Monthly Archives: December 2014

A Christmas Carol (2012-2013) – Three Extra Versions: 21-23 – reviewed by George

21. Scrooge and Marley  (2012 – 1:31) Scrooge = David Pevsner / Marley = Tim Kazurinsky / Bill = Christopher Allan / Fezziwig = Bruce Villanch / Young Scrooge = Drew Anderson / Young Marley = Nicholas Bailey / Freda = … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol (1992-2004) – Versions 16-20 of 20 – reviewed by George

16. Brer Rabbit’s Christmas Carol (1992 – 0:58) Scrooge = Brer Fox / Cratchit = Brer Bear / Tiny Tim = Timmy Mouse / The 2 Charitable Gentlemen = Miz Possum. Written and Directed by Al Guest and Jean Mathieson. … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol (1983-1992) – Versions 11-15 of 20 – reviewed by George

11. Mickey’s Christmas Carol  (1983 – 0:27) This cartoon version arises from a truly wonderful conceit: why not have Donald Duck’s Uncle Scrooge McDuck play Ebenezer Scrooge in a short subject that would return Mickey Mouse to movie theaters after … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol (1956-1978) – Versions 6-10 of 20 – reviewed by George

6. The Stingiest Man in Town (1956 – 1:21, with the DVD Release in 2011) Scrooge = Basil Rathbone / Cratchit = Martyn Green / Tiny Tim = Dennis Kohler.    Directed by Daniel Petrie, with book and lyrics by … Continue reading

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Dumb Caption #14 – How Murray Saved Christmas, NBC-TV – 12-5-14

Officer: I’m Officer Bender, Defender of laws. Caption: I’m Officer Bender, the Bender of laws. Maybe I’m wrong on this one, but I hope not.

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Film Grammar # 6 – Surviving Exodus, Animal Planet 12-4-2014

Dave Salmoni said, “I’ve probably swam with every kind of shark you can think of.” Two mistakes here: the wrong verb tense (should be “I’ve probably SWUM…”) and ending the sentence with a preposition. Now, I recently got a comment … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol (1935-1954) – Versions 1-5 of 20 – reviewed by George

1. Scrooge (1935 -1:00) Scrooge = Sir Seymour Hicks, Cratchit = Donald Calthrop, Tiny Tim = Philip Frost, Directed by Henry Edwards The film opens with Cratchit trying to sneak some coal. Scrooge catches him, demands an explanation, and Cratchit says, ”Why, I … Continue reading

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Dumb Caption # 13 – Miranda, Season 3, Episode 6

Miranda: “I really enjoyed the landfill site.”                                                                   … Continue reading

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Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) – reviewed by George

This is one of those films that is tons more fun for the actors making it than for the audiences watching it. And this is amply demonstrated by the out-takes behind the closing credits. They are easily the funniest bits … Continue reading

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Film Grammar # 5 – Grimm, Season 2, Episode 6

Nick to Juliette: Did you mean what you said about me being a Grimm? Later somebody told Adalind: It was a bit of a mistake, you going to Portland. A verb with ING added is called a gerund. It is … Continue reading

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