Betty White: A Celebration Documentary

Discover the documentary film and Betty White's life in Betty White: A Celebration.

We all know the world lost the talented Betty White just shy of her 100th birthday but we, or at least I, did not know that she had been working on a new documentary, which was to air on her 100th birthday. That is, today, January 17.  

Originally called, "Betty White: 100 Years Young — A Birthday Celebration", the title was subsequently changed to "Betty White: A Celebration" after her death on December 31, 2021, when the directors pivoted to make the movie a celebration of her life rather than of her birthday.

The film includes looks at her life both of in front of and behind the cameras. That is, at her home life and her working life. It includes looks into shows like The Golden Girls, Saturday Night Life, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Hot in Cleveland;  interviews with friends and actors like Ryan Reynolds, Tina Fey, Carol Burnett, Valerie Bertinelli, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Morgan Freeman; and, shares final interview, which was given shortly before her death. 


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WHERE TO WATCH?


This documentary is being released today, January 17, 2022, in movie theatres. I do not think it is very often that documentary films make appearances at the movie theatres. Sure, there are a lot of stories like biopics but not so many actual documentary films are shown on the big screen. Interestingly, it is a special one-day-only release. Where it goes from there, I do not know though I presume it will appear on a streaming network.


GOODBYE  


Goodbye, Betty White. I have not seen the film yet but definitely will. As it turns out and not deliberately, the film will be a form of goodbye to White for her fans. It also includes a goodbye from White to us as she took a couple of minutes during filming to give thanks to her fans for always being there. A totally natural, unscripted, genuine moment. I cannot wait to see it.

Stay tuned for details on where you can watch Betty White: A Celebration.

See you
at the movies!
Brenda


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Classic Movie Posters Calendar (2022)

Here's a calendar for anyone who loves the movies! Celebrates many classic movies.

I searched for a movie calendar and I did not need to look far. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial instantly drew me in. The wonderful list of movies really does include classics though with a few exceptions, many of them are classics from my youth. 

THE MOVIES


King Kong
Independence Day
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet's Titanic 
Elvis Presley's King Creole
Indiana Jones
Back to the Future
Dirty Dancing
Arnold Schwarzenegger's The Terminator
Apocalypse Now
Tom Hanks' Forest Gump
The Exorcist
Tom Cruise's Top Gun and finally, 
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.

I think that this movie calendar would be a great gift for almost every member of my family and I would gift it with a challenge to re-watch every one of those movies this year.  

If you have someone who loves the movies, old as well as new, this would make a fabulous gift idea whether or not you choose to include the challenge.

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at the movies!
Brenda

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The Muppets Most Wanted Calendar (2015)





If followed the huge success and the triumphant return of The Muppets with the movie, The Muppets, you know exactly how enduring and popular The Muppets are. This 2015 calendar though no longer appropriate for use as a calendar would make an excellent collector's item for someone who loves The Muppets and the movies.

I love, LOVE, Love the images and the double page spreads as shown above on the inside page with Kermit on it.  Hoppy Holidays, Kermit said.

I also love, LOVE, Love the representation of so many of the important Muppet characters on the pages. You can see them on the back of the calendar shown below. No longer readily available here on Amazon, you will have better luck finding a copy of this retired Muppets calendar here on eBay.


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at the movies!
Brenda








Who Played Lord Voldemort?

Who Is Voldemort? 

Discover the man who brought he who shall not be named to life on the big screen.rd Voldemort in the Harry Potter movie series?

Are you wondering who Lord Voldemort is? The Voldemort that is shown in this movie poster? That is, who played the most important villain in the Harry Potter movies?  

Why that would be Ralph Fiennes, an English actor. The character of Voldemort was played by a number of different actors as it developed in the movies. However, this page is focused on the fully developed Voldemort as pictured here.

Even if you know actor Ralph Fiennes from his other films, you might not recognize him in this role as He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named or You-Know-Who but you will probably know him from the list of movies that he has appeared in, which includes The English Patient, The Constant Gardener and Maid in Manhattan.

I believe that Lord Voldemort was brilliantly played. On this page you will learn a bit more about both Ralph Fiennes' and Lord Voldemort. If you are a fan, I think you will especially enjoy the videos, which discuss the development of Lord Voldemort's onscreen appearance and personality.

Photo shown above on the left is by
and above on right is available from Amazon

Lord Voldemort's Biography


Artful babies created this baby that could have been Lord Voldemort.

As if Lord Voldemort needs any introduction...Lord Voldemort is the main evil character in the Harry Potter book and movie series. He was born Tom Marvolo Riddle and is a descendent of Salazar Slytherin, who was one of the original founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Voldemort is featured as part of the story in all of the Harry Potter books except Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. He is often referred to by the other characters in the story as "You-Know-Who," "He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named" or "the Dark Lord" because everyone is terrified to speak his name aloud.

Picture courtesy of the artist, Artful Babies, on eBay.

Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort Trailer


See for yourself, the evil Dark Lord Voldemort. In this YouTube video you will be acquainted or reacquainted with Lord Voldemort. It is Voldemort as the child Tom Riddle that appears at the very beginning...


Ralph Fiennes' Biography


Ralph Fiennes was born the first of six children in Ipswhcih, England and is the son of a writer and a farmer and photographer. He trained in the dramatic arts and has been seen on the stage, in movies and on television.

Fiennes' film debut was in the 1992 and since then he has appeared in numerous movies including Wuthering Heights, Schindler's List (which saw him receive his first Academy Award nomination), Quiz Show, The English Patient (another Oscar-nominated performance), The Prince of Egypt, The Avengers, Maid in Manhattan and The Hurt Locker.

In the Harry Potter world, Fiennes became Lord Voldemort in 2005's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. He stayed on in that role in the movies Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Parts 1 and 2.

Ralph Fiennes About Lord Voldemort Trailers I


In the following two YouTube videos you will hear from Ralph Fiennes and other cast and staff members about the process that they went through in developing the ultimate evil character, Lord Voldemort, including discussions about his appearance and his character.



Did you know who played Lord Voldemort before you visited this page?

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at the movies!
Brenda

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Lego Harry Potter Motorized Hogwarts Express Train Set (10132)

Lego Harry Potter Motorized Hogwarts Express Train Set (10132)

RECREATE A PART OF HARRY POTTER'S WORLD 

My family was fortunate enough to own a few of the Harry Potter sets but of course we missed many of them like this discontinued and now rare and hard-to-find Hogwarts Express motorized train set from 2004. It is a 544 piece set, recommended for individuals aged 10 and up that works with other Lego train sets and it includes four mini-figures - Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Professor Lupin and a Dementor. 

The first 30 seconds of this video shows the real train that was used in the film to recreate J.K. Rowling's and Harry Potter's Hogwarts Express. It will come as no surprise that they chose one of the most spectacular railroad journeys in the world for the Harry Potter movies.


Unfortunately, now that Lego's Harry Potter Motorized Hogwarts Express is discontinued, you will find that the price has gone up. However, if it is a set you are wanting to add to your Harry Potter collection, you can find it on eBay by clicking here. If you would like to have a train set but you do not need it to be the 2004 version, you can see all of the Lego Harry Potter train sets on eBay by clicking here.

See you
at the movies
sometime in 2021!
Brenda

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