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Submarine Seahawk (1958)
I was very surprised to see John Bentley in this movie. I remember him in the distant past as a particularly wooden actor in British 'B' films. Maybe that is why casting chose him for his part as a non-communicative, wooden, officer!
All the same, to me as a Brit, he actually sounded like an American and 'rose to the part!'. Maybe the best actor in the thing.
My title above is a saying that refers to the old Royal Navy warships of the past, which were often called wooden walls. Thought you all might like to know that!
As for the movie itself, well it has already been covered in the above posts. Not a good war film. Was this mission something that really happened in the Pacific War?
Body of Evidence (2001)
The detectives call in Dayle when they are stumped, and she always appears beautifully-dressed and with a fine hair do! Very smart and attractive lady this, but those nails look scary.
Having said that, she seems to have a lot of insight into the minds of murderers. Could that be her training, or because she uses feminine intuition? Are there other profilers in the Florida law enforcement agencies?
One interesting thing about the cases she deals with is that the detectives sometimes ignore her - but are invariably proved wrong.
Good for people like this. Catch those evil people and put them away!
Sadly, I am reducing the number of stars on my rating of this show. The problem is, the editing of the last few episodes seem to have been given over to computer geeks, with flashing, 'wham/bam' filming effects (for want of a better term). This makes viewing a real pain, so I shall have to say goodbye to the delightful Dayle!
Stone Cold (2005)
I think that the whole Jesse Stones series has been really excellent entertainment, and the best thing Tom Selleck has ever done. It's a shame there are no more episodes on the way.
The 'New England' locations (actually filmed in Canada, I believe), show a laid-back region of the US where everything is not how it seems. As a Limey, I can appreciate how New England got its name - it's always raining!
The plots are ingenious, and full of surprises but hardly any gun-play, which is how I prefer my drama to be. The cast is excellent - even the dog looks mournful on cue (!), and the women are beautiful. What more could a man want?
The Mentalist (2008)
One thing that makes this series so enjoyable is the humour. My favourite 'funny' line was when Rigsby and Cho were tasked to question some teenagers. Rigsby said "I hate interviewing teenagers - it's like talking to mud". How very true!
Simon convinces as an American, because he is an Aussie! Taswegians (Tasmanians) don't have strong Aussie accents like others on the mainland. Taswegians? Well, that is because mainland Aussies think of that 'little island' below the continent is foreign!
One small niggle is that the series has got hung up on 'Red John'. Please move on fellas!
The Good Wife (2009)
I have been watching TV dramas for several decades now, and I think this show is the best I have seen. Wonderful casting & cast, intelligent story lines and a superb script.
The show is full of nice little twists - a brilliant show all round. And Mrs Florrick would get my vote! Kalinda too. Mind you, I do wonder if American judges are as arrogant as they are portrayed here.
The only thing that slightly spoils the show is the way the Florrick's children and mother in law are portrayed as being a little stupid.
Surely with such high-flying parents, the children would be more intelligent? And the mother in law is such a white 'stereotype', she could sue for racism...
Beep Prepared (1961)
It's about 50 years since I saw these cartoons, and I still remember them with affection. When I saw them I was 'rolling in the aisles' and found them extremely amusing.
Poor old 'Eatus Birdus' (I think that was in the credits for the coyote's 'latin' name): he never gets his dinner! I think this type of humour relates to the silent movies of Charlie Chaplin and the other greats, which I found similarly amusing. Probably says something about me...
Now that I'm old and wrinkly, and in need of a few laughs, I would love to see these cartoons again. Are they on DVD anywhere?