Monthly Archives: October 2018

Randolph Scott in “Ride the High Country” (1962) – reviewed by George

There are plenty of Westerns dealing with the maturing of a given western town and the subsequent decline of lawlessness and the rise of a civil society (the Randolph Scott movie Fort Worth, reviewed here last August 29, comes to mind). … Continue reading

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Sleepy Hollow (1999) Reviewed by Anita *****

Excellent version of the legendary story, Sleepy Hollow it is a must see for any season. Especially this time of year, or winter I should say. Tim Burton’s directional magic is all over this gothic, rich, oddly sexy story. A … Continue reading

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The Return of the Musketeers (1989)- reviewed by George

In this third and last Richard Lester-directed Musketeers movie (Based on Alexandre Dumas’s “Twenty Years After”), only D’Artagnan (Michael York) is still a musketeer, and he has been stalled at Lieutenant for 20 years. A second generation is featured: Athos’s … Continue reading

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: Season Three, Disc Seven (1967) – reviewed by George

Episode 19: The Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bottle of Rum Affair On a dock in Hong Kong Napoleon (Robert Vaughn) watches from hiding as Illya (David McCallum) climbs mooring ropes to get on a freighter. A man (Kevin Hagen) and a … Continue reading

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Hocus Pocus (1993) – reviewed by George

The perfect Halloween movie for everybody, this is a funny story about witches and witchcraft with almost no scares at all. And that is because the witches are played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy. The Sanderson … Continue reading

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The Spanish Cape Mystery (1935) – reviewed by George

Based on an Ellery Queen novel, the film has the characteristic depth and difficulty to solve that readers of the Queen novels expect. Ellery (Donald Cook) and his friend Judge Macklin (Berton Churchill) are preparing to fly NYC to California … Continue reading

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The Phantom of Crestwood (1932) – reviewed by George

A collaboration between NBC and RKO culminated in this film. First a radio serial which ended without revealing the killer, it was the first salvo of a stunt that left audiences in the dark and then asked people to write … Continue reading

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Jason Gray Stanford as the voice of Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century” – Episodes 10,11,&12 (1999) – reviewed by George

Episode 10: The Adventure of the Mazarin Chip (Inspired by The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) A building in New London blows up and Chief Inspector Grayson (William Samples) despatches three patrol cars, one piloted … Continue reading

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The Big Circus (1959) – reviewed by George

A big colorful circus movie about the aftermath of the dissolution of the Borman-Whirling Circus, whose dueling owners are definitely on the outs. Henry “Hank” Whirling (Victor Mature) is going out on his own to underserved parts of the country … Continue reading

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Randolph Scott in “Comanche Station” (1959) – reviewed by George

A man rides alone through rough country, with a Winchester stuck in its holster on his saddle and holding the lead to a pack horse. As he rides down a path to a valley, which is shaped like a bowl, … Continue reading

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