Movies

Adventures in Blu-ray: The Hired Hand (1971)

Three saddle tramps—Harry Collings (Peter Fonda), Archie Harris (Warren Oates), and Dan Griffen (Robert Pratt)—are on their way to California when they stop off at a desolate town identified as Del Norte.  Dan needs his horse shod, and while the trio down whiskey in a cantina, Harry informs Arch that he’s decided to return to… Continue reading Adventures in Blu-ray: The Hired Hand (1971)

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Movies · Stuff You Should Know · Television

I’m always on a mountain when I fall

I hate to say I’m givin’ up but I believe Losin’s just become a way of life with me Losin’ wouldn’t be so bad at all But I’m always on a mountain when I fall He didn’t write the song—that honor goes to Chuck Howard, a songwriter who also penned Waylon Jennings’ Come with Me and Conway… Continue reading I’m always on a mountain when I fall

Classic Movies · Stuff You Should Know

“Fish don’t fry in the kitchen/Beans don’t burn on the grill…”

I’m pleased to announce that this is the very first post composed at the new Rancho Yesteryear, into which the ‘rents and I officially moved this afternoon (though this time they were ahead of me; they brought their stuff in last night).  There will be a gradual phasing out of the old House of Yesteryear… Continue reading “Fish don’t fry in the kitchen/Beans don’t burn on the grill…”

Classic Movies · Stuff You Should Know

Risky business

The ‘rents are officially out of town as of this posting…which means I’m pretty much on my own here at Rancho Yesteryear until tomorrow evening. (They need prescriptions filled, and have journeyed to Savannah for the doctor’s appointment needed to accomplish this.) My mother has been staying with me since my release from the hospital and will probably keep… Continue reading Risky business

Bad Movies · Movies

This free movie weekend was brought to you by CharredHer…

In retrospect, I guess it’s a good thing that I was laid up with some unknown malady this weekend because it gave me the opportunity to ogle a bunch of free movies on the HBO and Cinemax channels (not to mention HBO and Cinemax on Demand) and get an idea of what modern movie audiences… Continue reading This free movie weekend was brought to you by CharredHer…

Movies · Television

Green, green Grass of home

Despite the resolution made in May 2008 to continue on with the season box sets of Adam-12 (though Universal had to farm out the series to Shout! Factory in order to do so)—and the recent decision to continue with Quincy, M.E. sets, I’ve come to a conclusion that may be even more difficult to accept than TDOY commenters insisting Curly is funnier than Shemp. I’ve accepted… Continue reading Green, green Grass of home