The Shark is Still Working (2007) -Erik Hollander

Oh Jaws. There’s never not a good time for me to watch this movie, so I was delighted when it showed up in DK Canada’s The Movie Book. But having reviewed it for the blog previous to this I moved onto the What Else to Watch list, and there were only a couple of titles…

The Deep (1977) – Peter Yates

The next big recommendation from DK Canada’s The Movie Book is my all time favorite movie Jaws, which I’ve talked about more than a couple of times on the blog, so I moved right along to the What Else To Watch list, and dug into the other Peter Benchely novel that was made into a…

The Dam Busters (1955) – Michael Anderson

As I return to the war genre I plunge into the events of World War II and the creation of a ‘bouncing bomb’ that would help the Allies against the Nazis. The film is based on two books, one by Paul Brickhill about the creation of the weapon, and the other by Guy Gibson about…

Trailer Tracks: The Deep (1977) – Peter Yates

As this is posted, we are boarding a flight to Bermuda for my High School Reunion, so I thought it would be fun to post this trailer. When we moved to Bermuda, and got our first VCR, one of the first movies my parents rented was The Deep, I guess they wanted to see how…

The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) – Charles Crichton

The Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book continues its recommendations following the viewing of Kind Hearts and Coronets with this Alec Guinness/Stanley Holloway robbery movie, and features a tiny, blink and you miss it appearance of a young Audrey Hepburn. The director also shot Hue and Cry, and one of the other films…

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) – Joseph Sargent

  This entry on the 101 Action Movies list is based on the novel by John Godey and is hugely entertaining. The way everyone talks to each other is just so ‘New York.’ There is that irreverent tone to their voices, even when dealing with the film’s baddies, that made me laugh, smile and enjoy…

From Russia With Love (1963) – Terence Young

  Anyone who knows me, knows that I love the Bond films, so it was really no surprise to me that a number of them would start to pop up the further I got into the 101 Action Movies list. Of the early James Bond films, From Russia With Love is closest to the source…

The Sting (1973)

Ahh, the classics. Robert Redford, who is one of my favorite actors, always worked wonderfully with Paul Newman, and it’s just too bad that they never got to do another film together. But this one, and Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid have enough Hollywood magic to keep me smiling. Both films were also directed…

Jaws (1975)

I love this movie so much, thank you for making it Mr. Spielberg! The music, the dialogue, the moments, the sheer fun! But if you’ve been to the blog before, you know that, it’s my all time favorite movie, and the first one I ever saw. So obviously when it came along on the list…