Monthly Archives: November 2015

Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) – reviewed by George

A big splashy musical. A blast of a comedy. A few touches of romance. A hair too long. And you know what I would cut – yep, the romantic moments slow the movie down and run it up to its’ … Continue reading

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Day for Night (1973) – reviewed by George

A film about making a movie, where the film AND the movie are both directed by Francois Truffaut (who plays the director of the movie). There’s a montage of moments during the making of the movie which I felt must … Continue reading

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The Good Bad Man (1916) and The Half-Breed (1916) – reviewed by George

Two silent films, released the same year, from the same studio (D.W. Griffith’s Fine Arts Film Co.), with the same star (Douglas Fairbanks), the same director (Allan Dwan), and the same theme (illegitimacy), and the same actor, Sam de Grasse, … Continue reading

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Girl Shy (1924) – reviewed by George

I had the great good fortune to see this silent movie under the absolute best conditions – with a big audience and a live organist, and it was one of my very best movie-going experiences. Harold Lloyd is always a … Continue reading

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TV Quote # 43 – Jane the Virgin, Season 2, Episode 6, “Chapter Twenty-Eight”

Jane’s father Rogelio, a super-popular telenovela star, on the occasion of the final episode of his latest epic “The Passions of Santos”, takes an on-set selfie for his fans and labels it: @rogeliodelavega: #mylastdayassantos #theworldweeps And then later he makes … Continue reading

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Dumb Caption # 31 – Make Room for Daddy, Season 6, Episode 4 – “The Dinah Shore Show” (1957)

If your TV market is anything like mine, you now have available several channels that show nothing but old, sometimes very old, TV episodes, usually strip-style, Monday through Friday at the same time. I like Danny Thomas and I love … Continue reading

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Censor Blocking on TV~Really? By Anita

Folks, what is the point?  I just have to step up on my soap box over this foolish attempt at keeping TV shows clean. First off, if anyone out there has seen Love & Hip Hop, any of the Housewife … Continue reading

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The Wrong Box Reviewed by Anita ***

Classic British campy comedy of errors. I laughed from begining to end.  Filmed in 1966 it is based on a 1889 novel by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne.  The cast is made up of British actors.  Top notch comic … Continue reading

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This Is Cinerama (1952) – reviewed by George

Though Lowell Thomas denies it in his narration of the film, this is a travelogue. But what a travelogue! Cinerama, as I wrote in my review of “The Bat Whispers”, is a wide-screen process which used three 35-mm cameras strapped … Continue reading

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Spy (2015) – reviewed by George

This spy spoof is loosely patterned after the James Bond films; it has an opening theme that will remind you of Bond (but without undressed models), and it has an opening sequence with Jude Law as the Bond character and … Continue reading

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