Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Lights...Camera...Action?- Movie Review- Caught in the Draft / Give Me a Sailor

Here are two Bob Hope comedies that are sure to have you rolling in your seats.

Caught In The Draft
A movie star who can't stand loud noises accidentally joins the Army. What could possibly go wrong?

Famous Hollywood actor Don Bolton is a vain movie star whose biggest fear is to be drafted. He definitely lacks the qualities of a good soldier, and he is so afraid of loud noise that he would not last a day in the service, let alone cope with hearing a single gunshot when he is on set shooting a war film at the studio. 

When Colonel Peter Fairbanks visits the studio set as a consultant for the war film, and with him, his beautiful daughter Tony. Don is smitten by Tony, and also realizes that his ticket out of the Army is to marry the colonel’s daughter to avoid the draft. But when Don realizes he's in love with her and try's to impress her pretending to join the Army. But things go horribly wrong, and he ends up enlisting for real. 

Give Me a Sailor
Bob Hope and Jack Whiting are amorous sailors. Martha Raye is the "ugly duckling" sister of beautiful Betty Grable. The complication? Everyone's in love with the wrong person: Martha pines for Jack who pines for Betty who pines for Bob, and so it goes. 

When Walter tells Jim as soon as they get shore leave, he is going to ask his beautiful girlfriend, Nancy Larkin to marry him. But Jim is also in love with Nancy so he begs Nancy's sister Letty to help break Walter and Nancy up. Letty agrees only under one condition, that he help's her to win Walter!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Lights...Camera...Action?- Movie Review- Topper

Topper and Topper Returns are classic comedies that are sure to be a haunting good time that your family is sure to love.

George (Cary Grant) and Marion Kerby (Constance Bennett) are a fun-loving couple. But when a car accident kills them both, and they become ghosts, they decide to shake up the stuffy lifestyle of George's boss, Cosmo Topper (Roland Young). While Topper begins to take their ghostly advice and enjoy life for a change, his wife finds her husband's laid-back behavior infuriating.

Topper Returns
A murder mystery of ghostly proportions. As Gail (Joan Blondell) and Ann (Carole Landis) make their way to Ann's family estate they hitch a ride with Cosmo Topper (Roland Young). Gail finds the mansion plenty spooky but is even more dismayed when she is killed by a frightening clocked figure. She reaches out to Topper, and they bumble along together to solve her murder.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Lights...Camera...Action?- Movie Review- Arsenic and Old Lace

This is an all time favorite of ours! Be prepared to laugh until you cry, Carry Grant does puts in an amazing performance like only he can! Get the popcorn (or pie *wink*) and settle in for a great movie!

Arsenic and Old Lace
On Halloween in a charming neighborhood in Brooklin Mortimer Brewster (Cary Grant) and Elaine Harper (Priscilla Lane), marry in secret avoiding reporters seeking a big story. The newlyweds return to their family homes to deliver the news before they go on their honeymoon, and that is where normal ends. Enter a cast of interesting characters. Things quickly get out of control, all too soon he soon discovers that insanity runs in his family (practically gallops) and.his charming aunts Abby and Martha are far from the exception. A brother who thinks he is Theodore Rosevelt, a cop playwright on his first beat, bodies in the basement, and one in the window seat and a maniac (we'll let you decide which brother that is) on the loose. Packed with laughs, Cary Grant expressions, murder, and mayhem oh yeah and pumpkins! After all, this is Halloween! (PS. huge fan of what the aunts hand out to trick-or-treaters!) 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

A Letter To You- An Autumn Poem

As Autumn sets in,

And the leaves start to change,

And the air becomes crisp.

I think of all the things we missed.

Of you carving your first pumpkin.

Your first sip of cider.

Of jumping in piles of leaves.

Of making pies and cookies.

Of new traditions and old.

Of stories of pumpkins and the magic of legends of old.

Of campfires and marshmallows.

Of long walks and playing in the park.

Curling up on the couch with a good book and a warm drink.

Of listening to jazz and dancing to songs about the season.

Of pilgrims and Indians.

And of plays in costumes made by hand.

Thoughts of you fill my mind,

Of your smile, and your laugh,

And I love you, evermore.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Lights...Camera...Action?- Movie Review- Bringing Up Baby

This romantic screwball comedy is one of my favorite Grant films. It's one of the screwiest movies i've ever seen, filled with zany antics, snappy and flirty banter, wisecracking one-liners, absurd situations and hare-brained misadventures.

 Bringing Up Baby Bringing Up Baby

While trying to obtain a sizeable donation for his museum, David Huxley (Cary Grant) clashes with a flighty and often flirty heiress, Susan Vance (Katharine Hepburn) and her pet leopard, Baby.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Did I Make A Difference?

 Did I make an impact?

Did I make a change?

Did I follow or lead?

Did I Conform or Stand out?

Did I stand up for my beliefs or keep quiet?

Was I different or standard?

Was I a good friend?

Was I a good sister?

Did I show you a difference?

Did I Make A Difference?....

Lights...Camera...Action?- Movie Review- Please Don't Eat The Daisies

 What does, a housewife, a writer, four boys, a dog, and an old house get you? Why a romantic comedy of course. Well, Que sera, sera.

Please Don't Eat The Daisies

Kate Mackay (Doris Day) is a busy housewife with a drama-critic husband, four rambunctious boys, and a dog that's afraid of, well...everything. And with only three weeks left on their lease they bye an old (BEAUTIFUL) fixer-upper out in the country, but Lawrence Mackay (David Niven) is finding the commute less than ideal, as well as not being able to write anything good about the plays he see's, his newfound celebrity causes problems with both his friends and family.