Be the Lighthouse

August 24, 2016

Fate is the Hunter

Filed under: Uncategorized — bethelighthouse @ 8:15 pm

No, I’m not watching Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) lol though I enjoyed the first one. Let’s see what The Big Short (2015) is. Rated R. Hrmm….

Credit and housing bubble collapse. Christian Bale. Sigh. I don’t recall ever enjoying a banking film. Pass. What else do we have? Mrrowww! Good call, a classic western it is! Mrowww! YES, Glenn Ford!!

Fate is the Hunter (1964) it is and no, I have no clue about it, other than we enjoyed it the first time we saw it, last summer, which is not a great clue lol I’ll go out on a limb and guess it involves horses pew pew pew and Ford having an incredibly dirty/bent up hat that he seemed to wear in all of his later westerns lol oh, and a romance too lol

Mrrowww! Indeed, let’s find out!

Ooh, another white and black one!

OOOOOOOOOOOOOH haha, it’s not a western at all. MAN, I remember this.

Okay, Rod Taylor is an airline pilot. There’s a crash and Ford (ooh, Suzanne Pleshette too!) is the one who figures the cause out. There’s a LOT of tension in the film and, Nancy Kwan, as, someone. I thought there was a love interest/wife, but I don’t remember. Kwan plays Sally Fraser & we’ll find out who that is, at some point….

The trivia says Dorothy Malone’s in the film but she’s not in the credits. I think I remember that. Jane Russell’s also listed as is Wally Cox.

Ford is simply outstanding as Sam McBane.

We also have Robert J. Wilke (he of a staggering 301 acting credits) who was in everything back then.

The film in part turns into a media circus and everyone wants to blame the pilot. Ford however….

Where’s Kwan? Oh, hrmm….

Anyway, the investigation unfolds & Ford retraces Taylor’s steps.

Enter Russell via flashback wherein we explore how Ford and Taylor met.

The song Blue Moon is a common theme throughout lol

Yay, there’s Kwan lol

We learn more about Taylor’s character through his romances/flashbacks.

The tension however mounts as the question burns ever stronger – what caused the plane to crash?

“Push it back!”🙂 incredible scene🙂

Pleshette I think, is the real star of the picture🙂

Ford however is simply fantastic as he figures it all out🙂

Truly superior! 4.5/5 & there’s his friends🙂

August 23, 2016

The Pride of the Yankees

Filed under: Uncategorized — bethelighthouse @ 8:46 pm

Let’s return to The Pride of the Yankees (1942) starring Gary Cooper as Lou Gehrig. We also have Walter Brennan and several members of the New York Yankees as themselves including The Babe himself. (Bill Dickey and Mark Koenig also appear)

There’s a lot of fun bits, with his mother, who knows nothing about baseball, and they use slight of camera to turn the right handed Cooper into the left handed Gehrig though some say he learned how to do everything left handed for the film. Who knows lol.

The Babe was thin again by this point, but he looks very healthy and is quite playful.

Oh yeah, we also have Dan Duryea as a reporter as is Brennan, though he’s more of a sidekick/loyal supporter.

There’s also some fun bits, where Gehrig is quite awestruck with The Babe.

We all know the story about Wally Pipp and his infamous headache, so, we’re just waiting for it lol oh, oh, here it is! I wonder if he was really at the plate. He says he’s been seeing double after being beaned the other day….

He gets off to a good start though🙂

I wonder if that’s really Huggins. Nope, an actor plays the Yankees manager….

We also have a lot of period video.

Teresa Wright plays the soon to be Mrs. Louis Gehrig and the dynamic between her and Cooper is fun.

I could do without the floor show during dinner lol *yawn* resisting, urge, to fast, forward. Especially when we could be watching some Stargate SG-1….

There’s a great scene though with Gehrig and a kid in the hospital, where he in essence, talks about the power of the mind and how you can do anything if you set your mind to it and work at it🙂

YAY!!!

🙂

Ooh LOL he brought her home….

Ah, the days when folks wrote letters….

Wait, what, it’s 1933 now and she’s just now moving to New York? I’m confused. They met during his rookie year which was 1923 but they show him starting in the World Series against the Cardinals which was ‘26. But, they really got married in ’33, okay….

Pushy mother-in-law indeed lol

Awwww….

Lol most unique wedding I’ve ever seen in a film lol

LOL

Police escort to the game! Lou can’t be late!!

I wonder where they filmed that, because, Yankee Stadium didn’t look like that then….

Frank Faylen has a minor but fun role🙂

Oh, I bet he’s sick…. Oh, nope, thankfully🙂

Wow, trophy city!

Hunh, yeah, part of it was filmed at Yankee Stadium. Very cool.

Okay, he’s sick now…. So, it’s 1938….

Wow, yeah, so who do you send in for Lou Gehrig….

Very cool 3.8/5

August 22, 2016

Fun With Dude Perfect

Filed under: Uncategorized — bethelighthouse @ 8:15 pm

What should we watch next? The Impossible (2012)? No, I don’t want to watch another giant flood movie. We haven’t seen Stripes (1981) in forever, how about that? Mroww! Yeah, I’d rather watch more Stargate SG-1, presently enjoying the 3rd season as we are.

I love it when someone says, “Chappah-eye,” or however you spell it, what some call the Stargate. That and brass flying everywhere as there’s a major pew pew pew!

Jaffa/jaffah is a another cool word they say a lot.

The third season, thus far, seems pretty much like the previous seasons with the exception, that, Daniel got a haircut, is more muscular, and less nerdy.

Anyway, the show itself was filmed on location in Vancouver, is simply epic, and one of my all-time favorite TV shows🙂

There’s an overall storyline with lots of fun steps along the way as they battle…. Teehee

Very cool and I realize, I didn’t tell you anything about the episode in particular let alone which one, but, I don’t think that part really matters🙂

MROWW! Of course, Dude Perfect it is! Let’s check out where it all began! Backyard Edition | Our 1st Video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PD6eQY7yCfw lol I wonder what they did for a living back then, before they became professional showoffs lol

MROWW! Absolutely, 1 more! BEST of BLOOPERS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdW7C_3HVjA

August 21, 2016

Trooper Hook

Filed under: Uncategorized — bethelighthouse @ 1:15 pm

Hrmm, what to watch, what to watch? Mrrowww! Joel McCrea it is! Let’s watch the film we almost watched the other day Trooper Hook (1957). What? Yes, obviously a western, but, he’s in the Army/out west/etc and who knows what else. Probably a lot of pew pew pew, familiar faces, and a romance lol.

Ooh, another white and black, very cool, especially for 1957, late in McCrea’s awesome career as we are now🙂

Ooh, Barbara Stanwyck, Earl Holliman. John Dehner, Royal Dano, Rudolfo Acosta, and Sheb Wooley round out the familiar names. He has a street named after him in Erick, OK. He was from there….

Anyway, I bet Stanwyck plays a grrr/real ramrod type teehee.

Uh-oh, it’s the classic, shot up Army guys are foot through hostile – yeah, that never goes well….

McCrea as the aforementioned Hook is the top sergeant in a cavalry outfit fighting hostile natives.

Oh, Stanwyck’s been living amongst the Apaches….

Ooh, nice fort set.

I wonder where Holliman is….

Okay, so, the plot revolves around Stanwyck and her son, son of the chief Natchez. Hook is to escort them to her husband.

I vividly remember, the first time I watched this, not having a clue where it was going lol

Hook is simply fantastic with the boy!

Lol Dano plays a former Confederate who drives the stage.

“Come along mister, you can watch me snap off rattler heads.” You don’t hear that every day….

Like a lot films of this time (ah, enter Holliman!) the racial tension the country was going through is expressed via the period the film was set in.

“Talkin helps.” That it does🙂

🙂

Holliman knows nothing about the military & he keeps addressing Hook as, “General.” Lol

🙂

The hostiles of course escape (it’s a movie hello?!) and worse yet, they’re in a stagecoach and we know what happens to stagecoaches in movies….

Holliman however is a standup guy and with that, the tension mounts!

I wonder where they filmed this….

Whoops….

Whoa, one of the few times I recall seeing scenes at night, on location, in films from this period. Nice touch🙂

Very powerful🙂

Wow, holy lot of tension Batman!

🙂

Holliman is fantastic🙂

Oh, enter Dehner as the aforementioned husband.

The question then becomes, where do you go when you don’t have anywhere to go?

Pew pew pew!!

Truly outstanding, great seeing that again! 4.4/5🙂

LOL

August 20, 2016

Dude Perfect Dad Edition

Filed under: Uncategorized — bethelighthouse @ 1:17 pm

MROWW! Good call, Glenn Ford it is! Okay, so, it has to be a western and it has to be epic. Lesse….

Let’s watch The Redhead and the Cowboy (1951) again!

Hey, white and black again. Rhonda Fleming is our female lead. She was awesome and is the aforementioned redhead. We also have Ray Teal and who knows what else lol I don’t remember a thing about it lol

Hrmm, New Mexico, 1865. Let’s see how they do with the weapons lol

War ending, secret, last ditch fight, mmm, a lot of tension sounds like!

Hunh, so, it’s a spy thing….

Ah, wrongfully accused, again lol resisting, urge, to, fast, forward and it’s not just the less than awesome video quality….

What? No, I’m not enjoying it. I walked out of the room for a bit to get some pineapple juice🙂

Mroww! Dude Perfect it is! Dad Edition, which could be interesting, in the case of the twins…. Let’s find out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iLUynhPMOE lol they match! LOL at how they have them dressed up. Very cool!

August 19, 2016

Dude Perfect Crazy Arena Edition

Filed under: Uncategorized — bethelighthouse @ 8:56 pm

MROWWW! YES, we totally need to watch something epic! Gary Cooper it is! Dallas (1950) western much? Mrowww?! Nope, I don’t remember a thing about it either lol

Ooh, color! Ruth Roman, hrmm, nope, not a clue lol. Raymond Massey, probably as some manner of ne’er do well and nope, we’re not looking anything up, we’re just going to enjoy the awesomeness that is a film starring a 2 time Best Actor Oscar winner! WOOHOOOO!

Oh, hrmm….

Mooooooooooooooooooooo

That’s a lot of cows and yep, you called it, a peed of stamping lol. The 2 seem to go hand in hand in movies. It’s like the stage getting robbed/bad things happening to people who get nekkid in the woods in a horror movie lol

Great scenery, obviously filmed on location in Westernville lol

Hrmm, post war, but we have pistol cartridges. I wonder when it’s set….

“Marshal.” Right, that’s the funny bit. Gary Cooper plays notorious outlaw Blayde ‘Reb’ Hollister who refused to surrender after the war and fights on. He and Wild Bill Hickok duel in the street lol

Why is Hickok in Dallas and why is he only wearing 1 pistol instead of his traditional twin .36 caliber pistols worn butt forward? Someone didn’t read Wikipedia teehee

Ooh, a Winchester, okay, 1866, so that’s plausible, but pistol cartridges didn’t exist until 1871….

Anyway, the shootout was staged and the new marshal is the poster child from the Stormtrooper Academy. Meaning, he’s the worst shot EVER. At least he shot, unlike Greedo lol

No, Hickok’s acting career ended, because he supposedly didn’t have a very, masculine voice….

Okay, so, Cooper and the marshal trade places and with that, we’re off and running!

Lol lot of fun/funny stuff

Looks like, it was filmed in California, on the next hill over from where they filmed the M*A*S*H TV show lol

Pew pew pew!!

It’s great to see the cast match the race of their character (like Martin Garralaga in yesterday’s film) except, Ruth Roman lol

Hey, they have one of those western/set towns. I wonder where it was….

This other guy wears the aforementioned 2 pistols though some might not be aware of the cavalry draw/reverse twist, meaning, it’s actually faster to draw the pistol worn butt forward (meaning to draw the right pistol with the right hand). I wouldn’t see why anyone would ever cross draw. Would be too slow & I wouldn’t see how you would ever hit anything lol

Maybe Roman’s adopted lol

If anything, the real marshal’s shooting has gotten worse lol

Did I mention the 3 sided love thing? Lol

Not to mention, the video quality is the highest🙂

Hrmm, set in 1868 oh well lol

LIAR!!!!

“Dogs that ain’t killed sheep don’t run.” Oh, and there’s lots of pew pew pew too.

It however is not holding my interest enough to give it my undivided attention let alone watch the rest of it. It’d rather work on my next book….

Mrooww! You know it, man it’s been forever since we’ve seen Dude Perfect! Have we seen Crazy Arena Edition? Lol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Hlz1Q7YSeg

LOL 2 pandas!

August 18, 2016

Four Faces West

Filed under: Uncategorized — bethelighthouse @ 8:36 pm

MROWWW! You are SO right, Joel McCrea it is! Man, tough call, this one or that one…. Let’s go with Four Faces West (1948) mostly because I don’t have a clue what it’s about lol

Ooh, another white and black one lol

Hey, Frances Dee, Charles Bickford, William Conrad. “Ross McEwen arrives in town. He asks the banker for a loan of $2000. When the banker asks about securing a loan that large, McEwen shows him his six-gun collateral. The banker hands over the money in exchange for an I.O.U., signed “Jefferson Davis”. He rides out of town and catches a train, but not before being bitten by a rattler. On the train, a nurse….” Let’s rock!

Pat Garrett, that doesn’t sound good for our hero….

Ah, post Billy the Kid, giving us a time frame….

Ah the day when everyone could ride a horse/all of that was really filmed. By the way, our movie was mostly filmed on location.

Hey, there’s Dan White again! Man, I have got to figure out what film he says, “I got the tiger by the tail!” in!

Ouch, there’s the aforementioned serpent….

During a stage robbery he says, “I got the tiger by the tail!” which is how they find him, in town, he says it again. HAHA! Albuquerque (1948) there we go! Okay, back to our film and yes, we’ll have to watch that again soon.

Yay, Frances Dee!

Lol that’s original.

Ah Alamogordo. We’re in NM!

Love how decisive she is!

Umm, it’s not that bright at 5am, unless it’s one of those 24 hour daylight deals lol or, maybe, they got a late start….

Martin Garralaga is really cool as Florencio and it’s great seeing a cast member match the race of their character….

WOW🙂 want!!

Ah, to have such friends!🙂

Wow, I look forward to living that🙂 sometimes you just know🙂

Wow, Frances Dee could ride too!

Ah the scenery! MAN, I would love to go hiking there.

Check out this epic bit of trivia: “Western without gunshots.” Talk about original!

YES!

Supremely cool not to mention the tension and how thin Robert Conrad was then lol

Oh, I’d forgotten, McCrea and Dee were married 57 years wow. Their chemistry on screen = fantastic to say the least!

Lol he rides a steer, saddle and all lol first time I’ve ever seen that in a film!

That’s an interesting plot twist.

Talk about turning over a new leaf!

Vaya con dios indeed! (translation, go with God)

Truly epic! 4.4/5🙂 “Passed this way,” indeed!

August 17, 2016

Fighting Man of the Plains

Filed under: Uncategorized — bethelighthouse @ 8:11 pm

MROWWW! Good call! We absolutely need to watch some Randolph Scott! Especially after hearing my Dad talk about seeing 2 of his films. That and it’s been forever since we’ve seen one. Hrmm, lesse….

Let’s go with Fighting Man of the Plains (1949)! Mroww?! No, I don’t remember a thing about it either. Who cares, it’s Randolph Scott! Bonus points for supreme awesomeness! MROWWW?! Oh you know we’re totally watching that again! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVGFGmoltDs LOL “You’d do it for Randolph Scott!” *gasp* lol best part of the movie!

Ooh, it’s in white and black lol OOOOH Bill Williams, Victor Jory (bet he plays a miscreant) Jane Night and (the credits actually say this) “And Introducing Dale Robertson as Jesse James.” Ooh, I, might, actually remember this now lol

“Former bandit Jim Dancer becomes marshal of a Kansas town and cleans up the criminal element – with the help of his old pal, Jesse James.” Hrmm. Nope, not a clue lol but, it certainly sounds like a recipe for a lot of pew pew pew lol

Wow, it begins with the raid on Lawrence, Kansas. Jory and Scott’s characters take part….

Ooh, Paul Fix too!

Okay, so, the war ends & we shift to they that rode with Quantrell….

Ooh, James Millican too.

Ooh Scott has his trademark pinky ring on too lol.

Pew pew pew! Oh, the humanity!!

Randolph Scott to the rescue!

Ah, the reluctant marshal….

The larger question becomes, how does an outlaw make a fresh start? It’s a western so the possibilities are endless!!!

What would a good western be without a hootenanny?! And no, I had to look up how to spell that lol

In a movie though, sooner or later, your past comes back to haunt you and putting up fences in a movie with cattle is a recipe for tension.

Moooooooooooo!

Typical western stuff happens, but, it’s very well done and the plots carries us in lots of fun directions🙂

Wow, lot to ask of a friend….

Hmm, why did she react like that?

Probably a little bit of both….

Mrooww? No, I don’t remember who ends up being the leading lady….

Uh-oh, miscreants!

Upwards goes the tension lol

So much for having an honest _______

Rather than just take guns, I’d take ammo but that’s just me….

Wow, wonder how this plays out. Tension indeed!

HEY, things are about to pick up!

LOL he knows who that is teehee.

Pew pew pew!!!

Outstanding seeing that again🙂 4.2/5🙂

August 16, 2016

Gunpoint

Filed under: Uncategorized — bethelighthouse @ 8:23 pm

Mrrowww! YES, Audie Murphy it is! How about Gunpoint (1966)?! Audie Murphy is one of my favorite western stars. I think, having been a genuine, real life hero, he made a very believable hero in films🙂

We also have Joan Staley, Warren Stevens, Edgar Buchanan, and Denver Pyle, let’s check it out! “A young, determined sheriff and his posse chase a gang of murderous train robbers, and a kidnapped woman into New Mexico.” Hrmm, I don’t remember any of it yet, but, that happens when you watch a lot of movies lol Ooh, and Royal Dano too, cool! For some reason I always get a kick out of seeing character actors that were in a thousand movies lol

So yes, we end up with a love triangle centered around Joan Staley, but that comes later lol.

Pew pew pew!

What’s a western without a fight against impossible odds?

The majority of the film is outdoors and on location, in St. George, Utah.

LOL Universal had this ambush canyon set. It’s outdoors, with flowing water, but, I’ve seen it in SOOOO many Universal films lol. The bad guys ride in to attack the camp, but, everyone’s up in the rocks & blasts the bad guys to pieces. A lot of the films even use stock footage for some of the night scenes. Still fun though.

Great scenery too!

She makes her choice though🙂

Pew pew pew!

We all deserve another chance. Very cool 3.9/5🙂 “Not too late.” Love it!

August 15, 2016

Panda At The Lake!!

Filed under: Uncategorized — bethelighthouse @ 8:27 pm

Mrrowww! I couldn’t agree more, we totally need to watch a movie! Let’s see….

Okay, there’s some new things to check out. Let’s see what Our Brand Is Crisis (2015) is. Rated R. The only political campaign film I’ve ever enjoyed was Robin William’s Man of the Year (2006) which pokes fun at it all. Next. Black Mass (2015) also rated R. “The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.” “This movie contains some intense, highly frightening sequences of violence.” Also outside our wheelhouse and definitely not the feel good movie of the year….

Truth (2015) also rated R. “Newsroom drama detailing the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report investigating then-President George W. Bush’s military service….” Even further outside our wheelhouse. Okay, how about London Has Fallen (2016) also rated R lol what’s up with that? Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, potential.

“After the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances, all leaders of the Western world must attend his funeral. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a….” blah, blah, blah. Doesn’t sound very happy either….

“Olympus Has Fallen (2013) director Antoine Fuqua refused to direct this sequel because he didn’t like the script.” “Set 2 years after the events of Olympus Has Fallen (2013).” Which we did not care for at all. White House Down (2013) is a far superior film and with that, we are 0 for 4 lol. They can’t all be winners!

Mroww! Yeah, let’s just surrender and watch some Dude Perfect. Bubble Gum Blowing Battle sounds promising https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlOPwVsI-O4 lol only DP would do something like this.

Awww….. I don’t blame Coby for walking away lol

You watch, Ty will win. Called that….

MRROWW! Indeed, 1 more! Nerf Blasters: Lake House Edition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9OGeF5i54E lol Panda!!!

LOL at Panda sailing, how random is that?!

LOL Panda on a jet ski!

LOL now Panda’s kayaking lol too epic!

Very cool🙂

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