Mission: Impossible (1970) – Chico, and Gitano

Ken Pettus delivers a paint-by-numbers episode with Chico, which first aired on 25 January, 1970. It features a couple of things that are hard to forget, Leonard Nimoy trotting out a truly horrible Australian accent, and Phelps (Peter Graves) recruiting from the animal division of the IMF again, this time a little trained terrier named…

At the Circus (1939) – Edward Buzzell

The comedic section of the chapter on Monstrous Apes in the fantastic DK Canada book, Monsters in the Movies, brings me a Marx Brothers classic which I had never seen, and consequently as delighted to settle in for. Groucho, Harpo, and Chico lend their hysterical aid to the owner of a circus, Jeff Wilson (Kenny…

A Day At The Races (1937) – Sam Wood

  The recommendations for A Night At The Opera come to a close with this last film, giving Groucho, Harpo and Chico one more opportunity to gallivant across the screen and make me laugh. This time out, Zeppo is left out, and the boys bring their wacky antics to a dual problem, a sanitarium and a…

Duck Soup (1933) – Leo McCarey

  Before Great Movies – 100 Years of Film introduced me to A Night At The Opera with the Marx Brothers, this film, Duck Soup was my favorite of their work. Re-watching it as one of the recommendations that came from Night, I still enjoy it, but Opera has definitely usurped it. Still Duck Soup…

Horse Feathers (1932) – Norman Z. McLeod

  The Marx Brothers take on college football in this recommendation from Great Movies – 100 Years of Film, to coincide with their selection of A Night At The Opera. Groucho comes in to Huxley U as the university’s new president, Professor Wagstaff, mainly to keep an eye on his son, Frank (Zeppo). Frank has fallen…

Monkey Business (1931) – Norman Z. Mcleod

  The wackiness continues with this recommendation from Great Movies – 100 Years of Film, to go with A Night At The Opera. This time, the four Marx Brothers, Groucho, Chico, Harpo and Zeppo, are stowaways on a cruise ship heading to America, before getting mixed up with two feuding gangsters, a gangster’s daughter, and being…

Animal Crackers (1930) – Victor Heerman

  Great Movies – 100 Years of Film are letting me settle into some fantastic Marx Brothers films with their recommendations following A Night At The Opera. This time around the boys are at a weekend party celebrating the return of Captain Spaulding (Groucho) from his questionable travels in Africa (“One morning I shot an…

A Night At The Opera (1935) – Sam Wood

  Great Movies – 100 Years of Film has brought me the next title and its recommendations in the comedy section, and I know I’m going to enjoy this bunch… It’s time to revel in the antics of the Marx Brothers! I’ve yet to come across a modern-day film that fills me with such joy…

Sue’s Top 12 Films of 2012 (NOT in Order)

Crimes of Mike Recket (Bruce Sweeney) – I was able to catch this little gem of a film during TIFF, and Mind Reels were even able to catch up with the director, Bruce Sweeney, for a quick chat, as well, so I’ll count myself doubly lucky on this one!  The film stars Nicholas Lea in…

Finding Truelove – Sam Kuhn, USA

  After finding an old high school yearbook at a Value Village, four friends become intrigued with the members of that school’s senior class.  Judging the hairstyles and attire of the late 80’s, Michael, Clay, Sam and Andrew spend the next few years choosing their favourite girls and guys from the grad photos, making some…