Monthly Archives: May 2014

Penny Dreadful Revisited – reviewed by George

I wrote about episode 1, but have since seen episodes 2 and 3. After the first episode I thought they were going with a completely reimagined Creature for Dr. Victor Frankenstein, but at the end of episode 2 the original … Continue reading

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Pompeii (2014) – reviewed by George

I see lots of articles where pundits say that such-and-such a movie failed to make the projected box office goal because of the marketing. And then most of the time they cite the supposed wrong-headedness of the marketing department’s effort. … Continue reading

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Dumb Caption # 7 – Warehouse 13, Series Finale, 5-19-14

Of all the dumb captions I have seen, this has to be the dumbest, but because of that it’s one of the funniest too. Claudia says, “For some reason we get no reception at all in this place.” And the … Continue reading

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Dumb Caption # 6 – Continuum, Season 3, Ep. 7, “Waning Minute” (USA 5-16-14)

Tony Amendola as Kagame says, “She chooses to serve a system that codifies monstrous inequity.” And the caption reads, She chooses to serve a system that codifies monstrous and equity. And later Kagame says, “You’re conditioned to see the world … Continue reading

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TV Quote # 6 – Quality Balls: The David Steinberg Story

After telling an anecdote about his days directing Golden Girls, which gives us a new take on Bea Arthur as argumentative and uncooperative, Steinberg says that one day she took him aside and… “Bea said to me – she’s kind … Continue reading

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Penny Dreadful, episode 1 on 5/11/2014 – reviewed by George

Of course I was tempted; who could not be? Tempted to be snarky and say something like, “It’s not every television show that includes its review in its title.” But the thing is, while the first episode starts somewhat slowly, … Continue reading

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I, Frankenstein (2014)

All I knew about this movie before seeing it was 1) it stars Aaron Eckhart, an actor I like, 2) it was shot in Australia, and 3) it got a lot of negative reviews. Well, I have some quibbles too, … Continue reading

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Godzilla (1998) – reviewed by George

One of the best openings ever: during the credits we see the words “French Polynesia” followed by shots of land lizards, some of them swimming underwater, then an atomic bomb blast, a large egg, and as the credits finish a … Continue reading

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Movie Quote # 5 – The Road to Bali (1952)

Bing Crosby and Bob Hope were both born in 1903, with Crosby a couple of months older, which would make them about 49 when this movie was released. They play hoofers who land on a small island on the way … Continue reading

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