Monthly Archives: March 2019

The Adventures of Tintin (2011) – reviewed by George

I’ve read the Tintin graphic novels by Herge, I’ve seen the cartoon series of Tintin adventures, and I love Tintin, but this was overwhelming. Thrilling, inspiring, delightful, completely absorbing, and totally enthralling. One of the best films I’ve ever seen. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Ben Stiller in “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” (2013) – reviewed by George

Interesting, scenic, touching, but it has no tangible connection to the so-called source material. When Danny Kaye daydreamed he created a new name, a new persona, a completely unreal milieu. Surely this closely resembles the Thurber story. Ben Stiller stars … Continue reading

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Robert Downey Jr. is Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” – reviewed by George

This pits Holmes and Watson (Jude Law) against Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris), who is trying in 1891 to start a World War. The winner? Who cares! Moriarty just wants to be the one, the only one, selling bullets and bandages. … Continue reading

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The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) Reviewed by Anita *****

I love a movie with intermission and this one has it. The Agony and the Ecstasy is a biographical novel made into an epic film written by the American author Irving Stone. The docudrama is the telling of true story … Continue reading

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Claudine (1974) Reviewed by Anita ***.5

Flipping through channels late last Saturday night I ran across James Earl Jones as a garbage man, a VERY young James Earl Jones. My interest was piqued so I gave the obscure late-late night movie a try. I’m happy to … Continue reading

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U.N.C.L.E. Movie # 7: “The Helicopter Spies” – reviewed by George

Using the two-parter “The Prince of Darkness Affair” as a basis, this movie actually has relatively few changes, the main one being that both times Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn) visits Laurie Sebastian (Julie London) she has a man in her … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Lady (1997) Reviewed by Anita ***

Great period drama about the confines of society, the cruelty of gold diggers, and the heart ache of young love, all woven together in Portrait of a Lady directed by Jane Campion. Isabel Archer (Nicole Kidman) is at her most … Continue reading

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The House With Clocks In The Walls (2018) Reviewed by Anita ***

Jack Black brings his general fun self to the screen as Uncle Jonathan in this fantasy/thriller.  Along side the bubbly, always classy Cate Blanchett who is the feisty witchy neighbor/friend Mrs. Zimmerman. These two come together in a very Harry … Continue reading

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Danny Kaye in “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” (1947) – reviewed by George

In Pert Amboy, New Jersey, Walter Mitty (Danny) is driving to the train station with his mother (Fay Bainter), so she can have the car for the rest of the day, but for what I don’t know, since she is … Continue reading

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Eleanor Parker is “The Woman in White” (1948) – reviewed by George

Walter Hartright (Gig Young) narrates, “I came to Limmeridge seven years ago, the night of April 4, 1851.” His train gets in after dark and he asks if a carriage from Limmeridge House has come for him, but the carriage … Continue reading

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