MOVIE GEEKS, UNIQUE HOLIDAYS, AND RANDOM TRIVIA

Hosted by Ellen Bales
Group active since Thu, Oct 06, 2016

This is a group for people who love movies, any kind of movies: black and white, Technicolor, wide-screen, documentary, sci-fi, shoot-em-up, murder and mayhem, Disney. Whatever your preference, tell us all about it here. You can recommend a film, or pan it. Show a trailer if you wish. Do you like to stream movies on your TV or watch HBO and Lifetime? Those are also fair game.

It is also a group for discussing odd things like unusual holidays or bizarre trivia. If you should run across anything out there which might qualify, please do share with us!

As with any JAP group, we ask that members be kind to one another. Remember, bullying reflects back on the bully far more than it hurts the victim. So let's all be grownups!

Ellen Bales
Friday, March 17 at 9:28 AM

HAPPY ST. PADDY'S DAY!

Don't forget to wear your green!

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Ellen Bales
Thursday, March 16 at 4:15 AM

DER BINGLE

Hey, that's not Irish!

But this is:

youtube.com/watch?v=aw9B49epS_M

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Ellen Bales
Mar 14, 2017

THE IRISH TENORS

Here is a beautiful song, along with some beautiful scenes of Ireland. Éirinn go Brách.
youtu.be/lXQ03XUwe_s?gallery=7JVt5YB...


Ellen Bales
Mar 14, 2017

ANNIVERSARY COUPLE

Join me in wishing Debbie Sue and Ed a very Happy 30th Anniversary today! Debbie states that she is married to her best friend. Can't get any better than that!

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Ellen Bales
Mar 14, 2017

SPEAKING OF MOVIES . . .

My granddaughter (16) and I saw an excellent movie last night called "Get Out." I can't tell you who any of the stars were because I didn't recognize any of them. No big names here. Without giving anything away, I will say that the movie is about racism, and much more. Not your typical movie about bigotry. It is, but it isn't. Confusing, I know, but it's really worth seeing. Everyone coming out of the theater was saying, "Wow!"

theguardian.com/...medy-horror-video

Beverley Williams
Feb 26, 2017

Sad news

Bill Paxton has died suddenly at 61.
The beloved actor and filmmaker, known for his roles in "Titanic," "Alien," and 'Twister," passed away on Saturday after experiencing complications from surgery.

The Texas native, who began acting in the 1970s, was on hit CBS show "Training Day" at the time of his passing. He recently revealed to People magazine that his son scored a guest role alongside him in the CBS drama.

"I was thrilled to have my son [James, 22,] guest-star on the eighth episode of 'Training Day,'" Paxton said. "He plays the son in a father-son robbery team, and my character, whose dad was also a criminal, tells him, 'We're both our father's sons, but that doesn't have to define us.' It was surreal saying that to him."

He also won an Emmy for his work in the TV mini-series "Hatfields and McCoys."

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The Hollywood star is survived by his two children, James and Lydia, and his wife Louise Newbury.

Ellen Bales
Feb 16, 2017

I LOVE THIS ONE!

DO A GROUCH A FAVOR DAY - February 16th

Do it and make the world a better place.

Everyone has been a grouch at one time or another. Some people are seemingly grouches all of the time. It's in their nature. Others are occasional grouches, influenced by events in their lives, lack of sleep, the weather, etc. A few people are good at disguising their grouchy mood. But, they still need cheering up.

Look around for someone who is in a grouchy mood today. Then, do him or her a favor that will cheer up their day. There's plenty of grouches out there to practice on. Try it on all of the grouches that you see today, and watch the results!
Origin of this day is unknown.

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