Monthly Archives: December 2017

Lady Audley’s Secret (2000) – reviewed by George

Lady Audley’s secret – but which one? She has an out-of-wedlock child, she murders, perhaps accidentally, the child’s father, she sets fire to another character’s bedroom curtains and locks the bedroom door as she leaves, the bedroom being in an … Continue reading

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Peter O’Toole is the voice of Sherlock Holmes in “Valley of Fear” (1984) – reviewed by George

Once again the balance of sound elements is bad, but here it is the worst of this short series of four cartoons. The music actually came within a hair of drowning out the dialogue completely on several occasions. Holmes receives … Continue reading

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: Season One, Part 1 (1964) – reviewed by George

Episode 1: The Vulcan Affair This is excellent: a 51-minute black-&-white Bond movie! It stars Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo, David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin, and Leo G. Carroll as Alexander Waverly. The Guest Stars here are Patricia Crowley (superlative!), … Continue reading

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Nia Vardalos in “My Life in Ruins” (2008) – reviewed by George

In the hands of a lesser talent this would be a rather trite story about an unhappy woman who wants everybody to like what she likes and do things her way. With the charm that Nia Vardalos brings to every … Continue reading

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Suspicion (1941) – reviewed by George

Alfred Hitchcock’s 28th movie is romantic suspense, sort of like “Rebecca” but more suspenseful and less romantic. Lina Laidlaw (Joan Fontaine) is alone in a train compartment. Wearing reading glasses and uninteresting clothes, she is reading “Child Psychology”. In blackness … Continue reading

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Christmas Encore (2017) – reviewed by George

Charlotte Lacy (Maggie Lawson) is struggling – attending auditions by day, working in a restaurant each evening. She tries out for a big commercial, and there’s always hope, but people keep reminding her that she was up for the lead … Continue reading

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Christmas in Angel Falls (2017) – reviewed by George

Gabby Messenger (Rachel Boston) is a romance angel under the guidance of supervisor angel Michael D’Angelo (Beau Bridges). She is very successful at uniting couples who should be together, but Michael keeps reminding her that her involvement always gets too … Continue reading

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My Christmas Prince (2017) – reviewed by George

This is a new Lifetime movie that works very well. We know, largely from watching movies like this, that love conquers even great differences in background and experience. So the basic idea is a common one. But it is rare … Continue reading

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Peter O’Toole is the voice of Sherlock Holmes in “The Baskerville Curse” – reviewed by George

Of the four Holmes cartoons (of which this is number three) it is easy to say that, despite the return of the imbalance of dialogue with music and effects sounds, this is the best of the three so far, largely … Continue reading

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Brave Little Tailor (1938) – reviewed by George

This “Treasure from the Disney Vaults” was shown last night on TCM, and it is a gem. Starts out with everybody in the walled capital worrying about the giant, while Mickey Mouse works on sewing a garment for a customer. … Continue reading

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