16    Dec 20150 comments

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Do you remember with whom you first saw Star Wars? In many homes, watching the Star Wars movies together has become a family tradition. The franchise  — which has been around for almost 40 years — takes many of us back to a familiar, nostalgic place.

The newest Star Wars film, "The Force Awakens", is being released this week after a 10-year hiatus since the last film.

We are always excited about family history discoveries, which is why we love Star Wars. Anakin Skywalker — who later became Darth Vader — had two children, Luke and Leia. Family connections were severed and, for many years, Luke and Leia did not know who their father was. They were not even aware that they were siblings. Continue reading "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" »

25    May 20127 comments

Movie Lines: What’s your favorite?

POPCORNGoing to the movies this weekend?

So many films are being released for the summer season, and there may well be lines we’ll be quoting for years to come.

We’ve all been going to see films – and eating lots of popcorn - since we were little kids.

Can you remember the first film or feature-length cartoon you saw with your parents? What was the first film you went to with your friends – no parents?

All of us have our favorite cinema lines. They range from “I’ll be baaack!” (The Terminator) to "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn" (Gone With the Wind). Perhaps you prefer “There’s no place like home” (The Wizard of Oz), or “May the Force be with you,” a Star Wars favorite.

It must be fate that encouraged us to publish this post on the 35th anniversary of that space epic's opening!

A personal favorite is from Airplane! where a character says “Surely you can't be serious," while the other replies, "I am serious...and don't call me Shirley." Continue reading "Movie Lines: What’s your favorite?" »

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