Archive for January 23rd, 2011

Insomnia

2002

Starring: Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank

Al Pacino and Robin Williams work great together. Hilary Swank… well, I could do without her and her mouthful of teeth.

They couldn’t have cast a better actor than Robin Williams to play Walter Finch. He was excellent. And Al Pacino (Will Dormer) always makes the excellent cop with the – not a crooked cop but could be a crooked cop – way about him.

There is one scene where I completely held me breath, I was so in to the movie that I didn’t breath until the characters breathed.

OK, no spoilers!

Here is the trailer:

His Girl Friday

1940

Starring: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell and Ralph Bellamy

What can I say… Just another classic Cary Grant movie only here he stars with the beautiful Rosalind Russell. She’s definitely a looker.

Storyline… He’s a newspaper man, she’s a newspaper woman. Divorced. He’s trying to get her back. Does he succeed? Watch and see!

Pot of Gold

1942

Starring: Jimmy Stewart, Paulette Goddard and Horace Heidt

I have to say, I don’t like musicals. Really. Can’t stand them. BUT… I watched this one. Only because they did it in such as way as to not want to make me rip my hair out. And the fact that it’s a Jimmy Stewart movie. Actor of the Gods I tell you.

Bend of the River

1952

Starring: Jimmy Stewart, Rock Hudson and Arthur Kennedy

This is just your classic old western movie. People make a settlement out on the Oregon territory (pre-gold rush), all the while trying to survive Indian attacks and crooked officials.

Jimmy Stewart plays a man (Glyn McLyntock) with a checkered past trying to make good, he and his friend Cole (Arthur Kennedy). Come winter, McLyntock and Cole have to go get the food and supplies that weren’t delivered. On the trip back with the supplies and after dealing with crooked officials, plans suddenly changed… McLyntock was in for a surprise.