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Who Says You Cannot Know When You’ll Die?

Final Destination (2000) The idea that your death is predestined is the premise behind this film (and the other films in the franchise). You cannot ‘cheat death’ although we like to think we can: when your number’s up, it’s up. … Continue reading

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We Were Born on the Same Day, Six Years Apart

Alice Walker (February 9, 1944) I seem to be coming to the table, late again. I adored The Color Purple as a movie. I never read the book. I never heard of its author before today. (Thank you, David Icke’s … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of Heaven Here on Earth

Olivia Newton-John (September 26, 1948 – August 8, 2022) After years of struggle with Cancer, Olivia Newton-John is now at peace. She was an angel, at least to me. Her birth chart doesn’t show the specifics of her battle, but … Continue reading

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It’s a Very Thin Line Between Genius and Insanity

A Beautiful Mind (2001) Bless. We watched this film last night, for the first time. Up until now I had always managed to avoid it. It’s not hard to work out why… Yes, the film is based on (and inspired … Continue reading

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Yesterday in History XVII

Disneyland Opens (July 17, 1955) This was a dream that Walt Disney had for years. And for those of us who were alive at the time, this became our dream, too. On this day in 1955: Disneyland opens in Anaheim, … Continue reading

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Climate Change is NOT New, Folks

Icelandic Volcano Erupts (February 1, 536 AD) This one came up as a suggested video on YouTube. There is enough vagueness in the event description to allow me some latitude in terms of date and timing. “Early 536 AD” let … Continue reading

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The Use of Glass Mirrors Her Daughter, Picking Up the…

Pieces of Her (2022) At several levels this is not an easy film to watch. The idea that a young woman has lived her first 30 years in witness protection without knowing it does seem surprising, but her mother rarely … Continue reading

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From a Galaxy, Far, Far Away…

Star Wars (May 25, 1977) Almost everyone of a certain age (50 and over) remember this day in history: Star Wars opens in U.S. theatres. Here’s the preview that caught the attention of the world. Here’s the randomized chart of … Continue reading

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With a Cast and Crew of Thousands, the Talkies Come to:

Downton Abbey: A New Era (2022) The general release of this film was yesterday, so I took the missus to the movies for her birthday (which is actually today). We haven’t been out to see a film in almost two-and-a-half … Continue reading

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When Real Life and the Movies Intersect:

Rescued by Ruby (2022) This seemed to be another improbable film, until I read that Ruby was euthanized last week. (I must have missed the disclaimer that this film was based on a true story.) Either way, it’s a great … Continue reading

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