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Throwback Thursday-Romancing The Stone (1984)

It can be said that art can imitate life. The question is, what happens when factors change and life imitates art?

In 1984’s Romancing The Stone, Joan Wilder (Kathleen Turner) is a successful romance novelist whose personal life can seem rather dull compared to the lives of her characters. Then she receives news that her brother in law was murdered, her sister has been kidnapped and a mysterious treasure map lands on her doorstep.  The people responsible for the murder of her brother in law and the kidnapping of her sister are willing to return Joan’s sister to safety if Joan will bring them the map.  Traveling to Colombia with the map, Joan meets Jack Colton (Michael Douglas). Jack agrees to lead her out of the jungle, but not before they have an adventure that is bigger than any of Joan’s novels.

This movie is 30 years old. It is as good as it as during it’s initial release.  It’s fun, it’s entertaining and it’s an old fashioned fish out of water adventure story that still holds sway over it’s audience.

I recommend it.


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Flashback Friday- Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

Hollywood is complicated. So is marriage.

In Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Roger Rabbit (voiced by Charles Fleischer) , a cartoon star, is worried that his wife, Jessica (voiced by Kathleen Turner) is cheating on him. He hires a detective, Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) to find out if his wife is actually cheating on him. When Marvin Acme (Stubby Kaye) is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect, Eddie must find a way to prove that Roger is innocent.

For the late 80’s this movie is incredible. The in jokes about Hollywood and marriage, the incredibly well done mixture of live actors and special effects just make this movie extremely enjoyable.

I recommend it.

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