Monthly Archives: January 2020

Jonny Lee Miller is Sherlock Holmes in “Elementary”: Season 5, Episodes 10, 11, and 12 (2016 and 2017) – reviewed by George

Episode 10: Pick Your Poison Shinwell (Nelsan Ellis) shows his appreciation for Episode 9 by refinishing (and making really beautiful) a very old chess table from the basement of the brownstone. Sherlock is not happy, appreciative, or even mildly pleased. … Continue reading

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The Legend of Tarzan (2016) – reviewed by George

A new Tarzan for a new century, in a new film! Well, the 21st century is only 1/5 over, so that’s still new, and the movie was released two plus years ago, so even newer! This Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgard) is … Continue reading

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Us (2019) – reviewed by George

An unusual horror movie – very original and surprising. A young girl, Addy Thomas (Madison Curry), goes to a carnival with her parents. Her mother (Anna Diop) is overprotective, a worrier, and her father (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) is more sure … Continue reading

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The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh (1964) – reviewed by George

I bought this BlueRay thinking it was a movie, but it proved to be three episodes of Disney’s “The Wonderful World of Color” with Walt himself as host. The story revolves around a clergyman, Dr. Christopher Syn (Patrick McGoohan) who … Continue reading

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She Wouldn’t Say Yes (1945) – reviewed by George

This is supposed to be a screwball comedy. Well, at least it’s screwy. Two people are boarding a train out of New York. One is a psychiatrist returning to her home and office in Chicago after working with veterans: Dr. … Continue reading

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Incendiary Blonde (1945) – reviewed by George

Kind of unusual to begin a biographical movie with the main character’s funeral, but that’s how they start this tale of the life and times of Texas Guinan (Betty Hutton), with her father (Barry Fitzgerald) and friend Tim Callahan (Bill … Continue reading

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Jonny Lee Miller is Sherlock Holmes in “Elementary”: Season 5, Episodes 7, 8, and 9 (2016) – reviewed by George

Episode 7: Bang Bang Shoot Chute Shinwell (Nelsan Ellis) may be talking to gang members (a parole violation), and two men in parachutes jump off a skyscraper. Only one man makes it safely, gathering up his chute and running. The … Continue reading

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Wakefield (2016)–Reviewed by Anita ***

Good effort by Robin Swicord (Director) but falls short anyhow. Wakefield is an unusual comedy-drama, and it did keep my total interest the entire movie hence the ***. I even was thoughtful throughout the film. I expect you will be … Continue reading

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Tolkien (2019) – reviewed by George

This biography of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien starring Nicholas Hoult is quite good. Yes, the film was a financial failure, but pity the people who decided to spend their ticket money on something else, because this is a really marvelous … Continue reading

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Rocketman (2019) – reviewed by George

This life story of Elton John, starring Taron Egerton, is remarkable in many ways. A biography which nevertheless has sequences that burst into Hollywood production numbers with a dancing/singing chorus, a picture with memorable lines, “You gotta kill the person … Continue reading

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