Movie Musings: Wonder and Love and Courage

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium Movie 5.6.17

Team TLC Movie Night: Lillian’s choice: “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium” – Third or fourth time around for this one. We kinda like it!

Lillian says, “Good, funny, awesome, fantastic, magical, emotional, and 100% recommended.”

I say, “I absolutely adore this magical movie. Incredibly moving. If you believe in yourself magic will happen. Anything can happen. Quote from Mr. Magorium: ‘We must face tomorrow with determination, joy, and courage. You’re life is an occasion. Rise to it.'”

Thomas says, “Good, liked the humor, liked the zebra, liked the sock monkey, and liked Mr. Magorium, liked EVERYTHING!”

Wall E Movie 4.29.17

Team TLC movie night: Thomas’ choice: Wall•E … Second time around for this one.

Thomas says, “Good, liked it!”

Lillian says, “Good, musical, 100% recommended, adventurous, funny, exciting, and awesome.”

I say, “Great to watch this again with Thomas and Lillian. Watched it about five or six years ago.”

To see ALL of Team TLC Movie Suggestions go here to The Team TLC Book and Movie Guide.

Long Way North Movie 4.22.17

Team TLC movie night – My choice: “Long Way North”

I say, “Wonderful tale of discovering ones courage and following the knowing of the heart.”

Thomas says, “I liked it, good movie.”

Lillian says, “Good, awesome, musical, emotional, liked it, and 50% recommend.”

Blessings,

Camilla
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Wonderfully exciting news! My 10 year old son, Thomas Darnell‘s book, Biggest Little Photographer has arrived. Be inspired! Learn more and order here.

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Movie Musings: Parents and Fireflies and Writers

**THROWBACK MOVIE NIGHT – 2012**

The Parent Trap Movie 2012

My choice: The Parent Trap – Loved by all of us – lots of laughter!

To see ALL of Team TLC Movie Suggestions go here to The Team TLC Book and Movie Guide.

Grave of the Fireflies Movie 1.15.17

Thomas’ choice: “Grave of the Fireflies”

Thomas says, “Not what I was expecting. It was sad.”

Lillian says, “Sad, yet had good parts and interesting songs.”

I say, “Quite emotional. A young boy trying his best to care for he and his younger sister. Causes one to think of and know what’s truly important in this life.”

Finding Forrester Movie 2017

Camilla’s choice – “Finding Forrester”

I say, “I love this story. ‘The first key to writing is just to write! Write from the heart. Review with the head.’ I love this story! Oh. Did I say, I love this story. I could have done with a lot less inappropriate language, yet, I understand it was representative of the characters.”

Thomas says, “Good movie. I liked it a lot. Funny in some parts, suspenseful, liked the characters. Really liked that Forrester wears his socks inside out due to the seams on the inside. I agree and wear my socks inside out. The people who make socks make them wrong.”

Lillian says, “Good, awesome, and my favorite part was near the end. I liked it!”

Blessings,

Camilla
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Wonderfully exciting news! My 10 year old son, Thomas Darnell‘s book, Biggest Little Photographer has arrived. Be inspired! Learn more and order here.

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*Finding Forrester Movie Review, *Grave of the Fireflies Movie Review

Movie Musings: Rain and Strange Voices and Galapagos

Singin' In the Rain Movie August 2016

My choice: “Singin’ in the Rain” –

I say, “Loved watching this with Thomas and Lillian. We laughed and laughed.” They weren’t sure they wanted to watch. Told them we would watch something different after they had given this one about 20 minutes. No way. They changed their minds and wanted to watch this!

Thomas says, “Good, good music, liked the Singin’ in the Rain and Make em Laugh scenes, awesome acting, funny, cool ending, liked the hand drawn sets, and liked everything.” Lillian says, “Good, funny, favorite part was the Make em Laugh scene, romantic, liked the music, liked some of the costumes, and I liked the hand drawn sets.”

The Incredible Mr. Limpet Movie August 2013

Throwback from August 2013!

The Incredible Mr. Limpet

This one’s utter nonsense! We love it …. strange voices coming from the ocean … HA!

Galapagos Movie August 2016

Lillian’s choice: “Galapagos”

Lillian says, “Good, beautiful scenery, awesome, great music, and beautiful landscape.” I say, “Interesting, great music, and amazing footage. I would like to have learned more about the first settlers and how that evolved to its current state.” Thomas says, “Good, amazing, beautiful, cute seals and penguins, and good at explaining the islands.”

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Blessings,

Camilla
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Writing Prompt: The Joyful Pooka

On Monday, May 30, 2016 I began a 31 Day Writing Prompt experience. I decided to share these on my blog. The prompts are courtesy of American Artists & Writers, Inc. I signed up for their newsletter and received the prompts as a download.

Day 2 – Emotion Roulette ….

Write five or six different emotions on little slips of paper and put them in a bowl. Draw one at random. Write a review of a recent movie or TV show you’ve seen using only the one emotion you drew.

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The Joyful Pooka

Harvey Movie March 2016

I’m not quite sure what it is about this movie that fills me with joy. I have watched it 3 times over the past few years and simply love it every time. The first time I watched it alone while having a date night with myself. The second time was around Easter 2015 as Lillian wanted to watch something with a rabbit.

I knew this movie’s content was acceptable for Lillian and Thomas (by my terms), and, well …. one of the stars is a 6 foot invisible rabbit (pooka) by the name of Harvey! We watched it again this April 2016. I think it has become a tradition!

I so enjoy James Stewart in this movie. His character, Elwood P. Dowd, is indeed joyful. He comments that his mom used to say one could be smart or pleasant and that he had chosen pleasant after trying out smart for a while. Elwood considers everyone a friend and his best friend is Harvey, a 6 foot invisible pooka (rabbit).

Elwood also claims that he was finally able to leave reality behind and that everyday is a beautiful day. Another Elwood-ism is that he always has a good time where ever he is and whoever he is with.

Elwood joyfully introduces Harvey to anyone who will stand still long enough. When his sister, Veta (played by Josephine Hull), takes him to the insane asylum to be committed, he remains pleasant and joyful. Josephine Hull is hilarious in character as Veta.

I am absolutely joyful while watching this, joyful that we watched it, and joyful that Thomas and Lillian LOVE watching this with me!

Can you guess which emotion I drew? Here are the six I drew from: 1)Fearful, 2) Anxious, 3)Happy, 4)Angry, 5)Joyful, and 6)Sad …

If you’d like to see more movie suggestions from Team TLC check out the “Book and Movie Musings” category on this blog.

I help to support my family with my writings. I share my writings for free for the benefit of others. So … there are Amazon affiliate links in this post. This simply means that if you click through to Amazon for more information about a book, and you end up buying something we get a few cents (and it doesn’t cost you anything more than usual). Oceans of gratitude … xoxo

Blessings,

Camilla
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Movie Musings: Fairytale and Friendship and Outer Space

Fairytale Movie May 2016

Fairytale: A True Story …. It was my turn to choose this time. I say, “Wonderful story and beautiful scenery! Can’t wait to look up more about this.” Thomas says, “Good, mesmerizing, nice, I liked it, a really good movie, liked the script and actors.” Lillian says, “Really good, adventurous, good for fairy lovers, good scenery, and loved it!” April 2016

Heidi Movie April 2013

From a 2013 Movie Night …

Heidi – Love, Forgiveness, Friendship and Miracles! I’ll take that!!

The Cat from Outer Space Move April 2014

From a 2014 Movie Night …

The Cat from Outer Space – We were in the mood for something silly! This is it!!!

Movie Musings: Gardens and Bells and Kindness

Back to the Secret Garden Movie Night 2013

April 2013 Movie Night:

“Back to the Secret Garden” (amazon affiliate link)  … Indeed a magical place … We loved it!

The Bells of St Mary's Movie Night April 2014

“The Bells of St. Mary’s” (amazon affiliate link) ….

“In the land of beginning again where the sky is always blue” ….. What a great movie! All team members say “Yes, we like it!”

Sugihara Movie Night April 2016

Sugihara – Conspiracy of Kindness  (amazon affiliate link) …

I say, “Incredible man. Incredible story.” …. “Do what’s right because it’s right. Not what you’ll get in return. Just do what’s right.” ~Chiune Sugihara …”If you saved the life of one person, it’s as if you saved the whole world.” ~Jewish Proverb ….

Lillian says, “Good, emotional, incredible, and educational.” Thomas says, “Good, meaningful, inspirational, interesting, and I liked the interviews.”

Blessings,

Team TLC

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Movie Musings: A Journey and A Pooka and A Princess

“The Hundred-Foot Journey” (amazon affiliate link) … I say, “Just loved!!! Loved Helen Mirren! Poetic, passionate, and full of compassion and heart!” Thomas says, “Amazingly awesome, funny, full of happiness, liked the music, great, amazing, really good.” Lillian says, “Good, awesome, amazing, good humor, good music, good effects, funny, good ending, good scenery, and good beginning.”

“Harvey” (amazon affiliate link) – Second time around for this one. We seem to have made this an Easter Eve tradition.

I say, “I LOVE this movie!! Josephine Hull is hilarious! And James Stewarts’ lines are inspiring! “I always have a wonderful time wherever I am and whoever I’m with. Everyday is a beautiful day. I was finally able to leave reality behind. My mom always said that you could be smart or pleasant. I chose pleasant after trying smart out for a while.”

Thomas says, “Good, funny, fun-loving, good joking, good acting, good music, and inspiring.” Lillian says, “Funny, good actors, awesome, adventurous, and good.”

Throwback to a Team TLC 2012 Movie Night …. The Little Princess (amazon affiliate link) … Enjoyed by all three of us!

Blessings,
Camilla
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Movie Musings: Absent Minded and Snowballs and Perfect Christmas

“The Absent Minded Professor” (amazon affiliate link) … Second time around for this one! Absent minded high flying fun!! ( …. from a Team TLC Movie Night 2 years ago)

“Snowball Express” (amazon affiliate link) …. definitely some laughter in my bedroom tonight! Just plain silliness y’all! ( ….. from a Team TLC Movie night 3 years ago)

“Barbie – A Perfect Christmas” (amazon affiliate link) … “Although I don’t like the way this begins, I do like that it’s ultimately about the perfect Christmas being within and not without. Fun music and magical too.” -Me …. Lillian says, “Good, exciting, good moral, Christmasy, good music, good theme, and awesome.” Thomas says, “Good, amazing, good moral, and seasonal.”

Blessings,
Camilla
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Latest News: Team TLC Favorite Movies

Team TLC has movie night just about every Saturday night. We are a TV-less house but we DO have a family movie night once per week.

I use this projector which I acquired when facilitating trainings, Epson EX7220 Wireless WXGA 3LCD Projector, 3000 lumen color, 3000 lumen white (V11H550020), (amazon affiliate link) connected to my MacBook and project our movie onto my bedroom wall! Fun Stuff Y’all!

We mostly watch G rated movies. However, I have found some PG movies that are acceptable for my preferences. Whenever Thomas and Lillian are having a sleepover with The Romano Duo (my Mom and Step-Father), I have a Team Member C movie night. You’ll be able to tell which are mine! I prefer the oldies!

I get most of our movies from the library. We have just about seen all of the appropriate movies the Washoe County library has available. So, sometimes I rent/stream from Amazon. I search for the $1.99 or $2.99 movies.

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