Captain Marvel

So after the exciting Kong movie with Brie Larson I’ve watched a few of Brie’s movies and you can imagine my excitement when I saw that she will be playing Captain Marvel. If there is one thing I know all Drinking Men like it is their women wearing super hero …

She’s Out Of My League

Continuing my viewing of easy to watch movies without anything too deep to distract you (just like Baywatch back in September) I recently really enjoyed watching the Romantic Comedy: She’s Out of My League. I found it to be a 104 minutes of stress free viewing with the very beautiful Alice …

That’s Just What Jesus Said Sir

So if you are a real Python fan you’ll know what Brian says before this quote: That’s right: “There’s no pleasing some people.”  And ain’t that the truth.  Sometimes I feel no matter how hard I work or bend over some people are just not satisfied.  I try not to …

Quality Acting But Still No Oscar?

So I’ve been watching a bunch of Jessica Chastain movies and I must say she has me all hot and bothered – she is an extremely talented actress and sexy too (I’m pretty sure the two are related).  I’ve watched these movies recently: The Debt Lawless Zero Dark Thirty Miss …

Stress free

Sometimes it is necessary to chill and just let the Magic Box wash over you.  Earlier this week I was pretty stressed and needed to get away from the damn Computer.  I didn’t want anything too heavy so thought I’d slap on the Baywatch Movie.  Universally panned by the critics, …

Wonder Woman For Sure!

So I just finished watching Wonder Woman for the first time and I loved every minute of it.  I have found that many of the recent blockbuster movies not so busting.  But boy I loved this one.  And if you want to know the secret to everlasting life?  Waking up …

Hard to believe it has been 40 years

When you think of 40 years ago you certainly don’t think of 1977.  That was when life was literally happening all around us.  Being a year younger than The Consul I got to The Clash not with their first album but with the immortal “White Man in Hammersmith Palais” which to …

Gentlemen Prefer

What a difference a hair colour makes. So, Erin Moriarty is a screwed up druggy brunette for most of  the film Blood Father, but then she goes blonde when she converts into a good daughter under Mel’s influence (while on the run from a sicario). Now, is this a terrible …

Five Movies in Twelve Hours

My good lady went to help my daughter move into her new apartment this weekend and I decided to stay away from the computer (i.e. work) and just catch up on some movies instead.  These were the five movies I watched back to back on Saturday with a few select …

Popular Culture

The Drinking Man’s Diary is really the center of Popular Culture.  Mostly this is thanks to The Consul and his insight, but  I  like to think I play my part every now and then, however small.  A great example is this post from over four years ago.  Firstly, if you …

Let’s Celebrate Our Differences!

What a difference in our choices of top Bond Ladies: Max vs The Consul only one choice intersects directly: Izabella Scorupco. To be fair I could easily see these ladies on my list:  But the two that really define our differences are: and it is a beautiful thing because if we …

My Real Top Six Bond Girls

Ok so after some serious deliberation these are my top six Bond Girls – I’m looking forward to seeing The Consul’s picks soon.  (I excluded Rachel because of her Honorary Bond Girl status, otherwise she would be here of course.)

My Top 18 Bond Girls

Ok so Grace Jones was not really my top Bond Girl, though I’m guessing Kentucky may think differently.  After The Consul posted the question I had to do some serious research on this matter.  There are a lot of Bond Girls to chose from.  My only criteria is that I …

My Kind of American

So sometimes we steer away from beer and cleavage on this blog and get more serious.  One American movie that I found really fascinating was Love & Mercy focusing on the life and times of the supremely talented Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys.  I really loved this movie and thought …

The Princess Phenomenon

So after the big success of Beauty and The Beast my wife and I were enjoying another “real-life” version of a Disney Classic: Cinderella.  To my surprise, and deep joy, the lead part was played by the beautiful Lily James whom I first mentioned here. But what really struck me as …

Travel and Terror

So in one week we’ll be flying into London.  Just one week ago eight people were senselessly murdered by terrorists just 2.5 miles away from our hotel.  Of course you wonder if you should still go, but we all know if we cancelled our plans because of possible threats, they …

The Belle of The Ball

The Consul led us all the way with Emma Watson and now at 27 and in the wonderful “real-life” version of Disney’s Classic: Beauty and The Beast it is confirmed for sure.   Certainly plenty to appreciate. I loved the movie too!

Wonder Women

Max rightly draws attention to some of the most beautiful actresses on the screen of silver. It may be a look, a style, an attitude, or some other kind of photogenic connection. As Neil Young sang: ‘A while ago somewhere, I don’t know when I was watching a movie with …

When Less Is Something

So if you are one of the 2.5 avid readers of this blog you’ll know that my favorite Christmas movie is Love Actually.  I freaking love that movie!  A couple of years ago The Consul mentioned that a sequel was in the works, but nothing came of it.  Then the …

Nobody Does It Better?

I agree with The Consul Roger Moore was inferior to Sean Connery as far as who was the best James Bond but when it comes to Bond music Roger Moore wins quite easily.  My two favorite Bond songs were Carly Simon’s “Nobody Does It Better” and Wings’ “Live and Let Die”, …

More Choices

This week I have mostly been in love with Rachael Stirling. She’s been around in some classy dramas [classy means literary by the way]: Riot at the Rite, Women in Love, Tipping the Velvet, and so forth. But now she doesn’t even look like herself. Catching (ooh, a pun) Salmon …