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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Movie Musings: Rainbows and Limberlost and Chariots

A Shine of Rainbows Movie May 2016

Lillian’s choice: A Shine of Rainbows

Lillian says, “Emotional, good, great title, good moral, and amazing.” I say, from the description, “Love, acceptance, discovering oneself, and realizing rainbows are all around us and within us.” Yes, yes! Thomas says, “Good, inspiring, suspenseful, cool, awesome, and epic.”

A Girl of the Limberlost Movie 2013

Throwback to June 2013!

A Girl of the Limberlost – An adventure in kindness and dreams … I’ll take that!!!

Chariots of Fire Movie June 2016

Thomas’ choice: “Chariots of Fire

Thomas says, “Beautiful music, good movie, cool, good imagery, liked the slow motion scenes, and one of the best I’ve seen.” Lillian says, “Good, amazing, dramatic, successful, and pretty music.” I say, “Inspiring true story of two men motivated from within. And the power that comes forth when living from the heart.” Loved!! xoxo

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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: 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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Movie Musings: Good Deeds and Love and a Magical Adventure

“Mr. Deeds Goes to Town” (amazon affiliate link)Thomas says, “Awesome, cool, amazing, funny, hilarious, I love Frank Capra, super good, one of Capra’s best!” Lillian says, “Good, good ending, amazing, funny, really good songs, awesome, and musical.” I say, “I love Frank Capra movies too! Someone should write a “Tao of Frank Capra Movies” book! Always love the underlying themes!”

“Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet” (amazon affiliate link)Lillian says, “Good, fantastic, awesome, good poems, good art, good scenery, and amazing.” Thomas says, “Good, good animation, good music, good poems, good everything, good story.” I say, “Love. Uplifting. Inspiring. ‘All I speak is love.’ Yes. Loved!”

“Hugo” (amazon affiliate link) – Lillian says, “Good, amazing, fantastic, good scenery, exciting, great, musical, and adventurous.” Thomas says, “Extremely good, inspiring, happy, amazing, thought provoking, action-packed, and suspenseful.” I say, “A grand and magical adventure that kept me on the edge of my seat! Loved it!!!!” … To be guided back into the hands of life by a child … YES!!!

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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Here ya go!