Swiss Family Robinson. Gosh I love that movie.
I watched Big Jake with Maureen O'Hara and John Wayne last night. It's a lot better without the 10 minutes of movie and 7 of commercials on late night TV.
Groucho Marx said it best:
“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying all the wrong remedies.”
I saw the Grey last night, the Liam Neeson survival movie.
I thought it was fairly good, with only a few exceptions. The biggest being the artistic license the film takes with the wolves. I think there are a lot of ways the film could have shown the animals behaving more realistically and also the sounds they made were sometimes very clearly not wolves... I heard a lion at one point... no joke.
Currently watching Forrest Gump.
I tell it like it used to be.
...aaaaannnd, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, with all those guys from the other one. Saw it with the family this evening. Liked the inclusion of Colonel Moran, the battle of intellects between Holmes and Moriarty, and the slightly non-canonical approach to the canonical Reichenbach Falls denouement.
Let me dig this solid cat and see what jumps in that wig of his that's causing all the flip on the vine.
I watched "The Pianist" last night. The true story of a Polish-Jewish concert pianist (Wladyslaw Szpilman) who survived the Warsaw Ghetto and the Holocaust, hiding out in the safehouses provided to him by the Polish Resistence, while his city collapses around him.
Wladyslaw Szpilman was one of only a handful of Jews who survived in Warsaw during the War. From a population of tens of thousands, they were reduced to less than ten.
...Where did you get that hat, where did you get that tile? Isn't it a nobby one and just the proper style! I should like to have one just the same as that. Whereever I go they'd shout "hello, where did you get that hat?..."
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If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased. --Katherine Hepburn
Father of the Bride (1950)
I tell it like it used to be.
Just saw Appointment With Danger (1951), with Alan Ladd, Phyllis Calvert, Jack Webb, Harry Morgan, and Jan Sterling. Dedicated to U.S. postal inspectors, the film was better than I thought it would be, with Ladd as a postal cop infiltrating a gang which is planning to rob the U.S. mail. Jan Sterling was great as the gang leader's lazy, bop-loving moll, and it was very enjoyable to see Webb and Morgan as bad guys.
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1. John 3:16, 17
2. Dress to please yourself, but do take others into some consideration.
"Funny Face" (1957) with our 8 year old daughter. This was her 2nd Audrey Hepburn film. She enjoyed the dancing in this one and was fascinated by the fact that Audrey Hepburn had taken ballet since she does too. (she's already seen and loved "Roman Holiday" and she is turning into quite a fan!) I love it! Just think of all the awful things an 8 year old could prefer and ours likes Audrey, Lucille Ball and old black & white western tv shows!