Monday, May 22, 2006

Classic Movie Weekend


After the baseball game on Saturday (and yup, I got a sunburn on the areas I missed with the sunblock), I decided to go rent some classic movies. Since my daughter was going camping with her dad, I had the evening to myself. What better time than to relax and watch a few good movies?

The first movie I watched was a Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman film called Notorious. This is also an Alfred Hitchcock film.

Set just after World War II, Alicia's father has just been convicted of treason to the United States. Because of her German background and her father's contacts, Devlin (Grant), a U.S. agent, recruits Alicia to spy for the U.S. on some shady friends of her father's down in South America. But how far will she go to help her country? This is a great flick - the acting is superb, the plot wonderful.

I also rented The Maltese Falcon. Yes, I've never watched this before. But I took care of it yesterday! A great mystery flick featuring Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade, the ruthless detective. A must see!

On tap tonight is another Cary Grant film, Arsenic and Old Lace. It's directed by Frank Capra (of It's a Wonderful Life fame) so I'm sure it will be a great flick.

What's the last movie you saw?

11 comments:

  1. The last movie I saw was The Da Vinci Code this weekend. I'll blog about it soon (and everything else I did on the weekend). :-) I've never watched any of the movies you mentioned, I don't enjoy old movies, except for Gone with the Wind. Love it! I got a copy last weekend when I was garage saleing. I can't wait to watch it again.

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  2. Ooh! GWTW at a garage sale? What a deal!

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  3. The last movie I saw that I actually remember is Napolean Dynamite. I love that kind of humor! Highly recommended.

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  4. Jason, I watched Napoleon Dynamite a few months ago and LOVED it. Very off the wall, but outrageous at the same time. I need to put that on my birthday wish list!

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  5. I just finished watching Ocean's Twelve--a lot less smug than the first. And I LOVE movies from the 50's, especially Hitchcock!

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  6. We watched the Bourne Identity again this weekend. I love the suspense!

    As for classic movies, I still love It's a Wonderful Life. :)

    Sigh...

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  7. Ocean's Twelve was a great flick. I might have to put that on my "to buy" list.

    Michelle - I watched Bourne Identity last week when I was home sick with a headache. LOVE that movie.

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  8. Three of my favorite old movies - sounds like a great way to kick back and relax.

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  9. Oh yeah last movie I saw...I watched Oliver Twist and Dark Water on the weekend. Dark Water was kind of ...eh, supposed to be scary, wasn't. Oliver Twist was good. Then I started watching Ewan McGregor's Long Way Home, the documentary he did on his cross country bike trip. Very good.

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  10. I plan to watch "Arsenic and Old Lace" tonight if I can convince my daughter to forego her normal cartoons for the evening.

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  11. Arsenic and Old Lace is my second favorite Capra film (after IAWL).

    Isolde + Tristan - didn't like it. Before that I watched Batman Begins and loved it.

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