Category Archives: MOVIES !!

Hidden Figures: Inspiring Stars Inspiring Us

I am so very jealous.  Not a good thing to be, admittedly, but still in that green state of envy (as in, green with envy?) Yesterday my brother unexpectedly met Dr. Christine Darden, one of the NASA scientists from Margot … Continue reading

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climb every mountain (or maybe not)

Virginia has been off the blogging grid awhile, but this week marks 5 years here at Roses in the Rubble (drum roll!) so she’s getting back into blogging grooves.    My brother and I recently returned from a two week visit … Continue reading

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Love is a Verb

Our hearts are sickened and saddened by the senseless violence and killings over the weekend at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Shock.  Disbelief.  Anger.  Despair. How do we respond to such reckless terror and hate? And perpetuated upon the … Continue reading

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watch out, waves astern!!

Not just little ‘ole waves, but GIGANTIC 60-footers knock brave boaters about in the movie, “The Finest Hours.”  My brother and I saw it in the theater last weekend. What a fine movie!  (Fine because it’s called The Finest Hours … Continue reading

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Orcs, Elves, Hobbits… and DWARVES!!

“Never underestimate dwarves,” Gandalf tells Bilbo in the last Hobbit movie, “The Battle of the Five Armies.”   It’s NOT a good idea! The dwarves in this segment do get a little off-kilter before they kick some serious orc butt. As … Continue reading

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@ The Movies: Footballs & Standing Tall

If you are looking for a good movie this weekend, check out When the Game Stands Tall.  You don’t have to be a Football groupie to appreciate this (very) inspirational flick.  Sure, there are some great game scenes, but this … Continue reading

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@ The Movies w/Virginia: Lee Daniel’s The Butler INSPIRES!

On Saturday my sister came to hang out with the Savvy Saints while my brother & i  zoomed out to see Lee Daniel’s “The Butler.”  After a week of listening to Dwight Davis morning promotional plugs on WHRO, (our local … Continue reading

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