Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving In Movies And Television

First of all, I would like to wish everyone a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING. Since moving to Texas several years ago, my family and I celebrate by taking Thanksgiving to the beach.  We pack up the turkey and all the fixings and load up the truck and go to the beach.  It has become a new family tradition.
Thanksgiving has also been celebrated on television and in movies.  Here are just a few of them.

Home For The Holidays - Starring Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr., Steve Guttenberg and Claire Danes just to  name a few.  The family all comes home for the holiday and then the fun begins.

Plains, Trains And Automobiles - Starring Steve Martin and John Candy.  Follow these two on a whirlwind adventure as they try to get home in time for the holidays.

Blind Side - Starring Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw and Kathy Bates.   Based on the true story of the Tuohy family and football star Michael Oher

The Walton Thanksgiving Reunion - 1993 TV movie

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Garfield's Thanksgiving

There are, of course, many more  on the list.  So please comment with your favorite Thanksgiving shows, movies or scenes.  Enjoy the clips below and have a great Thanksgiving.  Be safe and eat a lot.


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Classic Sci-fi Drama

If you enjoy Science Fiction at all, then you know that Close Encounters Of The Third Kind is a must see classic.  When I saw the full movie on YouTube, I just felt I needed to post this classic.

Story:   Roy Neary sets out to investigate a power outage when his truck stalls and he is bathed in light from above. After this, strange visions and five musical notes keep running through his mind. Will he find the meaning of the visions, and who - or what - placed them in his mind?

Written and Directed by Steven Spielberg
Starring Richard Dreyfuss and Teri Garr as Roy and Ronnie Neary

The movie is actually quite visually impressive for being made in 1977.  The gripping sound effects earned the movie a special achievement Oscar.

Even though this is a loved classic, there were a lot flaws in the movie.  While you are watching, see if you can pick some out.  Please leave a comment, if you find one.

Now go get a drink and some popcorn and enjoy.