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The Annual FrankGrimes Torture Thread

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Scott, my friend. It is good to see you and anything you post. Nice to see friends talking about movies. I hope you are well.

 

Haven't seen too many on your list. And the few I have I think I saw during the Reagan administration. "It Happens Every Spring" I remember being fun and very un Ray Milland like. "Angels In The Outfield" is even more fun. I really like Paul Douglas. I saw "Airport" back when in the 70's. It was a big deal. You are right about Martin. He can surprise you with his work in dramas. Good cast.

 

Keep it up. It gives me a reason to check in.

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I thought I'd just post what I've watched lately, here.

 

 

WOO Grey Dude.. even MORE movies than the ones we've already been chatting up over yonder in Rambles. You have been busy, busy, BUSY!!

 

You have almost completely missed me in the ones on this list. I can only just comment on a very few. 

 

Ski Party (1965) -- I quite enjoyed this surreal mix of Some Like It Hot with Dobie Gillis plus James Brown and the Famous Flames. Loved Annette Funicello's "cameo".  Plus there's Batgirl!

 

I can't say I have watched this.. but I MIGHT have.. ha. Is this one made with the same old beach movie formula.. only with snow??  (Oh.. if so, let's hope they are better dressed then. TOO cold to be running around in bikinis) I saw a bazillion of these when I was a kid. (pretty much the same story over and over... just different actors./. well different actors, all except for the beach kids.. or snow kids.. whatever the case may be. ha) Can't say they would be at the top of my list (but I do confess probably liking them way back when) 

 

Airport (1970) -- I've been wanting to watch this "franchise" of films for a little while.  It's certainly difficult not to think of Airplane! while watching this, but I was able to enjoy it despite that.  Van Heflin?!  Who knew?!  Jean Seberg is lovely, I must say.  Dean Martin turns in the best performance, to me.  He's really becoming a favorite of mine.  And Helen Hayes pretty much steals the picture

 

Not too big a fan overall.. I like the AirPLANE movies better. ha. (Don't call me Shirley) I saw this one years and years (and YEARS) ago.. but not before I saw Airport 75. THAT is the one I saw first. In fact, it was the first movie I ever remember seeing that was rated PG. (if I recall correctly) Woo.. I thought I was SO grown up. ha. :D  

 

(oh.. and PS: I am not too big a fan for Dean.. but he can do a very good job acting now and then, depending on the movie. My favorite for him is likely Rio Bravo, I think. Oh.. and yes, I agree, based on what I remember about Airport.. Helen Hayes DID steal the show.. she was quite spunky, as I remember)

 

Yentl (1983) -- Much better than I anticipated. 

 

Well.. as BAD as I hate to admit it.. I did enjoy this film (overall) It has been a VERY long time since I saw it (probably over 25 years) and I am no sort of Babs fan at all. But as I recall,  I did like the story (like you... better than expected) and I thought the best parts were with Amy Irving. I really like how her part of the story began to play out, eventually. 

 

I only have 45 more films to list.  Sigh.  But I'll start with these

 

 

OH for pizza sake.. ha. There is NO way I could even imagine keeping up with that many films all at once. So many movies, so little time!! You are a movie watching maniac. ha. (but I mean that in a good way) :) 

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Hey there, Grey Dude. 

 

Hope you and all the Eastern folks are doing ok out there in the snow!! Woo.. sounds like some areas out your way are really getting pounded. Bundle up, batten down the hatches, dig in, hunker down. You know... Stuff like that. :D  

 

Meanwhile, let me know if you run out of supplies. I can have some Sawdust and SaurKraut shipped in for you right away!! :P   

 

All kidding aside.  DO take good care, you and everyone else out there!! Stay safe, everybody!!! 

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Yesterday was not a fun day. Lots of snow removal. We ended up getting about 19 inches. It's the second highest snow total for Harrisburg in the month of March.

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OH for pizza sake!!! That is a boatload of snow and then some!!! Take good care and I promise not to whine about any weather related inconveniences for a solid MONTH after reading that. My goodness me. I remember last time you guys got pounded you tried to shovel it away all at once. Take  your time and pace yourself. Don't over do it.  Meanwhile I hope you are all stocked up on the essentials.. and are set up with a warm pot of your corn chowder soup or something to hold you over... I know.. I know I SHOULD be joking about you needing more saur kraut or something.. but oh me. That is too much snow to joke around about!! Take good care out there, sir. 

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HAPPY Birthday, Mr. Grey!!  A salisbury steak cake has been baked in your honor....  But I ate it.  :P

 

(OK, not really. Actually, photobucket won't let me post it for some reason.. .. ha. So for NOW , I guess you'll just have to make do with your left over sawdust and saurkraut!! ha!!)   :D
 
Hope you have a great birthday, sir. :)

 

PS.. this is like the gazillionth time I have edited this post.. I  even had a great picture and everything.. and then I tried to post it as usual.. and everything went wrong. (technophobia can be such a debilitating condition sometimes) :D 

 

Now have salisbury steak on the brain...  I may need to go cook something... with gravy.    :D

 

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Well hurry up and get back on that horse, already. (so we can think up some cleverly devised plans to knock you off again)  :P

 

KIDDING!!! just kidding. :)

 

Very happy to see your name on this board again,  sir. :)  

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A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SCOTTIE MY FRIEND, MY FRIEND!

 

Always,

Barbarella

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Thank you very much, Bronxie! You are always so very kind. I appreciate the birthday greeting. And that you remember.

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8 hours ago, FrankGrimes said:

Thank you very much, Bronxie! You are always so very kind. I appreciate the birthday greeting. And that you remember.

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Hi Scott, you're avatar looks so similar to this one. The girl in your avatar is no doubt Grace Kelly, in either Rear Window or To Catch a Thief, probably. Some time back I photo shopped some caps from Vertigo but never used one. So I am delighted to have the opportunity to do so here.

Happy Birthday to ya !!!

And Barb, Hi ! ...

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Oh, Scott, don't you know how unforgettable you are? (cue Johnny Mathis song!)  I thank you.

Am getting ready to watch BLACULA and SCREAM BLACULA SCREAM.  Just a typical Sunday chez Bronxie.

Hello, lafitte, my sweet pirate!  Hope you're doing well!

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Howdy, Laffite! Great to see you! I like your Vertigo creation. Judy isn't happy to see Scottie! Mine is from To Catch a Thief; My darling "Francie". And I still love your avatar. One of my very favorites.

And thank you for the birthday wish!

Bonjour, Bronxie! A Blacula double-feature works for me! I have the two on DVD. I've never seen the sequel. i need to check it out!

 

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Scott mon cher ami!  I saw BLACULA and SBS decades ago and felt the need to revisit them.  William Marshall is one of the screen's great vampires in my opinion.  I enjoy the voodoo aspects in the sequel; however, the two overall are highly watchable.  Unique and worthy additions to the Dracula mythology.

 

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I was dreaming Vertigo once, all the way through. When it got to this part, Scottie slipped and Madelaine drowned. I woke up in a cold sweat. I booted up and ran the movie. When she jumped, Scottie didn't slip, he saved her, just like in the movie. Whew? That was close.

:lol:

8 hours ago, FrankGrimes said:

And I still love your avatar. One of my very favorites.

Thanks. A couple of years ago I tried to change it. I put Jacques Tati on there, with the pipe, etc. A couple of members here jumped all over me and practically ordered me to reinstate the Criss Cross masterpiece. Hey, popular demasnd, what can you do.

:lol:

Okey, I'm done, I'll go home now.

Thanks, Scott ...

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Scott, my friend!!!

How are you? I see I have missed your birthday. (Again.) I had wondered through some other threads recently, probably about westerns and thought of you. I hope you are well. If you have time please drop me a note and let me know how things are.

It is wonderful to see some familiar names. We were a fine group. I hope you still get to come by and find some things to enjoy. I stop occasionally to see what goes on but I don't know many anymore.

Anyway, a belated and heartfelt Happy Birthday to you.

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I wish all here a very happy National Teddy Bear Day (September 9)! Please give your Pooky, Pooh or Grizzy a hug from me. :)

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Howdy, MusicMan! How's your world? Thank you for the b-day wishes!

I do check the site on occasion. Lots of changeover since I was posting regularly. But I enjoy some of the newer folks.

I text Miss G and Sweet T most every day. I also text with Rohanaka. She has a birthday coming up. I mostly return to the site for Bronxie. We exchange birthday and holiday wishes. She's a peach.

And hello to SansFin!

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Scott, aww...and coincidentally I happen to have a jar of Smucker's peach preserves in the fridge, lol.

Hello, SansFin!  How are you doing?  Darn, I didn't know about National Teddy Bear Day.  I have a beloved ranger bear who looks like Smokey's little brother.  When you press the tummy he says "Are you ready for adventure?" 

Hi, Chris!  I just finished watching RED RIVER.  John Ireland (I dub him cinema's most effective actor in portraying cynical characters) as Cherry Valance is one of my all-time favorite performances.  ("I haven't any such notion....")  I'd like to think he survived at the finale.  Could Joanne Dru be any more annoying?  Among Hawks' signature feisty and sexually aggressive women, in my opinion she's the least appealing.  And all the, er "coffee" talk, lol.  Never has a cup of caffeine been so suggestive....

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On 9/17/2019 at 1:44 PM, Bronxgirl48 said:

Darn, I didn't know about National Teddy Bear Day.  I have a beloved ranger bear who looks like Smokey's little brother.  When you press the tummy he says "Are you ready for adventure?" 

I hope that you and your little friend are doing well.

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Awww, thanks, we're fine, SansFin!  We've been together for almost 20 years.  Longer than some human relationships, lol.  

And he's still lookin' good -- a fine broth of a bear!

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So nice to see part of the gang.  

Bronxie:

I watched Red River not long ago and I always enjoy it. Yes, Joanne is annoying but she is still has some charm for me.

Scott:

All are well. My daughter just married a few weeks ago. We are all healthy if dull. Still trying to get my dose of movies and music. It would be a sad world without. 

I keep up with some on Facebook but I haven't talked to Sweet T in some time. I have no ideas about MissG. It is good to hear from you. Take care.

Hope to see all of you some more!

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Hey guys! Long time no talk!!!

When I am not driving for Uber (yes, I drive for Uber, have been pretty much full-time since late last fall, mostly in NW Chicago suburbs and city of Chicago) I try to watch some of my favorite movies on my computer which is a lot easier now that I have upgraded to a 27" iMac.

Just watched Talk of the Town once again. Love this movie. The interactions between the three leads is so wonderful. Cary Grant, Ronald Coleman and Jean Arthur. Love Jean in this movie. Edgar Buchannon is wonderful as well.

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