The Cosby Show [season 1: 1984] – 3.5 stars – I started to watch this show probably with seasons from 1989-1991as they were being aired and I always wanted to watch the first ones. I have laughed a lot and enjoyed the family aspect. It is about a maternity doctor who works mainly from his home (other than during deliveries of “a million babies” as he sometimes puts it) named Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable. His wife is a hard working lawyer who he started dating when he was 15. They are very involved in their five children’s lives who vary in age from about kindergarten through college. It’s just really a sweet show. content: a couple immodest outfits (not too bad though at all) and an episode showing some “weed”, some name calling and teasing, married couple kissing or talking about getting together in bed
The Green Hornet 2011 (w/ Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz) – 3 stars – I haven’t seen too many of the original series, but honestly, this movie would have been better without the amount of language in it and the little bits of sexual content, but it wasn’t too surprising since the script was written by Seth Rogen who stars in it. The plot is about a really rich kid who always took advantage of his fame as a son of a highly notable reporter who ran his own business. When a sudden mysterious death takes the life of his father, whom he never seemed to like, he finds himself in charge of his father’s business and wants to become famous opposite of how he was known by being a seemingly bad guy who did good things for people and society. It was a good movie with a lot of great action. content: a scene with a girl in a bra in bed with main character, immodest girls with a close up of their tightly dressed booties dancing, bad language, some deaths, one really graphic death that made me cringe, drug reference, alcohol content
Young Man with a Horn 1949 (w/ Kirk Douglas, Lauren Becall, Doris Day, Hoagy Carmichael) – 3 stars – I had seen parts of this before and finally decided to see the movie in full. It was really interesting but a bit sad and drawn out in a way. It’s about a young boy who seems to pick up music fairly quickly. He meets a man who teaches him to play the trumpet. As he grows older he has such a deep devotion to his music that he has a hard time maintaining lasting relationships. His love is his music. When a woman seems to change so much of his life, he suffers and hopes to pick things back up in some way. content: kissing, immodestly dressed dance women, woman in long lingerie gown, alcohol content, smoking
Rango 2011 (animated w/ voices Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Bill Nighy, Ned Beatty) – 2.25 stars – Okay, so I didn’t really enjoy it too much. It was interesting and very odd. The art was lovely as well. It’s about a chameleon who is used to life in a tank but ends up in a real desert area where he meets a village of small animals trying to survive (old western-style, even their clothes), but lack water. He hopes that there is a way to save the town. content: slight language, innuendos, naked barbie torso, smoking, violence (animals shooting and hitting each other and some die)
Flash of Genius 2008 (w/ Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Alan Alda, Dermot Mulroney) – 2.75 stars – A devoted husband and father who teaches as a professor for engineering starts to realize an issue that is wrong with car wipers considering his eye problems he has. He invents a new type of way for the wiper to work and tries to sell his idea to Ford. This is based off of a true story of a man who won’t give up to have his name known as the inventor when Ford tries to take credit and steal his idea. It was good. My husband liked it more since he went to mechanic school and works for a Dodge dealership. content: kissing, woman in a nightie/lingerie, language, some smoking and alcohol content
Daddy Long Legs 1955 (w/ Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron) – 3.5 stars – I always loved this story since I was a child, but I had never seen this movie. It is beautiful and fun. It is about a rich man who is intrigued by a young orphaned woman. He keeps his identity a secret while sending her to college to give her a good opportunity in life. She is so thrilled and always tries to write to the man but grows weary as she never hears from him. There are a lot of song and dance sequences in this film. content: didn’t seem to catch anything other than an older man going after a younger woman with about a 25-30 year gap or something (I think it might be less in the book).
Music section is no longer going to be posted because I watch far too many movies in comparison to how often I listen to music, and I tend to listen to the same things I’ve listened to for a decade. I’m sorry to those who liked this section, but I rarely received comments on the music as it was, so I’m sure it will be fine.