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Terminator Genisys: Actors from Elsewhere


Terminator Genisys (2015 PG-13), directed by Alan Taylor, has what you would expect:  Unstoppable robot assassins who look like people, time travel confusion, lots of fights and explosions and car crashes.  If you’ve never seen a Terminator movie, you will still be able to understand and enjoy.  If you’ve seen all the movies, and the TV series, you will love the dialogue that draws from Terminator history.

For me, too many actors reminded me of their other roles.  Here is where you may remember them from (from left):


Byung-hun Lee is the first assassin we meet in Terminator Genisys.  You may know him from G. I. Joe.


Jason Clarke is lead resistance fighter John Connor.  To me he is the sad-sack guy from The Great Gatsby.


This is the first time I’ve seen Emilia Clarke, and I was impressed with her combined youthfulness and strength.  But she is well known for Game of Thrones.


Arnold Schwarzenegger, of course, is the reason for Terminator movies.  Watch how he ages, watch how he fights himself, watch how he cares for young Sarah Connor.


Jai Courtney is sent to save Sarah Conner.  Although he is good in this role, I couldn’t shake the memory of him as the nasty rotten guy in Divergent.


Two other minor characters are too well known for other roles to become their Terminator character.

Matt Smith is Dr. Who.  And only Dr. Who.  Not some resistance fighter in the future.


J. K. Simmons is the guy who won the Academy Award for that movie no one saw.  His acceptance speech was memorable, however.

WHIPLASH - 2014 FILM STILL - (L-R): Miles Teller AND JK Simmons - Photo Credit: Daniel McFadden/Courtesy of  Sundance Institute

WHIPLASH – 2014 FILM STILL – (L-R): Miles Teller AND JK Simmons – Photo Credit: Daniel McFadden/Courtesy of Sundance Institute

Have fun watching this movie!


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The Enduring Fun of Frozen


It has been months since Frozen (2013 PG), Disney‘s animated musical, has been in theaters.  Yet for some reason this movie has taken hold of Americans more than other Disney movies recently.  Can you name any of the characters from Brave (2012 PG)?  Can you sing more than the first line of the chorus of Mother Knows Best from Tangled(2010 PG)?


My teenaged daughters dressed up as Elsa and Anna.

Our family went to WonderCon, an annual comic book, science fiction, and motion picture convention in Anaheim, California.  What fun!  Many people came dressed as characters from Spider Man, Dr Who, Star Wars, Batman and Disney.

Watch as people gather for a spontaneous singing of Frozen songs:

What is your favorite song from Frozen?  Or do you prefer other Disney movies?

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