Wednesday, January 25, 2017

I watch my first Japanese "western"

I thought the Japanese had samurai movies instead of westerns.
It looks like they made a few westerns as well.
This one was "Drifting Detective: Tragedy in the Red Valley" starring Sonny Chiba.
Excellent direction by Kinji Fukasaku (who would have his biggest hit 40 years later with "Battle Royale").
Usual crappy plot about evil man (and his gang of ruffians) trying to take over someone's ranch (in this case, a dairy farm). But then along comes a stranger who saves the day only to ride off into the sunset after the ranch is saved leaving behind all the female cast members who are all crazy about him.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

First walk in Bellingham

went to Bellingham with 3 other walking group members:
Kathie (took the picture)
Zahida (behind the wheel)
Denwa (route planner)

Saturday, January 7, 2017

First walk north of Dewdney Trunk Road in Maple Ridge
Reg Franklin Park
Fletcher Park (see photo)
Harry Hoope Park
Merkley Park
Alouette Park
Kin Park
Westview Park
Lion's Park

Sunday, January 1, 2017

First Movie I've Seen With Olympia Dukakis In The Cast: The Misadventures Of The Dunderheads

also the first movie I saw in 2017
despite the fact that she's been on the screen steadily since 1964
despite the fact that she has over 100 screen credits
also the first movie I've seen with anyone named Olympia or Dukakis
it's not a bad movie at all despite the IMDB 48/100 rating (I gave it a 65)