Posts from chester7777 in thread „Last Non Western You Watched“

    All great movies. What did you think of Secondhand Lions? My wife and I totally love that movie.

    Jim, sorry for the delayed reply, our family has been BUSY with graduations (1 college and 1 high school) AND our son's Boy Scout Eagle Project . . .

    We LOVE Secondhand Lions! We have seen (and own) every movie we have watched with the group, so for us at least, there are no surprises. We recommend that movie to many people (in fact, we had to replace our copy because we loaned it out and never got it back).

    We've been hosting an "old movie" night at our house the past couple of months, and on the non-western side of things, we have watched:
    An Affair to Remember
    The Bachelor and the Bobbysoxer
    Secondhand Lions
    The Quiet Man
    Wake of the Red Witch

    We recently saw "Saving Mr. Banks" - Disney's movie that is partly a movie about the 'making of' "Mary Poppins", but even more about the author of the books on which the movie is based, P.L. Travers. It was more serious than I had anticipated, but a well-done movie, especially for those of us who have both read the books and seen the movie.

    Our local theater also has a classic movies night (Thursday nights at 7), and this week's offering was a movie I had never seen, "Christmas in Connecticut" with Sidney Greenstreet and Barbara Stanwyk. It was a cute movie and worth the time spent.

    Mrs. C :angel1:

    Holiday, with Cary Grant.

    Here's the blurb from the box - A happy-go-lucky non-conformist (Cary Grant) finds himself engaged to the spoiled daughter of a millionaire, not realizing that her down-to-earth sister (Katherine Hepburn) is the better catch. Directed by George Cukor.

    Not the best CG film, but quite watchable, with some pretty good moments. I'm not sure I've seen Katherine Hepburn so young. The film was from 1938.

    Chester :newyear: and the Mrs. :angel1:

    I had a cracking shirt bought in Hawaii which my now wife decided to shrink in the wash!
    Strangely it now fits her and she wears it quite often!

    Yea, my problem is just getting too fat. :wink_smile: My kids have inherited all mine.

    Hang on, I still wear shirts like that!

    I use to be in the US Naval Reserve, and each year we went to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii each year for our two weeks training. Each year my pleasure was buying one or two Hawaiian shirts, so after ten or twelve years, I had a pretty good collection. Now, not having been back in twenty years, and the reason mentioned above, :wink_smile: This ad looks interesting!
    Now, trying to bring this back to the topic at hand, we are watching a Magnum as I post. Ironically, Higgins just said to Magnum, "Quoting Winston Churchill, a man's got to do what a man's got to do." Then Magnum said right back to him, "No, Higgins, that was John Wayne that said that." Then Higgins responded, "He got it from Winston Churchill."

    Talk about timing . . . that was a little eerie!

    Chester :newyear:

    Don't know where movie hats come into it, no Stetsons here in the non western thread!:wink_smile:
    Joking aside, what I'm finding great on here is the diverse selection of classic films I have not seen or heard of which I'm now hunting down to watch.

    At least I have an excuse, the T button on my laptop sometimes hangs up.

    Chester :newyear:

    I recently saw "Snow White and the Huntsman" with my kids. It was OK, rather long, and I was glad I paid the 'before noon' price rather than full price. Very interesting twist on a fairly well-known tale, some aspects of the story were downright creepy though, in my opinion. Definitely NOT for little kids (though the PG-13 rating should make that obvious).

    Mrs. C :angel1:

    Hi Chester. So you didn't make it through "Independence Day" and "30 Rock". I thought this thread was dedicated to non westerns that you watched!!!
    It's hell to be old, isn't it?

    And, tired! :wink_smile:

    At least I made the attempt. Maybe we should start a thread for movies that put us to sleep.

    Chester :newyear:

    Just found out from Joe Zuke, President of the Birthplace board, that there is a good chance this documentary will be available as early as the end of June.

    Chester :newyear: