Monthly Archives: April 2013

Outbreak – 1995

41ieiAs-JHL._SL75_[1]Outbreak – 1995 – Drama – Disaster Movie

Outbreak is the perfect choice if you are in the mood for a disaster movie.  I would file it away with other similar one-word-titled movies like Twister – 1996, Volcano – 1997, Armageddon – 1998 and Poseidon – 2006, to name a few.

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The Shawshank Redemption – 1994

The Shawshank RedemptionThe Shawshank Redemption – 1994 – Drama

The movie, The Shawshank Redemption is an adaptation of the novella written by Steven King titled “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption.”  The screenplay for the film, which won seven Academy Award nominations, was written and directed by Frank Darabont.  Darabont also wrote the screenplay for The Green Mile – 1999, another prison themed novel written by Continue reading

Driving Miss Daisy – 1989

Driving Miss Daisy – 1989 Comedy – Drama

The play Driving Miss Daisy was written by Alfred Uhry and opened to a great success in New York on April 15, 1987.  It was later adapted into a movie in 1989 and won several Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Jessica Tandy.  Morgan Freeman won a Golden Globe award in 1990 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, as well.  The characters were inspired by Uhry’s real life grandmother Continue reading

High Crimes – 2002

MV5BMTM3MDkyNDMyMV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMDI3Nzc3._V1_SY317_CR9,0,214,317_[1]High Crimes – 2002
Drama – Mystery – Thriller

What better way to start Morgan Freeman month than to pair him with last months spotlighted actress, Ashley Judd.  They make a great acting team and I hope to see them join up again soon.

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Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman

April is Stress Awareness Month so if you are stressed out, let’s do something about that.  Unwind with a glass of your favorite beverage and let’s watch a good Morgan Freeman movie.   Morgan Freeman is a tremendous actor who definitely seeks variety in his role choices, which you will see from our movie line up this month.  No decisions required on your part … all you have to do is relax, watch and enjoy!

We start our reviews with High Crimes, in case you haven’t had enough of Ashley Judd and then move on to Driving Ms. Daisy.  Third this month is one of my favorite films, Shawshank Redemption and we’ll wrap up the month with Outbreak.

Let’s get started …

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