Monthly Archives: August 2019

Crimson Peak (2015) – reviewed by George

A young woman, Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska), says that she knows there are ghosts – she has seen them. The first was her mother, some years after she had died of black cholera, a disease that left her so disfigured … Continue reading

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Benedict Cumberbatch is Sherlock Holmes in “His Last Vow” (2014) – reviewed by George

Charles Augustus Magnussen (Lars Mikkelsen) is being questioned by some sort of government body led by Lady Smallwood (Lindsay Duncan). Afterwards he goes home to a huge place, a modernistic palace. In his library, which is almost clinical, he looks … Continue reading

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London Has Fallen (2016) – reviewed by George

A series of dire headlines of terrorism around the globe start the film, which then centers on a young man, Kamran Barkawi (Waleed Zuaiter) reporting to his father, Aamir Barkawi (Alon Aboutboul) about killing a traitor, as his sister’s wedding … Continue reading

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Olympus Has Fallen (2013) – reviewed by George

At Camp David President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart), First Lady Margaret Asher (Ashley Judd), and their young son Connor (Finley Jacobsen) are preparing to leave for a fund raiser. The head of their security detail, Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), is … Continue reading

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Dumb Caption # 50 (sort of an unwelcome milestone, huh?) – The Weather Channel – Reported by George

Earlier today on the Weather Channel one of the weather-casters said, “Even small compact storms can cause a lot of misery” And the caption? “Even small compact storms can cause a lot of Missouri.” I’ve stopped fretting – now I … Continue reading

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Seven Keys to Baldpate (1947) – reviewed by George

Behind the opening credits a train hurtles through a light snow and the score reinforces the idea of train travel. Mystery novelist Kenneth Magee (Phillip Terry) is in his compartment typing away when the porter comes to tell him that … Continue reading

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Seven Keys to Baldpate (1935) – reviewed by George

This is a bit spookier and also a bit less funny than the 1929 version, but the main problem is that the two surprises at the end have been eliminated. WHY? The movie starts, not with the bet, which is … Continue reading

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Some American Stand Up Reviewed by Anita

I’ve been feeling routine with my viewing lately so I decided to switch it up a notch. I randomly looked up Stand Up and I’m happy to say Amazon Prime was there for me. If you’re tired of the same … Continue reading

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Seven Keys to Baldpate (1929) – reviewed by George

First, a book by Earl Derr Biggers, then a play by George M. Cohan, then a series of films; this is a very popular property, due to its mix of suspense and comedy, its fast pace, and its two surprise … Continue reading

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Megalodon (2018) – reviewed by George

A Russian sub is trying to cut into the Southern Pacific Communications Cable to steal secrets, but the cable is about 10 inches thick, so the work is very slow. As the sub commander, Ivanov (Ego Mikitas), goes from anger … Continue reading

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