What Dorothy learned

The Wizard of Oz is a perennial favorite, sentimental, inspiring, and cherished for its simple truths. Going a little deeper, others have uncovered themes in the story revealing a political allegory. What interests me is what happened after the movie ended, following the clues that the story was not going to end happily ever after.Dorothy and Toto later in life

Getting veducated

Just watched "Veducated" on Amazon Prime streaming video, which gently makes the case that a meat/dairy diet is unsustainable in light of the world's growing population, and cruel to animals. "Part sociological experiment and part adventure comedy, Vegucated follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. Lured by tales of weight lost and health regained, they begin to uncover the hidden sides of animal agriculture that make them wonder whether solutions offered in films like Food, Inc. go far enough. This entertaining documentary showcases the rapid and at times comedic evolution of three people who discover they can change the world one bite at a time."

Young at Heart

A lovely documentary about a choir of senior citizens who delight and warm the hearts of their audiences with covers of tasty pop songs. I get teary at 10% of the movies I see, but Forever Young even got to some of the inmates they entertained at a prison. I normally don't like to post spoilers, but you're gonna love the opening—one of the ladies scream to kick off the punk classic Should I Stay Or Should I Go. "What ultimately emerges is a funny and unexpectedly moving testament to friendship, creative inspiration and reaching beyond expectations." Rotten Tomatoes