Monday, June 28, 2021

Tuesday 4 - That's Entertainment

 Here is to another week of Tuesday 4 in memory of Toni Taddeo.

1. Do you have an actor or actress whose movies you hate to miss?

I have a few actors and actresses whose movies I try to see when they make a new one. Here they are in no particular order:  Meryl Streep, Meg Ryan, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Daniel Craig, Dame Judi Dench, Helen Mirren,  Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman, Natalie Portman, Angelina Jolie, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine, Viola Davis, Regina King, Denzel Washington, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Octavia Spencer, the late Chadwick Boseman, Daniel Kaluuya. Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Diane Keaton. That's a lot.

2. Is there a movie or TV program you could watch over and over again?

I can only think of two movies I did like to watch more than once and both of them featured Angelina Jolie though I would not say she is my favourite actress.  The first movie is called Salt, an action-adventure-spy movie.  I found the story line very thrilling and it held my interest throughout.  I also enjoyed The Tourist, a romantic-spy-mystery.  The scenery and the acting in The Tourist were superb as the story was mainly set in Venice.


I don't usually go out of my way to watch something over and again but I would choose movies like Out of Africa and  Sleepless in Seattle as the kind of movies I would watch on more than one occasion.  I also like to watch some classic movies like The Sound of Music.  During appropriate holidays like Christmas and Easter, I also watch some movie favourites like It's a Wonderful Life and The Ten Commandments. If a movie I've already liked and watched happens to be showing on television and I'm "free" I'm usually open to watching it again. 

I never really used to watch movies on television or on computer as I far prefer them on the big screen. But then the movies got to be so expensive and combined with the fact that the movies run are sometimes very short, I will now watch on TV or on line.  These days we have so many movie options and watching at home is very convenient. 

I usually make a cup of decaf tea and some other snack (fruits, chips, popcorn, etc.). The snack depends on what I have on hand and what I may be craving.  I never go out to buy snacks specifically for eating while watching movies.

3. Do you have a list of books or magazines you are hoping to read over the summer? Would you share it with us?  Bonus: do you make a cuppa something or a snack when you read?

I purchased two magazines which I haven't read yet:  Small Space Decorating (Better Homes & Gardens) and Flowers and Gardens (Victoria Classics). I simply love looking at pretty photos of beautiful homes and gardens and I also like watching You Tube videos and looking at magazines to get ideas for small space decor and organization.  

My tastes are very eclectic so it is hard to decide on what I really, really love for the purposes of living. I think  probably a home that is more rustic and comfortable because that seems to be what I gravitate to most since I like wood things and tribal rugs and artifacts or anything hand made.  I also love lots of greenery and flowers.

I have about 6 books on the go at the moment, several are sewing books, one is about heaven and who will meet us at the gates, another is a compilation of news articles written for the Irish Times by the late Maeve Binchy and the last two are novels.  I have a very long list of books to read and I'm always adding to it. Once I finish what I have on hand I will see what else I can get from the library that may be on my list. 

A few weeks ago I  reached my quite modest reading goal for the year.  Now I'm just taking time and not reading much each day especially because it is sweltering heat right now where I live and we've been shattering temperature records all week. When I have a good novel though it is hard to put it down until it's done.I find it's also more enjoyable when you read a novel each day so you don't lose the thread of the story.

I make the same snacks and refreshments for book reading as I do for when I watch movies.

4.  What kind of music do you enjoy listening to?

Joan Baez & Bob Dylan Photo by:  Getty Images & Printed in the Guardian News

My tastes in music are also super eclectic. I enjoy almost everything except for crude lyrics.  The music I'm drawn to most often is the classical music (especially Mozart), the music of the 60s and 70s (Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul & Mary, Joni Mitchell, Ian & Sylvia, Buffy Ste. Marie, Simon and Garfunkel, Motown, Jim Croce, The Beatles, Elvis) light rock of the 70s  & Dicso (James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Eagles, The Doobie Brothers, Doctor Hook, KC & The Sunshine Band, Donna Summer) and spiritual or gospel music of almost any era and any style.  I also like country and western music as it was the music I grew up hearing most. The odd thing is I love music but hardly make time to listen to anything but gospel.

Linking up with Tuesday 4.


Rhodesia said...

Music of the 60's is by far my most favourite and we listen to is most of the time. I seldom see a film but the one I have watched most times is certainly Dirty Dancing, I just loved Patrick Swayze. Books, I have so many on my kindle as it is very difficult to buy books in English here. A friend has just sent me a whole lot of books to down load to kindle as well, so I am looking through those to see what I (we) would like. We pretty much enjoy the same books which is useful.

Have a good week and keep safe, Diane

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Nice to read this very different post style by you.
My TV and movie likes are changing as so many now make a point of sex scenes that leave little to the imagination. As for music I tend to like a wide multicultural assortment of all genres.
Books are now audio and no more magazines as my eyes are too bad.
I hear there is a heat wave out your way.
Here we are vaccinated and hope to get out more as we reopen on June 30th.
Take care and stay safe.

Jeanie said...

We have very similar interests in books and music and film. I loved hearing about your choices!

eileeninmd said...

I enjoyed reading your answers. I have not been to the movies in a long time, usually I go with whatever my hubby wants to see. I watch an old movie on TCM with Jimmy Stewart and Doris Day, The man Who Knew Too Much. We have similar taste in music. I already put my name on the list for Louise Penny's new book coming out in August. Take care, have a happy new week!

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Very interesting answers! You have a wide range of tastes and likes. I don't even know half of those actors you mentioned! I am way behind the times. I also like more rustic style of homes, but then again I love Victorian and lots of pretty flowers and gardens and vintage stuff too. I used to get a lot of magazines, but have cut way back now and don't even like the one I get (BH&G)...they've changed so much over the years and there are too many ads. I loved a lot of the same music as you when I was younger, but mostly listen to gospel or contemporary Christian music now. But it's fun to hear some of those old songs if they happen to come up somewhere... Have a blessed and wonderful week.

Anne in the kitchen said...

You have a wide range of what you find appealing. I really do appreciate that! Have a great day!

Lori said...

I love different types of music and books too. I definitely have favorites though. Loved your answers! Have a nice week.

Susan said...

I like all your music choices. I loved Carole King and Amy Grant. Those movies sound interesting. I will have to check them out. It's nice to be able to listen to music videos on YouYube while I work on the computer.

Annie said...

I enjoyed reading this quite a lot! New sides to you I liked finding. I loved Ian and Sylvia.. Buffy Ste Marie.. and I miss the music of those days. I also am a Doobie Bros fan. Thank you so much for joining in!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Great list of names! Sleepless in Seattle is a good one to watch over and over again. I like "It's complicated." You named several singers that I like. Enjoy the rest of your week.

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