Monthly Archives: October 2019

Theater of Blood (1973) – reviewed by George

Now, here’s a movie for you to watch tonight to celebrate Halloween! The opening credits are intercut with scenes from silent movies of Shakespeare’s plays, scenes of death or murder, a really marvelous idea. The basic plot involves a Shakespearean … Continue reading

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Willard (1971) – reviewed by George

Willard Stiles (Bruce Davison) is kind of a hopeless case. Literally everybody browbeats this guy, and he doesn’t do anything to defend himself. His tormenters include his mother Henrietta (Elsa Lanchester), his boss Mr. Martin (Ernest Borgnine), and even the … Continue reading

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Sans Soleil (Sunless) (1983) – reviewed by George

A cameraman, Sandor Krasna, roams around the world (but mainly Japan) filming and writing letters to a female friend back in Paris. Alexandra Stewart reads the letters as narration for the original French version of the film, and Florence Delay … Continue reading

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Goosebumps (2015) – reviewed by George

Perfect for Halloween viewing, with some very scary moments and some terrifying ones as well. Also humor and some twists. Zach (Dylan Minnette) is sent to live with his Aunt Gale (Amy Ryan), who also works at the local high … Continue reading

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TV Tips (FOX) – by George

“The Masked Singer” was one of my favorite shows last season, and somehow it’s even better this year. The cast is unchanged: Host = Nick Cannon, Judges = Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg, Ken Jeong, and Nicole Scherzinger. The show … Continue reading

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Lucille Ball in “Her Husband’s Affairs” (1947) – reviewed by George

This movie takes “silly” to, not just a new high, but to a whole new dimension. The first time I laughed was at about 27 minutes in. And I think that was the last time too. Margaret Weldon (Lucille) is … Continue reading

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Jonny Lee Miller is Sherlock Holmes in “Elementary” Season 3, Episodes 22, 23, and 24 (2015) – reviewed by George

Episode 22: The Best Way Out Is Always Through Holmes buys the Stanley Cup online, but just to test it for authenticity. If it’s the right one he will return it to the National Hockey League. Two young men walk … Continue reading

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Sid and Judy (2019) – reviewed by George

This documentary/biography is a clever mash-up of newsreel footage and clips from movies, concerts, and TV shows. And the narration is handled by Jon Hamm as the voice of Sid Luft, Judy’s third husband and manager, supplemented with quotes from … Continue reading

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The Snowman (2017) – reviewed by George

This murder mystery/thriller is certainly one of the sickest I’ve ever seen. At a lonesome house in rural Norway a boy (Michael Yates) is downstairs and his mother (actress?) is upstairs. A car pulls up, and the boy yells out, … Continue reading

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Anything (2017) – reviewed by George

Early Landry (John Carroll Lynch) is a widower – his wife died in a car wreck, and he just can’t move on. He moves to Los Angeles and moves in with his sister Laurette (Maura Tierney) and her family: husband … Continue reading

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