Monthly Archives: April 2017

Guest Review: Beauty and the Beast (2017) Reviewed by Violet ***.5

Hello movie fans.  Today we have real treat.  My friend and a fellow movie go-er Violet has offered to share her take on the latest live action Disney production Beauty and the Beast.   Violet has just recently turned 9 years old, … Continue reading

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Ronald Howard as Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes” (1954-1955) Episodes 1-5 – reviewed by George

So far we’ve had a couple of TV programs featuring Holmes which were shown as part of anthology series, but this is the first actual television series about Holmes (as far as I can tell). It lasted one season, 39 … Continue reading

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Rushmore (1998)–Reviewed by Anita-*****

We have all been that awkward student.  Let’s face it High School sucks.  At least being high school age can.  Especially if you are a misunderstood nerd like Max Fischer.  Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman) is a 10th grade scholarship student … Continue reading

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Commentary by Anita “I’d like to give the world a Coke” (2017)

Have you missed the most absurd commercial this year?  Pepsi has filmed a socially themed, ridiculous, 90 second advertisement.  In my opinion it is completely embarrassing.  I actually found myself embarrassed for Pepsi, and Kendall.  I mean wow! It starts out with an … Continue reading

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Drop Dead Fred (1991)-Reviewed by Anita-**

Did you have an imaginary friend when you were a child?  If you did then you will enjoy Drop Dead Fred.  Directed by Ate de Jong this fantasy, drama, comedy is about an unhappy housewife (Phoebe Cates-the 90’s it girl) and … Continue reading

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Cold Turkey (1971)- Reviewed by Anita– ***

If you live in California, and you are a smoker, you are probably upset about the new $2.00 tax increase per pack.  In the spirit of ‘going cold turkey’ (as I am sure many folks have had to face considering … Continue reading

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Short and Talkative Sherlock Holmes – reviewed by George

Alan Napier as Sherlock Holmes in “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” (1949) This is an episode of “Your Show Time”, an anthology TV program which featured adaptations of literary properties: Masterworks of Famous Authors. The host was Arthur Shields … Continue reading

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Touch of Evil (1958) – reviewed by George

More than a touch, this is a whole lot of evil. The story is basically about police corruption, and one particular corrupt cop, who clings to the “justification” that the people he framed (and the people he is currently framing) were guilty. … Continue reading

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The Doughgirls (1944) – reviewed by George

I love old movies. But even the most crazed devotees (I am one) have to admit that they don’t all work. Musicals are almost always effective, especially the ones where the girl uses a song to pine for the boy: Jeanne Crain … Continue reading

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Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes in “Dressed to Kill” (1946) – reviewed by George

In Dartmoor Prison inmates can be assigned to work-details where items are crafted that can be sold to augment the government’s annual budget for the prison. One such inmate crafts music boxes. When a fresh consignment reaches the auction house, … Continue reading

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