Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar

Charlie, The Lonesome Cougar

I’m a big fan of animals in general, I have my own pets I love, and I’m frequently disturbed by stories of animal actors being mistreated on modern movie sets–but I also I love this live-action movie Disney made in the 60s that involves a cougar doing a bunch of un-cougar-like things like participating in a log roll, riding a log flume (for miles) and being chased by hunters on horseback and their dogs. While I suppose it’s possible that a cougar could be trained to do all of those things willingly, being that it was the 60’s, I wouldn’t stake my life on those cougar actors having the greatest on-set experience. I recently had my husband watch this movie for the first time, and he pointed out all the problematic aspects–which is a lesson to me not to show this movie to anyone who didn’t see it first as a kid. I

Questions About Movies I’ve Watched In The Last Four Months That Will Go Unanswered Now That They’ve Shut Down The IMDB Message Boards, Ranked:


“IMDb Is Shutting Down Its Discussion Boards” — Variety, Feb 3, 2017

(Assume that every question contains a SPOILER for the movie title in bold.)

9. Was that last scene in Dead Calm tacked on because test audiences thought Sam Neill looked like a cuck?

8. The nutritionist’s office in Forks Over Knives is just a rundown house with a placard out front, right? Which is super sketchy, and did anyone else turn it off right away because of that?

7. At the end of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, did I really see Jean-Do’s pupils dilate? How did they do that?

6. What is that movie I saw when I was little where a woman casually killed a man by walking into the room where he was watching TV and stabbing a pair of household scissors into his shoulder?

5. Did anyone involved in the making of All Dogs Go To Heaven get in trouble for making the main character’s outfit look so much like what the Disney Snow White wears?

4. What happened to every actor involved in the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre?

3. Why didn’t White God win any Oscars and how outraged are we about it from VERY to OMG?

2. Why the Scottish accent for Eric Balfour’s Canada-based wilderness guide in Backcountry? Like, why.

1. What am I missing about Childhood of a Leader that I felt disappointed at the end? Also, does he kill his mother?