Monthly Archives: April 2019

Olivia Vinall is “The Woman in White” (2017) – reviewed by George

This second 5-hour miniseries version of the book has much to recommend it. Important (to me at least): the same actress plays both Laura Fairlie and Anne Catherick. And further, Count Fosco is much younger, Frederick Fairlie is still neurotic … Continue reading

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Too Many Girls (1940) – reviewed by George

This black and white musical is based on the Rodgers and Hart musical play with book by George Marion Jr. Oddly, the only song I was familiar with was “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was”. The rest of the … Continue reading

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Do You Know This Voice? (1964) – reviewed by George

A short, taut thriller about a woman who ignores police advice and tells the newspaper that she saw the man who made the call in a public box demanding ransom for their kidnapped son from the Wilsons (Alan Edwards and … Continue reading

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The Watch (2012) – reviewed by George

Only slightly gory, this horror-humor amalgamation is pretty good. Ben Stiller plays Evan, manager of the local Costco, last day-time employe to leave, and Joe Nunez plays the night watchman Antonio Guzman. Evan talks to Antonio about stuff and then … Continue reading

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Jonny Lee Miller is Sherlock Holmes in Elementary: Season One, Episodes 1, 2, and 3 (2012) – reviewed by George

Episode 1: Pilot Okay, in this iteration, which I am watching for the first time, Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miler) is a recovering addict who broke out of the treatment facility on the day he was to be released, and is … Continue reading

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The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. – Season One, Episodes 1-3 (1966) – reviewed by George

Episode 1: The Dog-Gone Affair U.N.C.L.E. agent April Dancer (Stephanie Powers) is on a flight to Greece, hiding a small female dachshund, Putzi (Florentine’s Princess Heidi) in her large handbag under the adjoining empty seat. Unfortunately Thrush is suspicious and … Continue reading

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Danny Kaye in “Hans Christian Andersen” (1952) – reviewed by George

Golly, what a wonderful movie! I watched it, pausing frequently to take notes as usual, and as soon as it was over, I just watched it again. This is a new Danny Kaye playing Hans Christian Andersen. He’s not goofy … Continue reading

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Susan Vidler is “The Woman in White” (1997) – reviewed by George

This is a movie slightly less than two hours long, yet is dense and crams in more plot than either of the two earlier versions reviewed. In fact, I think this is the best version, and since next week’s final … Continue reading

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O. Henry’s Full House (1952) – reviewed by George

I wish more movies followed this format. The movie is approx. 2 hours long and consists of five short films taken from O. Henry short stories. As narrator John Steinbeck notes, O. Henry was the pen name of William Sidney … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Tintin: “The Castafiore Emerald” (1992) – reviewed by George

This “The Adventures of Tintin” is an animated TV series that consisted of 22-minute episodes, and most stories (like this one) required two episodes to tell. It was a French-Canadian co-production shown on HBO in 1991 and ’92, and as … Continue reading

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