Monthly Archives: June 2015

Road to Rio (1947) – reviewed by George

In the fifth entry Crosby, Hope, and Lamour are joined by Gale Sondergaard, Frank Faylen, Joseph Vitale, and The Stone-Barton Puppeteers, The Carioca Boys, The Wiere Brothers, and The Andrews Sisters. So as soon as you see the credits you … Continue reading

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Strange Magic (2015) – reviewed by George

This animated film was produced by Lucasfilm, Ltd., with Story by George Lucas himself, but since Lucasfilm ┬áis owned by Disney this is also a Touchstone Picture. The Fairy Kingdom and the Dark Forest have a common border, and along … Continue reading

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The Bat Whispers (1930) – reviewed by George

This 85-year-old movie was shot in 65 mm Widescreen! Man, I still can’t believe it! I thought widescreen began with “The Robe” in 1953, so I went to Wikipedia to explore. I looked up “The Bat Whispers” and found a … Continue reading

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TV Quote # 36 – The Graham Norton Show – Season 17, Episode 9 – (Samuel L. Jackson, Amy Schumer, Stephen Merchant, Muse)

Amy, talking about her trainer for the movie Trainwreck: “He just walked me through my new plan. He’s like, “For breakfast you’ll have a Smoothie. And then for lunch you’ll journal about that Smoothie.”

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Scaramouche (1923) – reviewed by George

I don’t know what Rafael Sabatini’s novel “Scaramouche” is about, but Rex Ingram’s movie of the same name is about the French Revolution. As the story begins the Marquis de la Tour has ordered poachers on his extensive lands killed, … Continue reading

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Film Grammar # 9 – Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From Paris with Love

If you’re going to complain about bad grammar (and I am), you should certainly laud good grammar when you find it, and the programs and movies under the heading “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”, on first Hallmark Channel and now Hallmark Movies … Continue reading

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Road to Utopia (1945) – reviewed by George

As we arrive at #4 in the series (get it, “arrive at?”) we have a script by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank that is basically a parody of the format established for our intrepid trio in previous outings. It even … Continue reading

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TV Quote # 35 (a short one) – Melissa and Joey – Season 4, Episode 13 – “Call of Duty”

Ryder (played by Nick Robinson) is trying to explain why he joined the Navy: “You told me to get my old job back…. When I went down to the laser tag place to get my old job back, it had … Continue reading

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TV Quote # 34 (a long one) – Royal Pains – Season 7, Episode 1 – “Rebound”

Paige and Evan Lawson (played by Brooke D’Orsay and Paulo Costanzo) have been married for, I believe, a few seasons, and now they have purchased their first home. Paige is delighted with everything except the wet bar, which must go … Continue reading

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Time After Time (1979) – reviewed by George

This 36-year-old movie stars Malcolm McDowell, David Warner, and Mary Steenburgen, all looking incredibly young, and very attractive. The script is quite good and is well-realized, which is not so surprising as it might be, because Nicholas Meyer (writer of … Continue reading

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