Monthly Archives: December 2018

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) – reviewed by George

The aliens defeated in the first film (1996) are back for revenge in this sequel, and their technology is even more awesome. This flick is really cool because so many of the actors from the first film are back – … Continue reading

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Deadpool 2 (2018) – reviewed by George

When I reviewed “Deadpool” I called it the best super hero movie ever made, a statement I still agree with. This film is very good, but anything would suffer some by comparison with the first movie, and this suffers mainly … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Pets (2016) – reviewed by George

This is a fun and funny animated adventure movie about a dog Max (voice of Louis C.K.), perfectly happy in his apartment with his mistress Katie (voice of Ellie Kemper), until she brings home a rescue dog from the shelter … Continue reading

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Matt Frewer is Sherlock Holmes in “The Case of the Whitechapel Vampire” (2002) – reviewed by George

Holmes is busily preaching the scientific approach to Watson of all people, just because Watson (Kenneth Welsh) said he could understand people paying spiritualists to contact their dead loved ones, when Mrs. Hudson (Kathleen McAuliffe) bursts in with a message … Continue reading

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George Burns and Gracie Allen in “Love in Bloom” (1935) – reviewed by George

Burns and Allen are much funnier here than in last week’s “Six of a Kind”. Oddly though, while they get 1st and 2nd billing playing George and Gracie Downey, the  actor-singers who are billed 3rd and 4th get a lot … Continue reading

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Mrs. Santa Claus (1996) – reviewed by George

This is my favorite Christmas Movie, period. “What about you, Mrs. Claus? Another Christmas Eve alone?” (Resigned, but smiling) “After the first 100 years or so, you get used to it.” It is almost Christmas in 1910. Mrs. Claus and … Continue reading

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Marrying Father Christmas (2018) – reviewed by George

Last year I reviewed “Finding Father Christmas”, a movie first shown in 2016, on November 9, 2017, and then reviewed the new sequel “Engaging Father Christmas” on November 13, 2017. This year Part Three is being shown on Hallmark Movies … Continue reading

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The Greatest Showman (2017) – reviewed by George

This thrilling and touching musical uses the life of P.T. Barnum as a springboard to examine how we let other people define us, and how that isn’t possible unless we allow it; be who you are, do what you feel … Continue reading

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Harold Lloyd in “High and Dizzy” (1920) and “Now or Never” (1921) – reviewed by George

# 1: High and Dizzy – The Boy (Harold Lloyd) has moved into professional practice after having graduated from medical school as an MD, PhD, and TNT. Still, he has no patients, so when a man and a younger woman … Continue reading

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Matt Frewer as Sherlock Holmes in “The Royal Scandal” (2001) – reviewed by George

In this mash-up of “A Scandal in Bohemia” and “The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans” Sherlock has to outwit the brilliant and destructive Irene Adler (Liliana Komorowska) AND deal with the Crown Prince (Robin Wilcock) over a photograph Irene has … Continue reading

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