New Years Resolution – February 2021

So we watched our February movie and made our reports. This month was my choice and I picked Hunt for the Wildepeople. I suppose I don’t need to write too much about it because I did make my report.

Our reports:

NYR February 2021 – My video report of Hunt for the Wildepeople.
I was surprised by how many “umm”s I used. I will have to work on that.
NYR – January 2021 Jeff’s video report of Hunt for the Wildepeople.
Once again Jeff was way more thorough than I was.

Looking forward to our March movie.

New Years Resolution – October

Well, this is the longest New Years Resolution that I have ever resoluted for.

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Jeff and I have watched one movie each month since the beginning of the year and it is something that I have enjoyed immensely. The movies are fine but it is spending time with my brother that I find so enjoyable. And there are so many more movies to choose from. It was my choice this month and I chose Bohemian Rhapsody.

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Rami Malek played the lead singer of the band Queen and he certainly did a wonderful job of bringing Freddie Mercury to life. Rock movies can sometimes go a few different ways. They were accurate enough, for the most part, but the historical things that they chose to embellish or to shift in time made for a better movie.

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The LiveAid scenes were brilliantly replicated. There were lots of clever nods to the original band. If you listen to some of the words to some of the songs it will rip your heart out. Some of the other words made you want to stand up and shout as loud as you can. That’s what Queen did for music.

Some of my favourite quotes from the movie

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Freddie Mercury: “Good thoughts. good words, good deeds. Just like you taught me, Papa”
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Brian May: That’s a nice fancy dress, Fred.
Freddie: I’ve got to make an impression, darling.
Brian: You look like an angry lizard.
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Freddie: “I couldn’t sing off-key if I tried. I am exactly the person I was always meant to be. I’m not afraid of anything.
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Freddie: “Roger, there’s only room in this band for one hysterical queen.”
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Mary Austin:[to Freddie]Your life is going to be very difficult.
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Jim Hutton: So all your friends have left you alone. 
Freddie: They’re not my friends, not really. They’re distractions.
Jim: From what?
Freddie: The in-between moments I suppose. I find me intolerable. All of the darkness you thought you’d left behind comes creeping back in.
Jim: I know what you mean.
Freddie: Really? What is it that you do with them?
Jim: Spend them with real friends. You look like you could use a friend.
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Freddie: I like you.
Jim: I like you too, Freddie. Come and find me when you decide to like yourself.
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Freddie: “We’re family. We believe in each other, That’s everything.”

New Years Resolution 2019 – January

My brother Jeff came up with a pretty neat idea for a New Years Resolution.
Yeah, yeah, I know, new years resolutions are usually things that you end up failing at doing within a month or two (if you are lucky).

But Jeff asked if I wanted to get together with him once a month and watch a movie together. We each get to pick the movie we want to watch every other month. It should be a good movie but, then again, a good movie designation can be debatable. We could follow a list but, then again, which list?

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We started with the January pick being Jeff’s choice and we watched Sling Blade.

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It was one I had never seen and thought it was done really well.

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We will see what I pick this month.