Monday, December 31, 2018

Happy New Year and fuzzy wazzy was a duck

So I am still sick which sucks but just to show how sick I am, I am posting this for my Happy New Year. I thought ducks were cute.....

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Wandering through the Shelves:TV Edition-Comedies

Christmas is done and the New Year is around the corner but I am writing this ahead of time because I have no laptop just an IPad. It’s a great way to end the year with comedies. Wandering Through The Shelves always outdoes it with a new batch of movie and TV themes. Now let’s get on with the show.

1. I LOVE LUCY-1951-1957

Who doesn’t love this show and, even though, I talked about this before, I have to showcase it again. Lucy is married to a bandleader/singer, Ricky Ricardo, and she is always trying to break into the biz but often causing mayhem. Their best friends and neighbours, Fred and Ethel Mertz, always come along for the ride. My favourite time is when they go to California.

2. MARY TYLER MOORE-1970-1977

A classic about. Young woman who wants to make it on her own and ends up as a producer on a newshow with the Anchor, played brilliantly by Ted Knight, as dumb and vain as they come. Ed Asner plays her boss, Lou Grant, Gavin McLeod plays Murray the head writer and Betty White plays Sue Ann Nivens..the Happy Homemaker who always lusts after Lou. You also had her best friends played by Valerie Harper as Rhoda and Cloris Leachman as Phyllis. This show is brilliant and one of the best is the Chuckles The Clown episode.

3. CHEERS-1982-1993

I almost chose Frasier which I love but I did talk about this one and 2 repeats is too much:). This Stars Ted Danson as Sam Malone, a washed up alcoholic, baseball player who owns and runs the bar along with his former coach who got one too many baseballs in the head. He hires an annoying, snobby gal who feels it beneath her to be a waitress, Carla is a tiny but tough waitress, and Norm and Cliff are the resident bar patrons. Cliff is the know-it-all postal worker who is never right and Norm loves his beer more than his wife Vera. Later on Woody tends bar when Coach dies (actor did in real life) and a new gal comes to town who now runs the bar after Sam sells it when Diane leaves. Kelsey Grammar came on this show and hit it big as Frasier the psychiatrist who fell for Diane, the snobby waitress. There are so many episodes I love that I can’t figure out which is my fav.

Happy New Year everyone!

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Wandering through the Shelves- Movies you're looking forward to in 2019

‘‘Tis the season to be nutso, dipso busy as hell. Sorry for not commenting and visiting due to Christmas and decorating which everyone can relate to but I fell flat. This weekend my great friend, from Vancouver, came to visit with a cold. I overdid it from hours of decorating and now I have a bad cold and no voice....blecchhh. This week it is about the future....films coming in 2019. Let’s see what the others will choose over at Wandering Through The are my 3....


About half of the Avengers bit the dust while others are floating around in space or appear to be safe. Yes, well, like any soap opera, they are never really, truly dead and I am certain time travel will appear.


My hubby found this on PBS and we were hooked and have the whole series on DVD. Now a movie is coming and we can’t wait to see what has happened to Lady Mary, poor Edith, their very nice parents, the great Maggie Smith with her one-liners and all the staff and their shenanigans.


I have to admit that I had to look and see what was coming and when I saw this, it’s a film I want to see because I love the book so much. I read the book at least 6 times because I love wolves and dogs. This will star Harrison Ford who is a bit long in the tooth to play the lead. There is a 1935 version starring Clark Gable and Loretta Young and the Stars got quite cozy producing a daughter that Young brought up as an “adopted” child, but I digress. There have been other versions made so we shall see how this will do.



What are you looking forward to?

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Wandering Through The Shelves-It's A Party

It's my party and I'll cry if I want to...I promise I never cry at my parties or any others for that matter. 2 weeks before Christmas and soon another year will be upon us. I have to admit, I gave some great parties in my days and some I even remember! It will be fun to see what the other movie nuts will choose this week so head over to Wandering Through The Shelves to see what everyone else will pick for a fun party. here are my one extra:)


Cary Grant, Grace Kelly and the beautiful Monaco all star in this Hitchcock film about a famous jewel thief. Of course the thief is Cary jewel thief who is being set up but unsure by who (or is that whom??) so he must come out of hiding to prove his innocence. It figures that Grace Kelly and her mother, the wonderful Jesse Royce Landis, are the marks so Grant must get cozy with Kelly (Yup, Landis was closer to Grant's age and younger but we can't have her be the object of his affection). It comes to a head at a beautiful costume ball where Kelly looked golden in that over the top gown. This is sophisticated, tongue in cheek fun movie and, as a girl, er...woman, I love Grace Kelly's outfits especially the blue one. Yes, this is when Grace Kelly met Prince Ranier, her future husband.


I think I chose this before but I don't care because it is one of my favourites. It stars the best Inspector Clouseau-Peter Sellers, who, with his wife, played by Capucine, travel to a Swiss town since he believes the jewel thief will be there. Little does he know, his wife is with the thief and they plan to take the precious Pink Panther diamond from the visiting Indian princess. It is madcap fun with Sellers great as the bumbling oaf and David Niven as the thief who is also quite funny. Put in Robert Wagner as his duplicitous nephew and it is all out fun. It all culminates at a gala costume party featuring 2 gorillas, a knight and a zebra...of course.


This is a fun Cinderella story starring Amy Adams as the Giddy, happy gal ready to marry her Prince in animation land when the evil Queen sends her to our world. She has no idea where she is but her perky happiness makes the people, who meet her, fall for her charm. Enter Patrick, McDreamy, Dempsey who is initially saddled with her but slowly  falls in love with her. Her chipmunk friend follows her to our world along with her Prince and a henchman sent by the evil queen. Of course, the perky gal sings and the birds come and help her clean plus she has all of Central Park singing with her. It culminates at a gala costumed ball where the Evil Queen, played with relish by Susan Sarandon, comes to finally kill off the perky bitch by turning into a dragon. Even though I hate perky, it works so well in this storyline because it is meant to be tongue & cheek. I enjoy watching this movie and can turn off the nasty world.



You think Christmas comes and I can't mention my favourite film?! I love this movie..well that's a big duh! It has 2 parties-the dance at the high school and the wonderful ending. I don't want to hear anyone not liking this movie are wrong...hahahaaa.

Sorry for not visiting and not replying to the comments but I seem to be losing track of time with Christmas, work and all. I promise I am not getting old timer's disease as my Dad used to call it. I know others are just as busy and can still blog everywhere but I don't have that gift. Anyhoo, hope you like my post and see my theme within a theme.

Which 3 would you choose?

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Thursday Movie Picks-Meet The Parents

I'm back since last week was a total bust for me:) Do you remember meeting your future in-laws? I do and it took them a while to warm up to me since I  didn't like to cook, have been to Europe, love reading and love Classical music. They were campers who loved country music, thought it best to see the country here and found people who like classical music to be snobs. Mom in law could never understand that I did not like to cook so she just thought I could not cook. Oh well, they warmed up to me and I was enriched to have them in my life. Wandering Through The Shelves decided to have this week about meeting parents. I am avoiding the obvious-Meet the Parents with Ben Stiller and chose 3 I hope you like, heard about or actually have seen.  Here are my 3...


I have to choose a Jimmy Stewart film, this being the Christmas season and all. This film actually won best picture although not sure it should have( I would have gone with Le Grande Illusion) but it is still a lot of fun and part of the screwball comedy club. James Stewart plays a rich man whose dad wants to buy up a row of houses to put a competitor out of business but there is one family who is a hold out. Enter the great Jean Arthur who comes from this poor but happy family who works for the rich family and who is in love with Stewart and vice versa. Mayhem ensues as each meet the other's parents and each must contend with the eccentricities of their respective in-laws. It is a funny, warm comedy that showcases the character actors as much as the stars.


Let me ask you, when did this become a Christmas movie? Aside from the song "These are a Few of my Favourite Things", which only mentioned snowflakes and stockings, this film takes place in summer, has Nazis and a family leaving their home. It is NOT a Christmas movie! OK, now that I ranted, this is a very charming film starring Julie Andrews as a nun in training sent to Baron Von Trapp's home to deal with his 7 unruly kids. The Baron, played by Christopher Plummer, is cold and deals with his kids like a unit. The kids try to send the nun packing but she is on to them and shows them fun, happiness and how to sing through the city of Salzburg (I have been there and it is beautiful). The nun not only charms the kids but, soon, charms the Baron but it is the end of the 1930's and the Nazi's are afoot so you know the parents will need to help the kids and themselves escape. I love the fact that Christopher Plummer called this The Sound of Mucus even though I love this movie. I laughed when the Baron mentioned they must cross those mountains to escape but that would have sent them right into Germany. When Blake Edwards(famous director) saw Julie Andrews in this movie, he mentioned that her Va-jay-jay must be growing violets. Julie Andrews heard about this remark and sent him a bunch of violets. They met and remained married until he died just a few years ago.


The Griswolds are back and this is my favourite of the bunch of films about this nutty family.  Clark decides to have the entire clan come to his home to celebrate Christmas. You have the uptight snotty neighbours one played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the in-laws with Doris Roberts as one mom-in-law and E.G. Marshall as another in law and the hilarious William Hickey as a icky uncle. Speaking of icky, Randy Quaid is back as the cousin who comes in his run down trailer with his wife and kids to just make matters worse for the Griswold clan. Will Clark get his Christmas bonus so he can put in a swimming pool? Will the cat survive? Will his boss ever see the light? One just has to sit back, have fun and enjoy...and play ball!

Which 3 would you choose?