Tag Archives: Movie

Groundhog Day Trailer Recut

I love Groundhog Day (the movie).  What if the director had decided to go a different direction instead of making it a comedy?  Here’s a trailer remix that shows an entirely different side of the film:


Yoda Reads!

If Yoda tells you to read, you really have no choice – and this is the shirt for you.  Click on the picture to find out how to purchase yours (yes, this is a blatent and cheap advertisement for a company that I know nothing about – I just like the shirt).


Five For Friday – Lean On Me Videos

I like hearing and singing Lean on Me – it’s fun, it’s encouraging, it’s just a good time.  Here are five video versions of Lean on Me for your Friday enjoyment.

This is for Sanity Found (Happy 30th Birthday – yesterday), Leaving Evangeline’s friend Amy who undergoes surgery on Monday, and Amber (weathering her own storm, but still celebrating with friends).  Here’s to friends!

The Original by Bill Weathers (likely the best version):

Club Nouveau (probably my favorite version):

How about Steven Tyler of Aerosmith singing with a church choir (never thought I’d see it):

The African Children’s Choir (we had them sing at our high school when I was principal):

From the movie Lean on Me (1989)( I would have liked this to happen at my high school):

Must Love Jaws – Altered Trailer

This made me smile, because I watched Jaws with my kids right before going on vacation to Hawaii (I think I mentioned this previously).  As a result, they weren’t interested in going out very far into the ocean.  It probably wouldn’t have helped their psyche to have seen this altered trailer, but it still makes me smile (you can find more here):

What is Lake Titicaca? – It still makes me laugh.

My son (12 years old) took me to see the new Star Wars (Clone Wars) movie tonight.  We were actually supposed to see The Mummy, but he misread the newspaper and thought it started at 6:30pm instead of the actual 7:30pm.  So we settled on Star Wars at 6:50, bought our popcorn and cokes (I know, I’m supposed to stop drinking Coke – according to my New School Year Resolutions – but it’s not September 1 yet) and settled into an empty theater.

Since we had thirty minutes to kill and were in an empty theater, we thought nothing of sitting and talking.  We noticed the screen was looping through about six movie quotes, and after the third time through we started calling out the answers just before they were revealed.  I was reminded of a scene from my favorite movie, Groundhog Day, when Bill Murray is sitting in the B&B living room eating snacks and calling out the answers (actually, questions) during Jeopardy (“What is Lake Titicaca?” still cracks me up – Junior High potty humor still makes me laugh).  Anyway, my son seemed to like the movie.

I found it interesting that only four other people entered the theater to watch the movie with us – and they were all adults – until I realized that school started today (I guess good parents don’t take their kid to a movie on a school night), there was a baseball game going on across the way, and some other big event was going in another stadium down the street.

I guess there wasn’t that much to report.  We just had a great time together.  Again.  (He’s not a teenager, yet).

Five For Friday – Favorite Films

My five favorite movies:

1. Groundhog Day – Creative, funny, and thought provoking (at least to me).  Maybe Bill Murray’s finest film:

2. To Kill A Mockingbird – A nearly perfect movie.  Gregory Peck was wonderful:

3. In the Heat of the Night – Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger, a great combination as they battle racism while attempting to solve a murder:

4. Hoosiers – My favorite sports movie – it’s all about TEAM.  Gene Hackman and Dennis Hopper are great in this film:

5. Rio Bravo – My favorite western.  What a mix – John Wayne, Dean Martin, Walter Brennan, Rick Nelson, Angie Dickinson… (although I also really like The Magnificent Seven and The War Wagon):