Monthly Archives: March 2020

Inkheart (2008) – reviewed by George

There are people who can read a story out loud and bring the characters right out of the book – living and breathing. These people are called Silvertongues, and some don’t know they have this gift until it is too … Continue reading

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The Wedding Ringer (2015) – reviewed by George

I thought this would be a good followup to “I Love You, Man’”, but it’s loud, it’s exaggerated beyond sanity, and it’s loud. It’s basically the same plot: Josh Gad has no male friends and has just become engaged to … Continue reading

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I Love You, Man (2008) – reviewed by George

This soft-R comedy (lots of R talk, not much R action) is really funny, and deals with an engaged couple, Peter Klaven and Zooey Rice (Paul Rudd and Rashida Jones), who have just set a wedding date: September 30 in … Continue reading

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Rita Hayworth in “Down to Earth” (1947) – reviewed by George

At The Max Corkle Theatrical Agency Max (James Gleason) is being yelled at by a police lieutenant (William Frawley) and a bunch of policemen. They can’t figure how he could know about a murder five minutes before it happened. Max … Continue reading

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Johnny Depp is the voice of “Sherlock Gnomes” (2018) – reviewed by George

This marvelous CGI animated feature stars Gnomeo and Juliet (James McAvoy and Emily Blunt) and Sherlock Gnomes and Watson (Johnny Depp and Chiwetel Ejiofor), and makes some interesting comparisons between the two couples. There’s also Moriarty, a devilish cherub voiced … Continue reading

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Wedding Band, Episodes 5 and 6 (2012) – reviewed by George

Episode 5: Get Down On It The boys congregate at Stevie’s to go to their afternoon gig (a wedding) together. And they discover that Courtney Love has left her band’s instruments with Stevie for safe-keeping while she vacations a bit. … Continue reading

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John Nettles is Inspector Barnaby in “Midsomer Murders”, Season 1, Episode 2, Written in Blood (1997) – reviewed by George

Durrow, Southern Ireland, 1955 – Farm cottages and croplands, and a cottage door opens. Someone walks in and the old dog does not react. A shotgun is taken off the wall, and a shadow mounts the stairs. A middle-aged man, … Continue reading

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Buster Keaton in “Battling Butler” (1926) – reviewed by George

A very funny movie about pretending to be someone else, and then having to keep it up much longer than you dreamed. Alfred Butler (Buster) is an effete rich kid with his own valet Martin (Snitz Edwards), who smooths his … Continue reading

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The Joy of Painting (1983-1994) Reviewed by Anita *****

“All you need is the desire to make things beautiful happen on canvas.” –Bob Ross If you ever thought you could not paint Bob will change all that in just one episode. Bob Ross and his show The Joy of … Continue reading

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Nine (2009) – reviewed by George

Cinecittà Studios, Rome, 1965 I’ve heard that the Broadway musical “Nine” (the source of this film) was inspired by the life of Federico Fellini. The central figure of the musical is Italian director Guido Contini (Daniel Day-Lewis). His life is … Continue reading

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