Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, March 29, 2023, or: A Quick Hump Day Post

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Time Flies, Even When You’re Not Having (Much) Fun

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It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, and, as I write this, I’m marveling at how fast this month has “flown.”

It seems that not so long ago I was writing about past – and happier – birthday celebrations as my 60th birthday loomed on the horizon. Well, March 5 came and went, mostly in a dull, somewhat subdued fashion, and now it seems as though several months have passed since then. I guess the old saw about how humans perceive time – “The years fly faster as we age!” – has some truth to it.

Or, as I am so fond of saying, “Tempus fugit.”

I do need to get some reading done during the day, so I’m just going to do one of those “quick and easy” favorite things list-style posts and then get on with my writer’s workday stuff.

Play Along with Me!

At least I have quite a few movies and TV shows on home media (DVDs and Blu-ray discs) to watch if I get bored. (Photo by Alex Diaz-Granados)

You can only use a movie ONCE! No repeats. One movie per category. (Unless it’s a trilogy or saga, which still only counts as ONE.)

Favorite movie:  Star Wars

Movie that makes you remember your childhood: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

Favorite Tom Hanks movie: Saving Private Ryan

Movie that makes you cry: Summer of ’42

Favorite 80’s movie: Die Hard

Favorite comedy: Groundhog Day 

Favorite sports movie: The Bad News Bears

Favorite sci-fi movie: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Favorite courtroom movie: To Kill a Mockingbird

Favorite horror movie: IT

Most overrated movie: Citizen Kane

Favorite gangster movie: The Untouchables

Favorite action movie:  The Guns of Navarone

Movie you can watch over and over:  Raiders of the Lost Ark

Movie with the best soundtrack: Superman: The Movie

Movie you’re NOT embarrassed that you love: Emmanuelle

Favorite Christmas movie: A Christmas Story

Favorite sequel: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Favorite animated movie: Who Framed Roger Rabbit


Published by Alex Diaz-Granados

Alex Diaz-Granados (1963- ) began writing movie reviews as a staff writer and Entertainment Editor for his high school newspaper in the early 1980s and was the Diversions editor for Miami-Dade Community College, South Campus' student newspaper for one semester. Using his experiences in those publications, Alex has been raving and ranting about the movies online since 2003 at various web sites, including Amazon, Ciao and Epinions. In addition to writing reviews, Alex has written or co-written three films ("A Simple Ad," "Clown 345," and "Ronnie and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bliss") for actor-director Juan Carlos Hernandez. You can find his reviews and essays on his blogs, A Certain Point of View and A Certain Point of View, Too.

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