Thursday, October 15, 2020

Again with the movies!

Writing prompt: Write a blog post inspired by the word: again. 

We were booked to go on a cruise in August but it was cancelled, so my husband decided to use the scheduled time-off for a staycation. What a relaxing time full of reading, relaxing, and re-watching movies! image

Here are some films we had seen before but watched again:

  • The Goodbye Girl (1977)
    • I adore the writing for this movie. Such clever dialogue! And top notch performances. Richard Dreyfuss won an Oscar for Best Actor for his role in this film.
  • Cast Away (2000)
    • I didn't remember this movie being such a downer. Good movie, but mostly depressing. This recent viewing was my third time watching it and that's enough.
  • The Kid (2000)
    • When I wrote about Kid Humor during the April A to Z Challenge, a reader, Sue, reminded me about The Kid and its snappy dialogue. Ever since she made that comment, I'd been wanting to see it again. Such a good film. (Sue's blog: Suzanne Blazier: A Movie for Every Mood)
  • McLintock (1963)
    • My taste has definitely changed. I thought I liked this show, but upon seeing it again... ugh.
  • Ben-Hur (1959)
    • It's a long one, but sooo good.
  • The Holiday (2006)
    • Why'd we watch this one again? *shrugs shoulders* I think because we happened to stumble across it while surfing streaming movies, but I especially like Jack Black's character. 
  • Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)
    • I was surprised how much I liked this movie the first time I saw it. I've watched it multiple times since, and always wished they would continue making the Remo Williams series. Not sure why Joel Grey was selected to portray the Asian character Chiun, but he does a superb job in the role.
  • Oscar (1991)
    • If you've followed my blog much, you probably have already guessed this is one of my favorite comedies!
  • The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
    • Our daughter came to our house for a pajama-time movie. Her husband didn't want to watch this with her, so when the kids were settled for the night, she drove to our house to watch it with us. (Kurt and I had to take a nap earlier so we could stay awake late!) I'm glad we watched it again, I had forgotten some of the humorous scenes.
  • True Lies (1994)
    • I mentioned this movie when I wrote about Honesty or Blunt Truth used for comedy, so when a television channel aired an edited version of this film, we recorded it to watch again. 
  • A Hard Day's Night (1964)
    • When I wrote about Running Gags, John Holton (The Sound of One Hand Typing) commented about a running gag involving Paul's grandfather in this film, so I wanted to see it again. Watching this as an adult was more fun than when I saw it as a kid. I caught more of the humor this time.
A movie I'd love to see again but can't find it anywhere (probably because it was a TV movie)... A Place to Call Home (1987) starring Linda Lavin. In the film, a man moves his wife and eleven children from their home in Houston to a sheep station in Australia, and then abandons them. If you ever come across this movie, please let me know!

What movie(s) would you like to see again? 

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