Monthly Archives: January 2017

TV Quote # 61 – 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards – January 29, 2017

Riz Ahmed and Rashida Jones presented the award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. The nominees were: The Crown, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things (the winner), and Westworld. It went like this – Riz: … Continue reading

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TV Quote # 60 – The Graham Norton Show, Season 20, Episode 15

Guests were Matthew McConaughey, Ed Sheeran (the singer whose 2 most recent albums are #1 and #2 in every country that measures such things except in the USA where they are #1 and #6 because here radio play is added … Continue reading

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Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) – reviewed by George

This is not a bad movie, it’s just not very good. IT’S           T–O–O     L–O–N–G. IT’S         TOO DARK. IT’S              OVER ……………WRITTEN, AND  IT’S   … Continue reading

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Galaxy Quest (1999) – reviewed by George

Wow! What a great, fun movie! Galaxy Quest was a TV sci-fi show years ago that a large contingent of fans loved truly and deeply. So truly and deeply that the cast is still staying employed by doing annual appearances … Continue reading

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Basil Rathbone as Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon” (1942) – Reviewed by George

This second Universal Pictures film finds Rathbone and Nigel Bruce still getting billing above the title, and still fighting Nazis in London during World War II. The film begins in Switzerland where Holmes rescues Dr. Franz Tobel (William Post, Jr.) … Continue reading

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Marvel’s “The Avengers” (2012) – reviewed by George

Directed by Joss Whedon from his screenplay, which was based on a story by Zak Penn and Whedon, this is truly a blockbuster. Clearly an action movie but with touches of humor, sadness, and eventually triumph tempered with what has … Continue reading

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What’s Up, Tiger Lily? (1966) – reviewed by George

This seems like an idea someone should have thought up long before 1966: take a Japanese B-movie about spies (or is it crooks?), which is already somewhat crazy, and throw out the soundtrack, substituting one with American actors lip-syncing in … Continue reading

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TV Quote # 59 – Jane the Virgin, “Chapter 52”, S3 – E8

Jane’s husband Michael has been taken off active duty by the Police Department and put on desk duty, so he quits and looks for another career, settling on stand-up. Jane (Gina Rodriguez) is supportive and tales the whole family to … Continue reading

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Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937) – reviewed by George

The star of this film, Eddie Cantor, was as all-around a performer as there can be. He was a star in vaudeville, on Broadway, in tours, and in films, as well as on radio and television. Here he is supported … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Bed (1944) – reviewed by George

I’m pretty sure that Ben Mankiewicz would agree with me: this film is too stupid to be on TCM. Alan Hale owns a gunpowder factory and supplies the US military. Jack Carson is a private eye. They meet in jail … Continue reading

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