Saturday, March 30, 2024

Sunshine Blogger Award #???

Rachel at Hamlette's Soliloquy nominated me for a Sunshine Blogger award and I was able to answer her questions quickly so I actually completed it (I legit have like three old awards in my drafts that I never finished lol). 


  • Display the award’s official logo somewhere on your blog. 
  • Thank the person who nominated you. 
  • Provide a link to your nominator’s blog. 
  • Answer your nominator’s questions. 
  • Nominate up to 11 bloggers. 
  • Ask your nominees 11 questions. 
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on at least one of their blog posts.

I'm not going to nominate anyone but here are the answers to her great questions:

1. What's the first movie you have a memory of watching? 

Probably The Quiet Man (1952). My favorite scene was the kiss in 
the graveyard lol. I wanted to marry John Wayne when I grew up.

2. Have you ever written a fan letter to a celebrity?  (If so, did you get a reply?)

No. I've wanted to but never got around to it. I really need to write Robert Wagner...

3. What are the three funniest movies you have ever seen?

Off the top of my head: Son of Paleface (1952), Support Your 
Local Sheriff (1969), Robin Hood Men in Tights (1993).

4. What movie do you really want to change the ending of?

The World, the Flesh, and the Devil (1959). I want Inger Stevens to explicitly 
choose Harry Belafonte. Also any movie where John Wayne's character dies.

5. What movie do you wish had a sequel, but it doesn't?

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2016)!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(

6. Who were your favorite actor and actress when you were a teen?

John Wayne and Judy Garland.

7. Who is your favorite actor and actress now?

It changes but if pressed I would say John Wayne for actor. I can't choose 
an actress. My favorite actress currently making movies is Emily Blunt.  

8. Does anyone else in your family love movies? 

We all watch old movies but my oldest younger brother is the closest to me in terms 
of the amount of old movies he watches in a year. He also owns the most dvds. 

Probably watching John Wayne.

9. If you could pick an actor/actress to play you in a movie, who would you choose?

That would be a really boring movie lol. Maybe Natalie Wood for little me.

Me at my 7th birthday party.

10. Do you ever watch a movie in the theater more than once?

Only one I went back to see a second time so far was The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2016).

My friend and I DIED laughing at this scene.

11. Are there any movies coming out in 2024 that you are looking forward to?

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare - Henry Cavill and director Guy Ritchie 
(The Man From U.N.C.L.E. I know it won't be as good but I'm still excited).

Thanks Rachel!!

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Movies I Watched in February

Young and Innocent (1937)

This month wasn't as good as last month... I read We'll Always Have Casablanca by Noah Isenberg. If you are watching Masters of the Air, I highly recommend Harry Crosby's memoir, A Wing and a Prayer. It is on both the Internet Archive and Hoopla (free with your library card) - both e-book and audio book. The Making of Masters of the Air Podcast is really good too. 

* indicates a rewatch

  1. Young and Innocent (1937) - Nova Pilbeam & Derrick De Marney
  2. *Suspicion (1941) - Joan Fontaine & Cary Grant
  3. The Story of G.I. Joe (1945) - Burgess Meredith, Robert Mitchum
  4. *Notorious (1946) - Cary Grant & Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern
  5. Champagne for Caesar (1950) - Ronald Colman, Celeste Holm, Vincent Price, Barbara Britton, Art Linkletter
  6. The Lusty Men (1952) - Robert Mitchum, Susan Hayward, Arthur Kennedy
  7. Track of the Cat (1954) - Robert Mitchum, Tab Hunter, Beulah Bondi, Teresa Wright
  8. Guns of Darkness (1962) - David Niven & Leslie Caron
  9. The Victors (1963) - George Hamilton, George Peppard, Eli Wallach, James Mitchum, Michael Callan, Romy Schneider, Mervyn Johns (father of Glynis!)
  10. Ransom for a Dead Man (1971) - Peter Falk, Lee Grant
  11. Gosford Park (2001) - Maggie Smith, Helen Mirren
  12. The Lightkeepers (2009) - Richard Dreyfuss, John Brown, Blythe Danner, Mamie Gummer, Bruce Dern
  13. *Mirror Mirror (2012) - Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer
  14. *Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) - Kristin Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth
  15. The Lucky One (2012) - Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling
  16. Austenland (2013) - Keri Russell, JJ Feild, Jennifer Coolidge, Jane Seymour
Lost in Austen (2008 - miniseries) - Jemima Rooper, Hugh Bonneville
Masters of the Air (2024 - miniseries) - Austin Butler, Callam Turner, Anthony Boyle, Nate Mann, Barry Keoghan

Least Favorite Film: The Victors was good until about two-thirds of the way through when they killed the dog. It was crummy after that but I had already invested two hours in it so I finished it. I didn't care for Track of the Cat. I don't like movies about dysfunctional families where everybody is angry or hateful or rotten.

Favorite Movie: Not really any clear winners this month. The Lightkeepers was sweet. 

Mitchum with some luscious hair in The Story of G.I. Joe (1945) - not a word I ever thought I'd use lol.