Monthly Archives: February 2016

A Thousand Clowns (1965) – reviewed by George

This is a comedy about an irresponsible man who doesn’t want to work. His name is Murray Burns (Jason Robards) and he’s beyond bright – he’s intelligent. And also personable, funny, and reasonably good-looking. But his brother Arnie (Martin Balsam, … Continue reading

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That Girl from Paris (1936) – reviewed by George

This is a “cute”movie, in the best possible meaning of that word. I’ve read that with the advent of talkies, opera singers were very popular as stars and costars, and this must have lasted into the 1940s because I’ve reviewed … Continue reading

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Godzilla (2014) – reviewed by George

I knew as soon as the release of this movie was announced that many critics would use it as a way to bash Roland Emmerich’s 1998¬†version. So at that time I rented Emmerich’s “Godzilla” and reviewed it for this blog. … Continue reading

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It Happened Tomorrow (1944) – reviewed by George

In a large and expensive mansion a Golden Wedding Anniversary is being celebrated by a crowd of family and friends. They are waiting on the honorees, and at the signal from what I took to be a son, the crowd … Continue reading

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Ant-Man (2015) – reviewed by George

A really good, really different super-hero movie. Paul Rudd is one of my favorite actors, always seeming self-effacing, but always rising to meet whatever challenges are presented. He seems that way even in his comedies. With that as his usual … Continue reading

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Captions by Dummies # 35 – Weather Center Live, 2-17-2016

The report was on heavy rain, and a man in a car was interviewed. He said, “Anytime there’s any severe rain, you will have a lake in the middle of the parking lot.” Caption: “‚Ķ there’s severe rape, love a … Continue reading

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TV Quotes # 46 – Rebel Wilson at the EE British Academy Film Awards 2016

Since the world did not end yesterday (see review of “Ghostbusters II”) I am able to report on this quote. On February 14, 2016, Rebel Wilson was called to the podium at London’s Royal Opera House to announce the winner … Continue reading

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) – reviewed by George

Such fun! A talented cast of adults and young people make this slapstick comedy totally enjoyable. As per the title, it all revolves around Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) and his family: Dad Ben (Steve Carell), Mom Kelly (Jennifer Garner), older brother … Continue reading

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Spectre (2015) – reviewed by George

Right up front, this is one of the best Bond movies ever. A super opening sequence, a lot of suspense, secrets about Bond’s past revealed, the biggest explosion ever in a movie, a montage of the dead during the opening … Continue reading

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Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989) – reviewed by George

The first film opens at the NYC Public Library where a librarian (played by Alice Drummond) goes downstairs into the stacks. As she walks down an aisle of shelved books the books behind her begin to float across the aisle … Continue reading

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