Monthly Archives: January 2018

Hayley Mills in “Summer Magic” (1963) – reviewed by George

Hayley’s 4th Disney movie is again based on a book, this time Kate Douglas Wiggin’s book “Mother Carey’s Chickens”. Hayley plays Nancy Carey, the oldest of three children, her two younger sibs both boys: Gilbert or Gilly (Eddie Hodges) and … Continue reading

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Wild Wild West (1965-1969) TV Series-Reviewed by Anita ****

You like Westerns, you love sexy James Bond.  Does your heart jumps at all the action? If you fit that statement this is the TV show for you.  It is a brilliant merging of genres.  A bit comic book campy … Continue reading

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Bon Voyage + Aventure Malgache (1944) – reviewed by George

Alfred Hitchcock returned to England in 1944 to film these two short films (about an hour to see both), which were designed to be shown in France to resistance workers as encouragement (and to an extent as cautionary tales) to … Continue reading

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The Nine Circles of Hell – Comment by George

There ought to be a tenth circle just for people who make commercials. Of all the assaults on the beautiful language that we all share, none are worse than those perpetrated on us all by the makers of commercials. There … Continue reading

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Wednesday Night TV: A Quandary – Comment by George

With the addition of “Waco” to the lineup of Paramount Network (formerly Spike), Wednesday night has turned into an even greater TV night, but it’s very difficult to watch everything I want to see. This is the schedule: 8, 7C … Continue reading

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Vasiliy Livanov is Sherlock Holmes in “The Mortal Fight” (1980) – reviewed by George

In Part 2 of this 3-part story, Dr. Watson (Vitaly Solomin) and Inspector Lestrade (Borislav Brondukov) meet accidentally (?) at what looks like a botanical exposition. Watson says he has to leave London for a while and asks Lestrade to … Continue reading

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Mame (1974) – reviewed by George

I really expected not to like this film because I am a firm believer that the star of a Broadway show contributes mightily to the box office results. For instance  “Mame” with Angela Lansbury played for four years. Therefore, with … Continue reading

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Hayley Mills in “in search of The Castaways” ( 1962) – reviewed by George

Hayley’s third Disney movie is an adventure with some songs and comedy. The setting (initially) is Glasgow in 1858. The story is based on a Jules Verne novel and stays very close to the novel in both names and specific … Continue reading

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Lifeboat (1944) – reviewed by George

Alfred Hitchcock’s 31st film is a character study. Nine adults and a baby from a torpedoed freighter find their way to a lifeboat. They are the only survivors, because the German sub was blown up too. Only Constance “Connie” Porter … Continue reading

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Dark Angel- Reviewed by Anita *****

Dark Angel is a true story about England’s most infamous serial killer Mary Ann Cotton.  This charming, sexually charismatic Victorian lady was born to a bleak life in a small, poor mining village in northeast England.  Ironically her birthday is … Continue reading

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