Movie Night: The Breadwinner

May 12 2018:

Team TLC movie night: Lillian’s choice – “The Breadwinner”

Lillian says: “Very emotional, liked the story, good, great moral, favorite character is Parvana, and I thought the book was more kid friendly, and I liked it better.”

I say, “Heartbreaking.” from the movie, “Raise your hearts not your voices.” xoxo

Thomas says, “It’s what I expected and would like to have known more of the actual story.”

The Breadwinner Movie 5.12.18

Movie Night: The King and I

May 5 2018:

Team TLC movie night: My choice – “The King and I” …. 1956 version

I say, “Incredibly interesting. Loved the play put on for the English ambassador.”

Thomas is visiting The Romano Duo in Surprise, Arizona.

Lillian says, “Good, liked that it is a musical, my favorite part is the dancing, and my favorite character is Anna.”

The King and I Movie 5.5.18

Movie Night: Mary Poppins

April 28 2018:

Team TLC movie night – Thomas’ choice: “Mary Poppins” .. We’ve seen this several times, yet Thomas says he wasn’t in the mood for any of the other choices.

Thomas says, “I liked it because I like the classics.”

Lillian says, “Good, liked the singing, 100% recommend it, and my favorite characters are Mary Poppins and Jane.”

I say, “There is so much one can say about this wonderful movie. So, I’ll just say I’m blessed to have used the spoonful of sugar theme during my early parenting years and have consistently used Supercalifragilisexpialidocious throughout parenting. It does indeed instantly change the mood!!”

Mary Poppins Movie 4.28.18

Movie Night: Pollyanna

April 21 2018:

Team TLC movie night – Lillian’s choice: “Pollyanna” – Second time around as we watched it many years ago.

Lillian says, “Good, liked the music, my favorite characters are Aunt Polly and Pollyanna, 100% recommended, and I liked the moral of the story.”

I say, “I just love this movie. The power of one person and finding the good in others ….. Just Magical!”

Thomas says, “It was okay and I liked it.”

Pollyanna Movie 4.21.18

Movie Night: Wonder

April 17 2018:

Team TLC extra movie night: Another default as I put this on hold back in December. It was our turn and it’s watch it now or wait months again.


I say, “Everyone deserves a standing ovation at least once.” What a mixture of emotions. Excitement, joy, love, and guilt from a place of failure. Such a WONDERful movie. My eyes are sweating streams.

Thomas says, “I liked the cliches. I went into it with low expectations but I really liked it.”

Lillian says, “Good, suspenseful, liked some of the music, my favorite characters are Summer and Via.”

Wonder Movie 4.17.18

Movie Night: The Greatest Showman

April 15 2018:

Team TLC movie night – Default choice!! Our turn arrived for two of the movies I put on hold months ago. This was one of them. Gotta watch em now or wait months for our turn again! “The Greatest Showman”

Lillian says, “ Good, musical, like the music, amazing, suspenseful, and awesome.”

I say, “This was fun to watch! Plus, Thomas was so interested to learn more about P.T. Barnum that he studied more about him during the movie. Love the ending quote, ‘The noblest art is that of making others happy.’

Thomas says, “It was good. I liked it.”

The Greatest Showman Movie 4.15.18

Movie Night: Leap!

April 7 2018:

Team TLC movie night: My choice – “Leap!” … Put this on hold at the library back in December. Our turn arrived!

I say, “Sweet and heart warming.” Quotes from the movie, “Never give up on your dreams. If you never leap you’ll never know what it’s like to fly. Always follow your heart.”

Thomas says, “It could have been a lot better. The boy died 20 times and the girl broke every bone in her body. Had the same message as many other movies about follow your dreams and never give up.”

Lillian says, “Good, inspirational, liked the music, favorite character is Felicie, like the quote that if you never leap, you’ll never know what it’s like to fly, definitely recommend if you want to be inspired and recommend no matter what.”

Leap! Movie 4.7.18

Movie Night: Coco

March 31 2018:

Team TLC Movie Night: Lillian’s choice – “Coco” …. I put this on hold in December at the library. It was finally our turn!!!

Lillian says, “Good, amazing, great, cool, liked most of the songs, 100% recommend … especially around Halloween … and my favorite character was Mama Coco.”

I say, “Wonderful story of forgiveness, customs, beliefs, passion, and purpose.”

Thomas says, “It could have been better. I liked the idea. By the end of it the music was kind of getting annoying. I think it’s really interesting that if you’re forgotten you die again.”

Coco Movie 3.31.18

Movie Night: Harvey

March 30 2018:

Team TLC Extra Movie Night – Easter weekend 4 or 5 years ago Thomas and Lillian wanted to watch something with rabbits.

On such short notice this is what I came up with and we’ve watched it every year since! A 6 foot pooka in the form of a rabbit counts right??? Plus, Josephine Hull and James Stewart are phenomenal in this.

Quotes from Elwood P. Dowd (James Stewart) …. “Every day is a perfect day.”

“I always have a wonderful time wherever I am and whoever I’m with.”

“In this world you must be oh so smart or oh so kind. For years I was smart. I recommend kind.”

Thomas says, “I like it a lot and I like watching it every year!”

Lillian skipped watching this year.

Harvey Movie 3.30.18