Thursday, February 19, 2009

Pay It Forward

This 2000 movie stars Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, and Haley Joel Osment. Haley is a boy who turns 12 and is living with his recently separated mother. Kevin Spacey plays his social studies teacher. The class is given the assignment "to go out and do something to change the world."

Haley comes up with a plan that later becomes a movement. It is called pay it forward. The idea is that one person helps three people and then each of them helps three people and so on and so on. The movie takes you through various people's transformations as they pay it forward.

**Spoiler**Unfortunately, all does not end well for Haley. In trying to help out a friend being bullied (and complete his pay it forward), he is stabbed and does not survive. The end shows all the people that were touched by the movement showing up for a candlelight vigil at his house where his mother and teacher are able to see just how far this is going.

Do yourself a favor and pay it forward. It will feel good!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

The Martian Child

This 2007 movie stars John Cusack as a recently widowed man who is a science fiction writer. He and his wife, before she died, had made the decision to adopt a child. A social worker comes up with what she feels is the perfect match, a six year old boy who believes that he is from Mars.

John Cusack seems to be the only person who can draw the boy out to live a more normal human life. They have some rough roads but through it found a love for one another.

This is a truly touching movie about trying to find your place in life and just be loved.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Last of the Mohicans

This 1992 movie stars Daniel Day Lewis and Madeline Stowe. She is an English person brought over to join her sister and her father. Daniel Day Lewis is the last of the tribe of the Mohican's. The two characters could not appear to be more different in why they live their lives. The girls live a life of luxury and are not prepared for life in the wilderness. The Mohican's take on the duty of protecting them.

In the meanwhile, Danie Day Lewis and Madeline Stowe fall in love. The movie has Daniel Day Lewis follow Madeline Store as she is captured. They ultimltely end up together, but not before losing family memebers and frends.

It it is a film both men and women will enjoy...

Saturday, February 7, 2009

ER-Dr. Morgernstern returns

I have watched the show ER from the beginning. It is in it's 15th and final season. As a result, they are bringing back characters that we have loved over the years. Last Thursday, they brought back William H. Macy as Dr. Morgerstern. Unlike the episode that they brought back Dr. Greene, I loved this episode.

The old chief of medicine who is now senile and very fragile, ends up in the ER. The staff finally figures out who he is. Dr. Morgernstern shows up as he is the man's proxy. He explains to the staff all that has happened with the ER is because of this man. There is a final touching scene where the ER gathers to pay respect to the man.

Click on the folllowing link to watch the show:

The following is a link to a you tube video which shows the final scene: