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

    I can't remember the last film I Watched all the way through but the Next one is going to be The Barefoot Contessa

    Being the mom in the house, I can't tell you HOW many movies I've seen many parts of, but never seen through from beginning to end . . . it's an interesting experience, to say the least.

    The last non-western I saw . . . the musical 1776 . . . a perfect kick-off to the Independence Day holiday weekend.

    Mrs. C :angel1:

    We just watched That Thing You Do tonight. Having grown up in that era and having a few cousins who had a band, who made several trips to Hollywood in an attempt to become famous, it was a fascinating movie. Very well done, all the right vintage props to make it very authentic. Enjoyable music, the right guy got the girl - what more you could you ask?

    Tom Hanks did an excellent job as the slippery record producer/agent.

    Chester :newyear:

    Thanks for the review, Flags of our Fathers is a movie we have wanted to see for quite awhile, its sometimes hard to remember a specific movie when you're standing in the video store. This reminder will help.

    You mentioned Ira Hayes, which reminded me of that old country and western song The Ballad of Ira Hayes sung by Johnny Cash, and others. The chorus of that song is indelibly burned into my brain,

    Call him drunken Ira Hayes
    He won't answer anymore
    Not the whiskey drinkin' Indian
    Nor the Marine that went to war

    Here's a YouTube of Johnny



    A rather strange movie with Walter Matthau and Elaine May called A New Leaf, from 1971.

    Here's a blurb from IMDb -
    Playboy Henry Graham squanders his wealth and must seek out a new source to maintain his idle rich lifestyle. The easy alternative to work is to find a rich woman, marry her, and murder her. Klutzy, nerdy Henrietta Lowell is the ideal candidate. But in dealing with his klutzy, nerdy, trusting new wife, a botanist, and her ill-managed estate, Henry unwittingly begins to assume some sense of responsibility, not realizing this while planning to do away with Henrietta on one droll camping trip... Written by NYK

    We have been on a major Simon & Simon kick, now that we can watch it online. You would be amazed at how many things are watchable now through IMDb (via Hulu, with minimal advertising). Simon & Simon was a weekly show in the eighties, about 2 "different as night and day" brothers (Gerald McRaney and Jameson Parker) who were private investigators in San Diego. Despite their differences, they were very close. There were at least 2 cross-over episodes with Magnum, PI. It was pretty funny and had an element of suspense and the inevitable 'excitement' of some sort of fist fight in almost every episode.

    Chester :newyear:

    We watched Rodgers and Hammerstein's State Fair this evening - some GREAT music and a neat story line, showing us a slice of life of rural middle America back in the forties.

    Last night, the kids and I watched The Note, apparently a made-for-TV movie with a good story that kept us engaged throughout.

    Mrs. C :angel1:

    We watched Enemy of the State with Will Smith and Gene Hackman, around 1:30 Christmas morning, while stuffing stockings and doing last-minute wrapping.

    Wow . . . if that one doesn't make you paranoid, nothing will! Very suspenseful, and definitely NOT for the kids!

    Chester :newyear:

    Over the past few days, we've watched The Christmas Card, with Ed Asner; 24: Redemption, a special 2-hour episode that ran this fall, in anticipation of season 7 (set to start in January '09); The Best of Johnny Carson (the 60's and 70's - disc one) - some really FUNNY stuff!

    chester :newyear:

    We've No Angels with Bogart , Peter Ustinov and Aldo Ray. Good comedy from Michael Curtiz.

    We watched this recently, too, and wondered if we should add it to the list of Christmas movies, being that the story takes place on Christmas . . . .

    We watched Wall-E with the kids a couple of nights ago (we never got around to seeing it in the theater). Another Pixar success!

    Chester :newyear:

    Veggie Tales - The Pirates That Don't Do Anything

    Miracle on 34th Street (the 1994 version) - a nice update on a wonderful story, with Richard Attenborough playing the role of Kris Kringle, and an absolutely adorable Mara Wilson as Susan Walker. We look forward to watching the 1947 version with Maureen O'Hara.

    Just stuck disk 1 of season 5, Rockford Files into the player tonight. Not bad, getting ready to order season 6, as its coming out in January. Season 4 wasn't too bad, although a couple of episodes (as described previously) had a little too much liberal politicking in them. Since we started re-watching the shows from season 1 a few weeks ago, we have enjoyed them, one after another, with no commercials. Last time we watched them was about a year ago, and with beginning "senior moments" its almost like watching it "anew".:wink_smile:

    Chester :newyear:

    Funny how the gift of creativity seems to peter out among certain Hollywood writers after awhile.A few weeks ago I bought the entire eleven seasons of "Frasier", a TV sitcom I used to get a big kick out of. The first three seasons were as funny as I remembered but I've been watching Season 4 the past few days and the episodes seem more silly than funny. :yeaahh:

    I feel your pain, We have obtained several TV series seasons of Rockford, Magnum PI, Colombo, Waltons, Daniel Boone, Beverly Hillbillies, etc.

    I used to really enjoy Magnum PI, but it seems as the more I watch it,the sillier it has become. Possibly, as I get older, I'm just turning into a cantankerous old codger, who, just doesn't enjoy life. Come to think of it, seems like we have discussed Magnum before, Thank Goodness I'm not coming down with Alzheimers. :hyper:

    Chester :newyear:

    A couple of nights ago we watched We're No Angels, with Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray and a very young Peter Ustinov (I didn't recognize him at first!). A cute movie in some ways, but it justifies killing for convenience because of rather minor reasons (albeit in a light-hearted manner).

    Last night, I watched a National Geographic documentary on finding PT-109 (famed mostly because JFK was on it when it run over by a Japanese destroyer). It was a very interesting show, in that it brought the history aspects together with the modern technology while searching for it, plus some of the people involved in the rescue were available for comment; they are now in their eighties. All in all, well worth the $4 rental fee at the video store.

    Chester :newyear:

    It has been long enough since we first acquired and watched season one of The Rockford Files that we are watching again, and not remembering some episodes at all (did we sleep through them the first time . . . :sleep_1:? Not because they were boring, we were just tired.), or just remembering enough to say, "Oh, yeah, I remember this one," but forgetting enough to be able to enjoy it again.

    It's interesting to see Rockford go almost everywhere in a sport jacket, and in many of the episodes, notice the women in their VERY seventies clothing (our kids really comment on that!).

    All in all, we probably enjoy watching Rockford more than any of the different detective shows we've watched over the years.

    Chester :newyear:

    The hubby and I went and saw I Chihuahua, the new Walt Disney movie. We have two chihuahuas at home. He told me when we sat down with the one other couple in the theatre "Now, this is a Walt Disney movie, no one will die and there will be a happy ending". But it didn't work, it still shed tears!!!! I know, I'm just a sucker when it comes to a little defenseless chihuahua, lost, dirty, tired and hungry walking down an empty street in the middle of the night and going to sleep in a box. :cry2:

    But even with the :cry2:, was it a good movie?? I read a couple of reviews, and it sounded OK. And even with the :cry2:, did it have a happy ending?

    I'm always on the lookout for a decent movie I can watch with my kids, without being torture to me. For as much as a movie ticket is these days, I want to at least enjoy it.

    Mrs. C :angel1:

    Wow, that's really neat learning about your connections to this movie. We'll be watching the background a little more closely the next time we watch!

    Last night we watched The Ultimate Gift (2006), with James Garner. A very touching, thought-provoking movie. I HIGHLY recommend it. Warning - if you cry easily at movies, do NOT watch without a box of Kleenex nearby. Guaranteed tear-jerker!

    This evening, we watched Enchanted. FUN movie to watch!

    Mrs. C :angel1:

    We were on a mini Annie binge, having watched the 1982 version with Carol Burnett and Albert Finney last week, and the 1999 Disney made-for-TV version this week.

    Our preference? Definitely the 1982 version. The '99 version was OK, but paled in comparison to the earlier one . . . at least in our opinion.

    Mrs. C :angel1:

    We watched the 1982 version of Annie this evening, with Carol Burnett and Albert Finney. They had a really neat special feature, "My Hollywood Adventure" with Aileen Quinn (played Annie). It was an excellent feature.

    Chester :newyear: