Category Archives: Movies

Movie Review: Philomena

Fifty-plus years ago Philomena Lee (played by Judi Dench) became pregnant while unmarried. She was sent to a convent for girls in that condition. In return for help with childbirth (with no pain relieve), she was required to work at … Continue reading

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Big John Wayne’s Movies As Seen By Roger Ebert

As I read Roger Ebert’s memoir, Life Itself, it made me want to see again many of the old classics. As I mentioned in my review of the book, here, the chapter on John Wayne captured my full attention. I’ve … Continue reading

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Lunch and a Matinee: $5 Movies

You know that my husband and I love to go to the movie theater, especially now that we are retired. We like to go in the middle of the day when the rest of the world is working. In the … Continue reading

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Two Great Movies

After several months of (in my opinion) mediocre movies at the theater, we finally got two great ones in one week. It’s okay, I’m not really complaining. I felt like having a popcorn week anyway. Both of these two movies … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Bourne Legacy

I love the previous three Bourne movies. We (my husband and I) own the DVDs and like to watch them occasionally. We’ve been excitedly waiting to see what the new Bourne franchise would be like. We worried. Could the new … Continue reading

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Lunch and a Matinee: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

It’s been months since we went to the movies. There has been nothing new that we wanted to see. I was willing to watch just a so-so movie just for the fun of watching the big screen. And then a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: One For the Money

Summary: Stephanie Plum is desperate for money – she’s behind on her rent and her car is about to be repossessed. She visits her cousin Vinnie’s bail bond office to check out a job as a file clerk. Instead she … Continue reading

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Lunch and a Matinee

Lunch and a Matinee is Joyfully Retired’s version of dinner and a movie. I love going to the movies in the middle of the day, in the middle of the week. It was something I wanted to do back in … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Ides Of March

Have you ever wondered about the people who staff political campaigns? Do you go back and forth between thinking they’re all phony con men or idealistic do-gooders? I do, but I know, as in all groups of people, there are … Continue reading

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