Here’s a toast;  “to you and movies!” Clink, Clink! Drink it up!

I’m keeping an eye out for drinks mentioned in movies, if someone pours a beverage in a glass without it’s fancy name I can’t go adding it to my list. And then in some movies, it’s a drink I’ve already mentioned but it won’t hurt to mention again as it will give me a chance to highlight a fun movie. Yup, so here’s a few more adult beverages for you movieholics.

Double_Exposure_FilmPosterStinger – DOUBLE EXPOSUE (1944) 

A Stinger (it’s back again!!!!) is made by adding crème de menthe to brandy/Cognac. Take a mixing glass filled with ice, add the crème de menthe (2/3 ounce) and brandy (1 3/4 ounce), stir and then strain it into a cold cocktail glass. It can also be served on the rocks. (ice, ice!)

Sherry – DOUBLE EXPOSUE (1944) 

Sherry is a wine; it’s a Spanish wine made of white grapes. It should be served in a Sherry glass, either as an Aperitif or after dinner dessert wine. (Dessert wines are good with Twinkies, so I’ve heard.) 😉


Screenshot_2016-02-13-11-03-01Scotch & Water – MAN IN THE VAULT (1956) Tommy Dancer makes a strong Scotch and Water for the gal he brought to his house.

Pour 2 oz of Scotch whisky, and 5 oz of water into a highball glass filled with ice cubes. Stir well. Serve and Sip.

Your Scotch and Soda, just how you like it. Drink!


That’s Good.


Bourbon Straight – MAN IN THE VAULT (1956) 

When you want a drink straight, it’s no frills, often called “neat” so it is just the spirit as is, solo. Pour one ounce of Bourbon into a cocktail glass, sip, sip, sip.

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Stealing Money, Drinking Drinks


you drink gibsonGibson  – THE NET (1995)

A Gibson is a martini but with an onion instead of an olive. It’s a good drink to compliment your pizza from after a night of analyzing code

Add 2.5 oz of Gin (or Vodka) and 0.5 oz of Dry vermouth into a mixing glass. Add ice, stir and then strain into a chilled cocktail glass (or Star Trek glass). Garnish with a whole cocktail onion.

MOVIES!!!!!!! Yup, I watch them. January was filled with movies I’ve never seen before. Yea!!!!! These are my highlights of the month! (Do I use too many exclamation points?)

apes posterThanks to having HBO GO I finally watched all of the original PLANET OF THE APES movies. I’d seen most of them in bits and parts but never sat through them from beginning to end (except for part one).  PLANET OF THE APES still holds up and after that I’d say CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES is my next fave. Let’s hear it for the apes!


The Apes Said NO!!!!!

    The Apes Said NO!!!!!


For my first theatrical outing I got to see THE HATEFUL EIGHT, 70mm road show version in 35mm at the New Beverly with my guy Dave and my dad.

I have been turning to YouTube more for movies, especially movies on the Paramount Vault channel. They have a bunch of oldie flicks and that’s where I watched KING CREOLE on Elvis’ b-day! Sing Elvis, SING!

Elvis Sings, Matthau is a meanie and Carolyn Jones is the beautiful bad girl.

Elvis Sings, Walter Matthau is a meanie and Carolyn Jones is the beautiful bad girl.


heroes of eastA few Sundays were filled with Kung Fu flicks I found on Netflix; HEROES OF THE EAST (1978) and THE FIVE VENOMS (1978). They really delivered on the fights and action. In HEROES OF THE EAST an arranged marriage of Chinese man and Japanese woman begets a martial arts challenge. The Chinese man must battle 7 Japanese warriors. THE FIVE VENOMS, features the fighting styles of the Centipede, Lizard, Snake, Toad and Scorpion. An old master sends off his last pupil to find out which of his students chose to use their fighting styles for evil. I highly recommend checking them out. Yup.


Also on Netflix I found THE VAMPIRE’S COFFIN (1958) a Mexican vampire movie, a.k.a. EL ATADÚD DEL VAMPIRO. I love watching old Spanish movies (I get to practice my español).

vampiroIt was a fun film and now I found it was a sequel so I have to seek out part one! But what happens is a doctor steals Count Lavud’s coffin from a graveyard and once the stake in his heart is removed he’s awake and looking for blood. Of course as fate has it the Count is near the woman he desires. This vampire loves phasing through walls and flying as a bat. I truly adore old vampire movies, this vampire stalked the streets in style with his cape and shadow.

My favorite film find of the month was on YouTube called TIME TABLE where the motto is “There is no such thing as a perfect crime, just a lucky one.” A well planned train robbery starts off the film and in true noir fashion there’s more to it than just an old robbery. A few highlights of this film was the mention of L.A. cities and Alan Reed who was the voice of Fred Flintstone. It was a good solid noir but if I say more, it would spoil the ride.

time table

“Every case is an ulcer.”


So those films were among my favorites and below is my list of what I saw the whole month, only 2 re-sees! Here’s hoping for more movies in February and more movie outings! Yup.


  1. HOT PURSUIT (2015) | 01/01/16 | DVD 
  2. WE ARE STILL HERE (2015) | 1/2/15 | Blu-Ray 
  3. BENEATH PLANET OF THE APES (1970) | 1/3/16 | HBO GO
  6. THE HATEFUL EIGHT (2015) | 1/4/16 | New Beverly
  8. REHEARSAL FOR MURDER (1982) | 1/6/16 | Amazon Instant 
  9. KING CREOLE (1958) | 1/8/16 | YouTube Paramount Vault 
  10. INVASION OF THE SAUCER MEN (1957) | 1/8/16 | YouTube Paramount Vault 
  11. SATAN’S SATELLITES (1958) | 1/9/16 | YouTube Paramount Vault | (from a 1952 serial)
  12. THE MAN WHO WASN’T THERE (1983) | 1/9/16 | YouTube Paramount Vault 
  13. HEROES OF THE EAST (1978) | 1/10/16 | Netflix 
  14. BLACK COAL, THIN ICE (2014) | 1/10/16 | Netflix 
  15. HONEYMOON (2014) | 1/11/16 | Netflix 
  16. WARLOCK 2: ARMAGEDDON (1993) | 1/14/16 | YouTube 
  17. THE FIVE VENOMS (1978) | 1/17/16 | Netflix 
  18. THE SNOW WHITE MURDER CASE (2015) | 1/17/16 | Reel Grit 
  19. TIME TABLE (1956) | 1/23/16 | YouTube (GLUB = Go Getter, Lucky, Up and At ‘Em, Bunco Artist At Heart) 
  20. THE COLOSSUS OF NEW YORK (1958) | 1/23/16 | YouTube Paramount Vault 
  21. DOUBLE EXPOSURE (1944) | 1/23/16 | YouTube Paramount Vault 
  22. HIGH NOON PART II: THE RETURN OR WILL KANE (1980) | 1/27/16 | Encore Western/Cable 
  23. THE VAMPIRE’S COFFIN (EL ATADÚD DEL VAMPIRO) (1958) | 1/30/16 | Netflix 
  24. MAN IN THE VAULT (1956) | 1/31/16 | YouTube Paramount Vault


  1. PLANET OF THE APES (1970) | 1/3/16 | HBO GO
  2. VOLUNTEERS (1985) | 1/5/16 | HBO GO

Time to go watch more movies!!!!!!!!! YUP!