Monthly Archives: November 2016

Tower of Terror (1997) – reviewed by George

Eddie Murphy made “The Haunted Mansion” (2003) and Steve Guttenberg made this movie six years before: both films are based on rides at Disneyland, but Murphy’s opened in theaters and Guttenberg’s opened on your TV. And yet this is the … Continue reading

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Internet Grammar # 1 – Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press

I just read an article about the Millennium Tower which was posted yesterday. Here you go. Leaning San Francisco Tower Seen Sinking From Space by Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press San Francisco, Novembeer 28, 2016 “The satellite data shows the Millennium … Continue reading

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Christmas show time! Comment by Anita

It is the Holiday season and we are settling in for big films.  I (myself) am getting ready for the movie channel’s efforts.  Over Thanksgiving weekend HBO, Starz, even Max were running 1990 something movies as a promo.  It didn’t … Continue reading

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2012 (2009) – reviewed by George

I think Roland Emerich is a good director and I like him. But watching this movie I got an inkling of why some people don’t. The first half is fantastic – even if you didn’t see it already you remember … Continue reading

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The Better ‘Ole (1926) – reviewed by George

Syd Chaplin was Charlie’s older half-brother and became a comedy star sooner, but Charlie grew to be a much bigger star than Syd. Still they always helped each other advance in show business. This film is the only time I have … Continue reading

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Raymond Massey as Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes and the Speckled Band” (1931) – reviewed by George

Raymond Massey makes a good Sherlock, but the film badly needs restoration, making following the story a bit difficult. The dialogue suffers most. The movie starts with a death. A young woman runs screaming from her bedroom and falls. Her … Continue reading

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Flash Gordon (1980) – reviewed by George

The opening credits list “Music Composed and Performed by Queen, Orchestral Score Composed and Arranged by Howard Blake”. So right away you know you’ll get Queen numbers throughout the film and that the regular score will be played by a full … Continue reading

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An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving (2008) – reviewed by George

In 1980’s rural New Hampshire a recently widowed mother of three finds herself contesting with the disdainful mother she ran away from for the love of her eldest daughter. These three roles are played by Jacqueline Bisset, Helene Joy (“Murdoch … Continue reading

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Arthur Wontner as Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes’s Fatal Hour” (1931) – reviewed by George

Arthur Wontner is to Holmes in the UK much as Basil Rathbone is to Holmes in the US. A man appears on screen and fires up and captures the audience’s perceptions. Surely Holmes speaks this way, making the lines on … Continue reading

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Shooter (TV Series) – premiere Tuesday November 15, 2016 – reviewed by George

The movie “Shooter” with Mark Wahlberg is one of my favorite films, so I made a point to record this TV premiere and today I watched it. Man, it’s great. It stars Ryan Phillippe as Bob Lee Swagger, the shooter; … Continue reading

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