is an excellent instalment of the Star Trek franchise that takes place when Capt. Pike, and his magnificent hair, is in the chair of the Enterprise. I love that #1 is a woman and then we have an array of people, including Mr. Spock who all must deal with many events each time. We have the dreaded Gorn who look nothing like the rubber suit Gorn from the original Star Trek to a cross over episode with the animated Star Trek: Upper Deck which was really fun. Worth checking