Monday, May 30, 2011

Monday Movie Blog

Welcome back to the Monday Movie Blog at Chief 187 Chatter. Today is Memorial Day, a day for reflection, being thankful and grateful, and honoring those who fought and died serving our country. In addition to the prayers being offered up, remember to actively do something in honor of this day.

Memorial Day Weekend has also been the unofficial start to summer for decades! Hollywood, fully understanding that people have more time off thus more time to spend money to sit in a cool, darkened theater, offer up their Summer Blockbusters. Others stay home to catch up on the many movies they had intended to see in the theater but for countless reasons, could not. This is a resource being created, alphabetically, that provides those who wish it, movie titles to rent, select, watch, and rewatch whenever the mood strikes.

This week’s focus is movies that begin with the letter “U”. A more difficult prompt than other letters, “U” definitely has made a mark in moviedom. Please list the movie title that begins with “U” as well as a brief synopsis or review of the film. Also, remember to list the stars if pertinent.

To add a theme to this week’s topic, along with any movies that begin with the letter “U”, include your favorite patriotic/war movie. Same guidelines apply. There have been several subtopics introduced throughout the months that provide yet another cross-reference for hardcore movie lovers.

I look forward to seeing the responses to “U” movies as well as patriotic/war movies. I check often to read comments, posts, and selections. Please consider joining me tomorrow for the most uplifting post of the week, Simple Joys.

Happy Memorial Day everybody! Thank you to the valiant men and women who have served our country and paid the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you to their families who still grieve. God Bless America.


  1. Uptown Girls- Late Britany Murphy & a younger Dakota Fanning

    Untamed Heart- Christian Slater, Marisa Tomei. This movie to me is the "sister" movie to Benny & Joon.


  2. The Usual Suspects... Kevin Spacey, Kevin Pollack, Chazz Palminteri,and Stephen Baldwin. A mystery that HBO called "A Thoroughly Engrossing Film"
    Under The Tuscan Sun... Diane Lane. Yes it is a 'chick flick' but it is still worth checking out

  3. Saving Private Ryan... Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Matt Damon. Eight men risk their lives to save one man. A Steven Spielberg movie that won 5 Academy Awards