Thanks!

Thanks to the NFL – especially the players – for giving us a season this year. And now – has anyone seen any new movies that are at least somewhat cheerful and smart at the same time? This one comes up – very tangentially – in It’s A Wonderful Woof, the Christmas/holiday Chet and Bernie novel coming after Tender Is The Bite (“both preorderable!” – Mrs. Publicist.)

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7 Responses to “Thanks!”

  1. WATP
    10:50 am on February 8th, 2021

    From last night:

    To Rio — There have been a number of productions of the Maigret series over the years. The Rowan Atkinson one is the latest and is quite good. The other one that I would highly recommend was done a number of years ago (1992-93), starring Michael Gambon (who also played Dumbledore in the later Harry Potter movies, replacing Richard Harris, whom interestingly played Maigret for a short while in the series before Michael Gambon). Michael Gambon is absolutely spectacular as Maigret.

    To the Thieves: I am pretty certain that the “falling off the truck” defense is recognized in a number of jurisdictions, although there may be an exception in the case of Slim Jims. I will research further and get back to you. In the meantime, enjoy the kibble.

    One Super Bowl LV: Interesting game. I actually really like KC and Mahomes and Andy Reid a lot and have never been a big Brady fan, so I am not sure how I found myself rooting for Tampa Bay in this game, but I did. I think Brady at 43 and technically the underdog in this game was just too appealing. Brady was terrific but Tampa Bay as a team really outplayed the Chiefs and definitely deserved the win.

  2. B. Stover
    11:01 am on February 8th, 2021

    The Maltese Falcon…interesting.

    Good day to all.

  3. Wose-The Small and Meek
    11:42 am on February 8th, 2021

    Greetings!

    “The Maltese Falcon” one of the Warner Bros. greats. It is celebrating its 80th birthday this year. Grizz and I have a replica of that same one-sheet that you see above hanging in our living room.

    Good afternoon to all!

  4. Herd of Hounds
    7:28 pm on February 8th, 2021

    Hey all!
    As a younger person mom liked anything with Bogie in it.
    Everyone here really enjoyed that football game.

  5. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:06 pm on February 8th, 2021

    Football!…Be Gone!..snort!…When will baseball get back to normal??…wheeze!sniffle!sob!

    WATP!…I have never heard of Maigret before. We were searching for the big game channel and saw it listed on PBS and recorded it…snort!…Now we Know! I’m so amazed watching Rowan Atkinson acting as a real detective. For years and years I’ve only known his silly comedic side…chuffle!

  6. Hobbit
    12:37 am on February 9th, 2021

    Two days later I still have not made cookies even though the ingredients are all present and accounted for. I am a lazy sod.

    Tomorrow I plan to make Chinese Hot & Sour soup for this cold weather. I will try and add warm cookies to the menu.

    I’ve never liked the Maltese Falcon for some reason. I even remember it being part of a film history or film review class I took 40 some years ago. After I took the class, I didn’t enjoy movies for a long time because I kept analyzing the camera angles, lighting, etc.

    Everyone is probably in bed. I hope you have sweet dreams with no cold and grumpy pugs in them. Sadie just went out on the deck for a couple of more hours.

  7. mlaiuppa
    10:20 pm on February 9th, 2021

    Have I seen any recently or that are recent?

    Recently I binge-watched all six of The Thin Man movies on TCM. For witty, cheerful and smart, you can’t beat The Thin Man.

    The Maltese Falcon is Film Noir. Hardly cheerful.

    There are also the early Katherine Hepburn movies and Gary Grant. If you want both, there is Bringing Up Baby.

    Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House is a good one.

    If you want more recent, there is When Harry Met Sally or Sleepless in Seattle.

    There are several Holiday movies that aren’t well known that I like for their cheerfulness and wit. Very smart. One is an oldie. We’re No Angels with Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Rey, Peter Ustinov, Basil Rathbone, Leo G. Carroll. A more recent on is The Holiday with Jack Black, Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Rufus Sewell and a delightful performance by Eli Wallach. I finally broke down and bought this this past Christmas.

    Another dark horse is The Terminal with Tom Hanks, Stanley Tucci and Catherine Zeta-Jones. It’s a quiet film of optimism, perseverance and finding a way or making a way. While there is romance this is not a romantic comedy. It doesn’t really fit into any category, which is probably what of all of Hank’s films, it is often overlooked.

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