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Monday Movie Meme – Backyard BBQ

As the Fourth of July weekend approaches, the theme for this week’s Monday Movie Meme focuses on one of the most common Independence Day celebrations in America: Backyard BBQ.

Share on your blog or in the comments section, movies featuring cookouts, barbecues or whatever these casual parties are called in your neck of the woods.

The BBQ scene doesn’t have to necessarily be set in someone’s backyard but a character in the film must be firing up something on a grill. Here are my selections for this week’s Backyard BBQ theme.

Poetic Justice

A group of friends crash a family reunion, where they help themselves to barbecue food, drinks and new acquaintances in this romantic drama starring Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur and Regina King.

Boyz n the Hood

Friends in an L.A. neighborhood discuss reading books, AIDS and letting women eat first, at a backyard cookout celebrating Doughboy’s return home from prison in this drama starring Laurence Fishburne, Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Morris Chestnut.

What movies have YOU watched featuring people cooking out at a barbecue?


Monday Movie Meme – On the Air

The theme for this week’s Monday Movie Meme is influenced by my recent guest appearance on the Cameron Avant Show to discuss ABYSS: The Greatest Proposal Ever, general filmmaking and other topics: On the Air.

Share on your blog or in the comments section, movies featuring radio jockeys.

These are the people behind the microphone, working at a radio station where they are the host or main person who plays music and delivers news over the air. Here are my two selections for this week’s On the Air theme.

Do the Right Thing

A local radio DJ offers all sorts of funny tips for listeners to beat the heat wave while racial tensions rise in a Brooklyn neighborhood in this drama film starring Samuel L. Jackson. 

Hotel Rwanda

There was a radio jockey talking about rebel forces or something, in this war movie starring Don Cheadle.


What movies featuring radio DJs would YOU add to this list?


Monday Movie Meme - Waiting Tables #Etsy #RedCross #Handmade

#IndieFilm writer/director Nicole Ayers fundraising for the American Red Cross. Photo by Cameron Avant. During a recent tour stop at Jake’s Pizza and Grill for my Red Cross fundraiser, I met with Cameron Avant, a podcaster and television camera operator who joked that I looked like a waitress.

The vendor apron I wore that day could understandably double as a uniform for serving food, given the location we were in and the nature of this Dinner-and-a-Movie style fundraiser. Having Avant’s comment in mind, the theme for this week’s Monday Movie Meme is made to give a nod to SunFlowerFreckles, a handmade clothing and accessories shop on Etsy that sells aprons like the one I wore as well as character bowtie clips.

In addition, let’s use this week’s Monday Movie Meme to recognize the sometimes unappreciated work of restaurant staff everywhere: Waiting Tables.

Share on your blog or in the comments section, movies featuring people who work as a member of the wait staff at a restaurant, diner or some other eatery.

Here are my selections for this week’s Waiting Tables theme.

Personal Velocity

A woman gets a waitressing job in a diner after fleeing with her children, from an abusive husband in this romantic drama starring Kyra Sedgwick.

Set It Off

A waitress gets stiffed with the bill by a group of friends planning what is supposed to be their last and final bank robbery in this action crime drama starring Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Blair Underwood.

Lighten Up

An unassuming waiter gets caught between a couple’s unfulfilled desires during a birthday celebration at a diner in this comedy, made by yours truly!

What movies have YOU watched that feature scenes where people are waiting tables?

Also, shop for handmade bowties, fabric wallets, toys, handbags and additional items by SunFlowerFreckles on Etsy!

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