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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  1. Thanks for the mention! That's still my favorite movie.

    The end of "Some Like It Hot" is hilarious. "Well, nobody's perfect!"

  2. @John ... I probably wouldn't have watched A Hard Day's Night again if it hadn't been for you. Having only seen it as a youngster, I didn't remember it being such a fun film. Thanks for your comments!

  3. Trudy,

    What About Bob is a hilarious film! I like Bill Murray's earlier films the best. True Lies another fabulous movie. It might be one of my all-time favorites. I wish they'd release this title in a wide screen digital format. We might buy if it came available. Many of the old flicks you mentioned we've seen over the years. Starting tonight, we'll be on staycation and hope to do a lot of movie/TV series watching. Thanks for visiting yesterday!

  4. Wow...we're on the same page with two of the movies you watched!

    McClintok...definitely lost whatever charm I thought it once had, and...The Holiday, I just watched that recently and will agree that Jack Black was a special part of that movie. What annoys me the most is how Cameron Diaz RAN and walked through the English high heels. Really, now!

    Hmmm...other movies I've watched (and watch often)...Same Time, Next Year and...The Four Seasons. Just two great rainy afternoon movies to curl up and enjoy!

  5. @Patty ... Thank you for your comment! I have only seen Same Time, Next Year once and have forgotten most of it, so I will add that to my "see again" list! I've watched The Four Seasons multiple times. Love that movie!

    Is that another thing we have in common... a fan of Alan Alda? (Have you read his book "Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things I've Learned"?)

  6. What a fantastic way to spend the your canceled vacation!

  7. @Madamdreamweaver ... It truly was an enjoyable. Thanks for your comment!

  8. I'm glad you didn't let your time off go to waste! A cruise would have been so fun, but it sounds like you made do! I can't remember the last time I watched a movie, I don't have the attention span for it! lol

  9. @Cathy ... I'm not sure what happened! I am just seeing your comment today -- I didn't receive notification of your comment waiting moderation. (Technology, humph!) How's your staycation going? Let me know if you watch a good movie you'd like to recommend!

  10. @KatBouska ... We definitely would have preferred the cruise. We've never been on one. Maybe next year if conditions improve.

    Thanks for you comment... and thank you for posting writing prompts... I needed that.