Rene Russo


Rene Russo

As April and Morgan Freeman month rolls out – in rolls May and Rene Russo, our 5’8” redheaded beauty from Burbank, California.  Russo’s career began when she was approached by a scout and manager from International Creative Management while attending a Rolling Stones concert in the early 70’s.  (She sounds like my kind of girl).  Her opportunities developed from there and in April 1974 she graced the cover of Vogue magazine, something she would do many times over before her acting career took off.  In 1987 she took a part in a television series by the name of Sable.  It wasn’t until 1989, at the age 35, that she took a part in the movie Continue reading


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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Kiss the Girls – 1997

Product DetailsKiss the Girls – 1997
Drama – Crime – Thriller – Serial Killer

To wrap up Ashley Judd month and segue into Morgan Freeman month we are reviewing the 1997 thriller, Kiss the Girls.  This James Patterson novel-turned-movie is an excellent film with all the bells-and-whistles expected from a Drama – Crime- Thriller – Serial Killer movie.   If you read the book and found it to be a page Continue reading