Monthly Archives: June 2020

Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985) – reviewed by George

The Hudson River tells us we’re in New York, and a policeman (Fred Ward under heavy makeup) having a very late dinner alone in his squad car, opens the action. He sees two guys chasing a smaller man, and as … Continue reading

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Aladdin and the Death Lamp (2012) – reviewed by George

Thousands of years ago in the Age of Jinns, three brave warriors bearing the marks of the elements, battled a rogue Jinn with a thirst for blood. It was both dangerous and difficult because banishment would mean opening a portal … Continue reading

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Jane Doe: Vanishing Act (2005) – reviewed by George

I was unaware of the Jane Doe series of movies on Hallmark Mysteries and Movies, but saw a marathon announced and set up Number One to be recorded. I planned to just sit and watch the others, but forgot all … Continue reading

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Separate Tables (1958) – reviewed by George

This is really a gift to actors. So well-written with so many great parts, it just purrs along fueled by great performances. The setting is Hotel Beauregard, Bournemouth, England, which advertises “Three Minutes from the Sea, Fine Cuisine, Separate Tables.” … Continue reading

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Jonny Lee Miller is Sherlock Holmes in “Elementary”, Season 7, Episode 13 (2019) – reviewed by George

Episode 13: The Last Bow Okay, Odin Reichenbach (James Frain) was tried, found guilty, and sentenced to 148 years in prison. And today, about three years later, Joan Watson (Lucy Liu) is being interviewed on “Morning Show” by Joan Lunden. … Continue reading

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Darren McGavin as Carl Kolchak in “Kolchak: The Night Stalker”, Season 1, Episodes 17 and 18 (1975) – reviewed by George

Episode 17: Legacy of Terror A big star of the NFL has his heart cut out with a dull knife. Then a decorated Green Beret, who proved himself in the Vietnam War, is attacked by a bunch of Aztecs and … Continue reading

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Stan and Ollie (2018) – reviewed by George

Actors really are a very special bunch of people. This funny, touching, lovable portrait of two great comedians who wanted to work only with each other (although there were tough times when they were apart and still worked) is nothing … Continue reading

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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) – reviewed by George

France: 1641 James McCullen, called Scottish Pig by his captors, stands accused by the French of selling arms to the enemies of King Louis XIII, while also selling arms to Louis. McCullen’s reply, not exactly a defense, is that Louis … Continue reading

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Our First Book Review: “I Must Say – My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend” by Martin Short – reviewed by George

What can I say? When one of your favorite comic actors writes a book, you read it. And maybe you are inspired to tell others about it. I am. As Marty tells about his life, and the creation of each … Continue reading

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Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (2013) – reviewed by George

Professor Noam Chomsky is a brilliant man, erudite yet patient. And I’m truly sorry to report that for me at least, this film does him no favors, indeed quite the opposite. It opens with a long animated section supposedly of … Continue reading

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