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Tip of the Hat to Imagination

One of the best parts about being an uncle is rewatching my favorite movies from when I was a kid. It involves putting in a DVD I own or one from the local library. The entire experience is nostalgic bliss.

Speaking of which, I just finished watching the 1971 classic film ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory’ with my niece and mom. Three generations of movie-watchers who differ in cinematic preferences yet this trip down memory lane will always remain one of the all-time greatest films to all who watch it.

Case in point…

That’s what Tuesdays are all about can be all about.

P.S. The world still misses the kind spirit and pure imagination of Gene Wilder. 

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Happy Monday!

It’s time to put a new twist on Monday with some imagination…

pure imagination.

Ready. Set. Go see Ready Player One!

Have a Better Week Than Last Week. 

It’s Monday

“Pure Imagination,” as sung by the late Gene Wilder as the title character in 1971s cinematic masterpiece Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, is an untouchable classic. That’s a universal truth for a variety of reasons. And yet, the filmmakers behind 2018s Ready Player One used a new version of the aforementioned song in their latest trailer that may succeed as a worthy runner-up.

An old song is ready to be played for a new generation.

Have a Better Week Than Last Week. 

Dreaming in a “Sky Full of Stars”

Coldplay is really good at playing warm tributes.

In similar fashion to their 2012 tribute to the late Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys during a show at the Hollywood Bowl, Coldplay showed their respect and admiration to the life of the inspirational Gene Wilder at a recent show.

The visual of confetti stars falling to the tune of “Pure Imagination” is a genuinely nice tribute by the band from across the pond. Sometimes, simplicity can speak volumes and this is one of those moments. What’s incredible is that those two words will forever be linked to the late Gene Wilder, bringing a smile to the face of anybody that hears the magical phrase.

As it turns out, any ticket bought to see a Gene Wilder movie was a golden ticket.