Monthly Archives: May 2019

Jonny Lee Miller is Sherlock Holmes in “Elementary”: Season One, Episodes 16, 17, and 18 (2013) – reviewed by George

Episode 16: Details Sherlock is testing Joan’s (Lucy Liu) ability to defend herself by throwing things at her when she’s not looking, etc., and Detective Marcus Bell (Jon Michael Hill) messages Captain Gregson (Aidan Quinn) from his car that he’s … Continue reading

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The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.: Season One, Episodes 16 (1966), 17 and 18 (1967) – reviewed by George

Episode 16: The U.F.O. Affair Just when the show was hitting its stride, here we are back to unfunny and ridiculous. Example: the U.F.O. is shown in trouble in flight, shifting from side to side (literally – first one side … Continue reading

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Danny Kaye in “On the Double” (1961) – reviewed by George

England, 1944: German spies receive instructions from Hitler himself to “Kill General MacKenzie-Smith!” Why Smith (Danny Kaye)? Because he is drawing up the plan for the Allied Invasion of Europe. However, the British are putting together Project 402, which means … Continue reading

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Joshua Silver in “The Moonstone” (2016) – reviewed by George

After enjoying last week’s movie-length version so much, I was only somewhat excited about this miniseries version: five episodes of about 45 minutes each. But I guess the only reason to remake something is the thought that you can do … Continue reading

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Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock? (2006) – reviewed by George

Do you want to see irrefutable evidence that some experts will absolutely not deign even to consider that they might be just a little bit wrong? (Horrors!) Well, watch this documentary and see for yourself. Teri Horton, a retired long-haul … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018) – reviewed by George

Like many sequels this is not as good as the original, but there’s still a lot to like here. The leads are Ranger Jake Pentecost (John Boyega), Ranger Nate Lambert (Scott Eastwood), and Amara Namani (Cailee Spaeny). Amara is young, … Continue reading

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Let’s Do It Again (1953) – reviewed by George

A musical comedy about a Broadway marriage: he writes musicals and she performs in them (just not his, as far as I could tell). The problem is he likes to stay away and make music with other singers, always chaperoned … Continue reading

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Jonny Lee Miller is Sherlock Holmes in “Elementary”: Season One, Episodes 13, 14, and 15 (2013) – reviewed by George

Episode 13: The Red Team While Holmes obsesses over the “figment” Moriarty, Joan (Lucy Liu) visits a therapist who tells her she has been living with Sherlock for a week unpaid. Leave, already! Joan says Sebastian Moran (I was right! … Continue reading

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The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.: Season One, Episodes 13, 14, and 15 (1966) – reviewed by George

Episode 13: The Little John Doe Affair Mark (Nigel Harrison) is laid up with an injured leg, so April (Stephanie Powers) has to be the bodyguard for Joey Celeste (Pernell Roberts) without backup. And a contract is out on Joey’s … Continue reading

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Danny Kaye in “Merry Andrew” (1958) – reviewed by George

This musical comedy has two settings: a British boarding school and a traveling Italian circus. At The Larabee School Founded by Sir Ruthven Larabee, the headmaster is Matthew Larabee (Noel Purcell) and three of the teachers are his sons: Dudley … Continue reading

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