Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Beverly Hills Cop #BeverlyHillsCop

If you’re like me, you have fond memories of the 70s and 80s.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this film for review. The opinions of this blog are my own. I’m not a professional in any way but I am a movie fan.

It’s amusing how life is. When I was in high school, in the 80s, all I could think about was how much I wanted my future adult life to begin, and how much everything would be better in the future. While some of that was true (maybe all of it), I can honestly say that it wasn’t as bad as I was convinced it was!

The 80s were a different time. Back then we didn’t have the technology that we have today, and watching movies was a totally different experience. We might chuckle at some poorly executed effects in many of the 1980’s movies, perhaps laugh out loud at the 80s fashion, and even be confused at some storylines.

What I am certain of is:

  1. it’s lovely to revisit some of my 1980’s memories – like rewatching forgotten movies and
  2. it’s wonderful to be able to share it with my daughter
  3. it’s pretty cool to share it with you too!

Recently I sat down to a movie marathon with my daughter; we watched the action-comedy classic Beverly Hills 3 Movie Collection (in Blue-Ray, with bonus features). This newly remastered 3 movie collection contains originally released special features like commentary by director Martin Brest, a glimpse inside the casting process, the music of Beverly Hills Cop, location map, Theatrical trailer, and Beverly Hills Cop – The Phenomenon Begins.

Did You Know that BEVERLY HILLS COP films earned a combined $735M+ worldwide, as well as two Academy Award nominations* and a Grammy Award for the first film’s Original Score?  Yes they did!

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the BEVERLY HILLS COP follows the one-and-only Axel Foley, a street-smart cop from Detroit. Tracking down his best friend’s killer in Beverly Hills, Axel smashes through the local barriers in a hilarious, high-speed pursuit of justice.
The BEVERLY HILLS COP Blu-ray boasts new special features, including:
  • Two never-before-seen deleted scenes
  • Four new behind-the-scenes featurettes incorporating vintage 1984 interviews
  • An isolated audio track of the original score by Harold Faltermeyer
  • “BHC Mixtape ‘84”, which allows viewers to go directly to the scenes featuring the hit songs “The Heat Is On,” “Neutron Dance,” “New Attitude,” “Stir It Up,” “Do You Really,” and “Nasty Girl.”
In BEVERLY HILLS COP II Eddie Murphy returns as Axel goes deep undercover to investigate a gang of international munitions smugglers and in BEVERLY HILLS COP III Axel investigates a counterfeit money ring, run out of a theme park in Los Angeles.
As I was about to write my post, I had every intention to jump right in and discuss the movies.  I thought to myself, “who hasn’t seen Beverly Hills Cop?” but I was quickly reminded that my daughter, and probably many of her generation, hadn’t seen it!
The gist of this is there’s a reason we celebrate things. In this case, we’re celebrating 35 years since Beverly Hills Cop. Eddie Murphy IS Axel Foley in every sense! Movie quality may have gotten better, special effects may have improved, and fashion may have changed.  What won’t change is Eddie Murphy’s distinct voice, his humour, and “Axel’s” perfect laugh!

Stay Calm In Spite of #COVID-19 #CoronavirusPandemic #Coronavirus #COVID19

The current situation with the novel coronavirus: COVID-19 [recently updated to a global pandemic] will affect us all; one way or another.

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The Toronto Public Health are asking us to get informed. Please visit their website or call 416-338-7600, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for more info: http://Toronto.ca/coronavirus

For right now, we are quite safe.  However, it would probably ease your mind to get educated on what to watch out for!

COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Muscle aches and tiredness
  • Difficulty breathing

Less commonly: sore throat, headache and diarrhea have been reported.

Older patients and those with chronic medical conditions may be at higher risk for severe illness.

Coronaviruses can spread through droplets when a person who has the virus coughs or sneezes, similar to how the flu and other respiratory illnesses are spread.

Some viruses are highly contagious, while other viruses are less so. It’s not clear yet how easily COVID-19 spreads from person-to-person.

In general, everyday preventive actions can help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 15 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early and share your recent travel history with your health care provider

There are no specific treatments for coronaviruses, and there is no vaccine that protects against coronaviruses. Most people with common human coronavirus illness will recover on their own.

If symptoms feel worse than a standard cold, see your health care practitioner. They can relieve symptoms by prescribing a pain or fever medication.

You should also:

  • drink plenty of fluids
  • get rest and sleep as much as possible
  • try a humidifier or a hot shower to help with a sore throat or cough

If you plan on travelling abroad, the Government of Canada’s official source of destination-specific travel information is their website:  https://travel.gc.ca/  . It provides important advice to help travelers make informed decisions and travel safely while abroad. As this is a rapidly evolving situation, travelers should check the website and consult with their health care provider prior to travelling. You should also check for notices about the destination that you are travelling too:  located on their website too.

REMEMBER, in the end, the decision to travel is your choice and you are responsible for your personal safety abroad. Ensure you monitor the news while away, and remember that travellers should expect increased health screening measures at points of entry for international destinations, including airports. Local authorities may impose control measures suddenly, including movement restrictions such as quarantines.

If you are concerned that you have symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough or difficulty breathing, contact your local Public Health Authority, for what to do next.

GOOD TO DO:   Download Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Awareness resources.

Stay healthy & safe!


Freebie Friday – March 6, 2020 #FreebieFriday

It’s been a while since I’ve shared freebies … anything really!  I apologize for that.  However, I’ve been needing much time alone, and that includes pulling away from the social media world.

This time around, I need space for emotional healing.  You might say, it’s stress relief.

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This little FREEBIE is one I just had to share with you:

Free Tea for Women’s Day!
Offer valid in DAVIDsTEA stores on March 8th, 2020 only. Applies to Tea of the Day beverages only. Limit one free tea per customer. Limited edition beverage, matcha and tea lattes do not apply. A maximum $2.50 retail value. While supplies last; quantities are limited. Not valid for cash or cash equivalent. Limit one free tea per customer. This offer is subject to change, alteration, or termination by DAVIDsTEA at its sole discretion at any time and without notice.

Get out there and ENJOY!!