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

    Oops, sorry, I meant to post Open Range in the last WESTERN you watched! Guess I wasn't paying attention :headbonk:

    The movie I wanted to mention here was The Towering Inferno . . . we were at a friend's house and it was on TV . . . man, I haven't seen that movie in years. All those stars look so young!!

    Chester :newyear:

    We've spent quite a bit of time the past couple of days watching DVD documentaries about alternative cancer therapies -

    Hoxsey - How Healing Became a Crime

    Max Gerson - Dying to Have Known

    Pretty interesting stuff, plenty of food for thought. Both of these therapies seem to have at least a 50% survival rate, versus 20% for conventional therapy, and utilize herbal and dietary programs.

    I don't think I'm ready to give up Duke's Chili just yet, but I might have it with a big glass of carrot juice and Sauza Comemorativo tequila :beer_yum:.

    Chester :newyear:

    OK, this is going to sound hokey (because we will list this in both Western and non-Western), but the last thing we watched this evening was a documentary called That's Action! which Chilibill sent to us. It had clips from The Quiet Man, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Gunga Din, The Sands of Iwo Jima, Fighting Seabees, and Flying Tigers, to name just a few. It was narrated by Art Linkletter, and was made in 1977. Well made documentary on the different types of action scenes we encounter in the movies.

    Chester :newyear:

    P.S. Thanks, Chilibill!!

    Though not a movie, what we watched this evening definitely qualifies as non-western - a few episodes of Magnum, PI (third season) . . . although Hawaii is about as far west as you can go in the United States :wink_smile:

    Chester :newyear:

    Incidentally, I sold my snowmobile last spring and have not bought a new one and probably won't till next year as our winters here have really taken a big vacation. In fact we haven't had any measureable snow here since November and that lasted 2 days.

    Maybe you should go visit Colorado Bob - he's got more than enough snow to go around :rolleyes: !

    Chester :newyear:

    Recently, we watched Superman Returns. We really enjoyed the cameo appearances by Noel Neill and Jack Larson (Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen in the TV show back in the 50s). It showed that the producers had some class, IMHO. I feel the movie was really good and in particular, I liked the way all of the new stars will be available for possible future sequels. The special effects were great!

    Just this evening, we watched Secondhand Lions (a "repeat performance" for our family, as we really like this movie). A stellar performance by Robert Duvall.

    Chester :newyear:

    Night at the Museum

    We went to the theatre because the power was out at our house (was out for about 18 hours). It was pretty entertaining, and suitable for the whole family Well, most of the family - it might be boring to very young ones, and the dinosaur might be scary.

    Mrs. C :angel1:


    Originally posted by chester7777@Jun 18 2006, 09:32 PM
    The Mrs. took our two younger kids to see Cars the other night, and they all loved it! She said she would even pay to see it at the theater again (not too many movies she says that about!). She said it was very well done, and you don't have to be a kid to see it. You will really enjoy the "scenery" of Ornament Valley!


    Well, I finally got to see Cars, because it came out on DVD this week, and the Mrs. bought it (I told you she liked it :D ). I was relaxing with Christopher, who was down this week with chicken pox, and we watched it together.

    I'm always suspicious of animated movies, and I don't know why, because I've been proven so wrong so many times recently. Most of them are really good movies (Finding Nemo, Toy Story 2, etc.).

    Well, Cars, as it progressed, was a very good movie! Having lived through the era portrayed in the film, and understanding how towns have been bypassed by "progress" I could relate to the town of Radiator Springs. Being an old Cadillac collector in years past, I got a good chuckle out of the background scenery that appeared like Cadillac fenders sticking out of the ground. The story line had something for everyone in it, and had the typical Hollywood ending of "happily ever after" which is OK by me.

    Chester :newyear:

    Hey, Bo, good to see you back! Don't be a stranger!!

    Tonight, we watched Houseboat with Cary Grant and Sophia Loren. I thought we'd seen every Cary Grant movie there was to be seen, but this was the first time for this one. It's billed as a romantic comedy. It was OK, but seemed to wander in too many directions. I wasn't laughing too much, although Cary Grant exhibited his usual charm and of course Sophia Loren wasn't too hard to look at - she has her own special charm ;) .

    I'll have lots time in the next couple of weeks to watch movies . . . :lol: .

    Chester :newyear:

    The Awful Truth, with Cary Grant and Irene Dunne.

    My wife took the kids to see the animated Everyone's Hero. That's the one about baseball and Babe Ruth's bat being stolen . . . . They really enjoyed it.

    Chester :newyear:

    We watched Hatari! last night. I don't know about you, but I would have some hesitations about standing around in the back of a '53 Chevy pick-up truck, bouncing across the plains of Africa, at 50 MPH, let alone sitting on the front left fender :fear2: !

    Where's the seat belt police when you need 'em? :lol: Just kidding!

    Chester :newyear:

    We rented and watched Akeelah and the Bee, about an 11 year-old girl from south Los Angeles who worked hard to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. It was a real good movie!

    Before that, we were on a little bit of a Cary Grant binge - bought a boxed set at Costco - so we watched The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer (a real family favorite, with Shirley Temple), Destination Tokyo, and My Favorite Wife.

    Mrs. C :angel1:

    Watched all three installments of Lord of the Rings, watched Firewall with the Mrs. a few days ago, and we've started watching the 4th season of Monk (I know, it's not a movie, but it's a non-western).

    I'm recovering well, the doctor says I can drive now (no more pain killers!! :D ).

    Just about the time I'm feelin' really good, it'll be time to go under the knife again . . . :mellow: .

    Chester :newyear:


    Originally posted by bopoppa@Jun 14 2006, 03:57 PM
    Had a few days off with the kid and took her to see "Cars" Great movie for everyone. Had to see X-men 3 and it was worth it. Trailer for Ghost Rider looked terrific. And even though its a western and off the topic a bit, its worth noting that "The Sacketts" finally made it to DVD and I couldnt help myself.



    We see you are a recent addition to the ranks here at the John Wayne Message Board, so would like to take this opportunity to welcome you!

    The Mrs. took our two younger kids to see Cars the other night, and they all loved it! She said she would even pay to see it at the theater again (not too many movies she says that about!). She said it was very well done, and you don't have to be a kid to see it. You will really enjoy the "scenery" of Ornament Valley!

    As far as other non-westerns, we have been watching the second season of The Rockford Files, and the kids gave me An American Icon: John Wayne DVD set for Father's Day, so we watched Seven Sinners this afternoon. I had not seen it before and thought it was quite good.

    I guess that about covers the waterfront . . . . Again, bopoppa, WELCOME!

    Chester :newyear: (along with the Mrs. :angel1:)