Monthly Archives: September 2019

Albert Finney is Hercule Poirot in “Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express” (1974) – reviewed by George

1930 – the Long island Home of the Armstrongs A mewspaper photo of the mansion and the headline “Armstrong Baby Kidnapped”, with a subhead “Crushed Toys, Crushed Hopes” and a photo of baby things broken on the floor. Then we … Continue reading

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) – reviewed by George

This two-hour animated feature brings together Spider-Men (and -Women and -other life forms) from different universes in aid of Earth’s new Spiderman, a middle-school student named Miles Morales (voice of Shamiek Moore). Miles has taken and aced a test that … Continue reading

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Eating Out: Drama Camp (2011) – reviewed by George

Another summer camp film (like “Camp”, reviewed August 22, 2019), this camp (the name is clear) specializes in drama. The camp is Dick Dickey’s Drama Camp, and we see some of the kids, pretty much high school age, at home … Continue reading

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Jonny Lee Miller is Sherlock Holmes in “Elementary”: Season 3, Episodes 10, 11, and 12 – reviewed by George

Episode 10: Seed Money At an NA meeting Kitty (Ophelia Lovibond) shares that her initial plan was to learn from her mentor and leave. But now she has friends and life is good. After the meeting, one of the participants, … Continue reading

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Clara Bow in “The Primrose Path” (1925) – reviewed by George

The older son of the Armstrong family is squandering his life on the Primrose Path – the path of folly, bordered by beautiful blossoms that beckon the young. I hope you can tell I didn’t write that, but am quoting … Continue reading

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Rowan Atkinson in “Johnny English Strikes Again” (2018) – reviewed by George

At MI7 one lone night duty agent (Kevin Eldon) is monitoring all the screens in the data room. Except he’s not. He’s playing games on his cell phone. So when someone starts revealing the identities of all of MI7’s agents, … Continue reading

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Rowan Atkinson in “Johnny English Reborn” (2011) – reviewed by George

This is magnificent movie-making. Agent One (Eric Carte) has a problem. A contact will only talk to Johnny English, and his information is sorely needed. But English did a cockup in Mozambique five years ago that really disgraced MI7, and … Continue reading

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Rowan Atkinson in “Johnny English” (2003) – reviewed by George

Johnny English sneaks into a mansion, past guard dogs, armed men, and one armed woman. He proceeds with great panache and total confidence, winning all encounters. Then his daydream is interrupted. He’s told that Agent One (Greg Wise) is on … Continue reading

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The Mikado (1987) – reviewed by George

It’s probably obvious that I’m a lover of stage musicals, so you might think I’d know a lot of Gilbert and Sullivan. Well, you’d be wrong. Go beyond “H.M.S. Pinafore” and “The Pirates of Penzance” and I’m lost. So it … Continue reading

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Harold Lloyd in “Number, Please?” (1920) – reviewed by George

“An old, old story of men who have loved, lost, and tried to forget. Some seek the whispering shadows of the great outdoors, haunted always by the face of the ‘one girl’. Some would lose ‘her’ image in the mystic … Continue reading

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