Saturday, May 2, 2020

Movies I Watched in April

Underwater! (1955)

Well this month certainly looks different! I actually watched some movies from the last two decades!! Lol. You may have already guessed it, but I’m crushing on Mel Gibson right now. I also started watching Hot in Cleveland. Betty White is a hoot and I’m enjoying the show more than I ever expected. I also burst into tears unexpectedly at the opening of 2:1. It’s on YouTube. I keep starting “new” shows instead of finishing the ones I’m nearly through with... It’s always sad to end a good show. Anyway, here’s what I watched this month:
  1. The Navigator (1924) - Buster Keaton
  2. Monkey Business (1931) - Marx Brothers, Thelma Todd
  3. Ship Ahoy (1942) - Eleanor Powell & Red Skelton, Bert Lahr & Virginia O’Brien, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra (uncredited singer)
  4. The Next Voice You Hear (1950) - James Whitmore & Nancy Reagan 
  5. No Way Out (1950) - Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, Linda Darnell
  6. Kim (1950) - Errol Flynn, Dean Stockwell, Paul Lukas
  7. Underwater! (1955) - Jane Russell, Gilbert Roland, Richard Egan 
  8. There’s Always Tomorrow (1956) - Fred MacMurray & Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Bennett
  9. Love in the Afternoon (1957) - Audrey Hepburn & Gary Cooper, Maurice Chevalier
  10. Cinderfella (1960) - Jerry Lewis, Ed Wynn, Judith Anderson 
  11. *The Thrill of It All (1963) - Doris Day & James Garner, Arlene Dahl, Carl Reiner
  12. Captain Nemo and the Underwater City (1970) - Robert Ryan, Chuck Conners
  13. Annie Hall (1977) - Woody Allen & Diane Keaton
  14. Tim (1979) - Piper Laurie & Mel Gibson
  15. Baby Boom (1987) - Diane Keaton
  16. Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) - Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Rene Russo, Joe Pesci
  17. Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) - Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Chris Rock, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo
  18. *Salt (2010) - Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofer
  19. The Conspirator (2011) - James McAvoy, Robin Wright
  20. Daddy’s Home 2 (2017) - Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlburg, Mel Gibson, John Lithgow, John Cena
  21. The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) - Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer
Least Favorite Film: Sorry Robert Ryan but Captain Nemo was a little hard to get through... Kim was a little boring too but I had put off watching it too long.

Favorite Movie: I really enjoyed Baby Boom. My aunt told me about it when I was describing the plot of Bachelor Mother to her. I also FINALLY watched Love in the Afternoon, which despite the subject I quite enjoyed. Audrey can be so heartbreaking. 

What’s been keeping you going this month?

LOVE this jacket worn by Stanwyck in There’s Always Tomorrow.


  1. You made it through Captain Nemo? I salute you.

    Yes, Kim isn't as exciting as it should be, but I do like Paul Lukas's performance.

    My dad introduced me to No Way Out when I was a teenager. It's an odd sort of movie to be sentimental about!

    Me too - Barbara - jacket - There's Always Tomorrow

    1. Lukas felt the most authentic.

      The emotional connection we have with movies we grew up watching is amazing!

  2. I just wanted to let you know that your monthly movie list inspired me to start my own monthly list of quick reviews. I'm so glad too, because I love going back to read my impressions of the movies I've seen.

    By the way, I am nominating you for the Sunshine Blogger Award at
    because reading your blog always brings me so much pleasure.

    1. Yay! I’ll have to check it out!

      Thanks for the nomination and compliment :) I look forward to answering your questions soon!

  3. Mel Gibson is certainly lunchable! I really like Tim -- one of the instances where I like the movie better than the book.

    Also, I LOVE Monkey Business! One of the funniest movies I've seen.

    Not having noticed that Brittaney also nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award, I nominated you for it too. Lol! Well, play if you want to ;-)

    1. I wasn’t sure what I would think of Tim but I really liked it. I haven’t read the book.

      I’ve been catching up on the early 30s Marx Brothers films! So ridiculously funny! “But look at me! I’ve worked myself up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty!” Lol

      Haha thanks!! The questions look awesome! I will answer them soon :)

  4. I need to watch Baby Boom.