A Little More Action

This is the beginning of my favorite movie season. As Summer begins, lights, camera, action takes on a whole new meaning.
Cars race, super-heroes triumph, space ships launch, and rivals face off. It is time for some action, and I love it.

Now maybe it is because I am the only woman in a house full of men. Maybe it is because so many of the chick flicks these days are overly formulaic. Whatever the reason, I have become somewhat addicted to the action movie.
I loved Iron Man 3, and I will be seeing Star Trek Into Darkness as soon as possible. I cannot wait for the Lone Ranger and Man of Steel as well.
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I love the rush of adrenaline as the story races at a staggering pace to a climax. Let’s face it, I’m forty-five, have a desk job and live in a rural area on the high plains. I don’t really have many adrenaline rushes in my life these days. There are a few horses in my neighborhood, but very few spaceships and even fewer super-heroes (unless you count my in-laws, who are pretty amazing.)
While I do look forward to plenty of lazy days in the summer shade, I definitely plan to spend plenty of time in the cool theatre enjoying some white-hot action.
What action movies are you most excited about this summer?
That’s a wrap for this Toast to Cinema. Thanks for reading.

It’s a Classic!

The hair, the gowns, the iconic lines—classic movies have set the standard over the years for the very definition of glamour.

Think about the trends of the day. Lace is trendy, and so are tailored suits and pocket squares. Look at the shoes!

Consider the movies in theatres now. Blockbusters include superheroes, cowboys, and science fiction. It’s like we’ve jumped back to the 1950’s—in a good way.

On Facebook, one of my favorite new pages is The Old Hollywood Glamour Geeks Society. It posts photos and movie clips that make me swoon daily. Yes, I said swoon. Whenever I need a Cary Grant fix, they’re there for me.

There are books galore, really great books, that reminisce about days gone by. Some include trivia questions that will make you look like a film buff. Others help you get that perfect Hollywood style in your dress, hair or makeup.

Plan a glam summer. Get that Grace Kelly or Cary Grant look integrated into your own personal look. Memorize a few classic movie lines. Enjoy!

That’s a wrap for this Toast to Cinema. Thanks for reading.