Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) – reviewed by George

Remember the Terracotta Army found in China in 1974? They were individual statues of soldiers with height being a clue to rank, plus chariots and horses – the armies of Qin Shi Huang: First Emperor of China, buried with the … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The 3 Penny Opera (1931) – reviewed by George

A beautifully shot musical drama about the class struggle, or class war if you prefer, the tale of Mack the Knife and his milieu says worlds today. The movie is in German with English captions, and opens with a stage … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Big Bang (2011) – reviewed by George

This is an extraordinary movie! It’s a classic film noir told in a totally original way: the photography, the lighting, even the set design, are new and different. And not only the technical things are original, but also the way … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014) – reviewed by George

The backstory: Amanda Waller (voice of CCH Pounder) had Riddler (voice of Matthew Gray Gubler) kidnapped to get back secret files he stole from her, but Batman (voice of Kevin Conroy) kidnapped him back and put him in Arkham. Now … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

TV Quote # 53: The Graham Norton Show, Season 19, Episode 13

Four of the five stars of this summer’s “Ghostbusters” reboot were on the sofa, and they were talking about the absent one. The consensus seemed to be that he (Chris Hemsworth)  is just too good (and too good-looking) to be … Continue reading

Posted in TV Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What are you watching for 4th of July (commentary by Anita)

Are you getting ready for a long weekend camping?  Maybe  you are having a family/neighborhood BBQ and fire works?  Perhaps you are going to a city-wide event after a day of parades and hot dogs?  Whatever you have planned there … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, Movies, TV | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Hatari! (1962)- Reviewed by Anita- *****

HATARI! Means danger in Swahili and that is what this movie is all about.  Directed by Howard Hawks, Hatari! gives us a glance into the life of big game hunters.  All shot on location in Tanganyika, this film is about animal capture … Continue reading

Posted in Movies, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mary of Scotland (1936)-Reviewed by Anita **

John Ford and Leslie Goodwin give a stab at directing Katharine Hepburn in Mary of Scotland a take on the historic battle of the two queens.  That being Mary and Elizabeth. Along side Hepburn the film also features actors Fredric March and … Continue reading

Posted in Movies, TV | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Ghost Breakers (1940) – reviewed by George

A suspense-adventure with comedy, this stars Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, and Willie Best. They play Larry Lawrence, Mary Carter, and Larry’s valet Alex, respectively. Larry has a radio show where he tells the news of the mobs in New York … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Cat and the Canary (1927 silent film) – reviewed by George

Cyrus West has died – harried by his heirs to the point of despair and fear. He is the canary and they are the cats, clawing at him unmercifully. But the next laugh is his: he has provided that his … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment