We had a really fun and relaxing Fourth of July weekend. I got some yard work done, completed a few easy projects in the house but the rest of the weekend was spent hanging out and watching movies.
Oh, and good food…
Friday morning I mixed up a pretty good sized batch of gazpacho soup, then Friday afternoon I made a big bowl of my mom’s famous potato salad. It was great having those two cold sides all ready to add to our main dishes (rotisserie chicken and steak) and hot sides (brown sugar and hickory baked beans and garlic grilled veggies).
We watched several Kaiju movies Friday and Saturday during the marathon on the El Rey Network.
During our 4th of July dinner we watched a James Bond movie, Thunderball. I picked this one mostly because we had just watched a wonderfully awful movie on Mystery Science Theater 3000 that kind of referred to this one a bit.
The following is from TV Tropes.org**
Originally titled OK Connery and later released in the United States (1967) as Operation Kid Brother, Operation Double 007 was an attempt to cash in on the popularity of the James Bond movie series.
- It stars Neil Connery, the actual “Kid Brother” of Sir Sean.
- In addition to co-starring Bond series regulars Bernard ‘’M’’ Lee and Lois ‘’Monepenny’’ Maxwell, the cast also includes veteran 007 actors Daniela Bianchi (Tatiana Romanova from From Russia with Love), Adolfo Celi (Largo from Thunderball) and Anthony Dawson (Prof. Dent from Dr. No).
- The score is by Ennio Morricone. Yes, that Ennio Morricone.
- The film was distributed by United Artists even at the same time they were handling the legitimate James Bond film rights.
It was a fun and relaxing weekend. Looking forward to the rest of the summer and more good times.
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