Monthly Archives: February 2019

U.N.C.L.E. Movie # 3: “One Spy Too Many” (1965) – reviewed by George

This is based on the first and second episodes of Season Two, a two-parter: “The Alexander the Greater Affair”. Added footage basically deals with Maude (Yvonne Craig), the Channel D girl who relays calls to Mr. Waverly (Leo G. Carroll) … Continue reading

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Meghan Markle in “Anti-Social” (2015) – reviewed by George

Meghan Markle’s last film before her marriage is the story of two half-brothers: one, Dee (Greg Sulkin) is a street tagger, the other, Marcus (Josh Myers) is the leader of a smash-and-grab quartet that specializes in riding their motorcycles into … Continue reading

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Nick Richert is “The Man in the Iron Mask” (1997) – reviewed by George

This is a very different version, but a very interesting one. For some time there is little action, but lots of humor. The film begins with Alexandre Dumas (William Richert) telling his mistress the story he has just finished writing … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged, Part III: Who Is John Galt? (2014) – reviewed by George

Another all-new cast! Starts at a meeting of automobile factory employees where they are told that from now on they will be paid by need rather than by responsibility, so that those who need more will get more. John Galt … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged, Part II: The Strike (2012) – reviewed by George

Part One earned only about a quarter of its production costs at the box office, and it took real stubbornness to produce Part Two. The cast is totally new. Sometime in the near future railroads have reemerged as the only … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged, Part I (2011) – reviewed by George

September, 2016. The U.S. is in turmoil. Crime in the Middle East has cut off oil imports, and gasoline is up to $37.50 a gallon. Taggart Transcontinental has become perhaps the most important railroad in the country, so when a … Continue reading

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Ben Syder is Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes” (2009) – reviewed by George

Now this is reimagining-reinventing! Holmes is a small man and looks somewhat over thirty; Watson (Gareth David-Lloyd: Ianto Jones on  “Torchwood”) is taller, looks about twenty-nine, and is bulkier without being fat. Holmes’s brother is not Mycroft; his name is … Continue reading

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U.N.C.L.E. Movie # 2: “One of Our Spies Is Missing” (1965) – reviewed by George

This film is made of footage shot for a two-parter on the TV show: “The Bridge of Lions Affair”and from some additional footage shot for this film. It sends Illya (David McCallum) to London’s Soho district to find out who … Continue reading

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Leonardo DiCaprio is “The Man in the Iron Mask” (1998) – reviewed by George

Paris 1662 – Porthos (Gerard Depardieu) brings prostitutes to Aramis (Jeremy Irons), and of course finds him praying. Porthos sends the women away, telling them “Tomorrow..” The resulting R-rated conversation degenerates into a fight which is interrupted by D’Artagnan (Gabriel … Continue reading

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Knowing (2009) – reviewed by George

This sci-fi thriller has a score that magnifies the suspense and the destruction in the story very successfully, and it has really great FX. The story starts in Lexington, Massachusetts in 1959. Lucinda Embry (Lara Robinson) is a strange child … Continue reading

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