OF ALL THE GIN JOINTS IN TOWN … — Marilyn Armstrong

Last night, we watched Casablanca. Again. We've seen it on TV. We even watched it on the big screen in the movies. Last night, we watched it once more -- and it still has the best dialogue of any movie of its kind. There are other, more exciting movies, more thrilling movies, though I find … Continue reading OF ALL THE GIN JOINTS IN TOWN … — Marilyn Armstrong

A LOVELY WAR: A WORLD WAR I MEMORIAL – Marilyn Armstrong

Happy Birthday, Great War. It's 105 years since the day you officially started. World War I (WWI), also known as the First World War, was a nearly global war. It officially began on July 28, 1914, though its real beginnings were rooted in events beginning decades, even centuries earlier. It was an ugly, devastating war. Four … Continue reading A LOVELY WAR: A WORLD WAR I MEMORIAL – Marilyn Armstrong

SECRET BRAIN STEALERS – Marilyn Armstrong

I spend way too much time reading science fiction. "The Invasion of the Body Snatchers" is my favorite of the brain-stealing monster stories. I first saw the movie when I was 14. I had a tumor on my right tibia. Not malignant, but big and it had to be removed. Even a non-malignant tumor can … Continue reading SECRET BRAIN STEALERS – Marilyn Armstrong

MANY GUNFIGHTS AT THE O.K. CORRAL – Marilyn Armstrong

The first movie I remember seeing with my mom was “Gunfight at OK Corral.” It was a busy day at the Utopia Theater which was a small movie house. There were hardly any seats left by the time we got there, having walked from home. I had a non-driving mom who believed in healthy outdoor … Continue reading MANY GUNFIGHTS AT THE O.K. CORRAL – Marilyn Armstrong

HANGING OUT WITH ROBERT “MITCH” MITCHUM – Garry Armstrong

Marilyn and I watched an old Dick Cavett interview with Robert Mitchum on TCM (Turner Classic Movies) last night. We laughed a lot. It was a reminder of how good late night talk shows were. It also showed the legendary tough guy Mitchum as an affable and literate man who didn't take himself seriously. The … Continue reading HANGING OUT WITH ROBERT “MITCH” MITCHUM – Garry Armstrong

MOORE BOND

The Roger Moore Years, Part 1 by RICH PASCHALL After five films the original James Bond, Sean Connery, left the series, but when George Lazenby only stuck around for one film despite an original offer for more, Connery returned for Diamonds Are Forever.  The franchise rebounded nicely from the comparatively weak showing with Lazenby, but Connery was … Continue reading MOORE BOND