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

    We watched a Bob Hope movie, Call Me Bwana (1963). It was without a doubt right up there as one of the stupidest movies we've ever watched.

    There were a couple of good jokes . . . but not enough to make it worth the time spent . . .


    Chester :newyear:

    24 is back, and true to form. I admit it, were addicted!
    Watching on Hulu is great, very little commercials, plus
    we can watch it when we want. In our case this week,
    between power outages.
    Actually, 24 is sort of a modern day western. (bud)
    Chester :newyear:

    "UP" - a thoroughly delightful animated feature from Pixar and Disney. So many little details, the wife and I will have to watch it a lot!

    REALLY fun movie (not without its touching moments - keep the Kleenex nearby!). The Mrs. and the kids saw this in the theater, but Santa brought the DVD and I finally got to see it. I really enjoyed it, and highly recommend it. Pixar does it again!

    Chester :newyear:

    Shortly before Christmas, I had to travel to Oregon to take care of some business regarding our property there. While there, I stayed at a nearby motel, and while there saw on TV the movie The Nativity Story. I was so impressed with it that I called home and asked. the Mrs. if she'd seen it before. She said, "No, but we own it!" She had purchased it at a very good price, but we hadn't had a chance to watch it. So two nights ago, we had some friends over and watched it together. It was very well done, and I recommend it.


    Horatio Hornblower RN. I never get tired of seeing that film.

    It's a favorite in our home as well! :thumbs_up:

    This morning I'm watching a film with Edward G. Robinson . . . . The movie is "Our Vines Have Tender Grapes", a film I've never seen before (and I thought I'd seen 'em all)

    Sounds like a pretty good movie. I'm guessing it's on one of the cable channels?

    As for our family . . . last night, we rented the DVD of the first four episodes of a show called Castle, about a best-selling murder mystery author, Richard Castle, who works with NYPD Detective Kate Beckett in homocide. Pretty good show (in it's second season now, I think), with some intrigue, funny moments, touching scenes, etc. We've been enjoying it on Hulu each week, but our daughter had never seen it.

    Having seen a preview a few months ago for the movie Is Anybody There? with Michael Caine, and thinking it looked pretty interesting, the Mrs. rented it. I'm sorry to say it was quite disappointing (the Mrs. was equally disappointed). I've never felt I needed sub-titles more than in this English speaking movie (those subtitles were NOT available!). It was hard to hear or understand what was being said, even with the volume way up. The story ran pretty slow, and there were a few totally unnecessary uses of bad language that also marred the film.

    Can't say that I'd recommend it.

    Chester :newyear:

    Yesterday evening I watched "Airport", 1970's precursor to a long line of disaster movies. Based on Arthur Hailey's bestselling book, it featured many of Hollywood's finest: Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, Van Heflin, George Kennedy, Jacqueline Bisset and several others.

    Enthralling plot, as Burt, who plays the general manager of a major airport, tries unsuccessfully to balance his job responsibilities with his home life. Meanwhile, Van Heflin is plotting to commit suicide by detonating a bomb on a Rome-bound flight. Edge-of-your-seat thriller.

    That was one of my favorite movies back then!!

    But back to the present . . . tonight we rented and watched the new Star Trek movie, and really enjoyed it very much! Chester says he thinks some of those scenes, that so artfully merged the original Star Trek with the current movie, probably had hard-core Trekkies practically peeing in their pants in excitement.

    Mrs. C :angel1:

    Continuing with the pirate theme . . . we watched Pirates of the Caribbean, Curse of the Black Pearl a couple of nights ago. That makes about the fourth or fifth time watching it, though it's been long enough since the last time that it was a pleasant experience.

    Last night, we watched the latest episodes of Monk and Castle (yeah, I know, they're not movies, but they're not Westerns, either).

    Chester :newyear:

    Double Crossbones, with Donald O'Connor and a much younger Will Geer (best known in our household as Grandpa Walton - it was his voice that gave it away). It's one of 4 pirate movies on the same DVD. Definitely a cute spoof of the swashbuckling pirate movies of that era! Ar-r-r-r-r-r-rg!

    Chester :newyear:

    Watched Angel and the Badman starring old what's his name...

    Oh, yeah, old what's his name - I know who you mean . . .

    Bruce Cabot, right?

    No? Oh, then Hank Worden . . .

    Not him, huh? You must mean Bill Brooks (aka Chili Bill).

    What? NOT him? Oh . . . then you must mean, uh, it's on the tip of my tongue . . . you know, real tall . . . uh . . . John Wayne?

    Yeah . . . we watched that movie tonight ourselves.

    Chester :newyear: and the Mrs. :angel1: