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January 28, 2010

Random Thoughts

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I’ve been to the local Kmart twice in the last few months after not having been in one for years.  Kmart looks more and more like an upscale Big Lots.  I remember when Kmart was the standard and Target was the “off brand” Kmart.

Add Troy to the list of movies I have to watch when they are on, at least up to the fight between Hector and Achilles.

I am happy that Chuck and Psych are back with new episodes.  Both had homages to “An Officer and a Gentlemen” in this week’s episodes.

October 19, 2009

Thoughts on the weekend

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If you aren’t watching the TV show Psych, you are missing one of the best shows on TV.  The first half of season 4 just wrapped up but you can catch some earlier episodes on their site or on hulu.

On History Channel this weekend, caught a show on the 24 hours after the Kennedy assasination.  Johnson seems to have been trying to do his best under bad circumstances.  Robert Kennedy was an ass, whose behavior can only be excused by the shock of the death of his brother.  Jackie Kennedy really behaved in an amazingly classy way given what she was going thru.

I’ve really been enjoying reading Megan McArdle’s columns in the Atlantic.

Fall is upon us.  Photos to follow.  No modeling this weekend, but hopefully some soon.

May 31, 2009

Movie review: Time Limit (1957)

Filed under: General — dknights @ 6:00 am
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I am sure you’ve seen the ads on TV for Hulu.  It is the website where you can watch TV shows online.  I’ve been doing that for about a year now, catching Monk and Psych on USA Networks and House and Dollhouse on Fox as well as Chuck on MSNBC.  Watching online has numerous benefits, not the least of which is the ablility to “timeshift” your viewing time for the show in question.  The modelchild’s schedule often does not sync up with the network’s TV schedule.

It turns out that Hulu has movies as well.  While browsing the movies available online, I came across this one. Time Limit is a 1957 film that was apparently adapted from a stage play.  It starts Richard Widmark, Richard Basehart and Martin Balsam.  With a cast like that you can’t go wrong.  It is the story of the investigation prior to a courtmartial regarding a US POW who alledgely collaborated with the enemy.  It is kind of a cross between Stalag 17 and A Few Good Men.

It was a good movie.  Well acted with an interesting story that wasn’t obvious from the beginning.   Worth investing an hour and a half of your time watching.

Bonus:  We all know Richard Basehart went on to start in the Sci-Fi movie and TV series Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, but this film also has someone else more famous for acting in a TV Sci-Fi series.  Can you identify the actress below?

Who is she? What was the show?

Who is she? What was the show?

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