Monthly Archives: February 2015

Road to Singapore (1940) – reviewed by George

This, the first Road picture, directed by Victor Schertzinger who also directed Road to Zanzibar and other musical movies for Paramount, opens with this billing: Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour, Bob Hope. I was surprised! This first effort (5 sequels follow, … Continue reading

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Into the Woods (1998) Revisited – Reviewed (again) by George

I watched the taped Broadway show again, with Bernadette Peters and Joanna Gleason, and can now tell you pretty definitively why I liked the play so much better than the movie. And it’s so simple – the play is funny. … Continue reading

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Now and Again (1999-2000) on DVD – reviewed by George

In the review of Episode One I said synopses are a dime a dozen, but in this case I think that since I am mentioning the plots of some of the other episodes you need one, and so I have … Continue reading

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Daisies (1966) – reviewed by George

This movie, now almost 50 years old, hit me as hard as I think it must have hit audiences in 1966. The little I knew going in was that it was considered one of the first, if not THE first, … Continue reading

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Film Grammar # 7 AND Dumb Caption # 16 – a Weight Watchers commercial

In this commercial, shown fairly recently but now replaced, an actress says, “If you wake up hungry, if you show up at the office and there’s doughnuts and you weren’t expecting them….” “there IS doughnuts?” I don’t think so! And … Continue reading

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Charade (1963) – reviewed by George

Beginning with a murder (before the credits), the film then shows Audrey Hepburn at a ski resort confiding to her friend/co-worker that she’s getting a divorce. Cary Grant appears with the small son of Audrey’s friend in tow – seems … Continue reading

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Dumb Captions # 15 – Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (2004)

Rygel: “If Bishaan thinks I’ll return to a shared throne, he is beyond deluded.” Caption: “… he is beyond diluted.” And later – Crichton to baby: “Crichtons don’t cry.” And the caption: “Crichton’s don’t cry.”

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TV Quote # 21 – Parks and Recreation – Season 6, Episode 21

Andy (Chris Pratt): “I guess I just kinda miss having people up onstage with me. They never tell you when you go solo that it’s just gonna be you up there.”

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